Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

All 315 outputs

Project:
Title:
Longlife 1 - Analysis and Comparison
Date:
Mar 2010
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Description:
Longlife 1 Report - Analysis and comparison – analyses differences and commonness’s and how a “housing project” functions. This initial comparative stage covers planning, building permit and tendering procedures, practices for developing and operating housing and construction technologies. The report reflects the currently most applicable features in Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. With this exercise Longlife has started to ensure that differences across the Baltic Sea Region will be minimised as regards environmentally-friendly constructions.
Project:
Title:
Guidelines for Innovative Use of EU Funds for Measures in the Housing Sector and Deprived Urban Areas
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The guideline provides a practical approach to available funding options on both national and EU level. Furthermore, financing options and schemes identified and implemented by the project partners are presented. The innovative use of ERDF is explained by different available options, e.g. special grant schemes and loan programmes based on revolving funds. The guidelines can be used by local, regional or national actors when drawing up financing schemes for energy efficient housing refurbishment and/or the revitalisation of deprived urban neighbourhoods.
Project:
Title:
Holistic Strategies for Energy Efficient Refurbishment of the Housing Stock and Renewal of the Related Energy Supply System
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The manual presents an overview of various suitable and realistic approaches to implement energy and climate friendly measures to improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in the housing sector, embedded in the framework of an integrated energy efficiency concept for residential urban areas. It provides lessons learnt and recommendations aiming to give advice to practitioners on local level to choose appropriate solutions in the development of energy efficiency concepts, measures and supporting structures.
Project:
Title:
Policy Recommendations: Energy efficient urban areas and neighbourhoods – A contribution to liveable and competitive cities
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The paper presents five main recommendations, based on the experience of the Urb.Energy partners, to put municipalities in a good position to increase the energy efficiency of cities and their neighbourhoods and to develop an affordable and climate friendly energy supply in combination with the modernisation of city districts.
Project:
Title:
Integrated Urban Development Approach Targeting at Energy Efficient Residential Areas
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The output presents the results of the project related to the development of integrated urban development (IUD) approaches targeted at energy efficient residential areas. Strategic focus of the work is to enhance the application of the IUD approach being an important basis to upgrade and increase the energy performance of urban quarters in the BSR. The manual gives practical operational advice to local administrations on how to plan and implement such approaches successfully.
Project:
Title:
Longlife Institute e.V. (LLI)
Date:
Sep 2011
Description:
Longlife Institute e.V. was established in 2011 to continue the cooperation and is open for international membership. The purpose of the nonprofit association is to continue promoting the results from the Longlife Project and to promote scientific research in the range of sustainable and energy efficient buildings through implementation of research projects, Promoting multidisciplinary scientifically and practically the change of ideas and experiences through platforms of interchange.
Project:
Title:
Longlife 3 - Prototype Catalogue, Pilot Projects
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
Longlife Report 3 is the follow up of Longlife 1 and 2 Reports. It includes the development of the Longlife Prototype Catalogue, a selection of materials, elements and technologies, which fulfill Longlife standards and increase renewable energy consumption and reduce operational costs considering the life cycle of the building. On the basis of this catalogue, five national designs for the Longlife Pilot Projects were developed, residential buildings in Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Russia in consideration to sustainability, energy efficiency and resource saving.
Project:
Title:
Longlife Legal Requirements
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
Longlife Legal Requirements reports on the legal sustainability requirements and building permission procedures. It is a comparison of the legal framework in Germany, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania on the implementation of the EU directive for energy efficiency.
Project:
Title:
Longlife 2 - Development of standards, criteria and specifications
Date:
Dec 2010
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Description:
Longlife 2 Report - Development of standards, criteria and specifications - informs about the developed common benchmarks in Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Russia to develop sustainable, energy efficient buildings. These are requirements for planner, designer, institutions, and construction companies. Longlife Report 2 reports on sustainable building, engineering and technology standards, administrative, legal and tendering procedures, economical and financial models, assessment of sustainability, life cycle and operating costs. The Longlife 2 Report is the follow up of Longlife 1 Report.
Project:
Title:
Report: Innovative approaches to chemicals control of hazardous substances
Date:
Oct 2011
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Description:
The objective was by screening of waste waters to contribute to identify sources for the 11 hazardous substances prioritised in the Baltic Sea region. Screening introduced wide and new information on occurrence of this set of substances in wastewaters. A joint evaluation of ecotoxicity of wastewaters was also carried out and recommendations for Whole Effluent Assessment (WEA) approach with limit values for the region provided. An important aim was also to harmonise methodology serving quality requirements in water management.
Project:
Title:
Report: Major sources and flows of the Baltic Sea Action Plan hazardous substances
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
Substance flow analyses (SFA) were conducted in participating Baltic Sea countries and a wide compilation of information on sources and emissions for Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) hazardous substances was created. Use and emission patterns show regional differences as well as differences between the substance groups. Identification of the major sources and flows of the BSAP-substances has led to an increased awareness in the region, of the importance and complexity of source tracking. Also estimation of inputs to the Sea for a set of BSAP substances was carried out.
Project:
Title:
Guidance documents for 11 BSAP hazardous substances
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The project developed 11 guidance documents on measures to reduce cost-effectively emissions and discharges for substances and substance groups of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP). This information is useful for work with hazardous substances in water management, for authorities, water managers, enterprises. In many aspects regional or national work dealing with these demanding substances can benefit from project's outputs.
Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Toolkit
Date:
Nov 2011
Description:
The BalticClimate Toolkit supports the development of municipalities, regions and companies, and assists to increase their competitiveness in times of climate change. Policy makers, spatial planners and business people get enabled to deal with mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in a cooperative, integrated and sustainable way. The Toolkit compiles research results, newly developed methodology, exercises, good examples and video clips. The content is provided via a user-friendly website as stepwise approach and in 11 BSR languages plus English.
Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Report: Climate SWOT for Decision-Making in the Business Sector
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The report supports business people to increase the competitiveness of companies by dealing with climate change issues. The report presents 1) an easy to use strategic climate change SWOT analyses tool for decisions in the business sector, 2) business ideas and strategy options for SMEs in the BSR, and 3) exemplary climate SWOT analyses. Especially SMEs and entrepreneurs are enabled to consider climate impacts and their significance in all main life cycle stages of a product.
Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Report: Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment - Target Areas’ Experiences
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The report presents the experiences of a pilot assessment on climate change impacts and vulnerability. Policy makers and planners can see how a set of exercises was implemented in 7 BSR pilot regions to assess the vulnerability focusing on the sectors of agriculture, energy, housing or transport. The report includes overviews of both exercises and vulnerability assessments, as well as a synthesis summary and detailed descriptions of each pilot implementation.
Project:
Title:
Political Vision for the Baltic Sea - signed by the Baltic Master II Political Committee
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The Political Vision was produced during a broad cooperative process. The visions and goals in the areas described in the document stem from the project results and have been pointed out by the Baltic Master II Political Committee, Steering Group and Partners as the most important for further cooperative actions for Baltic maritime safety, security and environmental protection. All members of the Political Committee have signed this Political Vision.
Project:
Title:
Guides to oil contingency planning and exercising
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
Comprehensive experience from the oil contingency planning and exercising performed within the scope of the Baltic Master II project is presented in a binder consisting of guides and best practice advise. The material serves as valuable input for authorities and rescue services that are about to produce plans and exercise their plans concerning efficient handling of maritime pollutions such as oil spills. The guides are available in English, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian.
Project:
Title:
Waste Management on board and in Ports
Date:
Jul 2011
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Description:
The Baltic Sea Strategy flagship Baltic Master II project Waste Management in Ports has presented a number of hands on measures to reduce the maritime ship generated pollution. Examples: A practical solution for disposal of oily water from ships has been implemented in several ports. Waste sorting fraction signs for handling of ship generated waste have been produced and implemented. A brochure informing ships that call at ports about the local waste handling routines have been produced.
Project:
Title:
Suggestions of new APMs and their implementation
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The Baltic Sea is recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as being a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA). However, this status is only effective when proper Associated Protective Measures (APMs) are introduced and implemented. In the report compiled by the Maritime Institute in Gdansk suggestions and recommendations are being presented, based on different scenario modeling.
Project:
Title:
Implementation of the Ballast Water Management convention
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has carried out a risk assessment of ballast water and sediment and prepared what should be done in order to be well prepared to ratify the Ballast Water Convention. The report is named "Recommendations for the implementation BWM in Baltic ports". Supporting documents are found here: http://www.balticmaster.org/general.aspx?page_id=562
Project:
Title:
BaltMet Promo - Concrete steps towards joint regional marketing
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
This publication tells the story of BaltMet Promo: it introduces the project process,the partners, the pilot programmes and their outputs, as well as identifies the success factors and lessons learned during the two-year project. http://baltmetpromo.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/BaltMet_Promo_Story_Final_Publication.pdf
Project:
Title:
The quest for a Baltic Sea Region identity and brand – Recommendations
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
BaltMet Promo facilitated policy dialogue among key stakeholders in promotion and branding of BSR. National promotion agencies, regional and city governments, EU projects, pan-Baltic organizations, academia and business have taken part in the Policy Roundtables. Project has brought out the Region’s strengths as a destination for tourists, talents and investors. Policy Roundtable discussions have led to clear suggestions and an Action Plan for joint marketing work of the Baltic Sea Region http://baltmetpromo.net/blog/2012/01/08/the-policy-action-plan-for-the-marketing-of-the-baltic-sea-region/
Project:
Title:
Live like locals - brochure in English and Japanese
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
Publication of the brochure is related to tourism pilot competition for individual bloggers that was organized during summer 2011 in Japan to win a trip to Baltic Sea Region area and travel under “Live like locals theme”. Three bloggers were selected out of 32 applicants. Live like locals - brochure in English http://baltmetpromo.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Tourist_Broshure_Eng+LOW.pdf
Project:
Title:
Investor's Guide
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The BSR Investor’s Guide consists of two sections, the first introducing the 11 Baltic Metropolises and the second describing the strengths and strongholds of the Region from the point of view of international investments. Investment promotion agencies of BSR have agreed to update the Investor's Guide after the BaltMet Promo project has been closed. Updated version for years 2012-2013 is here: http://www.bdforum.org/cmsystem/wp-content/uploads/BalmetPromo_Lowres.pdf
Project:
Title:
Guidebook on film coproduction in the Baltic Sea Region published in English and Japanese
Date:
Dec 2011
Description:
As a part of the BaltMet Promo Talent Pilot, a guidebook on film coproduction in the Baltic Sea Region has been created. The purpose of the guidebook is to provide information about international coproduction possibilities of filmmaking in the Baltic Sea Region: the strengths of the area in filmmaking, the benefits and concrete examples of international coproduction and country specific information on film industry. The website is available at http://baltmetpromo.net/BSRfilmguide/.
Title:
Baltic Green Belt territorial concept & action plan
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
In the development concept for the Baltic Green Belt, the main activities of the project are summarised with respect to the main fields of activity (tourism, eutrophication, conservation, climate change and ICZM). This compilation shall serve as a source of inspiration for similar sustainability initiatives. In the last two chapters, the concept 1) concludes lessons learned and gives suggestions on how to transfer the project results to other regions, and 2) provides an action plan to further develop the Green Belt in the Baltic Sea Region.
Title:
Baltic Green Belt institutionalised as 4th part of the European Green Belt initiative (EuGB)
Date:
Feb 2012
Description:
Through the Baltic Green Belt project, the Baltic Green Belt as a region and network has been formally anchored within the European Green Belt initiative. Since 2012, BUND Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, serves as the regional coordinator and contact point for stakeholders from the BSR. The Baltic Green Belt aims at nature conservation and sustainable development of the coastal areas along the former Iron Curtain. GOs and NGOs as well as scientists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Russia are invited to participate in projects, receive publications or locate valuable contacts. Responsible for contact point activities at the BUND Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Corinna Cwielag BUND Landesgeschäftsstelle Corinna Cwielag Wismarsche Str. 152 19053 Schwerin Phone: +4938552133912 coordinator@balticgreenbelt.de
Project:
Title:
SPIN Strategic Actions for sustainable SME innovation
Date:
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Description:
The SPIN Strategic Actions recommend a coherent approach for the whole BSR to support the development and application of sustainable innovations by SMEs. This paper turns the findings drawn from the SPIN project work and additional studies into Strategic Actions, which shall improve the framework conditions for sustainable innovations in SMEs in the BSR. Thus it is not only an illustration of key findings of the SPIN project but also a guideline for decision makers and authorities in the BSR. Target groups addressed by the Transnational Agenda are policy makers on EU, national and regional level but also public authorities, financing institutions, business networks and associations.
Project:
Title:
SPIN Toolbox for sustainable innovations in SMEs
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
SMEs constantly need to take decisions and actions in order to be successful on the market and to obey environmental regulations. The SPIN toolbox (accessible at http://www.spin-project.eu/index.php?node_id=Toolbox;100&lang_id=1) provides entrepreneurs in a structured way with proven tools that support him in this process. All tools contribute to improved products and production processes that benefit the environment and the profit of the SME. The brochure "Tools for entrepreneurs in their business" describes the tools and directs to them.
Project:
Title:
SPIN Brochures of innovation highlights
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
In four thematic brochures, innovation highlights within SMEs that are both innovative and sustainable we collected, namely •Biogas •Decentralised Wastewater Treatment. •Sustainable Construction •Surface Treatment
Project:
Title:
BALTRAD Network & System
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
The BALTRAD Network is the world's most advanced international weather radar network. It is an element of the regional infrastructure for the BSR: an end-to-end weather radar network. It is based on the BALTRAD System which is an innovative ICT-based supporting tool. The software and its documentation, manual and case-log are available online.
Project:
Title:
Risk analysis for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The BRISK risk model - agreed by all project partners - provides a unique and detailed picture of the risks associated with spills of oil and hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea. Its findings are based on some of the most advanced tools available for modelling shipping traffic flows, the risks of accidents at sea, and their consequences.
