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The key objective of URBAN-EU-CHINA is to develop a robust, evidence-driven bottom-up approach to complement the existing top-down EU-China strategic approach to sustainable urbanisation. This will be accomplished via a coordinated series of actions including: a strategic R&I agenda, scoping and assessment, networking events, peer-to-peer exchanges, benchmarking and monitoring, and joint demonstra ...
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Background Climate change mitigation is a crucial objective of the Kyoto Convention, and is oriented towards reducing GHG emissions. By 2013, the EU reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 11%, a progress achieved through multidisciplinary strategic planning and applying measures in numerous EU policies. However, only forests’ capacity as carbon s ...
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Alpine Ecosystem Services – mapping, maintenance and management (AlpES)

Start date: Dec 16, 2015, End date: Dec 15, 2018,

Description (EN): Ecosystems and their services go beyond national borders and need a transnational approach for their dynamic protection, sustainable use, management and risk prevention. As a basis for joint action, public authorities, policy makers, NGOs, researchers and economic actors – the AlpES target groups – need a common understanding of ecosystem services, comparable infor ...
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SAMEN Capacity building youth and street children

Start date: Dec 31, 2016, End date: Jun 30, 2018,

The SAMEN-programme aims to build the capacity of volunteers and their organisations in Bolivia, Ecuador, Kenya, India, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and The Netherlands, as well as the marginalised youth that they work with. Objective 1: Improving the life skills of street children and youth at projects in 6 partner countries.Result: Well-prepared Dutch volunteers spend 3-6 months at a project for street ...
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Train-to-NZEB: The Building Knowledge Hubs (Train-to-NZEB)

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Jun 1, 2018,

The Train-to-NZEB project is designed to establish a functioning network of training and consultation centres (Building Knowledge Hubs, BKHs), providing practical trainings, demonstrations and complex consulting services for the implementation of nearly-zero energy buildings (NZEB). Using the improved training facilities, the BKHs will provide enhanced capacity for conduction of trainings on curri ...
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Background Litter is a major problem for the marine environment, with plastic bags being one of the most common and persistent pollutants affecting coasts and waters. Each year, more than eight million plastic bags end up as litter in the EU. Current recycling rates are only 6.6%, which are difficult to increase because the thinness and lightness of plast ...
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... tial for an increase in mosquito-borne diseases because of changes in the distribution of invasive mosquito populations. Such changes are the consequence of environmental modifications, ecosystem disturbances and global climatic change. The predicted increases in rainfall and temperature are likely to both extend the distribution of mosquitoes and associated pathogens and shorten the development t ...
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Transformative Social Innovation Theory project (TRANSIT)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

The aim of TRANSIT (Transformative Social Innovation Theory) is to build a theory of social innovation that is useful not only to academics, but also to policy makers, social entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders. The starting point for TRANSIT is the need to understand transformative social innovations: social innovations that contribute to systemic changes that address urgent societal challenges ...
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Budapest Smart City Centre of Excellence (smartpolis)

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016,

... n respect of innovation management and the facilitation of communication and cooperation between industry and academia.The advanced, highly reputable European partners, Fraunhofer FOKUS (FFI) and the Urban Software Institute, are forming a consortium for their cooperation in this project. They contribute organisatory and operational know-how, technical and scientific knowledge as well as project a ...
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The Mediterranean region is currently being affected by increasing environmental and cultural deterioration. Although it is still one of the foremost tourist areas in the world, the Mediterranean is progressively losing attractiveness. In order to regain competitiveness, Mediterranean countries need to modernise the management of touristic assets, investing in new technologies and innovative polic ...
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The project in brief At Mediterranean level, tourism has often led many countries and regions to develop the industry in a competitive way rather than in a cooperative manner. For obvious climatic reasons but also due the role played by tour operators, Mediterranean tourism destinations have based their growth essentially on a sun and sea vision and developed strategies aimed at maximizing short t ...
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... n brought an end to it. The economy of the cities began to decline, and they could no longer compete with larger ports and more advanced economies. In the belief that the economic improvement and the urban liveliness should insist on the creative industries revitalization and on the valorization of traditional heritage, MEDNETA project aims to support creativity in ACDs (i.e. ceramics, goldsmiths, ...
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The project AlpBC will define and implement strategies and measures to preserve and advance Alpine Building Culture in the broader context of territorial development and ecologic sustainability. It aims at enabling local actors to capitalize on this outstanding cultural asset as a source of regional identity and economic development. Central elements of AlpBC are a) the implementation of inter-mun ...
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To meet the EU’s ambitious targets for carbon emission reduction, renewable energy production must strongly be upgraded and made more efficient and capable for grid energy storage. Alpine Foreland Basins feature a unique geological inventory which can contribute substantially to tackle these challenges. Deep ‘Molasse’ basins at the fringe of the Alpine mountain range offer an abundant geothermal p ...
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The main problem to be faced through the project is the poor efficiency and effectiveness of the policies to offset the relation among urban and rural areas and their development model. Such an inefficiency is due to the complexity to merge in an organic whole a lot of sectorial policies which have been carried out to tackle the critical situation in terms of loss of competitiveness, landscape deg ...
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lanning sustainable regional-Urban Mobility in the Alpine Space (PUMAS)

