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. 

“The EWA’s replacement scheme for household appliances is lowering the energy bills of those who need it most. It’s an uplifting project as part of a greater plan to make Malta more energy efficient.”
Valetta
Malta
“Abertax has repeatedly shown that investment in research and development will result in innovative products that can benefit both the economy and ecology.”
Paola
Malta
“This plan shows that Leipzig is a city that is moving forward, working closely together with the European Union. The more efficient traffic solutions and the cleaner air will further improve the quality of life in the city.
Leipzig
Germany
“Jeanologia is both fashionable and sustainable. It is a champion of ecological and social responsibility and has the potential to transform the textile industry, which is one of the most unsustainable industries in the world.”
Valencia
Spain
"Himmerland Boligforening shows the way to a truly sustainable development, where social balance and environmental and economic benefits goes hand in hand with competitive rents and reduction in energy consumption"
Aalborg
Denmark
“Coopso is a clever example of how to combine solidarity and environmental responsibility. It shows that when you work together, everybody and the planet can profit equally.”  - Marc Tarabella, S&D MEP, Head of the Belgian Delegation 
Namur
Belgium
“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