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Smart strategies for the transition in coal intensive regions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 836819

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 999 956,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 956,25

Coordinated by:

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG

Germany

Objective

The overall objective of TRACER is to support a number of coal-intensive regions around Europe to design (or re-design) their Research and Innovation (R&I) strategies in order to facilitate their transition towards a sustainable energy system. TRACER consortium partners have been carefully selected to involve organisations with complementary expertise and excellent long-term collaboration contacts with key public and private stakeholders of important coal intensive regions, proven by 40 Letters of Support provided during proposal preparation. Good geographical coverage among countries and regions with high dependence on coal production and use has been ensured through the inclusion of seven target regions in EU Members States (South East Bulgaria, North West Bohemia - Czech Republic, Lusatian Lignite District - Germany, West Macedonia - Greece, Upper Silesian Coalfield - Poland, West Romania, Wales - UK), and two in countries outside the EU (Kolubara - Serbia, Donetsk - Ukraine). Core activities of TRACER include the Implementation of an EDP (Entrepreneurial Discovery Process) to mobilise a wide range of stakeholders in each target region to develop an appropriate governance structure and to bring regional stakeholders together to discuss and agree on a shared vision and priorities for coal transition. R&I strategies, industrial roadmaps and decision support tools will be developed jointly with key stakeholders of the TRACER target regions. Further TRACER activities include the identification and analysis of best practice examples of successful and ambitious transition processes in coal intensive regions, a detailed assessment of social, environmental and technological challenges, the elaboration of guidelines on how to mobilise investment as well as dedicated activities to stimulate R&I cooperation among coal intensive regions in Europe and beyond.

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG

Address

Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 272 731,25

Participants (14)

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 175 057,50

FORSHUNGSINSTITUTE FUR BERGBAUFOLGELANDSCAFTEN E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 238,75

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 221 217,50

CHERNOMORSKI IZSLEDOVATELSKI ENERGIEN TSENTAR

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 170 288,75

GUSSING ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 141 875

EUREC EESV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 105 375

ISPE PROIECTARE SI CONSULTANTA SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 67 875

ENERGOPROJEKT ENTEL AD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 89 375

INSTITUT VUGILNYCH TNEGOTECHNOLOGIYNATSIONALNOY AKADEMII NAUK UKRAINY

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 81 500

UNIWERSYTET ROLNICZY IM. HUGONA KOLLATAJA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 145 000

WELSH GOVERNMENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 104 860

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 88 875

CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 90 750

ASOCIATIA INSTITUTUL SOCIAL VALEA JIULUI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 76 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 836819

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 999 956,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 956,25

Coordinated by:

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG

Germany