Typology: RTD Leader: Patrick Van Den Abeele
This shows the workload for workpackage 6 in the course of the 5 years of the project.
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January 2015 : agroecological networks workshop wil be organized as side-workshop before the conference “Resilient Cities : novel tools for local authorities” on the 13th january
October 2014 : WP6 partners meet in Rome to discuss the development of practical tools to help from an adaptive governance perspective the WP6 local authorities in their efforts to support Sustainable and Resilient Economic Activity Locally (SREAL)
October 2014 : WP6 Academic partners travel to Rome to collect field data on the Rome case studies
June 2014: a first academic paper produced by the WP6 academic partners entitled “Evaluating adaptive governance as a transition strategy for urban resilience and urban sustainability” has been sent for review
April 2014 : milestone MS36 on product-service-systems is online : it is composed by 3 different documents :
1. A report reviewing supportive instruments that can be put in place by local authorities to support transition from business and consumers towards PSS solutions
2. A list of 80 inspiring PSS examples in the world
3. A methodology to organize workshops gathering different urban local stakeholders to generate ideas of PSS applications responding to urban challenges
January 2014 : 4 regional SREAL case studies have been defined among the WP6 local authority partners :
1. Bruxelles : Réutilisation temporaire de bâtiments pour stimuler des activités économiques durables – Développement d’un processus de réutilisation temporaire de bâtiments dans les zones du programme de Contrat de quartier durable à Bruxelles pour favoriser l’installation d’activités économiques durables et résilientes.
2. Rome : Industries créatives et culturelles -Reconversion d’un ancien site industriel récemment décontaminé dans la municipalité de Manziana au profit d’entreprises locales et résilientes. L’idée d’un potentiel incubateur pour entreprises du secteur créatif et culturel est actuellement en discussion avec un potentiel entrepreneur.
3. Rome : Circuits courts économiques alimentaires Développement d’un réseau facilitant une agriculture durable et locale dans la région de Tuscia Romana. Projet spécifique de création d’un incubateur agricole de 30 ha de terres dans la municipalité de Bracciano. Le but de l’incubateur sera de soutenir l’agriculture urbaine et de lutter contre le phénomène de périurbanisation excessive (affectation de terres autrefois agricoles à des projets de construction résidentielle). La production est destinée à être distribuée localement.
4. Londres : Entreprises locales et communautés locales – Consacrer de terrains actuellement inexploités dans la municipalité de Barking & Dagenham à Londres pour explorer des manières innovantes d’impliquer les communautés locales dans le soutien aux entreprises locales (par exemple, gestion communautaire des infrastructures vertes, Community Food Growing – communautés produisant elles-mêmes leur propre nourriture, …)
January 2014: The term “Short Circuit Economies” in WP6 research is replaced by “Sustainable and Resilient Economic Activity Locally” (SREAL). It is an important new orientation for the WP6 research as Short Circuit Economies reflected only activities linked to food systems and was not sufficiently relevant to cover all the projects led by each local authority partners within WP6 to transition towards economic resilience and the local challenges that are targeted (stimulating creative and cultural industries, recycling workshops, community interest companies, product service systems…).
December 2013 : first deliverable produced by WP6, document D6.7 entitled “Plan of work for developing a strategy to support Sustainable and Resilient Economic Activity Locally (SREAL)
June 2012 : first WP6 group meeting in Brussels (task 6.1)
September 2012 : WP6 conference call meeting held on the 4th of September
- Task 6.2 : Stephanie Sandland from UEL joined the WP6 group to work on the cleantech study. Ecodesign study will start end of the month in Brussels
- Task 6.3 : a preliminary literature review of Product-Service System is being realized in Brussels
- Task 6.4 : Biclazio will send a questionnaire to all WP6 partners to collect information on best practices as far as creative and cultural industries are concerned
- Task 6.6 : UEL started its researches on the different European sustainability rating system schemes, on SME recognition of the rating systems and on the green/local procurement codes
October 2012 : WP6 conference call 2d of october – Stuttgart annual consortium meeting
To research, develop and test the impact of different approaches to supporting short-circuit economies and increased reliance on local goods and services.
