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  • Engage in Climate

    Project IDEA: ‘Engage in Climate: Promoting Behavioral Change and Civic Engagement in Climate Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience’

     

    We look for: Coastal medium sized cities in priority (in coastal areas, and/or on islands)

    Interested city partners: Termoli, Italy, Skive Denmark, Pointe à Pitre Guadeloupe France, Nin Croatia, The Azores region Portugal, and Sardegna region Italy.

     

    Total Budget : 850 000 Euros. Cofunding rate: 95% for IPA countries, 80% for less developed regions, 70% for transition regions and 60% for more developed regions. -

     

    Please contact: pascaline.gaborit@pilot4dev.com, +32 497 578270

     

    Cities generate about 70% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and, at the same time, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

     

    Cities are at the forefront of climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience hosting high density populations and can have more casualties in case of climate related disasters (floods and heat waves). Cities are built in concrete/cement and other hard construction materials keeping heat and are therefore also particularly exposed to the ‘heat-island effect’ during the summertime. They are often in the vicinity of rivers and are exposed to floods, droughts and are operating close to citizens and end-users. Cities of all sizes thus play a pivotal role in adaptation and mitigation measures, and in finding sustainable solutions for accelerating the green transition at local level. Cities are important actors as they host critical infrastructure e.g., RE, energy and water plants, transport, waste handling services and public institutions, and are faced with detrimental impacts in case of disruptions.

     

    In terms of energy, cities are responsible for 75% of energy consumption and are therefore at the forefront of both climate adaptation and climate mitigation. As cities across Europe are hit by climate change and energy crisis, they are faced by an urgent need to accelerate the overall green transition at a local level. Cities operating close to civic society also hold the seeds for finding and developing best practice solutions for promoting behavioral change and applying efficient methods to engage and ensure strong civic involvement and engagement in the green transition. Furthermore, cities can play a vital role as a facilitator of cross-cutting cooperation and energy communities.

     

     “Alerting citizens about climate disasters risks and how to prevent them can be one of the key points.’’ Environmental climate disasters can indeed lead to social injustice and create local conflicts. The lack of participation can also bring the adoption of inappropriate solutions or solutions that are not easily being implemented, hence endangering an effective implementation of highly needed local climate mitigation and adaption measures delaying climate neutrality. The project will create an exchange on how to engage with residents, communities and the private sector in resilience, climate adaptation and mitigation.

     

    To reach EU’s ambitious climate goals and ensure successful implementation of local energy and climate action plans and maximize the potential of CO² emission reductions, it is vital to develop targeted action plans and adopt best practices and tools for promoting behavioral change and civic engagement in climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience at local level.

    Civic engagement describes how individuals become involved in their community to make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. Civic engagement or civic participation is any individual or group activity addressing issues of public concern. Civic engagement includes communities working together or individuals working alone in both political and non-political actions to protect public values or make a change in a community. The goal of civic engagement is to address public concerns and promote the quality of the community. Citizen initiatives can be effective and powerful when it comes to taking control over their living environment and activating others, varying from fellow citizen to institutional actors. This makes them important actors in governance. Citizens are very capable of initiating inspiring developments, putting in little financial capital but a great deal of energy and social, human and social capital. How do government organizations and institutions value and use this form of softer capital and how can we simulate citizen engagement?

    Many cities have already adopted local climate and energy action plans, however without also ensuring and generating strong local commitment and civic engagement to support the implementation of the proposed measures at all levels of society and across levels, proposed measures may prove insufficient or in vain.  Cities thus play a pivotal role by leading the way to climate neutrality and ensuring that no one is left behind.

     

    While cities try to sensitize and raise residents’ awareness to the different issues of climate change and involve them in the decision-making process, targeted action plans focusing on tools and methods for effective involving citizens in the overall implementation of local climate plans, are needed.

    The project ‘Engage in Climate’ will create dialogues on how to tackle the fight against heat waves and prevent floods, and how cities can lead the way in the green transition, promoting behavioral change, engaging, involving and mobilizing civic society, residents, communities and the private sector in resilience and climate adaptation and mitigation measures, ensuring that climate and energy action plans are effectively implemented and that no one are left behind.

