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.
Best practices for an ecological transformation as a social lever
More and more people live in urban areas. The need for fresh and safe food increases every day. For cities worldwide, this is a key challenge.
Recycled Park is the proposal to retrieve plastic waste from the river the New Meuse just before it reaches the North Sea. The plastics are recycled to give new value to the river.
Vienna is one of the World’s most sustainable cities. A social policy that raises the quality of life while lowering resources consumption is one factor the Viennese people rank their quality of life so high. Here is three main points:
Food Futures is a city-wide strategy and programme to improve the health and sustainability of food in Manchester. It is coordinated by Public Health Manchester based within Manchester City Council and is a broad partnership of public and private sector and communities.
Helsinki Fashion Week is the world’s first Fashion Week aiming to be 100% sustainable and is taking a ground-breaking stance by putting the circular economy front and center. Thr event restrf on the twin pillars of the circular economy and sustainability.
The Greening Events & Eco Compass project has created an operating model for voluntary environmental work between cities and events. Greening Events was a two-year (2012–2014) joint project between the neighbouring cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.
As the first city, region and capital of culture, Aarhus created a model for sustainable development in the culture sector. Aarhus Sustainability Model (ASM) is a tool, guide and inspiration to anyone working with arts and culture. A couple of the cases here:
Urban farming in allotment gardens has long been a popular pastime among Swedes, in many corners of the country. Residents share a piece of land cultivated into gardens where they grow fruits and vegetables.
A major fire in Umeå’s Ålidhem district in 2008 prompted the city to start building more energy-efficient buildings through its Sustainable Ålidhem revitalisation project.