T6.1 Kick-off Meeting (IBGE/BIM)
Lead partner: IBGE/BIM Partners involved: All partners in WP6
As a number of different approaches to supporting short-circuit economies will be explored by different partners and cities involved in WP6, it is important to organise an initial WP meeting at the start of the project in order to understand the different aspects being studied, the potential for synergies, to decide on a joint framework for measuring impact and results and to discuss from the outset how a coherent overall strategy/guidelines will be developed at the end of the project. All partners involved in WP6 will also discuss at this meeting how WP6 fits within the overall project framework, what are the final deliverables and outcomes of the WP, the role of all participants, WP co-ordination plans (bi-monthly conference calls, meetings etc), reporting requirements and the work plan for the first year of the project. Significant synergies are expected to emerge with other WPs and this aspect will be discussed and connections established from the outset.
T6.2 Research on clean-tech processes and eco-design (IBGE/BIM)
Lead partner: IBGE/BIM Partners involved: IBGE/BIM
A product-service system (PSS), also known as a function-oriented business model, is a business model , developed in academia, that is aimed at providing sustainability of both 19 consumption and production. How to support PSS in local communities is one of the first aspects supporting short circuit economies which will be studied in WP6. However in order to implement and exploit Product Service Systems at an optimal extent there are two basic conditions which have to be met. Firstly, production processes need to be ‘cleaned-up’ and secondly products need to be ‘eco-designed’. This way local businesses become more competitive and sustainable and are ready (if they choose so) to take the next natural step, adopting a Product Service System strategy. T6.1 involves research on:
T6.3 Research on PSS approach (IBGE/BIM)
Lead partner: IBGE/BIM
T6.3.1 This will involve specific research on:
T6.3.2 Research and development on specific issues:
T6.3.3 Testing and demonstration projects on potential suppliers of PSS (conception, implementation, follow-up). The main objective of the overall study is to provide the government with the necessary tools to influence consumer and producer behaviour towards PSS. The purpose of the testing and demonstration projects is to elicit:
T6.3.4 Field research (interview, questionnaire, actual testing of some particular PSS) on potential users of PSS to establish how can a cultural shift of consumers (including industry and government) preferring having a need met by a service instead of by owning a physical product is accomplished. This experimental research and development needs to be conducted in close interaction with consumers in a way that the experience of consumers (including industry and government) is fully collected, analyzed and valorised.
T6.4 Research on support programmes for ‘localised’ business sectors such as the creative industries or specific geographical areas. (BIC Lazio)
Lead partner: BIC Lazio Partners involved: City of Rome, La Sapienza, EBN
The creative industries are one of the fastest growing sectors in the world with annual growth rates between 5 and 20%. Today creative industries account for about 8% of GDP in the UK and creative industry clusters are considered to rival the financial services sector in terms of job creation and economic importance. Creative Industries are by their very nature often embedded in the cultural and economic fabric of their communities. To be successful, creative companies depend on a high density of creative talents and “creative ecosystems” that enable knowledge exchange and open innovation. In this task, BIC Lazio will build on earlier research and that of other innovation support programmes for the creative industries implemented in other cities to make detailed recommendations on a programme of measures to increase the impact and contribution of the creative industries within the context of shortcircuit economies in the participating cities of Brussels, Seville and London.
T6.5 Analysis of outputs of other WPs and opportunities for supporting creation and growth of local ‘green’ businesses (BIC Lazio)
Lead partner: BIC Lazio Partners involved: IBGE/BIM, EBN
In addition to looking at specific support programmes for the creative industry sector, this task will examine support programmes to assist ‘green’ or ‘Eco-SMEs’. Actions will include:
These action plans will implement a local process that can be seen as workshops where to find what is new, but also where to propose “on time” solutions for improving both competitiveness and to promote (economically, environmentally, socially, culturally and institutionally) sustainable development. The action plans’ processes will be the natural raw material for politicians and decision makers useful to shape, to design regional policies adequate for the promotion of considered local productive agglomerations and of course for the exploitation of local common goods for competitiveness.
