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Attractiveness of European Regions and Cities for Residents and Visitors (ATTREG) - ESPON 2013

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Supervisor in IGSO PAS: Mariusz Kowalski

Contractors: Tomasz Komornicki, Mariusz Kowalski, Jerzy Solon

Acronym: ATTREG
Program: ESPON 2013
Leading partner: Rovira i Virgili University, Hiszpania
Orderer institution: European Commission
No.: 061/2010
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Attractive, competitive and dynamic regions and cities have been a major issue for the development of respective policies. The ESDP (1999) already underlined the need to support regions and cities in becoming more competitive and attractive. Against this backdrop, this project shall strive to achieve a better understanding of the contribution of European regions' and cities' attractiveness to economic performance. In addition, it shall identify the key ingredients of attractiveness in different types of territories, from vibrating city centres to tranquil rural settlements, taking into account issues such as access to services, well-being and quality of life. Finally, the project shall investigate in which way policy makers can improve the attractiveness of their city or region by reconciling the interests of both, residents and visitors.


Articles, chapters, papers and others

  • Kowalski Mariusz, Solon Jerzy: Lubelskie. Case Studies, Annex 4/6. [w]: ESPON ATTREG - The Attractiveness of European regions and cities for residents and visitors - Final Report. Russo A. et al. Tarragona: ESPON & University Rovira i Virgili, 2011 - 19 s.


  • Kowalski Mariusz: Atrakcyjność regionów i miast. [w]: Terytorialny wymiar rozwoju: Polska z perspektywy badań ESPON. Red. Agnieszka Olechnicka, Katarzyna Wojnar. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, 2013 - s. 88-103.

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