Projects

Interreg EUROPE
EPICAH-Effectiveness of policy instruments for crossborder advancement in heritage
07-2017 a 12-2021
EU GRANT: 1,707,360 EUR
Project leader
Eixo Atlantico Do Noroeste Peninsular (ES)
Project partners
Iberian Association of Riverside Municipalities of Duero River (ES) Tokaj Wine Region Nonprofit LLC (HU) Agency for the Development of the Empolese Valdelsa (IT) Regional Development Fund on behalf of the Region of Western Macedonia (GR) Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (EE) Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association (RO) Regional Development Agency of the Pilsen Region (CZ)
Description

EPICAH aims to promote the improvement of the policy instruments for crossborder cooperation processes in the natural and cultural heritage protection. The objective of the project is also to develop the management of the border by using it as a tourist attraction factor. It shall improve the effectiveness of tourism activity in managing the organization and valorisation of these assets. 

 

Working together to support a better crossborder cooperation in the preservation, protection, promotion and development of natural and cultural heritage. 

For the next five years partners will learn from each other and share their knowledge and also their challenges they face in crossborder development in order to enhance the cooperation between border entities by encouraging coordinated actions of the policy makers and technicians responsible for its implementation by developing sustainable, homogeneous and consistent tools on both sides of the border in heritage preservation.

 

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Erasmus+ Sport
STEP4youth - Sport Towards Employment Possibilities for youth migrants and refugees
01-2020 a 12-2021
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 374,570 EUR
Project leader
FUNDACIÓ FUTBOL CLUB BARCELONA
Project partners
STICHTING EUROPEAN FOOTBALL FOR DEVELOPMENT NETWORK (NL), DANSK FLYGTNINGEHJAELP FORENING (DK), COOPERATIVA PROSPETTIVA SOC. COOP. SOCIALE (IT), ORGANOSI GI (GR)
Description

The objective of STEP4youth is to design, test and evaluate a new sport-based intervention that introduces and improves employability knowledge, skills and networks in order to foster the social inclusion of refugee and migrant youth (including unaccompanied minors and youth at highest risk) in Europe. This new Programme will focus on soft skills valued by employers, such as commitment, motivation, teamwork, flexibility, leadership, time-management or creativity and problem-solving to name few. Working and strengthening these skills will allow a group of 180 refugees and migrant youth from Spain, Greece and Italy to be better equipped when entering the labour market. Having a job is crucial for their independency and self-reliance and facilitates their social inclusion and integration in Europe. The programme, inspired by the best European practices linking sport and social inclusion, will be delivered by a pool of 90 educators and coaches trained in the new methodology. Furthermore, the project will connect refugees and migrants with a group of 15 companies through the so-called BRIDGE events, an ideal platform for employers to seek for new talent duly trained by the Programmes’ methodology. Another key output of the project is the design of a systematization process to evaluate and asses the intervention, and from there extract conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations for the EU sporting community. Dissemination of project results is ensured through the wide international network of the project partners, and at least 20 new European organizations will be identified to share with them the STEP4youth values and seek their adhesion to the network. The project is led by the Barça Foundation, partnering with Organization Earth, Prospettiva Cooperative, the Danish Refugee Council and the European Football for Development Network.

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Creative Europe
AWAKEN - Awakening European Sleeping Instruments
09-2019 a 08-2021
Cooperation projects
EU GRANT: 200,000 EUR
Project leader
Ajuntament de Ripoll
Project partners
TROB'ART PRODUCTIONS (FR), Paraplevros Productions E.D. Ltd (CY), Associazione Culturale Labyrinth Italia (IT), MÚSICA MODAL A CARDEDEU (SP)
Description

