Life

Life

This is the main EU financial instrument aimed at protecting the environment, natural resources and biodiversity as well as the implementation of the environmental policy and legislation.

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The EX-TRA project was carried out in 4 EU countries: Italy, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. The general objective of the project activity was the sharing of experiences for enhancing knowledge about the best forms of conservation of the wolf (Canis lupus) and bear (Ursus arctos) species. It was ideated as follow-up of the previous project LIFE COEX (www.life-coex.net) Improving Coexistence of Large Carnivores and Agriculture in Europe (LIFE04 NAT/IT/000144),...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In 2010, during the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Ministers and Representatives of the Member States of the European Region of the World Health Organization (WHO),  responsible for health and  environment, took a commitment, signing the Parma Declaration ("Protecting the health of children in a changing environment"), to reduce the percentage of diseases of environmental origin. Air pollution is recognized as the main risk...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The AQUOR project was conceived as demonstrative action aimed at facilitating the inversion of the current trend of overexploitation of groundwater resources and increasing aquifer recharging rates in order to rebalance the upper Vicenza plain’s aquifers and foster their sustainable use. The project area has an important underground water heritage, which represents the water supply for a total of 400.000 inhabitants of the provincial territory. Moreover this...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ELBA project represents a first experiment of sustainable transport of passengers and goods implemented on a small island. The initiative has addressed all the possible mobility-related problems of this tourism-oriented island with particular attention to the environmental and landscape protection of a territory that is, by its nature, delicate and exposed to risks. The main objectives of ELBA were the study, implementation, demonstration and evaluation of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Sustainable water resource management is a key aspect of the sustainability and ecological compatibility of  human settlements, especially in rural areas. In line with the objective to reach an ecologically good water status, foreseen in the water policy framework Directive (200/60/CE), the ECOMAWARU project was aimed to test an integrated water cycle management model in rural areas (stormwater and wastewater management in hamlets and scattered farmhouses...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Industrial areas are located in extra-urban contexts where it is generally more difficult to create transport infrastructures adequate to the workers' demand of services, consequently it has an environmental impact on the territory in terms of poor air quality and increase of CO2 emissions. The I.MO.S.M.I.D. project has responded to these problems by creating an innovative model for sustainable local mobility governance, focusing in particular on commuting...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Pollution of water resources is often due to an excessive concentration of nitrogen and phosphorus used in agriculture. A typical form of pollution is that caused by nitrates, a particularly soluble mineral form of nitrogen. The European Union, through the Nitrates Directive 676/91/CE, has been governing the use of nitrogen in agriculture since 1991. Protection of water against pollution in areas with high concentration of intensive farming activities is one of...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ECOREMED project had the aim to validate on a pilot scale an assisted bio-phytoremediation protocol for different levels of soil contamination, in order to produce a suitable technical tool for the rehabilitation of degraded and/ or contaminated agricultural soils, with bio-phytoremediation techniques which also include energy recovery from biomass. The Agro Aversano (fields around Aversa), sadly known as the "Land of Fires", is a highly urbanized agricultural area...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ARUPA project had the main objective of ensuring the survival and increase of the population of some amphibian and reptile species within the ravines of Matera that, since 1995, is part of the SPA/SCI IT9220135 site “Gravine di Matera”. Specific objectives were the preservation of amphibians and reptiles and the mitigation of threats to their survival, an in-depth and detailed analysis of the knowledge base about the territory, gained through a TIS (...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The most recent studies on climate change believe that the area of ​​the upper Adriatic will be characterized by an increase in average temperatures of the air and sea water, a decrease in precipitation, a greater frequency and intensity of extreme events as well as the rise of the sea level. The areas most vulnerable to these events will be the coastal areas that are exposed to the risk of saltwater infiltration in coastal aquifers, saline wedge intrusion, loss...