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

Councillor Damian Ryan

Chairperson of the West Regional Authority

“One of the demographic challenges facing our region is the marked imbalance between urban and rural areas. I look forward to the Region’s participation in the DART project which will undoubtedly provide us with the opportunity to familiarise ourselves with good and best practices from our partners’ countries and regions.”