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
Overview on Pilot Locations 10-12-2021 13:44:32
Kamnik/Slovenia_Open Call 03-12-2021 14:18:42
Gabrovo/Bulgaria_Invitation Open Call 02-12-2021 16:00:46
Project Newsletter No. 3 - Project Progress 12-11-2021 13:37:48
Project Newsletter No. 1 - Getting to know 08-11-2021 13:00:34
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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 - Happy Holidays 2021!
    - 21-12-2021
    Happy Holidays 2021!

    What a year! While the world still is struggling with the Corona pandemic, the CINEMA consortium works relentlessly on its goal to revive inner city centres with the help of the creative industries. A lot of activities in our pilot locations have...

  • CINEMA - Transformation of an old industry hall in Resita/Romania
    - 10-12-2021
    Transformation of an old industry hall in Resita/Romania

    Do you know Minda Hall in Resita? It's a wonderfully designed industrial hall, in the spirit of Mies van der Rohe with Fachwerk metal structure and masonry panels plus profiles glass, one of the most beautiful and titrated materials today in the...

  • CINEMA - Kamnik/Slovenia releases Open Call for reinvigorating the medieval town centre
    - 03-12-2021
    Kamnik/Slovenia releases Open Call for reinvigorating the medieval town centre

    With the open call "Kamnik, the town of entrepreneurs", our Slovenian project partners are seeking courageous, creative and innovative entrepreneurs willing to expand the range of services in Kamnik’s medieval town centre. The entrepreneurs, who...

  • CINEMA - Open Call in Gabrovo/Bulgaria for creatives!
    - 02-12-2021
    Open Call in Gabrovo/Bulgaria for creatives!

    News from Bulgaria: Our Project partners, the City of Gabrovo and Studio Komplekt, announce a call for proposals in support of small businesses and creative industries. This call aims to select projects for the use of four sites in “District 6”...

  • CINEMA - First pilot action in Herrenberg almost completed
    - 26-11-2021
    First pilot action in Herrenberg almost completed

    After almost four weeks, the first phase of the concept "Chamäleon Spaces" in Herrenberg is almost completed. Developed at the Virtual Hackathon Herrenberg in February, the winning team's idea "Chamäleon Spaces" will be implemented twice within...

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