A 7-year long project to tackle green living areas from a holistic approach 

  • Smart energy management

The necessary changes and inevitable challenges of the mitigation of climate change and the adaptation to its effects, especially in the Mediterranean context, require us to modify the prevailing anthropogenic model, challenging us to decarbonize the economy in all its sectors in a homogenous, efficient and fair manner.

In this context, the EUCLID (Euro-med working Community for green Living areas’ Institutional Dialogue) project was born to focus on a holistic approach to “green living areas”, notably the promotion of energy efficiency, renewable and citizen energy communities, the support of sustainable urban transports, the improvement of waste and water management and the development of urban and peri-urban agriculture.

The project aims to implement an innovative support mechanism for key Euro-Mediterranean stakeholders (local/national authorities, European institutions, associations, networks, cooperation programmes, macroregional strategies), to actively participate in a Euro-med working Community for green Living areas’ Institutional Dialogue to reinforce cooperation in the Mediterranean area by improving and transferring public initiatives and policies. The goal is to have at least 170 entities engaged in this Association before the project’s end, to ensure its durability.

The activities of this 7-year project will form an arborescence, gradually increasing the number of actors involved and broadening the scope of the actions, by implementing a sustainable Euro-Mediterranean Green Living Areas’ Institutional Dialogue Association with mature results in line with the 2030 targets.

The project has a total budget of 4M€ and will run for almost 7 years. The consortium is formed by 9 European partners including Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis / Euromed Cities Network (France) (leader), IREC (Spain), University of Patras (Greece), Polis Network (Belgium), North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (Croatia), Regional Agency for Infrastructure Development, Building Renovation and Energy of Liguria (Italy), Larnaca and Famagusta Districts Development Agency (Cyprus), Lisboa E-Nova – Energy and Environment Agency of Lisbon (Portugal) and Albanian Agency for Energy Efficiency (Albania).

IREC, WP leader, will hold an important role in EUCLID, notably by supporting the mainstreaming of the parallel on-going initiatives and outcomes and connecting the target stakeholders to share initiatives and promote specific strategies and policies to implement and monitor green living areas. IREC will also coordinate all the arborescence activities, the internal /external communication and the coordination with TCP and JS. These activities are led by Jordi Pascual from the Thermal Energy and Building Performance group at IREC.

This project is co-funded by the European Union and has received the UfM label.