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Project summary CISMOB main vision is to promote innovative ways to reduce carbon footprint and increase the sustainability of urban areas by improving the efficiency in the use of urban transport infrastructure through ICT. In a context of increasing availability of sensor technology to monitor and record large amounts of data, a common challenge to policy makers is to identify the best practices to take advantage of these new sources of data and use them to prioritize intervention areas, to manage efficiently current road networks, to inform citizens and motivate them to choose more sustainable mobility options. CISMOB will focus on improving the implementation of regional policies and local mobility programmers by having a thorough understanding about the different transport-related impacts and the main vulnerabilities associated to different zones of the territory. CISMOB partners consider that policy and local mobility programs should not be focused in minimizing a particular parameter (ex. Levels of congestion), but rather to promote holistic approaches capable of responding to the questions: what (to minimize)? Why? When? Where? And how? Regional and Policy instruments should also provide a framework of indicators to assess and inform the costs and benefits of environmentally effectiveness of different mobility solutions. CISMOB integrates a set of cities and regions of heterogenic characteristics, which are represented by institutions with complementary profiles. All partners will cooperate together in order to learn best practices of sustainable management of urban transport taking advantage of ICT. Workshops, staff exchange-programs and dissemination actions will be carried out with the aim of exchanging local experiences, learning best practices and enhancing the citizen’s participation. €1,324,748.00 from 1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2020 Topic Low-carbon economy Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Programa Operacional regional do Centro - Operational Programme for the Centro Region – Centro 2020 – Main features of this policy instrument   The Operational Programme of the Centro Region (Centro2020) is a regional development strategy built on a strong mobilization of all regional partners.   The program is a key tool in the  implementation of the Smart Specialisation strategy defined in CENTRO  Region (RIS3), which will act as a rationalizing element of investments to support and implementing the competitiveness priorities. The CISMOB objectives are in line with the  thematic objective "Supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in all sectors" (102.377.467 EUR from ERDF) and  the investment priority 4e - promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territories,  Simultaneously, the project aligns strategically with innovation platforms (IP) related to  smart specialization RIS 3, such as the promotion of technologies for quality of life (IP3); and territorial innovation (IP4) , in particular the development of creative and smart cities (Area 4.2) .    First it  is not envisaged the use of  FI in the Investment priority 4e.  Therefore, CISMOB will  encourage synergies between European Structural funds,  Horizon 2020 and other research programmes. Second, there is no incentives for inter-municipal cooperation, namely by supporting the development of green mobility projects based on ICT beyond the scope of sustainable mobility plans to be financed. Which partners are working on this? University of Aveiro Municipality of Agueda Sustainable Mobility Strategy for the Municipality of Agueda The Strategy for Sustainable Mobility  follows the municipal and European concerns for the promotion of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, developing the proposals in the Intermunicipal Plan for Mobility and Transport in the Region of Aveiro (PIMTRA) at the municipal level, within the municipal activity for the 2020 horizon in the field of mobility.   Priority or measure concerned: • Optimization of the pedestrian and cycling network • Restructuring of public transportation network • Expand the electric bicycles sharing system to other places Improving accessibility for all   Promote increased electric vehicle fleet  • Actions to change behaviors towards sustainable mobility.   Why it should be improved?   Necessity of inclusion of multi­scale environmental and performance indicators (from street / intersection level to city / regional level) to support city council to determine and disseminate environmental gains arising from city actions to improve urban sustainability. Essential to develop a methodology for prioritizing the areas of intervention towards the sustainable urban development and equitable governance. There is also necessity of promoting synergies and transfer technical and scientific knowledge among city administration, universities and private sector, namely on ICT, transport system and environmental assessment.   Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Agueda University of Aveiro BMTA policy and strategic aims, for medium and long term (abandoned in 03/2018) Objective and characteristics     Bucharest Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMTB) was established on the initiative of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in 2011, and its main responsibilities is to draft and approve transport programs so that the transport requirements of citizen are ensured within Bucharest metropolitan area, for all types of transportation (subway, buses, trams, trolley buses, regional trains and shipping).    Priority or measure concerned: • Exclusive information service  • Smart systems for real-time information of the travellers    Advantages:  • Increased use of public transport instead of the individual one, with effects on the environmental quality by reducing emissions  • Allowing travellers to compare different modes of transport information before making a trip; • Providing information which allows travellers to change their travel plans, when traffic incidents occur  • Developing a social transport –  • Providing grants.    To achieve these goals AMTB aims at acquiring new financial resources and funds directed to the implementation of intelligent transport solutions.    Why it should be improved?   The goals and activity of AMTB have to be constantly updated and adapted to the needs of the public transport in the Bucharest­ area.         Which partners are working on this? Bucharest - Ilfov Inter-Community Development Association for Public Transport (until 31/03/2018 Bucharest Metropolitan Transport Authority) Programul Operational Regional 2014 - Regional Operational Programme (ROP) The overall objective of the ROP is to support sustainable economic, social, territorially balanced and sustainable development of the Romanian Regions. Specifically, the Priority Axis 4 "Supporting Sustainable Urban Development"and  the Specific Objective 4.1 (SO4.1) "Reducing CO2 emissions in county capitals through investments based on sustainable urban mobility plans" will be addressed.      SO4.1 defines the following main investment areas: - improving public urban transport: electric vehicles, modernization of public transport routes, multimodal public transport terminals, bicycle lanes, e-ticketing systems - electric and non-motorized transport modes - other investments for reducing CO2 emissions: video monitoring systems, park and ride    Why it should be improved?   SO4.1 does not put enough focus on using ITS as a solutions for increasing mobility and reducing environmental impact. Only a few ITS measures (e-ticketing and video monitoring) are mentioned. Rather it deals mostly with hard measures (physical infrastructure) instead of soft measures – ITS services (public transport and traffic management, parking management, multimodal traveller information) which we believe could have an important impact and are easier to implement. Also, because SO4.1 is related with the policies to be included in the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans which are not yet available, it is planned to revise the result indicators by 2018 in order to better monitor the implemented projects.   Which partners are working on this? Intelligent Transport Systems Romania – ITS Romania Bucharest - Ilfov Inter-Community Development Association for Public Transport (until 31/03/2018 Bucharest Metropolitan Transport Authority) Operational Program for ERDF of Extremadura 2014-2020.  Main features Investment priority      PI.6.5 Actions to improve urban environment, modernizing cities, retrofitting industrial areas, reducing air pollution and promoting noise reduction The specific objective is OE 6.5.1. To improve urban environment, retrofitting industrial areas, reducing air pollution, soil pollution and promoting noise reduction This policy presents 2 axes of intervention related to the project proposal and included in the OP: - Actions related to the monitoring and measurement of environmental KPI - Actions for air quality control and elaboration of Plans and implementation of measures for the adaptation to climate change. The assigned budget for this policy tool is 8 M€ for the full period 2014-2020.    Reasons why it should be improved       This policy presents 5 axes of intervention, from which 2 are related to the project proposal and included in the OP: actions related to the monitoring and measurement of environmental KPI; actions for air quality control and elaboration of Plans and implementation of measures for the adaptation to climate change. Even if the main current source of urban air pollution is transport, none of the 5 axes (even the 2 related) includes specific mobility actions for the coming ERDF 2014-2020 period. Furthermore, In the current OP only non-refundable grants were selected to invest the budget of the energy priorities. New tools are under development in Europe which could better manage the 8M€ of the priority 6.5.1. Which partners are working on this? Extremadura Energy Agency Sign up for the CISMOB newsletter Subscribe now (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); CISMOB Tweets by CISMOB Latest News See all project news 06/08/2021 Partners will address the impact of the pandemic Activities will run until the end of September 2022 Type: Project 26/11/2019 Workshop “Fostering citizen-focused urban mobility” Aveiro University coordinator and eGovlab Stockholm University partners participated at Interreg's WS “Fostering citizen-focused urban mobility” Type: Project 09/10/2019 STRATEGY FOR BOOSTING ELECTROMOBILITY IN EXTREMADURA AGENEX shared “STRATEGY FOR BOOSTING THE ELECTROMOBILITY IN EXTREMADURA" that was born in the framework of CISMOB project. Type: Project 02/09/2019 Extremadura Reg Gov & Sustainable Mobility Actions Extremadura Regional Government has developed a grants scheme focused on boosting electromobility in the region. Type: Project 06/08/2019 CISMOB´s Pilot Action Update CISMOB´s Pilot Action Update Type: Project 03/07/2019 CISMOB Partners meeting in Bucharest 7th Steering Group Meeting 6th Working Group Meeting Type: Project 16/05/2019 CISMOB at ITS Romania Congress 2019 ITS Romania Congress 2019 took place in Timisoara from May 16-17 and was organized by ITS Romania and hosted by University “POLITEHNICA” Timisoara. Type: Project 13/05/2019 CISMOB Project nominee for REGIOSTARS AWARDS 2019 The CISMOB project is one of the 3 nominees for REGIO STARS AWARDS 2019. Type: Project 30/04/2019 CISMOB LP at Stakeholder Meeting of InnovaSUMP As PP of Interreg Europe Project InnovaSUMP, Municipality of Viseu invited CISMOB Lead Partner to 4th Regional Stakeholder Meeting of the InnovaSUMP project. Type: Project 16/04/2019 Best practices of AGENEX in sustainable mobility AGENEX has participated in the exchange of experiences "ELECTRICITY MOBILITY IN THE EUROACE: Sustainable transport in rural areas" organized by Fundecyt-PCTEX Type: Project
