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Background The Mediterranean fruit fly or ‘med fly’ is considered to be one of the world’s most destructive pests, particularly in regards to agriculture. It has the widest host range of any fruit fly, is a rapid coloniser and can tolerate cooler climates than other species of fruit flies. The med fly attacks more than 260 different fruits, flowers, ...
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Cross-Mediterranean Environment and Health Network (CROME- LIFE)

Start date: Jul 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

Background Public health indicators are regularly collected in EU Member States but they are hardly ever connected to the environmental condition of individuals. A major limiting factor in most environmental health studies to date has been the uncertainty in quantitative estimates of chronic exposure. Objectives ...
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Background The ceramics industry converts clay into hard pottery and ceramics through firing. Through a process of vitrification, clay is hardened, tightened and partially glassified at high temperatures. The strength of the fired clay comes from the melting and fusion of various components of the clay, which form crystalline bonds giving cohesion and sol ...
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Project in brief The rapid pace of urbanization in the Mediterranean area over the last decades have raised a series of issues mostly related to air quality, energy efficiency, waste recycling, pressure on natural resources, pollution and social welfare of urban inhabitants. While cities population will continue to grow in the next years, it is of fundamental importance to ensure the transition fr ...
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Background Europe produces some 3.2 million tonnes/yr of waste tyres. The properties that make rubber tyres desirable as a consumer product, such as durability, heat resistance and traction, also make their disposal and reprocessing difficult. They are almost immune to biological degradation. When tyres are not properly managed and disposed of, they repre ...
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The AGRO_LESS project aims to establish common reference strategies for the implementation of reduced input agricultural practices in the cross-border area by introducing rural population with the concept of site-specific crop management which through an information and new technology farm management system will be able to identify, analyze and manage variability within fields for optimum profitab ...
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Smart Specialization (SMART SPECIALIZATION)

Start date: Dec 30, 2013, End date: Aug 29, 2015,

The project attempts to identify targeted investment priorities for the Interregional area and relative targeted actions that will support the excellence of entrepreneurship, research and innovation. Common Interregional issues will be explored; the results and best practices of already implemented projects will be assessed as to develop a common Interregional action plan. In this context, special ...
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The project is focused on the enhancement of geothermal systems component research and analysis through pilot applications and the development of operational application guidelines and cost effective techno-economic models of green energy use at both public and commercial level. ...
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The overall objective of the project is to improve the ability of the Black Sea Basin national and coastal authorities to respond timely and effectively to water pollution and strengthen the joint knowledge and information base needed among partners, target groups and final beneficiaries on addressing the common challenges of water pollution in BS Basin marine and river environment. ...
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The EC has recently published the Proposal for a Regulation on Union guidelines for the development of the trans - European transport network -COM (2011) 650/2, that defines the long term strategy for the Ten-T policy up to 2030/2050 and proposes Corridors relevant for the SEE area. By creating a multilevel formed by Transport Ministries, Regions, Universities, Chambers of Commerce, transport stak ...
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Economic Crises: Resilience of Regions (ECR2)

Start date: Jan 31, 2012, End date: Oct 30, 2014,

The economic crisis had a asymmetric impact on the different European regions. The fast and successful recovery of some particular regions and the stagnancy of others strikes the eye and raises the question of what is behind this success. The economic crisis and recovery are at the core of all recent policy initiatives that set the framework for territorial development and cohesion policy. The obj ...
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Adriatic - Danube - Black Sea multimodal platform (ADB multiplatform)

Start date: Mar 31, 2012, End date: Sep 29, 2014,

The idea of the project is to develop and promote environmentally friendly, multimodal transport solutions from the ports in the SEE programme area (Black Sea, Aegean, Adriatic) to inland countries and regions along a selected pilot transnational network. This will be done by developing and establishing a "multimodal transport development platform", which integrates different regions and stakehold ...
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The projects main objective is to promote and reinforce local cultural events, directly linked to local production, by building on synergies between existing local festivals and implementing a set of actions to form and sustain a network of festival organizers and to further promote local/traditional products. To serve its purpose the project launches a road show travelling in the local festivals ...
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... re left out of the effort to both build a Grid Computing cluster and receive the know-how on its use. To correct this mishap we will build a network of four partners, the Department of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the South-West University (SWU), the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia (UoM) and th ...
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The objectives of the project are; 1.assess & transfer knowledge regarding common methodologies and best practices implemented in the EU regarding Lifelong Museum Learning (LLML) ...
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Particulates monitoring, modelling and management (PM3)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

