Active projects

S3UNICA - Smart Specialisation University Campus

Sector: environment/energy

Smart specialization strategies have been used to build more effective innovation policies and support interregional cooperation. The Smart Specialization University Campus project aims at emphasizing the role of Universities in regional innovation policies, by providing specialist research and technical expertise in the field of energy sustainable buildings and by offering campuses as an hands-on lab where to implement these innovative solutions. Universities involved in the project can contribute to regional knowledge exchange and its translation into innovative energy products, solutions and public/private services. The S3UNICA project is the natural follow up of the Pilot Project ”Smart Campus” selected by DG REGIO under the call for expression of interest for “Thematic Partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects”, within the S3 Partnership on “Sustainable Buildings”. The main goal of the project is to capitalize the experience of "Smart Campus" project to improve the energy efficiency of University Campus buildings and infrastructures, promoting the symbiosis with regional territory and the development of innovative solutions throughout the value chain associated to energy saving and smart grid developments: a common methodology will be defined, using the new Energy Performance of Buildings directive and its Smart Readiness Indicator. Being S3 an ex-ante conditionality to access Cohesion Policy funds, this project will contribute to the foreseen “entrepreneurial discovery” process to influence regional policy, starting from University achievements and involving all the quadruple helix actors: S3UNICA can count on the involvement S3P Partnership on Sustainable Buildings, which currently includes 45 public administrations and the participation of different stakeholders from the industrial sector and civil society.

GPP-Stream - Green Public Procurement and Sustainability Tools for Resource Efficiency Mainstreaming

Sector: environment/energy

Objectives The overall objective is to support the GPP-STREAM partners to transfer the lessons learnt to all implementation phases of the policy instruments addressed and to create a community of stakeholders that can mainstream GPP practices. The sub-objectives include: 1. Identify, collect and share best practices and support tools for the adoption of green public procurement oriented towards resource efficiency within the responsible bodies of the policy instruments; 2. Improve the integration of GPP objectives and actions within the funding programmes and sectoral / development plans 3. Improve the capacity of national, regional and local administrations to align their actions in order to enhance GPP implementation; 4. Improve the capacity of monitoring GPP implementation triggered by the implementation of specific policy instruments and plans; 5. Stimulate the adoption of green demand for goods and services along all phases of policy instruments’ implementation, including those that are affected but not directly managed by the authorities that developed the instruments. Technical assistance to the Lead partner “Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia” Project activities LEARNING ACTIVITIES: - A GPP learning methodology - One methodology for GPP-STREAM stakeholder identification and analysis - One matrix for the identification of GPP areas of intervention - at least 40 regional first stakeholder meetings followed by reports - 5 transnational learning events - GPP-STREAM best practices showcase with at least 50 case studies - One online GPP tender models toolkit for resource efficiency - Two online toolkits for GPP compliance for beneficiaries of EU funds, rural and urban development strategies - GPP monitoring guidelines - 13 webinars (EU and national) - 6 Policy briefs, at least 4 participations in policy learning platform’s event - At least 8 online peer review meetings realized among partners - 8 Action Plans for the introduction of GPP in EU funds / development strategies COMMUNICATION: - GPP-STREAM communication strategy - 5 national kick-off conferences - GPP-STREAM social media accounts - 10 Project dedicated webpages - One online campaign for the kick off of the project - 7 editions of GPP-STREAM newsletter in 6 languages - leaflet, posters printed in at least 2,000 national copies and 10 roll ups - one EU GPP-STREAM conference in Rome - at least 20 articles and 10 EU and national press releases within the online campaign - at least 20 online interviews with GPP-STREAM stakeholders - 8 Open Days events organized by the project partners - 8 press conferences dedicated to the launching of the Action Plans - 1 high level political event PROJECT MANAGEMENT: - Project executive planning - Quality management plan - Guidelines for the sustainable management of the project - 6 progress reports - Steering group meetings: 10 online and 6 face-to-face Results: - At least 80 staff members of the partners develop their GPP knowledge and skills - At least 300 national, regional and EU stakeholders are consistently involved in the development of the GPP-STREAM Action Plans - 8 national, regional and local policy instruments from 5 EU countries will integrate GPP approaches in their management, especially by providing GPP guidelines to the beneficiaries and setting up GPP monitoring systems - At least other 40 EU policy instruments managing authorities will be extensively informed about GPP-STREAM tool kits and at least 20 regional bodies are expected to undertake actions towards the improvement of their policy instruments thanks to the lessons learned in GPP-STREAM and to the approaches proposed by the project - Min. 1,000 people attend the project physical and online events (webinars) - At least 10,000 “followers” on GPP-STREAM social media accounts - 2,000 annual new visits on the project webpages - 100% efficient management of the project, including project expenditure

