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Revitalisation of Small Harbour Towns and Cities - a Solution Driven Exchange Programme Following the Study Pilot in Interreg IIC (RevitHar)
Start date: Sep 29, 2003, End date: Jan 30, 2008 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of the RevitHar project was to manage change in small urban port settlements experiencing economic turndown giving a more balanced spatial structure, attractive waterfronts, harbour environments and stronger spatial and functional linkages to effect sustainable development. In a broader perspective, the aim of the project was to provide learning strategies for adequate revitalisation of harbour towns around the North Sea area. This will strengthen community and outside perception of their attractiveness and heighten their competitiveness with potential investors. Achievements: novel in EU territory, the project was a European initiative involving six towns in Germany, the Netherlands and Scotland to improve negative image and reinvigorate communities. For instance, the project helped the areas in Aberdeenshire (UK) bring unemployment to its lowest. All three towns, Macduff, Peterhead and Fraserburgh were all performing better and moving closer to the Aberdeenshire average. The improvements made have inspired community groups to take a more active role in their areas. In addition, findings/results will be implemented by the Aberdeenshire Towns Partnerships.Additional investments have already been made (Eemsmondgebouw, € 800,000). New investments are planned (approximately € 1,000,000). These investments will invest approximately € 200,000 (additional to the RevitHar project) as a start.
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  • 2000 - 2006 North Sea Region
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