The Crown for a Better World goes to STARDUST

Published by Alessandra Barbieri

On the eve of November 21 in Brussels (Belgium), the European project STARDUST received the 2018 .eu Web Award for its website www.stardustproject.eu under the “Better World” Category.

The .eu Web Awards competition, which acknowledges websites with.eu domain, has been organised by EURid, the registry manager of the .eu and .ею country code top-level domains upon appointment of the European Commission in 2003. The “Better World” Category is reserved to websites that represent green initiatives and environmentally-friendly organizations.

STARDUST Enlightening European Cities is one of the projects funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme on Smart Cities and Communities, also known as Lighthouse projects. Its goal is to design and implement a number of smart urban interventions in the fields of energy, mobility, ICT and citizens’ engagement in the three Lighthouse cities of Pamplona (Spain), Tampere (Finland) and Trento (Italy). Four Follower cities (Cluj-Napoca in Romania, Derry in Northern Ireland, Kozani in Greece and Litomerice in Czech Republic) will help develop a sound replication strategy of the smart solutions developed by the project. The project, started in October 2017, will run until September 2022.

 

For the first time, a .eu Web Award has been assigned an EU funded Lighthouse project.  At the ceremony, STARDUST was represented by its coordinator, Florencio Manteca from CENER and by Mario Martinoli, the director of Fondazione iCons, leading the STARDUST’s communication activities.

“STARDUST is a project composed of 30 European companies and institutions from 9 different countries and we are working in trying to improve of life of citizens through smart solutions,” says Florencio Manteca, the project coordinator of STARDUST, during his acceptance speech at the .EU Web Awards.

Moreover, Mario Martinoli highlights the value of showcasing Europe’s Excellency through such initiatives, “The importance of awards is not only the prize itself, but the public recognition of the quality of work done. The .eu Web Awards is one of the most special acknowledgements that we could receive, as it’s all about Europe and European integration, a goal for which we have been working over the past 20 years. This makes us very proud”.

Indeed, this award acknowledges STARDUST’s commitment in pursuing its main mission: building a constellation of smart cities throughout Europe and beyond for a more sustainable world.

www.stardustproject.eu – the official online platform of the STARDUST project – won the 2018 eu Web Award for the Better World category, which acknowledges STARDUST’s commitment towards smart and sustainable solutions across cities in Europe.


Moderated by : La rédaction C21

Other news in "Information"

Evaluation of natural-based internal insulation systems in historic buildings through a holistic approach

Published 14 Jun 2019 - 12:21

Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without (...)

First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced

Published 14 Jun 2019 - 12:18

Teams in Chicago, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Reykjavík chosen to transform underused sites in their cities into more sustainable and resilient spaces. C40 Cities and EIT Climate-KIC have announced 15 winners of its Reinventing (...)

The ENVISION H2020 Project: harvesting energy from all building skins without it being visible

Published 13 Jun 2019 - 11:28

ENVISION has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767180.   Started on 1st October 2017, the project’s ambition is to use of the full external building (...)


Comments





Search through the news

Enter your own key word



Other news



Categories


Most read articles