Project title: Sm@rt Region

Project type: international

Project Status: Completed

Project duration: 1 October 2006 - 31 March 2008

Financing: The project is partly financed by the EU - Interreg III B Cadses


  • SRC Bistra Ptuj (Slovenia) - Leading partner,
  • GEA College (Slovenia),
  • Mind Consult & Research Ltd (Austria),
  • Government of Styria (Austria),
  • Department for Economics and Labor (Austria),
  • ReFIT r.s. (Germany),
  • irtschaftsverband Gera - Ronneburg 2007 e.V. (Germany),
  • Regional Advisory and Information Center Presov (Slovakia),
  • Regional State Department and Presov (Slovakia),
  • Local Enterprise Agency of Somogy County (Hungary),
  • Enterprise Development Foundation of Tolna County (Hungary),
  • Euro Info Center IT 378 Veneto (Italy),
  • Municipality of Osijek (Croatia),
  • HGK-County Chamber of Varaždin (Croatian Chamber of Economy - County Chamber of Varaždin),
  • Center for Strategic Economic Studies Vojvodina-CESS (Serbia, Montenegro).

Project goals:

  • Overcome the regional imbalance in the CADSES area (Central, Adriatic, Danubian and Southeastern Europe) and the EU.
  • To overcome the imbalance in the development of urban and rural environments within the region by systematizing the promotion of the potentials of the economy's participation with regional development actors.
  • Supporting regional economies through the systematisation of interregional and cross-sectoral cooperation activities; promotion of innovation in the field of education, training, education, research and development.
  • Establishment of a standardized tool for the promotion of transnational cross-sectoral cooperation at the regional level.

Meaning for the local environment:

Results of the project

  • A review of the status of the thematic regional networking and a prepared set of potential interregional cooperation for the needs of identifying operators with knowledge and information according to the principle of standardization.
  • Pilot application of a communication and information manager model in four European regions for standardizing the concept and establishing a model in the region, including training and issuing a manual.
  • Increased level of cooperation between the regions in the project and an increased level of cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises in the field of services.
  • Develop models of cooperation in various fields, such as cross-border cultural cooperation, planning interregional projects, innovation processes in regional development.