Projects

Interreg MED
CESBA MED - Sustainable MED Cities
09-2016 a 08-2019
EU GRANT: 3,190.375 EUR
Project leader
City of Torino (IT)
Project partners
iiSBE ItaliaR&D srl (IT), Municipality of Udine (IT), EnvirobatBDM (FR), Rhônalpénergie Environment (FR), Government of Catalonia (ES), Municipality Sant Cugat del Vallès (ES), University of Malta (Malta), NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS (GR), Association of Common European Sustainable Built Environment Assessment (CESBA) (AT), Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (HR), Urban Community of Marseille Metropolitan Province (FR)
Description

Energy efficiency improvement is a key strategy to reduce the environmental impact of public buildings.
But usually energy efficiency plans do not fully exploit the potential for synergies that groups of buildings might offer.
Energy efficient measures and their implementation at neighbourhood level (i.e. district heating, PV installations, etc) are showing clearly that a building scale approach is not optimal in reaching significant and cost-effective improvements.
However at neighbourhood scale, decision making processes and the design of the intervention are more complex.
Many EU projects addressed this issue proposing different methodologies, tools and indicators. CESBA MED intends to test 10 of them and to select the most affordable and operational solutions.
On the base of the test results' evaluation, a common sustainability assessment framework at urban scale, a set of 8 regional assessment tools (CESBA MED SNTool) and an innovative decision making process will be defined to support the development of energy efficiency plans for public buildings in the context of their surrounding neighbourhoods.
CESBA SNTool will allow to produce the MED Passport to compare the performances of buildings and neighbourhoods, in line with the EC COM 2014 445.
A CESBA MED network of cities will be set up to maximise results' transferability.
Training courses and workshops will be organized in the MED area. The project will be part of the European CESBA initiative.

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MPA ADAPT - Guiding Mediterranean marine protected areas through the climate change era: building resilience and adaptation
11-2016 a 07-2019
EU GRANT: 1904257 EUR
Project leader
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Project partners
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (IT), International Union for Conservation of Nature (ES), Public Institution Brijuni National Park (HR), Marine Protected Area Pelagie Islands - Management Body Municipality of Lampedusa and Linosa (IT), Consortium of Management of Portofino MPA (IT), OFFICE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT DE LA CORSE (FR), National Parc of Port-Cros (FR)
Description

Sea temperature increase and changes in salinity and circulation, for instance, are causing changes in native species distribution, spread of alien species, mass mortalities of macrobenthic communities and jellyfish population blooms.
These changes don’t only cause impacts on marine biodiversity, but human activities as well - for example, the tourism and fishing sectors are being increasingly affected by it.
MPAs play an important role in climate change mitigation and adaptation, as they represent areas of reduced human pressure and concentrated conservation efforts.
If well-managed, they can contribute to build resilience for both coastal communities and marine biodiversity.
The MPA-Adapt project was developed to tackle those challenges through a multi-level approach.
Five marine protected areas from three Mediterranean countries were chosen to act as pilot sites for the development of climate change adaptation action plans and their integration into existing management frameworks.
In order to achieve this, they will undergo capacity building and one-on-one consultations with experts throughout the duration of the project.
Based on their experiences and other available data, the project will deliver a strategy for climate change adaptation in MPAs of the Mediterranean, which should lead other MPAs through the same process and facilitate the development of basin-wide application of adaptive management standards for dealing with climate change related issues.
An important component of the project will be the communication aspect, both on local level through awareness raising activities in pilot MPAs, and on basin level, through active dissemination of results and the presentation of the ground breaking methodology developed in the project.

