Агенция за регионално икономическо развитие - Стара Загора

Demonstrating Democracy

Demonstrating Democracy: Improving Transparency and Freedom of Information in Local Governments in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia, funded by the US State Department (July 2002 - July 2003)

REDA was the primary partner for this program to IRIS, Inc. (Iowa Resource for International Service) and coordinated activities in Europe. REDA assistеd in developing contacts with the other four cities, conducting the selection of candidates for a six-week internship in Iowa. Three participants from each city (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; Veszprem, Hungary; Tarnow, Poland; Humene, Slovakia and Maribor, Slovenia) went to Iowa in February and March 2003, where they worked in city and county administrations. A project conference was organized in June, in Hungary, which gathered again all participants from Europe and Iowa. After the conference two local government officials from Iowa went for four days in each of the CEE countries to help establish long-term partnerships.

On June 27th, 2003 all the representatives from Iowa State met in Stara Zagora for the last working meeting of the project. The Iowa guests and the Bulgarian participants shared the accumulated experience and its possible application in Bulgaria.



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Green Infrastructure Network

Brochure Green Infrastructure Network

Green Infrastructure is addressing the spatial structure of natural and semi-natural areas but also other environmental features which enable citizens to benefit from its multiple services. The underlying principle of Green Infrastructure is that the same area of land can frequently offer multiple benefits if its ecosystems are in a healthy state. Green Infrastructure investments are generally characterized by a high level of return over time, provide job opportunities, and can be a cost-effective alternative or be complementary to 'grey' infrastructure and intensive land use change. It serves the interests of both people and nature.

The Commission has produced a brochure explaining the main issues of Green Infrastructure.  More detailed background on Green Infrastructure, including relevant studies with best practice examples, can be found here.

For illustrations of the Green Infrastructure concept click here.

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