Project:
Title:
Environmental sensitivity areas mapped for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
Experts from the BRISK team including representatives from all of the countries around the Baltic Sea have developed a common methodology to describe environmental sensitivity to oil and hazardous substances spilt on the sea surface in the entire Baltic sea. Analysis of the sensitivity maps reveals the existence of 3 types of high sensitivity areas: Coastal waters, archipelagos, and shallow waters. This will be used to compare areas of sensitivity with areas of oil impact.
Project:
Title:
Guide “Planning together for Better Quality of Life- Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interac-tion”
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The guide "Planning together for Better Quality of Life- Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interaction" is promoting a more integrated approach to regional planning. It functions as an inspiration to anyone interested in striving for a more open, inclusive and interactive planning culture. It can be used in different ways; either as a guide to establishing city-regional co-operation and applying the quality of life approach to regional planning from scratch or it can be used to help improve existing practices by rendering co-operation structures more effective. This guide introduces a model of how to facilitate the integration of the decision making and planning processes across administrative borders and sectors. How to get started with the common planning processes; how to involve necessary actors and finally how to implement the plan successfully. The guide is based on the experiences and work done in the partner city-regions throughout the project. Paper versions in eight languages can be ordered from the lead partner.
Project:
Title:
Managing Quality of Life in the Context of Urban-Rural Interaction – Approaches from the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The report applies the concepts of quality of life and urban-rural interaction to regional development processes in the Baltic Sea Region. As thematic focus quality of life was operationalized through three key elements: residential preferences, mobility & accessibility and the provision of services. The report shows how these key elements were reflected and addressed within the geographic scope of seven city-regions. While tracing the project activities from challenges to pilot actions, the report provides an insight into the stakeholder involvement approaches including its evaluation. It synthetises, analyses and evaluates the success of all the Pilot Actions and the success of entire project. Finally the report puts forward potentials and challenges that occur when applying two complex concepts to regional development. The document is aimed at all stakeholders interested in of strategic or practical regional planning and regional development. The print version of this report can be ordered from Nordregio.
Project:
Title:
ltSeaPlan Vision 2030 - Towards the sustainable planning of Baltic Sea space
Date:
Apr 2013
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Description:
The vision was developed by all BaltSeaPlan PPs jointly. It shows how Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) can ideally be translated into practice by 2030 and outlines the necessary steps and principles such as pan-Baltic thinking and spatial connectivity, which should be followed by BSR States in order to reach this vision. It identifies as well key transnational topics for a sustainable development of the Baltic Sea, which require crossborder co-operation: healthy marine environment, coherent pan-Baltic energy policy, safe maritime transport and sustainable fisheries.
Project:
Title:
Recommendations for a data exchange network and infrastructure for Maritime Spatial Planning in the BSR
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The aim of the recommendations is to establish a pan-Baltic MSP data infrastructure with a transnatl. network for the exchange of MSP Data. Among others the BaltSeaPlan partnership recommends to commonly agree on a process, minimum requirements & performance criteria based on the BaltSeaPlan findings. Also a structure is recommended with the MSP data group working in conjunction with planners.
Project:
Title:
Modelling for Maritime Spatial Planning – Tools, concepts, applications”
Date:
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Description:
The report describes the potential role of models and modelled data within the processes of MSP /SEA. Furthermore, it provides several case studies of model applications in MSP. The report concludes with an overview of existing modelling concepts and tools from previous and ongoing projects and initiatives around the Baltic Sea, which could be of use for Maritime Spatial Planning.
Title:
Report: Sustainable bioenergy production – defining principles and criteria
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The project partners commonly developed a set of principles and criteria for sustainable bioenergy production which can be used as a guidance for multiple stakeholders, e.g. for policy makers and planners when developing strategies for sustainable production of bioenergy or as an orientation to optimize their support schemes on voluntary basis.
Title:
Policy Guidelines: Implementing Bioenergy Targets and Strategies For Increased Sustainability − Conclusions and Recommendations from Bioenergy Promotion
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
These guidelines are based on the findings of the country policy assessments and other findings of the policy related work in Work Package 3. The purpose of the document is to summarize key lessons and recommendations from the policy related work in Bioenergy Promotion. It contains trans-national and country-specific recommendations how to implement bioenergy targets and corresponding strategies (including those contained in the National Renewable Energy Action Plans) in a sustainable way. The paper also provides a number of policy examples from the BSR and beyond. It has a special focus on solid and gaseous biomass for electricity, heating and cooling.
Title:
Policy guidelines: Promoting Sustainable Bioenergy Production and Consumption on a Sub-Regional Level- Good Practice Policy Showcases and Policy Lessons Learned
Date:
May 2011
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Description:
The document provides findings from the ten policy showcases on how bioenergy production and consumption can be promoted on a local level in a largely sustainable way. Special emphasis was given to the integration of sustainability criteria for bioenergy production into regional and municipal activities and recommendations for the planning and implementation of future bioenergy promotional policies and projects. The document addresses regional and local policy makers, policy advisory organizations, multipliers etc. and aims to provide inspiration and orientation regarding local policies and measures supporting sustainable bioenergy production and consumption.
Title:
Report: Comparative analysis of sustainability initiatives and certification systems
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The report compares the criteria covered by other initiatives and certification systems to those criteria developed in the frame of Bioenergy Promotion and draws conclusions.
Project:
Title:
Report: Developing a Pilot Maritime Spatial Plan for the Middle Bank
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The Middle Bank-largest Baltic Sea shallow water area-is situated far from the coast at the SE/PL EEZ border, has therefore only a very limited no.of active stakeholders. The report demonstrates, how a MSP can be prepared for an area, with few active stakeholders & info. available, while at the same time dealing with 2 countries. Being of strategic nature, with the purpose of preventing future conflicts rather than mitigating current ones-the resulting MSP is quite different from former ones & might potentially lay the basis for similar type of MSPs.
Project:
Title:
innoSPICE model: Innovation, Knowledge- and Technology Transfer Process Capability Model
Date:
May 2011
Description:
This article introduces the SPICE conformant innovation, knowledge and technology transfer process capability model that reuses the existing capability dimension of ISO/IEC 15504 to assess knowledge and technology development, transfer and innovation. The constant technological improvement of products, services, processes and work environment is a critical factor for the development of our economy and society. It strongly depends on the ability to develop knowledge and technology, to transfer it from the point of generation to the site of adaptation and application and to put the technology into use for the benefit of the acquirers and transferors. Before the project, there was no widely accepted, reliable, predictable and efficient method to evaluate to what extent an organization performs such activities, i.e., innovation, knowledge- and technology transfer (IKaTT).
Project:
Title:
Model pilot application
Date:
May 2011
Description:
This article ("Application of the ISO/IEC 15504 Standard Based Model – innoSPICE") presents an introduction to the innoSPICE Model, the assessment methodology and provides a first analysis of the innoSPICE assessments performed so far. innoSPICE is an evaluation procedure related to of scientific knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) that supports process improvement of knowledge-intense institutions to generate more innovation while helping investors and research institutions optimize public funds to achieve economic added value. Within the BONITA project, the model was tested by KTT practitioners from 13 European countries.
Project:
Title:
Key Findings and Results of the C.A.S.H. Project 2009-2012
Date:
Aug 2012
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Description:
The C.A.S.H. Final Report features all the main outputs of the C.A.S.H. project. According to the project’s key findings, the European Community’s legislation on road freight transport safety should be drafted in such a manner that the statutes are defined uniformly across the boundaries of the Member States. It should also enable the harmonization of violations and the resulting penalties. In addition, uniform regulations and penalties should be drafted for securing of loads.
Project:
Title:
C.A.S.H. project’s findings and recommendations for BSR’s Traffic enforcement authorities
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
The findings and recommendations hold the analysis of day-to-day police work in different countries. The report describes the most fundamental differences between countries' systems of legal sanction as well as between the authorities of different countries in dealing with vehicles in technically unsafe condition.
Project:
Title:
Baltic Innovation Policy Memorandum
Date:
Jun 2011
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Description:
The Memorandum is a policy framework paper that provides recommendations on efficient innovation policies and activities in the non-metropolitan areas of the Baltic Sea Region. Partner regions of BSR InnoReg have agreed on the Memorandum and it was launched in Brussels 16 June 2011.
Project:
Title:
Handbook on Innovation Support Tools & Practices
Date:
May 2011
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Description:
The partner regions have developed and tested selected innovation support tools and practices. These tools aim at promoting user-driven innovation, start-up financing and utilization of students in innovation processes. The experiences have been collected into the Handbook, which is available in English, German, Latvian and Lithuanian.
Project:
Title:
Cross-country analysis: River Basin Management Plans: Institutional framework and planning process
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The report contains the main results of the cross-country analysis of the 1st River Basin Management Plans required by the EU Water Framework Directive and their planning processes in 7 Baltic Sea Region countries. Based on the analysis results, the recommendations for the 2nd planning round have been given.
Project:
Title:
Waterpraxis pilot reports: Environmental, economical and social impact assessment
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
Several different kind of approaches of environmental, economical and social impact assessment were applied and tested in the 4 pilot areas of Waterpraxis project. The results have been presented in this report. The methods tested are applicable around the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Pilot investments: Small-scale groundwater purification systems
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
Two ground water quality improvement systems were designed and constructed in the villages of Kudirkos Naumiestis and Bagotoji in Lithuanian pilot area Sesupe River Basin. The construction works were partly funded by the BSR Programme and partly by the municipalities. The technical solutions can be applied as such in any location suffering from bad quality drinking water. The pilot investments are a good example of realisation of environmental investments by BSR Programme funding and local funding together.
Project:
Title:
Master guide on innovative visitor management solutions in protected areas
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The master guide on innovative visitor management solutions contains all information to the planned and implemented investments of Parks & Benefits partner parks incl. technical descriptions, background information on user's needs, first results as well as incurred costs. The master guide is meant to be a compilation of innovative visitor management solutions inspiring protected areas in general in terms of a sustainable visitor management and high level of accessibility of parks.
Project:
Title:
Comparative Analysis:Conditions for the management of carrying capacity in the parks of Parks & Benefits
Date:
Aug 2011
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Description:
The comparative ananylsis of carrying capacity developed by the University of Roskilde (DK) provides specific input for park managements on the methodology of carrying capacity of protected areas and gives a comprehensive overview on the main conservational goals and carrying capacity problems in Parks & Benefits partner parks.
Project:
Title:
Action programme on a "low impact" transport network in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The action programme integrated in the publication "Natural heritage in the Baltic Sea Region -Challenges & solutions for sustainable transport to/within protected areas" provides new insights into sustainable mobility and barrier-free access related issues in protected areas. The programme comprises an analysis of international standards & best practices (public transport, carrying capacity of visitor hot spots, information material etc) as well as a SWOT analysis of local settings in P&B partner parks incl. recommendation for future improvements.
Project:
Title:
Ecoregion Perspectives: Innovation and Education for Sustainable Development
Date:
May 2013
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Description:
The aim of this issue of “EcoRegion Perspectives” is to embrace the diversity of views and approaches to Ecucation for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Baltic Sea Region. It includes contributions by various stakeholders, including policy and education professionals, as well as representatives from non-formal education sectors and regions involved in sustainable development initiatives.
Project:
Title:
Ecoregion Perspectives: Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
This joint publication links the sectors of energy and transport due to the current challenge of shifting the energy and transport sectors to sustainable practices. It requires integrated efforts and the implementation of new practices, both in energy and transport. Therefore, some technical topics like bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas, hydrogen, are of common interest in energy and transport whereas others are more sector specific.
Project:
Title:
Ecoregion Perspectives: Territorial Cohesion - Baltic Sea Region examples
Date:
Jan 2011
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Description:
The aim of this joint publication is to contribute to operationalization of the notion of territorial cohesion by examining different existing practices of its implementation so far in the BSR. But the ambition is also to encourage sectoral and territorial decision makers to think in spatial terms.
Project:
Title:
EcoRegion_findings: Results from the Baltic 21 EcoRegion project
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The publication shall provide a reflection on the lessons learned by all involved parties within the EcoRegion process. The authors present those lessons from the perspective of each individual project partner in order to show the variety of conclusions which can be drawn from such an integrated approach, where regions, sectors as well as transnational and national policy makers engage in a mutual exchange of experience.
Project:
Title:
Eco-Region Good Practice Database
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
During the EcoRegion project (2009-2011) partners have collected good practices and fed them into this database. In the database you can find a selected set of good practices for regional initiatives towards sustainable development, which have already been applied in one or more regions all over the Baltic Sea area. To date, the database comprises almost 200 good practice examples.
Project:
Title:
Final report of the The Baltic Sea Labour Network (BSLN)
Date:
Jun 2012
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Description:
With this final publication the 22 partners of BSLN present the work which has been carried out during the projects lifetime. The BSLN partners have been involved in activities on different levels, always aiming at strenthening the development of social dialogue in the single countries and in the region as whole. The political agenda, the statements of the Steering Committee, are summarised in the publication. The publication includes as well descriptions of all pilot projects and summaries of all studies carried out within the project.
Project:
Title:
Study: Labour markets in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Nov 2011
URL:
Description:
The study gives a comparative overview of economic and labour market developments in the eight EU Baltic Sea States focussing on selected key indicators and policy developments in the years 2004 to 2010. It outlines extremes and provides examples of recent labout market policy reforms and of national strategies as well as exemplary measures to respond to the financial and economic crisis.
Project:
Title:
BASTIS - The Baltic Sea Heritage Tourism Information Service
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
BASTIS is an online tool providing tourism related market data on destinations, source markets and heritage tourists especially for tourism sector SMEs, other tourism institutions and heritage organisations. BASTIS follows the Wiki principle: users from heritage sites can install their own account to publish information and data about their own sites - to be visible especially for tour operators. An online benchmarking tool was also included. An absolutely new service is the availability of figures on BSR level.
