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GreenFORCE - GREENFORCE: FOSTER RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FOR GREEN TRANSITION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Duration:
36 months (2022 - 2025)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
UE-funded research - HE - Widening Participation and spreading excellence
Funding body:
COMMISSIONE EUROPEA
Project identification number:
101059411
PoliTo role:
Partner

Abstract

GreenFORCE aims at fostering excellence in the "Western Balkans' green transition" scientific research and innovation of Co-PLAN (Albania), CEA (North Macedonia), and UB-GEF (Serbia), as a means to enhancing their research profile, strengthening research and management capacities of their staff, and contributing to convergence between Western Balkans (WB) and EU research capacities, as well as to wider policy initiatives for the WB region. This objective is reached through the twinning partnership of five organisations that will work closely to produce territorial knowledge through exploratory research and institutional learning; will transfer and exchange knowledge among partner organisations through applying the knowledge management cycle; and will engage in networking for sharing, cross-fertilizing and amplifying knowledge at the societal level. Ultimately, the ambition is to transcend from individual learning to enabling institutional learning, making sure that research and research management practices become institutionalised within the recipient organisations. GreenFORCE will contribute to the impacts of the destination "Improved access to excellence" by enabling pathways of cooperation, exchange, co-design, co-creation with academia, civil society and policy-makers at the regional level. The 5 partner organisations are: Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development in Albania as the coordinating partner; University of Belgrade - Faculty of Geography (UB-GEF) in Serbia and Center for Economic Analysis Association (CEA) in North Macedonia, as the two regional partners; and Nordregio, a pan-Nordic research organization based in Sweden, together with Politecnico di Torino, Italy (POLITO), as the leading EU research institutions. POLIS University in Albania is the affiliate partner of Co-PLAN.

People involved

Departments

Partners

  • Center For Economic Analyses Association
  • Co-PLAN - Coordinator
  • NORDREGIO
  • Polis University
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
  • University of Belgrade

Keywords

ERC sectors

SH2_6 - Sustainability sciences, environment and resources
SH2_7 - Environmental and climate change, societal impact and policy
SH2_9 - Urban, regional and rural studies
SH2_10 - Land use and regional planning

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 11. Rendere le città e gli insediamenti umani inclusivi, sicuri, duraturi e sostenibili|Obiettivo 13. Promuovere azioni, a tutti i livelli, per combattere il cambiamento climatico*|Obiettivo 15. Proteggere, ripristinare e favorire un uso sostenibile dell’ecosistema terrestre

Budget

Total cost: € 1,499,305.00
Total contribution: € 1,499,305.00
PoliTo total cost: € 346,547.00
PoliTo contribution: € 346,547.00

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