The Province of West-Flanders is working at a level between the local and regional authorities of Belgium. Since 1996 West-Flanders has adopted a more area oriented approach alongside the traditional (more sectoral oriented) approach.
This makes it possible to create specific area programmes which focus on the very specific needs, opportunities, and challenges of an area - all of which can vary in scale.
One example of this is the area programme 'canal Roeselare-Ooigem'. The area consists of 5 municipalities (Roeselare, Izegem, Ingelmunster, Oostrozebeke and Wielsbeke) all of which are connected with each other by the 16.5 km long canal Roeselare-Leie. The aim of this programme is to make this area even more attractive for entrepreneurs, inhabitants and visitors.
Several (multiple policy) initiatives in will be carried out through our involvement in Waterways for Growth, which will help us realize this ambitious challenge
An architecture office - contracted by BIS Bremerhaven Touristik - completed the desgin work on the so-called 'Focal Service Points'.
The idea behind this project was to...more
The Waterways for Growth Final Conference took place in Scotland on 27th September 2012. Delegtes met in Edinburgh the evening before the event and got immediately into...more