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Collective Awareness Platform for Tropospheric Ozone Pollution

Objective

Air pollution is the environmental topic that European citizens worry about most (Eurobarometer 2013). It puts considerable damage to health, agriculture and our natural environment. Despite these facts, the readiness and power of European citizens to take actions themselves is limited.
The drivers of the CAPTOR project are three large civil society organizations. Being the interface between ministries for environmental issues, national and local political decision makers and the citizens, their experience evidences that the provision of data and information on air pollution to citizens in top-down and passive ways, as it happens today, is not sufficient to engage a critical mass of participating citizens required to support transitions in the systems of production and consumption that are the root cause of air pollution.
CAPTOR combines the concepts of citizen science, collaborative learning and environmental grassroots activism to leverage the collective intelligence of existing networks of local communities, allowing them to understand reasons and consequences of air pollution; to stimulate debate; to address authorities with scientific valuable, robust data from citizens’ network of monitoring stations; and to transform this discussion into solutions. It runs three big pilots in Austria, Italy and Spain, driven by grassroots activists and local communities where citizens will engage in the project on different levels to address their concerns.
The consortium includes a balanced group of multidisciplinary partners, including: institutions with recognised experience in ICT technologies, and in environmental and social sciences; one of the largest community networks in the world; and 3 NGOs with experience in grass root environmental activism and a strong links in the territory. The project has a large impact capacity, as it is reflected by the fact that more than 82 stakeholders from 21 European countries have already shown interest in the proposal results.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Address

Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 281 062,50

Participants (8)

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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 180 397,50

ECOLOGISTAS EN ACCION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 240 693,75

LEGAMBIENTE ASSOCIAZIONE ONLUS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 266 963,75

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 400 750

GLOBAL 2000 UMWELTSCHUTZORGANISATION

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 310 748

FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA XARXA OBERTA, LLIURE I NEUTRAL, GUIFI.NET

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 73 625

UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 209 742

UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT-FERRAND II

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688110

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 963 982,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 963 982,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain