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Welcome to the REGIOSTARS Awards 2020 online submission platform

The REGIOSTARS Awards are a yearly competition, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy. It aims at identifying good practices in regional development and highlighting innovative, EU-funded projects, which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions and project managers

 

There are five REGIOSTARS Award categories for 2020

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Smart growth

Industrial transition for a Smart Europe

METAL 3D INNOVATIONS (Me3DI)
METAL 3D INNOVATIONS (Me3DI)

Me3DI forms an industrial knowledge cluster of metal 3D printing in South Karelia, Eastern part of Finland. Transition of companies towards digital business transformation is supported by educational and RD resources of LUT University. Key set of technologies for metal parts production are adopted by every major advanced manufacturing segment. Regional metal 3D printing ecosystem enables students and companies to develop skills for shaping the future they want, one layer at a time.


Multifunctional Therapy System
Multifunctional Therapy System

This is a research project that has resulted in a medical device for physical therapy, innovative on a global scale (Viofor S-PRO). The product stands out due to the use of modern technologies enabling remote control; with this feature the treatment takes place also at home. The solution takes into account the needs of the hearing impaired and visually impaired, as well as Polish and foreign users. The key to the project’s success was cooperation with the scientific industry and the end users.


Wizlink Bot Control Center
Wizlink Bot Control Center

Wizlink Bot Control Center: an orchestrator designed to manage digital workforce. World's first to support: 1. Hybrid robot farm based on RPA technology from multiple providers. 2. Optimization of IT resources. Within the same resources, you can activate more virtual machines with lower performance  or fewer machines with higher capabilities to get best total efficiency. 3. Automatic IT environment load control, preventing  drastic slow down or even crash.


BlueChem
BlueChem

Helping promising start-ups and ambitious scale-ups to develop sustainable innovations for the chemistry of the future on an industrial scale. This is the objective of BlueChem, the first incubator in Belgium that focuses on innovations and entrepreneurship in sustainable chemistry. BlueChem is a unique partnership between government, industry and knowledge institutions with the joint ambition to strengthen the chemical industry in Flanders and to develop products for the circular economy.


ENERMAC
ENERMAC

ENERMAC project seeks solutions that contribute to the incorporation of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the industrial sector and other associated economies of Macaronesia and West Africa territories. Among other activities, this project has carried out actions related to the optimization of a wind pumped-hydro station-Gorona del Viento, the deployment of a platform to test microgrids, the installation of two pilot biogas plants and the use of solar thermal in industrial processes.


TITTAN
TITTAN

The main challenge of the TITTAN project is to address the alarming ageing of the European population. TITTAN seeks to strengthen active and healthy ageing by improving Europe's regional health systems. The project is helping its 7 partners to improve their regional policy instruments to tackle this problem. In this way, ensuring that public funds are spent on the most effective, innovative and results-oriented practices to improve the health of our elderly.


HEALTH LSR
HEALTH LSR

There is an extremely high knowledge about health sector necessities around the hospital´s professionals that industrial network is not able to use because of different circumstances. The aim of the project is to understand those necessities and adapt them to the capabilities of our industrial network. The objective is to show to the industrial actors  the best manufacturing practices helping them to increase their activity or to start a new one in this promising but difficult sector.


Smart Solar Charging Region Utrecht
Smart Solar Charging Region Utrecht

The Utrecht district Lombok is internationally known for its Smart Solar Charging innovation: locally produced solar power is used to charge electric cars and can be delivered back to the power grid when needed, making an important contribution to ensuring a reliable electricity grid of the future. The project develops, tests and upscales the Lombok system in five linked living labs in the Utrecht region representing different customer types, user profiles and markets.


NW Centre for Advanced Manufacturing
NW Centre for Advanced Manufacturing

NWCAM is a virtual Life and Health Sciences (LHS) cluster of 16 projects. 10 businesses work with 4 HEI’s in 3 countries to innovate products and processes in the sector using 21stC Advanced Manufacturing. An innovative Triple Helix model, it centres upon the deployment of specialist ‘innovation brokers’ who effectively manage the relationship between researchers and market experts to deliver maximum commercial impact. Early successes include smart labels, eco-polymers and robotics.


DruIde
DruIde

DruIDe (printable identification - Druckbare IDentifikation in German) is initiated in order to develop a worldwide new RFID technology. This innovative system will allow reading out chipless and printable RFID tags based on nanotechnology, without any losses, neither in information depth nor in robustness. In comparison to traditional RFID systems, the price per RFID tag will be reduced dramatically. Ultimate goal is to replace the existing barcodes by the newly developed RFID tags.


SMART BLUE REGIONS
SMART BLUE REGIONS

“Smart Blue Regions” enabled officials from public administrations in six coastal regions at the Baltic Sea to trigger more and sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors. The regions’ officials could have done business as usual but instead, these six regions decided to take a more innovative approach: To use their RIS3 as a basis for creating an transnational innovation eco-system for blue growth by cooperating with their potential competitors (other regions at the Baltic Sea).


High-impact technologies in ESEMDA
High-impact technologies in ESEMDA

The aim of the project is to implement high-impact technologies (HIT) in the company in order to strengthen and modernize the production infrastructure, creating conditions for the mass development and production of innovative products using HIT.The project is unique in its focus on small and medium-sized businesses to help it modernize, introduce the latest technologies that in themselves encourage companies to innovate, focus on sustainable growth and environmental compatibility. 


E FESTO
E FESTO

E-FESTO is the new technology that revolutionises how you cook using innovative energy-efficient gas burners: all flame power levels, equivalent to 4 rings today, are included in a single burner. Based on 8 patents and IoT-ready, E-FESTO represents technical and aesthetic progress: the special type of combustion of the pressurised, premixed burners reduces grill height by half and allows the hob to be digitally controlled from a touch screen.


COMPETITIV’EKO
COMPETITIV’EKO

In Europe, more than 99% of the companies are SMEs. Making more competitive the SMEs of the Pays Basque-Aquitaine/Euskadi/Navarra territory has been the Project objective. Based on the cross-border cooperation, the project has involved companies, clusters, technology centres and economic development agencies. Three cooperation hubs have been created about three key sectors for the territory: additive manufacturing; Big Data and Artificial Intelligence; and medical devices and e-health.


Material Hub
Material Hub

Materials are crucial for innovation, enabling a more sustainable future. Dresden as one of the top European materials research locations helps shaping it. The free materials research portal Material Hub interconnects research and industrial data providing a unified easy access. This supports the Saxon materials community, improves accessibility of information and interconnects stakeholders to encourage joint industrial projects. It is a central knowledge tool fostering EU-wide innovation.


FucoSan - Health from the Sea
FucoSan - Health from the Sea

The plants of the ocean have unimagined powers and effects. Some beneficial effects have been discovered by accident and now the project FucoSan is on the trail of brown algae, which can help in ophthalmology, bone healing and cosmetics. The results are made available in a database to other scientists. Companies are also involved. In this way innovative products and procedures are developed in the German-Danish border region, helping to establish sustainable jobs in harmony with the ocean.


AIR CARDIO
AIR CARDIO

The main objective of AIR CARDIO is create a Telemonitoring system in the hospital-territory path for congenital pediatric heart disease, which involves the patient's home, family members and hospital staff. It aims at the development of innovative digital technologies such as: low-invasive wearable sensors to monitoring the state of health; systems approach to ensure data security; sorting functions of wearable sensors, and in the cloud to to generate alarms and accuracy of clinical decisions.


Factory of the Future
Factory of the Future

The project aims to create a laboratory of excellence for the study and development of innovative systems and approaches for flexible human-centred production. Two research projects and one technology transfer project are developed on the same topics involving a total of 19 companies, with the aim that the latter, through the introduction of advanced technologies, become regional references for the application of industry 4.0 paradigm.


INTERSURGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
INTERSURGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

„INTERSURGICAL“ Development of Science Research and Technological Infrastructure. Intersurgical is a global designer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of medical devices for respiratory support. We provide flexible patient solutions for airway management, anaesthesia, critical care, and oxygen aerosol therapy for use within emergency care, hospitals and also in the home.Innovation is an important aspect of our business in all areas, helping us to deliver high quality products.


Big Data Center
Big Data Center

The Big Data Center is a cross-border project focused on entrepreneurs and SMEs with the aim to provide them with the necessary infrastructure and training in the most modern IT areas - cloud computing and big data. The project provided four pilot activities that show interactive dashboards based on the real big data collected from the pilot partners. The BDC continues to provide these services and waits for your data to provide you with the crucial information.


TRUST
TRUST

One of the most sophisticated scientific tools is a laser emitting very short pulses. Pulses as short as 10 femtosecond - allows understanding what is happening inside materials or during chemical reactions. It is very important if one wants to know how to control materials properties, how to create new chemical molecules, medicines to conquer viruses. TRUST project was dedicated to creation of laser emitting those short pulses, which could be affordable for many scientific laboratories.


KETGATE
KETGATE

Small and medium enterprises are key for Europe’s transition to a more innovative economy. But they need support in seizing new business opportunities rooted in key enabling technologies (KETs), which are vital in this industrial shift. The KETGATE project helps them to access these new technologies. Cooperation is central for this because technology providers are widespread: the project therefore launched a network of regional service points that interact transnationally to exchange services


AGERAR
AGERAR

AGERAR’s broad aim is to promote energy efficiency and establish criteria for sustainability across commercial and residential micro-networks. Their ultimate goal is increasing the prevalence of these approaches in today’s society while also keeping in mind the transformation of our energy systems that will take place in the near future. AGERAR improves the management of renewable energies through using experimental facilities to assess energy storage technologies and their applications.