Background Air quality is a major environmental problem in Europe, especially in urban conglomerates. For Mediterranean and Balkan countries, and Cyprus in particular, the semi-arid climate with dry summers, sparse vegetation, open-cast mines and uncovered soils are conducive to wind entrainment of dust. Long-distance transport from North Africa and the e ...
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The ECO-Satellite action aims to protecting and preservating the water system of the Black Sea, with its main emphasis given to river deltas and protected coastal regions at the seaside. It deals with environmental problems posing a threat that cannot be addressed individually, but only in an unified way. ...
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Black Sea Network of Regional Development (BlasNET)

Start date: Sep 16, 2011, End date: Sep 15, 2013,

The trans-regional network called “Black Sea Network for Regional Development” will involve regional stakeholders that support SMEs. This network will respond to the needs of regional organisations dealing with SMEs by : - improving communication with business, by organising regular round table researches, dialogues,- improving communication and collaboration with the public administration. Promot ...
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Mediterranean Eco Industrial Development (MEID)

Start date: Jun 30, 2010, End date: Jun 29, 2013,

The project aims to realize the M.E.I.D. model to plan, build and govern sustainable Industrial Areas (IAs).The model goals to enhance capacities and decision tools of Competent Authorities to integrate environmental friendly solutions into the Regional and Interregional Development Strategies related to Industrial Policy. Thanks to the integration approach, SMEs will be the first beneficiaries, i ...
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Management of water losses in a drinking water supply system (WATERLOSS)

Start date: May 31, 2010, End date: May 30, 2013,

Development of a methodology for control of non-revenue water in water supplies, by implementation of the following: establishment of water balance in water systems using GIS-based maps, preparation of a group of appropriate performance indicators using existing and new ones, development of a decision support tool aiming to a prioritized list of measures for controlling water losses, adapted to re ...
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On the implementation level, the project promoted the implementation of IMTs, as they are thought to be a successful way of achieving its objective. In particular the project focused on the following six main areas of business operations, to reduce operating costs: (a) Supply Chain, (b) Sensors, Utilities & Energy Saving, (c) People & Processes, (d) Green Building, (e) Renewable Energy (f ) Market ...
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Organic agriculture is a constantly growing sector in the EU and globally. It produces high quality products and provides numerous other public benefits, especially those in the area of environment, management of natural resources and viability of rural areas. Implementation of local development models based on development of endogenous resources, will allow the local communities to keep in the ar ...
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Background The EU needed a better information base for the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution and the negotiations of post-Kyoto climate agreements. Reaching political acceptance of further environmental measures required: identification of the most cost-effective measures; demonstration of their full range of environmental benefits taking into account si ...
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Background Bioenergy can play an important role in addressing climate change as well as improving the security of energy supply in Europe. Small-scale heat and power generation from biomass is in principle able to deliver significant energy and emissions savings through the substitution of substantial quantities of fossil fuels. In particular, the use of ...
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Background Substituting biofuels for fossil fuels has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the amount of carbon dioxide generated in the production of the biofuel should not cancel out any relative savings that might result from its use. Second generation biofuels are seen as a solution in this respect, because they are produced from ...
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Innovation Policy in University City Regions (INNOPOLIS)

Start date: Dec 31, 2009, End date: Dec 30, 2012,

INNOPOLIS aims to identify regional best policy practice in the field of knowledge exchange between universities & enterprises. Having done so, INNOPOLIS will develop a simulation & a user-friendly electronic repository of the project's key outputs that can be used by regional authorities in transfering best policy practice, and thus actively supporting knowledge co-creation between universities & ...
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APICE proposes a decision-making approach & related set of mitigation measures that assume the impact of air pollution sources as driver for the coast management in port-cities. This model is based on a stronger coordination of environmental and spatial planning policies, leading to curb emissions and preserving economic potentialities of port-cities. Results will be owned by some of the main MED ...
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Background End-of-life tyres represent a serious disposal and environmental problem, which can cause human health hazards. Both European and Greek legislation have already banned end-of-life tyres from landfill. Tyres are a complex product comprising many high-technology materials from the metallurgical, textile and chemical industries, including syntheti ...
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Climate Change and Impacts on Water Supply (CC-WaterS)