T6.6 Research and development of rating system (UEL)
Lead partner: UEL Partners involved: Seville Municipality, IBGE/BIM, BIC Lazio
In times of economic crisis, many local authorities, businesses and communities would like to support ‘short circuit economies’ and local businesses as a way of sustaining local jobs and economic prosperity. Simultaneously with the increasing awareness of the impact of climate change, consumers, businesses and local authorities are increasingly aware of the need to support sustainable business practices. Marrying these two aspirations together, short-circuit economies is about increased reliance on local goods and services as a way both of supporting sustainable and resilient local economies but also about reducing the environmental impacts of over-reliance on imported products. The challenge for many local consumers and businesses is knowing which local businesses are really contributing to the local economy – in terms of both supply chain and environmental processes and standards. To overcome this difficulty, UEL will lead research into a system for rating the contribution of businesses to the local economy (supply chain analysis, employment, turnover, sustainability) and marry this with existing standards for rating the environmental impact of individual businesses (ECAS etc). A new innovative, easily understood and visual rating system to rate the contribution of local businesses to local economies and to encourage local purchasers to use the ‘local’ rating as one of the criteria to consider in the case of supplier selection will be researched, developed and tested in the participating areas of London, Seville, Brussels and Rome.
T6.7 Research and development of interactive online marketplace (Seville)
Partners involved: UEL, Seville Municipality, IBGE/BIM, BIC Lazio, EBN
Based on the ‘AMBIESENSE’ approach to supporting local businesses through kiosks and mobile technologies developed in Seville, in this task a 'neighbourhood' marketplace will be researched, developed and tested as part of the development of the overall TURaS platform foreseen in WP8. The idea is that all businesses large and small in a local neighbourhood would register on this interactive marketplace by category (with particular emphasis on eco-businesses and creative industries). Tying together tasks 6.2, 6.3 ,6.4 , 6.5 and 6.6 all businesses would be rated in terms of:
The web platform will be developed in local language and will be accessible from the local council site, from local business support organisations as well as from the TURaS main site to be developed in WP8. Local councils, businesses and indeed consumers can use the local platform to tender for services. A particular emphasis will be placed on publishing details of new services or opportunities emerging from the other WPs in TURaS. The site will be interactive so consumers could rate their experience. The platform could be linked to mobile technologies and kiosks in tourist/high transit areas. Where platforms already exist, TURaS would not replicate these but focus on introduction of ratings system as detailed
T6.8 Analysis of results, development of a coherent strategy for supporting short-circuit economies, recommendations for exploitation at city, national and European level (IBGE/BIM)
Lead partner: IBGE/BIM Partners involved: All WP partners in particular U STUTT
Based on an analysis of the results and impact of the measures tested inT6.1 to T6.7, IBGE/BIM will lead all task leaders in the development of a coherent vision, strategy and guidance tools for supporting short circuit economies that would enable adaptive governance, collaborative decision-making, and behavioural change towards resilient and sustainable European cities. Therefore, a coherent strategy for supporting short-circuit economies should be developed, mainly from an innovation economics point of view, integrating the other relevant items. Crucial elements are the “social technologies” of institutions, culture , norms, laws and networks being central to growth.
Clean processes and re-design/eco-design programme guidelines for local authorities
Expected by: M12
Rating system for local green businesses
Expected by: M18
Expected by: M24
Analysis and conclusions of results on clean-tech processes, eco-design, PSS approach, localised business, green businesses and other WPs
Publication of analysis and conclusions
Expected by: M30
Final evaluation, adaption and fine-tuning of a methodology for elaborating overall strategy/guidelines followed by kick off strategic planning process
Publication of methodology
Expected by: M36
Guidelines for local authorities: Report on clean processes and re-design/eco-design programme guidelines for local authorities
Expected by: M12
PSS programme guidelines for local authorities, creative industry programme guidelines for local authorities and green industry guidelines for local authorities
Expected by: M36
Coherent vision, strategy and guidance tools for supporting short-circuit economies that would enable adaptive governance, collaborative decision-making, and behavioural change towards resilient and sustainable European cities
Expected by: M36