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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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Erasmus+ Sport
WSLALOM - BOOSTING SOCIAL INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH MOTOR DISABILITIES THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF WHEELCHAIR SLALOM
01-2018 a 12-2019
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 229635 EUR
Project leader
FEDERACIO ESPORTIVA CATALANA PARALITICS CEREBRALS (ES)
Project partners
PCAND - PARALISIA CEREBRAL - ASSOCIACAO NACIONAL DE DESPORTO (PT) , PARA-SPORT AUSTRIA - OSTERREICHISCHER BEHINDERTENSPORTVERBAND (AT) , ISTITUTO PER LA RICERCA SOCIALE SCARL (IT) , HRVATSKI PARAOLIMPIJSKI ODBOR (HR)
Description

The overall objective of W-Slalom is to increase the social inclusion of children with motor disabilities, age 6 to 18, by promoting the Wheelchair Slalom sport as a way of enhancing their physical abilities and psychological benefits. W-Slalom contributes to the objective of this call as it seeks to use sports in tackling the problem of social integration of children and adolescents with motor disabilities, by raising their awareness and that of other relevant stakeholders (sporting bodies, families, physical education teachers, psychologists, physiotherapists) about Wheelchair Slalom.
Slalom is designed to create artificial problems: turns, changes of direction, ramps etc., which require speed, coordination and technique to finish the set course as quickly as possible and with as few mistakes as possible.
Slalom is open to both manual and electric wheelchair users, it develops their physical potential and improves the use of their means of transport: the wheelchair.
Both users of manual and motor wheelchairs can practice it and the reported benefits are numerous, from improvement on their overall physical abilities, mental state and social relations to improvement in moving around and managing their wheelchairs in every-day situations.
The specific objectives of the proposed project are:
1. To develop a training and awareness raising programme to promote Wheelchair Slalom among sporting bodies and other relevant stakeholders working with the target group;
2. Piloting Wheelchair Slalom sport in schools and sport organisations in Spain, Austria, Croatia and Portugal.
3. To increase the evidence-base on how the practice of Wheelchair Slalom contributes to social inclusion of children and adolescents with motor disabilities;
The partnership is composed of 5 organizations covering Austria, Croatia, Italy, Portugal and Spain

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Erasmus+ sport
HANDBALL FOR DUAL CAREERS (H4DC)
01-2017 a 06-2019
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 362.183 EUR
Project leader
CLUB BALONMANO GRANOLLERS
Project partners
FEDERATION OF THE EUROPEAN SPORTING GOODS INDUSTRY (BE) , IK SAVEHOF (SE) , FENIX TOULOUSE HANDBALL (FR) , EUROPAISCHE HANDBALL FODERATION (AT) , STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN AMSTERDAM (NL)
Description

Handball 4 Dual Careers (H4DC) aims at setting-up a comprehensive support service for the development of handball players’ dual careers through a collaborative approach between sporting bodies (clubs and federations), educational organisations and private sector representatives.
This initiative will target handball players from three different European Clubs (BM Granollers, Spain; Club Fenix Toulouse, France and IK Sävehof, Sweden) ranging from 12 years old to university students, including professional players.
Hence, H4DC follows a holistic approach to cover two main pillars of the Dual Careers concept, as stated in the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers :
i) ensuring players’ engagement in the educational system (including vocational training)
ii) fostering their employability potential.
H4DC specific objectives are:
1. conceive a club-based DC Support Service (DCSS), encompassing awareness raising, training and individual guidance;
2. test, monitor and evaluate the methodology with 120 players through pilot actions;
3. draw conclusions from the pilot actions and draft a Policy Recommendation Report, transferable to any handball or other interested sport club or sport organisation (Transferability Plan);
Besides the 3 clubs, the partnership is complemented by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, academic partner in charge of conceiving the DCSS methodology and evaluate it, as well as by the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), which will facilitate the connection of the handball clubs with private companies from the sports industry, aiming at increasing the employability of players.