     

     

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  • Resourceful Cities

    LEAD PARTNER : The Hague - Netherlands
    • Mechelen - Belgium
    • Patras - Greece
    • Ciudad Real - Spain
    • Zagreb - Croatia
    • Oslo - Norway
    • Vila Nova de Famalicao - Portugal
    • Bucharest 3rd district - Romania
    • Cáceres - Spain
    • Opole - Poland

    Timeline

    • Phase 1: Kick-Off Meeting 1, The Hague 3-4 Oct 2019

     

    • Phase 1: Kick-Off Meeting 2, Mechelen 12-14 Feb 2020
    • Phase 2: Kick-Off Transnational meeting 1, online 7-8 Jul 2020
    • Phase 2: City-to-City Session *Scoping the eco system* 9 Sep 2020
    • URBACT e-University 15 Sep - 8 Oct 2020
    • Transnational meeting 2 *Stimulating Collaboration* 25-26 Nov 2020
    • City-to-City Session *Scaling up local circular economy* 14 Dec 2020
    • Transnational meeting 3 *The role of the city* 27-28 Jan 2021
    • City-to-City Session *Circular Economy and territorial food systems* 18 Feb 2021
    • Transnational meeting 4 *Education, Awareness & Engagement* 30-31 March 2021
    • Transnational meeting 5 *Funding, Monitoring & Risk Assessment * 29-30 June 2021

    RESOURCEFUL CITIES is an URBACT Action Planning Network of ten European cities. This project seeks to develop the next generation of urban resource centres, so they can serve as catalysts of the local circular economy, by adopting a participative and integrated approach. The resource centres strive to promote the positive economic, environmental and social impacts, notably for the circular economy. Thus, the network facilitates waste prevention, reuse, repair and recycling. The centres also work as connection points for citizens, new businesses, researchers and the public sector to co-create new ways to close resource loops at the local level. By bringing together interested actors to work alongside, the goal is to promote the change of values and mindset.

    Spaces for circular co-creation & action
  • URBACT IV Infodan za domaće prijavitelje na 1. poziv gradovima

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    Predstavljanje počinje u 11 sati i održat će se putem interneta na Google Meet kanalu. Predviđeno trajanje je 2 sata s uključenim dijelom za pitanja publike. Sudjelovanje na događaju je slobodno uz prethodnu prijavu putem registracijskog obrasca.

    Okvirni program:

    11.00 – 11. 10 Uvod u Infodan

    11:10 – 11.25 Što donosi URBACT IV?

    11:25 – 12:00 Poziv za stvaranje mreža za planiranje (APN)

    12:00 – 12:10 Što smo naučili iz URBACT III?

    12:10 – 12:40 Kako biti dobar i uspješan partner u URBACT mreži?

    12:40 – 12:55 Pitanja i odgovori

    13:00 Završetak programa

    Podsjećamo da već sada možete iskazati interes svog grada za umrežavanje putem internetskog alata – Partner Search Tool na službenim stranicama programa. Iskoristite priliku i provjerite postoje li već prijedlozi za teme koje vas zanimaju i javite se potencijalnim partnerima!

    Za sva dodatna pitanja stojimo vam na raspolaganju putem e-mail kontakta marko [et] udruga-gradova.hr ili lucija [et] udruga-gradova.hr odnosno FB stranice.

    Vidimo se na Infodanu!

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    Pridružite nam se u srijedu 18. siječnja 2023. na prvom domaćem infodanu programa teritorijalne suradnje URBACT IV. Nacionalna URBACT točka predstavit će vam aktualni poziv za stvaranje mreža gradova za planiranje koji se otvara tjedan dana ranije i traje do kraja ožujka!

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  • Read all about the achievements of the BeePathNet Reloaded network in our last newsletter

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    23/12/2022
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    As the project is coming to the end, it is time to unwrap all the presents that are our achievements. There are many and you can read all about them in the last newsletter. To just mention a few – we have launched a new network Bee Path Cities, published a shortened version of the guidelines that were first published in the first partnership BeePathNet. The original extended version of guidelines is also available online. To spread a lot of inspiring ideas for urban development, we have issued thematic newsletters in all partner languages as well as English and every partner city has a Bee Path with which citizens learn more about bees and pollinators in the city.

    If cities wish to join the mission of pollinator well-being we have provided extensive information on how to do it on the webpage www.urbact.eu/bees. To learn all about this is and much more, please read our newsletter.   

     

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    The newsletter is available in English and all 5 partner languages:

    БългарскиEnglishHrvatskiItalianoPolskiSlovenščina

    Sign up to the BeePathNet mailing list and never miss our newsletter again! HERE

    If you want to read previous editions of our newsletter, go HERE

    Find out more on the Bee Path Cities network and how to join – go to https://urbact.eu/bees

     

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  • Predstavljena Studija potencijala razvoja i implementacije urbanih vrtova u Splitu do 2030. godine

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    19/12/2022

    U splitskom Domu omladine u četvrtak 15. prosinca predstavnici Oikon d.o.o. – Instituta za primijenjenu ekologiju prezentirali su okupljenim sudionicima glavne značajke nove studije o potencijalima za pokretanje urbanog vrtlarstva u Splitu.

