The Next2Met project is part of the European Union’s Interreg programme in which 6 partners participate with the aim of improving the competitiveness of cities and territories close to metropolitan areas.
Calella Sport City Lab (CSCL) is already part of Next2Met, an innovative European cooperation project that aims to encourage the exchange of experiences and good practices in relation to the digitalization policies of non-metropolitan areas close to large metropolises, and learn from the initiatives of other regions.
As an active local agent of the project, the CSCL participated last December 3rd in the third international event of interregional exchange of the Next2Met project, held virtually and organized by the Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació de Barcelona), which is one of the partners of the Project. During the meeting, different initiatives carried out by the participating municipalities were presented and, among the shared experiences, the Calella Sport City Lab was presented as an open space for innovation, experimentation and entrepreneurship in the field of sports.
The Next2Met project is part of the European Union’s Interreg program and is being developed with the aim of increasing the attractiveness, competitiveness and quality of life of regions close to large metropolises through digitalisation. It also aims to strengthen relations between metropolises and neighbouring regions through digital transformation, put the role of non-metropolitan regions on the political agenda and transfer good digitization practices between the six participating regions.
In addition to the Barcelona Provincial Council, the participating regions of Next2Met are the Provincial Council of Päijät-Häme (Finland), which is leading the project, the Regional Government of Lower Austria (Austria), the Eastern and centre Regional Assembly (Ireland), Podlaskie Voivodship (Poland), the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Region (Germany) and the Conference of Maritime Peripheral Regions, as an advisory partner .