Best practices for an ecological transformation as a social lever

Welcome to our interactive map with projects contributing to a more socially and ecologically sustainable Europe. The map aims to serve as a platform of exchange of best practices from local, regional and national level. The projects can be both public, private and introduced on the national, regional, municipal or local level. We welcome everyone to contribute with suggestions for new projects to include and invite you to be inspired from the current ones. 

“A true social project of dedicated hotlines that is made to help all women who suffer physical, psychological, economic, sexual violence, mobbing and stalking.

Rome
Italy

“The RCERO plant is an impressive example of how EU Cohesion Funding can trigger a more sustainable and circular economic approach. It will strongly benefit Slovenia in the long-term.” 

- Constanze Krehl, S&D MEP, Coordinator on the REGI Committee

Ljubljana
Slovenia

“The rehabilitation of the Furnas Volcano Lagoon has been an excellent response to the environmental and touristic challenges that smaller islands face today and will continue to face in the future.” 

- Constanze Krehl, S&D MEP, Coordinator on the REGI Committee

Furnas
Portugal

“Microcredit and microfinance are incredible development tools that can produce relevant impacts at the social and economic level: It can favour a socially inclusive development.”

- Silvia Costa, S&D MEP, Member on the CULT Committee

Padua
Italy

“Torres Vedras Mobility Strategy is just the beginning. A sustainable mobility plan is currently being developed, which will identify more ambitious measures showing that the city sees the achievement of sustainability mobility as part of an ongoing process.” 

Torres Vedras
Portugal

“They give people a chance to develop, learn new skills and enter the labour market. At the same time, they reduce waste and sell great products. That’s why Omrin Estafette portrays social and environmental progress!” 

Leeuwarden
Netherlands

“This project is fully aligned with the sustainable development objectives set out in the regional framework aimed at the sustainable management of natural resources and the application of technologies for the quality of life.” 

Mérida
Spain

“The Integrated Urban Transport of Burgas Project is truly innovative and ambitious at the same time. The project will, for instance, increase the number of bus journeys by 8.1 million passengers per year.”

Burgas
Bulgaria

“With a smart city like Águeda, the aim is to create a place where information technology is combined with infrastructure, architecture, everyday objects, and even our bodies to address social, economic, and environmental problems.” 

Águeda
Portugal