Project summary Six European partners collaborate in the framework of the Interreg Europe Program for the implementation of DIALOG. The project has the objective to improve the effectiveness of innovative policies for regional competitiveness through the involvement of local stakeholders in the policy decision. DIALOG will analyze and exchange experiences and good practices in the field of social innovation. The aim is to define action plans to promote a real participation of the social partners and citizens in the definition and implementation of the innovation ERDF investments. The present condition to strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of innovation policies funded by the ERDF operative programme is creating a real social consensus around these policies. Policies have to be enhanced through more widespread bottom-up participation. The citizens in most experiences objectively remained, at the edge of decision and implementation processes. Conversely, innovation policies based on new technological vision and intended to produce added value, need to reach acceptance by all the stakeholders, citizens included. DIALOG project has the aim to improve the effectiveness of innovative policies for regional competitiveness through the creation of a model that involve the social partners and citizens in the local policy implementation This model have to be define through the networking, negotiation and exchange that involve all the local stakeholders not only in the design but also in all the stages of local policy implementations. DIALOG project through the analysis and exchange of the best good practices in the field of social dialog want guarantee a real participation of the local stakeholders and citizens in the definition and implementation of the innovation ERDF investments.     €1,312,872.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic Research and innovation Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Operational Program of the European Regional Development Fund for the Autonomous Province of Trento approved by decision of the European Commission number 905 of 12 February 2015 (2014IT16RFOP018). The ERDF 2014-2020 Operational Program focuses on three intervention priorities - Axes, to which technical assistance is added. An integral part of the Program is the Provincial Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation, which identifies the priority research and innovation areas in which to intervene. The total resources allocated to the Autonomous Province of Trento for the implementation of the aforementioned OP amount to € 108,668,094. The challenges on which the investments related to the ERDF OP 2014-20 are concentrated are the following: Axis 1 (Thematic Objective 1) - Strengthening research, development, and innovation: support the growth of productive investments able to incorporate innovation and research, enabling continuity and spreading Research & Development and innovation by companies and research institutions, making full use of the development potential identified by the Smart Specialisation Strategy; Axis 2 (Thematic Objective 3) - Promoting the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises: strengthen and increase the presence of companies on the market, also by supporting the start-up and consolidation of new companies, especially those with a higher rate of innovation such as technological spin-offs; Axis 3 (Thematic Objective 4) - Supporting the transition to a low carbon economy, reducing energy consumption and environmental impact. Which partners are working on this? Autonomous Province of Trento Trentino Federation of Cooperation  Operational programme "Innovation and Competitiveness" 2014-2020 (OPIC) OPIC 2014-2020 directly engages in smart growth (under priority axes 1, 2) and sustainable growth (under priority axes 3 and 4), aiming at the complementary effect in terms of inclusive growth. The support under OPIC 2014-2020 aims at addressing the needs, overcoming the challenges and seizing the opportunities for development of Bulgarian economy. The Investment priority aims at directly contributing to the promotion of innovation activities of enterprises in the thematic areas identified in RIS3: a) fostering partnership between innovative enterprises and academia; b) introducing specific measures for support of innovation activities in enterprises; c) further development of existing or introducing new financial instruments for funding innovation activities; d) support for research and innovation infrastructure for business needs; e) internationalization of innovation process; f) popularisation of good practices of innovation activities. Which partners are working on this? Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vratsa Operational Programme Niedersachsen ERDF/ESF 2014-2020 (2014DE16M2OP001) The Operational Programme in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) 2014-2020 is connecting different funds and is overarching various funding regions. The merging of ERDF and ESF funds in one Multifund Programme marked a substantial change in Lower Saxony from the previous programming period. Through the combination of ERDF and ESF in one programme and through the joint strategic approach aiming at improving the developments in the different parts of Lower Saxony, synergies and efficiency should be reached. With a regionalized and integrated approach, the programme should help addressing the needs and potentials of the region to generate growth and employment. At the same time, the strategy of the Multifund Program supports the objectives of the Government in the field of innovation defined in the Lower Saxon Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3). Which partners are working on this? Lower Saxon Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development OPERATIONEEL PROGRAMMA VOOR DE DOELSTELLING "INVESTEREN IN GROEI EN WERKGELEGENHEID" The Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund in Flanders in the 2014-2020 period supports initiatives that increase employment and improve social cohesion. In the years to come near 1 billion euro will be invested, of which 600 million euro financed by the Flemish budget and 387 million euro by the European budget. The programme not only aims to stimulate employment and social inclusion, but it also intends to promote innovation and transnational cooperation. It supports targeted actions for more entrepreneurship, an increased flow from social economy, as well as a better integration and inclusion of unskilled youngsters and Roma. The Flemish OP will assist 250,000 people in finding or keeping a job, in setting up a company, or in participating in vocational training. The priorities of the programme are: -Investing in sustainable and qualitative jobs on the Flemish labour market and investing in VET and lifelong learning. -Supporting social integration and equality and to combat poverty. -Strategic measures to support companies and for making working environment more attractive for their employees. -Promoting transnational exchange and cooperation, as well as innovation or the sponsoring of innovative labour market services. Which partners are working on this? ESF Flanders “Fondounimpresa” (“Creating a new company”)   Fondounimpresa is an action aiming at promoting entrepreneurial spirit and competences in IVET pathways, and simultaneously at fostering self-employment attitudes and opportunities of the population as a whole (including workers and unemployed adults), through training, coaching, access to seed capitals. Although the action had already been launched during the early years 2000s, the innovative character is strictly linked to the integration of Fondounimpresa in a framework policy aiming at creating a competitive environment for entrepreneurial activities and economic development. Ticino’s RIS is geared by the Triple Helix approach, and it is based on an integrated set of sectorial policies, including economic promotion instruments, territorial marketing actions aiming at attracting investments (thanks to good infrastructures, institutional stability and high quality services), measures for promoting industrial innovation and the availability of a first-class human capital (thanks to a very solid VET system and the presence of academic and research institutions). Ticino’s RIS, as well as Fondounimpresa, have been planned and are actually managed and monitored activating a participative approach (“Tavolo dell’economia”), involving the social partners, academic and R&D institutions, decision makers. Different Cantonal Departments are involved in the management of the RIS, and particularly the DFE and the DECS (VET and CVT policies).    Which partners are working on this? Ticino Canton Education, culture and sport Department VET Division The Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in Castilla la Mancha in the 2014-2020 The Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in Castilla la Mancha in the 2014-2020 period supports initiatives that promote the creation of employment and the improvement of the employability, especially, by encouraging entrepreneur initiatives and by promoting the active inclusion in the labour market of the most disadvantaged people. The strategic goals of the programme are: -Reduce unemployment rate among the population. - Stimulate and support entrepreneurship as a measure of job creation. - Increase and improve professional qualifications, and the growth of productive sectors to facilitate employment and lifelong learning. - Reduce social inequalities, promote equal opportunities and fight against discrimination. The ESF OP budget 2014-2020 of Castilla-La Mancha amounts to a total of 236.805.624 euros, of which 80% is co-financed through the European budget, 189.444.499 euros. In order to promote multilevel governance, the design of the ESF operational program has involved the active participation of regional and local authorities, other public authorities, economic and social partners and representative bodies of civil society. In this sense, any program aimed at implementing social innovation projects in order to stimulate entrepreneurship, economic development and employability in disadvantaged geographical areas of our region, shares the objectives of the ESF operational program. Which partners are working on this? Junta de Comunidades of Castilla-La Mancha Latest News See all project news 29/11/2021 ESF Flanders workshop on participatory methods ESF Flanders organized an online interactive workshop with local shs to discuss on the participatory model and guidelines and other outputs. Type: Project 