AlpFoodway
AlpFoodway

AlpFoodway safeguards Alpine food heritage to turn it into a driver of innovation and sustainable development fostering smart specialization in peripheral Alpine areas. After identifying the heritage worth preserving, it created and tested new intergenerational transmission formats and marketing tools. The project initiated a process, now coordinated by a Lombardy Region’s task force, to inscribe Alpine Food Heritage in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


FOLIUM POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMME
FOLIUM POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMME

FOLIUM programme has attracted and promoted the development of talented young researchers offering postdoctoral positions in innovative areas in Balearic Islands Health Research Institute. FOLIUM has promoted the sustainability and quality of employment among the selected researchers, has contributed to increase the level of RD investment in the Balearic Islands and it has fostered one of the region’s smart specialisation priorities, which is applying biotechnology to health


ESA BIC Portugal
ESA BIC Portugal

ESA Portugal Space Solutions Centre promotes space technologies on innovative solutions to non-space markets, being a pioneer in Europe. This project is used to support entrepreneurs who intend to use space assets to generate new business in smart cities, transports and logistics, health, agriculture, blue economy or environment. Overall the project had an impact in the first 5 years of more than 11,5 M€, generated more than 100 highly skilled jobs in 30 innovative startups. ​


DIGITAL APPROACH TO DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY
DIGITAL APPROACH TO DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY

Loss of teeth is a health issue of serious potential consequence which affects masses of people worldwide. The technology of dicomLAB integrates all background procedures and key actors of dental implantology in a standardized and patient/case-specific way, in a cutting-edge virtual environment supported by AI. This platform serves dentists with the individual patient in the focus with the ultimate goal of making dental implant therapy accessible for a wider population.


Budowa centrum badawczo-rozwojowego OZE
Budowa centrum badawczo-rozwojowego OZE

The subject of the project was construction of infrastructure and equipping the RD Center for RES in Pila. The RD infrastructure is necessary to enable seek and research of new materials based on nanodisperse systems, liquid crystals and dyes to produce a photovoltaic cell with high efficiency of light converting into electricity or a high-efficiency wind turbine.


SMARTBIOCONTROL
SMARTBIOCONTROL

The SMARTBIOCONTROL project portfolio unites 26 partners from the French-Belgian cross-border area to build a technological platform for driving the industrial transition allowing a reduced pesticide use. We selected and evaluated10 new biopesticides and developed an innovative process for their production at industrial scale, . We also set up a new biosensor to monitor the biocontrol agent in the field and the presence of phytopathogens responsible for the targeted disease.


HyTrEc2
HyTrEc2

The Interreg North Sea Region HyTrEc2 project is delivering a future where people drive vehicles using green hydrogen made from the planet's wind and solar rays. Already we have demonstrated that HyTrEc2 and other hydrogen vehicles are saving 188 tonnes of CO2e emissions. We are successfully stimulating an energy transition and clean economic growth in Europe while ensuring that businesses have the skills and knowledge needed to deliver next generation transport.


House of Digitalization
House of Digitalization

The flagship project of the Lower Austrian Digitalization strategy “House of Digitalization” established a regional ecosystem of education, science, business and administration. The project co-funded by ERDF connects complementary expertise and infrastructure to promote digital solutions in Lower Austrian companies. Results range from new qualification formats to new products and processes developed and efficient solutions for the problems caused by the COVID 19 shut-down.


ECOVAL
ECOVAL

Incineration units allow waste destroying and energy production by using high temperatures leading to a fast wear of boiler refractory linings and their fixations anchors. The ECOVAL project aims, for Walloon units, a decrease of materials wear and refractory waste as well. Valuation expected is innovative materials (higher lifetime/recyclability). Involving all the value chain “links”, a circular economy scheme could be set up with strengthening of the Walloon refractory SMEs competitiveness.


S34Growth
S34Growth

S34Growth supports the renewal of Europe’s industry and competitiveness. New interregional industrial value chains have been built, more than 20 good practices have been identified and transferred to other regions, and an interregional approach to smart specialisation has been added to current and future policy instruments of Structural Funds. S34Growth influenced over 15 MEUR of Structural Funds in the process.


SPIRE 2
SPIRE 2

The objective of SPIRE 2 is the facilitation of new distributed energy and storage to participate in existing and future energy markets and to open up opportunities for a consumer led transition of the new decarbonised energy economy and systems enabled by new technologies and business models. SPIRE 2 will support the development of distributed energy storage solutions which will allow very high levels of non-controllable renewable energy to be integrated into power systems. 


GoToS3 Portfolio
GoToS3 Portfolio

How can we foster innovation? Our proposition: cross-sectoral work! The 17 projects involved in the GoToS3-portfolio cover different aspects of the innovation chain in 6 key-sectors of the French-Belgian cross-border region. We gather a hundred of different structures, mainly actors in research, innovation and economic development, who give form to a cross-sectoral and cross-border innovation ecosystem dedicated to help the industrial transition local companies and support their business growth.


GYROSCOPIC SYSTEM OF THE CAMERA CRANE
GYROSCOPIC SYSTEM OF THE CAMERA CRANE

Mission impossible,Game of the Throne these are just some of the films made by top producers using camera cranes made by Moviebird company from Opole.The company built a research and development centre in Opole with EU co-financing and also created a gyroscopically stabilised system to correct the deflection of the hydraulic arm of the camera crane in motion with a gyroscopic self-levelling head.It is a type of the camera crane, innovative in film industry which stabilizes image during chase.


DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN COFFEE BEAN STORAGE
DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN COFFEE BEAN STORAGE

The amount of coffee produced worldwide can be counted in millions of tons. The number of countries in which it is grown is counted in tens, and the number of people who regularly reach for an aromatic black drink is counted in billions. There is a growing number of conscious consumers who want quality coffee regardless of where they live. PHU P.A.R.K Katarzyna Porada's project meets the needs of consumers and coffee producers around the world. It has an international significance and dimension.


SYBILLA
SYBILLA

Sybilla is an IT security platform for the analysis and correlation of events within IT infrastructures, with a specific focus on data network traffic. Sybilla implements Machine Learning and Behavior Analysis algorithms to identify the "normal" functioning of an infrastructure and consequently detect any anomalies. The collected data are processed by pipelines that reorganize the information and add metadata to be used in the analysis stage. User-friendly dashboards visualize data and alerts


Smart Security Platform
Smart Security Platform

Smart Security Platform (SSP) aims to increase safety in public spaces. SSP is an AI-based monitoring solution integrated with city lights that allow automatic detection of a fight, shooting, faint, dangerous gases, or recognition of wanted people (i.e. terrorists). Based on detected events an alert can be generated and security services can be informed. Thanks to the integration with city lights an automatic actions to distract aggressors can be taken.


CDIF/3-U
CDIF/3-U

The CDIF/3 U project was created as a supporting tool for those involved in the evaluation of technical condition of vehicles. The device has a carefully selected range of functions related to reading vehicle data registered in the event of a collision. Based on data readouts, it is possible to determine the course of a collision and also consider it in the aspect of time and mileage. It is also possible to precisely determine the extent of damage to the vehicle as a result of an incident.


Interakcyjna analiza metrologiczna
Interakcyjna analiza metrologiczna

The aim of the project was to launch an automatic measuring cell to inspect objects with remote user. An autonomous cell, equipped with a robot, laser scanner and tracker, as well as a tracking camera system and remote access software was created. Image transmission and contact was enabled, allowing interaction between the remote user and measuring system. The recipient does not have to leave his job, saving time, financial resources and maintaining a social distance during the pandemic period.


STOP VESPA VELUTINA
STOP VESPA VELUTINA

Development of a system to prevent the expansion of the invasive species, the Yellow Legged hornet " (Vespa velutina), in Balearic Islands. This has been carried out through the creation of a mobile application ("Vespapp") and the use of the social networks for the identification and location of the specimens, the design and implementation of an on-line cartographic viewer for the monitoring of the species and the elaboration of a prediction model of its dispersion.    


Sustainable growth

Circular economy for a green Europe

Smart Cities Accelerator
Smart Cities Accelerator

Smart Cities Accelerator focuses on ensuring practical tools for efficient energy optimization and better utilization of renewable energy sources in the Öresund region. Copenhagen, Malmö, and 10 municipalities and companies collaborate with four universities. The methodology crosses professional disciplines, science, and data, law, behavior, and learning, with an ambition to create systemic innovation that results in real change in society towards a climate-neutral and circular economy.


RECYCLED CHIPBOARD - CIRCULAR PRODUCTION
RECYCLED CHIPBOARD - CIRCULAR PRODUCTION

The use of post-use wood by Kronospan in a circular economy reduces CO2 emissions and protects the planet's green lungs – forests - from excessive logging. Innovative recycling technologies are a great step towards renewing the environment and preserving not only green Europe but the entire Earth for future generations. Innovative chipboard of a new type made using an innovative raw material preparation technology production protects not only the environment, but also  


ADAPTaRES
ADAPTaRES

The project ADAPTaRES includes a series of actions aimed at demonstrating the ability to adapt to climate change in Macaronesia through the reuse of purified wastewater, efficient irrigation and the prevention and reduction of pollution, which help to overcome normative, social, economic or technological existing barriers, all this accompanied by an important effort in actions of raise awareness, information and qualification at all levels of society.


Fibrenamics Green
Fibrenamics Green

Under the motto 'from waste to market through knowledge', Fibrenamics Green is an innovative platform for the development of innovative products from industrial waste, through the incorporation of design and engineering. The platform's activities are based on the generation and sharing of interdisciplinary knowledge that creates new waste recovery projects, incorporating science and technology, based on continuous synergies between universities and enterprises from different fields.


EcoDesign Circle
EcoDesign Circle

Reusable, repairable, recyclable products? They are possible if you consider the products’ environmental impacts already at the design phase. In EcoDesign Circle, we equipped design centres and entrepreneurs in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden with practical tools and knowledge in ecodesign to bring the Baltic Sea region closer to a circular economy.


Green Agriculture without Borders
Green Agriculture without Borders

The project is aimed at the development of employment and innovative entrepreneurship in the field of green agriculture, which drives economic growth in the cross-border regions of Zemgale (Latvia), Panevezys (Lithuania) and Minsk (Belarus). Its uniqueness is reflected in the sustainable and responsible use and marketing of green agricultural products in 3 countries, while providing partners with innovative knowledge and skills to work together, to be competitive in their country and in Europe.


INTEGRATE
INTEGRATE

Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) systems are a circular economy paradigm that contribute towards making aquaculture more sustainable and competitive. However, despite being encouraged by European Union (EU) policies, there are socioeconomic, administrative and regulatory bottlenecks hampering the uptake of IMTA on an industrial scale in the Atlantic Area. Eight organisations from Spain, Portugal, France, Ireland and the UK partnered up to overcome these.