DIVA - Development of ecosystems and innovation value chains: supporting cross-border innovation through Creative Industries

Sector: cultural and creative industries

Objectives: The main objective of DIVA project is to link the creative and economic sectors in order to create an eco-system of innovation, which is able to afford international markets in the field of digital transformation using “Smart” technologies for the benefit of the community. DIVA will establish an international eco-system based on existing or new interdisciplinary innovative platforms, able to strengthen a system of collaborative initiatives in economic, art (art thinking), design (design thinking) and various social initiatives (participation design). Throughout analytical, mapping, modelling, education and test approach, DIVA will catalyse this innovation, production and end-user system, where networks will incorporate innovators into local economy in a way in which the transition from an idea to the final solution will be fast, sustainable in the long period and oriented to citizens and their needs. With the creation of international ecosystem, DIVA will increase the possibility of new opportunities for collaboration and development both of high-tech industries and of communities of operators and companies capable of facing the markets and consumers challenges. These ecosystems will have a guide-role into the preparation and response capacity of companies into traditional industrial sectors and into society’s ability to respond to the challenges of digital transformation and the circular economy. DEFINITION OF A CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION MODEL FOR CCI GROWTH a) Identification of creative networks, actors and stakeholders in the cross-border area and elaboration of the cross-border map of both actors and resources; b) User’s needs; c) Consolidation of the cross-border cooperation between actors and awareness-raising actions; d) Elaboration of the DIVA cooperation model; DEFINITION OF AN ART-CREATIVE BASED METHODOLOGY TO FACILITATE CROSS-BORDER INNOVATION OF COMPANIES 1. Development of tools to facilitate cross-fertilization between CCIs and "traditional" SMEs; 2. Capacity-building actions aimed at local operators to facilitate the meeting between CCIs and traditional SMEs; 3. Definition of local operators networks and raise awareness to cooperation between Networks users and preparation activities of pilot actions 4. Definition of HUBs to strengthen cooperation between CCIs and SMEs; 5. Identification and implementation of programs aimed at increasing the inclination to creativity and innovation for children, young people and citizens. CROSS-BORDER CALL 1. Cross-border preparatory activities aimed at defining and setting a call for public evidence (Call) for the selection of pilot actions; 2. Publication of the public tender to select projects where a traditional SME proposes the purchase of innovative tools and / or services provided by a pre-identified creative cultural company; 3. Implementation of pilot projects. 4. Dissemination of pilot project results in the cooperation area in order to enhance culture and creativity impact and the cooperation model.

SACHE - Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship

Sector: culture, cultural and creative industries

The SACHE project will develop and deliver integrated local development strategies based on tools and approaches that accelerate creative entrepreneurship within and around cultural heritage. The project will expand and strengthen the role of cultural heritage sites, symbols and values by transforming them into “Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship” (SACHE) based on a newly developed central European model. Museums, galleries, theatres and festivals will be conceived not only as sites of education or entertainment but also as accelerators, i.e. cultural engines that mobilise and nurture the energies of small creative businesses. This will expand access to cultural heritage as well as the production of value enhancing services, the development of innovative clustering of CCIs around each SACHE. It will also help to foster cross-sectoral cooperation with other industrial and service sectors especially in digital technologies. OBJECTIVE The main objective of SACHE is to develop and deliver integrated local development strategies based on tools and approaches that would accelerate creative entrepreneurship within and around cultural heritage making central European cities and regions better places to live and work. In order to do so, the project will develop a central European model to increase the capacities of public and private actors to promote the sustainable use of material and immaterial CH based on uses and re-uses of smart, innovative technologies in cooperation with different creative sectors. The project will expand and strengthen the role of CH sites, symbols and values by transforming them into SACHE: “Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship”. A common model, a transferable methodology and toolsets will generate SACHE for the design and implementation of regional/local hubs, new flexible outputs of social innovation equipped with the capability of assisting CCIs in sourcing and engineering innovative ideas. The development and implementation of strategies and policies for valorising CH and exploiting potentials of CCIs will trigger economic opportunities and employment at regional level. Transnational cooperation will help improving capacities of the public and private sector dealing with the protection and sustainable use of CH and resources by supporting integrated approaches. This will allow coordinated preservation and management of CH resources and sustainable growth. ACTIVITIES • Mapping and triggering cultural and creative environment able to promote entrepreneurship and growth. • Value services to promote the Smart Accelerators of Creative Entrepreneurship • Setting-up of “atmospheres” to promote cultural and creative entrepreneurship • Sustainabile value-chains, transferring and follow-up activities

