Below we are collecting external resources that link to our project approach, to be used as an inspiration! If you have any link you wish to be added here, please contact us


NEW BRIDGES -project has 11 partners from 7 BSR countries. For further information and contact details, please see Partners section.


Several projects during the Interreg IIIB-period, for example, have been addressing the urban-rural issues and regional development. Here are some examples:

The MECIBS project

The Hinterland project

The BaltMet Invest project

The BaltMet Inno project

The East West Window project

"A.S.A.P. - Efficient administrative structures as a prerequisite for successful social and economic development of rural areas in demographic transition”

The Baltic Balance project


developed in the Integrated Management System for Russian cities MATRUSCHKA – project during 2007-2009

developed in Integrated Solutions for Sustainability Management in Baltic Cities, SUSTAINMENT, during 2006-2007

developed during the Managing Urban Europe-25 project, MUE-25, during 2005-2008

developed in the Baltic Urban Sustainable Transport Implementation and Planning project, BUSTRIP, during 2005-2007

Quality of life

Below you can upload studies and documents addressing the challenging concept of quality of life in urban-rural context:

European Environmental Agency (EEA) report on Quality of life in cities: Ensuring quality of life in Europe's cities and towns

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions report:
First European Quality of Life Survey: Urban–rural differences

OECD report: Investment priorities for rural development

Institut Veolia Environnement Robert Constanza An integrative approach to quality of life measurement, reseach, and policy

Eurostat 82/2008 The Urban Audit - measuring the quality of life in European cities

Report of the Finnish Working group on urban-rural interaction: Urban-rural interaction