The main objective of Awakening Sleeping Instruments in Europe (AWAKEN) is setting up a transnational cooperation mechanism, made of public and private cultural operators, in order to recover, recreate and to promote musical instruments from the Middle Ages, a common cultural heritage of several EU countries. By achieving this goal, the project will reconnect European citizens with their common past, transmitting important values, spirit, traditions and stories of the Middle Ages Europe through the magic of music and its instruments. AWAKEN involves the recreation of the instruments depicted in wood or other mean, with professional musicians from CY, ES, FR and IT making them sound again to a wide and new public. This project will enable at least 50 musicians and singers to travel abroad and perform in front of wide and international audiences, while exploring new professional opportunities through a significant number of meetings with cultural agents. 80 concerts will be organised around emblematic medieval monuments to attract visitors’ attention, which will be complemented by awareness raising seminars and educational workshops about the reconstruction of instruments. Special remark to the VR travelling exhibition, projecting tangible heritage from the 4 countries during the concerts and shows. The whole strategy will be supported by a sound communication and dissemination strategy, including the edition of 1000 pedagogical CD-Books with live recordings. Another key output is the Online Educational Platform, where 20 music teachers will provide training to at least 500 people interested in medieval music and history. Finally, the Final Congress will deliver main project conclusions and recommendations, inviting key European stakeholders to know more about the main project research and outputs. This Congress will be supported by the final and biggest AWAKEN concert.

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COSME
GCC.eu - Global Cosmetics Cluster Europe
09-2020 a 08-2021
EU GRANT: 449,374 EUR
Project leader
COSMETIC VALLEY ASSOCIATION (FR)
Project partners
Beauty Cluster Barcelona (ES), Beira Baixa Business Association (PT), Transylvania Lifestyle Cluster (RO), Polo Technologico della Cosmesi (IT), Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association (TR)
Description

As further step of the previous “Cosmetics4Wellbeing” (COSME-Cluster Go International strand 1), Global Cosmetics Cluster -Europe (GCC.eu) is a 24 months project that intends to confirm a leading role in the representation of the cosmetics sector at the European stage.   
The general objective of Global Cosmetics Cluster Europe is to implement and test a Joint Internationalization Strategy (JIS) for the European Strategic Cluster Partnership–Going International (ESCP-4i), maximizing the potential of its cross-sectoral nature, developing new value chains and exploiting international opportunities for European SMEs, specially in 5 promising countries : Mexico, South Korea, USA, India, United Arab Emirates. 
To fulfill this objective, a set of Specific Objectives has been agreed among Project Partners :
•To encourage business, international and R&D cooperation across sectorial boundaries
•To focus on supporting SMEs in international accessing markets, in particular through an Acceleration Programme tackling these 5 targeted countries   
•To foster cooperation among cluster organisations and its members in the ESCP-4i
•To support the establishment of value chains (in particular in health, digital, agroindustry, circular economy) along with the cosmetics cross-sectorial industry 
•To develop a governance system and a common branding for the ESCP-4i to ensure active and sustainable collaboration among the different stakeholders;
•To promote and increase the visibility of GCC.eu as a cluster representing the whole value chain on cosmetics:  Aiming at beneficiating, directly and indirectly more than 1.500 SMEs, the GCC.eu is made of 6 Cosmetics and wellbeing Clusters from 5 EU countries and Turkey.

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Erasmus+ Sport
SCORES - Developing SKILLS & COMPENTENCES resulting in Employability THROUGH SPORT
01-2019 a 06-2021
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 393,990 EUR
Project leader
CLUB NATACIO BANYOLES
Project partners
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (NL), The City Modena (IT), European Platform for Sport Innovation (BE), Sport club “Levski – Sport for all” (BG), Sant Cugat Creix (ES), Tampere Sports Academy (FI).
Description