PRIMIS - Multicultural Journey between Italy and Slovenia through the Minority Prism

Sector: culture

SECAP - SECAP - Support to Energy and Climate Adaptation policies

Sector: environment/energy

SECAP is a strategic project for the cross-border area Italy and Slovenia, because it was born to jointly address the issue of climate change in place, in order to find unified and shared solutions to mitigate the effects and reduce the vulnerability of the territories. In fact, the project wants to create a strategy for low carbon emissions, with the identification of specific policies and measures to protect the climate, which are in contrast with the changes induced by human activities and the effect of greenhouse gases, and that they adopt instead adaptation and mitigation measures for climate change. Precisely because of its specificity, SECAP wants to support the transaction towards a low carbon economy (OT4), realizing concrete actions to support the implementation of territorial policies on energy efficiency and the fight against air pollution, both at regional level ( of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto), which national (Republic of Slovenia). The project is also considered strategic because it wants to produce a substantial change in the energy planning of the cross-border area (unit strategy), to the advantage of a better awareness of the territories of the need to direct their guidelines and investments towards renewable energy, as well as to improve the ability of public administrations and municipalities to adopt and develop shared SECAPs, in their structure, between cross-border territories. The strategic dimension of SECAP, based on the results of all the project activities, is also guaranteed by the elaboration of guidelines for the Municipalities that want to improve their energy planning.

WALKofPEACE - Lo sviluppo sostenibile del patrimonio della prima guerra mondiale tra le Alpi e l'Adriatico

Sector: culture

Obiettivi La particolarità dell’area di programma è la presenza del patrimonio della PGM di straordinario significativo storico, talvolta mal conservato, con un potenziale non sfruttato nell’ambito dello sviluppo del turismo. Il progetto contribuirà a trasformare la situazione attuale mediante attività transfrontaliere condivise mirate alla conservazione a lungo termine del patrimonio PGM e all’accrescere il suo utilizzo nell’ottica dello sviluppo del turismo culturale sostenibile. Saranno svolti studi, allestite mostre, vi saranno eventi culturali e commemorativi per rafforzare la conoscenza generale e la consapevolezza del patrimonio PGM. Si terranno attività di formazione mirata e networking per operatori turistici, organizzazioni e altre parti interessate, volte a incoraggiare lo sviluppo della nuova offerta turistica. Per rafforzare la promozione e la commercializzazione congiunte del patrimonio della PGM sarà introdotto un marchio principale del Sentiero della Pace con linee guida di marketing, un sito web e altro materiale divulgativo. Saranno aggiornati e organizzati nuovi percorsi tematici, info point e centri con presentazioni interattive e innovative del patrimonio. Gli investimenti su piccola scala saranno finalizzati a preservare il patrimonio di straordinario valore della PGM. I sotto-obiettivi includono: 1. Rafforzare la conoscenza e la consapevolezza di un patrimonio comune della prima guerra mondiale nell’AP con la preparazione e l’organizzazione di programmi di formazione e ricerca transfrontalieri; 2. Incentivare lo sviluppo del turismo culturale sostenibile con la creazione di una destinazione e del brand Sentiero della pace e la realizzazione di strumenti per una promozione dei prodotti turistici; 3. Creazione di una rete di sentieri storici e info-point nell’ambito del brand Sentiero della pace con il restauro e la sistemazione dei sentieri, degli info- point e dei monumenti di particolare rilevanza storica. Attività del progetto ATTIVITA’ DI GESTIONE PROGETTUALE Coordinamento delle attività e gestione amministrativa-finanziaria del progetto COMUNICAZIONE IMPLEMENTAZIONE DATI GENERALI In questo WP sono previste iniziative mirate allo studio di tematiche storiche, alla didattica nonché alla formazione dedicata agli operatori del settore; si svolgeranno inoltre azioni di valorizzazione attraverso eventi e manifestazioni culturali, tali da promuovere il più ampio coinvolgimento del pubblico. Saranno complessivamente realizzati: raccolte di dati e documenti, pubblicazioni, anche digitali, mostre con relativi cataloghi, conferenze, seminari e percorsi formativi su vari livelli, laboratori didattici, visite guidate e viaggi di studio, eventi pubblici, performance, manifestazioni culturali. INVESTIMENTI Il WP include investimenti minori e azioni pilota per conservare, potenziare e sistemare il patrimonio della prima guerra mondiale (PGM), il che contribuirà a creare una rete di sentieri storici, di punti di informazioni e centri nell'ambito del marchio “Il sentiero di pace”. Risultati - studi sul patrimonio transfrontaliero della PGM e presentazione dei risultati selezionati; - formazione e networking mirati a promuovere la valorizzazione turistica del patrimonio PGM, per fornitori di servizi turistici, organizzazioni e altre parti interessate; - nuove mostre sul patrimonio della PGM, eventi culturali e commemorativi tematici e conferenze; il nuovo marchio principale del Sentiero della Pace fra le Alpi e l'Adriatico, con il “brandbook” e le linee guida di marketing congiunto del patrimonio della PGM; - linee guida di gestione per il percorso Plezzo (Bovec) - Trieste; - iniziative per lo sviluppo di nuovi servizi e offerte turistiche; - sito web comune del Sentiero della Pace e materiale di promozione del patrimonio della PGM; percorsi tematici e punti informativi rinnovati, riorganizzati e segnalati; - centri di informazione aggiornati e nuovi con ICT all'avanguardia e presentazioni multimediali del patrimonio PGM; ristrutturazione di monumenti, musei e altre strutture riferite al patrimonio di straordinario significato della PGM nell'area di programma.

