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The Innocastle Mid-term Conference took place online on the 24th of September 2020. It addressed the topic of Country House adaptation during COVID-19.
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Eleven Landscape Design master students of the Delft University of Technology started working on Innocastle learning cases in the province of Gelderland.
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Project summary EMPOWER (More carbon reduction by dynamically monitoring energy efficiency) works on the exchange of good practices on dynamically monitoring energy efficiency in buildings, with special focus on the use of innovative financial instruments, in order to achieve more carbon reduction and to improve low-carbon economy policies. The project’s main objective is to reduce carbon emissions from buildings, particularly in medium-sized schemes, while also supporting jobs and growth in the local economy. We will improve regional policies by: Analysing partners’ plans through peer review. Identifying good practices that will improve these plans, studying them through Study Visits, importing them via special workshops and Regional Action Plans. Developing cost-effective energy monitoring systems and using these in existing buildings and to attract private investment. Building the capacity of all relevant public authorities including ERDF Managing Authorities. The project’s main outputs will benefit the building users, key decision-makers, SMEs working in energy, investors. They are: New projects that innovate by applying cost-effective energy monitoring to reduce energy demand, using new technology. Improved governance between different levels of government, using the plan–do-act-check principle and providing quality data to attract and reassure commercial investors EMPOWER brings together 9 project partners from 9 countries (Slovenia, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, France, Poland and Spain) €2,013,101.00 from 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021 Topic Low-carbon economy What will EMPOWER change? Empower will improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes. It will reduce carbon emissions from buildings in the participating regions for 10 % by 2021 by improving the 9 policy instruments addressed by the project. Empower will implement investment, organisational and optimisation measures in the participating cities and developed at least 2 cost effective energy monitoring systems. Partners will demonstrate that good energy management is a part of good governance. Monitored savings will reassure financial institutions about the rewards of long term energy management investment. Through the planned capacity building actions, all project partners and their stakeholders will improve their knowledge and deliver a higher-than-trend rate of carbon reduction. The key decision makers for the production of the partner's Regional Action Plans in the cooperation with the Operational Programmes Managing Authorities will play a crucial role in the durability of the project results. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? OP for the Implementation of EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020. Thematic Objective 4: Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors. Main features of this policy instrument The target of a 20 % improvement in energy efficiency must be achieved by 2020 in accordance with Directive 2012/27/EU. It requires that each Member State ensures that 3 % of the total floor area of heated and/or cooled buildings owned and occupied by its central government is renovated each year. The TO4 of the Operational Progremme (OP) pointed out that the renovation of these buildings will be supported as a priority. In particular, the OP investment priority in which the policy instrument is focused is: supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings and in the housing sector. Why it should be improved? In the lifetime of the buildings (new or renovated) many conditions occur that influence energy use and CO2 emissions. To sustain planned or achieved energy savings and CO2 reductions good monitoring and management system using ICT tools and processes based on the principle of plan–do-act-check should be used continuously. Many of them are available on the market but not all optimal for specific buildings. At the same time financial savings are good opportunity to payback investments. So called energy contracting and public private partnerships need financial mechanisms for energy refurbishment projects. Combination of different financial resources (EU funds, banks, private investors) will allow at least 4 times more investments than planned only in Cohesion fund. Which partners are working on this? Energy Agency of Podravje – Institution for Sustainable Energy Use ROP Lisboa 2020, Thematic Objective 4: “Supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in all sectors”. Main features of this policy instrument: The specific Investment Priority identified by the policy instrument is the 4c “Support for energy efficiency, intelligent energy management and the use of renewable energy in public infrastructures, including in public buildings and in the housing sector”. IP4c has the objective of promotion of energy efficiency in two ways: public sector and social housingIntegrated investments in energy efficiency in public infrastructure and public lighting. Investments in energy rehabilitation of social housing buildings. Investments in energy production technologies from RES for self-consumption. Awareness-raising actions to improve the energy performance of dwellings in social housingWhy it should be improved?Although IP4c addresses energy efficiency and subsequent reduction of carbon emissions from public infrastructures, there are no specific mention to innovative actions like the use of ICT tools for energy management and monitoring, which could be of great interest to public authorities. Almada manages a total of 260 residential buildings (2250 dwellings - social housing) and roughly 50 services buildings and 40 primary schools. Monitoring real energy consumption and above all comfort parameters is crucial to evaluate effectiveness of the interventions. Being able to quantify the services provided by the building is essential: increased comfort is not properly evaluated in financing programs and it is the most important benefit in social houses. Which partners are working on this? Local Energy Management Agency of Almada, AGENEAL Southern & Eastern Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020. Priority 4(c) - “Supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings and in the housing sector”. Main features of this policy instrument Scheme 1 under Priority 4(c) “Apartments”, where the policy instrument identifies that 2,000 apartments are located in large flat complexes in Dublin city, these 5 story maisonettes do not meet new building standards of energy efficiency and require a substantial energy retrofit to address this as well as renewable energy use, condensation risk. Flat complexes, albeit on a smaller scale, have also been identified in the cities of Cork and Limerick which have similar deficiencies in terms of thermal performance and comfort levels and will be subject to similar thermal improvement works. The Operational Programme aims to provide funding for energy retrofitting of up to 2,000 thermally deficient and older social housing units and facilitate a transition to renewable energy use in public housing through the implementation of a number of pilot projects. Installation and design of energy efficiency retrofit works will be performed to National Building Regulations and Legislations. Why it should be improved? A principal objective of the Social Housing Retrofitting is to meet Ireland’s commitments in relation to CO2 reduction targets for 2020. Although the Policy instrument is concerned with carry out the physical retrofitting, EMPOWER will be in addition to the physical work, it will identify good practices in the use of ICT systems for energy management and developing specifications for ICT applications which will enhance the overarching objective to reduce carbon emissions. Which partners are working on this? Southern Regional Assembly Tuscany ROP ERDF (Operational programme for EU Structural Funds – Investment for Growth and Jobs) 2014/2020 TO 4 “Supporting the transition to a low carbon economy in all sectors”. Main features of this policy instrument In order to improve a territorial situation related to the poor energy efficiency of existing public buildings with energy consumption of 160 kWh / sqm (e.g. schools), (residential and non-residential), a specific investment priority in the OP was addressed: support to energy efficiency, intelligent energy management and renewable energies in public infrastructure and buildings, and in the housing sector. In order to do this The following measures have been taken into account:refurbishment of individual buildings or groups of buildings, use of smart remote control systems and of an energy management system, monitoring and optimization of energy consumption (smart buildings) and polluting emissions according to EU’s climate policy, even with the use of technological mixSystems for self- consumption could be also installed where they could be functional and useful to increase the energy efficiency of the intervention renewable energy production. Why it should be improved? Regional authorities are facing the challenge of planning and implementing the sustainable energy transition for their territory. A reduction of energy saving is necessary because it will reduce costs, carbon emissions and risks. By reducing the demand for energy and by controlling it to make it more predictable. A concrete regional action plan implementation will improve the design of the policy instrument addressed. Which partners are working on this? Regional Agency for Waste & Resource Management (ARRR SpA) (until 31-Dec-18: Florentine Energy Agency) ERDF OP of Brittany 2014-2020. TO 4: Supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy in all sectors. The policy instrument is focused on the Priority Axis N 3 – Sustain Energy and ecological transition in Brittany, Specific objective 3.2 – Reduce the carbon footprint of the buildings in Brittany and it targets:The refurbishment of social housing within regional climate and energy policies, prioritising dwellings with electric heating and a consumption greater than 330 kWh/m2/year. Works shall include thermal insulation and the expected consumption reduction has to exceed 40 %. Innovative projects in terms of intelligent buildings and districts integrating renewable energiesPlanned use of financial instrumentsIn addition, and given the local characteristics of human settlements in Brittany - strongly based on private ownership - targeted actions will more specifically address the private residential housing. Actions addressing shared ownership through financial engineering shall be privileged. Lorient already experiences crowdfunding in RES and looks actively into implementing the various possible financial instruments (e.g. French State Investments for the Future, Eco-Zero Interest Loans, "pay as you save" PPP based mechanisms, etc. The improvement of the policy regards monitoring tools, target values and procedures as well as bio-sourced insulation material. Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Lorient Action Plan for Regional Environment Objectives in the County of Kalmar 2014 – 2020. Thematic Area – Climate Main features of this policy instrument The policy document implements 45 regional objectives that supplement 16 environmental quality objectives and 1 horizontal objective adopted by the Swedish Parliament, describing the quality and state of the Swedish environment in the long term. 98 actions are described to achieve the objectives, where of 15 refers to climate actions. The specific strategic action addressed is: 5. Capacity building for increase the knowledge in sustainable building and to contribute to an energy efficient society. This will be done:by forming a regional supporting network for municipalities and construction companies with the aim of increasing the skills of energy performance by supporting the municipalities in the process of developing energy efficient buildings with ICT energy management Why it should be improved? By improving the policy document it will facilitate the process of the municipalities and companies in the region to boost up the speed of the energy efficient work and to reduce the carbon emissions from buildings. By gaining experience from best practice within the region, outside the region and transnational experiences. The usage of ICT systems for energy management is overlooked in the policy document. The collaboration and knowledge exchange between the local and regional authorities, as owners and managers of real estates with large potential of EE by energy management systems, shall be improved. Which partners are working on this? Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden Regional Operational Programme (ROP) of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship for the years 2014-2020, Priority Axis IV – The shift towards a low-carbon economy, Measure 4.2 Energy efficiency. Main features of this policy instrument Priority: support of energy efficiency, intelligent energy management and renewable energy sources utilization in public and residential buildings. The policy instrument promotes projects dealing with: renovation of public utility buildings (along with housing stock);construction and modernization of cogeneration units producing electricity and heat.Financial support will be channelled into residential (multi-tenant houses) and public sector since both generate, statistically, enormous energy consumption. The policy supports activities aiming at the highest energy efficiency within the projects, leading to complex renovation of buildings.  Why it should be improved? The policy instrument refers mostly to general improvement of energy performance in the public utility buildings aiming at effectiveness of investment – balancing energy and financial aspects. The first step towards improving energy efficiency of existing buildings is to perform an energy audit with particular attention to the assessment of the energy performance of the building envelope and technical infrastructure. Energy auditing and Monitoring is an essential part of a comprehensive facility management process but not addressed in the policy concerned. EMPOWER might develop solutions for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in public infrastructures with the use of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) method and available ICT tools. Which partners are working on this? Mazovia Energy Agency (MAE) ERDF OP of Saxony-Anhalt 2014-2020. Priority Axis 3, Thematic Objective 4, Investment priority 4c: “STARK III plus EFRE” directive STARK III plus EFRE objective is to enhance the energy efficiency & CO2 balance of public buildings in Saxony-Anhalt. The directive finances energy refurbishment of public buildings (educational buildings, sports & cultural facilities) with a high potential of reducing CO2 emissions & energy consumption. The energy savings obtained improve the economic efficiency of the public building stock. STARK III plus provides a total funding of around 365 Mio EUR (241 Mio. ERDF) in the OP ERDF 2014-2020. Funding rate is 70 %. In addition to the grant funded through STARK III plus, the directive offers a loan, free of interest, for the remaining 30 % own contribution by IB-LSA. The STARK III plus directive asks for regular monitoring of CO2 reduction as part of the annual progress report on energy &carbon savings of every building refurbished. Nevertheless the existing monitoring does not provide sufficient information for the calculation of payback. Two factors important for achieving potential savings are not explicitly being tackled by the directive so far. Behaviour of users of buildings & the capacity of facility managers to handle the new technology. The original idea of the loan scheme was that it should be paid back through the savings realized during 10 years after completion of works. Experience from STARK III (2007-2013) shows that savings are probably not enough to pay back the full amount of the loan Which partners are working on this? Development Bank of Saxony-Anhalt CANTABRIA ERDF-OP 2014-2020 –Thematic objective 4: supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors. Main features of this policy instrument The main purpose of the programme is to foster employment creation in sectors of high added value by improving the competitiveness of the regional economy. The specific objective of the policy instrument is 4.3.1. “Improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in buildings and infrastructures and public services”. The expected RESULTS are “Transforming public buildings and residential character of Cantabria referents in energy efficiency and sustainability”.The implementation of these measures will reduce final energy consumption in public infrastructure in 2000 ktoe /year. The Specific Needs in Cantabria refer to:Improve public awareness on energy consumption and support the refurbishment of public/private infrastructures.Increase residential energy savings and reduce waste production and high consumption of water per capita. Convenience of introducing energy management systems and certification in public infrastructures, including public buildings, and housing.Why it should be improved? A principal objective of the OP is to address the economic, environmental and social challenges identified in Cantabria, consistent with the strategies for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Although the Policy instrument is concerned with carry out the physical retrofitting, the EMPOWER project will be in addition to the physical work, identifying good practices in the use of ICT systems for energy management Which partners are working on this? Santander City Council EMPOWER Newsletter 8 Find out more EMPOWER Newsletter 7 Find out more (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')); EMPOWER Tweets by EMPOWER Latest News See all project news 05/11/2020 The 8th edition of Empower Newsletter is final HERE! In this edition you will find information about EMPOWER’s activities over the past months despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Type: Project 12/10/2020 Implementation of RAP for Tuscany_ARRR The purpose of RAP for Tuscany is to improve monitoring systems and funding through the project Empower. Type: Project 17/09/2020 The preparation of launching the pilot is ongoing The work to implement the pilot Eye2Eye has started. Type: Project 14/09/2020 "Let's make carbon neutral regions happen" Invitation to Q&A session "Let's make carbon neutral regions happen" at this 2020 edition of the EU Week of Regions and Cities Type: Project 01/09/2020 ENERGAP RAP Implementation ENERGAP RAP seeks to improve the governance of municipal energy policy and to implement pilot project for social houses to tackle the energy poverty. Type: Project 18/08/2020 Implementation of EASS RAP Implementation of Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden Regional Action Plan Type: Project 06/08/2020 Implementation of AGENEAL RAP Progress achieved & next steps Type: Project 06/08/2020 Implementation of SRA RAP Getting Started – Installation of Energy Monitoring Equipment Type: Project 06/08/2020 Implementation of MAE RAP Coronavirus and changed local governments priorities Type: Project 06/08/2020 Implementation of SANTANDER RAP Progress achieved & next steps Type: Project
Miguel Ángel Buil Head of Medical Services at the Levante U.D. talks to IBV about sports in Valencian Community.
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The kick-off event of Innocastle will introduce the project and launch the first theme: the evaluation of the quality of conservation.
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Innocastle kicked off at Hanul lui Manuc in Bucharest, Romania, followed by a two-day study visit throughout Romania.
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Project summary PERFECT integrates the many benefits of green infrastructure into the planning and investment for the future of urban and rural areas. It seeks to influence the policy-making process by raising awareness of the social, environmental and economic potential of green infrastructure. The project will:  Identify and analyse good practice in multi-use of green infrastructure;Fully engage Managing Authorities on the socio-economic benefits of green infrastructure to influence new projects and improve governance of policy instruments;Increase the professional capacity of key stakeholders in delivering new projects;Develop Action Plans focusing on policy change to influence strategic investment in green infrastructure based on its multiple benefits. “From climate change adaptation and mitigation; health and leisure benefits; energy; tourism and economic uplift, green infrastructure is key to the future success of European regions.”      €2,246,496.00 from 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021 Topic Environment and resource efficiency Maximising the benefits of Green Infrastructure The overall objective of PERFECT is the identification, analysis, dissemination and transfer of good practices and policy experiences in the multiuse of Green Infrastructure (GI) into investment and planning strategies. PERFECT aims to demonstrate how the protection, development and exploitation of natural heritage can deliver sustainable, smart and inclusive growth through the exchange of good practice on new uses of GI to blend with, and enhance existing uses. How will this be achieved? PERFECT will deliver study visits, seminars, factsheets, stakeholder workshops, good practices, peer working and practical demonstrations of the value of green infrastructure, together with robust data and empirical evidence. The project will maximise the contribution of partners on specialist areas of expertise on GI including physical and mental health improvements, improved air quality, costs savings through climate mitigation and adaptation measures and the economic benefits of ecosystems services.  The main outputs of the project include:  7 Action Plans for new and improved GI through maximising its multiple benefits; Expert Papers and factsheets; Guidance on Green Infrastructure Partnership working;MAGIC (Multi Advantages of Green Infrastructure in Cities) matrix of good practices. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? European Regional Development Fund - England Operational Programme 2014 to 2020. Thematic Objective 6: Preserving and Protecting the Environment and Promoting Resource Efficiency. Investment Priority 6d- Protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil and promoting ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure. Bring together environmental protection and economic growth objectives, ensuring they complement each other as an integrated approach. Invest in Green and Blue infrastructure supporting provision of ecosystem services on which businesses and communities depend to increase local natural capital and support sustainable economic growth. Add to area’s natural capital/ecosystem services and benefits from them. Improve local environment to act as economic growth catalyst by attracting investment, increased visitor spend, reducing costs of adverse environmental conditions, providing health benefits and generating employment. Provide baseline data for GI including development of a national habitat connectivity indicator - connectivity & multifunctional green space   Why it should be improved: Understand multi-functional benefits and whole life saving opportunity from GI e.g. flood protection and improving health via recreation and nature conservation to promote equal footing for green and grey infrastructure investment; baseline state of natural capital needed to ensure consistent measurement of costs and benefits and opportunities for jobs and growth by preserving and exploiting natural heritage; understand linkages between state of natural heritage and investment decisions/potential for uplift; need catchment Action Plans for sustainable management and exploitation of the natural environment through ecosystem services; communities need to be engaged in audit and decision making   Which partners are working on this? Cornwall Council Territorial and Settlement Development Operational Programme (TSD OP) TSD OP Priority axis No 2: Entrepreneur friendly, population retaining settlement development Thematic Objective 6 (1301/2013/EU Regulation 5. article 6 (e))  Main features: Territorial and Settlement Development Operational Programme (TSD OP) is a centralised regional development OP incorporating territorial development objectives of all regions. The enhancement of environmental friendly urban areas can be an incentive for new business enterprises. The TSD OP recognises the value of maintaining, enhancing and planning the connectivity for green areas, recreation and adaptation to changes in the built and natural environment. Objective: Urban developments to enhance economic activity and retain population. The main characteristics: Liveable cities: climate friendly urban areas to be established via increasing the area of green spaces and quality enhancement of GI. Green spaces needs more strengthening on quality and quantity to provide recreation area for inhabitants and make cities more liveable. Why it should be improved: Densely developed urban areas are in lack of green spaces, so to increase the quality and quantity of green spaces will generate economic development. The improvement of the OP will enable the multi-functional role of natural heritage to be maximised for socio-economic benefit. Hungarian planning systems needs innovative models. Decision makers can accept new solutions if they see the advantages of the non-traditional urban methodology. The maintenance of green spaces is expensive so there is a need for cost efficient maintenance practices and awareness of the multifunctional benefits.  Which partners are working on this? Social Ascention of Somogy Development, Communication and Education Nonprofit Ltd. (SASD) The Ferrara Council Structural Plan (CSP) is the urban planning tool which defines the strategic choices of the City for the development of the territory in order to protect the physical and environmental integrity, and natural and cultural heritage of the entire territory (in line with the urbanistic plans of Emilia-Romagna Region). The CSP promotes local development through the protection and enhancement of the landscape and environmental, natural and cultural resources to improve the quality of life of citizens through the promotion of environmental quality and recognizes the strategic role of green insfrastructure. The CSP includes 'The Green City' that aims to build and manage green areas with involvement of the local community; manage public green areas; link green areas; promote and support operations in wooded areas and  policies for the agricultural peri-urban areas.  The CSP needs improvement because it has no GI strategy to deliver the ‘Green City’ to create jobs and growth by, for example, connecting the land with the Ferrara waterway or improved accessibility along the river to enhance the natural and cultural heritage with positive economic impacts. The CSP could also address using GI for climate mitigation and adaptation to protect citizens and the city from extreme weather impacts. In parallel we intend to influence the Emilia-Romagna policy in this field by addressing the OP ERDF at the ‘governance’ level. We need to learn about more uses for GI to maximise the impact of the CSP. The improvement of our policy instrument will prepare for the transfer of some PERFECT good practices within the Mainstreaming Programme (OP ERDF) of our region (i.e by addressing applications mainly during the current programming period 2013-2020 as well as in the future regional framework instruments).   Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Ferrara Spatial planning law of Styria 2010 In the Spatial planning law of Styria the rules for spatial planning for the 287 Styrian municipalities are set and the basic principles require spatial planning to ensure that the quality of natural living standards will be kept, and sustainable development and saving natural resources will be achieved. It requires that spatial planning should develop the settlement structures considering the climate protection aims and the ecological, economic and social capacity of the area. Neither the municipality nor the controlling authority is 100% concentrated on these issues right now. Therefore these determinations should be taken more seriously under the aspect of environment. In law the spatial planning instruments such as Local Development Concepts, the Land Use maps and the Zoning maps of the municipalities are declared with a minimum content. This needs to be increased regarding GI environment and natural heritage. For the Styrian Region the benefits from PERFECT are: social, ecological effects and health problems in terms of air quality in  small urban areas with particulate matter problems.Greening makes cities more liveable, greening can cool down the cities in the increasingly extreme heat of summer. Greening of urban areas increases the prices of the real estates and bring more people to the cities where they have their jobs. Greening and protecting of natural heritages bring more jobs (taking care of parks, climate- or environment expert)   Which partners are working on this? Provincial Government of Styria, Department for environment and spatial planning Operational Program Quality of the Environment for the 2014 - 2020 period” The OP is to support sustainable and efficient use of natural resources, ensure environmental protection, active adaptation to climate change and promote an energy efficient, low-carbon economy. The specific objective is to reduce risk of flooding and negative effects of climate change and seeks to mitigate further negative effects of climate change by appropriate water retention in the landscape the issues of drought.  