E-COOP – Digital Cooperatives

Whether it is about cities, metropolitan areas or small settlements in rural areas, building or re-building communities, and transforming them into a driver of development is a challenge everywhere in Europe. The targets set in the European Digital Agenda, establishing equal access provide a powerful toolset for both stakeholders and decision-makers, but realisation often remains incomplete and ineffective. The partners of E-COOP collect, organise and adapt ideas and practices from around Europe that help solve these issues. The guides and toolsets produced in the project provide support for small and large local governments, community initiatives and other local, regional and national actors in enhancing the development and activation of digital communities.






Lead partner: Conseil Général de la Gironde (FR)


Comune di Terni (IT)

Ινστιουτο Τεχνολογιας Ύπολογιστων & Εκδοσεων „Διοφανος”

Kommunförbundet Västernorrland (SE)

Primãria Municipiului Iaºi (RO)

Nyugat-Pannon Nonprofit Kft (HU)

Jyväskylän kaupunki (FI)

Cambridgeshire County Council (GB)

Mazowiecki O¶rodek Doradztwa Rolniczego (PL)

Diputació de Barcelona (ES)

Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave Podnikovohospodárska fakulta v Košiciach (SK)



Available materials:

Introduction of the project and the partnership (English)

1. thematic brochure – The Participation of All Users and Stakeholders in Digital Public Spaces (English)

2. thematic brochure – Who are the Mediators and Why are They Needed? How will They be Supported? (English)

3. thematic brochure – Co-Producing Public Services (English)

E-COOP Policy Recommendations (Hungarian and English

Western Transdanubian Regional Action Plan (Hungarian) 


Professional materials prepared by the West Pannon Ltd. are accessible on the project's website.


Facts and figures

Funding program: INTERREG IVC

Lead partner: Gironde County Council (FR)

Project duration: 1. January 2012 – 31. December 2014

ERDF funding: 2 286 192,15 EUR

Budget of the West Pannon Ltd.: 193 966,40 EUR