RESPONSe - RESPONSe – Strategies to adapt to climate change in Adriatic regions

Sector: environment/energy, capacity building

The project aims at empowering local policy-makers to enable climate-smart governance approaches and promote sustainable living in Adriatic marine and coastal areas. ADAPT will provide the tools to foster effective policy-making on climate adaptation at local level and support strategic decision-making on how best to address the effects of climate change on the coastal areas of the Adriatic basin. Building on the development of tailored climate services tackling vulnerabilities of the Adriatic region, ADAPT will promote the engagement of local policy-makers and help mainstreaming adaptation planning into policy frameworks. This approach will increase the adaptation capacity of the programme area and establish a common ground to lay the basis for an environment that furthers the protection of population wellbeing.

UnderwaterMuse - Immersive Underwater Museum Experience for a wider inclusion - UnderwaterMuse

Sector: tourism, culture

The project aims to propose the cultural improvement as a strong point towards the local development; such development would mainly be directed to the economic upgrading of the affected areas. The project aims at applying on sample areas (maritime landscapes of Torre Santa Sabina, Grado, Resnik/Siculi, Caorle) a methodological and technological protocol based on research/ knowledge and development/communication of an underwater archeological site that is complex and multi-stratified, characterized by strong diversity. The project’s objective is therefore to transform the site into an underwater archaeological park (or eco-museum) through innovative and/or experimental methodologies and techniques in order to try to reduce the loss of important cultural heritages as well as to guarantee an economic spin-off deriving directly from the creation of a sector linked to the tourist-cultural promotion of the context of reference. UnderwaterMuse targets local communities as long-term keepers of vitality at tourist destinations, promote co-creative partnerships among tourism and cultural actors, public decision makers, creative companies, associations of citizens, facilitating exchange of information. An immersive VR approach renders underwater sites accessible to a wider public, including people with different kinds of disabilities. Building capacity for professionals already working in this field will help them adapt to a “museum for all” concept, in spite of limited organizational or financial resources. Training diving guides will improve the immersive experience of underwater sites. Regional action plans will enhance environmental management and preservation of coastal areas harbouring those sites. Based on the gained experience, an innovative promotional GIS tool, the ‘UnderwaterMuse MAP’ for promoting underwater sites with accessibility standards, will be developed. The ‘UnderwaterMuse MAP’ will be promoted at transnational, national and local level, in the Adriatic and beyond, thus guaranteeing its sustainability and transferability during and after its implementation.

