The project EDDT "Renforcer le développement économique Epine Dorsale du Développement Territoriale" www.eddt.org is a regional framework operation, in which Eurobic Toscana Sud is a partner and Centro Sperimentale is involved as promoter and partner of some sub-projects.
The leader of the project EDDT is Nersant, an industrial association of Santarem founded in 1988, which has more than 900 associated companies at the moment in a territory of 450.000 inhabitants.
The mission of Nersant is the promotion and the economic development of the district through support actions for companies.
The 3rd partner is PAYS DE HAUTE-PROVENCE, a territorial agency in PACA region (Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur), in the crossroad of imaginary axis Marseille-Dine and Avignon-Nice. It is characterised by a strong geographical, historical, cultural and economic identity, which let it become the pilot "Pays" since 1995, thanks to an ancient tradition of collective work and a strong mobilization of European resources in behalf of it. Pays de Haute Provence is a real planning territory and an important actor about dynamic development of local economy.
The project's aim is to support economic development through a net of companies which cooperate using synergies and benefits of geographical and functional proximity.
The project's activities develop about three priority axis of intervention:
-Territorial marketing to support cooperation between companies and to make awareness in groups of interest;
-Support weak subjects to create companies;
-Development of cooperation between companies and schools/universities/training agencies.
Beginning from these three priority axis, the project's activities develop about two actions:
-elaboration and development of pilot projects and actions of direct cooperation between project's partners;
-development of sub-projects financed by specific founds available to economic and institutional actors, who operate in the three partner territories, and regulated by requests for proposals which have been activated since the first months of 2005.
Since April 2004 the diverse trans-national meetings have helped to delve into knowledge of partners about different territorial contexts and to organise the launch of sub-projects, individuating sectors or themes of particular interest for the three partner territories:
-innovation and technological transfer.
Centro Sperimentale del Mobile is involved as promoter and partner in these sub-projects :