Investment priority to support GI in the OP 'Quality of the environment' is specific objective 2.1.1: Reducing the risk of flooding and negative effects of climate change. The objective addresses preventive flood protection and water retention in residential areas with a high % of impermeable surface with adverse effects on natural water circulation causing excessive surface and ambient heat in hot summers causing significant deterioration of the local microclimate. The GI strategy/Action Plan could improve the pluvial flood protection by supporting sustainable urban drainage systems; improving the natural values and biodiversity of natural heritage by eco-corridors and multifunctional zones to maintain healthy ecosystems for city resilience. The water retention measures are supported in the OP through bio-retention systems (rain gardens, collection ponds, etc.), green roofs, soaking strips, infiltration trenches, as a part of GI in urban areas. Although GI is included in some sectoral policies, they lack clear definition or sound GI strategy/Action Plan to create an overarching framework for the Municipalities. Such a document will set out the overall approach for delivering an integrated network of high quality green spaces, habitats, and landscapes across the Municipality to enable GI to support the flood protection whilst improving recreation, biodiversity promotion and bring various others benefits, and demonstrate a good practice of multi-use of GI for PERFECT.  Which partners are working on this? Bratislava Karlova Ves Municipality The ERDF Operational Programme (OP) Kansen voor West (Opportunities for West) 2014-2020 supports physical, economic and social regeneration of deprived communities in urban areas. The PERFECT project will strengthen this policy by promoting the health of disadvantaged communities through investments in Green Infrastructure in their neighbourhoods. Investments in green infrastructure (GI) improve the implementation of the OP priority to establish attractive business climates in Amsterdam. City park areas attract businesses. PERFECT will strengthen OP ambitions by targeted activities in these areas. The project will deliver better designed GI and will thus promote Amsterdam as business location. PERFECT will also positively impact on the OP priority axis 4: promoting social inclusion and combating poverty, by providing support for physical, economic and social regeneration of deprived communities in urban areas. Amsterdam faces socio-economic divides between city districts. To uphold Amsterdam’s social conditions it is crucial to counter spatial segregation. To elaborate OP priorities PERFECT will focus on the health of disadvantaged communities in socio-economically deprived areas and how GI can address this. City parks and neighbourhood initiatives in the Ring Zone outside the more affluent central city are selected. They demonstrate health problems connected to high concentrations of communities with low incomes and poor education (Amsterdam Health Monitor 2012).The potential for health gains in these neighbourhoods is substantial and can be achieved by promoting physical activity, human contact and physical and mental recovery in area of GI. By monitoring health benefits of GI PERFECT will evidence public health improvement of deprived communities and further the OP goal to create a social inclusive labour market. Which partners are working on this? City of Amsterdam Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 (OP); Prior. Axe 6. Improvements of the environment and biodiversity status; Them. Obj. 6.4 Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency. Investment Priority: Taking action to improve the urban environment, to revitalise cities, regenerate and decontaminate brownfield sites, reduce air pollution and promote noise-reduction measures The policy instrument supports efficient land-use within cities and urban areas through physical, social and economic renewal of degraded, vacant and underused urban areas including natural heritage and improving the quality of areas of public use. The policy aims to create conditions for the development of economic and social activities and improve the attractiveness of the urban environment for work and living. It provides measures for physical renovation of urban areas including landscaping, design of new areas of public use and maintenance of existing areas including green space. These actions will be implemented by means of the Integrated Teritorial Investment (ITI) mechanism and based on the sustainable urban strategies. The policy provides a solid foundation for integrated urban renewal, including green space. But, it could go much further in promoting innovation at the level of utilisation, management and maintenance of urban GI, combining its various environmental, social and economic potential. Another area of potential improvement is broadening the focus of the instrument by adding smaller cities and towns to the currently listed beneficiaries of the 11 largest cities of Slovenia. The Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning is currently undergoing a renewal of the Spatial Planning Strategy of Slovenia (SPRS) where the polycentric development of Slovenia would be emphasised as one of the aims. The Ministry aims at improving the role of the ITI in this manner. Which partners are working on this? Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region National Planning Policy Framework The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out policies in England for the future of the built and natural environment. The NPPF guides the development of local plans, masterplans and neighbourhood plans, and has a major impact on the outcomes of decisions affecting the built and natural environment in England.   The focus for the partner is on the green infrastructure (GI) policies of the NPPF. The NPPF is structured in chapters according to key strategic themes - including health, the economy, housing, transport and design. GI is currently referred to as a strategic policy, and under the health chapter, but not in other areas that determine the future outcomes from decisions.   In 2017/18, £6.2bn of investment was secured in contributions from developers across England through implementation of the NPPF. This is managed at a local level using the NPPF as guidance.   The policies in the existing NPPF do not recognise the potential of GI for jobs and growth which has been acknowledged by key stakeholders in recent years and other government strategies such as the 25 Year Environment Plan. The outcome is that decisions made about the future of local areas do not take account of the potential role of GI. Priority is given to other issues such as "grey infrastructure" (e.g. roads, car parks) and housing targets rather than recognising the longer-term benefits of GI which can support wider social and economic aims and create a sustainable future for local areas. Which partners are working on this? Town & Country Planning Association LATEST NEWS Find out about the latest news from the PERFECT project Click here Latest News See all project news 31/07/2020 PERFECT progress on action plans The PERFECT project is now seven months into phase 2 of the project and despite the COVID-19 pandemic partners keep on progressing. Type: Project 24/06/2020 What does good GI policy look like? An Expert Paper on what good green infrastructure (GI) looks like has been published! Type: Project 24/06/2020 Investment finance for green infrastructure The paper examines the potential for diversification and blending of investment finance for green infrastructure. Type: Project 15/04/2020 Action Plans published! The PERFECT partners have published their action plans to be implemented in Phase 2 of the project, 2020-21 Type: Project 25/03/2020 Green infrastructure and biodiversity The PERFECT partnership has published a new expert paper on 'green infrastructure and biodiversity'. Type: Project 25/02/2020 Place-making and green infrastructure The PERFECT partnership have published a new expert paper on place-making and green infrastructure Type: Project 20/02/2020 What are the benefits of green roofs? The PERFECT partnership has published a new factsheet on green roofs. Type: Project 19/12/2019 Factsheet 4: Green Infrastructure and Food Fourth factsheet from the PERFECT partnership, A resource for decision-makers to highlight how GI contributes to food growing opportunities. Type: Project 30/10/2019 PSC6 - The end of Phase 1 The concluding meeting on project learning phase and a look ahead to phase 2. Jessie Fieth from TCPA gives a short summary of time in Kapsovar, Hungary. Type: Project 05/07/2019 Inspiration from Amsterdam The TCPA's Henry Smith discusses the lessons learnt from PERFECT partners recent trip to Amsterdam. Type: Project
