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Project Events Sort results by Newest first Oldest first Virtual Study Visit to Västerbotten 04/03/2021 Participants can discover how the Västerbotten region in Sweden is fostering... Type: Project Roundtable on the Innovation as a Service approach 26/11/2020 Supporting the next generation of digital transformation ecosystems: November... Type: Project Digital Innovation & the Evolution of Tourism 04/11/2020 CARPE DIGEM partners and stakeholders will explore how digital innovation... Type: Project Boosting digitalisation in your region 28/05/2020 Partners will share experience and gather insights about how to boost... Type: Project Project meeting: DIGEMs: the Slovenian experience 24/11/2019 - 26/11/2019 The second CARPE DIGEM Kick-off meeting Type: Project Presenting CARPEDIGEM project in Bled, Slovenia 16/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 Go Digital: Emilija Stojmenova Duh presents CARPEDIGEM project at ‘The engaged... Type: Project CARPE DIGEM at #EURegionsWeek 08/10/2019 Smart Villages: overcoming the divide between rural and urban areas Type: Project CARPE DIGEM kicks-off in Nevers, France 24/09/2019 - 25/09/2019 CARPE DIGEM project partners will meet for the first time at the kick-off... Type: Project Sign up for the CARPE DIGEM 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')); CARPE DIGEM Tweets by CARPE DIGEM
Project News Sort results by Newest first Oldest first The webinar for tourism attracted 200 experts 05/11/2020 Experts from around Europe gathered to discuss CARPE DIGEM project good... Type: Project How digitalisation can support tourism in crisis 30/10/2020 CARPE DIGEM partners and stakeholders will explore how digital Innovation... Type: Project THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF RURAL VILLAGES 20/07/2020 A tool on promoting digital transformation in villages and rural areas related... Type: Project Digitalisation of municipalities lecture 21/06/2020 Discussing how municipalities could benefit from digitalisation Type: Project #boostingdigitalisation webinar available 29/05/2020 Webinar is now available to watch at https://bit.ly/2ZVevMb Type: Project Boosting digitalisation in your region webinar 26/05/2020 Webinar on how digital innovation ecosystems mobilisation could boost regions'... Type: Project DIGEMs for the switch to the post-COVID era 07/05/2020 How cooperating for innovations can support the regions for the new work scene? Type: Project OCDE:Portugal leads in innovations against COVID-19 06/05/2020 Digital innovators in Madeira are leading in innovation projects to fight... Type: Project The world will enter into virtual reality 23/04/2020 Free access to the largest virtual reality event in France as a chance to... Type: Project 4PDIH held a webinar on digital signing 17/04/2020 A Slovenian example on supporting digital innovation in public organisation Type: Project DIGEMs against digital vulnerabilities 16/04/2020 As the COVID-19 outbreak has increased cyberrisks, European regional DIGEMs can... Type: Project Peer Review and wider project methodology discussion 08/04/2020 Joint working on capacity building Type: Project 123 Next Sign up for the CARPE DIGEM 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')); CARPE DIGEM Tweets by CARPE DIGEM
Project summary The decarbonisation of the energy system requires that all European citizens can make full use of renewable energies. However, there is a high percentage of citizens with many difficulties to have renewable energy facilities and equipment, in particular the vulnerable groups, including those affected by "energy poverty". These difficulties are motivated by economic and technological issues (renewable energy solutions are not adapted to vulnerable groups), but also by other factors of a social and cultural type, use and owners of housing, etc., which influence the types of solutions that should be used, as well as how to manage them. The general objective of POWERTY is to increase the use of renewable energies in vulnerable groups. This way, thanks to the project, new renewable energy installations will be facilitated to provide safe and clean energy to vulnerable households. In addition, companies supplying renewable energies will be encouraged through the project to offer technological solutions that are adapted to vulnerable groups, activating their corporate social responsibility. In this way, POWERTY will help to tackle energy poverty, promoting vulnerable households with adequate energy supplies, thanks to renewable energies. Given the exceptional conditions of these households, social innovation measures will be promoted, based on greater participation, integration and empowerment of vulnerable groups. The project will develop a complete learning process to facilitate an effective knowledge flow among regions, counting on 6 partners with different complementary expertise and different levels of competences (regional/national) which enriches the transfer of knowledge. More than 50 best practices and almost 50 events involving 60 stakeholders will establish 5 Regional Action Plans covering a population of more than 25 million inhabitants. €1,127,226.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic Low-carbon economy What will this project change?     Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Andalusia ERDF 20142020. Objective T.O. 4. Priority Line 4.c: Support the energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector. (Spain) OBJECTIVE: In addition to other specific objectives, increasing the use of renewable energies for electricity production and thermal uses in building, in particular by favouring small-scale generation in points close to consumption, and reducing CO2 emissions.CHARACTERISTICS: It offers financing and non-repayable grants for the acquisition of equipment and means necessary for the use of renewable energy in buildings in Andalusia, both public and private, as well as individual or collective, and the collective group most affected by energy poverty having a special consideration. PRIORITY OR MEASURE CONCERNED: The policy instrument addressed forms parts of regional energy strategies and planning of the Regional Government. REASON WHY IT SHOULD BE IMPROVED: Although the operational programme considers interventions for collective groups, they are not addressed appropriately taking into account the special socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of vulnerable groups, so it would be necessary to refocus the actions included in the policy instrument in a way that it allows addressing energy poverty with a more inclusive approach, adapting the forms of financing and the technologies to the special needs of these groups and taking advantage of the opportunities offered in this case by renewable energies for the generation of employment and the integration of these groups in society, contributing, at the same time, to a low carbon economy. Which partners are working on this? Andalusian Energy Agency, Andalusian Regional Government (AEA) Regional ERDF programme Rhône-Alpes 2014-2020 OBJECTIVE: to enhance the use of renewable energies in the residential sector, especially in territories with sustainable energy schemes, as well as areas with high energy poverty rates, in order to contribute to climate change mitigation and decentralisation of sustainable energy production. CHARACTERISTICS: subsidies to project developers and owners for the acquisition of equipment for the use of renewable energy in buildings in Rhône-Alpes, both public and private. PRIORITY OR MEASURE CONCERNED: the proposed policy instrument supports regional sustainable energy strategies and planning of the Regional Council. REASON WHY IT SHOULD BE IMPROVED: energy poverty is not well characterised and few regional socio-economic indicators exist today to support regional policies and more effective use of public resources. It is necessary to identify those elements. At national level, several new laws have been passed that allow the collective production of renewable energy and self-consumption of energy. Although this new legal framework provides new opportunities to help mitigate energy poverty, policy and subsidy programmes at regional level have not yet been adapted to address energy poverty in a more effective manner. It is necessary to identify the technologies and innovative elements of low cost that best adapt to the situation of vulnerable groups, as well as the forms of financing, operation and maintenance of renewable facilities that are more appropriate for this type of group. Which partners are working on this? Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (AURA-EE) Regional Plan for Development of South Central Region 2014-2020 (NUTS 2 Region), Policy Implemented through OP “Regions in Growth” 2014-2020 The focus within the current policy instrument addressed is on two specific objectives – raising energy efficiency in (1) housing sector and (2) public buildings. Within the housing sector, a “National Energy Efficiency Program for Retrofitting of Multifamily buildings” implemented through the local authorities is in place. It envisages implementation of EE measures for insulation, windows replacement, renovation of microclimate systems, local installations and /or connections to heat/gas supply, as well as accompanying EE-related construction works. The commissioning of RES is eligible where technically possible and economically viable. Internal improvements to the households’ apartments are not allowed. The target energy savings are 40-60% and energy class “C” compliant with the enforced energy efficiency standards.  Involvement of all private building residents is an obligatory condition to apply for funding. However, no mechanisms for ensuring the technical and financial participation of vulnerable or energy poor households is foreseen. In the initial programming documents the co-funding rates started from 50%, which made it impossible for low-income households to participate and thus the application process for the whole building was hindered. There are no supplementary schemes and support provided as well – i.e. bank credit and/or loans, low interest loans or preferential municipal and/or state support which further discourages energy poor households’ participation. Which partners are working on this? Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP) Regional Operational Programme of the Voivodeship of Opolskie 2014-2020. Objective T.O. 4. Priority Line III. Low carbon economy OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of the Opolskie ROP, Thematic Objective 4 and Priority line III. are:  support for the generation and distribution of renewable energy,promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in enterprises,support for energy efficiency, smart energy management and the use of renewable energy sources in public infrastructure, including public buildings and housing.CHARACTERISTICS: Support for the acquisition of equipment necessary for the use of renewable energy in public and private (both individual and collective) buildings of the Opolskie region.         The policy instrument is a part of regional strategy concerning energy. REASON WHY IT SHOULD BE IMPROVED: the ROP does not include specific actions addressed to vulnerable groups. For this reason, the rules regarding public subsidy programmes should be changed in order to make them more accessible for vulnerable groups. It is also necessary to determine the technologies and forms of financing more appropriate for them. In this regard, conditions of support (grants, loans) from EU and national, regional and local funds should be simplified and transformed in order to make them mutually complementary and more accessible for vulnerable groups. Which partners are working on this? The Agglomeration Opole Trust (AOT) Lithuanian operational programme for the European Union funds’ investments in 2014-2020 OBJECTIVE: to reduce energy consumption in the multi-apartment houses (housing sector), including possibility to install renewable energy measures.  CHARACTERISTICS: in the private field, incentives for the energy rehabilitation of buildings, including incentives for low income dwellers; in the public field, investments covering promotion of energy efficiency, including renewable energy systems in the public buildings. REASON WHY IT SHOULD BE IMPROVED: the policy instrument is addressed to implement energy strategies in public buildings and housing sector, such as National Energy Independence Strategy 2014-2020,Multi-apartment Buildings Modernisation Programme and Public Building Energy Efficiency Programme. REASON WHY IT SHOULD BE IMPROVED: there are around 32,000 multi-apartment buildings in Lithuania built according to the technical standard valid until 1993, most of them in poor condition and lack proper management. The investment gap for the renovation is up to 1 billion € until 2023 but the allocated financing for renovation is about 350 M€. In addition, a big share of the households in energy poverty cannot afford renovation of their housing. A market failure in financing renovation of housing sector in Lithuania is described in the Report of Ex Ante Assessment of Energy Efficiency. Alternative financing is necessary to cover this gap, especially for the implementation of renewable energy projects in building renovations affected by energy poverty. Which partners are working on this? The Public Investment and Development Agency (VIPA) Sign up for the POWERTY newsletter Subscribe now Latest News See all project news 29/04/2021 Jobs and skills for the energy transition One of the good practices of POWERTY presented in the webinar of... Type: Project 21/04/2021 Help ENPOR project (sister of POWERTY project) Please fill the survey "Structural Barriers to Investment in Energy Efficiency Policies in the Private Rented Sector" before 21 April Type: Project 20/04/2021 POWERTY - Online Coordination meeting All partners have participated in the POWERTY Coordination meeting to prepare the III Interregional Thematic Seminar. Type: Project 15/04/2021 POWERTY presente d to Ministry (Poland) POWERTY with the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy (Poland) Type: Project 08/04/2021 POWERTY II Interregional Thematic Seminar online After two-days seminar focus on energy poverty and renewable energy normative... Type: Project 25/03/2021 POWERTY - Online Coordination meeting All partners have participated in the POWERTY Coordination meeting to prepare the II Interregional Thematic Seminar. Type: Project 18/03/2021 POWERTY good practice in PLP webinar 29April 29/04/2021 - Webinar "Jobs and skills for the energy transition" Type: Project 09/03/2021 POWERTY in the Andalusian self-consumption table At the Andalusian self-consumption table, the working group of energy communities has been created where the Andalusian POWERTY team has been present. Type: Project 26/02/2021 Bulgarian interview on the Austrian radio Interview on the radio "Austrian" about the situation of energy poverty in 4 countries, including Bulgaria. Type: Project 24/02/2021 Energy poverty in the private rented sector During the European Week of Energy Poverty Manon Burbidge and Stefan Bouzarovski present their research findings on energy poverty in the private rented sector. Type: Project
Project News Sort results by Newest first Oldest first Lithuanian peer review 22/04/2021 On 2nd of March 2021 the LCA4REGIONS partners met virtually for a Peer Review... Type: Project Webinars on life cycle approach 13/04/2021 Looking to deepen your knownledge in LCA? Type: Project EPD as an example of LCA application in construction 31/03/2021 ATLAS, from Poland, committed to sustainable development though life cycle... Type: Project New EU energy labels and eco-design rules 29/03/2021 Ecolabels and eco-design are two life cycle management actions to fight against... Type: Project Navarra Waste Fund 2021 25/03/2021 Waste subsidies thanks to taxes on landfill disposal and infractions of the... Type: Project The life-cycle impacts of wind energy 01/02/2021 Short review of an analysis on the life-cycle impacts of wind energy whose... Type: Project Life Cycle Catalyst #3 now out! 28/01/2021 The third issue of LCA4regions newsletter, the Life Cycle Catalyst, has just... Type: Project Meeting our local stakeholders 20/01/2021 LCA4Regions partners met with their local stakeholders to get inputs on their... Type: Project Case studies from the 3rd TLJ 13/01/2021 For the third TLJ, study visits took the shape of case studies. Type: Project Lessons learnt from our 3rd TLJ 12/01/2021 What did we learn from our third TLJ? Type: Project Review of good practices on waste and material flows 08/01/2021 A review of the 19 Good Practices presented during the third TLJ. Type: Project Life cycle toolbox: the expert's eye (episode 3) 06/01/2021 LCA4Regions expert Fritz Balkau gives us some tips on how to give life to LCA. Type: Project 123...678 Next Sign up for the LCA4Regions newsletter Subscribe now LCA4Regions answers you Interested in LCA? You can contact us for information [email protected] LCA4Regions: to make a long story short LCA4Regions leaflet is meant to guide you throughout the different steps of our journey. Get on board! Download LCA4Regions leaflet "What goes around comes around..." The LCA4Regions newsletter Life Cycle Catalyst #3 is online! Read Life Cycle Catalyst #3! Tweets by LCA4Regions