23/11/2021 Canton Ticino workshops on participatory methods Presentation and discussion on the model of the participatory methods with the Canton Ticino's stakeholders Type: Project 11/11/2021 Social D first dissemination seminar Interreg Dialog partners took part at the first dissemination web seminar on social d pilot action. Type: Project 21/10/2021 Study visit in Trento-Pilot Action Social D 19-21 October 2021 TERRITORIAL WELFARE, GOOD PRACTICE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO BULGARIA - SOCIAL D ACTION PLAN Type: Project 27/09/2021 Conference CCI Vratsa Social D On September 27, 2021, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Vratsa, organized and held an Online Press Conference on Pilot action "SOCIAL-D Type: Project 23/09/2021 Web meeting on participatory methods On 23rd September 2021 the lead partner Autonomous province of Trento organized a web meeting to present the last version of the model of participatory methods. Type: Project 21/09/2021 Bulgarian study visit in Trento - Social D 19- 21 October 2021 the Bulgarian study visit in Trento - Social D pilot action Type: Project 21/09/2021 Interreg Dialog proud Interreg Dialog project was recognized as an international best practice and published in the innovation platform of OPSI Type: Project 30/06/2021 Steering committe meeting 30 June 2021 Steering committee meeting on the stakeholders survey reports and draft model of participatory method. Type: Project 29/06/2021 III web seminar on communication tools III web meeting on communication tools promoted by the Autonomous Province of Trento. Type: Project Latest Events See all project events Dec 07 2021 Hannover, Germany Lower Saxon workshops on participatory methods Lower Saxon Ministry on participatory methods Type: Project Dec 14 2021 Trento, Italy Trentino workshop on participatory methods Presentation and discussion on the participatory methods with the trentino's stakeholders. Type: Project
Project summary The TITTAN COVID-19 project (Translation, Innovation & Technology Transfer in Ageing Network in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic), aims to establish a knowledge exchange network within five European regions to promote innovation and technology transfer in the field of the COVID-19 pandemic. The TITTAN COVID-19 project extension lasts a year and a half and is funded through the Interreg Europe Program. TITTAN Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing European population is ageing rapidly. The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase from 14% in 2010 to 25% in 2050. Advances in science and technology contribute to prolong people lifespan, but unfortunately that does not mean they will be healthier. In its headline strategic document “EU2020 Strategy”, the EC has identified active and healthy ageing as a major societal challenge common to all European Countries. The TITTAN project (Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing) aims to tackle that challenge, by improving the quality and performance of the European regional healthcare systems in relation with the healthy and active ageing. Its specific objective is to exchange, benchmark and implement good practices and measures in 7 European regions about policies which can foster the design, up-taking and use of innovative technology-based products/solutions. The TITTAN learning approach is focused on 3 Thematic Areas (TAs): how to uptake innovative health products/services through new public procurement practices (PCP and PPI); how to promote the establishment of innovation ecosystems in the health sector; how to raise citizen´s awareness about using new technologies for improving quality of life.The project is promoted by a well-balanced partnership, which involves 7 European regions: Galicia (lead partner), Basque Country, Scotland, the Metropolitan Area of Amsterdam, Lombardy, Saxony and Lower Silesia. The strong ties among them - coming from the cooperation in previous projects and the active participation in the EIP-Active and Healthy Ageing – represents an added-value for the partnership. TITTAN will contribute to improve 7 regional policy instruments. all of them are linked to the EU Structural Funds. Thus,TITTAN will provide partner regions with the opportunity to orientate the spending process of the Structural Funds towards some of the most-effective and result-oriented policy practices for healthy and active ageing. €1,784,916.00 from 1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2021 Topic Research and innovation What will this project change? The European TITTAN Project, aims to tackle the challenge of ageing, by creating a network of communication for interchanging good practices that can foster the design, innovation and technology transfer, up-taking and use of innovative products/solutions for this problem, for improving the quality of life of elderly people and improving the performance of the European regional healthcare systems too. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? 2014 – 2020 ERDF Operational Programme (OP) of the Region of Galicia The Galician ERDF Operational Program (OP) has been approved in March 2015, aligning with Europe 2020 targets and the Regional Specialization Strategy. The area of health and especially the field of Active Ageing and Healthy living, are among the highest priorities for the region.The Galician OP has been divided in 10 Thematic Objectives (TOs).TO1 aims to foster Research and innovation development in the region. Galicia aims to become a lead region in Southern Europe that offers knowledge-intensive products and services linked to a healthy lifestyle model. Under this framework the Galician Regional Health Government is aware of the challenges ahead.Galician senior population (more than 65 years old) reached in 2015 23% of the total population. Besides, a considerable part of Galician people live in rural areas and the management of healthcare services are most expensive. Innovation seems the only solution to overcome current health challenges. Since 2011,our region collaborates with other European regions in the development of European and participating actively in some of the most important initiatives developed at EU level (KIC, EIPonAHA, etc).Long term collaborations and exchange of good practices can be a very powerful measure to incorporate successful strategies implemented by other European regions in Galicia.The final goal is to increase the quality of life of our patients, guaranteeing a sustainable healthcare system through the incorporation of innovative policies. Which partners are working on this? Galician Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS) 2014 – 2020 ERDF Operational Program (OP) of the Basque Country. The ERDF Operational Program 2014-2020 of the Basque Country is the document in which the strategy and thematic objectives of intervention are set up in the region. It addressed finance activities by the ERDF for the new programming period 2014-2020, and the financial arrangements set for these objectives. The ERDF Programme put special focus on the thematic objectives addressed to promote the smart specialisation strategy in Europe 2020 : R+D+I (OT1), TICs (OT2), SMEs (OT3) and Low Economy and Carbon (OT4). The OP measures addressed through the TITTAN project are as follows : - Thematic objective 1 (R+D+I), where there is a specific mention on boosting the R+D+I on ageing and health by promoting the technological convergence to fill gap markets on ageing, health and others (page 12 of the document). - Thematic objective 3 (to improve the competitiveness of the SMEs), to which creating new services, products for ageing population, and health, is one of its main issues (page 15 of the document). The strategic approach and the expected achievements of the Basque Country´s ERDF OP are different from the ones of Galicia, considering that - according to the Cohesion Policy classification of regions -  it is a long-stading "More Developed" region, whereas Galicia is a newcomer  "More Develope" region. Therefore, the participation of both regions in the project can surely enrich the learning process, even tough they are from the same Country. Which partners are working on this? Basque Foundation for Health Research and Innovation (BIOEF) 2014 – 2020 ERDF Operational Programme (OP) of the Region of Lombardy The ERDF Operational Programme of the Region of Lombardy is the regional policy instrument that manages ERDF funds. The measure concerned by the TITTAN project is the Axis I “Strengthening research, technological development and innovation”, with a focus on the following areas: - promotion of new markets for innovation – support to PCP and PPI actions; - support of projects concerning the regional innovation strategy for smart specialization (RIS3) – of which one of the specific work programmes is active ageing; - support to actions enabling the regional stakeholders to participate in innovation platforms, such as clusters, as well as to participate in European programmes for research and innovation; - enhancing the level of innovation practised by business, with the intent also, but not exclusively, of industrialising research results. The Operational Programme could profit from the expertise of other European regions, particularly if it helped to find ways to enhance the transfer of transnational research results to businesses, and in policies and projects concerning the innovative thematic of telehealth and its application in the public healthcare system. Which partners are working on this? Regional Foundation for Biomedical Research (FRRB) ERDF operational programme of Saxony 2014-2020, approved by European commission on 17.11.2014 The ERDF Operational Programme of the Free State of Saxony is the regional policy instrument that manages ERDF funds. It has been approved by the Saxonian government in November 2014 as a result of detailed consideration regarding regional challenges as well as overall investment priorities. Extensive parts of this programme align with priorities of the Europa 2020 Smart Specialisation Strategy, e.g. to foster research, development and innovations, reduce CO2-Emissions, the adjustment to climatic changes as well as the preservation oft he environment and many more. The improvement of healthcare through more resourceful and innovative technology-based measures is among the top priorities of the region. The rate of population under the age 20 decreased from 24% in 1990 to 15% in 2012 while the rate of senior population (age 65 or higher) increased during the same period from 16% to 25%. It is expected that the amount of senior population will be increased up to the rate of 33% by 2025 while the rate of the younger population will hardly increase. Furthermore a remarkable amount of the saxonian population lives in rural areas where medicinical provision and healthcare are far less marked than in urban regions. Only by fostering and implementing technology-based innovations, Saxony can take on the distinctive demographic and healthcare challenges mentioned above.   