March 2019

Cities and mobility: international partner meeting in Leipzig







Leipzig, 14.03-15.03.2019 – While well-known mobility concepts are, in the year 2019, being scrutinized, the focus is moving on ideas for new mobility concepts, pedestrianised inner cities and the use of alternative means of transport. The rate of CO2-emissions in cities is too high for the health of its citizens. Last week, not only the young generation has demonstrated for a better climate, but also the partners of the project DEMO-EC have discussed the topic “Mobility concepts”.

From the 14th until the 15th of March 2019 European partners – from Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Czech Republic – came together in the City of Leipzig to discuss and to exchange experiences about the topic mobility management. “How could the CO2-emmison in cities be reduced?” forms the main question in the Interreg Europe project DEMO-EC.

Good practices about “public transport” and “car reduction” have been presented by the several partners. As a result of these presentations, there has been a vivid discussion with disparate – but very interesting – views on those topics. This led to the conclusion that the usage and promotion of alternative means of transport is widely discussed in each region. For example, while the concept “e-bike-sharing” has been developed into an advanced stage in Zaragoza (Spain), it is still in an early stage in the region Genova (Italy). Meanwhile, the implementation of e-bike-sharing systems is still in distant future for the Slovenian and Polish partner regions.

The partners are currently starting to develop seven regional action plans, one for each partner. Those action plans will include several recommendations for a new mobility management and should be completed until December 2019.

For more information about the further developments of the project, please take a look at the project Website.


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Meeting partners across Europe: The Aufbauwerk-Team on the road









Leipzig, 07.03.2019 – After the start of this new year 2019 and the new year resolutions, we are coming in that time of the year, in which several international partner meetings across Europe will be organized. Once again, the Aufbauwerk-Team will travel across Europe in order to meet their European partners, to network and to make the Region Leipzig more known by the European project partners and cities.

In scope of each project, that is being subsidised by the European Commission, an international partner meeting has to occur once a semester. During those two-day-meetings the European partners receive the opportunity to exchange and share information about their ongoing projects.

Next week the starting signal will be given with the international partner meeting in scope of the DEMO-EC project, which will take place from the 14th until the 15th of March 2019. The international partners of the DEMO-EC project will come together in the City of Leipzig in order to discuss the European project about mobility. Main topic of the meeting will be the exchange and discussion about good practices with regard to public transport and car reduction, expert talks on eco-friendly mobility and further planned developments of the project.

The other international partner meeting will be held in April and May in several cities across Europe. The Aufbauwerk-Team is going on the road…

An overview of those meetings can be found here.


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February 2019

Renewable energy – International partner meeting in Leipzig: COSMENERG-4i







Leipzig, 20.02.2019 – Renewable energy is more and more talked about. Especially in the City of Leipzig – the energy metropole – the topic of renewable energy is present. Since 2018, the COSMENERG-4i network is intensively occupied with this energy topic. It is the global cluster for renewable energy and environmental technologies. In this scope the international partner meeting was held from the 20th until the 21st of February 2019 in Leipzig – organised by the NEU e.V. (Network Energy and Environment).

Partner coming from Hungary, Romania, Poland and Serbia travelled to Leipzig to discuss the topic of “renewable energy”. The City of Leipzig, NEU e.V. and the Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig participated as the German partners of the meeting. Ongoing initiatives for renewable energy in the region Leipzig have been introduced to the participants, such as the success story of NEXTMOVE (Renting e-cars) and Clevershuttle (Taxi- and carsharing company who uses e-cars). The Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig introduced itself to the partners and could inform about their role on the European and regional level.

With the study visit to the SpinLab Leipzig – HHL Accelerator – the partner received more information about the several start-up initiatives in Leipzig. The City of Leipzig, EEX and other local companies are partner of the SpinLab. In order to give the participating partner a more concrete idea about the start-ups, the Vesputi and SQLNet Company gave a short pitch about their innovative ideas and business plan, which was received very positive by the partners.

During this two-day partner meeting a big range of energy topics have been discussed, for example ongoing initiatives and projects in Leipzig. The partner meeting offered the participating partner the chance to become familiar with the region Leipzig and other partner. The next partner meeting will be held in Bucharest.

More information about the project and the German partners of Leipzig:


NEU e.V.

The global COSMENERG-4i network is co-funded by the European Commission.


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New project at ABW – SACHE









Leipzig, 12.02.2019 – We are pleased to participate as a partner in another Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE project: SACHE - Smart Accelerators of Cultural Heritage Entrepreneurship.

SACHE combines cultural promotion with the development of creative entrepreneurship by bringing together cultural factories, creative professionals, innovative technologies and small and medium-sized enterprises. Independent actors and networks are linked at both economic and cultural levels and form the structures that support the project.

As a driving force, SACHE wants to contribute to the strengthening of the company and product-oriented creative industries, activate value chains and promote innovation. The idea of the Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship emerges from the dynamic relationship structures between the different actors.

The transnational project with Partners from Italy, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Poland will run from 01.04.2019 to 31.12.2021..


More about Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE promotes regional developments in the fields of innovation, carbon dioxide reduction, protection of natural and cultural resources, transport and mobility. The SACHE project is located in the "Nature and Culture" priority area, which focuses on the protection of natural and cultural heritage and the sustainable use of resources. For more informations click here.


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January 2019

A city without CO2 emission: How could the inner ring road of Leipzig look like?






Leipzig, 14.01.2019 – Topics as ‘green city’ and ‘Reduction of CO2 in big cities’ are more and more spoken about. How could the Leipzig inner ring road look like, if f.e. there is a reduce of 50% car traffic? On Monday evening the second workshop about ‘Concept of urban space: The City Center of Leipzig is growing over the inner ring road’ was held in Leipzig. This workshop was organised by the City of Leipzig in context of the European DEMO-EC Project.

Architecture students from the Bauhaus-University Weimar presented their innovative designs of new possibilities of the inner ring road to local actors of the City of Leipzig. The concepts of the students were characterised by a high degree of innovation, appreciation and retention of the history of Leipzig.

Some designs were better accepted by the audience than others. After the presentation the students received the opportunity, through group discussions with local actors, to defend their visions or to get more insights into it.

Are you getting curious to the results of the students or do you wonder how the inner ring road of Leipzig could look like if there is 50% less car traffic? Take a look at for more information about the project and for further announcements.


More about the project DEMO-EC

The main objective of the European project DEMO-EC (duration 01/2017 – 12/2021) is the introduction of mobility management in urban development and planning: analysis, exchange and dissemination of good practice which enhance the effectivity of strategies in the field of CO2-free transport.


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