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.
The aim of the PORTICO project was to stimulate urban development in historic cities by linking the knowledge economy to the experience economy, developing and testing new techniques and carrying out unconventional urban projects with mixed partnerships.
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.
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.
VALUE contributed to the economic prosperity, sustainability and cultural identity of North West Europe in competitive global markets. This was achieved by forming and supporting new clusters in the Cultural, Creative, Countryside, Recreation, and Hospitality (CCCRH) sectors, using uniqueness of place as a binding force and overcoming barriers to regional and transnational collaboration.