City of Warsaw
From our project partner

MECOG-CE

Project overview

Strengthening metropolitan cooperation and governance in central Europe

Urban and rural regions are growing closer together across central Europe. As a result, the focus of spatial planning moved up to the level of metropolitan regions, which include commuter belts around cities. But cooperation between a city and its hinterland often remains challenging. The MECOG-CE project overcomes this by connecting eight metropolitan regions in central Europe that identify, test and share good governance tools.

1,65m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

5

Countries

9

Regions

9

Partners

5

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

43%

About the project

The MECOG-CE project will focus on strengthening metropolitan cooperation and governance in Central Europe. The project aims to identify the best tools, procedures and examples of good practices for strengthening metropolitan cooperation and governance in Central Europe and apply them in metropolitan areas towards strengthening integrated metropolitan strategic and territorial development. The project is designed so that knowledge/tools/methods and examples of good practice can be applied to other partner cities of Central Europe that deal with metropolitan cooperation and governance development. It is therefore primarily about sharing experiences and finding best practice tools between the western part of Central Europe and its eastern part. Furthermore, thanks to MECOG-CE project, voice of metropolitan areas will be better heard and their needs well addressed. Ability of metropolitan areas to tackle global challenges, that require integrated approach, will also increase.

Project partnership

Project partners

Česko (CZ)

Lead partner

City of Brno

Address
Dominikánské náměstí 196/1
60200 Brno
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
https://www.brno.cz/uvodni-strana/

Project partner

Address
C.so Inghilterra 7
10138 Turin
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
http://www.cittametropolitana.torino.it/
Total partner budget
159,600 €
Address
Lónyay 34
1093 Budapest
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
www.mri.hu
Total partner budget
116,200 €
Planning Department
Address
Kronenstraße 25
70174 Stuttgart
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
https://www.region-stuttgart.org/
Total partner budget
242,200 €
Faculty of Science
Address
Albertov 6
128 00 Praha
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
https://cuni.cz/UKEN-1.html
Total partner budget
96,600 €
European Funds and Policy Development Department
Address
Plac Defilad 1
00-901 Warsaw
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.um.warszawa.pl
Total partner budget
154,000 €
Address
Bankowa 12
40-007 Katowice
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.us.edu.pl
Total partner budget
98,000 €
Address
Henning-von-Tresckow-Str. 2-8
D-14467 Potsdam
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.gl.berlin-brandenburg.de
Total partner budget
259,000 €
Strategic development department
Address
Prokešovo náměstí 8
72930 Ostrava
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.ostrava.cz
Total partner budget
182,000 €

Roadmap

1

Our challenge

City of Warsaw
From our project partner

Urban and rural regions are growing closer together across Central Europe, but cooperation between a city and its hinterland often remains challenging. This creates inefficiencies in various fields important for citizens and their daily life.

2

Specific problem

View of the Brno Metropolitan Area
By Pavel Gabzdyl

To tackle persisting challenges, new tools are needed to improve cooperation between cities and its hinterland - metropolitan cooperation. The potential of this cooperation is not fully exploited.

3

Our idea

Stuttgart Region
By Stuttgart partners

What if Central European metropolitan areas join forces and develop solutions for better metropolitan cooperation and governance?

4

Our solution

Ostrava
By Ostrava partners

To strengthen metropolitan cooperation and governance in metropolitan areas, new solutions will be jointly developed and will be based on existing best practices and tools for enhancing metropolitan cooperation. These will be tested and applied in partner metropolitan areas.

News

Pilot actions

Outputs

Metropolitan City of Turin
By Turin partners

We are the Metropolitan Areas – Our Common Metropolitan Vision

It is a policy advocacy document which articulates the long-term and shared position of MECOG-CE partners to promote metropolitan dimension in public policies. It argues for the relevance and importance of metropolitan dimension in European and national strategic documents and policies. Other deliverables listed below introduces the current status of metropolitan dimension, including challenges and existing best practices, which led to the creation of this vision.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
Ostrava
By Ostrava partners

New solutions enhancing metropolitan cooperation and governance

Unique and highly innovative solutions provide guidelines on implementing five key tools that enable enhancing capacities for integrated territorial development and strengthening of the metropolitan areas' efficiency in tackling the most pressing challenges.
Type of output: Solutions
In development
Brno
By Brno Region

Strategy for strengthening metropolitan cooperation and governance in Central Europe

It brings an overall model for enhancing metropolitan cooperation and governance. The Strategy serves as a unified methodology, where either the full model can be utilised by newly emerging metropolitan areas or particular parts of the methodology can be used independently. It also describes challenges, trends and best tools for metropolitan governance and cooperation models for integrated metropolitan territorial development. The strategy reflects outcomes of pilot actions and developed solutions on the implementation of five selected tools.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development
Deutschland, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Schloßplatz, Jubiläumssäule, Neues Schloss, Altes Schloss, Fernsehturm? Werner Dieterich

Action plans for strengthening metropolitan cooperation and governance

Six partner metropolitan areas develop individual action plans to implement new governance and cooperation models for metropolitan development. Outcomes of pilot actions are considered and newly developed solutions are incorporated. The action plans include a step-by-step timeline, financing plans and responsibilities. The action plans will be focused on the direct needs of partners metropolitan areas.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

Project videos

Project documents

StoryMaps

Project MECOG-CE This StoryMap introduces the project, its goal, partners and expected outcomes.
MECOG-CE metropolitan areas and their best practices StoryMap presents the metropolitan structures of each metropolitan area involved in the project and their 17 best practices.

Newsletters

November 2023 First newsletter of MECOG-CE project
March 2024 Second newsletter of MECOG-CE project

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Ondřej Cmoriak
Phone: +420 542 172 217

Finance Manager

Robert Domasta
Phone: +420 542 174 244

Communication Manager

Jana Kaštanová
Phone: +420 775 045 375