Industrial transition for a Smart Europe
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.
Circular economy for a green Europe
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!
Skills & Education for a digital Europe
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.
Citizens engagement for cohesive European cities
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.
Youth empowerment for cooperation across borders
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
Public choice award
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.