Project:
Title:
The Six Baltic Sea Wonders contest
Date:
Nov 2012
Description:
After a pre-selection procedure 65 candidates of natural and cultural heritage from all countries around the Baltic Sea were included in a web based heritage panel showing structured information, pictures, maps and links. During 3 voting rounds to find out the Six Baltic Sea Wonders, nearly 15,000 voters from the entire BSR gave more than 45,000 votes. The six winners were awarded during the final project meeting: - White cliffs of Ruegen and Moen (DE, DK) - Curonian Spit (LT, RU) - Masurian Lake District (PL) - Tallin old town (EE) - Vilnius old town (LT) - Gdansk, town of memory & freedom (PL)
Project:
Title:
Common Identity Profile
Date:
Nov 2012
URL:
Description:
So far, all studies came to the conclusion that there is no common identity in the Baltic Sea Region existing. Nevertheless, AGORA 2.0 project tried to find out "What do we have in common in the whole Baltic Sea region?" and what could be used as assets for a common marketing using a bottom-up approach. The results present what the BSR people recognise as having in common: - Hanseatic league and castles (culture); - Amber, forests and lakes, beaches and dunes (nature); - Education and environmental protection (society & economy.)
Project:
Title:
Series of brochures "Treasures of the Baltic Sea"
Date:
Nov 2013
URL:
Description:
The series "Treasures of the Baltic Sea" consists of five issues, each of them related to one of the pilot project groups castles, red-brick gothic, forests, shifting sand dunes and stones. In a well structured way the brochures show the rich treasures all around the Baltic Sea and give an overview about the rich treasures of the region, as it was never seen before in such a composition. The aim is to attract tourists to the region and to be perceived by tour operators.
Project:
Title:
Geocaching - the modern way of treasure hunting (stones)
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
Geocaching is a modern concept of treasure hunting, using GPS devices to find caches which were hidden - in this case close to specific stones both as part of the natural or man-made landscapes, for example near to boulders or old mud-brick churches. The caches in Germany, Poland and Estonia are registered under the name AGORA 2.0 at a geocaching website. It is especially intended to attract more young people to natural and cultural heritage sites. The feedback by geocachers shows that the concept was successful.
Project:
Title:
European Business Support Network Website www.eubizz.net
Date:
Dec 2012
Description:
'The “European Business Support Network” (www.eubizz.net) offers support to SMEs on how to develop their international business. Services of the network include information on international market volumes and trends, matchmaking services to build up international partnerships, organization of transnational tendering partnerships, and access to Research and Development resources, as well as the development of transnational innovation projects.
Project:
Title:
Manual for the implementation of seminars promoting the international activities of SMEs in the BSR
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
'The manual provides a wealth of information - from curricula (guideline for the implementation of the seminars) to lessons learned and advice for future implementation. The base of the manual lays materials, experiences and observations made in 16 SME/BDO seminars throughout the Baltic Sea Region reaching more than 400 SMEs and BDOs.
Project:
Title:
A concept marketing-communications approach For the European Business Support Network
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
Markting and communication approach for the European Business Support Network and its internet platform eubizz.net as a joint product of the two Interreg projects BalticSupply and North Sea Supply Connect.
Project:
Title:
Regional cluster analysis for the BDP
Date:
Feb 2012
URL:
Description:
This document provides an overview on the basic information from the partner regions used to define the priority target markets and consequently the pilot services to be offered by the Business Development Platform (BDP) established to support SMEs in their efforts to enter into those markets. This example on how to define target markets and build up initial support services can be considered as a best practice guide for third parties.
Project:
Title:
European Business Support Network Business Plan
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
As a final document agreed by the BS/NSSC project partnerships the EBSN Business Plan sets out the strategy, organisation and practical terms for medium‐term operation of eubizz.net.
Project:
Title:
baltfood Branding Concept
Date:
Jul 2011
URL:
Description:
A branding concept for the brand baltfood has been developed which shows that the Baltic Sea region is an outstanding location for the food processing industry in the attempt to attract investment and qualified labour. Part one of the report contains the results of the analysis of the brand baltfood, the developed brand strategy including the new baltfood brand personality and proposals for the future brand activation. Part two is written in a separate document and introduces the main style guidelines of the possible future Corporate Design of baltfood and functions as a manual.
Project:
Title:
Geographically-specific food studies in BSR markets
Date:
Jul 2011
URL:
Description:
A thematic expertise has been created to provide SMEs with reliable, relevant and ready-to-use information about selected emerging food markets in the BSR. Since EU member states food markets have already been well researched the thematic expertise concentrates on those markets for which information and data is not readily available, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Within the framework of the thematic expertise a generic methodology has been developed to research such emerging markets. Based on this methodology three specific food studies have been conducted.
Project:
Title:
Identification of transnational food trends
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
A thematic expertise has been created which delivers the answers to the following question: Which major food trends are affecting the food processing industry in the BSR? How are these major food trends affecting the food processing industry in the BSR? When will these major food trends affect the food processing industry in the BSR? Three major food trends have been identified among consumers in the BSR: food and health, food and sustainability, food as an expression of self.
Project:
Title:
Scandria Investment Strategy
Date:
Jun 2012
URL:
Description:
The investement strategy provides an understanding of the infrastructure system in the Scandria corridor and of development priorities concerning investments into intermodal nodes, railway infrastructure as well as road based infrastructure for heavy goods vehicle transport. Special emphasize has been laid to reducing environmental impacts like CO2-emissions through modal shift or replacement of fossile fuels in road transport.
Project:
Title:
Logistics Business Development Strategy
Date:
Jun 2012
URL:
Description:
The logistics business development strategy is a description of logistics potentials in the Scandria corridor and its development opportunities. Bringing together national / regional logistics strategies and defining six goals for logistics development in the Scandria Corridor: Goal 1: Improved competitiveness and marketing Goal 2: Development of “value-added services” Goal 3: Reduced climatic and environmental impact Goal 4: Promotion of innovative transport technologies Goal 5:Improved competitiveness of rail and combined transport Goal 6: Higher logistics competence
Project:
Title:
Scandria Action Program
Date:
Nov 2013
URL:
Description:
The Scandria Action Program defines the vision of the Scandria Corridor aiming at: - smart, green and inclusive innovation and growth, - a modern, competitive and sustainable transport system, - a corridor of cooperation. For each of these thematic pillars, concrete action proposals were agreed. The Scandria Action Program contains the proposal to set up a Scandria.Alliance that fosters further development of the Scandria Corridor.
Project:
Title:
Implementation and status of priority measures to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus leakage
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The most commonly used agri-environment measures, implementation regulation and implementation subsidies were established and assessed in all the 9 riparian countries of the Baltic Sea and Belarus. 10 sountry reports and a regional summary reports show the variety of management approaches that exists even across the EU countries in regulating and subsidizing agri-environment measures. This demonstrate the flexibility within the CAP system, but also the need to increase knowledge of effect and emphasize context specific planning of agri-environment measures.
Project:
Title:
Website: Agri-environmental technology innovation and exchange platform
Date:
May 2012
Description:
AgroTechnologyATLAS, the agri-environmental technology innovation and exchange platform developed in Baltic COMPASS project by Agro Business Park together with the Baltic Sea Region wide network provides a dynamic interactive database and platform for sharing information, data and evidence about prioritized agri-environmental technologies, such as manure treatment, biogas production and SCIEN drainage technologies for experts and authorities. The international environmental technology verification authority VERA uses the ATLAS to inform about the status of verification for a given technology.
Project:
Title:
Scenarios on agricultural production, nutrient loads and multiple benefits in future climate
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
Two reports are published which integrate future climate and agricultural production scenarios and local stakeholder perceptions with recent international knowledge on agri-environment measures and nutrient load assessment models. Productive agriculture adapted to reduced nutrient losses in future climate - Model and stakeholder based scenarios of Baltic Sea catchments (published by Finnish Environment Institute); Consequences of future nutrient load scenarios on multiple benefits of agricultural production (published by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Project:
Title:
The Common Agricultural Policy post-2013: a Pathway to Regional Cohesion?
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The report evaluates the potential for reforms in the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to support more effective agri-environmental measures, the provision of ecosystem services and policy coordination across the Baltic Sea Region. Building on lessons learned and the identified challenges in implementing agri-environment policies, the report aims to show some of the opportunities and risks that country-level actors may face in the current and future CAP reforms.
Project:
Title:
JOSEFIN Handbook Integrated support strategies to improve acces to finance for innovative SMEs
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
The Handbook is a compilation of the main outputs and outcomes of the project, consisting of a description of the JOSEFIN Service Model, an overview on the different financial instruments, tools and coaching services implemented in the partner regions and guidelines to implement a JOSEFIN solution in other regions. Further, the handbook includes also policy conclusions and recommendations and the case for transregional cooperation. Therefore, the handbook is the most important bundle of project result information.
Project:
Title:
JOSEFIN Cooperation Agreement
Date:
Dec 2011
URL:
Description:
The signed JOSEFIN Cooperation Agreement between all partner regions states their commitment for the continuation of activities and services following to the end of the project duration.
Project:
Title:
JOSEFIN Service Model
Date:
May 2009
URL:
Description:
The JOSEFIN Service Model combines a range of coaching and financing services for SMEs through all phases of their innovation projects. It is designed as a blueprint for regional implementation. Throughout the JOSEFIN project, the partners implemented the Service Model in their regions and supported SMEs with integrated services to widen their access to finance. The Service Model is built around regional financing instruments that offer innovative SMEs easier access to finance and are outlined in the JOSEFIN Innovation Loan Guarantee and the Coaching Model.
Project:
Title:
JOSEFIN Implementation Toolkit
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
The Toolkit is a guide that shows how to implement a JOSEFIN solution in your region. The reader can find out how to prepare their region for JOSEFIN in a step by step approach. Further, the toolkit shows how to set up JOSEFIN services in a interested region. On the one hand, step by step guidelines show how to implement the financial instrument while on the other hand the process of setting up a regional JOSEFIN coaching offer is described. The guide consists of "lessons learned" by the JOSEFIN partners during the implementation of the regional JOSEFIN solutions.
Project:
Title:
Market Access Points & internationalization services for innovative companies
Date:
Dec 2011
URL:
Description:
Market Access Points (MAP) are powerful instruments to help innovative technology-based growth companies and entrepreneurs find improved access to markets in the Baltic Sea metropolises. They consist of a) synchronized services, b) regional qualified staff and contact points, c) a toolkit of BSR market information. Available documents: service brochure, BaSIC MAP manual. All information about the Market Access Points, contacts and services are available under www.basic-net.eu/market-access-points
Project:
Title:
Technology Cluster Reports - Optics, micro, nano; ICT; Life Sciences in the Baltic Sea region
Date:
Sep 2011
URL:
Description:
Three technology fields had been selected to help companies to internationalize their businesses: o Photonics, Microsystems- and Nanotechnologies o Information and Communication Technologies o Life Sciences For these fields Cluster Reports were developed - describing the leading regional clusters. The Cluster Reports provide a quantitative and qualitative overview of the sectors in the Baltic Sea Region. The reports are available for download under www.basic-net.eu and as printed versions as well.
Project:
Title:
Market Access Guide - Baltic Sea region market information
Date:
Oct 2011
URL:
Description:
BaSIC offers the knowledge about the different market situations. These market overviews include the regional input on regulations, legislation, taxes, regional barriers, support programs, permits, and other particular regional conditions for foreign companies to access the local markets. This overview is called “Market Access Guide” and is delivered by BaSIC. The Market Access Guide is available for download under www.basic-net.eu and as printed version as well.
Project:
Title:
Final project publication "Harmonized Access to the Baltic Sea Region - market of innovations"
Date:
Dec 2011
URL:
Description:
The final publication summarizes the most important results of the project and gives information about the project partner regions and the main contacts. The publication is available for download under http://www.basic-net.eu/book_final/BaSIC.html and as printed version as well.
Project:
Title:
Scenario workshops for the development of climate change adaptation options
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
Scenario workshops as a participatory tool for the development of climate change adaptation options were organized in Kalundborg as a pilot study, and transferred to case studies in Hamburg, Klaipeda, Klaipeda District, Hanko and Helsinki. http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/kalundborg.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/eventWorkshopsHamburg.html http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/klaipedacity.html http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/klaipedadisctrict.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/eventHanko.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/baltcicanews_12.html
Project:
Title:
Assessments of climate change impacts
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
Potential impacts of climate change were assessed or mapped i.a. in Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Tampere, Hanko, Klaipeda, Klaipeda District, Hamburg, Bergen, West Estonian coastal area, Riga, Kalundborg and the German coast. The impact assessments serve as background information for adaptation measurements or scenario workshops. Documents can be found at: http://www.baltcica.org/results/documents.html#Reports (headline “Climate Change Impacts (Background Studies) and http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/estonia.html
Project:
Title:
Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and MCDA for adaptation options
Date:
Nov 2011
Description:
The project tested the applicability of cost assessment methods and multi criteria decision analysis in Kalundborg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Riga and along the West-Estonian coast. Kalundborg: http://www.baltcica.org/documents/ManualCBA2a.pdf Riga: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Locmanis.pdf Helsinki: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Viinanen.pdf Klaipeda: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Stonevicius.pdf West Estonian coast: Results will be part of BaltCICA book. The project tested the applicability of cost assessment methods and multi criteria decision analysis in Kalundborg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Riga and along the West-Estonian coast. Kalundborg: http://www.baltcica.org/documents/ManualCBA2a.pdf Riga: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Locmanis.pdf Helsinki: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Viinanen.pdf Klaipeda: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Stonevicius.pdf West Estonian coast: Results are part of BaltCICA book.
