The EnergyViLLab Project

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.

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).

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.

Specifically, the project intends developing:
– 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).

The project actions will be conducted in the Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Obalno-Kraška, Goriška and Osrednjeslovenska

The total budget is for €1,341,000 for a total period of 31 months (from 1 November 2011 to 31 May 2014).

The project will include the following sections:
– Defining suitable models for the single Energy Virtuous Living Labs (EnergyViLLab) and their implementation in the cross-border area.
– Setting up six pilot EnergyViLLab, implementing and evaluating their activities at local and cross-border level.
– Comparative evaluation of the programmes and results of the pilot EnergyViLLab and construction of the cross-border EnergyViLLab network.
– Pilot actions dedicated to sharing common cross-border policies, for the repeatability and diffusion of the EnergyViLLab model in other areas.

I contenuti del presente sito sono di esclusiva responsabilità degli autori e non rispecchiano necessariamente le posizioni ufficiali dell’Unione europea né delle autorità preposte a gestire il Programma per la cooperazione transfrontaliera Italia-Slovenia 2007-2013.
Progetto EnergyViLLab finanziato nell'ambito del Programma per la Cooperazione Transfrontaliera Italia-Slovenia 2007-2013, dal Fondo europeo di sviluppo regionale e dai fondi nazionali.
Projekt EnergyViLLabso financiran v okviru Programa čezmejnega sodelovanja Slovenija-Italija 2007-2013 iz sredstev Evropskega sklada za regionalni razvoj in nacionalnih sredstev.