Welcome to the CINEMA project!



CINEMA aims to foster urban regeneration by collaborating with creative industries. The revitalisation of urban areas and city centres is a key challenge for social cohesion and competitiveness in the Danube Region. Many inner cities suffer from desertion as a result of industrial transformation, changing consumer habits, suburbanisation, etc. At the same time the creative industries are a cradle of innovation and an underestimated economic asset in each region.

Our partnership consists of municipalities, enterprises, business support organisations, creatives and academia from eight countries in the Danube Region. Together we are working on the

1. Revitalisation of empty floor space for creative industries: We want to develop creative spaces in previously abandoned areas and buildings. The creative industries provide great potential of transforming empty spaces into quality spaces.

2. Revitalisation of retail and small businesses: Together with local creative industries we aim to prevent further loss of service infrastructure within city centres. Strengthened retail and business will increase purchasing power and economic prospects.

3. Establishment of support centres for creative industries: We want to provide an ecosystem for creative start-ups. They need to learn and to explore, to connect with other industries, in order to become a powerful and innovative force in the local economy.

In our regional pilot locations we will create roadmaps to shape new and restructure old urban economies while tackling environmental and social challenges.

We are looking forward to providing neglected city centres with a creative and innovative spirit! This only works by building a network of key players within each region and the whole Danube Region.

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Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2,249,073.5
ERDF Contribution: 1,700,767.97
IPA Contribution: 125,944.5
ENI Contribution: 85,000
Call number
Call 3
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation


Filename Date of upload
Factsheet CI Support Centres 13-07-2021 14:29:25
Factsheet Empty Floorspaces 24-06-2021 15:00:14
Factsheet Retail and Small Businesses 24-06-2021 14:59:02
Pilot Location Analysis - Balti / Moldova 04-06-2021 14:20:48
Pilot Location Analysis - Gabrovo/Bulgaria 26-02-2021 13:28:57
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia Lead partner Slovenia
Creative Industry Košice, NGO ERDF partner Slovakia
Agency for the Support of Regional Development Košice ERDF partner Slovakia
Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation ERDF partner Germany
Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region ERDF partner Slovenia
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Project News

  • CINEMA - Creative support of enterprises in Kamnik / Slovenia
    - 26-08-2021
    Creative support of enterprises in Kamnik / Slovenia

    The CINEMA project supports the revitalisation of empty or neglected floorspaces in European cities with the help of the creative industries. It is recognised that small businesses are the basis for a healthy and successful municipality and that...

  • CINEMA - Youtube Channel online
    - 13-08-2021
    Youtube Channel online

    We are very pleased to announce that our new Youtube Channel for the CINEMA project is online! It includes e.g. testimonial videos from all our partner regions presenting their pilot locations and local creatives. Check it out here! We will...

  • CINEMA - Tools development for capacity building actions
    - 26-07-2021
    Tools development for capacity building actions

    One big part of the CINEMA project is to develop tools and concepts to strengthen the innovation process between the Creative Industries (CI) and urban economies. We focus on three challenges: revitalisation of empty floorspaces, revitalisation...

  • CINEMA - Start of Pilot Actions in Herrenberg / Germany
    - 09-07-2021
    Start of Pilot Actions in Herrenberg / Germany

    First actions in the pilot location of Herrenberg: "Oh, how beautiful is Herrenberg!", "I want to bring the world to Herrenberg" and "Back with the future" are the stories for the revitalization of the inner city shop windows and hence the whole...

  • CINEMA - Share the stories - first project video online
    - 29-06-2021
    Share the stories - first project video online

    Check it out! Here is our first #interregCINEMA project video – Share the stories! It was compiled for the occasion of the the #upperREGION Award a couple of days ago. You’ll get an overview on all our planned actions in the partner regions and...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)