Project:
Title:
BaltCICA Summer School
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
The BaltCICA Summer School took place 26.-30.10.2011 in Hamburg at the HafenCity University. During the event 56 participants (students, PhD candidates, practitioners and academic stuff of many disciplines) where trained in the scenario workshop methodology and their application for climate change adaptation as well as they developed visions and adaptation options for the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg. http://www.baltcica.org/meetings/summerschool.html
Project:
Title:
Documentary Film "Best Agers - meeting Demographic Change"
Date:
Nov 2012
Description:
The documentary film "Best Agers - Meeting Demographic Change" portraits four persons from four countries at the crossroads between working life and retirement. The premiere was in a cinema in Kiel one day before the final project conference. The four episodes are availabe in full (12 min) and teaser versions (2-3 min) and with EN, RU or DE subtitles.
Project:
Title:
www.biiugi.eu - the virtual business incubator and matching platform
Date:
Jul 2012
Description:
The virtual business incubator and matching platform “www.biiugi.eu” was created to bring together retired or semi-retired experts with those who need their help. It is meant as a meeting space for these groups and enables them to create project teams and use virtual support tools such as a file-management system, calendar and a live-chat function. Registration for the portal is free. The Portal is available in English, German and Polish versions and will stay operational at least until 2017, maintained by the Research Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Project:
Title:
Booklet "The Labour Market and Demographic Change in the Baltic Sea Region"
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The booklet "The Labour Market and Demographic Change in the Baltic Sea Region - Study Results and Recommendations of the Best Agers Project" is directed mainly at national politicians, but provides a concise summary of the key findings on employment and employability also for other stakeholders. The booklet contains both common concerns for the BSR and country specific recommendations. In addition it includes the 17-point programme for sustained employability and a list of all Best Agers reports on the topic. There is also a Swedish and a Danish version of the booklet.
Project:
Title:
Best Agers Activation Toolboxes
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
Overall, three separate activation toolboxes have been developed, all with the aim to increase the economic activity of older people: a) “Toolbox for Individuals with Entrepreneurial Ambitions”, tested in Norrbotten County/SE and Latvia; b) a “Toolbox for organizations” that demonstrates approaches to attract new volunteers and to guide volunteer managers in their work and c) "Toolbox for activation of citizen engagement" which has been tested in a pilot initiative called "Citizen Coach" in Germany.
Project:
Title:
Macroregional Transport Action Plan
Date:
Sep 2012
URL:
Description:
An action plan document prepared by TransBaltic in cooperation with umbrella projects (available at: www.transbaltic.eu/). The MTAP is a 2012 edition document (will be regularly updated by ongoing projects), which contains policy actions needed to create better interfaces between national transport networks and to make the BSR transport system more resilient to future changes. Recipient: national and regional authorities; pan-Baltic organisations; ECOM, transnational and cross-border projects in the BSR and other macroregions
Project:
Title:
BSR transport blueprints
Date:
Sep 2012
URL:
Description:
set of 5 brochures presenting generalised results of pilot business solutions tested in WP5 (www.transbaltic.eu/reports-results/); the concepts on one hand contribute to a better transport co-modality, with more integrated road, rail and waterway infrastructures, and on the other – stimulate sustainable regional growth. Content: introduction to the task, background and challenges, objectives, key activities, key results, actions to bring the results further Recipient: COM, nat/reg authorities, business stakeholders, other macroregions
Project:
Title:
Vision and optimum path to achieve an integrated transport system in the BSR
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
2030 vision of the integrated transport system in the BSR consolidated of past proposals by several pan-Baltic organisations, and the green transport scenario as an optimum path for the public and private stakeholders in the BSR. The concepts are available in documentation from TransBaltic Conference 2011 and TransBaltic Policy Report 2011 (www.transbaltic.eu/reports-results/). Recipient: pan-Baltic organisations; national and regional authorities
Project:
Title:
SME-specific innovation support infrastructure "Baltic Sea Academy"
Date:
Dec 2012
Description:
An infrastructure was created specifically for the innovations promotion in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the establishment and development of the Baltic Sea Academy with 15 universities. The Baltic Sea Academy cooperated with the network Hanseatic Parliament with 47 chambers. Already within the course of the project individual company innovation promotions for 686 SMEs from all the Baltic Sea countries were implemented.
Project:
Title:
Strategy program "Agenda 2020: Educational Policy Strategies and Objectives for BSR"
Date:
Nov 2012
URL:
Description:
Education is most important for a competitive, innovative Baltic Sea Region. The program on hand addresses urgent educational tasks of the Baltic region for the next ten years. Available in English, German, Polish and Russian at http://www.bsr-quick.eu/26.html
Title:
Manual for strategy, policy and action plan on "How to introduce biogas buses" in public transport
Date:
Mar 2013
URL:
Description:
The objective of the project is to stimulate cities within the Baltic Sea Region to use biogas as fuel for city buses — with the aim to reduce environmental impact from public transport. Extended use of biogas will lower emissions, improve inner city air quality, limit the impact from traffic on climate change and strengthen the role of public transport. The Baltic Biogas Bus project presents strategies and policies on how to introduce biogas in public transport. The project has generated analyses regarding biogas production, distribution and bus operations.
Project:
Title:
Report: Waste-to-energy in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Nov 2011
URL:
Description:
Sustainable energy production is one of the primary targets of the European environmental policy. In the Baltic Sea region there is a high potential of energy from waste which has not been explored yet. In the studied regions, the national documents and strategies implementing the European waste policy targets have been developed. All of the regions, invetigated in the report, have implemented regulatory and economic incentives for developing waste-to-energy but the infrastructure for waste-to-energy is not well developed.
Project:
Title:
Manual for sorting of waste
Date:
Nov 2011
URL:
Description:
The manual presents the main steps of implementation of sorting of waste with important issues and examples; examples on factors influencing the output of source-sorting programs in household waste collection systems and experiences from using them in Sweden, with focus on sorting of food waste. Examples from Lithuania and Poland are also included. Experiences show that the systems for household waste sorting should be user-friendly; the need for recycling bin solutions for small spaces and more user-friendly designs of recycling bins as well as color cods for bins for fractions of recyclables.
Project:
Title:
Guideline on action plans and strategies to mobilize waste-to-energy production
Date:
Nov 2011
URL:
Description:
This report presents guidelines on action plan and strategies for regional policy makers, SME’s and the general public to mobilize waste to energy production as well for more deep realization of waste-to-energy policy principles in action. Beside guidelines, this report contains references to basic political acts of waste and energy management of EU and best practices of implemen¬tation of them on regional level.
Project:
Title:
A regional model for sustainable biogas production - case study: North Savo, Finnland
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
For energy supply security, more attention should be paid on how to utilize the existing energy potential in biodegradable waste. Sustainable biogas CHP and biomethane production was studied with regional modeling in North Savo region which showed that only two biogas plants would be enough to handle biodegradable waste. House hold biowaste should be separately collected also in rural areas. The utilization of manures and spoilt crops for farm scale biogas production should be subsidized. Waste and energy companies could co-operate in more efficient way.
Title:
The "Baltic Biogas Foresight": Biogas production options and potential for the Baltic Sea Region.
Date:
Mar 2013
URL:
Description:
Without stable and secure biogas supply, no transport company will commit to invest in biogas as fuel. Studies show that the production potential is often more than ten times as high as actual production. Traditionally, biogas is produced from wastewater treatment plants and landfills, since investment costs in these sectors are relatively low. Other possibilities to produce biogas are also examined to meet the increasing demand in the region, largest potential exists in the agricultural sector. Technical improvements in order to improve energy efficiency have been studied.
Title:
Integrated regional infrastructure planning
Date:
Mar 2013
URL:
Description:
The paper includes comparison of different ways of distributing biogas taking into account economical and environmental factors. It also covers conversion of depots for biogas use as well as planning and construction of pipelines for biogas distribution. In addiiton, comparisons of different fuelling systems have been made. The comparison of the distribution network builds to a large extent on lessons learnt of partners. These studies have been used by cities in the process of implementing biogas systems in public transport.
Project:
Title:
National Action Plans for the Application of Guidelines
Date:
Oct 2012
URL:
Description:
The aim of the National Action Plan is to support implemention of the procedures relating to road infrastructure safety management inspection, outline political, legislative, governmental, administrative measures/means and prepare schedule of implementation/adaptation of such measures and means. Other aspects as “Requirements for the legal/natural person implementing the mentioned procedures” and “System for training/education of auditors and inspectors” are defined in this output and annexes.
Project:
Title:
Ranking of High Accident Concentration Sections and Network Safety Ranking
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
“Network safety ranking” (NSR) means a method for identifying, analysing and classifying parts of existing road network according to their potential for safety development and accident cost savings. “Ranking of high accident concentration sections” (RHACS) means a method to identify, analyse and rank sections of road network which have been in operation for 3–5 years and upon which a large number of fatal/injury accidents in proportion to the traffic flow or compared to respective conditions have occurred.
Title:
Biogas bus use and operational experiences
Date:
Mar 2013
URL:
Description:
The paper covers operational experiences from biogas bus use, evaluation of technological development and verification of biogas emissions. The Baltic Biogas Bus project has specified the requirements for producers to meet high expectations from biogas bus producers. Emission measurements provide clear evidence of the positive environmental benefits of using biogas as transport fuel. Technological development among producers and improved knowledge among end users show that the cost of using biogas buses is now at par with conventional diesel buses.
Project:
Title:
Recommendations for Road Safety Impact Assessment
Date:
Dec 2011
URL:
Description:
Road Safety Impact Assessment is an initial part of road infrastructure safety management systems. This report describes the scope of Road Safety Impact Assessment procedures, provides detailed recommendations on qualification of auditors, implementation and execution of procedures for EU member states.
Project:
Title:
Road Safety Audit - Good Practice Review for Implementation
Date:
Oct 2011
URL:
Description:
Implementation-tailored review of Road Safety Audit has been made. Best practices in procedures, elements, essential documents and training content of interest for the Baltic countries are presented.
Project:
Title:
Training Programme in Road Infrastructure Safety Management
Date:
Oct 2012
URL:
Description:
Trainings in road safety are one of the key issues to systematically improve and evaluate improvements in road infrastructure safety. Continuously performed and updated trainings in road safety are expected to have a positive effect on personal, local, regional and national level. This document gives some useful input for trainings in road safety infrastructure management, including lessons learned from the BALTRIS project and some recommendations.
Project:
Title:
Book of "Good Practices in Sludge Management"
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
Book of "Good Practices in Sludge Management" presents technical solutions used in municipal wastewater sludge handling including disposal processes. The book compares the results achievable by application of different techniques, explores relevant emerging technologies and legal limitations for the further sewage sludge use. It is available for on-line reading gpsm.purebalticsea.eu. The whole book language versions are English (with an appendix), German, Latvian, Polish and Russian. The book is targeted to wastewater treatment operators, authorities and students of the sector.
Project:
Title:
Technical audit reports to enhance phosphorous removal in 6 municipal wastewater treatment plants.
Date:
Nov 2010
URL:
Description:
Six technical audit reports for the wastewater treatment plants of Brest (Belarus), Jurmala (Latvia), Kohtla-Järve (Estonia), Gdansk and Szczecin (Poland) includes the description of the current technical processes, necessary technology to decrease the concentration of phosphorus in purified wastewater and the consequent additional investment and operation costs. Target of the audits were to support plants to reach HELCOM recommendation, the concentration of 0.5 mg/l phosphorus in outgoing wastewaters. Available at http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:technical_audits
Project:
Title:
“PURE Benchmark online database” for municipalities and water companies
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
New benchmarking service for municipalities and water companies “PURE Benchmark online database” (www.purebenchmark.net) contains wastewater treatment information from 30 municipalities and 3100 wastewater treatment plants. The user-friendly and practical online tool has been developed by local users for practical needs like reporting and anonymous benchmarking. The database monitors the level of wastewater treatment and technology used in the BSR.
Project:
Title:
On-line training materials about municipal sludge handling, investments in phosphorous removal
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
On-line training materials concluding the topics of PURE project are available at http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:materials. Materials among other things include information about municipal sludge handling, investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. Materials give information about PURE project accomplishments and challenges.
Project:
Title:
Investments for enhanced phosphorous removal in 3 municipal wastewater treatment plants in BSR
Date:
Sep 2013
URL:
Description:
Investments implemented in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Jurmala and Riga in Latvia and in Brest, Belarus, are described in the brochure PURE ACTIONS FOR BALTIC SEA PROTECTION available in http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:materials. It presents the content and procedure of the investment as well as future plan. It provides with interesting investment cases for wastewater treatment operators, authorities, policy makers, companies and students about how it is possible, in different wastewater treatment plants, to reach HELCOM recommendation regarding phosphorous treatment.
Project:
Title:
Dynamic Sensitivity Mapping
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
Dynamic Sensitivity Mapping represents a tool for coastal zone management (http://maps.efficiensea.org). Sensitivity maps assemble spatial information about sensitivity of coastal areas in multi-layered maps. By adding a temporal component, they become dynamic and hence take into account that sensitivity may change with time. The tool shows the stepwise process of assembling a dynamic sensitivity map which is constructed of a series of distinct spatial elements grouped into significant elements (parameters) and parameter themes.
Project:
Title:
The EfficienSea Maritime Trainee Programme
Date:
Jan 2011
URL:
Description:
Public administrations and maritime universities have elaborated the programme model. It has been an iterative process between needs assessment, mapping the range of higher maritime education in the region and model design. The model has potential of later implementation and is intended to be exclusive and “out of the box” when it comes to content and design. It offers participating trainees a great start after the basic university degree, a fast career track with tailor made education at masters’ level and it provides international experience at an early stage. Download from efficiensea.org
Project:
Title:
Policy recommendations supporting ecovillages as a sustainable development drivers of rural areas in BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
6 issues (Energy, land use, planning & building regulation, Public funding & support, Alternative business & organizational models, Education, training & exchange, R&D focus on eco-living, alternative food production) as well as a number of potential reforms to tackle these areas have been identified in the recommendations. They are addressed to national MEPs, decision-makers at the EU institutions and other organizations on EU level in order to improve the development of ecovillages. Website: http://balticecovillages.eu/policy-recommendations-ecovillages-sustainable-rural-development.
