Project funded under PN III Programme/ Sub-programme 3.1. Bilateral/multilateral/ Module AUF-RO
Implementation Period: 1 March 2019 – 31 December 2021
Project Budget for Babeş-Bolyai University: 25,853 RON
Contracting Authority: Francophone University Agency in partnership with the Institute for Atomic Physics
- Project coordinator: West University of Timişoara, Centre for Regional Development, Cross-border Studies and Territorial Planning (CDR-START), Timişoara (Romania)
- Partner universities: Babeş-Bolyai University, Centre for Regional Geography, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); University of Angers, ESO Laboratory (UMR 6590 CNRS), Angers (France); Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Laboratory of Demographic Studies, Chişinău (Republic of Moldova)
The main aim of the project is to generate new, competitive information in the knowledge of creative urban spaces, in stimulating local entrepreneurial spirit in creative activities and boosting civic engagement.
1. To ensure a good delimitation of activities that generate creative urban spaces in accordance with the international literature, European documents, national strategies and legislation, specific local documents;
2. To use appropriate methods and tools, especially digital tools, direct social research and participatory field activities;
3. To identify mechanisms for structuring and asserting successful creative spaces based on case studies and network studies in the context of applying the principles of diffusion theory;
4. To develop spatial and system (functional) models with focus on best practices and the identification of their replication potential;
5. To lead to diverse and modern ways to disseminate the research results, making them valuable for the consortium members and efficient for the local communities.
1. To create a comprehensive database for documenting creative activities and creative spaces;
2. To achieve a typology of creative spaces in the cities under analysis, doubled by typological and relational digital maps with interactive functions;
3. To develop spatial models focused on potentially replicable best practice;
4. To organize at least three events with international academic participation and involvement of stakeholders: two workshops and one international conference;
5. To organize two press conferences to make known the consortium’s and the contracting authorities’ concerns, as well as to increase the impact of the conducted research;
6. To develop appropriate formats for the dissemination of research results by digital means, in accordance with the scientific deontology and copyright.
Planned phases and activities
Phase I. Diagnostic analysis of the creative urban spaces
A I.1. Identification of creative spaces
A I.2. Database creation/update
Phase II. Models of governance and the efficiency of creative urban spaces
A II.1. Stakeholder analysis
A II.2. Transfer of best practices
Phase III. Publication and dissemination of results
A III.1. Dissemination of results
One of the secondary objectives of the 17-AUF/CREATONVIL project is to train young researchers in the use of tools for mapping the cultural and creative sector. In this context, Cosmina Daniela-Ursu, doctoral student in geography, has been involved in all project activities from the very beginning through the volunteer agreement no. 741/01.08.2019.
The volunteer activity, carried out since August 2019 until present, has materialized in:
- participation in the creation of the database of independent creative spaces in Cluj-Napoca;
- identification of independent creative spaces in Cluj-Napoca;
- use of tools (observation sheets, interviews) for mapping the attributes of the independent creative spaces in Cluj-Napoca;
- participation in the project kick-off conference held in Timișoara, on 13-15 May 2019;
- involvement in the creation of the material associated to the presentation given at the project kick-off conference;
- attendance at the in-person or online meetings established at the level of the project consortium;
- involvement in the elaboration of scientific materials associated to the project results.
OUTPUTS AND RESULTS
Professor Nicolae POPA