Association of Szczecin Metropolitan Area (SSOM)

Project information

Index: 1117R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location POLAND POLNOCNO-ZACHODNI Szczecin Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2005
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

SSOM is an organization based on the solidarity and cooperation of local governments and coordinates the work to create a strong metropolitan centre. Joint projects include: preparation of a management concept of the Szczecin Metropolitan Area, development strategy, introduction of legislation, lobbying & other activities to advertise its investment attractiveness&further economic& cultural goals.

Good Practice Information

The aim is sustainable development of the whole region, increasing its international role and improving the quality of life for all inhabitants. This involves actions that lead to a strengthening of links between Szczecin and adjacent areas, development and implementation of coherent system of urbanization, integration of transport and communications, strengthening of social capital.
It should promote economic growth and decrease the negative effects of migration (especially young people, active and educated) towards better functioning cities and initiate the process of preventing marginalization of the city and region.

Evidence of success

stable&continuous,more than 10 years of collaboration between the associated municipalities/growing number of members,incl. city and state/participation as a leader in projects that have received funding from the national Ministry of Infrastructure and Development/participation in the project Cross-border Metropolitan Region of Szczecin/developing common strategy for the whole area&joint promotion

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Roman Walaszkowski (Director)

Stowarzyszenie Szczecińskiego Obszaru Metropolitalnego (SSOM)

Annex completed on: 09-22-2014

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