GreenerSites Project Concludes in Rijeka

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ZAGREB, July 3, 2019 – A closing conference for a transnational project called “GreenerSites – Rehabilitation of Brownfield Sites in Central Europe”, was held in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on Wednesday.

The 3.8 million euro project was launched in 2016 to improve the environmental management of unused or underused industrial areas. Apart from Rijeka and the city’s port authority, it involved nine partner institutions from Italy, Slovenia, Poland and Germany.

Eighty-five percent of the money came from the Central Europe transnational cooperation programme 2014-2020, which promotes cooperation among EU member states in Central Europe, while the rest was provided by local partners.

The aim of the project was to improve the environmental management of unused or underused industrial areas by defining strategies and tools based on a sustainable and integrated approach in order to make functional urban areas (FUAs) cleaner, healthier and more liveable.

The focus was on developing a common geo-information tool for brownfield regeneration, strategic action plans and 11 pilot actions testing new and sustainable technical solutions to improve the environmental performance of brownfields. Workshops for public-sector employees and stakeholders were also held.

In Rijeka, the project covered the unused area of the former oil refinery at Mlaka which is now co-owned by the City of Rijeka, the Port Authority and the INA oil company.

More Rijeka news can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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