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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
1 Innovative societies
objective
1.2 Responsive public services
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
January 2023 - December 2025
Technical details

Liveability

The project Liveability trains public administrations in innovative ways to engage people to create liveable and attractive city environments that adapt to people’s needs.
In the spotlight

How can cities manage transformation processes together with their citizens? What can city administrations do to increase their capabilities to act creatively, flexibly and transparently with the goal of making cities more liveable?

Answers to these questions are being explored in the project „Liveability -Designing Public Services for Resilient Neighbourhoods“.

Even before the COVID 19 crisis, many cities were facing complex social, environmental, and economic challenges, including social inequalities, impacts of climate change and demographic changes. However, changing work and life patterns are also a chance: medium-sized and smaller cities can attract residents and businesses by being liveable – i.e. by following an integrated and balanced approach for the built environment, innovation culture, public services and socio-cultural life and by evoking a strong sense of active citizenship.
To be more liveable, cities must become „closer", "more public" and "more agile". For this, city administrations should encourage innovative mindsets, out-of-the-box thinking and use of participatory approaches among its civil servants. Public services and planning processes must become more responsive, and authorities should involve residents and civil society to develop ideas of what future urban life should look like. Public interest design (PID), i.e. the application of user-centred design in matters of general interest, is a suitable methodological framework for this objective. It can be applied in practically all domains of public services. The Liveability partnership prepares, pilots and transfers a capacity building programme for public interest design, addressing both the city-wide (leadership level) and civil servants. The project will invite candidate cities to transfer the programme to also be awarded the label of a liveable city.

The project partnership brings together diverse and experienced organizations from the Baltic Sea Region with
the common goal of making cities more liveable. The project is led by Heinrich Böll Foundation Schleswig-Holstein and consists of project partners from six BSR countries – Germany, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Poland, and Estonia (for contact details see below).

Further, 15 associated organisations complements the partnership: Anykščiai District Municipality, Avoti Neighbourhood Association, Christian-Albrecht-University Kiel, Creative Bureaucracy Initiative, Kolding Municipality, Liepaja city municipality administration, Living Streets, Ministry of Justice - European Affairs and Consumer Protection of Land Schleswig Holstein, Narva City Government, Porin kaupunkikeskusta NGO / Porikorttelit, Riga Neighbourhood Alliance, Urban Institute, Umeå municipality, Union of Baltic Cities, VASAB – Vision and Strategies Around the Baltic Sea.

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Budgets

Liveability
in numbers.
  • 3.28
    Million
    Total
  • 2.62
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Top news

Pilot

One year “Liveability” - Annual review
How can cities manage transformation processes together with their citizens? What can city ...

Pilot

"Transforming Cities. Shaping development policies"
Liveability project presented during International Conference in Gdańsk, November 6-7, 2023.

Pilot

Liveability design contest: Winners revealed, finalization phase begins!
We are excited to announce the results of the Liveable City Label and Network Design Contest. After ...

Pilot

Partner Meeting in Pori - updates, inspiration and collective efforts
Our transnational project team met in Finland the 18th & 19th of September, hosted by our very ...

Pilot

Liveability brochure - first issue released
This brochure presents the essence of the project Liveability, providing an insightful overview of ...

Pilot

VASAB Experts Conference in Wismar | 1 June 2023
The Experts Conference celebrated the completion of the VASAB Vision 2040. Experts in the field of ...
33 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 3 Pilotactivities 26 Organisationsin the project

Liveability
in numbers.

  • 54.358288310.1362019
  • 54.3223521510.132972723211434
  • 55.686724312.5700724
  • 55.4894939.483981
  • 54.78345511.865164
  • 61.4927867521.719571809410695
  • 56.949397724.1051846
  • 54.508820418.5423992
  • 54.370685818.61298210330077
  • 52.5014913.4163431
  • 59.4424661524.74113906683491
Lead partnerHeinrich-Böll-Foundation Schleswig-Holstein e.V.
  • Town
    Kiel
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
623,440.80
City of Kiel
  • Town
    Kiel
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
369,985.00
Danish Cultural Institute
  • Town
    Copenhagen
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Byen København
Total partner budget
264,509.00
Business Kolding
  • Town
    Kolding
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Sydjylland
Total partner budget
387,361.94
Guldborgsund Municipality
  • Town
    Nykøbing Falster
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Vest- og Sydsjælland
Total partner budget
417,361.70
City of Pori
  • Town
    Pori
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Satakunta
Total partner budget
357,860.00
Riga City Council
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
280,156.80
City of Gdynia
  • Town
    Gdynia
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
Total partner budget
198,212.00
Gdansk University of Technology
  • Town
    Gdansk
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
Total partner budget
135,709.99
nextlearning e.V.
  • Town
    Berlin
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Berlin
Total partner budget
49,400.00
Estonian Academy of Arts
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
196,398.00

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Events

13-14
March
Project Internal Meeting
Project: Liveability
Physical Meeting
13. - 14. March 2024
    30-31
    January
    Internal Training Programme Launch Event
    Project: Liveability
    Physical Meeting
    30. - 31. January 2024
    09:00 - 13:00 (BST)
    18-19
    September
    Liveability working meeting & train the trainer kick-off
    Project: Liveability
    Physical Meeting
    18. - 19. September 2023
    12-13
    June
    “Liveability” Seminar and Internal Partner Meeting
    Project: Liveability
    Physical Meeting
    12. - 13. June 2023

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