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 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...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION    Depletion and pollution of surface and underground water resources are becoming increasingly widespread phenomena.  The causes are mainly due to the increase in water consumption and quality deterioration of the water resources, phenomena linked to factors such as changes in the agricultural practices, population growth and climate change. In this context, managing and governing the water resource and its use is one of the main challenges to be...

Nature and biodiversity Theme

  • ANTIDOTO - A new strategy against the poisoning of large carnivores and necrophagous raptors
  • ARCTOS -Brown Bear Conservation: coordinated actions for the Alpine and Apennines range
  • ARUPA - Urgent protection actions for amphibians and reptiles in the Matera Gravina
  • BIOAQUAE - Biodiversity Improvement of Aquatic Alpine Ecosystems
  • CENT.OLI.MED. - Identification and conservation of the high nature value of ancient olive groves in the Mediterranean region
  • CRAINat - Conservation and Recovery of Austropotamobius pallipes in Italian Natura 2000 Sites
  • DEMETRA - Development of a quick monitoring index as a tool to assess environmental impacts of transgenic crops
  • DINAMO - Increasing endangered biodiversity in agricultural and semi-natural areas: a demonstrative management model
  • ECORICE - Vercelli rice fields: integrated plan for environmental requalification and sustainable management of rice agroecosystem
  • EX-TRA - Improving the conditions for large carnivore conservation - Transfer of best practices
  • GESTIRE - Development of a strategy to manage the Natura 2000 network in Lombardy
  • LIFE MONTI DELLA TOLFA - Urgent nature conservation measures in the SPAs and SCIs of the area Tolfetano-Cerite-Manziate
  • LIFE PRATERIE - Urgent actions for the conservation of grasslands and pastures in the territory of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park
  • LIFE STRADE - Demonstration of a system for the management and reduction of collisions between vehicles and wildlife
  • Montecristo 2010 - eradication of invasive plant and animal aliens and conservation of species/habitats in the Tuscan Archipelago, Italy
  • P.A.R.C. -Petromyzon And River Continuity
  • Pianura Parmense - Actions for the bird species of EU interest in the Natura 2000 sites in the lowlands of Parma (Italy)
  • PROVIDUNE - Preservation and recovery of coastal dune habitats in the sites of the Cagliari, Matera and Caserta provinces
  • Re.S.C.We. - Restoration of the Sentina Coastal Wetlands
  • RESILFOR - Restoration of beech and silver fir forests in the Tuscan Marches Apennines
  • RICOPRI - Restoration and conservation of dry grasslands in Southern and Central Italy
  • SAVE THE FLYERS – Measures for the conservation of Chiroptera and Avifauna in Central Italy
  • SOR.BA - Requalification of the Bacchiglione river’s springs and of the habitats within SPA IT 3220013 and SCI IT 3220040
  • Water SCIs - Improving the conservation status of Species of Community Interest in the Upper-Apennine and Prato plain area
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