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    Predstavljanje, koje je okupio 30-tak zainteresiranih građana, završni je događaj projekta i mreže gradova RU:RBAN Second wave te je rezultat lokalnih i međunarodnih aktivnosti usmjerenih na prijenos i usvajanje dobre prakse grada Rima u upravljanju društvenim, urbanim vrtovima.

    Uvodna prezentacija sadržavala je niz zanimljivih teorijskih i prostornih podataka te ukazala na moguće lokacije za buduće urbane vrtove koje su identificirane studijom. Urbani vrtovi predstavljaju sastavni element sustava gradske zelene infrastrukture te su dobar pokazatelj razine razvoja participativnih praksi u nekom gradu. Provedena anketa je pokazala da čak 95% ispitanika smatra urbane vrtove dobrom idejom što jasno ukazuje na društvenu potrebu za realizaciju takve incijative u gradu Splitu.

    No, studija je utvrdila i neke realne slabosti koje utječu na osnivanje i provedbu učinkovitog modela upravljanja urbanim vrtovima: niska razina koordinacije među resorima odnosno upravnim odjelima gradske administracije, potkapacitiranost i nerazumijevanje ključnih dionika te nesređeni imovinsko-pravni odnosi. Potonje je u najvećoj mjeri utjecalo na to da se tijekom projektnih aktivnosti nije uspio realizirati pilot projekt urbanog vrta u Splitu.

    Kao dobri domaći primjeri proaktivnosti istaknuti su gradovi Varaždin, Čakovec i Križevci koji su u svoje prostorne planove uveli mogućnost osnivanja urbani vrtova na svim javnim površinama koje se ne koriste za drugu namjenu. Takva pravna podloga omogućava jednostavniju provedbu prijedloga čak i ako uključeni dionici nemaju jasno shvaćanje što znači koncept urbanog vrta.

    panel raspravaU nastavku događaja održana je panel rasprava koju je moderirao Robert Duić, a u kojoj su govorili Antonia Miletić iz gradske firme Parkovi i nasadi, Marin Kanajet iz udruge Permakultura Dalmacija te Frane Galzina iz građanske inicijative Particela. Uz komentare i upite okupljenih sudionika, rasprava je pokazala da je neznanje jedna od značajnijih prepreka za implementaciju inovativnih, ili drugačijih, praksi, no da se građanskim angažmanom i uz podršku institucija ipak mogu napraviti značajni iskoraci. To je posebno bilo vidljivo na nadahnjujućem primjeru građanske inicijative Particela koja od 2014. godine uređuje i uspješno održava jednu manju parcelu na Marjanu. Također je ohrabrujuća i činjenica da je gradska firma za obavljanje komunalnih djelatnosti (održavanje javnih zelenih površina, dječjih igrališta, komunalne opreme, česmi i fontana) najavila razvijanje vlastitih aktivnosti u tom smjeru.

    Raspravom je de facto završeno sudjelovanje Grada Splita u URBACT-ovoj mreži za prijenos dobre prakse. Sljedeća aktivnost jest javna objava Studije na uvid i komentare građana. Iako skraćenog trajanja u odnosu na isti tip mreža prije par godina, ovaj je projekt potvrdio glavne prednosti uključivanja u URBACT mrežu – jačanje kapaciteta za izradu javnih politika, uključivanje građana i relevantnih dionika u dizajn javnih politika te umrežavanja i razmjena iskustva između europskih gradova na zajedničke teme i urbane izazove.

    Gradu Splitu želimo uspješan nastavak planova i skoro osnivanje prvog urbanog vrta!

     

    Autor: M. Ercegović

  • Guidelines for cities to evolve into a Bee Path City

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    15/12/2022

     

    XS guidelinesWe developed guidelines – tools for cities that would like to evolve into a Bee Path City. There is a short edition “Evolving into a Bee Path City” (issued in 2022) where we summarise all key aspects of our transfer journey. It is meant to encourage new cities to follow our steps and, hopefully, read the full version of the guidelines. With special support of URBACT it was translated into 12 languages.

