project NETSFIELD - Networking and Training in Sustainable Brownfield
Redevelopment - aims to work on two needs:
1. The need for training concerning sustainable brownfield redevelopment
for transmitting research results to the level of practical work.
2. The need for experience exchange and networking between the actors
from different regions.
The project NETSFIELD is a concerted project of Mission Bassin Minier
in Nord-Pas de Calais, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Ruhrgebietsforschung
in the Ruhr and Śląski Związek Gmin i Powiatów (Silesian
Union of Municipalities and Districts) in Upper Silesia. It is a Subproject
of the Regional Triangle of Weimar.
In the spirit of the “Common Declaration for Co-operation in the Responsibility
for the European Future”, signed on 29th August 1991 in Weimar by the
foreign ministers of Poland, France and German the three regions signed
the regional “Declaration of Co-operation of the European regions North
Rhine-Westphalia, Nord-Pas de Calais and Silesia” on 24th August 2001.
It reflects the will of reconciliation of the three countries at a regional
level and underlines the will to co-operate within the context of EU programmes.
The idea of the project NETSFIELD is to install a network of experts in
the partner regions with focus on innovative (urban embedded, sustainable)
brownfield management. The primary working unit of the project is composed
of the three project partners from the three regions. They will build
an expert group which will form the basis for all the activities of the
project. Guided by this formation it is planned to form a large scale
network which includes various experts from the three regions. This aim
should be reached by concerted training courses
and the use of an internet forum. For further information check the information
and application form. The network should provide exchange of experience
in good or best practices and specific demands for handling problems (ask
and help network). In order not to overload the project the technical
aspects of contamination will be excluded.
The project will last 18 month. It has the character of a pilot project
with the aim to prepare a follow up project, which will open the network
for further European Regions.