Project summary   The Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is a recent concept whose main objective is to change the way people travel and pay for mobility services. The provision of transport services is one of the key pillars of strategic importance for regional authorities. Therefore, regional policy instruments can play a valuable role in supporting the introduction of MaaS and simultaneously ensuring these new platforms will contribute to low carbon transport policy-goals, social inclusion and increased levels of accessibility.   The main vision of PriMaaS is to promote the integration of traditional collective transport modes with personal and innovative ones by creating equitable mobility services truly focused on citizens' needs. Regional and national policy instruments should be adapted to promote a fully integrated intermodal approach between all transport services, namely by using data provided and gathered in real time about both travel demand and travel supply. At the same time, multiscale policy instruments should ensure that the more comfortable and affordable travel options for any individual to get from A to B has also minimum carbon levels.   PriMaaS aims at increasing inter-organizational collaboration and building trust among key stakeholders (transport authorities, operators, providers of mobility services and consumers protection organizations). This will be achieved by promoting thematic regional and interregional exchange of experience events.   By collaborating with the policy learning platform, PriMaaS will contribute to feed a knowledge hub focused on increasing accessibility levels based on the MaaS concept, therefore contributing for unraveling the full potential of regional transport networks and maximizing their efficiency. At the end of the 1st phase, 4 policy briefings, 1 Agenda and 6 action plans will be available to support policymakers and prepare regional policy instruments to a new arising paradigm in the transport sector. €1,563,660.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jan 2023 Topic Low-carbon economy Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Integrated Strategy for Territorial Development of Coimbra Region2014-2020 (ISTD) The ISTD embodies the “strategy” for Coimbra Region, which involves the strengthening the cohesion policies among the partners with the aim of ensuring the region as a competitive and strong identity. Its main objective is to mobilize economic, social, cultural and institutional agents and reinforce the policy of the region and the Intermunicipal Community (CIM). Therefore, the ISTD is developed in three priority areas: Valorization and Management of Endogenous Resources, Innovation and Human Capital, Cohesion and Social Inclusion - encompassed by two transversal areas, namely, Urban Network and Territorial Structuring, and Network Governance and Efficiency of Administration. OptiMaaS objectives are clearly in consonance with the structuring initiative of the respective action plan of the ISTD: “IE09: Mobilidade e logística” – Mobility and Logistics.   PP2 believes that actions associated with "IE09: Mobility and Logistics" are very important and should be more effective n what concerns the promotion of interoperability and intermodality, namely through innovative MaaS platforms in the Coimbra Region and in the surrounding regions that are under different Transport Authorities. Since certain competences of the CIM RC arose in a subsequent period to the strategy defined for the Coimbra Region, the PI needs to be updated and improved accordingly.   Which partners are working on this? Intermunicipal Community of the Coimbra Region University of Aveiro ROP (Regional Operational Programme) Liguria ERDF The OP for the use of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the period 2014-2020 is the main instrument for regional development, for the revival of the economy and for supporting employment in Liguria Region. The European Union's cohesion policy is articulated in 11 Thematic Objectives (OT) aimed at achieving the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, and of the Territorial Cohesion Plan 2020. Although this instrument represents an valuable tool for the decarbonisation of mobility and more specifically, to boost the uptake of cycling mobility and improve existing public transport infrastructure and services, there is a lack of existing incentives in Liguria Region to develop technical, behavioural and organizational frameworks supporting the development of multimodality and open data platforms that would allow a systemic and integrated realisation of future MaaS services. Currently, there are very few MaaS operational models around Europe; PP3 and PP7 believe that, capitalizing on a focused exchange of experiences among project partners, OptiMaaS will inspire regional policy makers to implement innovative projects in this area with the ultimate aim of not only benefit from the positive impacts at local levels, but also in view of potential scalability factors related to the development of low-carbon MaaS services at regional level.   Which partners are working on this? Liguria Region TTS Italia Operational Programme Thüringen 2014-2020 Thuringia aims for an annual reduction of its CO2 emissions by 400,000tons by 2023. A major share of this reduction will be realized in the transport sector which is responsible for about 20% of Thuringia’s CO2 emissions. The OP allocates ERDF 48.3 MEUR for sustainable transport. While this PI is being addressed in OptiTrans focusing on improving public transport services in rural and suburban areas through ICT, there is a clear need to establish a strong intermodal integration of suburban and rural regions to primary TEN-T hubs to guarantee accessibility. The likely market penetration in short-medium-term of MaaS will require significant innovation in multiple systems under the existing transport infrastructure. Therefore, new projects should provide right conditions for data-sharing and commercial collaboration, a global understanding of passenger behaviour/demand, a strategy beyond delimited territorial areas and support sophisticated technology to manage the new mobility ecosystem. Thus, the regional public authority aims to use the opportunity to involve regional stakeholders and support implement highly innovative actions that can demonstrate a real added-value and lead to a larger scale of mobility services. Therefore, it is expected the planning of demonstration projects shall inspired from pioneers take European regions (in the MaaS field) good practices will contribute for a more efficient use of ERDF funds into account and based on broad stakeholder involvement.     Which partners are working on this? University of Applied Sciences Erfurt Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the Timisoara Growth Pole This sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP) covers the municipality of Timisoara and 15 surrounding towns and villages, and relates to the period 2016-2030.   The SUMP aims to create a sustainable transport system meeting the needs of the communities in its area by addressing the following five strategic objectives: 1. Accessibility - Offering all citizens transport options that enable them to choose the most appropriate means of travel to key destinations and services; 2. Safety and Security - Improving safety and security for travellers and the community generally; 3. Environment - Reducing air and noise pollution, GHG emissions and energy consumption. Specific note should be taken of national and European Community targets related to climate change mitigation; 4. Economic Efficiency - Improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of transport for people and goods; 5. Quality of the Urban Environment - Contributing to enhancing the attractiveness and quality of the urban environment.   The SUMP is clearly focused on reducing CO2 generated by the transport system, but it does not consider the potential of MaaS solutions to contribute efficiently towards the achievement of the strategic objectives. Learning from the expertise of novel developments in the field of MaaS from other OptiMaaS PPs of advanced regions in the field, such as Finland, Sweden or Scotland, the SUMP for the Timisoara Growth Pole can be improved through providing specific support for MaaS developments.   