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Why TOCEMA?


The two first TOCEMAs launched under INTERREG II & IIIC programmes aimed at :
  • Gathering a large and diversified partnership composed of towns and cities, regional authorities and public equivalent bodies such as national associations of Town Centre Management,
  • Giving a framework to the notion of town centre management: what does it mean? What does it embrace ? How can it be set up? …
  • Designing a common identity and a common methodology for town centre management, which would be internationally recognized and understood, thus contributing to the coherence of this sector of activities and of the tasks linked to in town centre management
  • Valuating and fostering initiatives in the town centre management sector by creating and developing a Quality Mark which would internationally recognisable,
  • Encouraging the development of new projects in town centre management associations (public and private partnership) throughout cities and regions,
  • Producing catalogues of good practices in town centre management,
  • Creating an effective network capable of initiating a dynamic, developing exchanges of experiences and a ‘compendium' of good practices when relevant, promoting inter-regional, transnational and international co-operation by defining and setting up similar or related projects that can benefit wide target groups, and allowing cities, regions and countries to exchange information on their own hands-on experience in town centre management .
 
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