The CAPE AB project partnership:
The Europe for Citizens Network project CAPE AB will be jointly implemented by a partnership of organisations from AT, IT, HR, SI, BiH, RS and HU. Please see below for more information about single project partners.
1. Land Steiermark (AT) - project co-ordinator
The Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung (Land Steiermark) is the Federal Government for the Province of Styria in Austria and is therefore responsible for all municipalities in the region. The department for European and External Affairs is co-ordinating all external relations of the regional government on regional partnership level in Europe and beyond. Besides this the department is hosting the regional Europe Direct Information Network Center for the region of Steiermark. In this responsibilitiy and on the basis of a detailed yearly planning the information network is implementing a number of information and awareness raising activities directly targeted to municipalities and multipliers in municipalities of the region. Town twinning and the promotion of the whole Europe for Citizens Programme is one of the major priorities of the information work done. Especially the Adria-Balkan region is of key development interest for the region of Steiermark. www.steiermark.com
2. Auxilium (AT) - project partner
Auxilium is a non profit civil society organisation located in Graz / Austria with its main aim to improve cultural and education exchange between organisations and institutions in the region of south-east Europe. From 2004 Auxilium has been participating in a number of co-operation and exchange projects and strategic partnerships in the fields of education, culture, health and social sciences to support the main aims of the association. On this basis Auxilium has gathered vast experiences and built up broad expertise in the planning and implementation of transnational European co-operation projects. Auxilium had the chance to co-ordinate a number of large multilateral projects during the last years which both have been a great success and have been received very well by the target group as well as the funding authority. www.auxilium.co.at
3. Skupnost občin Slovenije (SI) - project partner
Association of Municipalities and towns of Slovenia (SOS) is the biggest representative association of municipalities, established in 1992. Association has 174 member municipalities (out of 210). Task of Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia is implementation and representation of local community’s common interests in proportion to coordination with legal and regulation acts. Among this, there are many other tasks like draw up and carry out different types of education for Member Communities, offer help and scientific advice to the Member Communities, represent common interests of the community towards the state authorities and international organizations, create common development projects and take care of Member Community’s regular informing, about issues, that are important for them. The Association works actively in the EU's COR, Congress of local and regional authorities by the EU Council, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Network Association of COPPEM. www.skupnostobcin.si
4. Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency (BiH) - project partner
Sarajevo Macro Region is an economic region, which will, through sustainable economic development, provide better quality and more prosperous life for all of its citizens and it will be an example of dynamic development region in all aspects of business, educational, cultural and sports life.
The Region will be the leader in the process of integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the European Union.
Strategic development goals of Sarajevo Macro Region, which are being accomplished through SERDA projects and programmes.
Constant institutional strengthening of SERDA and self capacity building resulted with position of leading development agency in BiH and an unavoidable factor in the economic development of the Sarajevo Macro Region and significant development stakeholder in BiH. In 2009. SERDA has established the Centre for the Support and Promotion of European Integration (CePPEI) with the overall objective of increasing the level of knowledge. www.serda.ba
5. Varaždinska županija (HR) - project partner
Varaždin County is one of 21 units of regional self-government in Croatia, located in the north-western part of Croatia. Administratively, it has 6 cities and 22 municipalities. Varaždin County today represents an important Croatian region with intense industrial and commercial activities and a strong financial sector.
The surface of Varazdin County is 1261,29 m² (2,23% of the total surface of the Republic of Croatia), and it has 175.951 inhabitants, which makes 4,16% of the total number of inhabitants in Croatia. Significant characteristic of Varazdin County geographical position is the border with the Republic of Slovenia and proximity to the borders with Austria and Hungary. It is one of the territorially smaller, but at the same time one of the most densely populated Croatian counties.
According to the Act on Regional and Local Self-Government, competences of counties are: education, health care, spatial planning, economic development and transport infrastructure, education. www.vzz.hr
6. STALNA KONFERENCIJA GRADOVA I OPSTINA (RS) - project partner
SCTM as the national association of all local governments in Serbia represents their interests and is highly dedicated to the promotion and capacity development of local self-government, fostering cooperation and dialogue among local authorities, providing linkages between local self-government with national government and state organizations. SCTM also supports international cooperation of municipalities and towns and serves as a key point in the flow of information on all issues of importance to LGs. In last decade SCTM has several projects financed by EU and bilateral donors, aimed at supporting LGs in fostering civic participation and/or promotion of relevant EU practices and policies. www.skgo.org
7. Municipality of Montana di Carnia (IT) - project partner
Municipality of Montana di Carnia is a public local authority whose functions regard population and territory, in particular on social, local development, and culture policies.
It is the local administration centre for 40 villages representing 40.000 inhabitants. The municipality has about 350 workers and it has a professional establishment. The most important activity areas are the fields of energy as well as the preservation of local and regional heritage. At international level Montana di Carnia is particularly active in Zero Waste Alliance, that includes several authorities committed in waste reduction policies. www.comunitamontanacarnia.it
8. Self-Government Office of Vas County (HU) - project partner
The Self-Government Office of Vas County is the economic organization of the Self-Government of Vas County. Her task is to organize the county level regional development and the mezo-level spatial planning and serves especially the purposes of economic and infrastructural developments. Her tasks include the creation, management and development of international relations. The Self-Government Office of Vas County participates in the preparation, coordination and realization of development initiatives in and around Vas County and mobilizes vivid partnerships of professional organizations such as from the business, cultural and the civic spheres of life. www.vasmegye.hu