What is GREENGAGE?

GREENGAGE is a 3-year long pan-European Innovation Action funded under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme, further co-funded by the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding framework (UKRI) and Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Consortium, led by Austrian Institute of Technology, consists of 17 research and industry partners from the EU and the UK.

GREENGAGE aims to promote innovative governance process and help public authorities in shaping their climate mitigation and adaptation policies. To achieve this aim, the GREENGAGE project leverages citizens’ participation and equips them with innovative digital solutions thus providing the basis to co-create and co-design innovative solutions for monitoring environmental problems at ground level. The developed Citizen Observatories (CO) will be further incorporated into the urban planning decision-making process.

Objectives

  • Raise citizens’ awareness, interest, and engagement in urban environmental issues
  • Provide scientifically-sound and rigorous methods for citizen understanding of environmental data
  • Promote and ensure broader acceptance and implementation rates of data collected by citizens in policy- and decision-making
  • Promote the co-creation of data solutions for the urban environment
  • Establish synergies among partner cities, with other Citizen Observatories and environmental agencies to exchange best practices, ensure transferability, uptake, and replication of successful Citizen Observatory experiences

OUR MISSION / INITIATIVE

GREENGAGE’s mission is to enhance intelligence applied to city decision-making processes and governance by delivering innovative governance models and to harness the social and cultural opportunities by promoting active engagement of citizens in data collection and use of urban decision-making via Citizen Observatories (CO). By doing so, the project will transform citizen’s engagement and cities’ effectiveness in delivering the European Green Deal objectives for carbon neutral cities.

WHO WE ARE

The project brings together 14 partners from 8 countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, the Nerherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

GREENGAGE consortium integrates representatives from research and academic community, public authorities and technology experts. More specifically, GREENGAGE brings together experts from fields of social science and humanities focusing on citizen science and creative community engagement (KWMC, IBERCIVIS), data and technology experts/providers (AIT, Digital Sunray, VRVis, DEUSTO, GISAT, HOPU, MindEarth, Moondial, SushiDev), urban governance and planning (AIT, UWE, BUAS), and public authorities (Bristol, Province of North Brabant, Copenhagen, Turano-Gerace).

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 101086530).

This work was co-funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee 10063933, 10062587, 10064231.

This work was co-funded by SERI (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) under the funding ID Contract No. 22.00496 REF-131-52014.