RECYCLE IS GIVING MORE
RECYCLE IS GIVING MORE

LIPOR with the support of Europe’s funding POSEUR, created the project “Recycle is Giving More” that promotes the circularity of the recyclable waste, through a cooperation project that promotes door-to-door and proximity recyclable waste collection, having also a social responsibility component. The success was only possible because of a strong on-site communication campaign that engaged the community, allowing to collect 3800t of recyclable waste and benefit 8 institutions with over 40.000€


CircE
CircE

The Interreg Europe CircE project aims at strengthening the diffusion of Circular Economy (CE) in Europe. CE entered powerfully the politicians’ and business’ agendas. What is slowing down the circular transition is the lack of a coherent model to identify and address CE opportunities and barriers. CircE successfully set a toolbox that identifies and strategically prioritises opportunities in order to provide sound policy hints: this can make the CircE approach a reference model for policymakers


Werkspoorkwartier
Werkspoorkwartier

Werkspoorkwartier, once a steel factory, is transformed into a modern metropolitan area. A joint effort from businesses in the area, Utrecht universities and circularity specialists. More than 10.000 m² business area is created. Monumental halls are converted into event spaces for leisure and entertainment. Over 150 entrepreneurs in creative / circular manufacturing have found a working place here, transforming the site into one of the leading sustainable business areas in the country.


RETRACE
RETRACE

RETRACE deems that the adoption of systemic approaches to regional policies can play a leverage effect in transitioning towards a Circular Economy. Specifically, the Systemic Design aims to implement sustainable production systems through a bottom-up engagement of local stakeholders, promoting new industrial models where material and energy flows are designed so that waste from one productive process becomes an input to other processes, preventing waste from being released into the environment.


ALFFA The fish project in the Alps
ALFFA The fish project in the Alps

River ecosystems are strongly influenced by landform and human activities within their catchments. Therefore, fishes are one of the most threatened vertebrates in the world.  The dramatic change within the fish fauna in the inner-Alpine space becomes evident through the local decline of populations, especially in Tyrol (AT) with 65% and in South Tyrol (IT) with 75% threatened fish species. In this context, the project had the aim of determining all influencing drivers on the fish fauna.  


Laboratory equipment and development of
Laboratory equipment and development of

The subject of the project is to develop a new in the world, patent-pending technology for waste management (vegetable, animal) containing glycerin and its derivatives. The recipients of the project's result will be enterprises from the chemical sector, especially markets in the construction industry and, optionally, interior finishing markets.


REHOME
REHOME

Rehome project, proudly representing the sustainable humanitarian Finnish design, produces a biobased furniture collection to meet the primary needs, and creates new business opportunities for regional SMEs. Furniture made of cardboard and plywood are easy to assemble without any tools, quick and affordable to produce on demand. They are light and flat-packed, and thus, easy to transport and store. Rehome collection is an excellent solution for emergency accommodation and temporary housing.


TERMOGREEN - Termoelectrica da Chamusca
TERMOGREEN - Termoelectrica da Chamusca

The project is an innovative municipal-kind of biomass/residues power plant to produce electricity to local energy community as well to have the future capacity to produce steam to local process industries, from a large range of municipal, forestry and agriculture non-recyclable waste streams with low or none commercial value which are currently being deposited at the local municipal landfill without any recovery or recycling, avoiding costly and inefficient landfill deposition.


Calheta Reversible Hydropower System
Calheta Reversible Hydropower System

Construction of an energy storage infrastructure based on reversible hydro system aimed to increase the generation of electricity from endogenous renewable sources and to minimize the rejection of intermittent renewable energy resources in the non-interconnected small electric grid of Madeira Island. It contributes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the dependence on fossil fuels, as well as to improve the reliability and security of Madeira isolated small-scale electric system.


CISKA
CISKA

The CISKA project developes a circular, Scandinavian business models in the innovative symbiosis green business parks, GreenLab Skive and Esval Miljøpark The main goals of the CISKA project is: to achieve storage of surplus renewable energy (by converting electricity into gas, or converting hydrogen into ammonia or methanol), to develop and test circular business models in practice and increase cooperation across boundaries within the field of energy integration and storage.


Porto Santo Desalination Plant
Porto Santo Desalination Plant

The project sought to optimize the two Reverse Osmosis units in the Porto Santo Desalination Plant, in order to improve the quality of the potable water produced and distributed to the island’s population. It was an example of transferability in terms of increasing the operational efficiency and the water quality, as well as in terms of a sustainable management of the water resources, as a way to face their growing scarcity due to climate change.


Whey valorisation
Whey valorisation

Whey disposal represents serious problem from both economical and an environmental point of view and cannot be directly discharged without an adequate treatment. Thus, in this project the valorisation of whey and utilization its by-product, lactose, was taken under investigation for production of glucose-galactose syrup. As a result, clear yellow honey-like syrup was obtained which could be efficiently used as alternative sweetener in different confectionery and bakery products, or in ice cream.


Production Line for Green Materials
Production Line for Green Materials

Gelatex is a fibrous material that can be used in fashion industry as an alternative to leather. Gelatex material is made from gelatin which is a byproduct of meat industry that is otherwise simply destroyed. This project was a collaboration between a startup company Gelatex Technology OÜ and University of Tartu physicists. The aim was to improve Gelatex material abrasion resistance, develop industrial material finishing technologies and develop an automated production line prototype.


SYMBI
SYMBI

SYMBI is an Interreg Europe project, aimed to improve the implementation of regional policies to promote Industrial Symbiosis and Circular Economy from 8 regions. Through interregional learning activities, based on exchange of experiences between participating regions, partners has already modified policy instruments developing supporting tools for Industrial Symbiosis initiatives faced to align them with the EU Circular Economy strategy to transform Europe into a more resource-efficient economy


Bioeconomy-Green Chemistry
Bioeconomy-Green Chemistry

This project focuses on green chemistry! Attention is paid to new innovative ideas about the processing of plant material and fatty acids, for example related to wet cultivation (paludiculture). An important characteristic of these biobased materials is their sustainability. In close cooperation between universities and SMEs, new products are developed. Smaller subprojects enhance the visibility of the EU in the region. They link up with new SMEs and allow a rapid response to new developments.


INTERREG MED SYNGGI
INTERREG MED SYNGGI

SYNGGI represented a thematic community of 14 projects in the field of Green Growth. Following the principles of circular economy, it was focused on promoting innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth in the Mediterranean. SYNGGI acted as a hub to merge, disseminate and exploit the community’s projects’ results on eco-innovation, resource efficiency and waste valorisation, aiming to increase their impact at the policy level and their transfer potential to other territories.


VIVAIO 4.0
VIVAIO 4.0

Development of an IoT system for monitoring ornamental plants’ cultivation in the nursery, for the measurement of the main sizes relative to the state of health and growth of the plants and the parameters relative to the machinery. The system tranfers the data into the cloud to visualize them on a dedicate web portal which can analyze the informations and manages an alerts system. Additionally, it allows to digitalize the records about the nutrition and defence of the cultivation.


R and D CENTER - FLUKAR SP. Z O.O.
R and D CENTER - FLUKAR SP. Z O.O.

The Project concerned the development of Flukar R and D Centre through the establishment of infrastructure, which were necessary to implement R and D works in the field of developing the innovative way of recovery of light hydrocarbon fractions from waste and also in the field of the management of waste from the petrochemical industry, including advanced analytical methods of identification their parameters (used engine oil and polymer waste) in accordance with the idea of ​​a circular economy.


NO WASTE
NO WASTE

The aim of the project is to create a theme-based tourist trail in the programme area - a NO WASTE ROAD -, based on harnessing biodiversity, environmental and cultural resources and raising the awareness of tourists and the local population about the obligation not to produce waste.


ECOMEDIA TECHNOLOGICAL ECO-INNOVATIONS
ECOMEDIA TECHNOLOGICAL ECO-INNOVATIONS

The aim of the project is to create a network of innovative EcoMedia stands and provide a green advertising service, the use of which would contribute to reducing the negative effects of climate change. Project results: creation of innovative, ecological, energy efficient EcoMedia stands using alternative energy sources, managed to achieve 24 percent electricity savings, due to the use of solar energy. By providing a green advertising service, about 90% lower electrical radiation achieved.


Re-Use - Bewusster Umgang
Re-Use - Bewusster Umgang

This is an easily-accessible tailor-made employment project designed to give target-group participants (50+ and long-term unemployed) the solid foundations they need to enjoy improved labour market opportunities, active inclusion and basic stabilization. Job loss has far-reaching consequences for individuals, both personally and socially. This project is innovative in that it intertwines employment, social counselling and a long-term perspective.


CReIAMO PA
CReIAMO PA

CReIAMO PA for a sustainable change towards a circular economy transition. Through integrated training paths aimed at territories and local actors involvement, the project contributes to the implementation of sustainable public policies from an environmental and socio-economic point of view, strengthening the administrations competences on green procurement, waste management and the draw up of strategies and environmental assessments


GREENCYCLE
GREENCYCLE

Greencycle – we are making Alpine Space cities circular.


PrioritEE
PrioritEE

Public Buildings (PBs) represent 10% of the overall building stock but they consume large amounts of energy and emit GHGs. Although PBs’ renovation is strategic to achieve a carbon free economy as foreseen by the EU Green Deal, this is hampered by insufficient competences of public authorities and lack of financial resources. PrioritEE supported local authorities in improving the energy management of municipal PBs by providing an easy-to-use toolbox and common strategies to develop action plans


e-Road
e-Road

The project e-Road Písek - Deggendorf provided the necessary information and tools for the public administration to make wise choices about the implementation of electric mobility within less urban regions. The project put together a complex documentation to provide deep insights into the concept and also developed an interactive web map that helps to pinpoint the place where to put the next e-vehicle charger based on people's behavior - whether spending their free time or pursuing obligations.


