ASSET (Action to Strengthen Small European Towns)
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On 16 November 2010 ECOVAST and ASSET organized a seminar in Potsdam, Germany on the topic of European Small Towns.
POTSDAM SEMINAR: 16 November 2010
Held at the University of Applied Sciences: Fachhochschule, Potsdam
The day’s event was held under the auspices of the ECOVAST Project ‘Action to Strengthen Small European Towns (ASSET). The event had been organised by Angus Fowler of the German ECOVAST Section and Phil Turner of the UK ECOVAST Section.
The 3 purposes of the seminar:
There were poster displays on various reports by ECOVAST Sections from Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom, and others.
The morning session was a series of presentations on research that has been carried out by ECOVAST and others.
THE FIRST SESSION - WHAT ARE SMALL TOWNS?
1. Phil Turner introduced the conference and the aims and objectives of the ASSET project and gave an overview of the progress of the work on small European towns in Germany, Croatia and the United Kingdom. He referred to the real policy gap in European policy concerning small towns as the current emphasis is on urban areas and rural area, peripheral areas, mountains and islands.