TerraFest Eko march 2016

(12 July 2016) – CESNET-Italy-Slovenia-Croatia has launched an invitation to participate in the TerraFest Eko march 2016, on 1-6 August, between Rijeka and Karlovac. The march will be complemented with seed exchange, bioregionalism and permaculture workshops. Earth festivals exist in many cultures, ancient and modern, from mountains to the oceans. In rural and semi-rural communities, […]

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Three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

(05 July 2016) – The European Commission today launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, the prizes will reward innovative approaches to integrating solar energy into historical buildings, […]

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ECOLISE at ENRD seminar

(04 July 2016) – On 1 July the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) invited ECOLISE to participate in a seminar interestingly entitled “Changing our Mindsets – Seizing opportunities in the Green Economy”. The seminar was part of the ENRD’s work where the main objective is to maximise the impact that […]

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(12 July 2016) – CESNET-Italy-Slovenia-Croatia has launched an invitation to participate in the TerraFest Eko march 2016, on 1-6 August, between Rijeka and Karlovac. The march will be complemented with seed exchange, bioregionalism and permaculture workshops.

ekomarchEarth festivals exist in many cultures, ancient and modern, from mountains to the oceans. In rural and semi-rural communities, seeds are an integral part of many rituals, ceremonies and festivals that celebrate the cycle of birth, life and death.

TerraFest is an opportunity to meet and celebrate that old spirit of sharing rooted in the territories of the bioregions between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Also this year the event dedicated to ecology, the fair share and exploration of the landscape in bioregions, continuing the path outlined in the previous edition.

The walk will take place in Croatia. It starts in Rijeka, going from project to project, covering about 150 km on foot to Karlovac. Along the way, numerous associations and activist groups will meet, make presentations and workshops, exchange seeds, books and much more from their areas to improve relations.

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(05 July 2016) – The European Commission today launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.

horizonprizeWorth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, the prizes will reward innovative approaches to integrating solar energy into historical buildings, using renewable energy in hospitals, and developing products that help cut emissions by reusing carbon dioxide (CO2).

Contestants can apply until 26 September 2018 for the Photovoltaics meets history contest and until 3 April 2019 for the two others.

Applicants have total freedom in the approach they take to deliver the breakthrough solution.

The rules of the contests are available on the Horizon Prizes website.

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(04 July 2016) – On 1 July the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) invited ECOLISE to participate in a seminar interestingly entitled “Changing our Mindsets – Seizing opportunities in the Green Economy”.

The seminar was part of the ENRD’s work where the main objective is to maximise the impact that the EU’s rural development programmes (RDPs) have on promoting the transition to a green economy in rural areas.

Simultaneous interpretation was provided for some 50 participants in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish during the plenary session.

The seminar was opened by Mauro Ponelli, DG AGRI, who spoke on the new demands on rural development since COP21 and earlier EU commitments to de-carbonising the economy.

The EU now has agreed to produce 27% of its energy from renewables, while sequestering more carbon and ensuring food security.

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