Sustainability can be defined as the requirement to actively involve (local or regional) economic, environmental and social aspects within a project. This means that (future) projects who wish to fulfil the sustainability requirements, will be screened on the way they involve local partners, take into account local environmental, cultural and employment issues, etc. This can apply to projects on all previous subjects, as well as new project ideas on for example (alternative) energy-resources.
The EU and many other organisations regard sustainability as a prerequisite for funding a project, and/or use the “sustainability performance” of a project as a criteria to rate it in comparison to other projects.
in recent years, as more climate related issues have been added to global sustainability efforts, the “regenerative” movement has presented itself as acting “beyond sustainability”, and restoring nature and freshwater resources have become pillars in global policies, these type of projects are more and more represented in this category, also in our portfolio.
Being familiar with the EU and national policies regarding sustainability issues, we can assist you in screening a project on its sustainable performance, and in developing new projects on “typical” sustainable subjects such as alternative energy, public transport, promoting the use of local (organic) products and health tourism. We can also refer to our portfolio of past EU projects, such as GreenCook and “ACE”, both in INTERREG NWE (2007-2013), and new initiatives such as “botanica” and climate related or dam removal projects.