General objective of the project is to contribute towards sustaining European young athletes in their DC and increase their employment opportunities (before and during the retirement transition), providing them support to prepare for careers outside the sport field and promoting the recognition of nonformal education acquired during their sport career. This project initiative connects academic experts, sport organisations’ volunteers and representatives and the business sector, from six EU countries – Spain, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Erasmus+ Sport
BIG4SPORTS - Building Innovative Governance for Sport
01-2019 a 06-2021
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 355,750 EUR
Project leader
Project partners
OLYMPIACOS SYNDESMOS FILATHLON PIREOS (GR), HRVATSKI AKADEMSKI SPORTSKI KLUBOVI MLADOST SVEUCILISTA U ZAGREBU (HR), ICSS INSIGHT (GB), SPORSORA (FR), WIENER SPORT-CLUB (AU), AALBORG BOLDSPILKLUB AF 1885 (DK), CONSELL CATALA DE L'ESPORT (SP)
Description

Financing is a fundamental aspect for the development of sport and sporting organizations as highlighted in the EU Work Plan for Sport 2014-2017. Main sources of funding come from public organizations, though private companies and the sports industry are becoming more and more relevant in terms of sponsorship. In both cases good governance appears as a crucial condition to be fulfilled in order to manage external funding. Adopting new and innovative mechanisms of governance will have a direct and positive effect in the overall image of sport organizations and likely increase the sponsorship revenues and attractiveness of sport. BIG4SPORTS aims at connecting funding sources (public & private) with sports organizations to jointly develop new and innovative collaboration schemes in governance for sport. The main project objective is strengthening governance capacities of sport organizations fruit of their collaboration with public and private sponsors, achieving long-lasting cooperation between them. More specifically, BIG4SPORTS seeks to: 1) Jointly develop an innovative collaborative scheme to effectively enforce governance principles in sport organizations, built from the excellence of public and private (corporate) governance standards; and 2) Implement and evaluate this scheme in order to deliver a solid and tested methodology transferable to the EU sporting community. The partnership is made up of 9 organizations covering 9 EU Member States and bringing in a permanent dialogue forum the sports industry, public authorities, sporting organizations (5 multi-sport clubs which are the main beneficiaries of the new governance scheme) and academic partners contributing to the conceptualization of the new scheme. The project estimates an impact in the partnering 5 sports clubs and their around 19000 people (managers, staff, coaches, players, etc.) as well as in other 50 European clubs beyond the partnership adopting the BIG4SPORTS Scheme through online tools.

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Erasmus+ Sport
DONA - Dual Career for Women Athletes
01-2019 a 06-2021
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 372,806 EUR
Project leader
ASSOCIACIO ESPORTIVA CARLES VALLBONA
Project partners
SCUOLA DI PALLAVOLO ANDERLINI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE SPORTIVA DILETTANTISTICA (IT), ISTRES PROVENCE VOLLEY (FR), STICHTING DE SPORTMAATSCHAPPIJ (NL), THE EUROPEAN ATHLETE AS STUDENT (MT), UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI (SL), MALTA VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION (MT)
Description

The main objective of the Dual Career for Women Athletes (DONA) is to investigate, develop and test a DC methodology for successfully approaching & enhancing women’s athletes Dual Careers in a form of a club-based pilot project, involving volleyball clubs from 4 different EU countries. Furthermore, the partnership consists of the necessary & complementary profiles of a university (UL), a coaching center (DSM) & of the European Dual Career Network (EAS) from 2 more EU countries. The project will target female volleyball athletes between 12-20 years old, covering the important development stages including major changes on academic, athletic, psychological, social & professional levels. Through the sport clubs, 250 athletes will be directly involved in the pilot program. Moreover, 300 family members, 25 coaches & 24 other clubs’ staff will also be directly part of the DONA project.Athletes & main stakeholders will be first taking part in a study where DC experts will investigate deeper the challenges faced by the target group. After, following the developed DC methodology several professionals in key areas (such as psychologist, career coach, nutritionist etc.) led by the Dual Career Club Management (DCCM) unit will support & help athletes in the 16 months long pilot. Further to the support services, the clubs will work on creating an optimal DC environment by setting up the necessary cooperation agreements with educational institutions (4 universities & 16 local schools will be involved).The project’s most important IO will be a transferable DC support methodology specially designed for female athletes. The successful achievement of DONA aims at; decreasing female athletes’ dropout from sport clubs; preparing athletes for the transition periods with developing the needed skills & competences; increasing the number of elite female volleyball players; making young athletes & their families aware that it is possible to aim for both educational & sports career.

