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Progressive lighthouse districts serving as green district Gate towards Leadership in Sustainability

Project description

Innovative solutions for green European districts

European districts have a critical role to play in efforts towards a future low-carbon economy. The EU-funded ProLight project envisages solutions for buildings that lead to finding suitable social responses for awareness creation, knowledge uptake, the establishment of behavioural changes regarding energy efficiency and the integration of renewables within an appropriate local political frame. The envisaged actions can potentially be applied by municipalities and social housing in other residential buildings. The project will connect applied research with theoretical analysis to identify and collect good practices by analysing districts concerning building renovation in an energy and resource efficient way in Greece, Austria and Finland, as well as the energy communities in Spain, Italy and Portugal.


European districts play a pivotal role in the achievement of a future low carbon economy. The envisaged actions of the ProLight
project are representative for innovative refurbishment with large potential of immediate replication of other residential buildings
from the municipalities & the social housing involved. ProLight assembles & closely integrates all needed actors & measures. The
envisaged solutions will lead to better quality of life for all targeted end-users. This includes to find suitable social responses for
awareness creation, up-take of knowledge, establishment of behavioral changes towards the energy efficient use & the integration of
renewables within an appropriate local political frame. Analysed districts include: 1) Building and renovating in an energy and
resource efficient way in AT, FI & GR, 2) Energy communities in ES, IT & PT combined in so-called Innovation clusters. A multi-actor
approach uses a methodological concept that explicitly takes into account the energy transition as a societal lever for innovation in the involved demo districts. Applied research will be connected with theoretical analysis that involves identifying and compiling good practices, successful initiatives and exemplar real-world demo sites. These practices will be assessed and lead to a complete European
competence framework, encapsulating the skills required to reach this change via recorded successful methods observed through
ProLight. The project combines individual, gender & collective aspects of active and responsible citizenship in an integrated working
concept, to conceptualize climate-aware citizens and communities. ProLight exploits the potential of this growing wave of civic
engagement and citizen science, in order to facilitate the transition to green, sustainable societies & economies. ProLight achieves
this by understanding, defining, measuring & assessing of 6 demo districts in different regions of Europe & disseminate effectively project results.


Net EU contribution
€ 393 125,00
1200 Wien

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Ostösterreich Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 393 125,00

Participants (15)