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First name: Last name: Email address: Message: Send Display Project Ideas Display Events Display Projects Country-specific information FAQ on Brexit COVID-19 note First level control information FAQ on Brexit The Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK means that projects will be able to continue as planned, under the same arrangements and rules as before. If the end of the transition period means any changes for your project, the joint secretariat (JS) and/or UK national contact point will contact you. For now, you should carry on delivering your project as planned. The following questions may help if you have specific queries. You can download them all here.Can I still participate in my project from 1 January 2021?The Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU confirms that 2014-20 ETC programmes will be able to continue with UK project partners, and UK project partners can continue delivering their projects in line with existing programme rules and timescales.Can I bid for more money in currently open or future funding calls?Yes. The Withdrawal Agreement between the EU means that UK organisations can still apply for funding and can deliver projects until project closure. UK organisations can and should continue to secure funding and deliver successful projects for the current programming period.Can I stop doing some administration or audit tasks after 1 January 2021?The Withdrawal Agreement means that your project can continue as planned, including under the existing terms of your contract. You are still subject to the same eligibility rules as set out in your contract, you still have to follow all audit and first level control requirements, and you will remain liable for any irregular expenditure that you claim.Will I still be able to do all the activities in my contract from 1 January 2021?The Withdrawal Agreement means that your project is still able to continue, and please be reassured that the programme wants to support you to deliver successfully. If you are concerned that you may no longer be able to undertake some activities in full, you should discuss this with your JS contact.Will all existing expenditure still be eligible?Your project can continue as planned under the existing terms of your contract, and all expenditure remains eligible providing it is delivered in line with the EU and programme eligibility rules as set out in your contract. You will still have to follow all audit and first level control requirements, and you will remain liable for any irregular expenditure that you claim.Will additional banking / transaction fees from January be eligible?Office and administrative expenditure, which includes bank charges for administering an account, is covered by your existing overheads budget line, i.e. a flat rate of [15%] of each partner's staff costs.Will any additional costs related to the movement of people be eligible? Will any additional costs related to the movement of goods be eligible?If there are any such additional costs, these would be eligible for your project provided they are in line with programme rules and the terms of your contract. You may want to speak with your JS officer to clarify any specifics relating to your project.Please be aware that the expectation is that you manage this within the existing project budget and the limits of the budget flexibility rules.Can I still hold my .eu domain name from 1 January 2021?Guidance on this is contained at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-domain-names-what-you-need-to-do-before-the-end-of-the-transition-period, and this will apply to all UK organisations. You should follow the advice here, including to contact your domain registrar to understand what this means for you. You should also contact your lead partner or joint secretariat contact to seek their advice.A number of UK-based ETC project partners have already transferred domain registrations to one of their EU project partners, and this may be something that you wish you explore within your project.Additional guidance for the Interreg Europe programme: as the Interreg Europe programme is hosting all project websites on the programme website, the programme does not expect this to be an issue for most Interreg Europe project partners.Will there be changes to how can I store, access and share data as part of my work in the project? What do I do if data can no longer be shared and my planned project activities cannot proceed as normal?If the UK and the EU reach a data sharing agreement to enable the free flow of data, you can continue sharing data within your project. However, if no agreement is reached, you may be unable to do so in the same way you do now. The UK national contact points and the programme will ensure you are kept up-to-date on this, and will provide any further guidance as necessary. More information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-personal-data-in-your-business-or-other-organisation-after-the-transition-periodWill I still be granted access to programme IT systems via their portals?Yes, you will still be able to access the programme IT systems you need to be able to manage your project and receive payment.Can you confirm that we can continue as lead partner for the project whatever happens? Will it still be acceptable for a UK lead partner to undertake all the functions and responsibilities or should we now look to find a lead partner from a Member State?The Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU means that the UK will continue to participate in current programmes until they end. UK organisations currently acting as lead partners in projects should therefore continue to undertake all functions and responsibilities as at present.  COVID-19 note A note for project partners from the United Kingdom: ETC programmes are separately adapting to support project partners through the COVID-19 crisis. Each managing authority is setting out what it means for their programme and project partners. Please contact your lead partner, relevant joint secretariat / managing authority, or visit the relevant programme website. Alternatively, you can contact the MHCLG ETC team via [email protected]  First level control information United Kingdom This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in your country. Any costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in any project budget. The system United Kingdom has opted for a decentralised first level control system. The body responsible for the approbation of first level controllers is the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The address and contact persons are stated below.  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local GovernmentETC Programmes, Compliance and Audit3rd Floor SW Qtr., Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF Once the project is approved the Ministry will contact the project partners in the UK about appointing a first level controller. The Ministry will provide all the necessary guidance on the appointment process.  