Which partners are working on this? Timisoara Municipality Intelligent Transport Systems Romania - ITS Romania Finland’s structural fund programme Sustainable Growth and Work 2014-2020 (CCI 2014 FI 116M20P001) The managing authority (MA) of Finnish structural fund programme is the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The MA has delegated tasks to the Intermediate Bodies like Council of Tampere Region. In the programming period 2014-2020, a total of 25% of the Finnish ERDF funding will be directed at low-carbon and circular economy activities. The last calls of the programming period are focused on areas like mobility-related applications and solutions, where artificial intelligence is exploited. From the content point of view the funding supports the targets of the Regional Development Program 2018-2020 and RIS3 of the region. The development entity “Accessible Tampere Region” links to ERDF above all from the point of view of digitalization and intelligent traffic. “Sustainable Tampere region” has focus on developing e.g., sustainable resource chains of enterprise ecosystems and low-carbon. Current regional reform will broadly change the way in which governance operates as well as the responsibilities of different actors. Tasks for traffic mainly are transferred to the regions. The new Act on Transport Services brings together transport market legislation and creates the preconditions for digitalization of transport and new business models. With these reforms, we have the possibility to look beyond traditional administrative boundaries Which partners are working on this? Council of Tampere Region Regional Transport Strategy 2015 - 2025 The RTS is a statutory document setting out the transport policy framework for South East Scotland for a 10-15 year period. The current RTS was prepared in 2008, with an update in 2015. It supports wider Scottish Government economy, social and environment aims (e.g., the National Carbon Reduction Target) and links with the strategic land use/development plan for the region. Delivery of the measures included in the RTS is a matter for SEStran and the various stakeholders–in particular the 8 partner local authorities who, together with the Scottish Government, hold the major budgets for transport investment. SEStran itself has only extremely limited funding. Delivery of regional transport priorities has been hampered as local authorities have had to cut budgets and focus on local and immediate priorities. As a result there are gaps in cross-boundary transport provision within the concerned area, congestion is increasing particularly in the periphery of the city and surrounding areas, and environmental targets are being missed. The importance of tackling these issues will grow as the economy and population of the region increase as forecast, and more effective and sustainable approaches to delivery of regional transport services and infrastructure will need to be found. The Strategy therefore requires a comprehensive review, including improving the interactions between different levels of government and better prioritisation of policies and interventions to meet key objectives. Which partners are working on this? South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (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')); PriMaaS Tweets by PriMaaS Latest News See all project news 02/03/2021 How to maintain mobility services during COVID-19 Good practices adopted by PriMaaS partners regarding COVID19 pandemic measures and consequences on public transport. Type: Project 27/01/2021 Steering and Working Group Meeting PriMaaS Partners joined online for a Steering and Working Group Meeting on 27th January 2021. Type: Project 04/11/2020 3rd Regional Stakeholders Meeting - Tampere Region The Council of Tampere Region arranged the third regional stakeholder meeting in PriMaaS 4th of November. Under the circumstances of COVID-19 the meeting was on Type: Project 22/10/2020 Stakeholder Interview - Eng Gabriella Rolandelli 22nd October 2020 – Interview to Gabriella Rolandelli, Department of Infrastructure and Transport – Liguria region. Type: Project 16/10/2020 2nd Regional Stakeholders Meeting - Italia The partners from Italy, PP3- ITS Italia and PP7 - Liguria Region, held the second Stakeholders Meeting on 16 October 2020. Type: Project 12/10/2020 PriMaaS Project Policy Briefs - 1 & 2 Policy Briefs 1 and 2 are now available for consultation. Type: Project 07/09/2020 Stakeholder Interview - Engineer Karhula Kaisa 7th September 2020 – Interview to Karhula Kaisa, Passanger Transport Engineer in Tuomi Logistiika. Type: Project 25/08/2020 Stakeholder Interview - Professor Timo Liljamo 25th August 2020 – Interview to Professor Timo Liljamo, Professor of Civil Engineering in Tampere University and member of the Research Group: Transport Researc Type: Project 14/07/2020 2nd Stakeholder Meeting – Portugal (Centro Region) Portugal 2nd Stakeholders Meeting Type: Project 14/07/2020 Stakeholder Interview - Engineer João Marrana 1st Stakeholders Interview - Engineer João Marrana Type: Project
Project summary LINDANET is an ambitious project that aims to join efforts among European regions to work together towards the improvement of the HCH (Lindane) contaminated sites. Lindane was a pesticide widely produced during second half of the 20th century around Europe and the world. Lindane production generated huge amounts of high pollutant organochlorinated compounds (HCH isomers and others) which present high persistence, high toxicity, and carcinogenic, bioaccumulative and endocrine disrupting properties. For example, several isomers of HCH are included in the list of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) of the Stockholm Convention. Lindane production and use has been prohibited in EU regulation from 2007, but the Lindane related pollution still represents a very important risk for the human health and european environment and is still a quite unknown problem by the population and the political representatives. So, the intention of the LINDANET project is to advance in the direction of improve the knowledge and solution of this problem, starting from a regional point of view and reaching a European level. For this, the project has set the following general objectives: • To create a network of European regions affected by the contamination derived from the lindane production wastes (HCH and others), • To establish an Action Plan focused to the problem solution in each region, • To interchange experiences and knowledge that contribute to the solution of the contamination derived from the lindane and lindane production wastes, • To involve the stakeholder groups in the knowledge and the solution to the problem, • To contribute to the Policy Learning Platform of the Interreg Europe programme, • To raise public awareness about the HCH pollution and other related contamination problems derived from POPs and Obsolete Pesticides. €1,348,635.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jan 2023 Topic Environment and resource efficiency Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Aragón ERDF 2014-20 OP Priority axis 6: Preserving and Protecting the Environment and Promoting Resource. Efficiency. Priority of investment 6E: improvement of the urban environment,revitalization of cities, regeneration and decontamination of brownfield sites and reduction of air pollution. Specific Objective OE.6.5.1. improvement of the urban environment, revitalization of cities, regeneration and decontamination of brownfield sites and reduction of air pollution. This policy instrument addresses a serious territorial problem of soil contamination in Aragon: the contaminated sites where the already extinct INQUINOSA factory developed its activity, contamination that is related to the production from 1974 to 1989 of the biocide called lindane. The policy instrument performs actions on the old facilities of INQUINOSA factory, at the Industrial park "La Fosforera" in Sabiñánigo (Huesca), located beside residential areas, as well as on the suburban area of Sabiñánigo in two landfills where the waste from the lindane production was dumped: Sardas landfill and Bailin landfill. Operations approved within the Specific Objective OE.6.5.1. are destined to the control and containment of the contamination to guarantee the water use for drinking and irrigation, as well as to the activities of characterization of the old INQUINOSA site and buildings. Thus, the current operations are focused in conventional methods of control and containment of the contamination, due to the fact that there is not a known solution to treat this contamination till its complete removal. To improve this policy instrument, actions should be oriented to the search of new solutions to treat and remove HCH in these sites. Indeed, the Government of Aragon is doing efforts towards this objective by elaborating a first version of Strategic Action Plan against the lindane waste contamination in Aragon, under continuous