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EMERGREEN  =  Emerging technologies for greener communities
Digital technologies and user participative development models at the service of greener and sustainable communities

Project Status:
Live Project
Project Leader:
Funding Programme:
Northern Periphery and Artic Programme 2014-2020
Project Budget:
€1,592,723
Start Date:
Oct, 2018
Finish Date:
Sep, 2021
Project Website:
The aim of the project is to:

Greener communities in remote areas by bringing new innovative models for participative, user-centred, quality and sustainable public services.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Introduce new emerging technologies that assist the provision of public services aimed to foster greener communities.
  • Find new sustainable business models for services provision based on new emerging technologies and shared solutions.
  • Serve as demonstrators for future adoption by other regions or service areas.
RegionOrganisation / Role
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom
Derry City & Strabane District Council
Project Partner
Donegal
Ireland
Donegal County Council
Project Partner
Donegal
Ireland
ERNACT
Project Co-ordinator
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Umhvørvisstovan (Environment Agency)
Project Partner
Galway County
Ireland
National University of Ireland, Galway
Project Partner
Helsinki
Finland
University of Helsinki
Project Partner
Västernorrlands
Sweden
ALAV
Project Partner

Results coming from previous experiencesdemonstrate that approaches where the community is a key participant, are avery effective way of delivering more effective public services that respond toreal demands. Nevertheless, additional factors should be considered to addressthe challenges faced by the NPA regions. Among them we identify:

1) Need of establishing a widerrange of user-friendly channels for the community to access and participate inthe co-production process. There’s not one solution that fits everybody.

2) Exploration of new modelsbased on cooperation and open shared solutions to ensure quality andsustainable services.

3) Opportunity to introduce newemerging technologies assisting the public services provision and test theirimpact and viability within this changing landscape.

 EMERGREEN addresses thesechallenges by bringing new innovative models for participative, user-centred,quality and sustainable public services aiming greener communities in remoteareas.

 A common approach involving therelevant stakeholders will be followed by the partnership to test differentemerging technologies in the provision of green growth type of public servicesin the 5 participating regions including marine litter and zero waste circularmanagement, green growth advisory services, intelligent green participation andreal time visualization of climate data.

In doing so, a transnationalplatform making the services accessible on a transboundary basis will be set upwith the vision to be expanded and host other technology-led public servicesfrom other NPA regions and service areas.






CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Banat
Serbia
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom