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Ljubljana urban region visited from journalist of Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

  • 27. 10. 2023

After a successful presidency of Slovenia, The Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) has once again gathered policymakers, experts, and stakeholders in Slovenia, to chart the course for the Danube Region’s future. This event, aptly themed “Entering the Decade of the Future,” focuses on innovative strategies and sustainable development for the coming decade. Media representatives, in particular, had a unique opportunity to cover two significant presentations that shed light on transformative projects and policies from the Regional development agency of the Ljubljana urban region.

On Monday, October 23, 2023, the spotlight shone on the “CINEMA” project in Kamnik. This presentation brought together local and international media, policymakers, and enthusiasts to observe where RRA LUR’s knowledge, skills, and experiences played a pivotal role in effectively addressing the challenges posed in local communities. Field observation outlined that suburban shopping centres, pandemic impacts on small businesses, and the revitalization needs of medium-sized cities, emphasizing the importance of creative industries and community engagement the potential of this groundbreaking initiative. The CINEMA project in Kamnik is set to elevate the local experiences. Attendees learned about the project’s objectives, progress, and the far-reaching impact it promises to have on the community.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, Ljubljana took centre stage with its presentation on sustainable mobility policies an overall implication of transnational cooperation within the City of Ljubljana. The City of Ljubljana, in collaboration with the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, presented their strategies for sustainable transportation within the city. This presentation offered a unique opportunity for media professionals to delve into the policies, practices, and innovations that are positioning Ljubljana as a model for sustainable urban mobility. The presentation aligned with broader regional development goals and the vital role culture plays in shaping the future of the Danube Region. Following the presentation, a shorter walk was organised from Public Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, presenting the very important insights of urban and architectural history of Ljubljana.

The CINEMA project in Kamnik and the sustainable mobility policies in Ljubljana exemplify the potential of transformative projects and policies in shaping the future of the Danube Region. These presentations have offered a glimpse into the possibilities for the next decade and underscored the importance of collaboration and shared vision in achieving a sustainable and prosperous future for the region.