Start date: Jun 30, 2012, End date: Jun 29, 2015,

Alpine Space cities face common urban mobility challenges which call for innovative and cost-effective mobility solutions. PUMAS offers these solutions: It coordinates the development of the sustainable regional-urban mobility planning (SUMP) concept which the European Commission strongly promotes and, in its 2011 Transport White Paper, even suggests as a mandatory approach. The PUMAS partnership ...
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Work on Social Cooperation

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: May 31, 2015,

WOSOCOOP – Work on Social Cooperation, is a project focused on youth unemployment, promoting participation and inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. The project is in line with the Action KA1 Learning Mobility of Individuals of the new ERASMUS + programme, which comprises, among the other activities, the mobility for young people and youth workers. The project was centred on a Traini ...
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Best practice Enhancers for Security in Urban Environments (BESECURE)

Start date: Apr 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2015,

Urban security is a complex multi-dimensional process that results from the interaction of an increasingly diverse collection of stakeholders. Many factors influence urban security, from the physical layout to the social and economic makeup of urban zones, from the political and economic landscape on a national level to the daily practices of public services that are active in the area. Seemingly ...
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Territorial Scenarios and Visions for Europe (ET2050)

Start date: May 31, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2015,

Policymakers in the field of territorial development and cohesion are in need of a future oriented and integrated vision on the development of the European territory. Therefore the ESPON Programme started a territorial vision-building process following a participatory process and involving relevant stakeholders at European, national and regional level. This vision has a strategic character that al ...
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FUnctional Nitrides for Energy Applications (FUNEA)

Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Jan 31, 2015,

The FUNEA vision is to develop an integrated and multidisciplinary research and training programme in the field of inorganic nitrides for energy applications. In terms of fundamental research, the FUNEA aims to advance the state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of inorganic nitrides and mixed nitride-anion systems by achieving the ability to synthesise, manipulate, characterize, understand a ...
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Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe (CLUE)

Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

The project idea Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe (CLUE) was formulated by a team of experts at the City of Stockholm and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The project idea was first presented during the EU Interregional Cooperation Forum, 20/21 September 2007, Lisbon. The objective of the CLUE regional development project is increased regional capacity in policy development ...
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C3-Alps will synthesize, transfer and implement in policy and practice results of previous Alpine Space projects on climate change adaptation. The capitalisation approach aims at a) generating new and directly usable forms of state-of-the-art synthesis adaptation knowledge in the Alps, harmonised across sectors and useful to adaptation decision-makers, b) its effective and tailor-made communicatio ...
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Local economic development in airport catchment areas (airLED)

Start date: Jun 30, 2012, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

... the elaboration of integrated regional polycentric development plans and an economic analysis of 10 Polish regional airports as a case study. The two knowledge partners, IRM (Institute of Urban Development, PL) and KTI (Institute for Transport Sciences, HU) are playing a major role in this process. Strategy building of airLED partners is being implemented via an intensive process of Open Living ...
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The project general objective is the identification and implementation of best practices in terms of local and regional policies to implement and develop the Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the audiovisual and media sector, taking into account the importance of such sector as a source of socio-economic development of our regions.The Information Society has drastically changed th ...
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Integrated Measures for an Energy Efficiency Approach (IMEA)

Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

... onment.IMEA focuses on Energy Efficiency. The implementation of EE measures is a European key challenge in the transition towards sustainable communities, in special in Eastern Europe and in deprived urban areas where a high percentage of the housing stock has a very poor energy performance. The IMEA-partners collaborate to enhance the effects of their strategic plans and policies to promote EE. ...
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Urban-rural partnerships in metropolitan areas (URMA)

Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

The URMA-project promotes urban-rural partnerships as a tool to strengthen the potential for generation and transfer of innovation in European metropolitan areas and their surrounding hinterlands. The basis was laid during a preceding project, integrated in the action programme Pilot Project of Spatial Planning sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. ...
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Territorial Indicators of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe (TIPSE)