Which partners are working on this? Healthy Saxony (HS) Scottish ERDF Operational Programme (OP) 2014-2020, Priority “Innovation in support of Growth & Jobs: Promoting business investment in innovation and research, and developing links and synergies between enterprises, R&D centres and higher education sector” Innovation is a key driver of productivity growth, and Scotland has a strong base of innovation to build on. As Scotland's Economic Strategy makes clear, improvements in innovation enable businesses to become more competitive, grow more quickly, enter new markets and become more resilient to change. The Scottish Government is fully committed to ensuring that Scotland becomes an innovation nation, and has a portfolio of supporting actions to achieve this. The Scottish Government is supporting ambitious collaborations between businesses, universities and others to capitalise on Scotland's world-class research through a network of Innovation Centres. There are currently eight in Scotland, and the Digital Health Institute is one of them. DHI plays a hub role in the Scottish health and care ecosystem and has a main focus on ageing, a potential domain for innovation. In addition to supporting innovation activity in Scotland, the Scottish Government will support international collaboration by piloting Innovation and Investment Hubs at key global locations, and this project could be an enabler for its development. Which partners are working on this? The University of Strathclyde - Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) The 2020 Strategy for the Lower Silesia Voivodship (does not apply to the 5th call) The 20202 Development Strategy for the Lower Silesia is the most important document of the Voivodeship setting out mid-term policy direction. It is implemented in accordance with the national and Community legislation, in particular with the Act on the National Development Plan and the Council Regulation laying down general provisions on structural funds and the Cohesion Fund. Account was also taken of the Council Regulation on the ERDF, the ESF and the Cohesion Fund in the new European Union financing perspective. Among the Strategy´s eight priorities, it has to be mentioned the regional development based on the cluster cooperation, Development of entrepreneurship and innovation, the intensification of cooperation economy-science-administration. One of the main objectives of the policy instrument is the achievement of a better healthcare queality, to ensure accessibility to certain types of benefits, taking into account the long-term demographic trends. An important direction of activity is the development and support innovative solutions raising the quality and availability of services.The improvement of the policy instrument will consist in promoting technological innovations in the health sector, by introducing new products and services and changing the manner in which the services are provided. Which partners are working on this? Lower Silesian Voivodeship Marshal Office (LSVMO) 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Programme (OP) of the West Nederland - Kansen voor West II (does not apply to the 5th call) The OP Kansen voor West II has been build in cooperation with 8 partners (4 Provinces and 4 cities in Western Netherlands), with the aim of achieving the EU2020S objectives. The emphasis is on innovation & investment into R&D. In particualr, the four big cities involved (among them, Amsterdam) face specific challenges, as sections of these cities seem to 'miss their connection' to current economic developments, because of ageing, which is felt more strongly is densely populated areas. In some parts, ageing appears to give rise to an economic and social divide. The TITTAN project has a synergy with two of the priority axis of the OP: a) Axis "Innovation" : focus is on providing innovative solutions to societal challenges and needs that are of a composite nature, for instance, as food and health and work and health. Solutions to these composite needs will increasingly have to be developed by connecting new technologies to the sectors. Life Sciences and Health, and especialy healthy ageing/vitality is one of the main sectors which is mentioned (p. 6 of the OP). Focus will be on accelerating the implementation of new technologies in health, thereby supporting specific objective 2 and 3 of the TITTAN project. b) Axis "Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty", Investment priority 9b: it is coherent with the TO3 of TITTAN,, which aim to raise awareness among citizens about the importance of using new technologies for improving quality of life and lifespan.   Which partners are working on this? City of Almere (CAL) Sign up for the TITTAN newsletter Subscribe now Action Group Reports Last Uploaded: Final Report of Action Group 3 (Active Citizens for healthy ageing) Reports Results and outputs Last Uploaded: Interregional Portolio (July, 2018) Specific results Tweets by TITTAN Latest News See all project news 29/10/2021 Kick-off meeting of the TITTAN COVID-19 project Translation, Innovation & Technology Transfer in Ageing Network in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic Type: Project 01/12/2020 Final Conference of the TITTAN Project High-level dissemination event of the TITTAN project Type: Project 29/10/2020 High-level dissemination event of the TITTAN project The High-level dissemination event of the TITTAN Interreg Europe project will be held online on 1 December 2020, 12:00 - 14:15 CET. Type: Project 09/09/2020 TITTAN in the “European Week of Regions and Cities” TITTAN will participate in the great event “European Week of Regions and Cities” with a Talk about patients empowerment. Type: Project 22/07/2020 #Europecooperates 2020 Interregional cooperation forum | Online | Special edition 2020 Type: Project 11/06/2020 TITTAN in the forum "Europe, Let´s Cooperate!” The TITTAN Lead Partner, ACIS, participated in the Interreg Europe Forum presenting its Pilot action: the Health Living Lab of Ourense Type: Project 05/05/2020 TITTAN pre-selected for RegioStars Awards 2020 The Interreg Europe Managing Authority has selected TITTAN as one of the five projects that will represent the Interreg programme at the RegioStars Awards 2020. Type: Project 18/09/2019 TITTAN project meeting in its implementation phase The partners of the European interregional project TITTAN held the first meeting of the project in its second phase. Type: Project 18/07/2019 TITTAN in the Creative workshop of MONITORIS3 The workshop concluded with a presentation of the leader of the TITTAN project, who provided very interesting tips for the design of the Action Plans. Type: Project 22/05/2019 ACIS achieves one of the 13 pilot actions in 2018 In 2018, out of 133 action plans developed in Interreg Europe projects, only 13 pilot actions were funded... Type: Project
Project summary The lack of access to credit and financial exclusion can be a serious obstacle to business creation in many European regions. Microfinancing of SMEs and support to social entrepreneurship is an already tested and proven tool which can contribute to a high level of quality and sustainable employment, reducing disparities and poverty; and thus contributing to the realization of the « Inclusive growth » priority of the Europe 2020 strategy. There is a wide variety of microfinance programs across Europe, however, there are significant differences in how these microfinance initiatives reach their target groups. Therefore, the “ATM for SMEs” project is aiming at improving the access to microfinance in the participating regions by sharing and exchanging the local knowledge on innovative solutions. The "ATM for SME"s consortium is lead by Fejér Enterprise Agency (HU), and is characterized by a balanced proportion of managing authorities and microfinance institutions, and a European-level advisory partner. The intensive interregional policy exchange and learning process, planned in the framework of the project, allows the gathering of evidence on the feasibility of these good practices, and capitalising on the experience accumulated in the  participating regions.    The 9 regional partners will prepare 9 action plans in order to integrate and deploy  good practices learnt from interregional cooperation within the identified regional or  national policies.    €1,913,897.00 from 1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2021 Topic SME competitiveness What will this project change ? The influence of the project can be demonstrated by the generation of new projects – tackling at enterprise development or improving the access to local microfinance programs – and improved management of the policy instruments by adopting new approaches in the way calls are organized and assessment methodologies are developed . The project indicators show that the successful implementation of the project will influence 626 million EUR of Structural Funds related policies and 0,6 million EUR of other policies. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Integrated Territorial Programme of Fejér County The Integrated Territorial Programme 2014-2020 (ITP) of Fejér County is an intrinsic part of the centralised Territorial and Settlement Development Operational Programme (TOP) of Hungary. The TOP incorporates the territorial development objectives of the Hungarian regions, and the funding of the projects will be managed in a decentralised manner, by the counties, based on the assessment system defined in the ITPs. The main priorities of the ITP include 1) local economic development and job creation; 2) development of local public services ; 3) inclusive local society, elimination of segregation and human resources development ; 4) support of local employment promotion initiatives. The measures concerning the « ATM for SMEs » project fall under priority 6 – Support of local employment promotion intiatives. The ITP sets up territorial assessment criteria for the evaluation of the projects applying for ERDF/ESF funding in the framework of the TOP. Some of these criteria are assessing the impact on the local economy, employment and enterprise promotion. Reasons for improving the ITP in the framework of the project : - a more sophisticated assessment scheme for projects dealing with enterprise promotion would be useful - shaping a new methodology to assess the social and territorial impacts of enterprise promotion programmes - generation of innovative projects in the field of enterprise promotion, including improved access to financing Which partners are working on this? Fejér Enterprise Agency Integrated Territorial Programme of Zala County The Integrated Territorial Programme 2014-2020 (ITP) of Zala County is an intrinsic part of the centralised Territorial and Settlement Development Operational Programme (TOP) of Hungary. The TOP incorporates the territorial development objectives of the Hungarian regions, and the funding of the projects will be managed in a decentralised manner, by the counties, based on the assessment system defined in the ITPs. The main priorities of the ITP include 1) Fostering local economic development and the capacity of the settlements to keep their population; 2) Preserving cultural heritage ; 3) Local cooperation programmes ; 4) Human resource development The measures concerning the « ATM for SMEs » project fall under priority 1 – Fostering local economic development. The ITP aims at fostering a high-employmente economy in Zala county, and promoting entrepreneurship is a key factor in achieving this objective. The