Project:
Title:
Manual “Inspiring Stories from Ecovillages: Experiences with Ecological Technologies and Practices”
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
'The manual presents a selection of stories told by ecovillages' residents in BSR about solutions for ecological living concerning planning, construction, energy solutions, waste and waste water management, composting and recycling, food production, and transport and commuting. The book aims at providing a tangible view of the BSR ecovillages’ variety and innovativeness, as well as being a source of inspiration to anyone interested in searching for ecological solutions to housing and living issues, wherever they live. Book is available in EN, SV, FI, LV, LT, PL languages: http://goo.gl/A8IpVk
Project:
Title:
Manual "Living in Harmony: Inspiring Stories From Ecovillages"
Date:
Nov 2013
URL:
Description:
'The manual presents stories from European ecovillages that describe stages of ecovillage life cycle: the formation of a vision and establishment; settlement and the first years of living in a community; developmental changes in the community and their management; and the ecovillage becoming a centre of spreading knowledge. The book aims at introducing different ecovillage models and their governance, helping to understand problems faced by ecovillages and giving new founders a sense of perspective when designing their own ecovillage. In EN, SV, FI, LV, LT, PL languages: http://goo.gl/BI5GMC
Project:
Title:
"Ecovillage road" website
Date:
Feb 2013
Description:
Ecovillage road website is a virtual platform for ecovillages, consultants and related eco-initiatives to showcase and offer their knowledge, services and products to the general public in a variety of thematic groups. Registered objects are marked on a virtual map allowing tourists to travel by this road and visit ecovillages. The website aims at gathering valuable knowledge accumulated through the Ecovillage movement and making it accessible to a broader public. It is intended to facilitate learning for visitors, and income-generation for ecovillagers. www.ecovillageroad.eu
Project:
Title:
Ecovillage Sustainability Self-evaluation Test
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
ICT tool - Ecovillage sustainability self-evaluation test - serves as a tool for leaders of established or initiated ecovillages to: a) form a vision of the ecovillage; b) diagnose the real ecovillage situation; c) assess the gap between vision and reality; d) identify what aspects of the ecovillage governance should be improved. There are short and long versions of the test which measure ecovillage’s real and desirable situation on six main dimensions by using a 5 point scale. Available in 6 languages: http://balticecovillages.eu/ecovillage-sustainability-self-evaluation-test
Project:
Title:
Results and recommendations for sustainable manure management in the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
The Baltic Manure project recommendations cover the entire manure management chain, from animal feeding and housing systems to the choice of manure processing, storage and fertiliser use. The summarised recommendations are targetted for all stakeholders within manure management and give food for thought to decisionmakers, researchers, companies and farmers. The recommendations also direct all readers to finding the longer project reports with more detailed information.
Project:
Title:
Scenarios and recommendations for energy recovery from manure in the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
The report focuses on manure-based biogas as a core for manure energy use in the BSR. National scenarios for implementing the estimated manure energy potential, recommendations for supporting manure-based biogas and important best practices to ensure environmentally sound biogas production are given. The recommendations are applicable on farm- and company-scale to support planning and operating biogas plants and for advisory and decisionmaking for directing manure-based biogas into sustainable solutions.
Project:
Title:
Life cycle assessments of manure management techniques for the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
The report summarises the results of the life cycle assessments (LCAs) carried out for several manure management techniques over the BSR. For all technologies assessed, the environmental impacts (global warming, acidification, eutrophication) are evaluated along the whole manure management chain, quantified and compared to the applying reference manure management system. The data summarised offers insights into which actions affect which emissions and how to avoid pollution-swapping for policymakers, companies, and the farming community.
Project:
Title:
Standardisation of manure types with focus on phosphorus
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
Evaluation of existing standards for manure and proposals for new standards for manure types are presented to achieve a safe and sustainable agricultural use of manure as well as processed manure products. Algorithms for the variable-rate application of manure have been developed and guidelines for the sustainable use of phosphorus in agriculture. The recommendations can be applied especially in policymaking when directing phosphorus use of manure.
Project:
Title:
Business models for selected manure management technologies
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
The purpose of this report is to inspire technology developers and businesses considering manure management technologies as a business area. The business models describe important parameters to consider when entering the market for manure management technologies.
Project:
Title:
SUBMARINER Compendium – An Assessment of Innovative and Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The SUBMARINER Compendium provides, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the potential for innovative and sustainable uses of Baltic marine resources. The current state of knowledge has been gathered and set against the backdrop of environmental, institutional and regulatory conditions for the topics: * Macraoalge Harvesting & Cultivation, * Mussel Cultivation, * Reed Harvesting, * Large-Scale Microalgae Cultivation, * Blue Biotechnology, * Wave Energy, * Sustainable Fish Aquaculture, * Combinations with Offshore Wind Parks.
Project:
Title:
SUBMARINER Roadmap – Towards blue-green growth in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2013
URL:
Description:
The SUBMARINER Roadmap promotes new initiatives in the field of sustainable and innovative uses of Baltic marine resources. The focus is on the key issues that require joint efforts in the Baltic Sea Region in order to enhance blue-green growth in the region while sustaining and improving its natural capital and, in particular, the Baltic Sea itself. The SUBMARINER Roadmap serves as the reference document for the SUBMARINER Network which was granted flagship status under the Priority Area “Innovation” of the revised Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
SUBMARINER Interactive Map
Date:
Jun 2014
Description:
SUBMARINER has developed a web-based, interactive map showing institutions and sites connected to innovative marine uses across the Baltic Sea Region. The map can be accessed via http://map.submariner-project.eu. There is also the possibility to add new points to the map via the button “add point on map”. The entries can be filtered according to resources, countries, application fields as well as types of institutions and sites.
Title:
Farming Guidelines (agro practical guidelines)
Date:
Aug 2013
URL:
Description:
Farming Guidelines provide practical recommendations for conversion to and implementation of Ecological Recycling Agriculture. The main target group is farmers and advisors. The Guidelines present agronomic methods and optimization strategies for effective nutrient recycling on farm level. They also include Software Tools to improve crop rotation planning and nitrogen fluxes at farm level.
Title:
Internet portal to integrate issues of food production: beras.eu
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
A dynamic website with full desciption of BERAS main concepts: Ecological Recycling Agriculture, Diet for a Clean Baltic/Diet for a Green Planet and Sustainable Food Societies. The website gives the scientific background of the project and numreous practical examples and guidelines from all countries in the Baltic Sea region.
Title:
ROTOR model (ROTations in organic farming systems)
Date:
Aug 2013
Description:
ROTOR is a tool for long-term planning at field level to: 1) supply sufficient fodder for the farm animals 2) balance crop rotations taking weeds and plant protection into account 3) maximise Nitrogen-fixation from legumes 4) minimise Nitrogen-leaching to the environment. ROTOR software tool: http://beras.eu/what-we-do/era-guidelines/ at the bottom of the page.
Title:
Policy interventions for Ecological Recycling Agriculture
Date:
Nov 2011
URL:
Description:
Policy Interventions for Ecological Recycling Agriculture explores the policy options available to governments that wish to promote a conversion to Ecological Recycling Agriculture. It concludes that national flexibility is considerable both in terms of legislation, taxation and financial support schemes. For EU member states, there exist a number of little-used possibilities to utilize funding from the Common Agricultural Policy to reward farmers for recycling practices.
Title:
BERAS book: Farming for the Future - with a focus on the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2012
URL:
Description:
This book describes how Ecological Recycling Agriculture farming can reduce the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and help to reduce climate change. It presents descriptions of the ecosystems that support the health of the biosphere - terrestrial and marine, the climate, and global food production. A historical overview of agricultural practices which can deplete the resources that support our existence is given. It explains how we can restore fertility to the soil, bring depleted land back to bloom and produce food that can nourish the world.
Project:
Title:
Action plans for transnational business registration in BSR countries
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The action plan drafts a scenario for the optimal multilateral business registration process. The ideal procedure was used as a target state, on which basis it was evaluated, which conditions need to be changed or adapted in each country and in the co-operation between the countries to reach this target state. As a result, step-by-step recommendations for necessary changes/adaptation of legal frames and regulations to facilitate a cross-border business registration process in 6 countries (BY, EE; DE, LV, DK, FI) were stated. The plan is attached as output_2.
Project:
Title:
Action plan for facilitated transnational employment processes of foreign labour in BSR countries
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The Action Plan on facilitating the employment of foreign labour focuses on necessary changes and adoptions in legal frames and regulations needed in four project partner countries (FI, DE, EE; LV) to implement a future ideal process scenario. The final plan contains the description of the ideal process, clear descriptions of the current processes, problems and challenges therein and finally, recommendations that preferably give insight to the way legislation needs to be amended in order to attain the state each country aims for.
Project:
Title:
Good Practice Use of ICT in Healthcare and its Potential Transferability
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
This report presents cases that focus on the treatment of elderly people suffering from chronic diseases. The cases either take a broad look at eHealth (LIS, IT Health, Supporting the daily life of ageing people at home by means of eHealth) or tackle the major chronic diseases diabetes (DIABETIVA, Health Optimum), cardiovascular diseases (TeleGuard, TEMPiS, Health Optimum, ELCP, and Video consultation for the treatment of chronic heart patients), or COPD (TELEKAT, The Patient Briefcase).
Project:
Title:
eHealth in education in the Baltic Sea Area
Date:
May 2011
URL:
Description:
The aim of this baseline study is to explain the extent, level, and content of eHealth in the existing formal educational systems in Lithuania, Germany, Finland, Norway and Denmark in order to identify future educational needs within this area. The study has revealed a wide range of programmes and courses in the five countries which included eHealth elements. And, apart from Lithuania, all countries also report on programmes in pure eHealth. Moreover, there are in all countries relatively many programmes with a high emphasis on the technical and engineering part of eHealth. But especially in the education of health care professionals (physicians, nurses etc.) it was found that the integration of eHealth elements is often marginal or not existent.
Project:
ACL
Title:
Brochure ACL - Results and recommendations
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
Description:
The final ACL brochure summarizes the studies that have been conducted in 30 months of project lifetime and the resultant recommendations for action. Interviews with project partners and the business sector as well as a retrospect on how ACL promoted transnational cooperation in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region round the final brochure out.
Project:
ACL
Title:
Strengthening the logistic sector in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
Description:
In this brochure four Logistics centres from Germany, Denmark and Belarus are analysed in detail. An assessment of the experience gathered at these sites serves as a basis for the formulation of general recommendations for building, implementing and operating logistics centres. In addition two best practice IT solutions for transport management, developed by ACL, are illustrated.
Project:
ACL
Title:
PORTlog - virtual freight village
Date:
Jun 2013
Description:
PORTlog is a marketing platform for logistic service providers, developed by ACL and hosted by Port of Hamburg Marketing. The core idea is to act as a broker for professional contacts between service providers and (potential) clients. According to matching criteria, companies can be selected for specific purposes. It enables customers from worldwide to locate the right service provider in the warehousing, logistics or transport fields for their imports and exports in Hamburg and the metropolitan region.
Project:
ACL
Title:
Recommendations on the promotion of accessibility and connection of remote areas in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
Description:
The core findings from the ACL project activities were adapted into specific recommendations on the improvement of the accessibility and attractiveness of the Amber Coast region. The recommendations have been defined for each country. It is mainly addressed to transport experts and politicians.
Project:
Title:
BALTRAD system Version 2.0
Date:
Apr 2014
Description:
The BALTRAD system is the world’s most advanced international weather radar network that has been developed and deployed. The BALTRAD network is decentralized, preserving the partnerships transnational integrity. BALTRAD delivers value-added precipitation information to improve short-term weather forecasts. The BALTRAD network has successfully demonstrated deployment by integrating data from 50 weather radars in ten countries into the system, forming the basis for the BALTRAD+ project. The software is freely available at http://git.baltrad.eu/git
Project:
Title:
Documentation of BALTRAD system Version 2.0, set of Manuals for installing and operating the system
Date:
Apr 2014
Description:
The BALTRAD software system uses state-of-the-art software development-, documentation- and maintenance tools. The set of manuals includes support to organisations that plan to take the BALTRAD system on board and use it for their purposes and to specify the investments to establish the BALTRAD system. Manuals are implemented on-line, some in wiki-style. The following on-line manuals are available: er Guide: http://git.baltrad.eu/ug.html ; Cookbook: http://git.baltrad.eu/trac/wiki/cookbook
Project:
Title:
“Business Incubators in the Baltic Sea Region – ways to increase quality and effectiveness” (Analysis paper)
Date:
Jun 2011
URL:
Description:
Aim of the study: comparison/analysis of business incubators in partner countries. The analysis included 15 business incubators in partner countries revealing the status quo and development needs of business incubators based on data about their history of development, financing structure, processes and services, management aspects and follow up to incumbent SMEs. Findings and recommendations disseminated to the project stakeholders: business incubators, local and regional municipalities as well as used further in the project for capacity building. http://www.ibi-net.eu/uploads/filedir/BI%20in%20BSR-Analysis-Final_1.pdf
Project:
Title:
IBI Net Portal
Date:
May 2012
Description:
An on-line centralized information source and platform for cooperation and information exchange among IBI Net member organizations (incubators) and their companies. Portal contains information about 200 companies’ products, services, cooperation offers, business proposals, as well as all contact information, etc. In PP countries. It provides automatic and manual data collection tool from Business incubator websites and fast and convenient search tool. Portal has been launched at the beginning of May. IBI Net Portal can be accessed through project website: http://portal.ibi-net.eu/
Project:
Title:
IBI Net Operational Guidelines
Date:
Mar 2012
URL:
Description:
IBI Net Guidelines is a IBI Net Network work plan for network activities beyond the project. The plan is further implemented by IBI Net network led by IBI Net Association. IBI Net Operational Guidelines were designed to cover areas, formats and tools for cooperation of IBI Net members after completion of the project financed by the BSR Programme 2007 -2013. http://ibi-net.eu/uploads/filedir/IBI_NET_Report_FINAL_1.pdf
Project:
Title:
ICT Tool for Monitoring business incubator company progress
Date:
May 2012
Description:
ICT Tool is available through www.ibi-net.eu. ICT Tool for monitoring development of BI companies elaborated and available to consultants and coaches of business incubators. This tool is for business incubators, technology centres . Partner business incubators are responsible for data input into the ICT Tool for monitoring development of companies. ICT Tool is as an online diary/development plan (monitoring tool - the set of actions planned for incumbent companies through modules of ICT Tool, implemented and assessed) and created by responsible coach, used and updated by coach and leader of incumbent company. The file created for each company is a private file only used by the coach and the leader of the incumbent company. Link http://remote.technologiezentrum.de:3080/
Project:
Title:
Financial Guidelines
Date:
May 2012
URL:
Description:
Financial Guidelines embrace financing models and options for funding BI, cost-benefit analysis of financing BI based on the performance, analysis on sources of funding, recommendations on sources and methods of BI financing. Link: http://www.ibi-net.eu/uploads/filedir/120510_ibi_financial_guidelines_mgnt_summary.pdf
Title:
The "Barometer of attractiveness"
Date:
Sep 2012
URL:
Description:
Telemark Research Institute has analyzed key indicators in various countries and participating regions and municpalities in order to investigate and compare the place attractiveness in perpective of 3 dimensions of attractiveness. The output contains a number of reports and presentations given at conferences and workshops during the project period. The findings have triggered a discussion among decision makers and others about the drivers behind increased attractiveness and contributed to raised awareness and change of mental maps. A summing up called "Attractiveness for Settlement" can be downloaded.
