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"It's not the destination that matters.
It's the change
of scene."


- Brian Eno -

DivAirCity is a project that “recognizes, accepts and celebrates differences” in cities and turns them into a true value to address the emergency of air pollution and climate change.

DivAirCity shifts the urban paradigm by valuing human diversity as a resource to define new services/models towards cultural-driven green cities.

The project focuses on the nexus between people, places, peace, economic growth, and its impact on air quality and decarbonisation.

The latest Covid 19 pandemic has stressed the relationship between air polluted urban areas and health/wellbeing. On top of this, it has demonstrated that a pandemic is not a social leveller but further emphasises the impact of social inequalities in cities. The paradigm between air pollution, diversity, social inequalities and cities is a challenge that needs immediate action.

DivAirCity is a 4 year project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 (H2020) – R&I programme, which pursues the Sustainable Development Goals, values diversity and social inclusion to achieve innovative, creative, culture-driven, green and carbon neutral urban society.

DivAirCity addresses the equation of social inequality, health conditions and air pollution in cities. It involves 26 EU organisations and 68 international external stakeholders, and creates replicable pilots starting from 5 EU cities: Aarhus (DK), Bucharest (RO), Castellon (ES), Orvieto (IT), Potsdam (D).

www.divaircity.eu

DivAirCity

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Genera is a project which assists public authorities in transforming the energy context of the European regions, in order to facilitate a rapid transition to a decarbonised and sustainable economy. 

Genera has 2 main goals: first to establish a framework of energy transition measures for the implementation of the energy transition agendas in tourist islands municipalities, while assisting them along the whole path from the agenda creation, to implementation measures and promoting its citizen engagement, in accordance with the EU Island Clean Energy Transition Agendas and the Covenant of Mayors. Secondly, to promote the implementation of energy monitoring measures to quantify the evolution process.

Its concept is grounded on 4 principles: 

1) create an ecosystem including all energy transition actors to design and implement the energy roadmaps at the local level to achieve EU island energy transition roadmaps, plans and SECAPs, aiming at the definition of a replicability methodology and sustainability guidelines;

2) provide ET actors with novel, valuable and common multi-criteria energy monitoring tools, tailored to the needs of the islands, to facilitate decision making and drive the sustainable energy transition leveraging on existing initiatives;

3) provide efficient and effective large-scale capacity building programmes adapted to each actor's requirements;

4) involve local societies, permanent and seasonal inhabitants, and tourists through both a digital social platform and physical events with the aim of creating a new generation of energy-sensitive citizens that are part of the energy transition mission. 

Genera

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Genera
 

Genera is a project which assists public authorities in transforming the energy context of the European regions, in order to facilitate a rapid transition to a decarbonised and sustainable economy. 

Genera has 2 main goals: first to establish a framework of energy transition measures for the implementation of the energy transition agendas in tourist islands municipalities, while assisting them along the whole path from the agenda creation, to implementation measures and promoting its citizen engagement, in accordance with the EU Island Clean Energy Transition Agendas and the Covenant of Mayors. Secondly, to promote the implementation of energy monitoring measures to quantify the evolution process.

Its concept is grounded on 4 principles: 

1) create an ecosystem including all energy transition actors to design and implement the energy roadmaps at the local level to achieve EU island energy transition roadmaps, plans and SECAPs, aiming at the definition of a replicability methodology and sustainability guidelines;

2) provide ET actors with novel, valuable and common multi-criteria energy monitoring tools, tailored to the needs of the islands, to facilitate decision making and drive the sustainable energy transition leveraging on existing initiatives;

3) provide efficient and effective large-scale capacity building programmes adapted to each actor's requirements;

4) involve local societies, permanent and seasonal inhabitants, and tourists through both a digital social platform and physical events with the aim of creating a new generation of energy-sensitive citizens that are part of the energy transition mission. 

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USE Efficiency
 

USE Efficiency, funded by the Europen Commision under Intelligent Energy Europe, from 2009 to 2012, in a joint coordination role with the University of Tor Vergata.
The project was nominated in 2012 and 2013 among the top 5 EU projects for education during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

The goal of the USE Efficiency project was to create a common stream for energy efficiency systems in university buildings. The project involved 10 EU countries, including 9 universities and 4 market players.

Both universities and students were targeted as important role models for attaining energy-efficient solutions and energy-conscious behavior. Students were the project’s main actors, as they learned about energy efficiency by working and interacting with professors and energy experts.

Project outputs were:

1) collection and analysis of available EPA methodologies;

2) improved energy performance of university buildings;

3) student trainings for students;

4) active involvement in defining energy efficient measures for universities;

5) information and experience exchange among key actors and universities;

6) an increase in knowledge shared internationally energy efficiency for buildings.

USE EFFICIENCY IEE project was the project out of which the UniverCities Association was founded in 2012 (former and legal name of the association is USE EFFICIENCY ASSOCIATION).

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USE Efficiency Olympic 2012 Summer School

A project to turning students into tomorrow’s Built Environment practitioners and champions of energy efficiency.

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