ITP sets up territorial assessment criteria for the evaluation of the projects applying for ERDF/ESF funding in the framework of the TOP. Some of these criteria are assessing the impact on the local economy, employment and enterprise promotion. Reasons for improving the ITP in the framework of the project : - generation of innovative projects in the field of enterprise promotion, including improved access to financing - shaping a new methodology to assess the social and territorial impacts of enterprise promotion programmes   Which partners are working on this? Zala County Foundation for Enterprise Promotion Regional Operational Programme for Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship The objective of the Regional Operational Programme (ROP) for Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship is to increase the competitiveness of the region, ensuring in parallel the improvement of the living conditions of its inhabitants through the principles of sustainable development. The priorities set out in the programme are aligned with the EU 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The programme provides for support on 10 thematic objectives, while concentrating resources on 1) support to enterprises and innovation, 2) low-carbon economy, 3) transport infrastructure 4) labour market programmes, supporting social inclusion and education. The expected results, concerning enterprise development and social inclusion are : 1) an increase in the number of unemployed and inactive who found a job after support from the programme 2) an increase in the number of people who have improved their skills thanks to support by the programme; 3) Support to more than 35,000 people at risk of exclusion. Reasons for improving the (ROP) in the framework of the project : - improve the way thematic calls related to enterprise development are organized in order to include the social impact of the actions. - generation of innovative projects in the field of enterprise promotion services and improving access to financing and business support services   Which partners are working on this? Świętokrzyskie Region – Marshal Office of Świętokrzyskie Region Sardinia ROP ERDF 2014/2010 In line with the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the European Union, the Regional Operational Programme (ROP) of Sardinia region is supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both through financial support and eased credit conditions, and through strengthened key e-services, in particular in the field of facilitatations for setting up a business in the island. This should help to relieve the financial conditions of the Sardinian firms. The Programme focuses on seven main priorities, including : 1) Competitiveness of the economy, 2) Promoting social inclusion, fighting poverty and all forms of discrimination. The thematic priority « TO3 - SMEs competitiveness » contains measures to increase the performance and competitiveness of the SMEs in the region, in order to improve their capacities to increase in regional, national and international markets. The objective 3.6 under this priority is aiming at improving the access to credit and financing for enterprises. The specific measures are concerning the system of public guarantees (Action 3.6.1) and contribution to the development of venture capital funding market dedicated to startup's in pre-seed, seed and early stage (Action 3.6.4). Reasons for improving the ROP in the framework of the project : - shaping a new methodology for monitoring or evaluating measures; - improve the way thematic calls are organized in order to measure the social impact of the actions.   Which partners are working on this? Autonomous Region of Sardinia - Regional Department for Planning Municipal support for growth strategies of SMEs Since 2002 the city of Offenbach has successfully been implementing the strategy "Start-Up City Offenbach – Promotion and strengthening of business starters". Various measures supporting people in getting self-employed or starting a business have been developed and are well-functioning, with a specific view on socially disadvantaged population groups, such as: - Comprehensive information about the start-up process and contact points - Counseling, training and seminars - Funding possibilities including grants and loans such as microcredit - Networking and office space - Conferences and Business Start Up Awards However, the city’s current challenge is not only to support enterprises up to one year after start-up, but to particularly strengthen the business’ growth phase in order to further develop the potential of a business through growth financing and support for growth and innovation. So far several projects have been and are currently being carried out in the frame of the Municipal support strategy for the growth of SMEs. As such specific support is provided in the frame of ‘Planstation Offenbach’ to small and medium enterprises in the cultural and creative industries. Entrepreneurs can receive counseling and guidance as well as co-financing up to 25% for business investment for growth an innovation. The objective of the overall strategy is to increase the number of jobs created by business starters during the first five years of their business by 25%.   Which partners are working on this? KIZ SINNOVA company for social innovation gGmbH Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 of Croatia As a new EU member state, Republic of Croatia has prepared 2 operational programmes for facing new challenges after entering into EU membership. Operational programme related to SME sector is “OP Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020”, while a public policy related to this project is Priority Axis 3 Business Competitiveness, Investment Priority 3a1 "Better access to finance for SMEs". Alos, PORA is main coordinator for implementation of County Regional Development Strategy for period 2011-2013 (valid for 2015). In past 20 years, a lot of measures from national level has been developed and applied in Croatia with aim of enhancing the system of SME’s microfinancing. Based on transfer of best practices planned in the framework of the ATM project gained from all other EU partners and regions, OP Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 can be improved in the sense of adopting those new practices and policies and improving existing measures and policies in the area of SME’s microfinance (e.g. establishment of new funds on national land regional level for SME’s microfinancing, adopting new and improved specific measures successful in other EU countries and regions).   Which partners are working on this? PORA Regional development agency of Koprivnica Križevci County Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme of Hungary – 8th priority: Promotion of financial engineering instruments and services The Economic Development and Innovation Operation Programme (EDIOP) draws on two of the structural funds, ERDF and ESF. In order to achieve the above high-level goals, the EDIOP designates 8 priority axes covering the fields of (1) SMEs, (2) R+D+I, (3) ICT, (4) energy, (5) employment and (6) vocational training, (7) tourism and (8) the application of financial assets. Priority Axis 8 includes FEIs and supports all the above priority axes 1in reaching their objectives. One of the major inadequacies SMEs facing is the lack of capital and the consequential obsolete business infrastructure, to which EDIOP response with capacity enhancement. Another area is the low level of willingness to cooperate and efficiency, which EDIOP intends to remedy through network-based economic development. The development of the SME sector with financial instruments will have an important role, part of which, is the “loan on trust” experimental programme. Young people and start-up enterprises can have access to preferential financial instruments after receiving grants, supported with a mentoring programme, and having stabilised their operation. The volume of Priority Axis 8 (composed of FEIs) is more than EUR 2.2 billion, which requires very well established monitoring and evaluating measures. There is also need for better targeted measures in microfinance to reach those groups that are in most need of this type of financing.   Which partners are working on this? Ministry of Finance Youth Self Employment Programme of Burgos City Burgos City Council youth self-employment programme, currently integrated within the general “self-employment” programme is focusing on direct grants to the promoters of the projects on a regular and equal distribution basis (2000€ per project aprox.) This local financial instrument is dedicated to projects which aim at promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship among the young population of Burgos city.   This instrument, taking into account the lack of enough financial resources and the social, economic and political interest of the issue, could be improved in terms of spreading out the number of projects supported and funded, along with increasing the efficiency of its implementation.   Which partners are working on this? European Business and Innovation Centre of Burgos (CEEI-Burgos) Cooperation platform for business development in the Follo Region (cancelled) The Cooperation Platform for Business Development in the Follo Region is a policy instrument developed among 7 municipalities in the Follo region. The main objective of The Follo Joint board with this strategy is to contribute to strengthening Follo as business region so that the region's economies can be triggered,by: Goal 1: Develop an innovative business and scientific community who are international leader in bio-economy. Goal 2: Assist more entrepreneurs with establishing new enterprises Reasons for improving the policy instrument: The process of developing a action plan for business development in the region has just started, and this action plan will support the goals of the cooperation platform in order to build an innovative business and knowledge based environment in the region. The Action plan on business development in the Follo Region is meant to be a very action oriented practical strategy document that will outline several relevant tools and ways of reaching the general goal of developing a more favourable environment in the region, and also towards reducing the risk of investing in the early phase of new businesses. Lack of risk-willing capital is seen as one of the most important barriers for innovation and business creation from the idea to early stage development. Responsibility among the actors will be shared, and there will be cooperation with enterprises, private NGO’s (such as Microfinance Norway) and other actors. Which partners are working on this? Microfinance Norway ATM for SMEs Leaflet Download Regional Action Plan Read the Lead Partner Regional Action Plan right now! Download Tweets by ATM for SMEs Latest News See all project news 08/12/2020 Videos of the ATM for SMEs Final Conference All the video content of the Access To Microfinance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises project are available on https://vimeo.com/showcase/atmforsmes Type: Project 17/10/2018 FINAL STUDY TRIP IN CROATIA PORA Regional development agency of Koprivnica Križevci County organized a three-day study trip in Croatia in the period from 15th to 17th October 2018. Type: Project 03/10/2017 Microfinance as a tool to local employment.  The workshop organized by UMWS  focused on the topic "microfinance as a local employment tool. Type: Project 10/07/2017 Cagliari Study Trip The study trip started with a welcome speech by Mr. Raffaele Paci (Vice President, Sardinia Region) who stressed the relevance of the project for the social and... Type: Project 15/05/2017 Study Trip in Burgos The Involvement of priority groups meeting took place at the CEEI Burgos. Type: Project 20/03/2017 Social and technological innovation in Oslo Project “ATM for SMEs” continues in Norway with the scope of identifying of best practices in the field of access to microfinance for SMEs Type: Project 24/10/2016 1st Study Trip in Offenbach Dr. Matthias Schulze Böing, Head of the City of Offenbach’s Department for Employment, Statistics and Integration presented Offenbach... Type: Project 29/09/2016 ZMVA Stakeholder group meeting In 29th of September 2016 a stakeholder group meeting was held in Zalaegerszeg . Type: Project 26/09/2016 KIZ SINNOVA Stakeholder-Group Meeting: ATM for SMEs Make Offenbach more attractive for start-ups. Type: Project 30/08/2016 Stakeholder meeting by Ministry for National Economy A brainstorming session on local good practices. Type: Project
