Projects

Interreg EUROPE
EPICAH-Effectiveness of policy instruments for crossborder advancement in heritage
07-2017 a 12-2021
EU GRANT: 1707360 EUR
Project leader
Eixo Atlantico Do Noroeste Peninsular (ES)
Project partners
Iberian Association of Riverside Municipalities of Duero River (ES) Tokaj Wine Region Nonprofit LLC (HU) Agency for the Development of the Empolese Valdelsa (IT) Regional Development Fund on behalf of the Region of Western Macedonia (GR) Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (EE) Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association (RO) Regional Development Agency of the Pilsen Region (CZ)
Description

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

 

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

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

 

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Interreg MED
MPA-Engage - Engaging Mediterranean key actors in Ecosystem Approach to manage Marine Protected Areas to face Climate Change
11-2019 a 06-2022
EU GRANT:
Project leader
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Project partners
Description

The overall objective of MPA-ENGAGE is to promote the role of MPAs as nature-based solutions for the implementation ofEcAp to CC adaptation: The QUINTUPLE HELIX (MPAs, socio-eco actors, local/regional authorities, scientists and citizens)from 8 countries will cooperate towards adapting the management of 7 Med MPAs to CC impacts. The engagement, for thefirst time, of citizen scientists (recreational divers) and small-scale fishery actors will be essential.

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ConnECT - Favorecer la mobilidad de los habitantes del Espacio Catalán Transfronterizo
01-2018 a 01-2021
EU GRANT: 1105000 EUR
Project leader
Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat
Project partners
Description

ConnECT aims to develop the mobility on catalan cross-border area, including Girona and the Pyrénées-Orientales territory by structuring a real sustainable public transport service, efficient, adapted, without anyinterruption of public service or constraints linked to the border.The main lines of work will responde to several key issues of the territory by optimizing the use of the existing transport offer, providing easy accessto information and additional cross-border connections to meet the needs of specific groups of the population (target groups).

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HORIZON 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Tecniospring INDUSTRY: bring your technology to the market
06-2019 a 05-2024
EU GRANT: 5097600 EUR
Project leader
Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness (ACCIO) (ES)
Project partners
Description

Tecniospring INDUSTRY, ACCIÓ's international talent programme, boosts technology transfer processes by offering R&D companies and centres 2-year employment contracts to host a researcher.

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

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

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

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COSME
TOURBAN - Accelerating SME capacity and innovation for sustainable urban tourism
09-2020 a 03-2023
EU GRANT: 995833 EUR
Project leader
Project partners
Countries involved: Spain Netherlands Denmark Estonia Hungary Croatia Germany
Description

European cities are facing multiple challenges when it comes to managing the impacts and urban transformation processes deriving from tourism. These include increased sanitary precautions, strain on limited urban resources like water, energy and space, waste management, gentrification, and the cohabitation between residents and visitors as well as precarious hospitality working conditions.
In the light of this development, TOURBAN project concentrates its efforts to tackle the adaptation of European tourism companies towards more sustainable, low-carbon, circular and resource-efficient business models. As essential players in this transition, SMEs need to be provided with the necessary skills, capacity and financial resources, if they are to become innovation and sustainability catalysts. Furthermore, the project supports SMEs in uptaking international best practices and developing innovative solutions that render them both more sustainable and competitive through new and increased revenue streams, reduced costs and decreased resource consumption as well as a better visibility and positioning. Ultimately, TOURBAN aims to foster cross-sector collaboration to close the loop in circular economy processes and spearhead a transnational movement towards tourism sustainability in urban areas across Europe.

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COSME
FASCINATE - Sustainable Fashion Alliance for International Markets
09-2020 a 02-2022
EU GRANT: 199892 EUR
Project leader
MODACC
Project partners
Associació Cluster Digital de Catalunya (SP), Centro Tecnologico das Industrias Textil e do Vestuario de Potugal (PT), Bulgarian Fashion Association (BG), DenErhvervsdrivende Fond Development CentreUMT (DK)
Description

The  textile  and  fashion  industry  are  one  of  the  most  important  manufacturing  industries  in  Europe; they  are,  however,  also  the  second  biggest  global  polluter  after the  oilindustry.  The  United  Nations(UN), in February 2018, described "Fast Fashion" as an environmental emergency.The  European  Union(EU)is  currently leading  the  work  globally  on  the  environmental  challenges  of the  textile  and  fashion  industry,  taking  concrete  steps,at  legislative,policy  andprogrammatic  level. This  has  positively  impacted  EU  SMEs working inthese  industries,  as  more  and  more  of  them  are shifting  towards  more  sustainable  modes  of  design,  production  and  recycle.  As  such,  these companies are achievingelements of differentiationand competitive improvement in the market. The FASCINATEproject   aims   to  leverage   this   competitive   advantage,   by   helping   shape   the   EU sustainable  fashion  and  textile  meta-cluster(s)  and  at  the  same  time  support  them  in  accessing  the global value chains.Thus,the proposed project contributes directly to theoverall objective of the COSME programme,by  fostering  the  creation  and  development  of  a European  Strategic  Cluster  Partnership –Going International (ESCP-4i)in the textile/fashion sectorandrelated industries (footwear and technology) based  on  circulareconomy  and  sustainability  principles,  which  is  oriented  towards  increased internationalizationand strengthened sustainability of European SMEs.

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Creative Europe
AWAKEN - Awakening European Sleeping Instruments
09-2019 a 08-2021
Cooperation projects
EU GRANT: 200000 EUR
Project leader
Ajuntament de Ripoll
Project partners
TROB'ART PRODUCTIONS (FR), Paraplevros Productions E.D. Ltd (CY), Associazione Culturale Labyrinth Italia (IT), MÚSICA MODAL A CARDEDEU (SP)
Description

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

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ENI CBC MED
MED PEARLS - The Mediterranean as an innovative, integral and unique destination for Slow Tourism initiatives 
09-2019 a 08-2022
Standard projects
EU GRANT: 2713619 EUR
Project leader
Catalan Tourist Board (ES)
Project partners
Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (EG), Municipality of Thessaloniki (GR), Discovery Travel & Tourism LLC (JO), APS MEDITERRANEAN PEARLS (IT), Palestine information & communications technology incubator (PS), Palestine Wildlife Society (PS), Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce – Alexandria Chamber (EG)
Description

Most models of tourism in the Mediterranean area are based on mass tourism and follow a fragmented vision of the region as a sum of different markets. Med Pearls aims at internationally positioning the Mediterranean as a unique and integral destination to experience the Med lifestyle through SlowTourism (ST), inviting travellers to discover sustainably and responsibly new destinations while taking time to have direct contact with local communities. The project will deliver a set of 26 new ST products created by local Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and ICT enterprises thanks to financial and technical support called Product Development and Innovation Facilities. The idea is to create similar experiences based on the typology of products and themes agreed among partners, therefore, visitors will live similar experiences, of the same quality, in any of the 13 areas targeted by Med Pearls. The project will address both local and international markets, like the USA, Canada, Northern Europe, Russia or Asia, organising a comprehensive commercialisation and marketing strategy. 

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COSME
CHARM - Immersive experiences in European Charming Villages
03-2019 a 03-2021
EU GRANT: 399959 EUR
Project leader
Catalan Tourist Board (ES)
Project partners
TURISMO VIVENCIAL SL (ES), TRADICOES DE OUTRORA LDA (PT), INSTITUT FUR TOURISMUS- UND BADERFORSCHUNG IN NORDEUROPA GMBH (DE); TILAISUUS VILLA SOFIA OY (FI), SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ITALIA SRL (IT), NETWORK OF EUROPEAN REGIONS FOR COMPETITIVE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASBL (BE)
Description

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

 

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