Work, Technology and Participation


Project description

Citizens in Central Europe increasingly want to be involved in local and regional policy-making. The GEtCoheSive project develops and tests inclusive governance practices to improve the capacity of public authorities to engage citizens from disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly regarding environmental policies and access to services. The Central European partnership between the 12 partners from Vienna (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto (Italy) as well as Vzhodna Slovenija and Zahodna Slovenija (Slovenia) implements several pilot projects and develops a transnational strategy with local action plans for four cities to strengthen the cohesion of their societies.

Project team

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel

Funded by

  • Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE and co-financed bye the European Union
  • Project duration from 04.2023 to 03.2026
  • Total funding 2.63 million euros, of which 336,000 euros are ERDF funding from the TU Berlin

Project partner

  • Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (project management and coordination)
  • Znanstvenorqziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti
  • Kulturno društvo Gmajna
  • Skupnost občin Slovenije
  • Comune d Parma
  • CIAC Centro Immigrazione Asilo e Cooperazione internazionale
  • Technische University Berlin 
  • Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien – Hilfe in Not
  • University Wien
  • ActionAid International Italia Onlus
  • Associazione regionale dei Comuni dell’Emilia-Romagna
  • Initiative für Selbständige Immigrantinnen (Initiative for self-employed immigrant women)

Authorities and administrations involved in the project as associated partners:

  • Regione Emilia Romagna
  • ASP Città di Bologna
  • Die Beauftragte des Berliner Senats für Integration und Migration (The Commissioner of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration)
  • Stadt Wien-Umweltschutz Caritas Wien (City of Vienna environmental protection Caritas Vienna)
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