The project partners will have to propose an independent internal or external controller to the Ministry using an on-line form which should be sent to a dedicated e-mail address. The approval will also be completed on-line by the Ministry. No paper copies will be used in the process.  Contact persons:  Amarjit Singh Narain (Arni)FLC approbation officerPhone: + 44 (0) 303 444 2706E-mail: [email protected] Neil MarshFLC approbation officerPhone: + 44 (0) 303 444 3875E-mail: [email protected] The costs The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules.  On-the-spot checks In compliance with the article 23 (4) of the Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 and article 125 (5) and (6) of the Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013, on-the-spot verifications are done for each project partner at least once during the project lifetime. For first level controllers controlling more than one project partner, sampling may be possible under the condition that the method is well justified and documented.   Northern Ireland The systemNorthern Ireland has opted for a centralised first level control system. Expenditure of project partners from Northern Ireland will thus have to be checked and confirmed by the following body: Special EU Programmes BodyFinancial Control UnitThe Clarence West Building, 2 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GPFLC Signatory: Mr Paul SheridanDirector of Corporate ServicesPhone: +44 (0) 28 90 266660Fax: +44 (0) 28 90 266661Email: [email protected] Contact person : Lisa KellyFirst Level ControllerPhone: +44 (0) 28 90 266699Fax: +44 (0) 28 90 266660Email: [email protected] The costs The above-mentioned body will perform the first level control free of charge to project partners from Northern Ireland. On-the-spot checks The first level control body will organise on-the-spot-checks on a sample basis using a risk-based approach. Latest news from United Kingdom 15/12/2020 FAQ for UK project partners about the post-transition period The UK Government has provided some additional guidance for our project partners from the UK about the end of the transition period. Type: Other 04/06/2020 Nottingham: responding to Covid-19 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire counties developed and delivered a tailored package of support to the needs of Scaleup enterprises. Type: Project 21/04/2020 COVID-19: Measures for West Midlands businesses The impact of COVID-19 is being felt by a number of companies and across all business sectors in the West Midlands region. Type: Project 03/02/2020 Projects with UK partners can continue as planned An update for all Interreg Europe projects with UK partners. Type: Other 11/11/2019 Cooperation results in fashion innovation Read about how our RESET project found new ideas and solutions to improve regional policy and promote sustainable fashion. Type: Programme 16/09/2019 Guidance for UK participants in ETC projects in a 'no deal'... The UK Government published guidance for our project partners from the UK on what to do if the UK leaves without a deal. Type: Other 10/08/2018 Update on UK participation in ETC projects The UK Government will guarantee funding to UK beneficiaries in ETC projects approved before the end of 2020. Type: Other 11/01/2018 Update on UK participation in EU projects Negotiators on the UK's withdrawal from the EU report on participation in the MFF 2014-2020 programmes. Type: Other 13/10/2016 Further funding certainty for British project partners The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer brought more clarity to the question of funding for British project partners. 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United Kingdom InnovaSUMP Innovations in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans for low-carbon urban transport United Kingdom STOB regions Succession and Transfer of Business in Regions United Kingdom STEPHANIE Space TEchnology with Photonics for market and societal challenges United Kingdom CircE European regions toward Circular Economy United Kingdom REMIX Smart and Green Mining Regions of EU United Kingdom REFORM Integrated REgional Action Plan For Innovative, Sustainable and LOw CaRbon... United Kingdom UL2L UrbanLinks 2 Landscape United Kingdom DESTI-SMART Delivering Efficient Sustainable Tourism with low-carbon transport Innovations:... United Kingdom Future Ecom Exploiting digitisation to increase B2B e-commerce United Kingdom Digitourism Digitourism United Kingdom DEVISE Digital tech SMEs at the service of Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies United Kingdom E-COOL Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Mindset in Young People through the... 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Presentations Mid-term... 24/09/2020 The Innocastle mid-term conference took place on 24 September 2020 online. Type: Project Baseline Survey 23/09/2020 Explore the interregional study developed by Innocastle Type: Project Media publications 08/01/2019 See here all the media publications about Innocastle. Type: Project Press releases 14/02/2019 All press releases sent by the Innocastle partnership Type: Project Learning Reports Study Visit 27/02/2019 In-depth learning reports of the study visits to partner regions in Innocastle. Type: Project Newsletters 02/04/2019 Find here all the newsletters sent by Innocastle Type: Project Meeting reports 29/05/2019 Reports of meetings with regional stakeholders Type: Project Study visits brochures 18/06/2019 Brochures of the Innocastle study visits Type: Project Dissemination materials 02/08/2019 Roll-ups, leaflets, comics, bookmarks, etc. Type: Project Presentations 28/10/2019 presentations from various events Type: Project Learning cases 15/05/2020 Learning cases to evaluate an issue related to a targeted policy instrument. Type: Project See all Library Items Presentations Mid-term Conference Copy Link PPT Presentation Baseline Survey By Bert de Roo, University College Ghent PDF (5.93MB) Download PPT Pitch Democratization of Heritage By Catherine Leonard, National Trust PDF (2.40MB) Download PPT Country House Survival - Ben Cowell Key note speaker Ben Cowell, Director General Historic Houses PDF (4.97MB) Download PPT Pitch Rebuilding Rural Communities By Irina Leca, National Institute of Heritage Romania PDF (1.20MB) Download PPT Pitch Value of Green Heritage By Dr. Elyze Storms-Smeets, Gelders Genootschap PDF (7.52MB) Download VIDEO Pitch Rebuilding Rural Communities By Irina Leca, National Institute of Heritage Romania VIDEO Pitch - Re-thinking productive estatesby Koi Persyn - art curator Waldeinsamkeit, Belgium VIDEO Pitch - Democratisation of HeritageBy Catherine Leonard, National Trust VIDEO Country House adaptation during COVID-19This video was presented at the Innocastle mid-term conference on 24 September 2020. It introduced the main theme of the conference. VIDEO Country House Survival Ben CowellKey-note speaker Ben Cowell, director general Historic Houses VIDEO Presentation - Innocastle Baseline SurveyBy Bert de Roo, University College Ghent Baseline Survey Copy Link Innocastle Baseline Survey - excerpt part II This short version presents five future-proof characteristics of rural estates and policy recommendations. PDF (1.78MB) Download Innocastle Baseline Survey - full version The complete version of the Innocastle Baseline Survey PDF (7.88MB) Download Media publications Copy Link Belgium Colloquium report and evaluation Report, full agenda and evaluation of the conference in Belgium in November 2020 PDF (1.09MB) Download Innocastle radio broadcast Romania The director of the National Institute of Heritage was interviewed on Radio Romania Cultural about Innocastle https://bit.ly/2TNYqSD PDF (903.70KB) Download Solutions for over 100 endangered castles Solutions for over 100 endangered castles and mansions in