AGORA: meeting in Sofia

After over a year of travel restrictions, now AGORA project is up to speed with the physical meetings. Sofia Development Association and Sofia Municipality hosted the second physical meeting, the meeting of the Steering Committee and a transnational capacity-building seminar in the Bulgarian capital on May 11 and 12, 2022. Territorial partners from Chisinau in Moldova, Cluj-Napoca in Romania, Koprivnica in Croatia, Kranj in Slovenia, Neckar-Alb Region in Germany, Prague, Czech Republic, Slavonski Brod in Croatia, Szarvas in Hungary and Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina convened physically and online.Scientific partners from Urbanistični inštitut Republike Slovenije, Urbasofia and Eutropian also joined in person while Pakora and Metropolitan Research Institute – Városkutatás Kft. followed online.

The consortium meeting was filled with intense partner exchange, and mutual learning about diverse co-creation processes, different cities’ Regeneration Agendas, their pilot renovation projects and initiatives to activate the stakeholders. More than a meeting, the partners visited Toplocentrala – the Sofia pilot project, met with the team there and saw the river that needs to be integrated into the usable area.

The transnational capacity-building workshop was also joined by representatives of other Bulgarian municipalities, stakeholders and other INTERREG Danube projects in the area of culture and urban regeneration. Participants worked together on the pillars of the AGORA capacity-building toolkit that will be developed later in the project, varying from financial and business models to stakeholder engagement, from fair spatial planning to sustainability.

AGORA: meeting in Cluj

After going through many challenges due to different lockdowns and travel restrictions, #InterregAGORA partners finally managed to meet physically in the hometown of their lead partner, the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca.


More than a consortium meeting, these two days of an intense reunion were the moment to get partners closer to each other for better future cooperation. After reviewing activities of more than a year of the project, and planning the last 9 months of activities, #InterregAGORA partners also visited Cluj-Napoca’s pilot area: the Iris District.

Final TICTAC Meeting in Diósd

The 4th and final project partners meeting was held in Diośd, Hungary, on January 21, 2022, for the Erasmus+ project called TICTAC. The main aim of the meeting was to deal with intellectual output number 2 – the e-learning platform, to plan the multiplier events, and to involve individual partners in their processing and, among other things, dissemination and project management.

The meeting was great and in a relaxed atmosphere and we are looking forward to furthering cooperation.

3rd TICTAC Meeting in Malta

3rd project partners meeting was held in Bugibba, Malta, on November 19, 2021, for the Erasmus+ project called TICTAC. The main aim of the meeting was to deal with intellectual outputs, to involve individual partners in their processing and, among other things, dissemination and project management.

The meeting was great and in a relaxed atmosphere and we are looking forward to furthering cooperation.

2nd TICTAC Meeting in Sevilla

2nd project partners meeting was held in Sevilla on September 23, 2021, for the Erasmus+ project called TICTAC. The main aim of the meeting was to deal with intellectual outputs, to involve individual partners in their processing and, among other things, dissemination and project management.

The meeting was great and in a relaxed atmosphere and we are looking forward to furthering cooperation.

AGORA: 3rd Peer to Peer Learning Seminar

On training seminars, the AGORA expert group was giving lectures to partners cities while on peer learning seminars the knowledge was improved through sharing experiences on urban regeneration processes among partner cities from the same thematic cluster and the AGORA expert group. As a part of the capacity building programme 3 peer to peer learning sessions were organised. The 3rd one was organized on the 2.11.2021 on the topic of the 3rd thematic cluster – UNUSED/UNDERUSED AREAS AS PUBLIC SPACES’ POTENTIALS.

AGORA: 2nd Peer to Peer Learning Seminar

On training seminars, the AGORA expert group was giving lectures to partners cities while on peer learning seminars the knowledge was improved through sharing experiences on urban regeneration processes among partner cities from the same thematic cluster and the AGORA expert group. As a part of the capacity building programme 3 peer to peer learning sessions were organised. The 2nd one on the 12.10.2021 on the topic of the 1st thematic cluster – LARGE-SCALE (POST-) INDUSTRIAL AREAS.

AGORA: 1st Peer to Peer Learning Session

On training seminars, the AGORA expert group was giving lectures to partners cities while on peer learning seminars the knowledge was improved through sharing experiences on urban regeneration processes among partner cities from the same thematic cluster and the AGORA expert group. As a part of the capacity building programme 3 peer to peer learning sessions were organised. The 1st one was organised on the 11.10.2021 on the topic of the 2nd thematic cluster: UNUSED/ UNDERUSED AREAS (buildings).

AGORA Online Meeting

Because of the fact that COVID-19 is a still a treat planned AGORA partners meeting was held online on 21. 7. 2021. Administrative issues as well as individual activities within work packages were discussed during the meeting. Moreover, another AGORA story was presented by the representatives of Chisinau.

AGORA: State of Play Workshop

On 24. 6. 2021 an interactive State of Play Workshop was organized in Prague 9 in cooperation with EuDA. The aim of the workshop was to create a common realistic vision of the needs, problems and opportunities for recovering and reusing public space in a creative way.

Within the workshop AGORA project was introduced, its aims, goals and ambitions, results of WP T1 (e.g. Operational analysis) and other work done so far in other Work Packages were presented and discussed. Stakeholder involvement was evaluated by the project internal team rather positively, most of the stakeholders and organisations representatives  are open to further meetings.

Results of WP T1 generally accepted very well and very positively evaluated as some of the stakeholder have wider and broader experience of spatial planning and brownfield redevelopment, some fewer. Overall, the discussion was fruitful and enriching for all present participants. Selected pilots were well accepted amongst the group.