review, which is going to be improved with LINDANET outputs. Which partners are working on this? Government of Aragon OP ERDF Saxony-Anhalt 2014-2020. Priority 4: OP ERDF Saxony-Anhalt 2014-2020. Preserving and Protecting the Environment and Promoting Resource Efficiency. SZ 11: Reduction of land use by supporting the inner city development and by improving the use of brownfields and conversion areas in urban areas. Measure: Restoration of brownfields and conversion areas in cities and the urban surroundings The investment priority 6E remarks the fact that soil is a finite and valuable resource whose quality must be guaranteed. According to specific objective 11, unexploited lands in Saxony-Anhalt cover a surface of around 250km2. This unexploited lands are often affected by soil contamination due to urban and rural activities, constituting a threat for humans, animals and environment. Thus, some of the objectives of specific objective 11 are the restoration of the non-exploited contaminated lands, so that they can be transformed to conversion areas in urban and peri-urban environments, if necessary. Some of the measures described to achieve this specific objective, are: • Development and restoration of non-exploited areas and compatible conversion areas • Remediation of brownfields • Remediation of contaminated sites to prepare them for a future use within the regional development   With regard to contamination with Hexachlorcyclohexane resulting from LINDAN production remediation of the contaminated sites is highly challenging. Participation in the project LINDANET allows for learning from the partnership’s experience with regard to short- and long-term effects of remediation measures and thus improves decision making on the right set of measures in Saxony-Anhalt.   Which partners are working on this? State office for contaminated sites (LAF) Galicia FEDER 2014-20 Operational Programme Priority Axis 6 Preserving and Protecting the Environment and Promoting Resource. Efficiency. Priority of investment 6a: Investing in the waste sector to meet the requirements of the Union's environmental acquis and to address needs, identified by the Member States, for investment that goes beyond those requirements Priority of investment 6d: Protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil and promoting ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure According to what established in the Galicia FEDER 2014-20 OP, in those actions to be financed within priority of investment 6.a, measures destined to the prevention and the reduction of waste, the development of separation, selective collection and domestic and industrial waste recycling will be prioritised, toguether with the industrial prevention, control and monitoring, aimed to the reduction of the soil contamination. Within the framework of this priority of investment, actions related to the prevention of soil contamination, as well as the management of potentially contaminated sites will be promoted. On the other hand, in actions to be financed within priority of investment 6.d, measures destined to the restoration of degraded areas will be prioritised. Among them studies to determine the soil conditions and restoration of affected soils can be elaborated.   Currently, actions are being undertaken for the remediation of soils in natural spaces, by means of remediation, restoration and cleaning of non-controlled dumping spots. This policy instrument could be improved with new measures related to HCH decontamination. Which partners are working on this? Government of Galicia - General Directorate of Environmental Quality and Climate Change Plán odpadového hospodářství Jihočeského kraje (Strategy on Waste Management of South Bohemian Region) The 2014-2020 Operational Programme Environment (OPE) builds on the OPE from a previous period. It aims to protect and ensure the quality of the living environment of the Czech population, promoting the efficient use of resources, eliminating the negative impacts of human activities on the environment and climate change mitigation.   The Priority Axis 3 (PA 3) is related to environmental waste management, from the base of waste prevention to the inventorisation and removal of environmental burdens. The PA 3 is also focused on reducing environmental risks and developing systems for their management. In the framework of the PA3 Specific Objective 4 (SO 4), and inventory of contaminated and potentially contaminated sites will be elaborated, categorising priorities for the selection of the most severely contaminated sites to be remediated. A planned activity is the remediation of seriously contaminated sites. Thus, this policy instrument is aiming to eliminate contamination and risks deriving from it for the most seriously contaminated sites that may pose serious risks to human health or the environment.   The improvement will be done in focusing on the policy instrument on the more specific target group of pollutants. The policy instrument should concern specifically with the pesticide pollutants, which were widely used in agriculture in past. And for the future production is very important to map the situation of this kind of pollutants. Which partners are working on this? Regional Development Agency of South Bohemia - RERA a.s. Regional Operational Program of Silesian Voivodeship 2014-2020 Priority Axis V Environmental protection and efficient use of resources The Project falls under the ROP 2014-2020 investment priorities: -6a: Investing in the waste sector to meet the requirements of the Union's environmental acquis and to address needs, identified by the Member States, for investment that goes beyond those requirements -6d: Protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil and promoting ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure   This policy instrument undertakes activities aimed at supporting projects in the field of waste management through the construction/development/modernisation of municipal waste recovery and disposal plants, as well as comprehensive disposal of hazardous waste such as lindane. This will contribute to the reduction of waste threatening the inhabitants and environment of the region. Support for investments under this measure will be possible if these projects result from the Regional Waste Management Plan (VWMP) and the investment plan for waste management. One of the activities described in the VMNP is the disposal of hazardous waste such as plant protection products, including DDT and lindane, which was stored in excavations. Support will be granted to investments for cleaning up the hazardous waste and for ensuring safe waste disposal. The Project will allow to take into account new products and services related to the hazardous waste. This will contribute to the environmental protection and will introduced them into the affected municipalities and even out of their limits. Which partners are working on this? Central Mining Institute Regional Monitoring Plan on Chemical Residuals based National Program of Health Research The National Program of Health Research (NPRS), as other funds of the Italian Ministry of Health derive, in fact, from the resources that the State allocates with the aim of improving and promoting the health care of its citizens. The goal of the NPRS is the health promotion and personal care. In what refers to the project scope, the NPRS undertakes initiatives aimed at supporting activities in the field of food and feed contamination management through the development/modernisation of a network system able to monitor the state of art of the real pollution of the National interest Sites. Within this framework, measures destined to the prevention and the reduction pollution need to be prioritised, which include the food control and monitoring, aimed to the reduction of food contamination. Exchange of information and experience within the LINDANET project partners, will favour the decision-making process of the HCH contamination of the Sacco river valley site and will allow the improvement of the actions to be taken related to the prevention of food and feed contamination. Which partners are working on this? Experimental Zooprofilactic Institute of Lazio and Toscana M. Aleandri (IZSLT) LINDANET Newsletter April 2020 Newsletter 1 LINDANET Newsletter September 2020 Newsletter 2 LINDANET Newsletter January 2021 Newsletter 3 Latest News See all project news 18/02/2021 LINDANET-New brochure avalaible We are happy to announce that our brochure on LINDANET objectives, policy instruments, project partners, is available online. Type: Project 29/01/2021 1st stakeholder meeting in Galicia region This first meeting with the Galician stakeholders has been very useful to