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EMERGREEN  =  Emerging technologies for greener 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
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland
Project Partner

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

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

2) Exploration of new models based on cooperation and open shared solutions to ensure quality and sustainable services.

3) Opportunity to introduce new emerging technologies assisting the public services provision and test their impact and viability within this changing landscape.

 EMERGREEN addresses these challenges by bringing new innovative models for participative, user-centred, quality and sustainable public services aiming greener communities in remote areas.

 A common approach involving the relevant stakeholders will be followed by the partnership to test different emerging technologies in the provision of green growth type of public services in the 5 participating regions including marine litter and zero waste circular management, green growth advisory services, intelligent green participation and real time visualization of climate data.

In doing so, a transnational platform making the services accessible on a transboundary basis will be set up with the vision to be expanded and host other technology-led public services from 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