City description: Donostia/San Sebastian is a medium size city (186 510 inhabitants in the municipality and 323 357 in the metropolitan area), with a "liveable" dimension, located among the Ulia, Igeldo and Urgul mountains, the Urumea River and the Bay of La Concha, in a successful combination of nature and urbanism. It is well known for the beauty of its natural environment and the quality of its urban space.

Being the capital of Gipuzkoa, a well-developed industrial and tertiary region of the Basque Country, Donostia is a services-oriented city, with active tourism and trade activities. Its economy is based on a diversified and small enterprise business sector (MSME & SME) and is suffering the economic crisis impact that has raised the city employment rate (12.3% December 2013, far below national average rates).



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.