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Identifying and exchanging best practices in developing Regional Integrated Strategies in Europe (RISE)
Start date: Aug 31, 2010, End date: Apr 30, 2012 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Regional approaches to strategic planning across Europe are changing and Regional Integrated Strategies (RIS) are emerging as a way for regions to focus on cohesion and integrated sustainable development. Although RIS are emerging all across the EU, there is no single model of RIS. Instead they consist of a combination of several core thematic and spatial topics, which vary depending on the regional contexts. Nevertheless, the methodological challenges in developing and implementing a RIS remain similar and RIS can be used as a valuable tool for regeneration. Despite their growing importance, little collective or stored knowledge on RIS exists and the topic requires further investigation. The RISE project focuses on four different European regions: Randstad (NL), Zealand (DK), Västerbotten (SE) and the West Midlands (UK) Achievements: Reports:Final Report - Executive Summary PDF Final Report - Main Report PDF Final Report - How to create a RIS PDF Final Report - Annex 1, Literature Review PDF Final Report - Annex 2, Regional Profiles PDF Final Report - Annex 3, Case study Randstad PDF Final Report - Annex 4, Case study Västerbotten PDF Final Report - Annex 5, Case study West Midlands PDF Final Report - Annex 6, Case study Zealand PDF Final Report - Annex 7, Toolkit PDF Draft Final Report PDF Draft Final Report Annexes PDF Interim Report PDF Inception Report PDF Project Specification PDF

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