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PRIMA
Transition - InnovaTive Resilient fArmiNg Systems in MedITerranean envIrONments
05-2021
EU GRANT: 1.100.000,00 EUR
Project leader
Fundació Universitària Balmes
Project partners
FOREST SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OF CATALONIA (ES), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique d’Algérie (DZ), City of Scientific Research and Technological applications (EG), Association Française d’Agroforesterie (FR), Unité de recherche Écodéveloppement (FR), Landfiles (FR), National Observatory of Athens (GR), UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA (IT)
Description

The goal of TRANSITION is to pave the way for a transition towards resilient agriculture in the Mediterranean, maximizing the net positive impact on the environment, while increasing resilience of agroecosystems, rural societies and return on assets to farmers. This is done by analysing the most relevant innovative solutions in resilient agroforestry and mixed farming systems using a participatory approach. TRANSITION will i) identify appropriate strategies for adoption to improve resilience of the agriculture sector, including using locally-adapted genetic resources, unconventional water reuse and soil protection strategies ii) establish what are the environmental and socio-economic barriers to resilient agriculture implementation iii) quantify the system productivity and delivery of ecosystem services of existing systems and co-designed and replicable case studies and their effect on farmers’ livelihoods iv) empower the expansion of agroforestry and mixed farming systems through practical innovation and knowledge exchange and v) provide robust information which is useful to administrations in terms of measurable impacts and possible transition scenarios which maximize ecological services delivery and resilience of key Mediterranean cropping systems

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Erasmus+ Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Youth mirror: young people filming social issues
05-2020 a 03-2021
Mobility project for young people and youth workers
EU GRANT: 28,502 EUR
Project leader
Ajuntament d'Avinyonet del Penedès
Project partners
INTERACTIVE MEDIA KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER - INTERMEDIAKT (GR)
Description

The main objective of the project is to foster dialogue between 13-19 aged old young people from Spain and Greece and their critical thinking on the issues of gender equality and social inclusion with a focus on the migration crisis in Europe through the use of audiovisual tools and the non-formal education methodology.
The main project results are:
- short films on social issues developed by young people,
- film festivals with the presentation of short films, developed by young people and open debates on gender equality and social inclusion with the focus on migration crisis in Europe,
- blog about the project flow and its results,
- webinar for youth workers “The methodology of the use of audiovisual language for youth work focused on social issues such as social inclusion and gender equality”,
- development of key and personal competencies of young people,- professional development of youth workers - project leaders.

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COSME
CHARM - Immersive experiences in European Charming Villages
03-2019 a 03-2021
EU GRANT: 399,959 EUR
Project leader
Catalan Tourist Board (ES)
Project partners
TURISMO VIVENCIAL SL (ES), TRADICOES DE OUTRORA LDA (PT), INSTITUT FUR TOURISMUS- UND BADERFORSCHUNG IN NORDEUROPA GMBH (DE); TILAISUUS VILLA SOFIA OY (FI), SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ITALIA SRL (IT), NETWORK OF EUROPEAN REGIONS FOR COMPETITIVE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASBL (BE)
Description

CHARM is a project co-funded by the COSME Initiative of the European Union, that aims to boost the competitiveness of European tourism and promote the image of Europe as a global tourist destination of excellence. The core element are these hidden gems from rural Europe, villages perceived as charming by visitors because of their identity or personality linked to history, traditions, gastronomy, cultural and natural heritage. The overall objective of the project is to position Europe internationally as an integral destination of quality and excellence for cultural tourism, by promoting its most charming rural villages and making the most of Cultural and creative Industries (CCI) and technologies to provide an unforgettable experience for visitors.

 

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