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

Combating poverty and social exclusion rank among the main objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The recent economic crisis has had a huge effect on millions of European citizens with many people losing their jobs, household incomes decreasing and consequently the risk of being affected by poverty increasing. For social exclusion, not only a clear definition seems to be lacking, but also there d ...
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An effective territorial governance can positively address an inclusive growth under different dimensions. Those targeted by the SPHERA cluster project are health and spatial planning as areas where interventions such as accessibility to services of general interest, demographic change, social cohesion and quality of life are driver towards the progress of an inclusive growth. The current Alpine S ...
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Bringing closer ESPON evidence for decision making (ESPON on the Road)

Start date: Dec 23, 2013, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

AimThe ESPON 2013 Programme has produced a lot of results and the applied research, targeted analyses, scientific tools and publications provide a huge pool of knowledge that can be actively used in decision making. The project aims at strengthening the bridge between ESPON knowledge and local reality by bringing ESPON results closer to potential users. The project shall provide a platform for dis ...
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The main purpose of this project is to improve coherence and consistency among risk assessments undertaken by the countries at national and local level, and especially in case of disasters intensified by climate change. The project builds on the EU Council conclusions on "Further Developing Risk Assessment for Disaster Management within the European Union" adopted in March 2011, that aims for a co ...
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Music: education for inspiration

Start date: Mar 26, 2013, End date: Dec 25, 2014,

Objective of the projectThe objective of the project was to create conditions for cross-border cultural environment in North Karelia and the Republic of Karelia and sustainable cooperation between music/art institutions and local societies.Main activities• Survey on the state of music/art institutions• Finnish-Russian musical co-productions• Cultural exchange of youth and professionals• Networking ...
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The STATUS project is tackling the problem of incoherent urban and regional development in South Eastern European and neighbouring countries by jointly developing an approach that can help cities and regions in making integrated and sustainable urban agendas and place based strategies by participatory planning tools. It aims to enrich the pool of development, regeneration and management tools in u ...
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... lopment prospects for specific territories. MMWD takes into account the multifaceted realm of migration processes, which include movements occurring within the same region/country (i.e. from rural to urban areas) as well as across regions placed in different countries (i.e. intra-EU and between EU and non EU regions). MMWD will offer concrete knowledge-based tools to policy-makers and test policy- ...
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Rail Hub Cities for South East Europe (RAIL4SEE)

Start date: Apr 30, 2012, End date: Oct 30, 2014,

The challenge that the RAIL4SEE partners share is the development of models, concepts, measures, harmonised strategies and policy actions targeted to the improvement of rail and intermodal transport in SEE. In particular partners call for complementary interventions facing the alleviation of barriers for rail hubs integration in the local, regional, transnational and TEN-T systems, transport servi ...
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Elaboration and Management of the Integrated Urban Development Plans

Start date: Oct 14, 2013, End date: Oct 14, 2014,

... lities. Expected Results: Urban planning documents consisting of narrative and graphical documentation developed at a high professional level and compliant with national and European standards; Participatory approach applied i ...
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Shrinking regions and cities are becoming a more and more relevant issue in central Europe. Especially former border regions (Iron curtain) are particularly affected by demographic and social change. On the other hand these regions have large potentials which have to be explored and used. The consequences of demographic change and increasing scarcity of public resources thus require a fundamental ...
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Use of biogas for city buses will lower emissions and substitute fossil fuels. It will strengthen the role of public transport as an efficient strategy to limit the impact from traffic on climate change. Biogas can be produced from biodegradable materials (waste, manure, sewage sludge and landfill gas) thereby creating energy autonomy and jobs. Through purification it reaches the same quality and ...
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Europe is witnessing deep socio-demographic changes, namely the progressive ageing of its population. Elderly and vulnerable persons are increasingly at risk of social exclusion in urban areas due to the impoverishment of family and social linkages and significant infrastructure constraints. At present, the institutionalization of elderly and persons with disabilities presents some critical aspect ...
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Railway Hub Cities and TEN-T network (RAILHUC)

Start date: Sep 30, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

Central Europe cities are the "first/last legs" of transnational transport chains. These chains consist of local, regional and transnational transport systems. On the one hand high speed connections among rail hubs in central Europe are being upgraded, especially on TEN-T networks and along the main intercity lines. On the other hand rail and in general public transport feeder lines need an upgrad ...
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Mapping European Territorial Structures and Dynamics (ESPON ATLAS)

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

The ESPON Atlas 2014 is envisaged to present a synoptic and comprehensive overview of key findings from all ESPON 2013 Priority 1 and Priority 2 projects, which serve as main providers of new facts, evidence and knowledge about European territorial structures, trends and perspectives and policy impacts. Together with the indicators and datasets included in the ESPON Database, this project shall pr ...
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