Project summary Green Public Procurement to achieve Green Growth  GPP4Growth brings together nine partners from nine countries, to exchange experiences & practices and improve their capacities on implementing resource efficiency policies that promote eco-innovation and green growth through Green Public Procurement (GPP).   Project objectives GPP4GROWTH aims to address the challenges and exploit the opportunities related to the adoption of the new EU public procurement system, effective since April 2016. Europe's public authorities consume 14% of the EU GDP on goods, services and works of a total estimated value of EUR 1.8 trillion annually. This purchasing power is now anticipated to promote environmentally friendly and resource–efficient goods and services (e.g. energy efficient electronic and electrical equipment supplies, electricity from renewable energy resources, sustainable construction works, low-emission public transport vehicles, cleaning services using environmentally friendly cleaning products, etc). For this purpose, GPP4Growth will support public authorities to seize new opportunities for using their purchase power to stimulate eco-innovation, resource efficiency and green growth, mostly by using new award criteria in calls and tenders that pay particular attention to environmental considerations. The updated framework that will emerge is anticipated to  address the needs of the territories regarding compliance to the new EU public procurement system.  More specifically the project aims to:Increase the capacity of regional administrations to effectively implement resource efficiency policies, applying green public procurement.Improve the implementation of national/regional resource efficiency policies, providing incentives to businesses to integrate environmental factors and costs when producing goods and/or providing supplies, services and works.Unlock regional/national investments on green public procurement to promote the development of new green products and services.Improve regional actors’ readiness and create knowledge awareness on the influence of green public procurement on the adoption of sustainable consumption and production patterns by businesses operating in the region.  Expected changesOver 7% increase in the number of businesses in partners’ regions, integrating environmental factors and costs when producing goods and/or providing supplies, services and works. Increased capacity of 200 staff of public administrations to effectively implement resource efficiency policies, applying GPP. 10 million Euros of investments unlocked to promote new green products and services development. Increased knowledge awareness of over 1000 stakeholders on the influence of GPP on the adoption of sustainable consumption and production patterns by businesses.   Main activities and outputs Analysis of the factors that influence businesses to participate in green tenders and contractsEvaluation of existing regional and national policies that promote eco-innovation and green growth through GPP. Identification of good practices on GPP methods that led to the implementation of green contracts. Development of a digital lifecycle costing (LCC) method and resources for all EU public administrations to allow harmonised application of LCC. Promotion of interregional learning and capacity building through 3 interregional workshops, 2 existing experience visits, and policy learning events. 14 policy briefs to transfer GPP4Growth lessons learnt to public authorities beyond the partnership. Joint development of 9 regional action plans to improve the addressed policy instruments.   €1,967,357.00 from 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021 Topic Environment and resource efficiency Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? O.P. of Western Greece 2014-2020 Main features The 2nd strategic objective of the OP of Western Greece focuses on environment protection and on a shift to an environmentally-friendly economy. Thematic objectives 4 & 6 include measures related to:  6a & 6b - Investments in the waste and water sector to meet the EU’s requirements 6e - Improving the urban environment, reducing air pollution and noise 4b - Promoting renewable resources use in enterprises 4c - Supporting energy efficiency in public infrastructure, including public buildings and in the housing sector 4e - Promoting sustainable multimodal urban mobility Reasons for improvement  Green public procurement (GPP) in the implementation of Western Greece O.P. is not explicitly foreseen. In Greece there are no specific guidelines for GPP for regional public authorities, as the country is listed among the 5 EU countries that have not developed a national GPP plan yet. Integrating GPP into tenders for selecting proposals under the above mentioned thematic objectives will boost the potential of enterprises/beneficiaries of O.P. in the region to develop green products and services, and improve their environmental impact and competitiveness through green growth. The managing authority has also identified the need to develop an integrated and coherent methodological framework for monitoring projects funded under the O.P., to early identify any deviations of original objectives, including objectives related to environmental protection and resource efficiency.  Which partners are working on this? University of Patras ERDF Regional Operational Programme Lombardy Main features 36% of funds of the ROP of Lombardy 2014-2020 are allocated to priority axis 1, aiming at enhancing technological development and innovation, also focusing on eco-industry, while 26% of funds support projects under axes 4 and 5, aiming to promote environmental protection and sustainable urban environment. Investment priority 1b3: Promoting new markets for innovation, particularly in the field of resources efficiency. Action 1.b.3.1: Strengthening of the demand for innovation in resource efficiency, green products and services, by supporting actions of Pre-commercial Public Procurement and Innovative Procurement. Reasons for improvement  Following the approval of the new national legislation on public tenders, effective since February 2016, GPP becomes mandatory, and all public administrations in Italy have to integrate environmental criteria into public purchases. The Lombardy region, as Managing Authority of the Lombardy ROP, has identified the need to more systematically use GPP criteria in tenders, following the provisions of the national Action Plan on GPP developed by the Ministry of Environment. Although GPP criteria has been developed for several sectors, life cycle costing methods need to be integrated in sectors such as food, health, tourism, construction and cleaning services, which are supported by the ROP. Furthermore, rewarding environmental criteria need to be developed in addition to core criteria to spur eco-innovation in businesses.  Which partners are working on this? Lombardy Region Regional Operational Programme Łódź province Objectives of Regional Operational Programme ŁÓDŹ PROVINCE (ROP-LODZKIE) Achieving green economic growth is one of the key themes of ROP-LODZKIE that aims to foster innovation, strengthen resource and energy efficiency, and establish social and territorial cohesion in the Lodzkie Region. Main measures concerned by the instrument  ROP-LODZKIE aims to revitalise the sustainability of Lodzkie Region’s economy using endogenous means. ROP-LODZKIE will utilise GPP to a) encourage SMEs to assess and address resource use issues, and b) increase the production of eco-innovations among SMEs and regional and local public administrations. This will be achieved, for example, by improving resource efficiency through targeted actions in the public services of metropolitan areas, sustainable tourism, manufacturing and ceramic industries, by modernising public and residential buildings in terms of resource efficiency, and by promoting a safe and low emission urban transport system. Areas for improvement ROP-LODZKIE will support projects congruent with its investment priorities V (protection of the environment) and VI (revitalization and endogenous potential of the region). Along these lines ROP-LODZKIE will have to deal with the poor technical conditions of industry and buildings infrastructures of the Lodzkie Region in terms of energy and resource efficiency, the lack of management planning for green products and the general lack of promotion of the use of renewable energy sources.   Which partners are working on this? Lodzkie Region Flemish Public Procurement Plan 2016-2020 Objectives Flemish Government – Department of CHANCELLERY AND GOVERNANCE (FG-DCG) has developed the Flemish Public Procurement Plan 2016-2020 (FPPP) to improve the resource efficiency of its economy, since public procurement supports significantly innovative, green and socially responsible products and solutions. As a major investor and consumer, FG-DCG aims to: develop criteria for green and innovative public procurement use GPP as a tool for promoting green growth -professionalise its procurement develop e-procurement increase SMEs’ participation in public procurement   FPPP main measures Flanders has to support eco-innovation and sustainable development in sectors such as sustainable chemistry, manufacturing, specialised logistics and agri-food, construction, and sustainable trade. FPPP improves the resource efficiency of the Flemish economy by limiting the consumption of primary raw materials, increasing the use of recycled products, making sure that no resource inefficient public works are funded, promoting sustainable biomass and developing sustainable transports.   Areas for improvement FG-DCG aims to promote the effective use of international networks, enhance the dissemination of innovative applications that are congruent with investment priorities such as promoting green growth and enhancing the competitiveness of resource-efficient SMEs, and adopt a territorial development approach for the urban regions of Antwerp, designed to promote green growth.   