PEPSEA - PEPSEA - Protecting the enclosed parts of the sea in the Adriatic from pollution

Sector: environment/energy

PEPSEA project aims at developing an adequate and prompt intervention system in case of incidental sea pollution in Adriatic enclosed parts of the sea. Project objectives are: to outline detailed contingency plans for sea pollution risk and incidents; to find proper solutions and equipment to intervene in the different phases; to organise training programme for response team and awareness raising campaigns for considerate use of the sea. Expected Results: • contingency plans for sea pollution risk and incidents; • Testing of proper technological tools and equipment to intervene in the different phases; • training programme for response team • awareness raising campaigns for considerate use of the sea.

GE 16 ENI EC 03 18 - Twinning project GE 16 ENI EC 03 18 “Establishing Efficient Protection and Control System of Geographical Indications (GIs) in Georgia”

Sector: agriculture/fishing, capacity building

Overall objective: The overall objective of the project is to support development of Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (GIs) system in Georgia through creation of effective supporting tools with the provisions of the European Union’s GIs protection system. The purpose of the project is to assist National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia - Sakpatenti, together with other relevant stakeholders, to create legal, administrative and institutional mechanisms to enhance the GI protection and control systems and strengthen capacity of the national institutions to implement and adopt the best European practices. Project activities: - Contribution to the revision of the Legal framework on protection and quality control system of GIs in compliance with the EU legislation; - Reinforcement of capacity of relevant state authorities and private sector (producers and/or producers’ associations) for enhancing and developing GI protection system; - Organization of the GI quality control system in line with EU regulations and EU best practices and strengthening of the current inspection and control system. Results: - IG protection and control system in place in compliance with EU regulations; - Legal amendments in the area of geographical indications developed and approved; - Administrative procedures of the National Center of Intellectual Property Sakpatenti and other interested insitutitions updated; - 4 new IGs created in different fields.

CRE:HUB - CRE:HUB – policies for cultural CREative industries: the HUB for innovative regional development

Sector: culture, Cluster, capacity building

CRE:HUB project aims to develop and refine instruments and policies in order to support at regional and European level the creation of new SMEs in the cultural and creative field, one of the most innovative business sector that can effectively increase regional competiveness and job creation capacity in the areas in which the CC enterprises are located. Through the collection, comparison and exchange of information and experience among partner countries, the project aims to achieve cross-border institutional agreements and develop common projects on specific issue relating to the creation and support of CC companies in the partner regions. CRE: HUB will produce SWOT analysis of the cultural and creative industries sector in the partner regions, will study and compare the main experiences in the project regions, draw up an operational roadmap, through study visits, workshops among regional stakeholders, field assessments and interregional events. It also will build a common system for monitoring and evaluation of regional policies and formulate an action plan for the adoption of new policies in support of this strategic sector.

SMATH - Smart atmospheres of social and financial innovation for innovative clustering of creative industries in MED area

Sector: culture, Cluster, capacity building

SMATH project aims to improve the quality and quantity of connections between the publicy oriented domain of culture and the business oriented domain of creativity. SMATH intends to generate and strengthen “Smart Atmospheres” able to support the start-up and the development of SMEs in the CC sector facilitating the access to “culture factories” and value enhancing services (private and public finance) and the development of innovative clustering on CCIs level and the setting-up of joint cooperation at PPPs among investors and public actors able to exploit their potential to support the growth in the MED Area.

CARE - A sustainable approach to Case&Care management in the crossborder region

Sector: HR and training development, health

Objectives: The aim of CaRe project is the development, regional piloting and evaluation of a superordinate cross-institutional CrM office, which serves as a regional contact point & counseling center for the system & care management of elderly people in need of care and their caring relatives. Project activities: - Horizontal coordination activities, kick offs, intermediate meetings and final conference; - Communication activities and dissemination of actions and projects results; - Modeling activities of the regional welfare network system, including analysis of the qualification of personnel and companies, and related assessment and analysis; - Piloting activities based on a model of Best Practice identified during the project; - Evaluation of piloting and development of a cross-border communication campaign for its transferability to other regions, as well as for sustainability activities. Results: - Development of care management (CrM) concerned with the system & care control, which coordinates and organizes across cases and institutions needs oriented support in social-and health care and demonstrates structural prerequisites for it. - Creation of an innovative CrM office that provides sustainable management & coordination of c are quality & cost-efficiency. This leads to a regional change in the program area. - - Add competences to the existing organizational forms of case management (CsM) in order to keep the balance between humanity and economics.