     

    guidelinesFull guidelinesThe evolution steps toward a Bee-friendly city’” (issued in 2020) is a comprehensive almost five times thicker manual for urban authorities that would like to take action on sustainable environment and biodiversity management that is based on pollinator protection. It is available just in English.

     

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    In addition to Ljubljana’s (Slovenia) practice of urban beekeeping and its ‘Bee Path’ the full guidelines contain case studies and inspiring examples from five BeePathNet project partners cities (2018 – 2021; Amarante, Portugal; Bydgoszcz, Poland; Cesena, Italy; Hegyvidek, XII District of Budapest, Hungary and Nea Propontida, Greece). In the shortened pocket addition we added short information on activities of additional four BeePathNet Reloaded project partner cities (2021 – 2022; Bansko, Bulgaria; Bergamo, Italy; Osijek, Croatia and Sosnowiec, Poland).

    Guidelines:

    - Evolving into a Bee Path City – short guidelines (EN, SI, BG, DE, EL, ES, FR, HR, HU, IT, PL, PT)*

    - The evolution steps toward a Bee-friendly city’ - Full guidelines (EN)

    - Bee Path Cities Philosophy (EN, SI, BG, EL, FR, HR, HU, IT, PL, PT) 

    Comments: In addition to the English and Slovenian language version the short guidelines and the Bee Path Cities Philosophy will be available in several other EU languages by mid-December.

     

    If your city is seeking to understand, adapt and re-use the inspiring ‘Bee Path’ practice of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and other principles described in the guidelines, then the next step is for you to join the Bee Path Cities network. It was launched in October 2022 to continue the exchange and learning opportunities for cities beyond URBACT support. It is now open to all urban authorities in Europe and across the world. Find out more on www.urbact.eu/bees.

     

  • Four transfer cities learning logs

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    15/12/2022

    All four cities that transferred Ljubljana good practice wrote a learning log on their urban beekeeping good practice transfer. It is a document revealing how they did it and what learnt and accomplished. Transformation on an individual, institutional and city level is presented and additionally, how it reflects on an international level. One can learn how different the starting points for each city were and some of the obstacles they needed to overcome in order to transfer the good practice. Find out how it happened in Bansko (Bulgaria), Bergamo (Italy), Osijek (Croatia) and Sosnowiec (Poland).

     

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  • Ugljično neutralan URBACT City Festival - je li to uopće moguće?

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    14/12/2022

    Ovogodišnje izdanje URBACT City Festivala donijelo je brojne novitete, jedne od kojih su i ugljično neutralne mjere. Evo što smo naučili iz tog iskustva!

    S obzirom na to da se URBACT program sve više posvećuje zelenoj tranziciji, jednom od temeljnih ciljeva francuskog predsjedanja Vijećem EU-a 2022. u okviru kojeg se City Festival održao, program se ambiciozno obvezao da će organizirati svoje prvo ugljično neutralno događanje. Prihvaćanjem ovog izazova naučili smo mnoge lekcije: od toga kako isplanirati smanjenje ugljičnog otiska do toga kako potaknuti sudionike na aktivnost, pa čak i kako eliminirati emisije ili ih kompenzirati.

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    Odakle početi – plan za smanjenje emisija

    Odakle dolazi većina emisija stakleničkih plinova? Identificirali smo nekoliko aspekata festivala s velikim ugljičnim otiskom, a mjesto održavanja festivala te hrana bili su jedni od njih.

    URBACT City Festival 2022. održao se u La Cité Fertile (Pantin/šira okolica Pariza), ekološkoj lokaciji u vlasništvu francuske službe javnog prijevoza (SNCF), koja eksperimentira s dijelovima grada u procesu tranzicije ili prenamjene te njihovim privremenim korištenjem. Kao stari logistički kompleks koji je privremeno pretvoren u zajednički prostor za aktivnosti slobodnog vremena, La Cité Fertile koristi isključivo obnovljivu energiju i nema klimatizaciju. Korištenjem suhih zahoda također se štedi mnogo vode, a osim toga organski se otpad sustavno kompostira.

    Hrana i catering mogu biti nezgodna stvar pri planiranju bilo kojeg događaja. Da bi se smanjio ugljični otisak, obroci na City Festivalu bili su ili vegetarijanski ili veganski. Gdje god je to bilo moguće, u receptima su se koristile lokalne sezonske namirnice. Količina obroka bila je precizno izračunata, a ostaci su se na kraju svakog dana podijelili. Ambalaža za obroke bila je smanjena na najmanju moguću mjeru, a URBACT tim s ponosom može reći da se na festivalu nije koristila jednokratna plastika. Prostora za napredak, naravno, uvijek ima, ali ove su mjere dobra referenca za buduća događanja!