Which partners are working on this? Province of Antwerp Andalucia ERDF 2014-2020 Operational Programme. Horizontal principles of the Operational Programme. Project selection criteria for compliance with the standards of sustainable development: “use of ecological public procurement rules” (does not apply to the 5th call) Main features The ROP of Andalusia aims to contribute to the more efficient use of natural resources. 14% of the total funds are allocated to interventions to improve region’s environmental performance and achieve green growth. As Andalusia demonstrates poorer environmental performance compared to similar EU regions, the ROP of Andalusia focuses on the following investments priorities, aiming to improve the current recovery rate of waste, water quality and air pollution in the region: 6a - Investments in the waste sector to meet the relevant EU’s Directives’ requirements 6b - Investments in the water sector to meet the relevant EU’s Directives’ requirements 6e - Actions to improve the urban environment, reduce air pollution and promote noise reduction measures.   Reasons for improvement The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of Andalusia (ANDALUSIA) has identified the following areas for improvement in the policy instrument: The programme lacks specific provisions on how to stimulate proposals and projects in the field of resource efficiency and eco-innovation under the investment priorities mentioned above. Provisions for monitoring projects in contrast to environmentally-friendly and green KPIs have not been adequately developed. Although cases of green public procurement are regular in the sectors of paper and publishing, cleaning services and office equipment, there are limited in the fields of waste, water management and transport.  Which partners are working on this? Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (Regional Government of Andalusia) Operational programme “Growth and Employment” (does not apply to the 5th call) Objectives of Operational Programme “GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT” (OPGE) In Latvia there is a single operational programme aiming to achieve key development priorities at regional and national level. OPGE aims to provide support to the sustainable development of Latvia's economy, by designing a green monitoring control system, preventing environmental risks in a timely manner, and ensuring society’s participation in environmental management. Indicatively, Latvia aims to increase of share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption to 40% by 2020.   Main features OPGE supports green growth by ensuring environmental information and education, and community participation with regards to the following investment priorities: Environmental protection and resource efficiency Shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors Competitiveness of SMEs OPGE aims to promote measures that guarantee resource efficiency, the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, the extraction and use of environmentally friendly resources, green procurement and green consumption and the development of environmental policy.   Areas for improvement Latvia needs to increase the awareness about the benefits of the implementation of green criteria in public procurement processes, as well as expand their use in its public administrations, in order to modernise the interactions between the latter and the non-governmental sector, resolve environmental issues, and achieve green growth.  Which partners are working on this? Zemgale planning region Operational Programme “Environment” 2014 - 2020 (OPE) In Bulgaria, regional development is tackled by national operational programmes. OPE aims at: protecting the environment, reducing emissions and preventing the loss of biodiversity,developing new green technologies, and building a more competitive, resource efficient economy. GPP can further improve the implementation of measures under the following OPE’s priority axes: PA1 “Water”: improving quality parameters in urban wastewater treatmentPA2 “Waste”: improving the municipal waste management and infrastructuresPA4 “Flood and landslides risk prevention and management”: Construction of fortification facilities, drainage structures for reducing subsoil waters and/or structures for leading surface watersPA5 “Improvement of the ambient air quality”: reducing emissions of urban transport, industrial emissions  Reasons for improvement As acknowledged by OPE’s beneficiaries (municipalities, bodies within the Ministry of Environment), integrated mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating proposals based on more reliable indicators need to be adopted to better implement OPE. Defining life cycle costing methods for proposals’ selection, and improving the capacity for procurement, contracting and management of approved projects, based on common green criteria for each priority axis would result in a more effective GPP system, aiming to improve resource efficiency in the region, lead to the development of innovative green products and works, and to new jobs opportunities.  Which partners are working on this? Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 (BMW ROP) Main features The 4th and 5th priorities of BMW ROP aim at supporting sustainable and green development and resource efficient economy in the region. The relevant investment priorities are: 6e - Taking action to improve the urban environment, to revitalise cities, regenerate and decontaminate brownfield sites, reduce air pollution and promote noise reduction. 4c - Supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings and in the housing sector. The BWW ROP foresees the rehabilitation of industrial sites and contaminated land, improving at the same time water and air quality and supply.   Reasons for improvement Improvements on the management of BMW ROP are envisaged through the more systematic use of GPP in tenders and contracts supported by the ROP, especially in relation to sustainable construction and renovation works of the urban environment, transport, housing and public buildings. This will be achieved through the improvement of bids’ evaluation criteria and relative weightings, and processes that take into account life cycle cost efficiency. The establishment of a system of certification and eco-labelling as regards resource efficiency is also foreseen to enable the managing authority to integrate eco-labels as requirement for projects’ approval.  Which partners are working on this? Department of Environment, Climate and Communications OPI - Fostering a competitive and sustainable economy to meet our challenges – 2014-2020 Objectives of OPI Malta has a single operational programme aiming to achieve key development priorities at regional and national level. More precisely, OPI aims to support:the development of a resource efficient economy eco-innovation in sectors such as public infrastructure and buildings, the housing sector, ICT, maritime services and manufacturing, and renewable energy use.   Main measures The government aims to utilise green public procurement to induce resource efficiency and the use of green products and technologies, to promote sustainable growth in Malta. Hence, the government aims to boost sustainable tourism by promoting eco-innovation and thus upgrade the resource efficiency of tourism in the Harbour region. Furthermore, the aim is to increase investments in renewable materials in public infrastructure thus ensuring the maximisation of rooftop usage of government and public buildings, and the introduction of solar PV farms in areas with low environment sensitivity. The government will also aim to improve resource efficiency in public property and in housing, e.g. by developing zero energy public buildings by 2018.   Areas for improvement Further efforts are needed to exchange with other regions good governance practices that meet EU requirements concerning life cycle cost assessment, waste management, eco-innovation, resource efficiency in public infrastructure, improvements in urban environment, and increase in the share of renewable materials.   Which partners are working on this? Malta Regional Development and Dialogue Foundation Sign up for the GPP4Growth newsletter Subscribe now live stream GPP4Growth High Political Event Click the button below to follow the event 28/6 at 9.30 AM (CEST). live stream (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); GPP4Growth Tweets by GPP4Growth Latest News See all project news 06/07/2021 GPP4Growth cooperates with LIFEproETV GPP4Growth is pleased to announce a new networking cooperation with the LIFEproETV project. Type: Project 05/07/2021 Sharing on green public procurement for green growth The GPP4Growth High Political Event shared the results and future objectives in the field of green public procurement for green growth. Type: Project 28/06/2021 GPP4Growth High Political Event The GPP4Growth High Political Event will take place online from 9.30 to 13.00 (CEST) on June 28th. Type: Project 19/03/2021 GPP in Andalusia An informative video in English on GPP in Andalusia is available now. Type: Project 19/03/2021 GPP4Growth High Political Event Save the date for the final GPP4Growth dissemination event for executives and policy makers on 28/6/2021! Type: Project 18/12/2020 Circular in Business Implementation of the Regional Action Plan in the Lodzkie Region - GPP4Growth Type: Project 07/12/2020 GPP4Growth - Ireland Ireland’s GPP4Growth Action Plan has 3 key actions designed to increase the awareness and inclusion of GPP in public procurements. Progress has been significant Type: Project 16/11/2020 Status of the University of Patras Action Plan Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the initial timeframe of all actions envisioned in the Action Plan has changed. They will now be completed by July 2021. 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Project summary Inno4Sports places itself in the context of socio economic transformations in Europe that open up new dimensions for the capitalisation of sports ecosystems. The potentials of Sport ecosystems have started to be been recognized at EU level as drivers for innovation and growth with a high potential for cross-sectoral spill-overs and interlinkages with various societal and economic fields. Still, at regional levels, they remain underdeveloped, due to existing inconsistencies and an underrepresentation of the potentials created by sports innovation within RIS3 and regional development programmes.   Inno4Sports brings together five regions that all share the ambition to address a common objective, namely to improve the performance and efficiency of development programmes that are able to support sports clusterisation processes based on quadruple helix cooperation, and by doing so, promote the innovative value chains of sports. Taking into account the different regional contexts (e.g. development levels, available expertise on clusterisation processes), specific points to address have been identified by focussing on 4 thematic sub objectives; the creation of opportunities for market access, the exploration of cross-over cooperation, the development of harmonisation processes with regional development programmes and the creation of interlinkages with consumer needs and societal trends. By deepening cluster integration, through an intensive process of interregional learning, knowledge exchange and lasting inter-cluster cooperation processes, all partners set out to reach their ambitions.   As a new initiative, Inno4Sports, targets a topic that has not yet been tackled before in such concreteness. With the inclusion of EPSI as Advisory Partner to the project, a strong dissemination platform is included that will bring the project’s findings closer to the attention of not only regional, national, but also EU level policy makers to generate a multitude of future spin-offs. €1,810,585.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 30 Nov 2022 Topic Research and innovation Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? OP South Netherlands ERDF 2014-2020 The OP South Program aims to develop the region to an innovative top region, where innovation is the key to smart and sustainable growth. Besides EU, national and other regional policies, the OP largely relies on the RIS3 developed by the 3 Southern provinces (NL), linking economic and societal opportunities and challenges. The OP priorities are Innovation (boosting R+D+I infrastructure and capacity; stimulating investment in R+D instruments) and Low carbon economy. The overall budget of 321,6 million EUR comprises ERDF, additional public and private co-financing. To create a structure strengthening mechanism (stimulating cross sectoral cooperation, attracting (risk) capital and new companies), methods such as: clusters, living labs; social innovation; the use of design are used. The OP provides a framework for creating and keeping productive the innovation ecosystems of various thematic fields (among others: sports). The OP implementation is geared by the projects proposed by members of steady and also topical triple and quadruple helix cooperations. While regional projects to be financed by the OP are ample, quality projects and projects from special thematic fields with cross-sectoral relevance (e.g. sports) are needed to maximize the financing scheme’s utility to the benefit of the N-Brabant innovation eco-system. The S&T Foundation aims to influence the strategy of the OP through the development of tangible projects for which Inno4Sports provides the learning context. Which partners are working on this? Sports and Technology Foundation ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020 for Valencian Community The regional OP covers the ‘Regional competitiveness and employment’ EU objective with a total budget of 2,2 billion (1,3 billion ERDF). The OP is composed of five priorities + TA, with a notable support provided for research, technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship. The priority concerned by Inno4Sports is Priority 1: Development of the knowledge-based economy, R&D&I and the information society covering around 17% of the total OP budget. The priority is fully in line with IP1b. Focusing on actions linked to the promotion of research, innovation, the development and dissemination of technologies and the information society the priority is to boost the region's technological convergence to the European Union. In P1 the goal is to foster the cooperation between companies and Research & Tech organisations via R&D, and Innovation projects led by RTO’s, with the active participation of SMEs. The calls (launched annually) target 1) the promotion of R&D activities led by SMSs; 2) the support for the creation of innovative companies, and 3.) for innovative public enterprises 4.), the transfer of knowledge and cooperation between companies and research centres. Existing instruments (calls) need to be improved to make them more supportive of sports innovation activities, especially those aiming to develop products and services with cross-sectorial relevance (tourism, health promotion and active aging). Selection criteria for projects should also be revised in this light. Which partners are working on this? IBV. Association Institute of Biomechanics IVACE, Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (EDIOP) The OP with a budget of nearly 8 813,2 million EUR (67% ERDF and 33% ESF) aims to stimulate the economies of the six less developed regions in Hungary. Its most important priorities cover the competitiveness of SMEs, R&D&I, and employment. The OP also aims to develop the tourism industry, enterprises' energy efficiency, ICT. It also oversees renewable energy and energy efficiency in enterprises. The OP attains to give a boost to SME innovation activities and Hungarian research institutes, while improving cooperation among private and public research centres. The priority concerned is P2. Research, technological development, and innovation Measure 2.5 Supporting R&D investments (II.) – cooperation and networking with 342 million EUR assigned for the related call(s). As there is a separate measure (2.4) fostering SME innovation investments M 2.5 can fully target the support of innovation cooperation and networking as backbone of the innovation eco-systems/ clusters producing projects aligned with RIS3. Nevertheless, Measure 2.5 and the related calls do not promote efficiently the target driven cooperation of public research institutes/universities and SMEs. The calls are not supportive enough regarding the market access of innovative products and services either. It is only an additionally supported activity according to the call application rules. Another weakness is failing to foster cross-sectoral innovation achievements, where sports innovation would have a high relevance. Which partners are working on this? MSE Cluster Ltd. University of Debrecen, Institute of Sport Sciences Regional Operational Programme for Lodzkie Region for the years 2014-2020 The Regional Operational Programme for Lodzkie Region consists of 11 mono-funded PAs. The thematic objectives range from TO1 to TO10. The total OP budget is 2,256 million EUR, (72% ERDF and 28% ESF). Around 30% of the total financing is dedicated to innovation and related areas (competitiveness, innovation and R&D, innovation transfer, cooperation). The OP supports regional innovation policy under Priority 1: "Research, development and knowledge commercialisation" as well as Priority 2: "Innovative and competitive economy”. The actions in Inno4Sports will address Measure I.2 Business investment in research and innovation, Sub-measure I.2.2 R&D projects of the companies. M1.2.2. considers the necessity of close cooperation of the innovation chain actors in open and close innovation frameworks. The main issue to be treated is that no cluster coordinated R&D activities can be supported by the measure concerned, as clusters are not on the list of beneficiaries. Improvements are expected regarding ROP regulations to allow regional cluster organizations to apply for founding for R&D activities. Additionally, the companies and institutions and the future members of the VERDE cluster should get more means to support their research actions. Setting a preference for particular thematic fields such as sport and health in the selection of projects for support would be a crucial improvement for the ROP and the Quadruple Helix cooperation could also be integrated as requirement in calls. Which partners are working on this? VERDE Foundation for Sport Innovations Lapland’s Arctic Specialisation Programme (RIS3) The RIS3 named as Lapland’s Arctic Specialisation Programme was published in 2014 by the Regional Council of Lapland (RCL). RIS3 focuses on the resources and business opportunities of Lapland’s smart specialization. The key target groups are mainly authorities and regional R&D&I organisations. RIS3 recognises the role of Lapland as an arctic living environment, in which development efforts are constantly pursued in interaction with inhabitants. The key objective is to develop business opportunities leading to benefits for all. Another aim is to provide full employment and to ensure the proper innovation and business environment for SMEs in new innovative businesses such as sports. In addition, RIS 3 was created to set up platforms stimulating innovation and to boost the use of smart technologies as key to emerging future industries.   The RIS3 for Lapland needs revision to better support the evolution of the innovation ecosystems and innovation-focused clusterization – RIS3 is to be brought in harmony with the latest trends in smart specialization. Besides, a special focus is to be given to the industries providing the biggest cumulative impact for growth and new jobs. Sports recognised as one of the regional emerging industries perform breakthrough innovations and this way provide real potential for the new entrepreneurship and businesses in Lapland. Education and inno-friendly business environment combined should support the sports industry to bloom. Which partners are working on this? Regional Council of Lapland Lapland University of Applied Sciences Sign up for the Inno4Sports newsletter Subscribe now (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Inno4Sports Tweets by Inno4Sports Latest News See all project news 21/09/2021 CV leading the data-driven sport's innovation Valencia, July 6th 2021 After pandemic, the activity is coming back and the Inno4Sports workshop is one of the first international events organized at IBV. ... Type: Project 21/09/2021 Inno4Sports Summary Report Inno4Sports Summary Report has been released! Here is the link to upload it: Inno4sport Summary Report Type: Project 21/09/2021 Inno4sports Guidelines Document Inno4sports Guidelines Document has been released! Find out more here below: Inno4sports Guidelines Document Type: Project 25/02/2021 Time to implement our action plans! Project partners learned from each other and, based on this, they wrote action plans for their own region; now is the time to start implementing these plans. Type: Project 02/02/2021 Sport development in Lapland Sport development in Lapland funded with over 10 Million Euros during the 2014-2020 programming period. Type: Project 25/01/2021 Inno4Sports Bridge e-Event Inno4Sports Bridge e-Event presents an overview of the project results in Phase One and an insight into Phase Two. Type: Project 30/11/2020 Lapland hosts virtual Staff Exchange Week Partners organise Staff Exchange Weeks to learn more about relevant good practices. Lapland hosted online visits to Verde and Sports&Technology in November 2020 Type: Project 11/11/2020 Pilot Action to test European Good Practices The project facilitated the clusters and regions to learn from other regions’ Good Practices. A pilot action will help to transfer this practice to other region Type: Project 04/11/2020 Action Plan: North-Great Plain region, Hungary Improving the Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme 2021-2027 to foster market access of innovative ideas of SMEs in the field of sports. Type: Project 28/10/2020 A WALKSHOP WITH…SALVADOR LLANA Inno4Sport project talks to SALVADOR LLANA through the initiative “A walkshop with”. Type: Project
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A joint panel discussion will be organised online during the EU Week of Regions and Cities on 14th of October 2020 9:30 - 11:00 CET.
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