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Situation analysis of Košice city

Analysis of present economic, social and cultural situation of the City of Košice and of trends in its social, cultural and economic dimensions. Detailed situation study will be based on the representative sample of the citizens of the city in contrast to experts' opinion.The situation analysis will be followed by the identification and analysis of the key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the City (SWOT Analysis) and by setting of vision, goals and objectives of the City of Košice.

Projects and Grants

Institute of Regional and Community Development participates in two research projects funded by International Visegrad Fund (IVF):

Comparative Study of Approaches in Solving Brownfields Issues in Partner Cities

The Comparative Study will be aimed on comparison of the basic brownfields information and individual conditions and approaches to finding brownfields solutions in the partner countries. The outcomes of this study will be used for next activities towards to creation an educational campaign. The "Opening Brownfield Revitalization Seminar", which was held in Ostrava in December 2001, initiated these activities and targeted those as the next steps in long-term cooperation among the partner cities. Duration of the project is 12 months from August 2002 to August 2003. Co-ordinator of the project is City of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Other participating partners are:

  • Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
  • Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland
  • The Brownfields Center at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, USA
  • City of Miskolc, Hungary

Eastern Policy of Innovation and Technology Transfer, Capability in Visegrad Countries

The project aims at investigate innovative and technological potential and intellectual resources countries with: Poland, Slovakia, and Czech Republic belonging to the Visegrad Countries. Research will cover areas NUTS II in each country in order to gather results applicable in programming for EU structural funds. Main goal of the project is to achieve closer co-operation and create standards among regions in the field of knowledge infrastructure and innovation and technology transfer capabilities. This goal will be reached through the exchange of experience and data concerning innovative and knowledge infrastructure between regions. Co-ordinator of the project is Technical University of Rzeszów, Poland. Other participating partners are:

  • Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
  • Technical University of Brno, Czech Republic
  • Association for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Rzeszów, Poland
  • Statistical Office, Rzeszów, Poland
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