Projects

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HIKING EUROPE - Discovering Rural Europe through hiking trails
04-2016 a 09-2017
EU GRANT: 247.734 EUR
Project leader
Catalan Tourist Board (ES)
Project partners
Donegal Country Council (IR), The Regional Development Agency of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County DUNEA LLC. (HR), Naturefriends movement (AT), NIT New Insights for Tourism (GE), PIRINEU EMOCIÓ (ES) Region Emilia-Romagna (IT), The University of Girona (ES)
Description

Hiking Europe’s main objective is to promote a transational network of rural touristic routes structured in several hiking itineraries across Europe.
The partnership gathers 8 members from 6 different EU countries: Spain (Catalonia), Italy (Emilia- Romagna), Croatia (Dubrovnik-Neretva), Ireland (Donegal), Austria and Germany.
In total, this represents 1.170 km of hiking routes in 4 different EU countries.
Participant regions gather with a common interest of developing an alternative approach to masstourism, based on either the “Sun and sand” model of large concentration of visitors in specific locations (Cities, etc.).
This differentiation will allow the development of tourism at a territorial level, spreading the benefits across the territory, promoting cohesion, sustainability and local community participation.
Therefore, HikingEurope addresses the issue of tourism diversification in European regions that have traditionally focused on mass tourism but are willing to commit with a more sustainable, responsible and high-quality alternative approach based in less explored areas, specifically in rural locations.
To conclude, this project also contributes to territorial balance and cohesion by fostering local economic development in areas traditionally less exposed to international tourism.

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ENPI CBC MED
GMI - The Green MED Initiative
12-2012 a 09-2016
EU GRANT: 4100000 EUR
Project leader
Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon (LB)
Project partners
Regional Association of the Municipalities of Sardinia (IT) Averda Servus (GB) Chamber of Commerce & Industry Marseille Provence (FR) Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (EG) Chamber of Commerce of Cagliary (IT) Barcelona Chamber of Commerce (ES) Foundation for Development Innovation and Technology (ES) Chamber of Commerce of Tunis (TN) Atrїa (LB) Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce & industry Association of Enterprises for Environmental Conservation
Description

The main objective of the GMI project is to develop an integrated and environmentally sound waste management system, ensuring treatment and recycling, through exploitation of innovative technologies and sustainable methods for waste treatment and recycling with the support of an awareness campaign and communication program.The target group - mainly schools and university students - will benefit from an incentive based recycling activity. They will recycle their empty containers using the RVM in return for points generated by the machine itself and will then redeem their points for rewards based on a redemption scheme that will be implemented throughout the project.An estimated amount of 20 tons of used bottles and cans will be collected through RVMs that are placed in  schools and universities across the 6 participating countries of the Mediterranean Area. These machines will be centrally connected via GPRS to an online reporting system. 

 

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ENPI CBC MED
SHAAMS - Strategic Hub for the Analysis and Acceleration of the Solar Sector
09-2012 a 12-2015
EU GRANT: 2880309,96 EUR
Project leader
La Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria, Serveis i Navegació de Barcelona
Project partners
Foundation for Development Innovation and Technology (ES) Energy and Environmental Agency of Salerno (IT) Sophia Antipolis Foundation (FR) Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon (LB) Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology Department of Energy Resources and Environmental Engineering (EG) Naples Agency for Energy and the Environment (IT) WWF European Policy Programme – Branch Office (IT) Al Urdonia Lil Ebda’ Co. (JO) Technological Educational Institute of Crete (GR) Berytech (LB) Business Incubation Association in Tripoli (LB)
Description

SHAAMS will facilitate the take up of solar technologies by raising public awareness on energy efficiency through the transferability and implementation of good practices in legal, regulatory, economic, organizational issues and new financing mechanisms. Therefore, SHAAMS will define and implement a series of actions, by identifying and highlighting the opportunities and potentialities of solar energy solutions for the social and economic development of the region covered by the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The project will rely on a collaborative approach between partners while facilitating the exchange of data (indicators) between public administration bodies, research centers, universities, firms and agents of the civil society and allowing the consortium to analyze the needs, expectations and requirements of all the actors and to provide solutions coherent with all the agents’ needs.
In order to achieve these objectives the SHAAMS project will be conceived as a threefold action project divided in terms of activity:

  • SHAAMS Policy Accelerator: Policy support actions will be implemented in order to identify innovative solutions, solar energy strategies and to generate a unified approach towards a long term policy perspective for solar energy development.
  • SHAAMS Enterprise and Research Accelerator: Fostering market support structures and new procedures for the development of a reliable market for solar energy
  • SHAAMS Social Accelerator: The activities conceived in the section will address societal agents and intend to promote a cultural and behavioral change towards solar energy among society.
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ENPI CBC MED
SCOW - Selective Collection of the Organic Waste in tourist areas and valorization in farm composting plants
01-2013 a 12-2015
EU GRANT: 4400000 EUR
Project leader
Agència d’Ecologia Urbana de Barcelona
Project partners
Development Agency Gal Genovese (IT) Local Councils’ Association (MT) House of Water and Environment (PS) Upper Galilee Regional Council (IL) MIGAL – Galilee Technology Center (IL) SYVADEC (SIRET) (FR) Environment Park SpA (IT)
Description

The aim of SCOW, funded by the ENPI CBCMED Programme, is to develop low cost, technically simple and high quality biowaste collection and recycling models in territories with touristic areas and agricultural activity. SCOW wants to build up a sustainable, innovative and local treatment of the biowaste in decentralized small-scale composting plants, developed essentially in agricultural holdings situated near the biowaste production areas in the partners’ territories.
It will contribute to improve general waste management, closing the cycle of the organic matter in countries with an important lack of organic carbon at soil. It will also help to improve land structure and fertility, reducing desertification (applying compost to soils), global warming (avoiding the entrance of biodegradable materials to landfills and capturing carbon in soil) and landfilling capacity needs (reducing waste entrance). In addition, it will create new economic activity, even at waste collection and treatment sectors and compost selling.  The experience would be able to be reproduced in other Mediterranean zones, reducing impacts at source, through a simple management of the biowaste collection and treatment with the idea of self-sufficiency.