Romania – OZB Magazine https://bit.ly/2TNYlOP PDF (1.39MB) Download Radio broadcast - solutions for castles and manors Interview with Irina Leca from the National Institute of Heritage Romania https://bit.ly/2Sxkh4i PDF (0.98MB) Download PRO TV report on Innocastle study visit https://stirileprotv.ro/stiri/actualitate/ue-ofera-romaniei-bani-pentru-a-si-salva-istoria-valori-lasate-in-paragina.html PDF (64.40KB) Download European project launched - Romania Insider https://www.romania-insider.com/european-project-dedicated-to-castles-manors-launched-in-romania/ PDF (1.05MB) Download INNOcastle – Evenimente muzeale https://evenimentemuzeale.ro/eveniment-muzeal/bucuresti-innocastle-conferinta-de-lansare-a-proiectului/ PDF (662.22KB) Download Media Publications ES semester 1 Nine media publications about Innocastle from Spain in semester 1 PDF (3.06MB) Download Heritage Tribune publication (INT) - Semester II Heritage Tribune article on Innocastle PDF (732.03KB) Download Encounter publication (INT) - Semester II Encounter publication on Innocastle PDF (968.00KB) Download Media publications Romania part 1 Media publications Romania part 1 PDF (5.74MB) Download Media publications Romania part 2 Media publications Romania part 2 PDF (5.60MB) Download Media publications Belgium Media snippets from Belgian media PDF (606.19KB) Download Media publications Spain Media publications Spain PDF (5.60MB) Download Media publications the Netherlands Media publications the Netherlands PDF (4.29MB) Download Media publications UK Media publications UK PDF (1.55MB) Download Publication in Gala Societatii Civile (RO) Event dedicated to the restoration of built heritage in Romania https://bit.ly/2GoDkXT PDF (236.06KB) Download Media publications May 2020 -> The most recent media appearances PDF (8.01MB) Download EU Week of regions event description Event description with the full agenda and access to the recording. PDF (541.59KB) Download Encounter newsletter ENCOUNTER network mentions Innocastle in their newsletter. PDF (969.92KB) Download Flanders Heritage Agency Website A website article about historic estates. 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Language: RO PDF (772.47KB) Download REPORT - Innocastle SHM II - Belgium (EN) Report of the second stakeholder meeting that took place in Belgium, with stakeholders of the Bulskampveld landscape park. PDF (891.34KB) Download REPORT - Innocastle SHM2 - Romania (RO) Report of the second stakeholder meeting that took place in Romania on 22-23 October 2019. Language: RO PDF (1.05MB) Download Study visits brochures Copy Link Flanders Online Study Visit Flanders Online Study Visit Agenda PDF (217.45KB) Download Innocastle Gelderland Study Visit Brochure description of Gelderland study visit PDF (2.07MB) Download Innocastle Wales Study Visit Brochure description of the Innocastle study visit in Wales PDF (1.54MB) Download Innocastle Romania Study Visit Brochure description of the Innocastle study visit in Romania PDF (1.05MB) Download Dissemination materials Copy Link Project leaflet Project leaflet PDF (1.01MB) Download Comic 4 - Who owns our heritage?Comic 4 - Who owns our heritage? Comic 3 - Heritage is not only a costComic 3 - Heritage is not only a cost Comic 2 - Quality mattersComic 2 - Quality matters Comic 1 - The value of heritageComic 1 - The value of heritage Conservation Matters- Summary (ENG) An English summary of the Social Costs-Benefit Analysis (SCBA) published by Witteveen+Bos about country houses and estates. 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DOCX (1.48MB) Download Sign up for the Innocastle newsletter Subscribe now More Resilient, Post-Pandemic Heritage Outcomes of interviews with partners gave insights into the future of heritage. Read More Online Study Visit to Flanders Initially planned to take place in May 2020, study visit to Flanders took place online in May and November 2020. Learn more The Innocastle Baseline Survey is published The study takes a forward looking approach to rural estates by exploring their future potential. It forms a basis for improving policies in the partner regions. Read it here (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')); Innocastle Tweets by Innocastle
Contacts National Institute for Heritage Lead partner Romania (România) Website Ioana Irina Iamandescu +40(0)213366073 Send me an email × Contact Ioana Irina Sorry, there was an error submitting your enquiry. Please try again. Please check the recaptcha field below. Thank you, your message has been sent. Complete the form below to send Ioana Irina a message... First name: Last name: Email address: Message: Send University College Ghent Partner Belgium (Belgique-België) Website Sylvie Van Damme 09/2433600 Send me an email × Contact Sylvie Van Sorry, there was an error submitting your enquiry. Please try again. Please check the recaptcha field below. Thank you, your message has been sent. Complete the form below to send Sylvie Van a message... First name: Last name: Email address: Message: Send Provincial Government of Badajoz Partner Spain (España) Website Cristina Beatriz Cortés Barreto 0034 924 212 339 (Ext. 12339) Send me an email × Contact Cristina Beatriz Sorry, there was an error submitting your enquiry. Please try again. Please check the recaptcha field below. Thank you, your message has been sent. Complete the form below to send Cristina Beatriz a message... First name: Last name: Email address: Message: Send The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (NT) Advisory partner United Kingdom Website CATHERINE LEONARD +44 (0) 7920 270 415 Send me an email × Contact CATHERINE Sorry, there was an error submitting your enquiry. Please try again. Please check the recaptcha field below. Thank you, your message has been sent. Complete the form below to send CATHERINE a message... First name: Last name: Email address: Message: Send Province of Gelderland Partner Netherlands (Nederland) Website Paul Thissen 0031 (0) 26 359 9223 Send me an email × Contact Paul Sorry, there was an error submitting your enquiry. Please try again. Please check the recaptcha field below. Thank you, your message has been sent. Complete the form below to send Paul a message... First name: Last name: Email address: Message: Send People Sylvie Van Damme University College Ghent Catherine Leonard National Trust Interested in: Networking with peers, Participating in peer reviews, Exchanging good practices, Attending networking events, Following online learning activities gestionaglobal gestionaglobal Consultoria ambiental Roosa Hakkarainen other Interested in: Leading a project, Joining a project, Sharing a project idea, Networking with peers, Participating in peer reviews, Exchanging good practices, Attending networking events, Following online learning activities PILAR MUÑOZ Diputación of Badajoz Interested in: Joining a project, Networking with peers, Exchanging good practices, Attending networking events, Following online learning activities Elyze Storms-Smeets Gelders Genootschap Interested in: Leading a project, Joining a project, Sharing a project idea, Exchanging good practices Sign up for the Innocastle newsletter Subscribe now More Resilient, Post-Pandemic Heritage Outcomes of interviews with partners gave insights into the future of heritage. Read More Online Study Visit to Flanders Initially planned to take place in May 2020, study visit to Flanders took place online in May and November 2020. Learn more The Innocastle Baseline Survey is published The study takes a forward looking approach to rural estates by exploring their future potential. It forms a basis for improving policies in the partner regions. Read it here (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')); Innocastle Tweets by Innocastle