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Greece – 10 projects (18.7 million)

LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (8 projects – 14.6 million)

WASTEREUSE (Technical University of Crete): The WASTEREUSE project aims to increase recycling of nutrients and water through the sustainable use of treated agricultural wastes (AW), and to combine developed technologies in integrated methodologies for the sustainable recycling of waste nutrients and water in agriculture. Specifically, the project will evaluate innovative and traditional technologies for AW treatment regarding their suitability for crop cultivation (irrigation and fertilisation) and develop alternative cultivation practices for the most widely cultivated and water demanding crops (e.g. vegetables and cereals) in the Mediterranean region.

CONDENSE (Iliaki Development Agency S.A.): This project will demonstrate a manure and olive mill wastewater (OMW) Managing System, which allows the utilisation of specific characteristics of these wastes, transforming their mixture into a high-nutrient-containing end product that can be safely used in agriculture and horticulture, instead of inorganic chemical fertilisation.

CHARM (National Technical University of Athens): The groundwater system of Asopos presents high concentrations of chromium and hexavalent chromium and as a result there is an increased public concern, since part of the groundwater is used for water abstraction for human consumption and most of it for irrigation purposes. As such, the CHARM project aims to develop a widely applicable rational methodology for the determination of threshold values in accordance with the EU Ground-water Directive (GWD) and establish a programme of measures (PoM) for the Asopos river basin.

Athens-Bio-waste (The National Technical University of Athens – School of Chemical Engineering): The ‘Athens-Bio-waste’ project aims to establish and promote sustainable biowaste management in Greece using the municipalities of Athens and Kifissia as case study areas. Two separate collection systems will be launched and collected material will be composted. An innovative software tool will evaluate the chain of biowaste management through lifecycle thinking in order to disseminate and evaluate the benefits of sustainable biowaste management in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Direct or indirect relevance to climate change.

ELINA (CYCLON HELLAS S.A. – Industrial Corporation of Processing and Trading of Lubricants and Petroleum Products): The ELINA project aims to develop the integrated management of waste oils, set up collection points, improve collection techniques and collection and transport practices, raise awareness of stakeholders and social partners and complete the necessary environmental infrastructure for closed-loop lifecycle management of waste oils. It will also set up a pilot demonstration project for the separation at source of waste oils and petroleum residues

ISWM-TINOS (Municipality of Tinos): The objectives of the ISWM-TINOS project are to promote and demonstrate Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) to the municipality of Tinos. The project intends to plan, design, operate and demonstrate an ISWM system that will include separate collection of recyclable materials – glass, metal, plastic and paper, as well as biowaste. It will also investigate and promote ongoing recovery operations that deliver the best overall environmental income and conduct a lifecycle assessment (LCA) of different types of biowaste treatment.

ArcFUEL (EPSILON International S.A.): The ArcFUEL project will deliver a complete, up-to-date, methodology for Fuel Classification Mapping (FCM) on a Web-Geodatabase that will be based on ‘readily available’ harmonised, accessible and interoperable data according to INSPIRE principles, for the Mediterranean Region. The methodology will be demonstrated via pilot applications in Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain.

WASP Tool (Harokopio University of Athens): The WASP Tool project aims to prevent the production of waste through the development of a web-based Decision Support Tool (the WASP Tool) that will allow local authorities to select and implement the optimum waste prevention programmes for their local circumstances. The three participating municipalities (two in Greece and one in Cyprus) will use the WASP Tool on a pilot scale in order to design and implement their local Waste Prevention Strategies. The results of these pilot applications will be used to refine the tool further.

LIFE+ Nature (2 projects – 4.1 million)

ANDROSSPA (Municipality of Andros): The ANDROSSPA project aims to significantly improve the management and conservation of the Natural 2000 site in Andros. The primary tools will be the drafting of a Natura 2000 site (SPA) Management Plan and four species-specific action plans.

Safeguard LWfG (Hellenic Ornithological Society): The aim of the project is to implement urgent concrete conservation actions in wintering and staging grounds of the Fennoscandian population of the lesser white-fronted goose. It will undertake concrete actions in seven Natura 2000 sites – three in Greece, three in Bulgaria and one in Hungary. It seeks thus to halt its current alarming population decline.


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