Title:
A collection of new narratives and rural highlights
Date:
Sep 2012
URL:
Description:
The first output created was the "Guidelines for storytelling and new narratives" which resulted in a variety of new narratives and marketing concepts. Some partners produced videos, books, leaflets, corporate logos,signs and events where the new narratives and profiles were communicated to a wider public. Through websites, TV programs, newspapers and the leaflet "Roadmap to rural highlights" the new approach to marketing and ambient branding of the various places have been communicated. Roadmap to rural highlights can be downloaded from our webpage.
Project:
Title:
Incentive payments for high quality Primary Health Care performance
Date:
Nov 2012
URL:
Description:
Quality standards in Primary Health Care (PHC) service have a two-fold importance: for the continuing improvement in health outcomes for patients; and for achieving an increased efficiency and effectiveness in health systems from primary through to tertiary care. Capitation reflects quantity of provided services, while a Quality Bonus System open to family doctors on a voluntary basis, can promote quality improvements. The report describes how to achieve a PHC system largely funded on capitation allied to performance incentives, and the comprehensive task for PHC is analysed.
Project:
Title:
Multi professional teamwork to gain better community health
Date:
Nov 2012
URL:
Description:
Multi professional teamwork to gain better community health. Developing the potential of high quality Primary Health Care (PHC). This report thoroughly describes how, through the development of true team-work it is possible to change the old, hierarchic “top-down” structure of PHC into a modern organization based on horizontal communication and good leadership - necessary for an effective development of quality of care.
Project:
Title:
Changing Brain drain to Brain Circulation
Date:
Nov 2012
URL:
Description:
How to secure enough Primary Health Care (PHC) resources in the Baltic Sea Region. In this pilot project postgraduate training in PHC programs for physicians and nurses working outside the health care sector, wishing to return to their profession, has been offered. The economic impact of returning physicians is of transnational significance. Movement of medical manpower has its positive effects as well: bringing new knowledge, experience, new approaches and organisation of work into a country enriching local traditions.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2013
URL:
Description:
The Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region (see http://strategy.baltadapt.eu) is a proposal preparing the ground for later political endorsement throughout the BSR. Its overriding aim is a connected region with informed actors on all levels responding to climate change in a way that ensures prosperity, competiveness, as well as clean water, and rich and healthy wildlife. It aims to be instrumental in mobilizing joint action in areas of work that require or significantly benefit from macro-regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Action Plan - Recommended actions and guidelines for climate change adaptation in the BSR
Date:
Sep 2013
URL:
Description:
The overriding goal of the Baltadapt Action Plan (see http://actionplan.baltadapt.eu) is to promote the implementation of the Baltic Sea Region Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change and to specify priority activities for the macro-region in the field of adaptation to climate change impacts. By recommending actions and proposing guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region, the action plan aims at strengthening the capacity for adaptation action at all relevant levels and at enhancing the adaptive capacity of the BSR.
Project:
Title:
Baltic Sea Region sub-section in Climate-ADAPT
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The Baltic Sea Region sub-section in the European Adaptation Platform "Climate-ADAPT" is accessible at http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/transnational-regions/baltic-sea/. It derives from the concept for a web-based information portal about climate change adaptation in the BSR developed within Baltadapt (see Baltadapt Report #12). Climate-ADAPT will be strengthend as an up-to-date portal and especially its section on transnational regions will be enriched with sound science information and implementation options.
Project:
Title:
Sectoral Impact Assessments for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Aug 2013
URL:
Description:
The sectoral impact assessments carried out in Baltadapt focus on climate change impacts on fish stocks and fisheries, coastal infrastructure, coastal tourism as well as marine biodiversity. Combined into one publication of the EUCC Coastline Report Series, they are available at http://www.eucc-d.de/coastline-reports-21-2013.html
Project:
Title:
The BGLC strategy
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
The BGLC strategy for future work in developing the transport connections. The focus is on Green Corridor Concepts, regional economic factors, business models, pilots and last but not least – how to form a stakeholders forum. Include goals, measures and time plan for each area. The Strategy represents the views of both project partners as well as representatives from the industry and stakeholders from the logistic sectors and is of both short-term and in a long-term perspective. To be used for developing the area. http://www.bothniangreen.se/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/BGLC_Boken_20140317_2.pdf
Project:
Title:
Evaluation tool for wider economic effects of railway investments
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
Description:
Computable General Equilibrium models (CGE) are powerful tools in the assessment of economic impacts of infrastructure investments, but the use of these models is expensive and requires specific skills, software and knowledge. This developed tool (for Sweden & Finland) is an accessible tool that is simple to use but gives results that are based on comprehensive CGE-modelling. The wider economic impacts calculated by this tool are supplementary to the results of a standard project assessment (CBA). http://www.pirkanmaa.fi/files/files/BGLC/BGLC_WP_53_report_Final_12022014.pdf
Project:
Title:
Technical viability and market opportunities for innovative intermodal technologies for semitrailers
Date:
Jun 2013
URL:
Description:
A study of technical viability and market opportunities for innovative intermodal technologies for semitrailers. The report includes a suggestion for a technical solution that could be used at a terminal to speed up the change between modes and therefore also lower the cost. Will be used by terminal owners, operators and infrastructure planners at regions and municipalities. http://www.bothniangreen.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BGLC-task-3-2-Study-of-technical-viability-and-market-opportunities-for-innovative-intermodal-technologies-for-semitrailers.pdf
Project:
Title:
Corridor Management Structures
Date:
Jan 2014
URL:
Description:
Includes an analysis of what have been done so far in the area of Corridor Management and also the success factors from working corridor management structures. The suggested Corridor Management structure for BGLC is a structure open to all stakeholders to participate in thematic work. A strategic advisors group act as decision board. A secretariat will handle the administrative support. http://www.bothniangreen.se/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BGLC_transport_corridor_management_structure-1.pdf
Project:
Title:
Green Corridor Manual
Date:
Sep 2012
URL:
Description:
The Green Corridor Manual guides to and identifies the basic elements, which constitute a green and efficient transport corridor compared to a traditional transport corridor. This identification will assist in improving existing corridors, as well as establishing new corridors. Therefore the manual can be seen as both an instrument for checking existing corridors, as well as a tool to improve or implement new green and efficient transport corridors.
Project:
Title:
Information Broker System
Date:
Mar 2012
URL:
Description:
The Information Broker; an actor and a common information exchange, facilitating and promoting efficient information sharing for the benefit of the stakeholders in the EWTC and the environment, was developed and tested. It is primarily to be regarded as a switchboard – it enables access to data sources and services provided by data providers and service providers, but should neither collect data nor develop services. The technical design and requirements of the broker function has been laid out in the process of the work.
Project:
Title:
Intelligent truck parking strategy for the EWTC
Date:
Mar 2012
URL:
Description:
This report is carried out as one part of Work Package 6D of the EWTCII project with the objective to develop a strategy for truck parking meeting the needs from both industry and society and map how Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) can be a tool to facilitate for drivers and help them comply with the driving and rest time regulations.
Project:
Title:
Establishment of the East West Transport Corridor Association
Date:
Sep 2012
URL:
Description:
The first step towards establishing this structure in order to secure cooperation within the EWTC was to form an initiative group in December 2009. Then, in June 2010 at the Constitutive Conference, the East West Transport Corridor Association was officially established. Today, the EWTC Association is a successful triple-helix organization of stakeholders from the public, private, and the academic sector acting to promote the EWTC concept.
Project:
Title:
Joint railway concept in the EWTC
Date:
Mar 2012
URL:
Description:
The aim of the creation of the Joint Rail Concept of the East-West Transport Corridor rail concept is broadening of business opportunities in the field of railway transport, achieving declared by the EWTC II project changes in transportation between the European and Asian markets and assuring smooth and seamless flow of goods along the corridor. The aim of the work was to comprehensively identify the principles and methods of the co-operation along the corridor.
Project:
Title:
Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediments - Guideline
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The guideline has a sustainability approach for management of contaminated sediments in dredging projects. It covers the whole process from identifying the need of dredging to the serviceability state after handling of the dredged sediments, i.e. “what to do” and give support to decisions to be made at different times throughout the whole process, i.e. “how to do”. This “how to do” tool-box comprises eleven parts related to the different decision situations during the life time of a project, all the way from sampling and testing of sediments to be dredged to monitoring of a completed construction. The guideline is to be used by stakeholders, consultants and contractors.
Project:
FM
Title:
Handbook on Cluster Landscapes
Date:
Sep 2011
URL:
Description:
A handbook for establishing the right foundation for a cluster, meant for cluster managers or companies in a cluster. The handbook focuses on creating the fuel for driving emerging audiovisual clusters at the level of small business parks further along in its development. The handbook invites members of a cluster to reflect about their work and what could help establish the right foundation to move on.
Project:
FM
Title:
Value Chains and Business Models in the Audiovisual Sector of the North and Central Denmark Regions
Date:
Sep 2011
URL:
Description:
The report provides an analysis of the current situation in the av-media sector in the Baltic Sea Region and comprises the latest global trends in developing innovative business models and appropriate value chains in a digital world. The report is based on national and international literature reviews , research of educational programmes, research of media networks and clusters in the regions, research of TV channels and the independent TV production sector and research of public funding schemes and other support schemes aimed at av-production.
Project:
FM
Title:
Intellectual Property Rights Guide
Date:
Mar 2012
URL:
Description:
The IPR Guide documents important issues of different digital distribution rights for the Baltic Sea Region. It is aimed at SMEs involved in digital distribution or transnational markets and wants to provide them with basic practicable knowledge concerning important legal aspects of their creative work.
Project:
FM
Title:
Cross-Sectorial Spillovers: Opportunity Spaces between the AV-Industry and Healthcare Sectors
Date:
Jun 2012
URL:
Description:
This research explores the opportunity space and cross-sectorial spillovers seen between the audiovisual industry and the healthcare sector in Denmark.
Title:
Economic Outlook for the Air Cargo Market in the Baltic Sea Region incl. development strategies
Date:
Jul 2013
URL:
Description:
This output encompasses economic outlook for the air cargo market in the Baltic Sea Region and integrates consolidated development scenarios for the regional airports in Poland, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus. Scenarios include “Flying trucks” concept, which appears to be further promoted and accepted. Economic outlook studies are based on application of economic and ICT methods and evaluation of the statistical data.
Title:
Air Cargo Security Compliance Requirements
Date:
Aug 2013
URL:
Description:
The guidelines integrate a guide on unification of standards within the air cargo sector of the BSR and air cargo security compliance requirements. It evaluates air cargo and supply chain security procedures that will enable airports and stakeholders in the BSR to be accepted as having equivalent security procedures to those in the EU Member States and a review of the air cargo security regulations and the role for the BSR. The guideline is dedicated for and integrates airport management and/or operational body incl. directly involved and related transport logistics service providers.
Title:
To Be Concept on Air Cargo Transport Information System
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The concept describes state-of-the-art framework and outlines future potential in the participating regions across the BSR regarding ICT development within the air cargo related logistics sector. The operational and functional range of the Baltic.AirCargo.Net platform is defined as well as the application of real-life case. The guideline is dedicated to, in particular, airport service providers, such as airlines, airport logistics centers, integrators, freight forwarding companies and local authorities, etc.
Title:
Development scenarios for regional airports incl. "flying trucks" concept and marketing strategies
Date:
Jul 2013
URL:
Description:
Development scenarios for regional airports of the BSR are showcased for Poland, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus. Scenarios include “Flying trucks” concept, which appears to be one of the most promising. Development scenarios for regional airports include current status analysis (economic performance data) and future development potential. Further components integrated in the development scenarios are marketing business actions and strategy propositions for regional airports that would foster air cargo sector development incl. regional economic development.
Project:
Title:
The Baltic Mining Waste Management Business Database
Date:
Feb 2015
URL:
Description:
The Baltic Mining Waste Management Business Database (the Baltic Business Database) was established to include small, medium as well as large companies that are active in the mining industry and mining waste management in BSR. The Database provides insight into regional specificities and cross-regional similarities and gives a much better idea of the size of this segment of the mining sector. A total of 556 enterprises are listed in the database. Enterprises can provide online their information to be added to Baltic Business Database. http://www.min-novation.eu/uploads/SME/index.htm
Project:
Title:
Report on the state of mining waste management in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Feb 2015
URL:
Description:
The report gives an overview of what R&D institutions have done research in mining waste management-related topics; how the European Union directives have been transposed into the national legislation; what is the rentability of a typical mining enterprise on the basis of a case study from the Upper Silesia region of Poland; the socioeconomic dimensions of the waste management sector; and which are the commonest forms of business cooperation between enterprises in the mining waste management sector and R&D institutions.