ADRIREEF
ADRIREEF

Natural and artificial reefs are priceless elements for the scientific community and key resources for Blue Growth. By mapping and monitoring Adriatic reefs and involving relevant stakeholders, Adrireef project is examining the Blue Economy potential of these marine resources and providing suitable guidelines and code of conducts for a sustainable progress and economic development.


CEMOWAS2
CEMOWAS2

CEMOWAS2 is a new challenge within the concept of circular economy applied to the competencies of local authorities regarding the services of organic waste management and by-products of purification processes (sludge and wastewater). The project must enable the construction of strategies of management and the demonstration of the viability of specific solutions both for organic waste and for wastewater. These models will be optimized and transferred from these few territories to others.


Recyclerie des Moulins
Recyclerie des Moulins

  Located in the heart of a neighbourhood undergoing urban renewal, the recyclerie des Moulins is a sustainable flagship project to promote the re-use and recycling of waste for the local Green Deal: when circular economy becomes a driver for employment, social integration, environmental education and urban regeneration.


TAKE THE COOL FOOD CHALLENGE
TAKE THE COOL FOOD CHALLENGE

It’s time to cool down! Food is important to all of us. It sustains us, fuels us, inspires and tempts us. But did you know that process of growing, harvesting and transporting food accounts for almost a third of the world’s carbon emissions? The good news is that there are bite-sized actions we can take to reduce our carbon emissions to slow down climate change and help the earth keep cool. Sign up now on www.coolfood.net, make one or more commitment and record your progress every week!


ORHI
ORHI

Each year the European Union generates 88 million tons of food waste and 25,8 million tons of plastic waste. Between 31% and 39% of these plastics are destined to incineration and landfill. The ORHI challenge is to take advantage in a more effective and productive way of the “organic matter” and “plastic” through the activities of the agro-alimentary value chain.


Green Production Technology Development
Green Production Technology Development

We give plastic waste a new chance and help our environment remain clean. An annual quanity of approx 6000 tons of used plastic bags, plastic sheets and wrapping plastics are being sorted, washed, melted and granulated by Everplast Zrt. and converted again to plastic cover sheets, shopping bags or garbage bags. With our project in 2015 we managed to invest in more advanced plastic film washing and waste water treatment technology. This enabled us to process more contaminated plastic films and


MOVECO
MOVECO

Although the circular economy can bring major economic benefits, the transition from linear to circular is not a simple process. Turning waste into a resource for the local economy in the Danube Region was in the centre of the MOVECO project. This transition requires not only new technologies but overall new concepts and business models to unfold the Circular Economies huge potential for innovation and economic growth. MOVECO delivered analysis, strategy, roadmaps, as well as business support


ECO-TUR
ECO-TUR

The ECO-TUR project, integrated as part of the INTERREG MAC 2014-2020 program, has 16 partners. Its aim is to create new ecotourism routes / experiences through participation and cooperation in order to: 1) create a different way of discovering the history, heritage, nature or gastronomy of our islands, and 2) the promotion of tourist mobility and economic development of the territories.


BIOPLAST
BIOPLAST

Due to their potential contamination, plastics used in agriculture are difficult to recycle and their treatments solutions very limited. The BIOPLAST project aims to bring solution to this issue by using the circular economy concept by means of the development of biodegradable bioplastics for agriculture using renewable resources (mainly agricultural wastes) and investigation of end of life  in adequacy with the agricultural sector (anaerobic digestion, composting, soil degradation). 


ENTeR
ENTeR

EU textile industry generates about 16 million tonnes of waste per year, which mostly end in landfills or incinerated. This causes a high environmental impact and loss of valuable resources. ENTeR focuses on textile waste reduction to prevent depletion of non-renewable resources, by enabling collaboration between textile companies and innovation systems across central Europe, introducing industrial symbiosis, finding new green markets for waste, and turning this stream from linear to circular.


S2C
S2C

S2C is a collaboration project aimed at knowledge-building, knowledge-spreading and change of attitude, which will result in more circular, sustainable and energy efficient public buildings being build. The foundation of the project comprises three cases and competence building activities in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This covers the basis for our cross-border learning platform. The project develops best practices and models to support ambitious sustainable and circular public building projects


Blue Circular Economy
Blue Circular Economy

Blue Circular Economy (BCE) is a transnational project supporting and innovating the development of the fishing net waste industry at Europe’s most Northern Edge. The mission is to generate sustainable business opportunities offered by abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG). The vision is to focus on the full product life-cycle, up skilling SMEs to create resource efficient businesses offering products and services from marine waste, supporting transferability of techniques.


PROBIOTICS INSTEAD OF ANTIBIOTICS
PROBIOTICS INSTEAD OF ANTIBIOTICS

Poultry meat is one of the most popular food products. It is widely available, affordable and mass-produced. However, mass production causes that many producers in order to limit business risks use antibiotics in poultry farming. This translates into product quality and its impact on the human body. The Ladrob company's project addresses this problem. Its aim was to develop probiotics and herbal mixtures that can replace the need to use antibiotics in poultry breeding.


EcoReLabel
EcoReLabel

Environmental protection and sustainable development are topics of great relevance for the entire industrial sector. The development of ecological, removable and recyclable labels fully reflects EU waste policy. In this context, it is born EcoReLabel, a project for the development of products and processes that enable the labels to be removed from the bottles effectively and with a sustainable approach. This allows to separately recover materials for recycling and/or reusing them.


Development of a production of ODSALAX
Development of a production of ODSALAX

Maintaining road safety in winter requires the use of road salt. However, the excess of salt is harmful to plants. The innovative film of the ALCOR Research and Production Centre, co-financed by regional operational programme RPO WO 2014-2020, is a product that will help to solve this problem. Due to the application of ODSALAX system, patented by ALCOR in 2018, the film, which is easy to install and dismantle, will extract harmful salt from the soil and even allow it to be recycled.


SeRaMCo
SeRaMCo

The construction sector is the most resource-intensive industrial sector in the EU and is responsible for about a third of all waste. Since 2017, the SeRaMCo project has been increasing the use of construction and demolition waste for cement and concrete production in North-West Europe (NWE). Primary raw materials are replaced with high-quality recycled ones, a more sustainable practice lifting pressure on natural resources and contributing to Europe’s transition to a circular economy (Fig. 1).


EMRA-DEMO-CTP
EMRA-DEMO-CTP

The project helps to accelerate the implementation of the principles of the circular economy in companies, especially SMEs. This awareness is achieved by providing demonstration units which make it possible to transform a waste into a new recycled raw material. From a problem the Centre creates opportunities (creation of new materials). The general public is also made aware of this new way of thinking about the economy through a virtual tour of these units and the organisation of "open doors".


RECY-COMPOSITE
RECY-COMPOSITE

Composite materials are made of two or more materials which combine to improve properties over those of the individual constituents. To develop technology for recycling them and to introduce new recycled products, the RECY-COMPOSITE project has brought together six research centres from the cross-border Interreg France-Wallonia-Flanders region. Research on materials recovery by mechanical and chemical recycling has been carried out on composite waste from production and end-of-life materials.


MoreNPBiz
MoreNPBiz

MoreNPBiz evaluates waste energy sources for utilization in drying which is a common method to refine herbs, leaves, berries for applications such as health food and cosmetics. Drying equipment and temperatures for three plants are optimized and quality characterization methods e.g. antioxidant capacity method are developed. CFD modelling is used to design a mobile dryer and a pilot dryer for demonstrating optimum drying in order to produce high quality products.


PM for sustainable manifacturing
PM for sustainable manifacturing

The first key objective of the project was the training of new Project manager for the environmental sustainability of the production processes, capable to support manufacturing companies in improving their production processes adopting a green perspective, contextualizing the standard "Expert in project management". The initiative, deployed in 2 editions, 2018-2019, involved Vet centres, Research centres and manifacturing companies. An high employment rate characterized the implementation.


Recycling 4.0
Recycling 4.0

Through "Recycling 4.0" we shape the future for an ideal Circular Economy - by using Industry 4.0 technologies and taking the economic, ecological, and social aspects of the Circular Economy into account. Within the intelligent combination of information flows, integration of all stakeholders and advanced recycling technologies, the Circular Economy is further developed into an Advanced Circular Economy. Our concept is the key to a sustainable, resource-efficient, and climate-neutral Europe.


DEGREN - DEsign and GReen ENgineering
DEGREN - DEsign and GReen ENgineering

Spanish-Portuguese cooperation initiative to create a Cross-Border ECODESIGN Centre in the EUROACE area with the aim of creating and promoting the development of ideas, research and actions within ECODESIGN; generating knowledge and transferring it to companies; promoting innovation applied in strategic sectors to satisfy their needs and favouring the generation of new business models based on ECODESIGN and Circular Green Economy


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Inclusive growth

Skills & Education for a digital Europe

AWE
AWE

AWE addresses the gender gap in enterprise, through increasing confidence and knowledge of women on their start-up journey. It will boost the skills of socially and economically disadvantaged women through 35 hours of innovative, female-specific support, delivered in workshops, online and by mentors, developing the woman and her enterprise in parallel. AWE will create over 130 jobs, and leave a rich legacy of practical, resources for the enterprise ecosystem to improve their support to women.


SIMPLON ACCESS
SIMPLON ACCESS

With Simplon Access, Simplon has mobilised to deploy an ICT offer (innovative applications and services) designed to first, enable better inclusion for people with disabilities and, secondly, narrow the inequalities in accessing the digital services offered by social and solidarity-based economy (ESS) players in the 18th, 19th and 20th districts of Paris. Activities include accessibility diagnostics, awareness-raising and support, and a hackathon dedicated to the topic.


Modern and Innovative Study Materials
Modern and Innovative Study Materials

As a result of the project, modern and innovative teaching materials and equipment have been introduced for general and vocational education and other interest groups (participants in lifelong learning, interest schools, home learning students, schools with Estonian language learning abroad, etc.). The project helps to enhance students’ individual development, creativity and innovation and provides the necessary digital competence to better meet the needs of the labour market.  


E-SCHOOLS, PILOT PROJECT
E-SCHOOLS, PILOT PROJECT

Purpose of the project was to improve digital maturity of schools and digital competences of teachers and students, focusing on 10% of all Croatian schools. It piloted organizational, technological and educational concepts of introducing ICT in the education and administrative processes. The current shift to remote learning, although challenging, was significantly mitigated by the core project results, helping some 50.000 teachers and 500.000 students switch to a new level of education.