establish a communication system between the Administration and the Society. The LINDA... Type: Project 12/01/2021 3rd Interregional Thematic Workshop LINDANET 3rd Interregional Thematic Workshop of the LINDANET project focused on the health and social aspects of soil contamination. Type: Project 17/12/2020 Stakeholder meeting in Aragon Aragon second meeting for sharing the LINDANET project progress to stakeholders Type: Project 09/12/2020 Stakeholder Meeting in Poland On the 9th of December2020, the 2nd regional thematic workshop as part of the LINDANET project took place in the Silesia region (Poland) Type: Project 04/11/2020 Stakeholder meeting in Italy On Saturday 10 October 2020, in the Aldino Ripari room in Colleferro, the open conference, entitled “Site of national interest, Valle del Sacco. Type: Project 28/10/2020 Stakeholder Meeting in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) 2nd Stakeholder meeting within the project LINDANET in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) Type: Project 08/09/2020 Bitterfeld megasite What Europe can learn from Bitterfeld megasite and Saxony-Anhalt Type: Project 01/07/2020 2nd ITW & site visit: Bitterfeld megasite-Germany From June 16 - 18, 2020 the semi-annual LINDANET Project Meeting took place in the form of an online meeting. Type: Project 27/02/2020 LINDANET 1st Semester stakeholder meetings Four regional stakeholders meetings were organized in Aragon, South Bohemia, Germany and Silesia Type: Project
Project summary The need to promote a shift towards a low-carbon economy represents many business opportunities. The Small Business Act highlighted that the EU and Member States should enable SMEs to exploit these opportunities. There are many good practice examples that build the capacity of green and blue companies, but unfortunately, many of these examples are not replicated in other regions and remain unexploited. The objective of GRESS is to improve policies for SMEs' competitiveness by strengthening capacities to trigger and support formation of sustainable and competitive start-ups and spin-offs within the green economy. The partners (NO, EL, PL, IT and BG) apply a policy-learning process in five steps, 1) status on green growth in each region, 2) scan and exchange of experience and identification of good practice for mutual learning, 3) assessment and ranking of relevant practices through peer assessments in RSGs, 4) idea generation on policy intervention with interregional knowledge transfer, and 5) development and monitoring of regional action plans. Five policy instruments will be improved through governance measures, new projects, and structural change. 26 MEUR in Structural Funds, as well as 7 MEUR of other funds are estimated to be influenced by the project. The policy improvements are envisaged to improve awareness on the opportunities for SMEs the in green & blue economy, increase the no. of participants at and improve the quality of training programmes for green start-ups, attract more SMEs to participate and succeed in public procurements of green products and services, improve access of SMEs to risk capital outside the local region, make cities and regions more attractive for young entrepreneurs in green sectors, introduce improved incentive schemes for green start-ups, enhance the performance of ecosystems, increase the no. of competitive start-ups and spin-offs within the green economy and improve their chances of survival. €1,054,671.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jan 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Strategic Business Development Plan (BDP) for Kristiansand 2011 - 2022 The BDP was adopted in 2014 and has an overall vision to make Kristiansand the best city in which to work, live and do business.The objective of the plan is to enhance the competitiveness of the business community and to foster growth and value creation in the larger region. The BDP is funded by the budget line for business development in the city, and we assume that some 1.5 MEUR could be realistically influenced by the project. In the context of this project, we address priority 3 on "entrepreneurship and start-ups" with focus on the following measures:  B. Encourage start-ups • Develop incubators and contribute to an efficient support system for start-ups • Promote access to venture capital for entrepreneurs in the early phases • Encourage start-ups with potential for solving societal challenges related to the shift towards a low-carbon economy. Kristiansand and the surrounding region have natural assets (e.g. surplus of hydropower) and hosts world-leading business clusters within the process and maritime industries. There are also public funds for supporting business development. Despite these strengths, the number of start-ups within clean-tech sectors has been fairly moderate, and the survival rate of new businesses is not satisfactory. It is thus a need to improve the performance of the BDP on the basis of learning from European partners when it comes to approaches, methods, and tools for encouraging, supporting and sustaining green start-ups.  Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Kristiansand /City of Kristiansand Regional Operational Programme of Attiki 2014-2020, Investment Priority 3.d The ROP through IP 3d aims to modernize and diversify the local economy and traditional value chains and encourage the participation of SMEs in domestic and international networks and value chains.To this end, blue/green economy potentials have been identified as major agents of change. The Region of Attiki has identified both Blue Economy and Sustainable Economy of Needs in its ROP and as 2 of the pillars of its RIS3. Also, the Region has launched an ambitious plan for Piraeus: The Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI), an 80.4 MEUR program (6.8 MEUR for IP 3.d) funded by and is an inherent part of the ROP. The ITI promotes Piraeus as a “green”, “blue”, “smart” and “sustainable” city, and addresses both pillars in several ways. As Maritime Capital of Greece, most of the regional funds for Blue Economy (through ROP and/or ITI) will be allocated to the Municipality. The Region and Piraeus need to specify the ROP in terms of making relevant measures more targeted towards green & blue start-ups. Up to now, this has been achieved by taking advantage of their own success stories such as BlueGrowth Initiative & prize (a URBACT best practice of Piraeus to support start-ups relating to the blue economy and environment). As local expertise is limited, the project will enable both entities to enrich their understanding and exploit potentials for stimulating start-ups in the green & blue economy as a way of further specifying their respective ERDF-funded initiatives.  Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Piraeus Regional Operational Programme of the Voivodeship of Westernpomerania 2014-2020 The objective of the Regional Operational Programme (OP) is to increase the competitiveness of the region, and thus improve the living conditions of its inhabitants. OP, Priority Axis I Economy, Innovations and New Technologies supports the establishment and development of new enterprises. EUR 340 million has been allocated for the development of the business sector. One of the direct ways of supporting entrepreneurship, self-employment and creation of new jobs is to finance various consulting and training initiatives addressed to people willing to pursue such challenges. Information and publicity campaigns are conducted to promote the idea that it is never too late to commence business activity – you only need a good idea and determination. Its main goal is to raise the level of innovation and competitiveness of the region’s economy. The OP does not take into account the significant role and potential of the green economy in the development of the region. That is why the OP should be changed and the economic policy of the region should be directed at the transfer of development achievements related to the promotion of start-ups and growth in the green sector, to the whole economic system and entities functioning in other sectors. WZP coordinates and activates the entrepreneurship of the region’s residents and external entities operating on its territory. To do this in an efficient way, WZP must constantly improve its competences and policy instruments.  Which partners are working on this? Westpomeranian Region Metropolitan Strategic Plan (PSM) 2,0 – Ob. 1.2 “Bologna would be attractive for new talents” The Metropolitan Strategic plan is the main policy instrument of the Metropolitan City. The plan identifies 7 strategic lines of intervention. The first addresses the need to build the identity of Bologna Metropole as sustainable, responsible and attractive. The Ob. 1.2 in particular aims to make Bologna an attractive city for young talent and new citizens. The competitiveness of the territories is played not only on economic and infrastructural factors but also on social capital that is able to produce cultural and educational opportunities, innovative context, services and hubs of knowledge. The presence of many research centers of excellence, expertise and technological knowledge, of public and private capital, is a key factor capable of making Bologna inconvenient position. Moreover, the PSM addresses the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation, the need to foster the circular economy and green jobs (Ob.4). This is strictly related to the Emilia-Romagna RIS3 and is aimed at fostering new production concepts and business models to add value and strengthen the development of highly innovative areas with high potential for growth. The overall aim is to make Bologna a "Start-Up Valley".  Which partners are working on this? Metropolitan City of Bologna Operational Programme "Innovation and Competitiveness" 2014-2020 Operational Programme "Innovation and Competitiveness" 2014-2020 (OPIC) main target is SMEs. OPIC is closely related to the Investment for growth and jobs goal and Bulgaria‘s contribution to the "Europe 2020" targets. The main objectives of the program are to address the needs, overcome the challenges, and seize the opportunities for the development of the Bulgarian economy by supporting smart and sustainable growth. The Programme also aims at achieving a complementary effect in terms of inclusive growth. The current project is targeting specifically one out of the five priority axes of the program: “Entrepreneurship and SME growth capacity” and thematic priority TO3 Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs -with designated 45.47% out of the total budget of the program amounting to EUR 1 358 857 870. OPIC has limited contribution to the support of green start-ups and start-ups that predominantly target the development of sustainable business models, as the topic is relatively novel for Bulgaria. An overarching and functioning framework for attracting, evaluating and supporting viable green business solutions is therefore lacking. Additionally, different stakeholders have expressed the need to improve the lengthy and unwieldy procedures not only for project evaluation but procedures for project development as a whole.  Which partners are working on this? Foundation Cleantech Bulgaria Latest News See all project news 28/04/2021 Bulgaria goes Circular The GRESS project partner, Cleantech Bulgaria, has supported the Bulgarian government for the uptake of Circular economy in the national strategic priorities. Type: Project 15/04/2021 Resilience Challenge AcceliCITY is one of the largest Smart and Resilient City startup accelerators in the world Type: Project 15/03/2021 Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform The Connecting Nature Enterprise platform is an online marketplace connecting potential buyers with suppliers. Type: Project 22/02/2021 Trans-regional Action Plan workshop The GRESS partnership held an Action Plan development workshop focusing on West Pomerania. Type: Project 19/02/2021 StartOff - a new program for startups StartOff a new program for start-ups that want the public sector as a customer. Type: Project 20/01/2021 Competition to identify Smart City innovators Nordic City leaders launch competition to identify Smart City innovators Type: Project 21/11/2020 Virtual round table for knowledge transfer Cleantech Bulgaria invited all GRESS partners on Nov 20th 2020 to a virtual round table, discussing good practices from the partner regions. Type: Project 18/11/2020 Interregional Action Plan Workshop The GRESS partnership started a series of virtual Action Plan development workshops, designed around one particular policy instrument. Type: Project 11/11/2020 VI Congress of Polish Clusters Clusters and regions’ role as enablers of the circular economy in Poland Type: Project 07/11/2020 GRESS at ECOMONDO 2020 Metropolitan City of Bologna presents the GRESS project at the International Exhibition ECOMONDO 2020 Type: Project
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Project summary The S3UNICA project is the natural follow up of the Pilot Project “Smart Campus” selected by DG REGIO under the call for expression of interest for “Thematic Partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects”, within the S3 Partnership on “Sustainable Buildings”. Who are the protagonists?                         Why S3UNICA?S3UNICA brings together 5 countries to build more effective innovation policies and to support interregional cooperation.The Smart Specialization University Campus project aims at emphasizing the role of Universities in regional innovation policies, by providing specialist research and technical expertise in the field of energy sustainable buildings and by offering campuses as a hands-on lab where to implement these innovative solutions. Universities involved in the project can contribute to regional knowledge exchange and its translation into innovative energy products, solutions and public/private services.     €1,538,662.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic Low-carbon economy Our goals                                              S3UNICA will be able to create a virtuos circle, indeed it promotes the symbiosis with regional territory and capitalize the experience of "Smart Campus" project toimprove the energy efficiency of University Campus buildings and infrastructures develop of innovative solutions throughout the value chain associated to energy saving and smart grid developments define a common methodology, using the new Energy Performance of Buildings directive and its Smart Readiness Indicator. Moreover, being S3 an ex-ante conditionality to access Cohesion Policy funds, this project will contribute to the foreseen “entrepreneurial discovery” process to influence regional policy, starting from University achievements and involving all the quadruple helix actors: S3UNICA can count on the involvement S3P Partnership on Sustainable Buildings, which currently includes 45 public administrations and the participation of different stakeholders from the industrial sector and civil society.   How can we do that?5 action plans 24 stakeholder meetings 7 newsletters and communication strategy Catalogue of good practices Self assessment tool 5 exchanges of experience 3 campus technical meetings6 steering group meetings Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? The Friuli Venezia Giulia region has approved its regional energy Plan (REP) on the 22nd December 2015 as stated in the Italian decrees n. 28/2011 and n.102/2014 which implements the directive 2009/28/CE on energy and climate and the use of renewable energies and the directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency Based on the 20-20-20 Package on climate and energy the FVG REP is articulated on the following measures:implement and finance an energy register of public buildings (university campuses as well), starting from the regional heritage, to establish regional energy requalification objectives and priority funding for interventions. At the same time, create a regional computerized system for collecting data on the  regional contributions granted in terms of energy efficiency, energy saving and use of RES and on energy savings achieved;create a summary of technical sheets with the description of "typical interventions" in the field of energy requalification (both for building structures and for facilities) available to public administrations. To this end, prepare the regional guidelines to encourage and promote the use of GPP (Green Public Procurement) in public  administations;introduce an incentive in new buildings and existing buildings (university campuses included) to implement an improvement in energy performance, to install RES plants and micro-plants or to increase supply from RES, compared to the minimum already established by national obligations; obligation of a three-year plan for the Public Administration for the restructuring of public buildings with the aim to comply with the minimum RES levels and the incentive of the same through an order of priority in the allocation of financial spaces.Thanks to interregional cooperation and exchange of experiences within the project, the selected energy Plan will be mainly improved through:  NEW PROJECTS : develop distributed generation and intelligent networks that allow the measurement and control of flows with digital communication systems and finance pilot projects that include innovative thermal storage systems for existing public buildings; STRUCTURAL CHANGES: promoting the use of IOT systems which would allow to monitor and manage electric and thermal energy in order to improve energy saving and the integration of RES in the traditional systems.  