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International Projects of the City of Brno

Centre for International Trade

The Centre for International Trade project provides for foreign trade missions. It also offers local enterprises, especially SME’s, professional services in terms of information, assistance, education, consultations and presentation, thus helping them enhance their export potential and chance to succeed competitively both in the EU and globally.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Strategic Development and Cooperation Department at smartcityinfo(at)brno(dot)cz. 

More information: www.rhkbrno.cz  

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FastTrack

The objective of the FastTrack project is to support local authorities to reach sustainable and intelligent transportation by 2050 and address problems they face when introducing the sustainable mobility solutions. The project helps both large and small authorities to support innovations with planning and implementing processes, models and interactions. In the framework of the FastTrack project, experts and solution providers gather to exchange their findings on proven processes to overcome obstacles to the introduction of innovations. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Transport Department at od(at)brno(dot)cz. 

More information: fasttrackmobility.eu

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Functional Areas in the EU

The  Functional Areas in the EU project is supported by the European Commission and World Bank. The project focuses on the support to functional areas in the EU by enhancing their capacity for cross sectoral cooperation, planning, project implementation and more efficient and sustainable development. Between May 2022 and May 2023, the participating functional areas will receive a targeted methodological and technical support to address their key challenges in the areas of strategic management and development. The project involves nine metropolitan areas from Europe. Its main objective is to enhance the capacity of participating functional areas to plan and finance investments and services across jurisdictional boundaries for sustainable development.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Strategic Development and Cooperation Department at smartcityinfo(at)brno(dot)cz.

More information: functionalareas.eu and metropolitni.brno.cz

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LOW-CARB

The LOW-CARB project, with a duration from June 2017 to November 2020, was funded by the Interreg Central Europe programme. The project focused on reduction of CO2 in urban agglomerations. All the pilot measures aimed at increasing energy efficiency while reducing energy performance and reducing emissions (smart organization and planning, smart infrastructure, smart vehicles/technology, smart ITS services).

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Transport Department at od(at)brno(dot)cz. 

More information: www.interreg-central.eu/.../LOW-CARB.html 

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OnStage Brno

The OnStage Brno – Music Schools for Social Change project provides musical educational programmes and activities helping to bring about positive social change. Between 2018 and 2021, the City of Brno joined efforts with six other European cities: Aarhus (DK), Adelfia (IT), Grigny (FR), Katowice (PL), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (ESP) and Valongo (PT). This resulted in an international cooperation network where cities – with support from the Operational Programme URBACT IV – gained and transferred experience among each other on how to introduce musical programmes for social change in an effective way. In 2019, the City of Brno launched pilot programmes of group lessons to play musical instruments in two primary schools and one kindergarten. Since the beginning of the 2022/2023 school year, the programmes have been applied in 4 primary schools and Brno has been transferring its experience to a further three Czech and four Slovak cities within the Czech–Slovak URBACT transfer network. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Culture Department at lukesova(dot)pavla(at)brno(dot)cz. 

More information: onstage.brno.cz (in Czech only)

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RUGGEDISED

The RUGGEDISED project is part of the Horizon 2020 programme and is aiming to create lighthouse projects that use information and communication technologies in an innovative way, implement measures in the area of energy management, and support green mobility for sustainable urban development. The lighthouse projects draw on the cooperation between public administration and the private sector and research institutions on the international level. In general, the RUGGEDISED project is formed by an association of 33 partners from eight European countries. In the course of the project, three participating cities demonstrate the use of technologies for neighbourhood development on their territory (so-called Lighthouse cities) and three cities prepare their own replication and investment plans (so-called Fellow cities). 

The City of Brno has been planning the development of the Špitálka smart district in the framework of the project. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Strategic Development and Cooperation Department at smartcityinfo(at)brno(dot)cz. 

More information: ruggedised.eu and respitalka.brno.cz

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SHOW

The SHOW (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) project, implemented between 2020 and 2024, involves 69 partners from 13 European countries. This project is funded by the European Commission with more than 30 million EUR. The Czech Republic is represented in this project by the Transport Research Centre, ARTI company and the Brno City Municipality. The objective of the project is to test autonomous vehicles and their possible use in public transportation. The project focuses not only on the technical solution itself, but it also wants to find out if Czech legislation is ready for such a mode of transport or what the general public’s attitude to autonomous transport is. In the framework of Brno, the general public will be able to try an autonomous minibus during its test operation. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Transport Department at kominek(dot)jiri(at)brno(dot)cz.

More information: show-project.eu

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