INTERREG ALPINE SPACE SMARTVILLAGES
INTERREG ALPINE SPACE SMARTVILLAGES

SmartVillages allows mountain communities to experiment how to change their present and future for the better. It engages local stakeholders and builds on their input for making local development more sustainable and innovative. It promotes smart solutions, especially digital ones, to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Alpine rural communities.


IOTEC
IOTEC

IOTEC is an inter-regional, free-to-access platform promoting IoT technologies to businesses. It was created as part of the Interreg PocTep project of the same name. Any organisation interested in these technologies can register for free on the IOTEC platform. They can then discuss their IoT needs and solutions, promote events, publish news and exchange opinions with other members.


PL-BY SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY CENTRES
PL-BY SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY CENTRES

Learning doesn't have to be boring! Every day visitors to creative centres for science and technology in Suwałki (Poland) and Hrodna (Belarus) find out about it. The centres were created to fill a gap in school systems for technological education and better prepare young people for the labour market. Visitors may enhance their knowledge working with modern computer equipment and multimedia educational programs using advanced technologies. Our project proves that it works!


DigiMe
DigiMe

DigiMe takes a holistic approach to prepare schools in Austria and Czech Republic for a digital future. Interactive workshops strengthen digital literacy, entrepreneurial skills self-empowerment among pupils. Workshops and an eLearning platform provide teachers for a future-oriented teaching. Cross-border exchanges and school partnerships enable a long-term cooperation. The project team reacted quickly to the Covid-19 pandemic and offer interactive easy-to-use online workshops.


INNO-WISEs
INNO-WISEs

A Work Integration Social Enterprise (WISE) is a social enterprise that focuses on improving employment prospects for those farthest from the labour market. When competing with other companies, WISEs often struggle with a digital skills gap. But INNO-WISEs helps them to transform their business: the project created a digital platform with management tools and business training. It helps WISEs to consolidate their market position and to offer qualified jobs to disadvantaged groups.


CAMARG
CAMARG

CAMARG promotes a 0-km philosophy that is an alternative to large supply agrofood chains and thus represents a new way of selling, buying and consuming high-quality local products that exude quality, authenticity, sustainability. Small local producers are drivers of local communities and they’re shaping communities’ future. Through the smart online store improved by CAMARG they will tackle the hard market competition and increment their visibility but also connect rural and urban areas.  


Multi-interactive projector
Multi-interactive projector

The multi-interactive projector for educational applications was developed by LavaVision as part of an RD project co-financed by the EU in 2017-2019. It is an innovative multimedia device that creates an interactive surface on the floor, which can be easily controlled using light pens or body movement. The ergonomics of work in the environment has been adapted to the development needs of children aged 3-15 years. The device can be used in education, entertainment or during revalidation clas


Digital Transformation for employment
Digital Transformation for employment

To offer unemployed young people the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for their immersion as professionals in a labour market marked by digital transformation. It also helps them to understand the meaning and scope of what digital transformation means in the professional world. Participants get to know the main areas of knowledge that the digital sector is developing and know what the professional profiles are associated with the Digital Sector in order to adapt the professional profile


Opportunities for young people at risk
Opportunities for young people at risk

This program is developed within the framework of promoting sustainable development and preventing rural depopulation. Encourage mobility and job placement for young people at risk of exclusion in rural areas, seeking balanced and sustainable rural development, so that the social and economic demands of development are combined with the environmental and cultural functions of the territory. The main beneficiaries of this action are young people who, due to the special circumstances of thei


Kierunek Kariera
Kierunek Kariera

The project enables the working inhabitants of the Lesser Poland region, mainly with low qualifications, to acquire new skills and update their knowledge in accordance with current trends on the labour market and employers’ requirements. This gives working individuals a better chance of changing jobs or being promoted in the workplace and finding more rewarding employment. They also gain more self-confidence in their contacts with employers by having the competences that are in demand.


SCHOOL IN DISTANCE LEARNING
SCHOOL IN DISTANCE LEARNING

The project is one of the means of counteracting coronavirus pandemic implemented in Poland. From March 12th all schools in Poland have been closed. As a result our education system immediately switched to distant education mode. However, many students and teachers have no access neither to IT equipment nor Internet and as a result were excluded from education. This project aims at helping both these children and teachers by providing them with modern IT tools and internet connection.


GoTrade
GoTrade

GoTrade project puts local markets back at the centre of European towns and cities through a modern and innovative approach that helps traders to change, adapt and meet the challenge of modern times. GoTrade is not about making all markets the same but to support each other to make each market the best it can be. Go Trade is a brand, a network and an opportunity for markets and traders to level up and deliver for local communities, to attract tourists and help revitalise towns and city centres


Digital platform for remote training
Digital platform for remote training

This project is aimed towards the upswing of a brand new web developer training course in telepresence, through the creation and improvement of innovative tools and contents. In 2017 and 2018, ERDF funding enabled O’clock school to develop :  consequential improvements in its virtual classrooms a web platform about the web developer profession an interface helping learners to find the best job opportunities after training O’clock is now a top actor of distance learning in France.


EBIZNIFY – ECOMMERCE TRAINING PROGRAMME
EBIZNIFY – ECOMMERCE TRAINING PROGRAMME

A state-of-the-art customized elearning platform offering an NCFHE–accredited training programme in digital business. It comprises a comprehensive virtual campus complete with online classrooms, video conferencing facilities to allow for one-to-one or one-to-many tutorial sessions, online library, forums, self-assessment tests, etc. It provides both individuals and SMEs the opportunity to acquire much-needed skills to foster their employability and adaptability to today’s digital market.


CodeAll
CodeAll

CodeAll is a revolutionary tool to learn programming. It is a self-education toolkit that allows immersive, affordable and reliable acquisition and development of entry level digital skillset. This skillset includes: programming, algorithmic thinking, IoT concept, creativity and problem solving. The knowledge is gained in a practical manner provided by an AI tutor-bot and a set of wireless sensors.


DATALAB
DATALAB

Emilia-Romagna is committed to be the European hub for research. Project DATALAB addresses recent graduates in all fields of study, facilitating their transition from education to labour, by providing innovative, technical and digital knowledge and skills, and making them “Citizen data scientists”. DATALAB contributes to a regional, distributed, high-level digital specialization hub on Big Data, bringing together employability, cohesion, talent attraction, innovation and regional development.


INNOSCHOOL
INNOSCHOOL

New technologies are defining features in the lives of younger generations and in the Europe’s future, as we are rapidly ,,scrolling” into the digital era! InnoSchool initiative predicts the fundamental change in the way young citizens communicate, interact, create and learn. How? By introducing a highly innovative web-based application – InnoSchool Serious Game. It is designed to develop entrepreneurial literacy among secondary school students and encourage a shift in the mind-set of education.


Lycée 4.0
Lycée 4.0

The project Lycées 4.0 gives young secondary school students and future citizens the chance to access and become familiar with the uses of digital technology, within their school curriculum. Thus prepared, they will be ready to enter a society in which work, social life and the administrative are increasingly interconnected.


Federica
Federica

With its unrestricted, free offer of digital content, Federica is an innovative development, learning and collaboration site as well as a progressive area of specialisation in the region of Campania. The first single university platform in Europe allows anybody, of any age, with any language or social condition to sign up and take high quality courses, free of charge, joining the Rete della Conoscenza national education network with teachers and thousands of students.


NEW WAYS OF LEARNING
NEW WAYS OF LEARNING

The New Ways Of Learning project is the expression of Technobel's values. It defends a whole new learning philosophy for the ICT sector. The goal rearrange vocational training by multiplying learning spaces. Place to multidisciplinary meeting spaces mixing formal and less formal learning situations. By seizing all the learning opportunities and interacting with them, communities of practices and knowledge will emerge and complement the training of each participants.


LT-PL CooPlatform
LT-PL CooPlatform

What if the region has the idea which was not put on the table for the Venture capitalist or business angels? What if the motivated idea holders could join the skilled team for the idea development and MVP creation? How to support and accelerate newly created teams?  These questions raised consortia of partner’s interest implementing the Project LT-PL CooPlatform. Every project has its own story to tell about. Our project began with the team.


TRAINING LABORATORIES
TRAINING LABORATORIES

Establishing new training conditions for students of the Medical University of Gdańsk and Pomeranian University in Słupsk, raising the quality of education and graduates’ competencies are the project’s main goals. New investments allow conducting practical classes, increasing the students’ level of preparation for real-life contact with a patient. Courses in integrated healthcare and e-health/telemedicine enable the acquisition of high competencies in patient care continuity via digital methods.


Dig-e-Lab
Dig-e-Lab

The Dig-e-lab project aims to improve online training courses in order to fight the important drop out, using research and innovation. The partnership has identified 9 case studies in the field of e-learning. Then it has supported these training courses to promote the development of new methods to improve them. The major challenge of the project is to share theoretical models, tools allowing to observe the factors involved in e-learning and the engineering and good practices developed.


Training Center
Training Center

Our project focuses on reducing early school leaving and improving learning outcomes. Measurement and development of students' competences is an important element. The use and application of digital tools is highly important in all areas of education. As part of the project, we have created Digitális Közösségi Alkotóműhely (Digital Community Workshop) and three IT classes suitable for teaching LEGO ROBOTICS, in order to compensate disadvantages and improve talent management.


Program your future!
Program your future!

The main goal of the project is to increase the number of applicants for IT courses in higher education, and to present market IT knowledge in higher education. The project is targeted primarily at young people. It shows them the many faces of the digital world, which is extremely colorful. It proves that IT knowledge is no longer a privilege but a tool of everyday life, so whoever chooses this career puts their future in a secure footing on the long run.


CoVaTTI
CoVaTTI

West Flemish sheltered and social workplaces (MWB) excel in “human centered production”. They are pioneers in implementing innovations aimed at supporting the operators in their jobs. Under the concept “Technology lends a hand”, they simplify difficult work by implementing new technology in the workplace. In this project, 4Werk sets up 3 new living labs for the implementation of technological innovations, as well as a “Shared Engineering Bureau", that disseminates those newly developed solutions


Museums over the borders
Museums over the borders

The Museums over the borders project used common history to connect culture recipients on both sides of the Polish-Russian border. Modern museum education offer, innovative solutions for exhibitions and unique attractions on a European scale drawing numerous local and abroad visitors, resulted in increased tourist traffic, improved situation and development of local communities. Digital presentation of the shared heritage of border regions affect the real cross-cultural integration of the area.


Digital Academies for Inclusive Learning
Digital Academies for Inclusive Learning

The academy training builds on the partnerships between the University of Naples and such global IT companies as Apple, Cisco, Deloitte, Cap-gemini, Axa, and Italy's FS. The program has enrolled 3K national and international participants to fill the regional digital skills gap and boost employability and entrepreneurship. The university-industry consortia have so far generated new jobs, start-ups, and applied research projects with local SMSs, leading to scalable and transferable results.


INSTITUTE OF INFORMATICS
INSTITUTE OF INFORMATICS

The project was a response to the needs of the regional business and IT sector, and the result of a University of Gdańsk (UG) dialogue with employers and IT experts. Its implementation allowed to create an original, innovative and practical educational program. One of the most modern teaching buildings in Poland - the Institute of Informatics, is equipped with intelligent technological and teaching solutions tailored to the 21st century, as well as a high-performance computing cluster.


INNOCULTOUR
INNOCULTOUR

INNOCULTOUR capitalized previous MUSEUMCULTOUR project, having in mind to increase accessibility and touristic promotion of 8 less-known cultural heritage sites, located in peripheral areas of Italy and Croatia. Activities have been focused on involvement of local population, creative SMEs and institutional stakeholders, such as schools, active in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, mainly using innovative ICT tools and on-line facilities, developed through a bottom-up process.


Peace Bytes
Peace Bytes

Peace Bytes is a cross-community, cross border project that utilises tech and traditional youth work methodologies to engage young people aged 14 - 24 in a programme of learning focused on good relations, personal development and citizenship. In line with the Bytes’ goal of ‘Inspiring young change makers to hack their world for good’, Peace Bytes targets marginalised young people to enhance their capacity as leaders, advocates and peace builders in their own communities.


INDEED
INDEED

Memory loss, disorientation, social withdrawal: Signs of normal ageing or dementia? Dementia is a disability with dramatic impact on quality of life. The number of affected people increases since the European society is growing older. Providing excellent dementia care while boosting job satisfaction among the healthcare workforce is the goal of INDEED. The project offers an online training programme for professionals to advance their competence in dementia care and foster business skills.


DUDE
DUDE

DUDE is a new, easily accessible environment where work life -like tasks meet a wide-ranging support of life skills leading towards a career and/or further education for young people. Tasks from actual businesses are brought into the environment and converted into task that develop personal skills of the participants. At the same time, a target person is able to network with businesses in a completely new way and is able to bring out his/her own skills.


CYNIC
CYNIC

The CYNIC project is contributing to an increase in digital services by providing enablers for experimental learning for SMEs. The objective is to provide deeper insights, better knowledge and awareness to foster a sound IT-, Cyber-, Information Security behavior among SMEs. The project supports new business models and transformation to digitalization and digital services. SMEs are provided the opportunity to test, experience and evaluate solutions in two information security labs.


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Urban development

Citizens engagement for cohesive European cities

SOCIAL REVITALIZATION
SOCIAL REVITALIZATION

And what did you do for your Town? Discovering the power of individuals and the sense of communities of residents in degraded areas. For us, it's bringing places and communities back to life. It is the release of social and economic energy with the participation of all residents. It is a process of improving the quality of life in which we inspire residents to take their own actions. Is a partnership program connecting local users for common good.


Lombardy's Open Innovation Platform
Lombardy's Open Innovation Platform

Open Innovation Lombardia is a digital platform aiming to provide a collaborative environment for the research and innovation ecosystem. Launched in 2015, the platform has evolved and contributed to shape the regional strategy for RD+I, bringing to the process its 17000+ participants. An increasing effort was devoted to the design of tools to promote the engagement of citizens and support the introduction of sustainability as a driver for the regional research and innovation strategy.


ERMIS-F
ERMIS-F

The ERMIS-F project focuses on the risk of floods in the particularly vulnerable area of the eastern Mediterranean islands of the Aegean, Crete Cyprus. By bringing together scientists, professionals, public authorities, policymakers, environmental organizations the general public providing information, awareness education, we provide a participatory service for turning the shared responsibility into personal and collective action.


Augmented Urbans
Augmented Urbans

Augmented Urbans explores the nexus of sustainable urban development, participatory planning approaches to involve citizens and extended reality (XR) technologies by combining insights and practical experiences from seven urban areas around the Baltic Sea: Helsinki, Tallinn, Gävle, Cesis, Viimsi, Stockholm and Riga. Resulting in five integrated urban plans and proof-of-concept examples, the project facilitates extending space for constructive dialogues within the urban planning processes.


Youth  to hometowns
Youth to hometowns

Project connected and activated more than 1000 participants who care about their hometowns - local youth, community activists, businessmen, educators, politicians and most importantly - city alumnus, who left their native town some time ago, but still care about its positive change. The participants were engaged through the 30 interactive events - workshops, trainings and forums to create civic initiatives which could be easily implemented by themselves in 18 towns around Lithuania.


From family to society
From family to society

The aim of the project is to activate, empower and support families at risk at the local level to expand their positive impact on the local society and engage them in lifelong learning process. 


VILAWATT: boosting energy transition
VILAWATT: boosting energy transition

Vilawatt project has promoted the creation of a new energy company governed by a public-private-citizen partnership, where the main city’s social actors have a key role. Viladecans priority is to boost citizen commitment and sense of belonging as an essential axis to promote a sustainable energy transition process. Vilawatt has a special focus on kids, being a company that educates for change from childhood, making easier for citizens to lead the transformation of the energy model.


Alameda da Estação - Built Together
Alameda da Estação - Built Together

´Alameda da Estação’ is an ambitious project that takes on a structural character to improve urban mobility conditions on the city of Trofa and to reinforce connectivity at the intercity and metropolitan level. It covers more than 42 m2, focusing on the promotion of urban mobility, the involvement, and active participation of citizens. This project allowed the reincorporation in the urban fabric of the city, allowing to new dynamics of physical, economic, and social regeneration.


New Forms of Engagement
New Forms of Engagement

Like! Building a Local Digital Innovation Culture is a Interreg NSR VB project which recently ended. Like! focussed on enhancing the capacity of the public sector to facilitate and deliver innovation and result in the development of a wide range of services with innovative solutions for improved public service delivery. 3 main strands were: innovation cultures - and new forms of engagement smart services data and dashboards We focus here on New Forms of Engagement.


LOMBARDIA EUROPA 2020
LOMBARDIA EUROPA 2020

The project aims at the activation of 12 European Competence Centres -SEAV- in the Lombardy territory with the goal the enhancing the local authorities’ technical skill to attract and manage the EU funds. The project employs a multilevel-governance approach with a major involvement of the territories in the definition of development projects with a collaboration between local government bodies and the economic-social partners, to improve cohesion of the territories whilst scaling up growth.


SHICC
SHICC

There is a housing affordability crisis in many European cities. The SHICC project seeks to address this by supporting the establishment of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in four cities to 'prove the concept' - Brussels, London, Ghent and Lille - and across Europe. CLTs are democratic organisations that develop and manage homes that are affordable to people with low and median incomes and remain affordable forever. CLTs create cohesive neighbourhoods through community and resident involvement.


REMEDIO
REMEDIO

REMEDIO addresses the challenge of peripheral roads suffering from traffic congestion to the point of becoming wounds in the connectivity of the wide spread city. Through an innovative approach, tested in 4 pilot cities, REMEDIO proposes to transform the congested roads into "Horizontal Condominiums", forms of participatory governance that actively engage public authorities, interest groups, businesses, civil society and citizens to improve mobility, logistics air and environmental quality.


The Incubator for Social Innovation
The Incubator for Social Innovation

The essence of the Malopolska Incubator for Social Innovation (MIIS) is to build a path involving citizens in a key process of creating grassroots social innovations. Thanks to innovative actions, the public administration opened up to dialogue and accompanied citizens at every stage: from idea to ready-made solution. All this with non-standardunique rules: tolerance to the risk of failure, minimizing bureaucracy, full participation, engaging working methods, maximum simplified procedures.


UN PAESE ACCESSIBILE
UN PAESE ACCESSIBILE

A little medieval village located in inner Campania,on the border with Puglia and Basilicata,is transformed into an “accessible land” to attract tourists with disabilities,offering them independent,comfortable holidays. Thanks to technology,visitors who are hearing-impaired, visually impaired or with motor disabilities will be able to stay and access historic nature and religious routes, enjoying the company of a community committed to social issues for 13 years and keen to prevent depopulation.


RADAR project
RADAR project

RADAR project impacts a fundamental human right – safety, and in particular road safety. It mobilises all members of society to contribute to improving road safety and raising awareness by identifying risk on road networks – starting with assessing road safety around schools. RADAR is modelling a safe future by offering cost-effective and innovative solutions that tackle infrastructure elements on the known sites of collisions with injuries on roads near schools by encouraging local engagement.


REVITALIZATION OF THE RAILWAY STATION
REVITALIZATION OF THE RAILWAY STATION

The project consisted of two complementary projects consisting in the revitalization of the former PKP railway station building and the creation of an integration center transport center with cultural services (creation of the Library) and construction of the infrastructure of the integration node, the communication system adjacent to the station building was rebuilt, taxi parking spaces, KR and PR were built. The project aimed to strengthen the role of public transport in the city.


BEGIN
BEGIN

BEGIN unites cities, citizens and stakeholders through community-co-created blue-green infrastructure (BGI) pilots in 10 European cities, reduces flood risk by up to 30% and improves liveability. It implements state of the art BGI, such as green corridors and sustainable drainage systems, to tackle extreme weather's impacts, enhance biodiversity and bring communities together. Its social innovation approach is included in overarching masterplans and investment programmes worth over €1 billion.


ENISIE
ENISIE

ENISIE intends to contribute to inclusive, sustainable and smart growth of the cross-border area. The project endorses the places and physical spaces designated for support for social innovation to motivate and engage decision makers on initiate reform processes in line with citizens’ needs and Europe 2020 objectives. ENISIE intends to encourage people in the creation and development of enterprises operating in the cross-border area in the domain of social business and CSR.


Maintenance of public space 2.0
Maintenance of public space 2.0

Demographic changes and megatrends put the authorities responsible for public spaces under pressure. Communities and housing companies in the Netherlands and Germany are facing many issues; they are confronted with continually growing challenges and demands on their services. They have reached a limit to conventional methods. The cross-border approach makes a multi-cultural approach possible: What can we learn from our neighbours? What impact do our cultural differences have upon public spaces?


USEFALL Unesco Site Experience For All
USEFALL Unesco Site Experience For All

The project aims to make the Unesco sites managed by the Project Partners accessible to people with special needs. The sites involved are city of Ravenna and the Basilica of Saint Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna; the Botanical Garden in Padua, the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice, the Archaeological area and Patriarchal Basilica in Aquileia, the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, the city of Split and the Palace of Diocletian.


SULPiTER
SULPiTER

The goal of CO2-free city logistics by 2030 will require new approaches for the delivery of goods. In the past, solutions were thought up by experts and put in place top-down by public administration. But this does not work anymore. It is necessary to listen to the needs of citizens. And that is what SULPiTER did: The project tested how to involve citizens best to overcome conflicts related to urban logistics. They have shown how to reach broad consensus on Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans.


QUINTA DO CHINCO - HORTAS SOCIAIS
QUINTA DO CHINCO - HORTAS SOCIAIS

Much more than a vegetable garden. Quinta do Chinco, is born out of history, brings together 8 thousand citizens, of all generations, and organizations, facilitates dialogue, claim co-creation and self-responsibility and opens its doors to include everyone. A “4ha living lab farm” that grows with and by citizens and contributes to local development. New way of making cities, combining social and urban cohesion. We sow, to harvest more responsible and active citizens in building a better future.


HAIP
HAIP

The Chartered Institute of Housing Award winning HAIP is a unique initiative working with 1000 beneficiaries, building good relations and community cohesion in Northern Ireland and the border regions of Ireland. It epitomises a new, innovative way of collaborative working within the social housing sector, bringing together social housing providers and residents from a range of background to share experiences, learn about difference and embrace diversity in the communities in which they live.


CleanAtlantic
CleanAtlantic

Marine litter is a transnational environmental issue that demands a cross sectorial and multidisciplinary approach involving policy makers, scientists and the industry, with citizens playing a key role. CleanAtlantic addresses this challenge and aims to raise awareness and improve our knowledge and ability to monitor, prevent and remove marine litter. In achieving this goal, active engagement of coastal communities through participatory processes and citizen science is of paramount importance.


0063_COOP_ACT_ 1_P
0063_COOP_ACT_ 1_P

The 0063_COOP_ACT_1_p project aims at sustainable regional development in order to have a positive impact on improving the population’s quality of life and social cohesion, based on the combined use of the Minho river’s common resource potential, the preservation and promotion of its natural, cultural and ethnographic values and the sharing and optimisation of the collective public services and infrastructure and human and economic resources in a forward-looking cooperation programme.


Pianella in action for sustainability!
Pianella in action for sustainability!

Increased awareness on energy efficiency and environmental issues, sustainable economy and recovery of the existing historical school heritage starting from young people. This is the added value of the interventions of energy and seismic retrofitting made on the secondary school of Pianella thanks to the ERDF ROP Abruzzo 2014-2020. Works have been carried out according to the participatory process strategy based on the active involvement of the Municipality, the school, and all citizens.


Zablocie Park - Wisla Station
Zablocie Park - Wisla Station

Zablocie Park - Wisla Station was created in the post-industrial district of Kraków - Zablocie. As a result of the city's development, it was quickly transformed into a residential area. Due to its history, it lacked green infrastructure. Park Stacja Wisła was built at the place of an illegal car park and created beautiful,  green space where new residents can build and develop their local community and identity.    


Buergerbahnhof-Plagwitz
Buergerbahnhof-Plagwitz

The Project Bürgerbahnhof Plagwitz (Citizen's Station Plagwitz) in Leipzig is a great example for the cooperation between citizens and administration. Stakeholders, citizens, groups of interest and the city administration reclaimed a derelict area for a sustainable and creative public use in a process of planning, participation and Information phases since 2010. So far an urban forest was planned, community gardens were laid out, a construction playground and a scout track came into use.


Tea for Two
Tea for Two

The Tea for Two project aims to examine how social economy can play a role in the solution of the job market issue in the living- and elderly-care sector. We examine whether we can adapt positions within the living- and elderly-care to the measure of social economy employees. By adapting positions in the living- and elderly-care sector, we can create new jobs within social economy and reduce the pressure of work for carers.


A  Jewel in a Poor Neighbourhood
A Jewel in a Poor Neighbourhood

The modern church "Blaisantkerk" (formerly Maria Gorettikerk) is located in Ghent in the neighbourhood Rabot-Blaisantvest, one of the poorest areas in Flanders. Objective:  the transfomation of the church into a multifunctional facility through a process of consultation and participation with the neighbourhood and the city. The non-profit organisation DOIC, run exlusively by volonteers, took the lead for the conversion.


Małopolska Sieć Świetlic Podwórkowych
Małopolska Sieć Świetlic Podwórkowych

The Polish Scouting Association, within the project Lesser Poland’s Network of Community Day-care Centres, has set up 100 day-care centres, where they run classes for 1,500 children and young people from the Lesser Poland region. The actions taken are based on the principle of equal opportunities and the elimination of social disadvantages. Through an individual development path, each of the project participants raises social skills, entrepreneurship and initiative in the local environment.


URBforDAN
URBforDAN

Fast and intensive urban lifestyle drives citizens to search for places to relax from daily stress. They find them in Urban and Peri-urban Forests (UPF) – the “green city lungs”. Throughout history, they were protected by citizens and for citizens. However, today they are facing unprecedented pressures. URBforDAN project mobilized key actors (owners, managers users) in 7 Cities for active, constructive, but most of all participative process, resulting in improved management of UPF.


P.I.U. PRATO–PROGETTO INNOVAZIONE URBANA
P.I.U. PRATO–PROGETTO INNOVAZIONE URBANA

MacrolottoZero is a neighborhood that presents urban deterioration, lack of public spaces, sub-allocations of personal services, and is one of the main European urban areas for the concentration of working families of Chinese origin, with a very marked character of isolation. The project wants to intervene on the urban and social structure to carry out regeneration policies able to make the area more livable thanks to a series of operations that have the theme of public space functions and use.


MOSES
MOSES

The project MOSES capitalizes the results of the IPA Adriatic project EA SEA-WAY, aimed to enhance the accessibility and mobility of passengers in the Adriatic area through the development of new cross-border sustainable and integrated transport services and the improvement of related infrastructures.


Faszination Natur
Faszination Natur

The project is an essential part of an integrated concept to develop a socially disadvantaged urban area with support of the ESF. It is an open, informal and complementary offer for everyday school life: As a learning field outside the classroom it is aimed at disadvantaged children and adolescents aged 6 to 16 years. The project creates in cooperation with numerous partners a safe public space for children and adoescents embedded in an open and inclusive neighborhood.


Partons 2.0
Partons 2.0

In the border region, both public and commercial services for citizens are gradually disappearing. Partons 2.0 wants to investigate how we can strengthen services on a supralocal scale and organise them more efficiently. The project will also investigate which pertinent actions are possible at village level and how to develop them. Partons 2.0 wants to empower the residents and guide local governments in this search.


High Five! jugendrechte im quartier
High Five! jugendrechte im quartier

High Five is aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who are sensitized to democratic opinion-making and decision-making using creative methods. With weekly workshops, a 14-day summer school and a large youth assembly, they recognize the opportunities for political participation, experience themselves as effective and have the experience of talking to politicians and being heard with their concerns.    


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Youth empowerment for cooperation across borders

YOUTH-SPORT-VOL
YOUTH-SPORT-VOL

The project kicked off the World Sport Volunteers Movement SCULT. The SCULT.com scalable technology platform for connecting sport events and volunteers has been developed, with more than 700 sporting events from 24 countries uploaded today. Volunteering was promoted at 43 events, a secretariat for the movement was set up and 1442 volunteers were involved in the project activities. A SCULT Academy was organised, as well as sports volunteer campaigns, recognised with the Golden Egg Award 2018.


DRIVE
DRIVE

To keep youth in the developing nations, it is necessary to offer them possibilities of dignified life. This project offered knowledge and skills required for the currently most attractive part of the market, automotive industry, with four automotive laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and the new automotive-related university programme and course materials, completely synced with the labour market needs. This helps youth be job-ready in well paid sector – automotive software industry.


Tourism for the PL-RU cooperation
Tourism for the PL-RU cooperation

The development of active tourism is a good idea for evolution of cooperation between different nations living in borderland. It was the motive taken up by two towns: Ełk (PL) and Oziersk (RU). Partners from these two towns built two tourist rope parks which are used by the residents and tourists every day. They created also a Tourist Information System, International Tourism Development Programme and organised youth exchanges. The latter contributed to establishing cross-border relationships.


YOUTHS STANDING TOGETHER FOR SAFETY
YOUTHS STANDING TOGETHER FOR SAFETY

Do you think that teenagers can't be responsible and work together to improve their communities? Our project shows that they can! In youth fire brigade teams, young people learned responsibility by promoting safe behaviours and spreading knowledge about proper handling of crisis situations. Fire fighters conducted a comprehensive educational campaign among young people based on modern interactive methods. This creates a civil society that is willing to help and to respect the security rules.


AYCH
AYCH

AYCH is an Interreg Atlantic Area project that has established a collaborative network of multidisciplinary centers and hundreds of impacts on the Atlantic coasts of 4 countries in the fields of creativity, technology and social enterprise. AYCH is dedicated to young people between 16 and 30 offering them the opportunity for successful self-realization by positively changing their lives by equipping them with creative and digital skills as potential young entrepreneurs.