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Creative Europe
OpenArch
01-2011 a 12-2015
Culture
EU GRANT: 2500000 EUR
Project leader
Project partners
EXARC (NL) Amgueddfa Cymru - National History Museum of Wales – St Fagans (GB) Archäologisch Ökologisches Zentrum Albersdorf (DE) Hunebedcentrum (NL) Archeon Novum BV (NL) Museo Civico Etnologico – Archeologico di Modena – Parco Montale (IT) The University of Exeter, College of Humanities - Department of Archaeology (GB) Fotevikens Maritime Museum (SE) Kierikkikeskus - Kierikki Stone Age Center (FI) Arheoloski Institut - Viminacium (RS)
Description

The project has as main objectives, the development of a permanent collaboration of archaeological open-air museums (AOAMs), raising quality standards among participants and improving the visitors experience across Europe in this category of museums.

These objectives aim to be achieved through three concepts: conference and workshops, staff exchanges and experimental actions.

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ENPI CBC MED
SIDIG-MED - Social and Intercultural Dialogue through Governance for Local development: Mediterranean Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture
11-2012 a 11-2015
EU GRANT: 1798781 EUR
Project leader
Project partners
Royal Botanic Garden (JO) Rome Municipality- Department for Environmental Conservation (IT), Mahdia Municipality (TN), ESMO Srl (IT), Barcelona Metropolitan Area - (acting as the Medcities Secretariat) (ES), Forestry Department of Al-Balga (Ministry of Agriculture) (JO)
Description

The project aims at fighting social exclusion and poverty through improving the governance process for local development by promoting social and intercultural dialogue in the urban and peri-urban areas in the involved cities; Al-Balqa (Jordan), Rome (Italy), Mahdia (Tunisia), Barcellona (Spain).The project will implement a governance system to create a dialogue through formal organizational structures set-up between the public, 67 NGO /Associations, and private citizens in the realm of UPA. Social exclusion will find an answer in social and intercultural dialogue as an avenue towards the resolution of poverty's consequences. Groups at risk of exclusion will be provided with opportunities to render them self sufficient through urban and peri-urban agricultural (UPA) activities. The products from the agricultural process will be brought to the local organic Farmer's Market in all territories.

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ENPI CBC MED
RAMUD - Réseau d’Action en matière de Mobilité Urbaine Durable
10-2011 a 09-2015
EU GRANT: 747197 EUR
Project leader
Ajuntament de Barcelona
Project partners
Municipalité de Sousse (TU), Communauté Urbaine d’Al Fayhaa (LB), TIEMME SpA (IT)
Description

The agglomerations of the southern and eastern Mediterranean are facing a rapid increase in their population and a sprawl of their urbanization. The increase in the number and distances of trips may ultimately have negative consequences on the environment, especially as local authorities do not always have the technical means to plan the development of cities in a sustainable manner. It is therefore essential that local authorities equip themselves with the necessary expertise to face the current challenges in terms of urban mobility. In this context, the RAMUD project intends to promote the exchange of good practices in the field of transport policies, thus helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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ENPI CBC MED
MED Solar - Innovative photovoltaic technologies to ensure energy supply in public facilities
01-2013 a 06-2015
EU GRANT: 2656771 EUR
Project leader
Trama TecnoAmbiental S.L.
Project partners
Polytechnic University of Catalonia (ES) Solartys (ES) French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (FR) Energy Research Center, An-Najah University (PS) United Nations Development Programme Lebanon (LB) National Energy Research Center (JO)
Description

The countries of the Mediterranean area face the same specific energy reality: the increase in the energy price and the weakness of the electrical grid (impossibility of having increase in the power supply, interruptions, etc.), which reduces the security of supply in critical facilities such as hospital and schools as well as the proper development of the small and medium size industries. These problems are common to the target countries of MED-Solar project (Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine) where all the population is actually connected to the grid, but with scarce quality and regular interruptions and cuts-off. Instead of using exclusively polluting and expensive fuel generators against electricity interruption, the project proposes to provide the generators with a solar photovoltaic system for energy backup. With the achievement of MED-Solar the energy situation in the three target countries will improve by reducing energy costs, decreasing the dependence on imported fuel and improving the security of supply through the use of clean energy resources.

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ENPI CBC MED
RELS - Rénovation Energétique des LogementS
10-2011 a 02-2015
EU GRANT: 1792431 EUR
Project leader
Project partners
Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (ES), Italian Housing Federation (IT), Société d'Études et d'Aménagement des Côtes Nord de la Ville de Sfax (TN), Azienda Regionale per l'Edilizia Abitativa (IT), Agence Nationale pour la Maîtrise de l’Energie (TN), The Royal Scientific Society, Aqaba Center (JO)
Description

The RELS project seeks to improve energy performance in social dwellings. A model for energy renovation - which includes a common methodology for audit, measure selection, implementation and performance validation - was developed by the partners and tested in 7 pilot buildings located in Tunisia, Italy and Spain. Works carried out on selected buildings concern thermal insulation (replacement of windows and better external walls insulation for instance), installation of photovoltaic panels or use of LED/CFL light bulbs. Overall, efficiency measures are expected to cut emissions of greenhouse gases and energy consumption in pilot buildings by 20%. By encouraging better efficiency in the housing stock of the Mediterranean area, partners of the RELS project hopes that energy savings will begin at home.

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