The project "Knowledge Cities in the Atlantic Arc - Know-cities" is the result of a long reflection process about agreed strategies and cooperation processes in the new world scenery of the knowledge economy. The aim is to carry out an innovative methodology for facilitating the access and transition to the knowledge economy, as a mean to easy up the transnational cooperation in common matters all linked to the sustainable urban development as an attractive and urban marketing factor for the middle sized Atlantic cities.


The project was approved in the first call of the Atlantic Area Operative Programme, Interreg IVb, EFDR, 2007-2013 (priority: 4, Objective: 2) by Steering Committee's decision of December 12, 2008. The total budget is 2.540.000€ with 12 partners representing 11 cities of the Atlantic Arc.