ITI GECT GO - Integrated Territorial Investment

Sector: regional socio-economic development, Structural Funds, health, tourism

The Italy – Slovenia Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 will apply the approach outlined in Art. 36 of the EU Reg. 1303/2013. ITI will constitute a significant implementation tool for the area comprised within the municipalities of Gorizia (IT), Nova Gorica and Šempeter-Vrtojba (SLO). ITI will be mono-fund but plury-axis since the strategic programming of the EGTC GO area needs interventions in different Thematic Objectives and Investment Priorities. The ITI will constitute the main instruments for the implementation of the territorial development strategy of the target area, taking into account its three main pillars: - capitalization of the experiences and outcomes of previous Italy – Slovenia programmes in order to ensure highest efficiency and effectiveness of public investments; - revitalization of the “border based” economy while supporting its reconversion by use of identified strengths and assets; - improvement of the quality of life of residents of the area by fostering the use of joint CB services. The ITI will be managed and implemented by the EGTC GO as intermediate body in line with the provisions of Art. 11 of ETC Regulation 1299/2013.

CAP752 - Capitolo 752 - Contribution to the Centre for Services and documentation for international economic cooperation - Informest for the development of activities in favor of activities in favor of the companies of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia to the purposes of internationalization to the countries of Eastern Europe

Sector: capacity building

Following the Guide Lines provided by the Regional Government of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, INFORMEST is engaged to support the same Region in the following areas: • Support to the organization of institutional missions and informative events and seminars; • Monitoring of the European Commission calls for proposal and regional support during the coherence evaluation of the regional, national, international, and EU level planning, also in the frame of the new 2014-2020 programming; • Information, support, analysis and technical assistance to the Central Directorate of culture, Sport, International and Communitarian Relations for the activities and the projects related to the Regional international relations; • Support to the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia for the implementation of the European Group of Territorial Cooperation – EGTC “Euregio without Borders”; • Monitoring and every kind of "Expo Live" web platform implementation, which include the International Desk activities, and the dissemination to the all centers of the entrepreneurial system of Triveneto, nationally and internationally that deal with the enterprises internationalization.


Sector: HR and training development, agriculture/fishing

Objectives: - Local sustainable economic development of the fishing sector; - Training and teaching activities for strengthening capacities and know-how of local technical experts and private actors of the fishing sector. Project activities: 1. Training in Italy of Libyan technical experts for evaluation of material and immaterial assets of the Libyan fishing sector; 2. Training in Italy of Libyan public authorities for labelling and certifications in the fishing sector; 3. Training in Italy of Libyan trainers for improvement of technical competences to be transferred to young fishermen trainees once back to Libya; 4. Purchase of training tools and equipment to allow the set-up of training labs for young fishermen in Libya. Results: - Improvement of know-how and capacities of technical experts and of private operators of the fishing sector; - Sustainable economic development.


Sector: HR and training development

Euradria 2019 is a set of actions aimed at promoting a fair, legal and profitable geographical mobility and the employment opportunities of the job market across the Euradria region. In line with the Eures Regulation 589/2016, art.27 - Support services in cross-border regions, the project aims to enhance and deepen the knowledge and the spreading of the labour market tools and their operability within the specific situation of frontier workers and of relevance for employers in the region. Moreover the action aims to valorize and spread the knowledge of the Eures network and tools, through the already established Eures Euradria networking and an e-learning based tool-WEBINARS, giving sustainability to the actions already accomplished in previous EaSI funded projects and reaching a wider audience through a physical and virtual one-stop-shop approach

CHIMERA - Cluster culturali e creativi innovativi nell'area MED

Sector: ICT and innovation, Cluster, cultural and creative industries

ChIMERA’s main objective is to improve innovation capacities of public and private actors of the cultural and creative industry (CCI) sector in participating regions and in MED area through strengthened transnational cooperation and connections among companies, research bodies, public authorities and civil society. Its purpose is pursued thanks to an integrated approach developed at both transnational level and regional level, in order to create and stimulate direct links and synergies in CCIs sector among enterprises, reaserch centres, Science&Tech parks, other operational bodies, public authorities and citizens, in particular promoting improvement (or creation) and internationalization of innovative CCIs cluster, investments, technology transfer, open innovation and cross sectoral innovation processes, regional and international networking. The Project’s strategy is very focused on internationalization, having, among its objectives to increase the capacities of companies to compete in the global market by developing their innovation potentials. The final goal of ChIMERA is to increase transnational activity of innovative clusters, the European territorial competitiveness and networks of key sectors of MED area. Objectives • To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area • To outline, test and implement efficient innovation ecosystems/clusters models in the CCI sector functional to RIS 3 and development strategies • To build up and consolidate a transnational network of innovative CCIs clusters and innovation ecosystems supporting innovation and internationalization in CCI sector Project activities • the capacity building for innovation key actors, cluster managers and enablers; • the development of: regional action plans to improve innovation system for CCIs sector, innovative clusters business plans, a transnational work-plan to coordinate supporting tools for innovative CCIs sector; • the testing phase and the implementation of initiatives and services to operationalize the transnational workplan, the action plans and the clusters business plans; • transferring of tested innovation model/approach to other MED regions Results • 10strategic action plans(SAPs) for efficient innovation ecosystems/clusters models, 10 clusters business plans, 20financial tools, 10living labs&innovaion projects, 12 services for internationalization/innovation,10transferability plans.SAPs and clusters business plans outline the clusters models in participating regions; these models are tested and implemented through pilots tools/labs at regional/transnational level; 1transnational operational plan;


Sector: environment/energy

The overall objective of the MAESTRALE project is to promote the development of blue energy in the Mediterranean area as a key sector for sustainable growth, by fostering the creation and the transnational networking of innovative clusters. The main output consists in the creation of Blue Energy Labs (BEL) in each participating region. BELs will involve local enterprises, public authorities, knowledge institutions and citizens and will operate to support future blue energy policies and concrete strategies for blue growth. Objectives • Improvement of knowledge and development of a common strategy at the MED level regarding Blue Energy potential and available technologies. • Reinforcement of networks across Europe, and specifically in the MED area. • Development of pilot Blue Energy projects as test-beds and concrete demonstration activities to support the implementation of innovative and profitable Blue Energy technologies in the MED area. Project activities • Survey of available technologies, existing laws/regulations, hindrances and potentials of maritime renewable energy sources in the MED areas targeted by the project. • Development of innovative clusters in the blue energy sector • Business services and transnational activities • Creation of the transnational network of Blue Energy Labs (BEL) as a cooperating tool and meeting platform for key actors involved in the Blue Energy Sector • Create of public-private partnerships and knowledge and innovation exchange in order to lay the basis for concrete initiatives of blue growth. Results • Knowledge frameworks on Blue Energy in the MED area • Blue Energy Labs as transnational network among key actors in Blue Energy • Participative planning processes of Blue Energy projects (20 at least) to be realised in MED

BLUE KEP - BLUE Knowledge Exchange Program and integration of education systems in the cross Project title border area

Sector: youth policies, HR and training development

Objectives • to encourage standardization of technical schools curricula & knowledge mobility to support innovation • to increase availability of trained professionals in targeted sector with mutually recognized skills • to improve CB cooperation among targeted blue economy systems, clusters &complementary specializations Project activities • Diffusion of BLUE KEP Call for schools • Organization of project events and capitalization of project results • Setting up a technical working group and technical school selection criteria • School accreditation and matching • Teacher training and exchange of experience • Setting student selection criteria • Common training modules and mutual recognition of credits • Mobility preparation • Organization of trainings for students in selected companies in ship and maritime sector • Student selection and mobility execution • Student final assessment Results • improved education (secondary school level) system in nautical/ship sector through a standardization of technical schools curricula between Italian and Croatian educational systems and a better integration with the productive sector • creation of an effective "region of knowledge" in the cross border area, fostering the circulation of young people and the availability of trained professionals with mutual recognized skills thanks to cooperation among quadruple helix representatives (policy makers, schools, young people and companies) of the maritime/ship sector • Project results represent pivotal mechanisms contributing to a better exploitation of the existing potential of the cross border maritime/ship sector in terms of innovation.

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