About the project
In many European cities, local entrepreneurs join forces in new types of collective ventures to engage in shared investments, collective marketing, improving shared public space, etc. Local governments increasingly recognize the value of such collectives and develop policy measures to support and promote them. This rising phenomenon of Area Based Collaborative Entrepreneurship (ABCE) can be seen as a solution for the challenges caused by structural forces such as economic restructuring, globalization, socio-economic changes in labour markets and current city developments .
The project involves 4 different cities to exchange knowledge on how ABCE can be supported more effectively with local and regional policy instruments. By identifying critical success conditions and sharing these across regions in Europe, important recommendations to improve policy instruments will be delivered while simultaneously reducing socially and environmentally degrading economic behaviours.