Science

Every year, the European Commission awards those EU-funded projects, which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development. With the goal of inspiring other regions and project managers across Europe, participating projects are in the spotlight of communication activities at European level.

This year's winners are promoting digital transformation, connecting the green, blue and grey, combatting inequalities and poverty, building

For municipalities climate change becomes a greater risk, every day. Some form of climate-resistant planning is needed. At the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019, CLARITY and BEACON presented solutions in adaption and mitigation to tackle climate change risks.

Their interactive session hosted almost 100 people from urban and infrastructure planning and development, municipal decision-makers, energy and climate policy

Out of recycled material (rice chaff) researchers build bat-houses in agricultural lands and help farmers to control rice pests using an ecofriendly approach. Bats on rice fields eat the harmful insects that destroy the rice. The adapted bat boxes don’t get more than 40 degrees inside even with a heat wave.