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Erasmus+ Sport
INNOVATIVE CLUBS FOR DUAL CAREERS (IC/DC)
01-2016 a 03-2020
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 402407,63 EUR
Project leader
CLUB NATACIO BANYOLES
Project partners
ISTITUTO PER LA RICERCA SOCIALE SCARL (IT) , PERPIGNAN AVIRON 66 (FR) , STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN AMSTERDAM (NL) , VELASKI KLUB BLED (SI)
Description

The objective of this project is to develop an innovative club-based pilot programme to support Dual Careers that facilitates an optimal combination of high-quality training and education to young athletes practicing water sports, namely canoeing, rowing and swimming.
The Programme will target athletes between 14 and 21 years old, a critical age in which athletic, academic, psycho-social and professional transitions take place.
In total, 100 athletes coming from the three partnering clubs will directly be involved in the testing of the pilot programme.
Athletes will be supported by different experts coordinated by the Dual Career Case Manager (DCCM) as a key figure to integrate medical, psychological, educational and other support services that will be provided by clubs (further information about this profile is available below in this section).
The main aim is to combine a successful educational and sporting career of athletes by bringing them the right supporting services from their own clubs, and hence contributing that at a later stage of life they keep a balance between sports training and employment.
The project directly contributes to the EU Dual Careers strategy, by designing pilot initiatives, testing them, gathering lessons learned and finally disseminating them to the most relevant European audience. Actions proposed are deeply inspired and aligned with the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers.

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Erasmus+ Sport
TASEM - Training Athletes for Sports Events Management
01-2016 a 12-2017
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 416.415 EUR
Project leader
INSTITUT NACIONAL D'EDUCACIO FISICADE CATALUNYA (ES)
Project partners
UNIVERSITE DE POITIERS (FR) , FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE BADMINTON (ES) , COMITATO OLIMPICO NAZIONALE ITALIANO (IT) , BADMINTON SAVEZ SRBIJE (RS) , KYPRIAKI OMOSPONDIA BADMINTON KOM (CY) , UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FOGGIA (IT) , FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE TRIATLON (ES) , UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA (ES) , ELLINIKI OMOSPONDIA TRIATHLOU (EL) , ICSS INSIGHT (UK) , COMITE OLIMPICO DE PORTUGAL (PT) , AJUNTAMENT DE TARRAGONA (ES) , MALTA TRIATHLON FEDERATION (MT)
Description

The main objective of TASEM (Training Athletes for Sports Events Management) project is to promote and support dual careers for athletes by setting up a transnational network of stakeholders that will develop a platform for the training of athletes in the management and organization of sport events, hence contributing to their employability.
Through the collaboration of a transnational partnership comprised of 15 partners covering 9 countries, the project will conceive and develop a Dual Career Training Programme In Sports Events Management (TPISEM), delivered by the academic organizations integrated in the consortium and targeting 30 athletes and 15 coaches affiliated to the Olympic Committees and National Federations involved.
Thus, the partnership brings together a range of key stakeholders jointly working for the strategic development of new educational and training opportunities for athletes in the field of sport management, notably around sports events, which will also benefit from the programme and develop a greater social legacy.
The project will focus on the euro-mediterrenean region, making the most of the Mediterranean Games to be hold in the city of Tarragona in 2017 (running from 30th June to 9th July 2017).

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Interreg MED Transnational Cooperation Projects
ALTER ECO - Alternative tourist strategies to enhance the local sustainable development of tourism by promoting Mediterranean Identity
11-2016 a 04-2019
Sustainable Tourism
EU GRANT: 2,293.630 EUR
Project leader
Valencian Institute of Building – IVE (Spain)
Project partners
Málaga City Council (Spain), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – AUTH (Greece), South Aegean Region (Greece), Municipality of Genoa (Italy), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – UNIVE (Italy), Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands – OTIE (Italy), City of Dubrovnik (Croatia), Larnaca-Famagusta Districts Development Agency – ANETEL (Cyprus), The European City of Culture, Tourism and Development (France)
Description

The Mediterranean is under threat due to the inappropriate practice and development associated with mass tourism.
 
As a consequence areas of high tourist attraction in coastal cities are reaching their limit on carrying capacity, with a direct impact not only on the urban environment but on key elements that define MED Culture.In this context, ALTER ECO enhances the local sustainable development of tourism by promoting Mediterranean Identity through the implementation of alternative tourist strategies in 6 pilots co-designed and implemented by public and private stakeholders.
 