Iacobus Program
Iacobus Program

Iacobus (https://iacobus.gnpaect.eu/es) is a pioneer, inspirating and innovative cross border initiative created to support and foster a research, innovation and education common space for interregional integration between 6 Universities, 5 Higher Education Centres and 22 Technological Centres in the Galicia North Portugal Euroregion, through CB staff interchanges and mobilities, particularly for young researchers, and scientific cooperation focused in regional problems to improve citizen's life


XBIT
XBIT

XBIT project is focused on developing a favourable environment for innovation, IT industry, entrepreneurship, creation of employment opportunities, increasing the retention of talent and increasing the number of skilled young professionals in cross-border area between Croatia and Serbia. The most significant project outputs are: created Cross border network of ICT stakeholders, designed and implemented educational, motivational and networking programmes, established Fab Labs and Mobile Lab.


YOUrALPS
YOUrALPS

Worldwide, specialists diagnose a lack of contact from young people to their living space. Among Alpine youth, it leads also to the dying out of Alpine identity and mountain-related know-how. In order to offer an inspiring future to Alpine children and teenagers and reconnect them with mountain heritage, YOUrALPS created dedicated educational and awareness-raising activities about the natural and cultural heritage of the Alpine region and involved more than 2000 young people.


IMPACT
IMPACT

IMPACT is the educational and cultural twinning between Apro Formazione and the École Hôtelière in Cannes. The project has experimented a new training model in the tourism-hotel sector starting from 4 key words: integration, quality, digital and local. Through events, innovative didactics and streaming videolessons, collaborations with companies of excellence, culinary competitions and seminars, students, teachers and companies have updated their skills in an international and 2.0 way


euregio-Xperience 2.0
euregio-Xperience 2.0

The "view over the border" is not yet taken for granted in many schools! While a stay abroad at universities is almost an obligatory program, the barrier effect of the border is still clearly noticeable when it comes to job-specific education in the euregio. This project will strengthen the awareness of the opportunities a crossborder job market will provide them. As a result, nothing stands in the way of a successful euregional career and a further step towards a common German-Dutch job market.


CBEwB
CBEwB

CBEwB focused on improving international entrepreneurship education in Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Sweden. 480 students from 55 schools formed 78 cross-border student companies, met in innovation camps and seminars, developed ideas,  managed their companies and sold products together at 4 trade fairs in 4 countries. They communicated on-line, learnt teamwork, problem solving, communication, etc. Teachers were trained, a guide was written for them and made available for 42 European countries.


Le Passe-Partout - Der Weltenbummler
Le Passe-Partout - Der Weltenbummler

In this educational online game,children ages 8 and up are invited to learn about the cross-border Upper Rhine region. Along their journey,players solve tasks about the places,their history or their culture. During these cross-border encounters,they are also offered the chance to create new tasks themselves and thus become co-developers to the game. As it proceeds,contacts develop between the teachers and students,and exchange,bilingualism and identification with the border region are fostered.


Green Sommercampus 2019
Green Sommercampus 2019

How do young people become "Europeans"? Language and cultural understanding Dolomiti Live are the key. The Municipality of Innervillgraten the Ass. Plodar in Sappada enabled young people to attend a cross-border summer camp in order to train and deepen their language skills through activities aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues, fighting climate change and educating them about waste separation, waste recycling and reducing the use of plastics in environmental protection


PCPEM
PCPEM

The Parcours Civique et Professionnel En Montagne, initiated by France and Italy, will concern about 1000 pupils per year from the Mont-Blanc area. It consists in the intervention of journalists in schools over an extensive period of time. These journalistic "residencies" enable the implementation of media literacy education and potential career path planning, through the investigation of the area's professions as well as the familiarisation with civic responsibilities thanks to field actions.


ENERGY@SCHOOL
ENERGY@SCHOOL

Youth will play a crucial role in Europe’s transition to a carbon neutral continent. Energy@School developed a scheme to train school students as “Junior Energy Guardians”. Their awareness raising approach has resulted in significant energy efficiency improvements of the participating schools and can easily be rolled out in other regions. The project has shown that giving youth greater responsibility can be as effective as expensive renovation measures


Creazone 2.0
Creazone 2.0

From practical skills training to specialized training to complete the business plan and launch the MVP to the market. Creazone presents a step-by-step guide for any organization that works with young entrepreneurs, and “young “in this program is not about the age. If you have ever considered the feeling of being an entrepreneur this program will let you to test your idea, gather the team and provide the necessary skills you need to have from the beginning. 


MAESTRALE
MAESTRALE

Is it possible to harness energy from Marine Renewable sources in the Mediterranean Sea? What are the best options and technologies? Is Blue Energy a favourable playground for entrepreneurship? Are high school students ready to turn themselves into Blue Energy experts? MAESTRALE has addressed these questions for three years, by involving experts and stakeholders from 5 Mediterranean European countries. The answer is definitely “yes”!


iEER Interreg Europe
iEER Interreg Europe

What makes or breaks a startup? What happens when you reject the silo mentality? Those were questions bounced around during the iEER project, which resolved to empower European regions and their youth to be more entrepreneurial. Since 2016, the iEER has ignited transformation in ten European regions’ support to young people and entrepreneurship. By connecting European Structural Funds and SME related policies in regions, it triggered a return on investment of 1500% of the EU funding.


„Das Planspiel (Simulation Game)“
„Das Planspiel (Simulation Game)“

How do you spark young people’s interest in the complex realities of European partnership? You let them experience those realities in a simulation game that breaks down the complexities. A simulation game gives young people in Saxony and Bohemia the opportunity to play two media companies that have to cooperate internationally to carry out a common job. As corporate culture, organizational forms and working style may diverge greatly, the participants have to find ways to succeed in their task.


Viva la Musica
Viva la Musica

The beauty of music lies maybe not only in the nature of music itself, but rather in the universal power to connect people. Viva la musica works with exactly that universal power by bringing together young people from Saxony and the Czech Republic in order to make music together. What on the surface results in great concerts, Mozart festivals and masses, leads on a deeper level to a greater understanding of each other’s culture and the emergence of friendship and connections.


#COM.VISO
#COM.VISO

The #Com.Viso project has implemented a strategy based on community development to improve the quality of life of the populations living in the mountainous regions around Monviso. Innovative initiatives have been carried out in the health and social services sector to promote the development of communities, focusing on the role of social facilitator as a tool to revitalise the active involvement of social groups and creating new interconnections between them.


Youth Network for Peace
Youth Network for Peace

Youth Network for Peace (YNP) is a regional youth led initiative that builds a vibrant movement of diverse young people aged 15-25 years, across Northern Ireland and the border regions of Ireland. YouthAction lead this alongside 12 cross border/regional/local youth and community work partners. The objective is to build, strengthen and consolidate a regional network of young people in the region to leave a lasting legacy of activists committed to tackling sectarianism and racism.


NY Bothnian Arc UF
NY Bothnian Arc UF

NY Bothnian Arc UF contributes to increased cross-border mobility of young people in the region, as they learn entrepreneurial skills, entrepreneurship and international collaboration. The project facilitates networking, sharing of experiences and knowledge among teachers, supporting them in helping their students become entrepreneurial citizens of Europe and the world. Creating a shared educational culture and bringing students together across the border builds a resilient Bothnian Arc region.


Journeys
Journeys

Journeys is an innovative cross-community/cross-border initiative of tailored interventions supporting marginalised youth who have deep social/emotional needs are at risk. The outcome focused project works across communities in Belfast, Limavady, Monaghan/Cavan empowers participants to build greater personal/social capabilities, develop active citizenship an appreciation of diversity. Young people become active contributors building a shared, united more cohesive society.


ESTLAT-WBL
ESTLAT-WBL

Latvia and Estonia are developing their work-based learning (WBL) systems, as successful WBL may become the source of qualified labour force and economic growth. In many cases WBL also offers direct path to jobs for young people. "ESTLAT-WBL" project aims to support the cross-border mobilities of (WBL) for students (VET trainees), based on cooperation between vocational education and training (VET) schools and employers on both sides of Estonian-Latvian border.


V.A.L.E.
V.A.L.E.

V.A.L.E. VALORE ALL'ESPERIENZA is an example of training and promoting the employability of young people in the ice-cream and pastry sector. Over 70 young people have benefited of transnational trainings (lessons and stage) but also of an internship and employment service with the aim of offering to the participants a strengthen opportunity of employability and of insertion in the world of work. The 80% of the participants signed an employement contract or created the own individual company.


“DEM KLIMA AUF DER SPUR”
“DEM KLIMA AUF DER SPUR”

The greatest challenge in tackling climate change is probably its necessity to be addressed across borders. On the trail of the climate works with that issue by bringing together young people from the German-Czech border area and creating possibilities for environmental education and action, as well as cultural exchange. What on the surface results in fun youth activities, leads on a deeper level to a greater understanding of European climate policy and the emergence of cross border friendships.


Kulturna ruta bećarca i gange
Kulturna ruta bećarca i gange

The city of Pleternica and the municipality of Tomislavgrad have something in common – they preserve their heritage, their traditional folk songs Bećarac and Ganga that are protected by UNESCO. The challenge of this project is to combine different and unique cultural heritages into a recognizable tourist offer. This resulted in the development of infrastructure that represents a basis for tourism development in both areas and the basis for future cross-border connectivity through joint events.


SB YCGN
SB YCGN

Project aimed to actively involve citizens, increase awareness of the role of local government in local life and possibilities for young residents to co-decide. Thanks to the SB YCGN youth in PL, SE, LT, DK had the opportunity to present their solutions on important local issues, conduct constructive discussions with representatives of authorities. Young citizens, authorities, political and social groups in partner countries jointly take part in decision-making processes.


Time is now for change
Time is now for change

The project Time is now for change is the best youth empowerment for cooperation across borders initiative. Polish youth shared knowledge and experience for helping Lithuanian partners to implement streetworkers program. Working with difficult kids and youth is always challenge, but having strong cross border partners support it is possible to make change. Joint training, survival camps, pilot actions, work with youth in streets and even more - that what cross border partnership stands for.


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