Cartagena participate with the cities of Piacenza (Italy), Varazdin (Croatia) and Szombathely (Hungary) in the European project Disamer Cities that within the URBACT III convocation, was approved on 21 September.
The objective of this project is to promote the use of military assets in disuse, existing in each of these cities for purposes of cohesion and social inclusion.
It is developing an innovative methodology of intervention and urban planning in former brownfields, which after recovery for social uses have an impact on employment, tourism and the economy.
Through this project will identify Cartagena between its military heritage of castles, fortresses and coastal batteries, those likely to recover for social use, defining the strategy to be followed in each case, through the good practices learned from other cities.
The overall budget of the action will be around 78,500 euros, of which the European Union subsidizes 85 percent, through FEDER funds.
The project duration will be in a first phase of six months, which will seek to define a common strategy for the development of a second phase lasting 24 months, where such a strategy be developed with a larger partnership of 12 partners and a budget of 600,000 euros.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena