Projects

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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Interreg POCTEFA
PLASTIC0PYR - Estrategias para la reducción de la contaminación por plásticos y la mejora de la calidad ecológica y servicios medioambientales de los ríos de montaña
10-2019 a 05-2022
EU GRANT: 542,313 EUR
Project leader
El Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (ES)
Project partners
Universitat de Barcelona (ES), Anthesis LAVOLA (ES), Universitat de Girona (ES), CICLOPLAST (ES), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR), Université Clermont Auvergne (FR)
Description

The general project objective is to improve the ecologic quality of mountain rivers through the reduction of plastic pollution and the raise of public awareness towards the impact of its consumption habits, via a cross-border joint strategy. 

In order to achieve this objective the project proposes the following  solutions: 

  • - New tools to study the origin and effects of plastics in mountain ecosystems
  • - Dissemination and awareness raising actions about plastic polution and its impact
  • - Participation of the public: raise awareness towards consumption habits and better waste management
  • - Study of the impact of plastics on the environment  and co-creation of solutions based on the circular economy principles

 

 

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COSME
GCC.eu - Global Cosmetics Cluster Europe
04-2020 a 04-2022
EU GRANT: 449,374 EUR
Project leader
COSMETIC VALLEY ASSOCIATION (FR)
Project partners
Beauty Cluster Barcelona (ES), Beira Baixa Business Association (PT), Transylvania Lifestyle Cluster (RO), Polo Technologico della Cosmesi (IT), Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association (TR)
Description

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

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Interreg MED Governance
PANORAMED - MED Governance Platform
07-2017 a 04-2022
EU GRANT: 9,000,000 EUR
Project leader
Ministry of Finances and Public Administration of Spain
Project partners
Conseil Régional Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur; Directorate for European Integration of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ministry of European Integration of Albania; Région Emilia Romagna - Direzione Generale Risorse Europa Innovazione e Istituzioni; Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development of Cyprus; Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy of Slovenia; Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of Croatia - Directorate for Regional Development; Ministry of European Affairs - General Directorate for European Funds; REGIONE TOSCANA - Direzione Attività Produttive; Agency for Development and Cohesion of Portugal; Secretariat General for the Sea – France; Ministry for European Affairs and Equality- Strategy and Implementation Division of Malta; General Commission for Territorial Equality of France; Molise Region - III Department- Development policy; Marche Region - Integrated Planning, Commerce, Cooperation, Internationalisation; General Secretariat for Public Investments and NSRF - Ministry of Economy and Development of Greece; Region of Crete; Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion
Description

The main goal of this project is to gather in an innovative and permanent dialogue and decision-making process national and regional public authorities and stakeholders.
In this way it trys to contribute to informed policy and decision-making processes at national and transnational level on common challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean Region
Specifically, the initiative will support the definition of transnational governance joint frameworks for the identification and implementation of shared approaches, policies and strategic projects.

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COSME
FASCINATE - Sustainable Fashion Alliance for International Markets
09-2020 a 02-2022
EU GRANT: 199,892 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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Migration and Security Funds 2014-2020
REGIN - Regions for Migrants and Refugees Integration
02-2020 a 02-2022
EU GRANT: 1,627,452 EUR
Project leader
La Conférence des Régions Périphériques Maritimes (FR)
Project partners
Inclusive strategies SL (ES), Migration Policy Group (BE), Centre for international information and documentation in Barcelona (ES), Region de Murcia (ES), LANSSTYRELSEN SKANE (SE), Presidencia do Governo regional Dos Acores (PT), Departament de Treball, Afers socials i Families. Generalitat de Catalunya (ES), Regione Campania (IT), Regione Puglia (IT)
Description

Migrant integration has gained prominence in recent years, notably with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which calls to “leave no one behind”, including the migrant population.

In the EU, discussions have been focused on the integration of migrant populations for many decades.

Regional authorities are increasingly active in the field of migrants’ integration. They enjoy the advantage of being close to the population and have first-hand knowledge of the challenges and needs of the local society.

Nevertheless,  there is lacking an effective structure or mechanism to facilitate, guide and improve their work and efforts.

A common framework for migrants’ and refugees’ integration in regions is key to ensure a fruitful use of their proximity to the

population and to encourage regional cooperation in this topic.

The main objective of REGIN would therefore be to set a common framework for migrants’ and refugees’ integration for regions, and to develop a set of tools to achieve integration. Specifically, the project aims to enable regional

policy-makers to use evidence-based, feasibility tested cutting-edge research to underpin policy-making on integration.

The project aims to ensure that the communication, capitalization and dissemination activity targeted at a broad audience is organised in a continuous and effective manner throughout the whole project cycle.

Four main objectives are addressed in the project:

1) Identifying inclusion and integration indicators at regional level;

2) Developing a set of tools able to facilitate regional performance on promoting and strengthening migrants’ and

refugees’ integration;

3) Improving planning and monitoring of integration indicators;

4) Interchange, dialogue and cooperation in practices and initiatives between partners.

The aim is to advance robustness, accuracy and reliability of the regional authorities’ capabilities to promote

integration, as well as improving cooperation and knowledge-sharing among them.

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Erasmus+ Sport
OD4SG - Open Data For Sport Governance
01-2019 a 12-2021
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 387,745 EUR
Project leader
INSTITUT NACIONAL D'EDUCACIO FISICADE CATALUNYA (ES)
Project partners
Centre for the Law and Economics of Sport (FR), Lithuanian Union of Sports Federation (LT), Organizzazione Per l’Educazione allo Sport (IT), SPORTMALTA (MT), Portuguese Institute of Sport & Youth (PT), Olympic Committee Slovenia (Sl)
Description

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the “good” governance has become a must when sports organisations are facing cases of corruption, doping, match fixing and mismanagement.
The overall objective of this project is to create a governance and management tool to analyse, compare and assist European sports organizations (ESO) to manage them in a more efficient and transparent way.
The project tackles 5 gaps identified by ESO managers and the European Commission:
1. Practical Tool,
2. Objective indicators,
3. Integrated model,
4. Transparency and Open Data,
5. Risk Management.

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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