When and where will the conferences take place?

The partners investigate how to strengthen sparsely populated areas and how to improve living conditions. This constitutes a contribution for a sustainable development strategy as it is formulated in the Gothenburg Agenda.

The DART Final Conference will take place on 3.09.2012 in Potsdam, Germany.

During the hole project three thematic DART-conferences focused on:

The conference themes are discussed and analysed in further workshops and study visits.

The DART Midterm Conference took place on the 29.11.2011 in Brussels, Belgium.


URBACT Report: Shrinking Cities

The DART project contributed to the report "From crises to choice: Re-imagining the future of shrinking cities.", that was published by URBACT, in May 2013. more

DART Indicator Study

The study on indicators and standards compared for the first time the demographic change with selected data from the DART partner regions on a NUTS 3 level.Within the pilot action of the project a regional observation monitor...more

Antoine Janssen

Regional Minister of the Province of Limburg

The DART network is of great value for all European cities and regions which are facing the challenges of a shrinking population. The Province of Limburg is one of the first regions in the Netherlands which has to deal with a shrinkage. Therefore it is of great interest for our region to share knowledge en experiences with other regions. By doing this we are able to make intelligent connections which can help us to take the chances of shrinkage quick and effectively. With the DART network we are working on flourishing European Regions!