    Za razliku od bilo kojeg drugog izdanja, ovaj je City Festival bio bez papira. Sudionici su kući ponijeli samo lijepe uspomene i inspiraciju jer tipičnih paketa dobrodošlice nije bilo. Umjesto da se tiska tisuće letaka kratkog vijeka, sve praktične informacije s događaja okupljene su na za to namijenjenoj web stranici. URBACT gradove, mreže i druge partnere pozvali smo da budu kreativni pri prezentaciji rezultata svog rada na izložbi te da se suzdrže od tiskanja i slanja stotina opsežnih publikacija.

    Prije, tijekom i nakon festivala – komunikacijska kampanja i putni aranžmani

    Kada je riječ o ekološkim aktivnostima, nemoguće je zanemariti jednu očitu i neugodnu činjenicu: ugljični otisak putovanja. Prema Francuskoj agenciji za ekološku tranziciju (ADEME), putovanja su u prosjeku odgovorna za 80% emisija nekog događanja.

    Znajući to, URBACT tim odlučio je od samog početka potencijalne sudionike uključiti u svoje nastojanje da neutralizira ugljični otisak festivala. Prije City Festivala provedena je kampanja podizanja svijesti u kojoj su objašnjeni razlozi odluke da se organizira ugljično neutralni događaj, ali i način na koji će se to napraviti. Napisano je niz članaka, poruka, a napravio se čak i online vodič sa simulatorom ugljika. Sudionici su postali svjesni ugljičnog otiska koji njihova putovanja stvaraju, a URBACT ih je potaknuo da umjesto aviona odaberu neka druga prijevozna sredstva.

    Zbog trenutne prometne infrastrukture u Europi i činjenice da su u URBACT zajednicu uključeni urbani entuzijasti iz raznih zemalja, većina sudionika ipak je do Francuske morala letjeti, no da bi odgovorili na naš izazov ugljične neutralnosti, neki su sudionici doputovali vlakom i alternativnim prijevoznim sredstvima, a jedan je sudionik iz Finske vlakom putovao čak dva dana!

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    Pogled unatrag – postignuti rezultati i kompenzacijske mjere

    City Festival završio je 16. lipnja 2022., no timski rad URBACT programa nije tu završio! Sada je došlo vrijeme za točni izračun ugljičnog otiska našeg festivala. Metodologijom izračuna ugljičnog otiska emisije festivala procjenjivale su se u tri kategorije: izravne emisije, neizravne emisije povezane s potrošnjom energije te druge neizravne emisije.

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    Ukupne emisije iznosile su 254 tone CO2e, što je otprilike isto kao 144 povratna putovanja Pariz - New York ili pak ukupne godišnje emisije 26 Francuza (Datagir, ADEME). Nije, dakle, riječ o beznačajnom iznosu. Ne iznenađuje nas da najveći dio emisija otpada na putovanja sudionika iz cijele Europe, što čini 77,7% ugljičnog otiska festivala, a 78% od toga uzrokuje putovanje avionom.

    Napori da se minimalizira ugljični otisak koji proizlazi iz pripreme hrane isplatili su se: oni čine samo 1,4% ukupnog ugljičnog otiska festivala, dakle 3,5 tCO2e. Odabir održive lokacije također se pokazao kao ispravan budući da su emisije povezane s energentima i samom zgradom iznosile samo 0,6 tCO2e odnosno 0,9 tCO2e.

    Cilj smanjenja ugljičnog otiska je postignut, no za postizanje cilja ugljične neutralnosti preostao je još jedan korak: kompenzacija količine emisija smislenim projektima kao što su npr. prirodni ponori ugljika (eng. carbon sinks), koji imaju kapacitet za apsorbiranje i pohranu emisija stakleničkih plinova. Za kompenzaciju ugljika odabrana su dva projekta: pošumljavanje i prijelaz na održivu poljoprivredu u Francuskoj.

    Prvi projekt, Bois de l'Etang u sjeveroistočnoj Francuskoj, usmjeren je na pošumljavanje parcela koje se trenutno koriste kao livade. Jedno drvo u prosjeku apsorbira 25 kg CO2 godišnje, stoga je sađenje šuma jedan od najboljih načina da se pospješi prirodna apsorpcija ugljičnog dioksida. Drugi odabrani projekt usmjeren je na prijelaz na održivu poljoprivredu. Nije samo poticanje bioraznolikosti ključno za očuvanje života na Zemlji - i tlo također može biti velik ponor ugljika koji apsorbira emisije.

