DETLUP Project (Development through land use planning)

DETLUP is the project of international cooperation between V4 countries and Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia with the support of International Visegrad Fund, that aims to improve knowledge of representatives of local and regional government, NGOs and regional planners about good land use plan for successful economic and social development.
Project partners: Main partner: NGO, Slovakia

Project partners: Non-Governmental Organization «FORZA, AGENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CARPATHIAN REGION», Ukraine
Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (AITT) – Moldova
The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) – Georgia
NORRIA North-Hungarian Regional Innovation Agency Non-profit Corporation, Hungary
Association for Urban and Regional Planning of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Rzeszow Regional Development Agency, Poland
Project duration: 1 September 2015 - 28 April 2017
Total budget: 85220,00 EURO
Project web-site:
The project is with the support of International Visegrad Fund:

A brief summary of the project:
One of the prerequisites of good governance at local and regional level are transparent rules and policies strictly adhered to by the authorities, businesses and citizens. In order to place residential requirements (housing, services, shops, greenery), commercial and industrial areas (factories, shopping centers, industrial zones),  govern the environment (parks, facilities, habitats), it is required to establish effective, respected and accessible land-use plan.

Good Land Use Plan:

  • allows good management and governance of the city and region
  • provides space and a clear signals to potential investors
  • Informs and involves the citizens into decision-making
  • respects nature and the environment and sets the conditions for local sustainability
  • meets the needs of various stakeholders and users

The project aims to provide the so called Eastern partnership countries (representatives of local and regional government, NGOs and regional planners), valuable information and advice, why, where, when and how to prepare good land use plan for current and future economic and social development.

Project goal: Improve the knowledge base of local and regional authorities, NGOs and designers - landscape designers, to change their attitudes and provide them with incentives and tools to streamline the operation and good governance of local government.

Specific objectives:

  1. To increase awareness of the target groups about the successes and failure s of the V4 countries in regional and local development planning and governance
  2. Improve the target group access to the existing legislation and experiences of public participation in planning in V4 countries
  3. Contribute to the development of technical skills of stakeholders in urban planning

Planned activities:

Organization of eight training seminars / workshops (Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova) in eight cities , which will focus on:

a) the legislation used, allowing and regulating land use planning in V4 countries (+ national, regional and local measures) - presentation of legislation and best practice.

b) public participation and stakeholder involvement in the process of spatial planning (modeling and simulation)

c) the technical means and methods used for the development of highly usable and accessible city land use plan (technical software - presentations and trainings)

Networking Ukrainian, Georgian and Moldovian cities and towns with V4 countires on land planning and best practices

The project will be implemented thanks to generous support of International Visegrad Fund

from 1st September 2015 to 28th April 2017 with the budget of 85 220 €

The final conference "Land use planning in V4 and EaP countries: experience, successes and challenges" will take place on March 31, 2017 within the «DETLUP: development through land use planning” s
Regular DETLUP project partner meeting took place on November 30, 2016 at the FORZA NGO office  Uzhhorod, Ukraine. It was a pleasure to again meet the project partners:
First among the four planned regional workshops in Ukraine will be conducted at the 15-th of April this yearin Uzhhorod within the “DETLUP: Development through land use planning” Project with the s
DETLUP Project “Development through land use planning” that aims to improve knowledge of representatives of local and regional government, NGOs and regional planners about good land use plan for su