Project:
Title:
Film: Ripples on Baltic Waters
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
In Ripples on Baltic waters you meet three farmers from Latvia, Sweden and Germany that produce food and energy in a way that is good for the environment and society as a whole. By establishing wetlands, recycling toilet waste and using animal manure in a smart way they reduce nutrient leakage from the fields. If more farmers follow their lead, the Baltic Sea and watercourses in the region will have a brighter future. The Latvian farmer introduced in the film, Juris Cirulis, who runs the Mezaciruli family farm, was subsequently awarded the WWF Baltic Farmer of the Year Award for 2014.
Project:
Title:
Investments in upgrading Vecauce farm biogas plant for improved environmental effect (Latvia)
Date:
Sep 2014
URL:
Description:
Improvements in the Vecauce farm biogas plant in Latvia in digestate storage capacity, slurry spreading and biomass pre-treatment and feeding bring about • improved energy yield due to better fermentation of solid substrates; • cleaner waters and better soils from using perennial grasses instead of maize silage; • increased nutrient recycling and more efficient organic fertilization Vecauce is a research and training farm of the Latvian University of Agriculture and also welcomes delegations of farmers and policy makers to study visits.
Project:
Title:
5th Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea Conference
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
The Conference ‘Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea 2014’ was arranged for the 5th straight year, this time in Warsaw, Poland on 23-24 September 2014 as a cooperative effort of international and Polish organisations. The event attracted 210 participants from 12 countries with various backgrounds again proving its value for the stakeholders as a platform for knowledge sharing and cross-sector dialogue. The theme of this year's conference was 'Shared sea-shared challenges-shared solutions'. Conference report is available on the website www.gabbs.eu.
Project:
Title:
Agri-environmental Communication Navigator
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
Baltic Compass and Baltic Compact have promoted the role of communication in agri-environment management and the empowerment of farmers in agri-environment decisions and actions. The Baltic Communication Navigator for Agri-Enviro-Solutions integrates theory, experiences and lessons collected from stakeholders across the BSR to support step-by-step process management in local agri-environmental projects. It highlights possible communication challenges in each step and proposes ways to overcome conflicts. State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein from Germany as the host welcomes users to participate in further development of the tool.
Project:
Title:
Report: More from agriculture-testing the concept and practise of locally driven environmental initatives
Date:
Sep 2014
URL:
Description:
The report integrates the theory of ecosystem based management and the communication concept developed in Baltic COMPASS with case studies across the BSR and observations about the new CAP to uncover ways to achieve more from agriculture with respect to water quality and connected benefits. It concludes that the existing political and cooperation frameworks do allow to implement a more balanced and engaging agri-environmental management and that invididuals hold the key to change: open and honest communication.
Project:
Title:
Integrated transnational strategy paper to attract health professionals to remote primary care
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
The strategy paper outlines the most important issues to be considered when health professionals should be attracted to work in remote primary care. Information is delivered by the findings of the pilots carried out in tele-consultation and tele-mentoring during PrimCareIT project, reflecting also the results of the project ImPrim. Further, it integrates the outcomes from expert discussions and literature review which were carried out during PrimCareIT. The strategy paper provides input for awareness building and discussions with politicians and regional decision makers.
Project:
Title:
Report on fully implemented tele-consultation infrastructure and running processes in the pilot sites
Date:
Jan 2014
URL:
Description:
The report describes the full implementation of tele-consultation infrastructure and running processes in the seven pilot sites in Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden in the years 2012/2013. There are different set-ups regarding timeline, IT solutions, involvement and internal communication. Obstacles and hindering factors are identified as well as success factors such as motivation of participants, easy use of technology, time and cost savings in terms of lessons learned.
Project:
Title:
Report on fully implemented tele-mentoring infrastructure and running processes in 5 pilot sites
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
The report describes the implementation of tele-mentoring infrastructure and running processes in the five pilot sites in Belarus, Estonia, Finland and Lithuania in the years 2012/2013. There are different set-ups regarding timeline, IT solutions, involvement and internal communication. Obstacles and hindering factors are identified as well as success factors such as motivation of participants, easy use of technology, time and cost savings in terms of lessons learned.
Project:
Title:
Handbook with good practices and guidelines for implementing tele-consultation and tele-mentoring
Date:
Jun 2014
URL:
Description:
The partners of the project PrimCareIT have employed pilot implementations as a mean to study, test, apply and reflect upon the objectives of the project. Twelve pilots have been deployed: seven in tele-consultation and five in tele-mentoring. Data was gathered from all pilots by questionnaires, interviews and analysis of documents. The handbook focuses on the qualitative content analysis of the data and identifies the following factors as indicators for success: preparing, involvement, communication, technology, implementation, training, assessment, health economy.
Project:
Title:
Final Report brochure
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
After three years of intensive work the partners of the project PrimCareIT summed up all crucial information in one handy brochure. It shows how the experts from the regions pursued their thesis, to counteract brain drain and professional isolation of health professionals in remote primary health care through tele-consultation and tele-mentoring to strengthen social conditions in remote Baltic Sea Regions.
Project:
PEA
Title:
Renewable Energy Guide
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The renewable energy guide consists of an Excel Tool collecting items to estimate the effects and added value of local energy investments and a users guideline. Both parts are available in english language. They can be found on the PEA Web- Site http://www.peaproject.eu/index.php?id=96 and also in the Compendium Download Section.
Project:
PEA
Title:
Brochure on Energy Efficiency Measures on Local level
Date:
Nov 2011
URL:
Description:
The brochure is been dedicated to Energy Efficiency Measures on Local level and starts with some general remarks concerning the role of local authorities for climate protection. This brochure is also available in Latvian, Finish, Estonian, Lthuanian an German language. The Document can be downloaded from http://www.peaproject.eu/index.php?id=99
Project:
PEA
Title:
Brochure: Renewable Energy Production and Energy Saving Measures
Date:
Oct 2012
URL:
Description:
The brochure gives an overview on selected Renewable Energy Production and Energy Saving Measures. The Document exists in English laguage and can be dowenloaded from http://www.peaproject.eu/index.php?id=80
Project:
PEA
Title:
Baltic Energy Compendium (chapter 1 to 2)
Date:
Apr 2015
URL:
Description:
The Baltic Energy Compendium is directed to all possible adressees dealing with energy saving, energy production and supply at local or subregional level. The Compedium consists of 64 documents in 8 chapters: Introduction, PEA approach of energy planning, Regional application cases, Pilot investments,Feasibility Studies,Tool application, Strategic qualification and Transferability of Quality Criteria. For practical reasons it is provided as two zip files here (chapter 1-2 and chapter 3-7). The Compendium is also available in a special download section on the project Webseite: http://www.peaproject.eu/
Project:
PEA
Title:
Baltic Energy Compendium (chapter 3 to 7)
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
Description:
The Baltic Energy Compendium is directed to all possible adressees dealing with energy saving, energy production and supply at local or subregional level. The Compedium consists of 64 documents in 8 chapters: Introduction, PEA approach of energy planning, Regional application cases, Pilot investments,Feasibility Studies,Tool application, Strategic qualification and Transferability of Quality Criteria. For practical reasons it is provided as two zip files here (chapter 1-2 and chapter 3-7). The Compendium is also available in a special download section on the project Webseite: http://www.peaproject.eu/
Project:
Title:
Sulphur regulation in the baltic sea -scenarios for the Mid Nordic Region, threats and opportunities
Date:
Jan 2013
URL:
Description:
A study of the consequences of the stricter sulphur limits in northern Sweden, Finland and Norway. The study is based on known facts but also on analyses and estimates from academy, industry and authorities. The report covers three perspectives, Maritime, Industry and Logistics. The consequences, threats, and opportunities are elaborated with the time scenarios 2020 and 2030, but starting in the current situation 2012 and what most likely will happen in 2015; lowering the limit of Sulphur emission from 1% to 0,1% in northern Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Project:
Title:
All pieces in place -regional economic study in bottlenecks and capacity gaps on the MNGTC
Date:
Mar 2012
URL:
Description:
The investigation studies the bottlenecks, the need for measures in the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor, what potential exists in different scenarios and what effects these factors may have in Norway and Sweden. The study identifies the effects on society and regional development as a consequence of the proposed investments. The effects are described from the point of view of trade and industry, population development and settlement patterns, and service and possibilities for education.
Project:
Title:
The Midnordic transport study
Date:
Jun 2013
URL:
Description:
The Midnordic Transport Study analysed eastwest transport routes across the corridor and compared their competitiveness in regard to other routes in Northern Europe. The Study suggests the regions along the Midnordic Corridor focus their joint development efforts on logistics cooperation in exports to Russia. The St. Petersburg region alone offers notable export potential for consumer goods. With regional cooperation, it is possible to create competitive supply chains. The report are in finnish but there is a english summary at the project website.
Project:
Title:
CHEMSEA Findings
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
Publication targetet on maritime authorities and people dealing professionally with dumped chemical munitions. Contains, a.o. the following recommedations: - Guidelines on CWA contamination at sea; - Recommendations for the disposal of hazardous waste, including a graphical decision scheme and technical aspects; - Contingency plan for the Baltic Sea in case of a major CWA related accident - Recommedations for the fishing boat crews
Project:
Title:
Stationary leakage model in case of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) spill in the Baltic Sea - summary description
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
CHEMSEA developed a model resolving the dynamics of surface and nearbottom water layers and predicting the concentrations and transport patterns of dissolved CWAs and their degradation products. The model has been calibrated using real data (hydrology, bathymetry, degradation rates) obtained within the CHEMSEA project. Short time simulations have shown probable pollution of the investigated areas. These results were used as basis for CHEMSEA contingency planning. Sample images from the model and further results of the model can be obtained from /www.chemsea.eu/Risk_Assessment,9.html
Project:
Title:
Handbook for Fishermen & emergency pictogramms
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
Guidebook for Fishing Boat Crews describes precautions, handling and legal procedures in case of chemical munition bycatch. For even simplified message, flyers and pictogram stickers were also produced. This guidance-kit has been disseminated during the cycle of CHEMSEA trainings for fishermen and is also available via project website www.chemsea.eu/guidelines.php
Project:
Title:
Updated maps of all areas of the Baltic Sea contaminated with chemical munitions
Date:
Mar 2014
Description:
The maps will be used during updates of nautical charts and maritime spatial planning. All the produced by CHEMSEA maps can be viewed in form of pdfs, available both via the www.chemsea.pl and http://www.chemsea.eu/Characterization_&_Mapping,22.html.
Project:
Title:
Report: Three investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in Belarus
Date:
Sep 2014
URL:
Description:
Three municipal wastewater treatment (cities of Molodecho, Grodno and Vitebsk) plants invested in enhanced phosphorous removal and better control of the process. Technology purchased by the plants was unknown in Belarus before and investments done in PRESTO have been showcasing this technology for the whole Belarusian water sector. The annual reduction of phosphorous will be app. 200 tons.
Project:
Title:
Technical audit reports to enhance phosphorous removal in 5 wastewater treatment plants
Date:
Sep 2014
URL:
Description:
Five technical audit reports for the wastewater treatment plants in Belarus (Baranovichi, Grodno, Moldechno, Vitebsk and Lida) includes the description of the current technical processes, necessary technology to decrease the concentration of phosphorus in purified wastewater and the consequent additional investment and operation costs. Target of the audits were to support plants to reach HELCOM recommendation, the concentration of 0.5 mg/l phosphorus in outgoing wastewaters.
Project:
Title:
On-line training material package about municipal wastewater treatment and nutrient removal
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
On-line training package concluding the topics of PRESTO project are available at http://www.prestobalticsea.eu/index.php/pr:capacity_building. Materials among other things include information about impacts of nutrients on water bodies, appearance and amounts of nutrients in municipal wastewater and investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants. It includes the Framework Paper for development of education on waste water treatment and brochures about nutrients in the Baltic Sea.
Project:
Title:
Report: Investment in Kaunas municipal wastewater treatment plant in Lithuania
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
Kaunas wastewater treatment plant was built in 1998 and currently the plant serves 375 000 persons in the Kaunas municipality area. After the start of the operation plant has focused on optimizations on treatment process and on its actions on reducing nutrient input to the river Neman and to the Baltic Sea. Investments implemented in the PRESTO project where part of the ongoing optimization process and they are described in the Report “Saving the Baltic Sea – Investing in municipal wastewater treatment in Kaunas, Lithuania”.
Project:
Title:
Report: Investment in Daugavpils municipal wastewater treatment plant in Latvia
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
Project:
Title:
Aquabest Recommendations on sustainable aquaculture
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
Description:
Aquabest project tested various paths towards sustainable aquaculture growth. Sustainability can demonstrably be achieved by implementing best technologies and practices, which would be subject to smart and efficient regulation. Recommendations for stakeholders are based on project activities and stakeholder dialogue, which are also documented in over 30 Aquabest working reports. The final report of Aquabest project towards decision makers.
Project:
Title:
Aquabest Code of Conduct on sustainable aquaculture
Date:
Sep 2012
URL:
Description:
A policy paper, which is based on stakeholder questionnaires and series of stakeholder meetings, to identify bottlenecks in the development of BSR aquaculture. Code of Conduct defined political-strategic goals, for which tools were developed during the Aquabest project. Recommendations for stakeholders are based on project activities and stakeholder dialogue, which are also documented in over 30 Aquabest working reports. The final report of Aquabest project towards decision makers.
Project:
Title:
Spatial planning guidelines for Baltic Sea Region aquaculture
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
A spatial planning process for fish and mussel farming was conducted in the region of Jämtland and Kalmar. The purpose was to suggest a common road map/manual for localizing sustainable aquaculture farms in the Baltic Sea Region. The manual was created in a real case scenario where ten fish farming locations and twelve favourable blue mussel farming sites were pointed out in the region of Kalmar.