S3 POTENTIAL NEW TRAJECTORIES: entrepreneurial discovery process based on the involvement of the Energy sector quadruple helix actors.  Which partners are working on this? Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region – Environment and Energy Central Directorate – Energy Service University of Udine - DPIA University of Trieste Andalusia ERDF 20142020 Objective T.O. 4. Priority Line 4d: The development and application of intelligent distribution networks operating at low and medium voltage The main aim of the Priority Line 4d is to develop an energy infrastructure system that ensures quality of supply and use of autochthonous resources of Andalusia, as well as its orderly implementation in the territory, forming a more efficient energy model through the incorporation of elements that allow for "smart" energy management. The policy instrument addressed parts of regional energy strategies and planning of the Regional Government, precisely the Energy Strategy for Andalusia 2020. Actions associated with smart energy grids and improving the quality of energy supply are being financed. Improvements should be made concerning the development of integrated and complex projects, as the DG Regio "Smart Campus" pj. Currently, the Incentive Programme 2014-2020, managed by the AEA, should include possible other beneficiaries as university campus to receive incentives. Further improvements envisaged include increasing projects concentrated in critical areas as university campuses, technological parks, ports. S3UNICA will include pilot projects and foster conditions for replication and the development of smart grids and increasing quality of supply, identifying new areas of interest in the energy system, improving coordination with the regional energy strategy and Incentive Scheme, specifically in the Smart Grid action line. More flexible development tools should be applied facilitating monitoring and evaluation bodies and management centres when reorienting the programme. Which partners are working on this? Andalusian Energy Agency, Regional Ministry of Employment, Enterprise and Commerce, Andalusian Government (AEA) University Institute of Domotic and Energy Efficiency. University of Malaga Programme for sustainable growth and jobs 2014-2020 Finnish national program of EU Structural funds ERDF Priority 2 Theme Producing and using the latest information and knowledge (ERDF) The policy instrument is the Finnish national operating program of EU structural funds. The ERFD priority 2 aims at the production of new knowledge and knowhow, and also at delivering it to the society. The program is a major tool for the regional advancement of low-carbon society, as well as creation of strutural reform of the local economy, employment and entrepreneurship. The selected policy instrument contains three specific objectives (SO’s) that are interlinked with respect to the topic area of S3UNICA project. These SO’s are:    4.1 the development of new research, knowhow and innovation hubs based on regional strenghts,5.1 strenghtening the innovation capacity of companies3.2 developing new solutions for renewable energy and energy efficiency.The transition to low carbon society is a crosscutting theme in the Finnish OP, which strongly supports also regional transition measures. The challenge of SO selection in multi-dimensional topics, such as competence building and integrated projects for improved sustainable real estate management, is both on the MA’s and the project developers side. There is also more room for interregional project intitatives than are being currently utilised. The project is targeting this aspect of the policy instrument through deepening the stakeholder interaction and EU benchmarking of best practices within the topic area covered by S3UNICA. Which partners are working on this? Regional Council of South Karelia Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT Low Emission Development Programme and a new Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Bielsko-Biała The document establishes municipality's long-term energy strategy, which is then translated into a set of specific measures to be implemented by the municipality and local stakeholders (including educational community) by 2020.The overarching aim is the reduction of GHG emissions from the city territory by minimum 20% by 2020 through the reduction of energy consumption and wider use of RES. Key areas of action include "energy efficiency in buildings" and "energy education" and educational community is among the key stakeholders. Since the plan is periodically evaluated & updated and there is a possibility that the municipality will continue its commitment with the Covenant of Mayors by adopting new, extended Sustainable Climate and Energy Action Plan with extended goals until 2030, some improvements could be suggested, including adoption of new, innovative energy efficiency measures (to contribute to the achievement of ambitious GHG emission reduction targets) and better cooperation with the higher education community - both in the area of testing new solutions (that could be later replicated in other sectors) and in the area of energy education and raising energy awareness. The activities planned within the project will also support the implementation of current measures foreseen and the achievement of the current, ambitious goals. Which partners are working on this? Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Cités" Regional Operational Programme - Priority Axis 3.1 - Support for energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructures, including in public buildings and in the housing sector Regional Development Plan of Centru Development Region is the main planning and programming document elaborated at Centru Development Region. Its global objective is ”balanced development of Centru Development Region by stimulating knowledge-based economic growth, environmental protection and the sustainable use of natural resources as well strengthening social cohesion”. The Development Strategy of the Centru Region comprises 6 strategic areas of development, each of them grouping a number of specific priorities and measures:  Urban development, development of regional technical and social infrastructureIncrease of economic competitiveness, stimulating research and innovationProtection of the environment, increase of energy efficiency, stimulation the use of alternative energy sourcesDevelopment of rural areas, support of agriculture and forestryIncrease of regional tourist attractiveness, supporting cultural activities and recreationDevelopment of human resources, increasing social inclusion  Which partners are working on this? Alba Local Energy Agency – ALEA officially S3UNICA start S3UNICA project video - Storytelling of officially project start Watch! S3UNICA Newsletter S3UNICA six-monthly newsletter Read! 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Type: Project 31/01/2021 Third newsletter is out Third semester is almost ended and the third S3UNICA newsletter is finally available! Type: Project 28/01/2021 The 3rd S3UNICA Stakeholders Meeting in Romania On 26th January 2021, the 3rd Regional Stakeholders Meeting of the S3UNICA project took place, organized by Alba local Energy Agency - ALEA in online format. Type: Project 28/01/2021 Andalusian Exchange of Experience More than 40 European experts gathered yestarday in second S3UNCA Exchange of Experience organized by the Andalusian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Presidency Type: Project 25/01/2021 -48 hours to S3UNICA 2nd Exchange of Experience On Wednesday 27th we will have the possibility to discover more about the Best Practices in the Andalusian Region among direct evidence of different realities. Type: Project 11/12/2020 The first Exchange of Experience video is online! Despite the difficulties caused by COVID-19 pandemic, S3UNICA partnership was able to pursue its objectives and recorded the Exchange of Experience in Finland. Type: Project 22/10/2020 2nd Stakeholder meeting for Finnish partners Last 31st March, Regional Council of South Karelia and LUT University held their second Regional Stakeholder meeting (the last one in presence) Type: Project 13/10/2020 It is now the turn for ALEA stakeholders meeting! Last 30th June ALEA organized its second stakeholder meeting and it has been able to count on 13 participants and 5 policy makers participants. Type: Project