Projects

ENEPLAN (ERASMUS+) The ENEPLAN project aims at creating interdisciplinary and ICT-based educational approaches in Higher Education on energy planning and RES development in Mediterranean areas. The project develops innovative tools for teaching and learning with the objective to increase the capacities of future professionals through the integration of different disciplines (spatial planning, environment, engineering, landscape) and fostering collaboration with research and business activities in the RES sector – thus keeping up with its rapid technological innovation. The project focuses on exchange good practices on sustainability in energy planning, and at the same time to train more qualified and employable professionals, able to deal with innovative RES-based solutions and with the complexity of their socioeconomic and environmental context. LOGO_small
Electra (Intelligent Energy Europe) The EleCTra project would like to test own innovative model, to give useful solutions to accessibility needs of citizens (house-work, house-school, house-keeping transfers,…) that cannot be fully solved by public transport local systems. For this reason, the project includes 3 pilot actions (WP5-Implementation), that will be realized in Genoa, Florence and Barcelona, with some similar characteristics and a high scooters use. The tested model by experimentation phase will be suitable to transfer to other countries and cities, that have different characteristics too. The pilot actions includes a supply of 90 electric scooters and full model start-up (signs, parking system, users services and facilities).
ERESPLAN (ERASMUS+) E-RESPLAN is an ERASMUS+ – Strategic Partnership for Higher Education project aiming at providing young professional and experts with innovative tools in order to reinforce their interdisciplinary skills in the field of energy planning, RES development and spatial planning. The objective of the project is to integrate skills and experiment new techniques of learning and teaching, through the use of Complex Maps, ICT and Cloud tools, in order to encourage free sharing of knowledge and to develop collaborative open training tools. Logo+header-01-01
SEOP (LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME) Energy is essential for Europe to function. But the days of cheap energy for Europe seem to be over. The challenges of climate change, increasing import dependence and higher energy prices are faced by all EU members. It is therefore important that European citizens understand the political, social and environmental implications of energy consumption and dedicate their efforts to consume energy more rationally.
MER (MED PROGRAMME) Marketing and governing innovative industrial Area – MER project through a “network of networks” shares experiences, ideas, opportunities, best practices and perspectives on energy, environmental issues and green marketing tools, to contribute to the improvement of competitiveness and attractiveness in the frame of sustainable growth according to the Europe 2020 Strategy.
CRIM-SAFRI (ITALIA-MALTA) CRIM-SAFRI’s general objective of the project idea is to create a research centre for environmental sustainability  and renewable energy sources for the Mediterranean, involving the territories of Sicily and Malta. The  Centre will support local authorities, consortia and networks of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the implementation of strategies for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) according  to COM (2008) 397 regarding Directive 2009/125/EC on energy-related products and the European climate change and energy policy (20-20-20 strategy).
4POWER (Interreg IV C) 4POWER (Policy and Public Private Partnerships for Offshore Wind EneRgy) focuses on the role of regions in relation to Offshore wind energy (OSW). While the technological advancement in OSW applications is considerable in industry, the uptake in terms of knowledge and effective policy in Europe’s regional and local governments is still patchy. 4POWER stimulates knowledge exchange between front-runner and lagging regions to create common understanding on current and future regional challenges in OSW development.
EcoRegions (Interreg IV C) The project will seek to facilitate the implementation of 11 cases of Good Practice leading to reduced environmental impact. The identified cases of Good Practice include sustainable energy (biomass, wind, biofuels, photovoltaic, geothermal energy); measurement and monitoring systems; optimization of industrial processes; low carbon vehicles; green chemistry; eco-housing; recycling and valorising wastes; storage of electric energy / batteries; valorisation of CO2.
GreenITNet (Interreg IV C) ICT can contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions in almost all sectors of society. It has been estimated that “smart” deployment of ICT can decrease the use of electricity by a factor 5 or more. GreenITNet will analyse policies and policy instruments to explore, develop and implement Green IT.
MedAlgae (ENPI CBCMED) The MedAlgae project is focused on the production of biodiesel from microalgae. It involves all stages of the production process including sampling of sea water or fresh water, selection of microalgae, characterization of species, cultivation of microalgae, harvesting, oil extraction and analysis of biodiesel properties.
ELIH-Med (MED Strategic) The ELIH-Med (Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Housing in the Mediterranean) project will work towards the identification of cost effective solutions and innovative public and private financing mechanisms backed with Structural Funds to foster energy efficiency investment in low income housings. The project results will lead to elaborate an operational plan of coordination of European financial instruments in the context of a Mediterranean macro-regional strategy 2014-2020.
Enerscapes (MED Programme) The Enerscapes (Territory, Landscapes and Renewal Energy) project is investigating the impacts that unregulated diffusion of renewable energy technologies could cause on Mediterranean landscapes. By connecting energy and territorial planning, partners will identify suitable strategies for considering ecological, landscape and heritage aspects while setting up RES promotion policies.
LiMIT4WeDA (MED Programme) The Limit4WeDa (Light Mobility and Information Technology for Weak Demand Areas) project is analysing the barriers to increased uptake of public transport and promoting the introduction and utilisation of a number of technologies and processes including integrated ticketing, multiform transport, carpooling, and innovative tariff systems.
MEDEEA (MED Programme) The European Energy Award (eea®) rewards cities and towns with a label for outstanding efforts in the governance of energy related fields (especially energy efficiency). Although more than 450 communities in 10 EU countries are successfully applying the eea®, very few regions have implemented it so far in the Mediterranean.  The MEDEEA (Mediterranean Implementation of EEA) project aims to promote the adoption of the eea® awards.
BUILD UP Skills Malta (IEE) The project aims to address the challenges faced by the construction industry in the achievement of EU’s 2020 energy policy objectives through the development of a roadmap to upgrade relevant skills for the building industry in Malta. The overall objective of the national roadmap is to embed training on intelligent energy solutions for buildings in the mainstream curricula and practice of building professionals, taking into account the expected contribution of the building sector to the national 2020 targets and the requirements for ‘nearly zero energy buildings’. A platform of relevant stakeholders in the field of VET and constructions will be closely involved in the mapping of the national status-quo, definition and endorsment of a roadmap ahead.

 

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