Neither inter-cultural nor inter-generational exchanges are ever straightforward within urban neighbourhoods. The social workers of the various districts are going, in the context of the SUN project, to experiment with innovative actions in terms of social integration, which will be the subject of regular exchanges, in order to identify the most relevant means of reinforcing social cohesion within the urban districts. A research will also be carried out on the history of immigration within the Euregio, in order to make inhabitants aware that they have a common history. Furthermore, the SUN project’s euregional dimension will enable the organization of exchanges between the residents of the different districts, which should not only enable mutual learning, but also offer an opening towards the outside world and a reinforcement of Euro-regional consciousness.

Leader of this action

COS-Limburg (Netherlands)

Operational Team

2011-09-14 | Unterstadt district website

As of 14 September 2011, the Unterstadt district now has its own information page on the official Eupen town website. Simply go to:

2011-07-01 | Hodimont'Zine

The first edition of the new district magazine, Hodimont'Zine, was published on 1 July. It contains all the latest information about the district itself, the activities taking place and the different associations active within the district.

2011-02-11 | Visit to Le Chênelet in Nord pas de Calais

Le Chênelet was originally a social employment and organic farming project. With support from the Interreg IV programme, among others, it has been expanded into an ecological construction company working with local materials. Using this approach it incorporates the four elements of the SUN project.

Each of the places involved in the SUN project has at least prompted similar projects in one form or another. As in Le Chênelet they often link social employment with construction and agricultural services aimed at the most vulnerable target groups in society. More info under or HERE

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2010-01-07 | SUN goes online

The SUN projectteam is proud to present the brand new, modern and dynamic website over the project. Enjoy discovering and surfing.

2009-03-31 | Presentation of the SUN project

Christine Ruelle (LEMA-ULg), accompanied by Dirk Knapen (DuBoLimburg), Dieudonné Lequarré (Eco' Hom) and Christoph Küpper (FHS-Aachen), presented the project SUN at the occasion of the North-European Forum on Sustainable Disctricts which was held on March 31st and April 1st in Dunkerque. That was a unique opportunity to exchange views with many other participants from various regions, implied in other projects of sustainable neighbourhoods.