The strategic goal of this cluster was to maximise the collective impact and visibility of projects and the North West Europe (NWE) programme, by promoting stronger communications across NWE and the wider EU.
The long-term impact of the cluster project has been NWE communities moving forward faster and with more confidence, helping these communities to meet new and existing challenges and to exploit valuable opportunities.
VALUE+ demonstrated how combining strategic planning with local involvement improved social cohesion and economic performance. It delivered innovative tools to support integration, resulting in more legitimate, open and efficient decisions. It trained up a team of Local EU Champions to promote the project.
The MANDIE Project aimed to develop methods to enhance the attractiveness and economic performance of district centres in North West Europe. It tackled the problems of selected district centres in North West Europe in close collaboration with municipalities, universities and associations.
LICI strengthened communities (cities) by reclaiming public space for public use. Following economic crises, many of cities around North West Europe (NWE) launched large and expensive urban renewal programmes which excluded people from the design. LICI sought to resolve this.
The MANAGE+ project dealt with the (post-investment) management of regenerated cultural and industrial heritage areas which have been developed into attractive destinations. The project supported sustainable management and operation of these areas taking advantage of their potential benefits.