As a contribution to Europe Week, the Senator for Economics and Ports presented the newly designed EU bus which will be used in local public transport in Bremen in future. During a special journey, guests from commerce and politics visited the suburb of Hemelingen and the Bremen Design Centre.
In Hemelingen town hall, representatives of the Gewoba and Bremische housing associations joined the suburb manager of Hemelingen to present the projects which are to be implemented under the Objective 2 programme in order to revitalise the economy and to increase the attractiveness of the suburb of Hemelingen.
Subsequently, Anne Havliza, director of DesignLabor Bremerhaven and Heinz-Jürgen Gerdes, director of Design GmbH, stressed the significance of design as an instrument of economic promotion during a tour of the current exhibition in the Bremen Design Centre.
The tour was concluded by a talk by director Dr. Patrick Wendisch of the Chamber of Commerce, a look at the EU economic promotion policy following enlargement by Mayor Perschau, and the presentation of the advice network for female experts (ebn), another project supported with Objective 2 funding. Dr. Wendisch welcomed the presentation of EU projects. He pointed out that the successful implementation of such regional support measures has recently helped Bremen to take second place in the Allensbach Study of the most entrepreneur-friendly towns and cities in Germany, something which clearly boosts the area's efforts to attract investment.