Project - Strategies for urban Regions in the Knowledge Economy

the Programme: 2000 - 2006 URBACT I


Description: In debates about Europe’s position in the knowledge economy, the role of cities is rarely mentioned. This is quite surprising, as the knowledge economy is very much an urban economy. Moreover, generalised discussions about the knowledge economy – useful as they are – hide a very differentiated picture: some urban regions do very well, while others stay behind. This working group made an attempt to fill this gap, and put the spotlight on the role of cities and urban regions in the knowledge economy. Moreover, the group focused on the interrelations between local, regional, national and EU actions to promote the knowledge economy on the urban level. It illustrated current practices in various countries, and sought to raise discussions about improving the governance of the knowledge economy. The overall aim of the URBACT working group STRIKE is to explore further the potential of cities in stimulating competitiveness and innovation and the impact on the cities needs and the transformation in potential. The name STRIKE stands for Strategies for Towns and Regions In the Knowledge Economy. The working group started in June 2004 and undertook its work through a series of 4 seminars using external expertise to assist with the exchange. This work culminated in the production of the report ”Cities as engines of the knowledge society”
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Project Summary

Project name (EN): Strategies for urban Regions in the Knowledge Economy
Project acronym: STRIKE

Period: 2000-2006
Date of latest update: 2016-06-30

Project status: Ongoing

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 50.129,00
European Union funding: EUR 35.090,00

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Lead Partner (EN): Erasmus University Rotterdam
Lead Partner: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Address: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Address: Aachen, Germany
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Address: London, United Kingdom
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Address: Manchester, United Kingdom
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Address: Den Haag, Netherlands
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Address: Paris, France
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Address: Enschede, Netherlands
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Address: Leuven, Belgium
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Address: Münster, Germany
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