    I na kraju, kakva nam događanja dolaze u sklopu URBACT programa?

    Ovogodišnji City Festival bio je prvi, ali svakako ne i posljednji, ugljično neutralan događaj. S obzirom na nadolazeći URBACT IV, zelena tranzicija postat će jedna od središnjih tema u aktivnostima na razini programa i mreže. URBACT će nastaviti smanjivati ​​svoje emisije tako što će neke fizičke zamijeniti online događanjima, koji su se proširili već tijekom pandemije Covid-19. Kad se god na razini programa budu organizirala događanja uz fizičko prisustvo, zadržat će se načelo ugljične neutralnosti, a ono se ozbiljno preporučuje za događanja koje organiziraju URBACT gradovi i mreže.

    Pa da odgovorimo na pitanje iz naslova: da - moguće je organizirati i održati ugljično neutralno događanje, čak i kad je veliko i ima preko 500 sudionika!

    green guerilla at the City Festival 2022
    Sudionici Gradskog festivala sudjeluju u aktivnosti gerilskog vrtlarenja u Pantinu (Francuska).

     

     

  • BeePathNet Reloaded Transfer Network Meeting in Sosnowiec

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    13/12/2022

    The fourth thematic transfer meeting took place in September 2022 in Sosnowiec, Poland and focused on new products and services. Partners from Ljubljana, Bansko, Bergamo and hosts from Sosnowiec meet in person, and partners from Croatia participated virtually.

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    The partner city representatives were greeted by Anna Jedynak, Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for External Funds and Social Matters. She highlighted important accomplishment directly resulting from this project such as 20 URBACT local group members deeply involved in environmental protection, establishment of a biodiversity park, also new municipality legislation on beekeeping, implemented educational programme and several new products. The city of Sosnowiec is already introducing these solutions across Poland. In her opinion the best impact of this project is a change in Sosnowiec citizens behaviour and their way of thinking.

    Partners presented the progress they made with their Bee Paths and how they deal with new products in their cities. Bansko (Bulgaria) and Osijek (Croatia) are focusing on marketing aspects. Bansko, wants to introduce bee products such as honey, pollen, wax … in different forms. One of their most unusual products is a tea made of dead bees as a source of different microelements, acids and chitosan. The city of Osijek highlighted good marketing possibilities of honey vinegar and their intention to promote apitherapy as a rather unknown service in Croatia. Bergamo (Italy), a UNESCO site of gastronomy, successfully established synergies among beekeepers and cheese producers. They matched their nine special types of cheese, protected with EU label Protected geographic origin, with regionally specific honey types. On the other side, Sosnowiec focuses on awareness raising. They encourage restaurants to use honey in cooking, organised various pollinators and environment protection related events and celebrations with an excellent citizens response, awareness building for children in Zaglebie Media Library … They also made a bee mascot.

    This meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the final outputs that need to be produced as well as the work on partner’s mid to long-term urban beekeeping plans. One of the most important aspects of the meeting was the finalisation of preparations for the network final conference and launch of the Bee Path Cities network which will occur at the same time. In discussion on issues related to the future the first five partner cities representatives (BeePathNet) also joined us via zoom.

    The most inspiring part of the meeting was the visit of the Sosnowiec Bee Path where we learnt of different approaches the city employs to bring bees closer to residents. In the Katowice special economic zone, Agnieszka Glińska (Anna Kopka) of the Sosnowiec and Dabrowa subzone presented their work, which was followed by a presentation by Bożena Wroniszewska-Drabek from Humanitas University on how to use marketing support for new products. Among the points visited were Sielecki Castle, Schoen Museum, Zaglebie Media Library, Honey Comb Charity Shop, Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy and many more.

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    You will find all about the importance of new products for cities and how the right promotion strategy can make all the difference in the minds of residents and visitors alike. There are several inspiring urban stories for you to discover.

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    Another highlight is BeePathNet Reloaded final conference. You can watch recordings and learn about sustainable urban development topics. All nine EU cities, that transferred Ljubljana’s urban beekeeping good practice, later discussed on their future plans and activities. They are all the founding members of the international Bee Path Cities network – a network of urban authorities that are good for pollinators and therefore good for people that was officially launched on 25th October 2022. Does your city support the Bee Path Cities philosophy? If so, join us today! Find out more at https://urbact.eu/bees.

     

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