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Energy Virtuous Living Lab – EnergyViLLab

The EnergyViLLab Project, financed within the Italy-Slovenia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013, is coordinated by Unioncamere del Veneto – Eurosportello, and aims at making the cross-border area a place of best practice in the use of energy from renewable sources, energy saving and sustainable mobility.

EnergyViLLab is addressed to promoting virtuous behaviour in energy production and use, and wants to become a large-scale laboratory where an extensive network of parties (universities, innovation centres, SME, production districts, councils and citizens), will be able to meet and interact in the joint-creation of innovative solutions and provide valid encouragement for the diffusion of ecofriendly development partnership initiatives.

The aim of the project is to develop:

- Specific models for starting 6 pilot EnergyViLLab, to experiment innovative applications and solutions, based on using energy from renewable sources, energy saving and sustainable mobility methods (RRM – RES: Renewable Energy Sources, RUE: Rational Use of Energy, MOB: Sustainable Mobility System);
- A network of Living Labs called EnergyViLLab, to aid confrontation and exchange between professionals, company technicians, universities, centres and citizens in the cross-border area, who are able to promote joint energy development programmes and ententes.
- Favourable conditions for introducing sustainable and shared energy policies, that help reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency and increase the appeal of Italian and Slovenian areas.
- New local products and services that feed a new demand from internal RRM consumption in the cross-border areas, to revive the demand and direct the young towards new forms of qualified employment in cross-border energy production chains.
- Important training and information initiatives for potential participation in the ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs).


This initiative, which is coordinated by Unioncamere del Veneto, involves a vast partnership that includes representatives from the business and crafts system (Venice Chamber of Commerce, ConCentro – Special Company of Pordenone Chamber of Commerce, CRACA), local and municipal boards (Province of Treviso, Jesolo Council, Musile di Piave Council), local development agencies (PRC Development Centre for Valle dell’Isonzo), and is conducted under the scientific supervision of three leading universities (Padua, Lubjiana and the Littoral University). The initiative is also supported by a training institution (IAL FVG), an energy agency (GOLEA Nova Gorica) and a transport and logistics foundation (ITL Ravenna).

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Duration: 1.11.2011 – 31.5.2014
Contactt: dr. Slavko Dolinšek