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COMUS   Community-Led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns - COMUS
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Narrative (Work Plan)
01/01/2015 - 30/06/2017
JP Active  
Coordinating DG:
Directorate General of Democracy
650 000
    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives Urban regeneration processes based on European standards related to intercultural dialogue and democratic participation are implemented through community-led and place-based approaches in historic towns in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.


    Project Purpose 0      2015/DG II/JP/3306   Community-Led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns - COMUS 650 000 
    (124 Activities) Narrative
    Six to twelve historic towns (maximum of 2 per country) will test local development strategies based on the rehabilitation of heritage.
    Urban planning tools and revitalisation pilot projects are approved by town councils;
    The methodology for elaborating heritage-led strategies are validated at national and local levels and dessiminated to all historic towns in participating countries.
    Reports of Local Stateholder Groups and minutes of meetings;
    Reference Plans and Rehabilitation Pilot Projects validated and published;
    Reference documents and guidelines published in countries;
    Results communicated through the web;
    Final conference, trainings, workshops, meetings.
    Endorsement of the project principles by stakeholders;
    Mobilisation of local and national specialists;
    Evolution of the procedures and practices at national and local levels introducing the innovative approaches and practices;
    National authorities open debate on suitable improvements in national policies to stimulate integrated rehabilitation processes and develop democratic participating mechanisms;
    Private developpers invest in heritage-led projects in addition to increased public and international targeted supports.
    Expected Result 0.1 Priority interventions for regenerating the existing urban fabric consolidates the communities shared vision for the future of the pilot towns.
    Each pilot towns has approved its Reference Plan at the end of the first year with direct participation of stakeholders;
    Decision taken by town councils about the priorities to be developed within the Reference Plan.

    Decisions of the town councils;
    Promotional material for the priority action plan.
    Expected Result 0.2 Pilot heritage revitalisation projects are developped as a means to constrivute to implementing the priority local action urban plan.
    Each pilot town has elaborated two pilot revitalisation projects comprising one feasibility study and one business plan;
    Pertinent and outstanding interventions which can be implemented in a period of 3-5 years to stimulate the revitalisation of most valuable and endangered areas.

    12 to 24 feasibility studies and business plans published;
    12 to 24 targeted projects promoted toward potential investors with detailed operational implementation plan.
    Expected Result 0.3 Local professionals' capacities and elected representatives' approaches converge towards the implementation of the priority interventions.
    Each pilot town takes practical measures to sustain Project Implementation Unit staff and plan the start of practical works;
    Each pilot town is convinced about its capacity to promote coherent and feasible priority heritage-led interventions with a view to attracting future investments.

    Local administrations arrangements to devote one team on rehabilitation strategies;
    A regional pool of experts is created and regional cooperation takes place.
    Expected Result 0.4 Awarness increased about the value of the urban heritage, the capacity and interest to adapt and re-use heritage in line with modern standards of living, and the pedogogic value of exemplary interventions that can provoke snow-ball effects.
    Local debate sustained amongst the inhabitants about the future of their living environment, to make them aware of the quality of the historic environments and to support public action;
    Multiplication of local development and investments initiatives using heritage goods and values, and increasment of local associations strenghtening the civil sociaty to participate and support those initiatives;
    Acknowledgement of the cultural heritage's spill-over effects on key sectors policies related to housing, public equipment and tourism.

    Exhibitions, publications;
    Development of civil society;
    Demands for information;
    New proposals adressed to the municipalities;
    Citizens initiatives to update the list of priority actions;
    Sectorial policies including heritage-led approaches;
    Presentation of the priority action to other institutional partners.
    Expected Result 0.5 Cultura heritage is integrated into local and national policies for sustaining urban development and heritage taken into account in the decision-making process of other policy domains.
    Municipal councils adopt the Reference Plans as official documents and mobilise local resources for their middle-term implementation;
    National and regional networks of historic towns integrate the methodology with the view oto implementing it in more towns;
    International and regional cooperation increased as regards rehabilitation of historic towns;
    National authorities develop common tools and specific mechanisms enabling synergies between administrations and institutions levels.

    Local councils decisionsrelated to strategy and budget;
    Applications to national or international funding programmes; Number of historic towns or official bodies joining the meetings or adopting the reference documents;
    Number of examples of bilateral cooperaton and exchanges;
    number of national or regional programmes or meetings;
    Decisions for adapting and improving legislative frameworks, policies or strategies.

      * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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