Start date: Apr 30, 2009, End date: Apr 29, 2012,

Climate change (CC) affects fresh water resources and may have significant influence on public drinking water supply. Land use activities exert pressure on water resources and will change according to CC. It is crucial for safeguarding future water supply to anticipate these climate and land use changes and to assess their impacts on water resources. Transnational action is needed to prepare SEE f ...
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Low Cost Zero Waste Municipality (ZERO WASTE)

Start date: Apr 30, 2009, End date: Apr 29, 2012,

The project Zero Waste aims at developing an integrated zero-waste management system with the aim to maximize resources and energy and to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, deviating the amount of materials and resources in order to re-use them and include them in recycling schemes and processes that act as drivers of economic activity and sustainable development of the regions. ...
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INTERVALUE is rooted to the Digital Research Centre (DRC) of Central Macedonia aiming to contribute in the exploitation of academic research and other projects which has set the basis for its European expansions. We have experienced that cooperation between R&D supply and demand is quite a dynamic process stimulated by the current trends in business and the academia. Any long term concentration in ...
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RURuRBaLs objectives are: - to establish a common charter of territorial governance for the sustainable development in periurban territories, centered on a process of promoting the commercialization and consumption of local products; - define the access conditions at the Charter; - create a European network; The common strategies in the field of territorial governance will be defined based on the ...
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Background Increasing waste production and the increasingly hazardous nature of waste have led to ever higher waste-management costs. Waste management has now become one of the largest industries in the world. Pricing mechanisms in this industry based on the ‘polluter-pays principle’, the ‘precautionary principle’ and the ‘producer-responsibilit ...
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Air quality monitoring and forecasting in China (AMFIC)

Start date: Sep 1, 2007, End date: Nov 30, 2009,

AMFIC addresses atmospheric environmental monitoring over China. The aim is to develop an integrated information system for monitoring and forecasting tropospheric pollutants over China. The system uses satellite and in situ air quality measurements and modelling to generate consistent air quality information over China. The data will cover the recent years and the actual situation including an ai ...
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SATELLITE-ASSISTED MANAGEMENT OF AIR QUALITY (SMAQ)

Start date: Mar 31, 2009, End date: Sep 30, 2009,

Background The accurate assessment of the atmospheric pollution loading in European regions is necessary to comply with EU atmospheric pollution legislation (Framework Directive 96/62/EC and its daughter directives). This need became even more pressing following recent policy developments at Community level, in particular the Environment and Health Action ...
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Mediterranean Technology Led Incubator Co-Operation (MEDI-CUBE)

Start date: May 31, 2006, End date: Mar 30, 2009,

The project MEDI-CUBE is addressing the problem of relatively low performance of target areas in innovation capacity compared to Northern European member states. The innovation index for Greece is 0.20, for Cyprus is 0.17, for Italy is 0.31 comparing to EU-15 which is 0.44 (source European Innovation Scoreboard 2004 Comparative Analysis of Innovation Performance). The project aims at enhancing the ...
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Main objective of NetWet 3 project is the development of transnational co-operation in Archimed geographic zone for the elaboration of common methods that contribute to: (a) the promotion of a creative territorial policy for the management of Mediterranean landscapes (ESDP, European Landscape Convention, European Governance), (b) in connection to the promotion of sustainable management practices o ...
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MEDIGATE

Start date: Apr 30, 2007, End date: Jun 29, 2008,

The project involves international experts of the transportation and logistic field and who will work with the following objectives: • Underline and demonstrate the strategic role of intermodal trans-port in the opti-misation of the goods flow in the logistic chain, • Affirm the concept of a multimodal platform as a strategic node in the logistic chain, • Demonstrate the possible impact of multimo ...
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Risk management at transnational level is an important tool for setting up alternative risk scenarios within the Strategic Environmental Assessment framework (SEA). This is one result that was realised when implementing the CADSES project "ISOTEIA" which deals with an integrated system to assess Territorial and Environmental Impacts (TEIA) regarding resource management and regional planning. Moreo ...
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vention and Management of Sea Originated Risks to the Coastal Zone (CORI)

Start date: May 31, 2006, End date: Apr 29, 2008,

The project CORI aims at providing tools to intercept and manage sea-originated threats to the coastal zone. The project is comprised of: • Identification and mapping of tsunami and other extreme sea level hazards for Eastern Mediterranean coasts. Actions for public education and awareness for responsive actions. • Development of tools and methodologies for managing and minimizing the impact of co ...
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