The project provides the opportunity of testing, in representative MED cities, used as LIVING LAB, existing methodologies and tools arisen in previous high impact projects in the field of sustainable tourism or proposed by key stakeholders, with the aim of reaching holistic and realistic tourist strategies at local and regional level that allow transferability in the MED territory.
Project results will support policy makers to make more informed and integrated decisions for the governance and management of tourism in the Mediterranean and at the same time will enhance the coordination of actions between public and private stakeholders towards the implementation of the raised strategies in order to create new business opportunities.
 
ALTER ECO will contribute to improve knowledge and decision making capacities, including a better use of observation, monitoring and planning in the field of sustainable tourism.

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Erasmus+ Sport
ETHICS4SPORTS
01-2016 a 12-2018
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 396.952 EUR EUR
Project leader
AYUNTAMIENTO DE SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES
Project partners
ERSTE ROLLHOCKEY GEMEINSCHAFT ISERLOHN EV (DE) , UNIVERSITE RENNES II (FR) , UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (UK) , AFC BARWELL (UK) , ASSOCIACIO SANTCUGATCREIX (ES) , A.S.D. SCUOLA DI PALLAVOLO ANDERLINI (IT)
Description

The sport community faces several risks that threaten its integrity.
To face them, a collaborative partnership of 7 EU public and private organisations, following a participatory approach involving all concerned stakeholders, proposes a specific response: the Ethics4Sports (E4S) project.
The partnership covers Spain, Italy, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
The main objective of E4S is to develop innovative mechanisms to promote ethics in grassroots sports and ensure its effective enforcement, by enhancing the capacities and skills of sporting bodies and allowing them to give more efficient responses to risks threatening the integrity of sport.In order to achieve the general objective of the project, PPs will pursue the fulfilment of the following specific objectives:

  1. develop and/or improve new Codes of Ethics for sporting bodies to spread ethical values in sport, following an inclusive and cross-cutting approach;
  2. develop a set of verifiable indicators to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of the Codes of Ethics’ enforcement;
  3. effectively enforce the Codes of Ethics developed and make the most of new technologies (through the so-called “Ethics App”) to fulfil this aim, by conducting pilot tests;
  4. test, monitor and evaluate the enforcement of the Code of Ethics, hence gathering lessons learned for replicability around Europe;
  5. set-up a public-private network of institutions aiming to cooperate in the field of ethics in sport and identifying new members to be engaged in the future and enrich the alliances

 

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Erasmus+ Sport
Green Play
01-2017 a 12-2018
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 320 299,88 EUR
Project leader
CONSELL ESPORTIU DEL BAIX LLOBREGAT
Project partners
ISTITUTO PER LA RICERCA SOCIALE SCARL (IT) , FUNDACAO SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL (PT) , HAMEEN LIIKUNTA JA URHEILU RY (FI) , SPORT ET CITOYENNETE 3S (FR) , ASSOCIAZIONE SPORTIVA DILETTANTISTICA S.S. LAZIO BASKET (IT)
Description

The overall objective of the proposed project is to encourage positive educational values in team & individual grassroots sports among children and youth.
The specific objectives of the proposed project are:

  1. Creation of a integrated methodology enforcing positive values in individual sports, based on the pre-existing Green Play methodology for team sports;
  2. Implementation of Green Play methodology for Team and Individual Sports through pilot tests involving schoolchildren from 5 to 18 years old, featuring the use of new technologies;
  3. Monitoring and assessment of behavioural changes in the target groups and gathering of lessons learned for replicating in other parts of Europe;
  4. Identification and networking with organisations working in the promotion of positive educational values in sport and through the practice of sport; The proposed project seeks to fight all forms of intolerance, discrimination and violence by promoting positive educational values in sports and through sports. Green Play is an alternative and innovative methodology implemented by Baix-Llobregat Sports Council based in Catalonia, Spain, since 2013 and represents a radical departure from the current model of scoring system in school sport competitions.
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