Project:
Title:
Feasibility study guidelines for aquaculture recirculation farming
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
Description:
To evaluate preconditions of establishing new fish farms, feasibility studies are often carried out by public decision makers and private sector. Feasibility study guidelines to promote use of the Danish recirculation farming concept (Model fish farms) to the entire Baltic Sea region was produced. The guidelines was field tested in Belarus.
Project:
Title:
Baltic Fashion Findings
Date:
Oct 2013
URL:
Description:
The Baltic Fashion Findings sum up the main results of the project. They provide an overview on the state of the fashion industry with regard to support offers in each country and present a selection of the most successful support programmes, business trainings as well as innovative approaches that have been assessed, developed and/or carried through. Furthermore, this document recommends actions to stimulate the fashion sector at national level as well as across the BSR.
Project:
Title:
Publication: Baltic Fashion Innovation
Date:
Sep 2013
URL:
Description:
In the course of the project, fashion innovations and their applications were analysed. They focused on the topics of sustainability, new niches as well as materials and technologies. The innovative approaches identified were compiled in the digest "Baltic Fashion Innovations". The publication is targeted towards fashion designers to serve as a source of inspiration and to motivate them to take up innovate elements/methods in their work.
Project:
Title:
PublicationSustainable Fashion - New Approaches
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
This publication aims to provide a source of inspiration for students, designers and companies, and all stakeholders whose interests lies in the areas of sustainable fashion. The book presents approaches to fashiontaht embrace future-oriented value. Several chaptes illustrate how effective fashion can be a transformative or change agent. A sustainable approach can also reframe current business thinking and real opportunites for innovative business strategies. Sustainable Fashion proposes how we can make positie change in current practives and how to effect new mindsets, creating transformation in fashion.
Project:
Title:
Age, Gender and Innovation - Strategy program and action plans for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
Description:
Strategy programme on Age, Gender and Innovation: Policies and Strategies to Improve Employability and Work Ability of Women and older People in the Baltic Sea Region. Action plan for the Hanse-Parlament with 50 SMEs promoters as a network of business chambers and associations from all BSR countries: Promote employment of women and elders. c) Action plan for the Baltic Sea Academy as a network of 17 academic institutions from 9 BSR countries: Promote employment of women and elders. Publishing in the series of Baltic Sea Academy, Volume 12, ISBN: 9783735784919.
Project:
Title:
Further training program for consultants, women, older persons and SMEs
Date:
Oct 2012
URL:
Description:
Practical tested and evaluated Concept and Curricula of a Train the Trainer programme for the permanent implementation for trainings of consultants by academiecs and universities. Practical tested and evaluated Concept and Curricula of a training and coaching for consultants to improve advisory competence to increase labour participation for womens and elders in SMEs. Practical tested and evaluated Concept and Curricula of a training for SMEs to improve labour participation for women and elderly and to increase innovation capacity.
Project:
Title:
Identification, Transfer and Implementation of Best Practice Measures
Date:
Nov 2013
URL:
Description:
Identify and transfer 10 best practices on the promotion of labour participation of women and elders from the Northern European countries to selected countries of the Baltic Sea Region (Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus). Published: Women and elderly on the BSR labour market - good practices` analysis and transfer; Publication series of the Baltic Sea Academy,, Hamburg 2014, Volume 16, ISBN: 9783735791412.
Project:
Title:
Cooperation agreements to promote sustainable innovation
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
Description:
Regional/National Memorandum of Understanding between project partners and other regional institutions to promote sustainable innovation through higher participation of women and elders in SMEs. In the context of five workshops cooperation agreements were concluded for Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Northern Poland and Northern Germany. The agreements each contain a comprehensive program to promote innovation connected to equal opportunities for women and older workers in SMEs, which is realized by the cooperation partners.
Project:
Title:
Studies and surveys on women entrepreneurship and labor market participation of women
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
Description:
The results show significant differences between the women entrepreneurs in the Baltic countries. A survey of German entrepreneurs leads to interesting results and delivers targeted approaches for necessary funding. In investigations and surveys the situation and perspectives for women in SMEs in Poland are analyzed. Based on these results, alternative scenarios for development in the future are formulated. Published: Series of the Baltic Sea Academy, Hamburg 2014, Volume 19, ISBN: 9783735757296.
Project:
Title:
Policy Paper addressing the CBSS Expert Group on Sutainable Development
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
Based on the thematic dossier and the Round Table with the CBSS-Baltic21,the project developed a set of recommendations on Bioenergy Promotion in the Baltic Sea Region. These recommendations were discussed with Baltic 21 and the final version of the recommendations was presented after project implementation period at a workshop by Baltic Sea Paliamentary Conference,CBSS and the Baltic Sea Region Cooperation in the Finnish Parliament in March 2014.
Project:
Title:
Transfer initiatives and actions - Dialogue between Bioenergy Promotion 2 Demo regions
Date:
Jun 2015
URL:
Description:
Project:
Title:
Recommendations for the stimulation of regional value chains in the bioenergy sector
Date:
Jan 2014
URL:
Description:
The report addresses the BSR level recommendations in terms of supporting regional value chains for bioenergy. This includes: -Provide approaches, not single solutions -Integrate different actors -Integrate different processes -Strive for cross-sector integration -Look for potential industrial symbiosis -Optimise the Regional Value Chains We have in this report focused on non-technical barriers such as: -Economic and social issues -Influence on different administrative levels -Gaining and sustaining trust amongst stakeholders.
Project:
Title:
7 business models developed for potential regional bioenergy investments
Date:
Jun 2015
URL:
Description:
Business models for bioenergy investment have been developeed for the following regions: - Case Valtimo municipality in North Karelia - Gdynia - Kalundborg - Ludza - Lundby - Riese Green Village - Rotenburg (Wümme)
Project:
Title:
Training Package in Green Public Procurement
Date:
Apr 2013
URL:
Description:
A comprehensive training package on Green Public Procurement availble in English and the national languages of the project partnership (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and German). The material is published online at www.balticgpp.eu. The training package consists of presentation material (power point) and a manual for the trainer.
Project:
Title:
E-learning tool on Green Public Procurement
Date:
Feb 2013
Description:
The e-learning tool is a shorter training course on Green Public Procurement available in English and the national languages of the project partnership (Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and German). The e-learning till is published online at www.balticgpp.eu
Project:
Title:
Success Stories on Green Public Procurement
Date:
Aug 2013
Description:
24 success stories on Green Public Procurement have been published online at www.balticgpp.eu. The stories illustrate how green public procurement can be done in practise and the added value as experienced by each procuring organization.
Project:
Title:
Film on Green Public Procurement
Date:
Jun 2013
Description:
The 2 minute introduction to Green Public Procurement is a highly motivational and inspiring insight into the practise of this type of procurement. The film is available online at www.balticgpp.eu in English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and German.
Project:
Title:
MSP Governance Framework
Date:
Jun 2014
URL:
Description:
The overarching ambition of the PartiSEApate project was to develop a MSP Governance Model, which includes recommendations on transnational consultations as well as on pan-Baltic cooperation. The various above project activities all feed into this model. Additionally, interviews with sector representatives as well as MSP governance experts entered into the analysis. The model serves as recommendations to the HELCOM-VASAB Working Group on MSP for developing guidelines on transnational cooperation and consultations as well on public participation. URL: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/MSP-governance-framework-report1.pdf
Project:
Title:
Synthesis report from single sector workshops
Date:
May 2014
URL:
Description:
Representatives from different sectors (aquaculture, shipping & ports, nature conservation & environment, fishery, offshore wind energy, underwater cultural heritage, climate change, research and data network building) were invited to discuss MSP-related issues relevant to their sector in the Baltic Sea. Findings were compiled in a synthesis report (Full report: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Syntesis-report-from-pan-Baltic-Dialogues-2013.pdf; Flyer: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PartiSEApate_Workshop-Findings_Flyer.pdf)
Project:
Title:
Report on BSR MSP Data Group
Date:
May 2014
URL:
Description:
The PartiSEApate Governance Framework recommends the establishment of an expert group on data as a sub-group to the HELCOM-VASAB Working group. In this report Terms of Reference for a data expert group are presented. It takes stock of the prevailing MSP data situation in the BSR and defines necessary conditions and steps for establishing a MSDI as well as concretises the tasks, structure and function of the dedicated MSP Data Working Group (URL: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/BSR-MSP-Data-Group_report.pdf)
Project:
Title:
Public Service Obligations (PSO)/Route Development Funds (RDF) application guidelines
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
PSO/RDF application guidelines enable regions applying guidelines into corresponding national laws concerning public service obligations in air transport. They give precise understanding what steps should be taken and what contents (e. g. what airlines with what kind of aircraft) should be considered when tendering a PSO/RDF route. With the help of application guidelines, routes being economically not viable, but resulting in positive regional economic effects can be sustained and initiated. Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/results-outputs.
Project:
Title:
Public transport service SWOT-analysis studies
Date:
Oct 2013
URL:
Description:
Analysis enables regions/airports to improve intermodal connectivity giving the PP precise look on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) regarding current/future linkage of their airports with PTS. With the help of the analysis usage of PTS for accessing BSR airports can be increased; individual traffic lowered. So reductions of emissions of greenhouse gases per departing/arriving passenger can be achieved (ecological sustainability). Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/services/documents/category/55-results?download=423:swot-analysis-final-version.
Project:
Title:
Passenger (PAX) market potential analysis
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
PAX market potential analysis implementation folder gives in-depth analysis of regions’/airports’ potentials regarding new or specified routes. PPs received comprehensive analysis of new routes containing network, low cost and charter routes. Out of identified routes, PPs can target certain amount of routes/airlines to be approached. The analysis of focus routes were presented by several PPs to airlines and airport representatives at the Routes Europe Conference in Marseilles in April 2014. Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/results-outputs.
Project:
Title:
Joint airport marketing strategy toolbox
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
Joint marketing strategies provide regions/airports with a toolbox of marketing strategies to attract airlines to set up new flight routes. PPs and airports in the BSR receive information what marketing strategies could be of the essences for what kind of airport aiming at what kind of target group. PPs learn how to approach airlines, how to make the airport attractive for PAX and how to make politicians, civil servants, companies, tourism industry aware of the meaning of airports for the regional economy and welfare. Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/results-outputs.
Project:
Title:
Study on regional economic justification of PSO/ RDF
Date:
Dec 2013
URL:
Description:
Output reveals the economic impacts of PSO/RDF routes to/from PPs airports and shows that those flight connections which in a first perception are not economically viable result in positive regional economic effects. PPs receive information about airport as “economic factor”, i.e. economic value of airport arising from the production of air transport services and about airport as “location factor”, i.e. catalytic effects arising from the consumption of air transport services provided at airport. Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/results-outputs.
Title:
Ageing Workforces in the Baltic Sea Region - Recommendations for Social Partners and Policy Makers
Date:
Sep 2014
URL:
Description:
These recommendations for Social Partners and Policy Makers were developed during the Best Agers Lighthouses project activities. They can play an important role in empowering and encouraging management and employees of organisations to jointly introduce age management measures at the workplace. The organisational interventions carried out in the “Best Agers Lighthouses” project may serve as good examples, and the recommendations are based upon the experience gathered in the course of the project.
Title:
Competitiveness and Employment for the Future: Good Examples of Age Management in the BSR
Date:
Sep 2014
URL:
Description:
This compilation of findings of the Best Agers Lighthouses project includes a description of the project approach and describes the rationale behind it. The case studies of nine public and private employers which introduced age management interventions in their HR policy as so called “Lighthouse Organisations” are presented. Furthermore, evaluation results show the changes and effects of the interventions. Finally, recommendations that were developed during the project activities are presented for employers as well as for policy makers and social partners.
Title:
The potential of workers aged 55+ in the opinion of managers of SMEs and public organizations
Date:
Sep 2014
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The bilingual evaluation report (Polish + English) "The potential of workers aged 55+ in the opinion of managers of SMEs and public organizations from the Baltic Sea Region" presents detailed results of the interviews with managers from the nine Lighthouse Organisations developed by the Scientific Partners Anita Richert-Kaźmierska and Katarzyna Stankiewicz from Gdansk University of Technology. It includes the description of the applied research methodology, evaluation results from an ex-ante analysis and an ex-post analysis of the managers´ opinions as well as a comparison plus a conclusion
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Older, experienced and in good health. Action opportunities to manage the demographic change
Date:
Sep 2014
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This workshop concept for trade union representatives was developed by Arbeit und Leben Hamburg and includes an additional collection of information material and data sources. It´s addressed to employees representatives to sensitize them about age management practices and demonstrate how it can be implemented in a way that suits and supports employees´ demands.
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Age Management in Practice - Best Agers Lighthouses Recommendations for Employers
Date:
Sep 2014
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The recommendations for employers were developed during the Best Agers Lighthouses project activities. They shall encourage other employers to follow suit. Scientific studies have shown that age management is not only beneficial to the individual employee, but also sound business practice that helps organisations to sustain their productivity and competitiveness despite the demographic challenge. The 9 organisational interventions carried out in the project may serve as good examples, and the recommendations are based upon the experience gathered in the course of the project.
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Final Report of the Co2olBricks project
Date:
Dec 2013
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The Final Report of the Co2olBricks project delivers a comprehensive documentation about the setup, the various activities and results of the project’s work as well as the experiences made in an international project. With the results Co2olBricks would like to encourage further activities in the field of climate change mitigation and heritage preservation.
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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings – A handbook of best practice examples, …
Date:
Dec 2013
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The handbook gives an overview of the results that have been gained by the Co2olBricks work group Technical Solutions. The aim was to compile examples and results concerning energy-saving weak points and potentials of buildings with historical value. In all the topics theory meets practice, meaning that the calculated energy efficiency rehabilitation measures were identified and tested under real conditions in existing buildings. The outcome is this handbook of commonly used and innovative methods.
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