CINEMA aims to foster urban regeneration by collaborating with creative industries. A total of 22 international partners from eight countries in the Danube Region are working together on the revitalisation of urban areas and city centres over a period of two and a half years. Many inner cities suffer from desertion as a result of industrial transformation, changing consumer habits, suburbanisation, etc. At the same time the creative industries are a cradle of innovation and an underestimated economic asset in each region.
The CINEMA partnership consists of municipalities, enterprises, business support organisations, creatives and academia. The three thematic groups we are working on are
1. Revitalisation of empty floor space for creative industries: We want to develop creative spaces in previously abandoned areas and buildings. The creative industries provide great poten-tial of transforming empty spaces into quality spaces.
2. Revitalisation of retail and small businesses: Together with local creative industries we aim to prevent further loss of service infrastructure within city centres. Strengthened retail and busi-ness will increase purchasing power and economic prospects.
3. Establishment of support centres for creative industries: We want to provide an ecosystem for creative start-ups. They need to learn and to explore, to connect with other industries, in order to become a powerful and innovative force in the local economy.
In our regional pilot locations we will create roadmaps to shape new and restructure old urban economies while tackling environmental and social challenges. Check out our Facebook page, our Youtube Channel and stay updated by subscribing to our newsletter at: https://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/cinema
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