RESEARCH AND POLICIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
A paradigm change to ensure a sustainable development
We are now too close to the planetary boundaries around us. The climate change, critical raw materials, plastics in oceans and toxicity are just few examples of the great challenges the world is confronting. A paradigm change has to be taken in our current way of living, producing and consuming, and a transition towards a circular economy is seen as a main strategy; Researchers and Policy Makers should strongly cooperate to speed-up such a change and ensure a sustainable development for both current and future generations
Research & Policies for a sustainable development and a transition towards a circular economy
Our mission is bridging the gap between stakeholders, researchers and policymakers in order to identify the actual needs, the urgent research topics and the non-physical barriers to for a transition towards a circular economy. Our participation at EU funded projects is the main, even if not the sole, instruments to pursue our objectives; another powerful instrument is the Policy Lab established by SCREEN allowing a continuous discussion 17 regional policy-makers as well as key stakeholders.
We MAXIMIZE HORIZON 2020 PROJECTS’ IMPACT
Analysing value chains’ needs and mining solutions from H2020 funded projects
SCAVENGER collects and analyses results of H2020 funded projects to match technological and socio-economic solutions with the Circular Value Chains identified by the project SCREEN. SCAVENGER defines and validates the state of the art of Research and Innovation concerning the above-mentioned CVCs.
SCREENSynergic Circular Economy Across European Regions
ZEPHYRZero-impact innovative technology in forest plant production
DEBPALReinforcing Biodiversity Conservation in the Palestine
Università della Tuscia di Viterbo
Filicudi Wildlife Conservation
Agricommercio di Ianiro Antonella e Lidia
Raquel Caetano Ferreira
We are now too close to the planetary boundaries around us. The climate change, critical raw materials, plastics in oceans and toxicity are just a few examples of the great challenges the world is confronting. Just recently, the Intergovernmental panel on climate...
“European Private Historical Archives and their importance”: Conference at the European Parliament in Brussels
This Conference focuses on a topic that makes Europe unique in the world: the richness of European Private Historical Archives and their characteristic of ‘time depth’, their aptitude to depict human reality within an extensive chronological framework, vital for acquiring a profound knowledge of European history, traditions and cultural heritage. Download the Programme
Under the patronage of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Representation of the Region of Lazio and RTD I.2 “Eco-Innovation” are organising a one-day conference titled “Research & Innovation for a circular economy in European Regions”. Veltha supported Tuscia Universiy and Lazio Region in the organisation
Dangerous parasites (bacteria, phytoplams, fungi, insects) are a serious threat to the fruit production in Europe. These parasites represent a concrete obstacle for the sector economy and its competitiveness. Plant pathogens are causing the loss of hundred millions of euros. Other fruit crops are prone to severe pathogens in the Union. Effective and innovative solutions are urgently needed to prevent further economic crises in the fruit chain through a better control of dangerous parasites. Download the Programme
“European Research and Territory: an innovative approach” Workshop hosted by the Representation of Regione Molise in Brussels (In Italian)
Approccio innovativo ai progetti di ricerca in grado di far confluire le risorse in un programma comune; i temi proposti sono i seguenti: Tema 1. Rapporto tra Ricerca e Territorio; Tema 2. Integrazione tra il Programma Quadro di Ricerca e i Fondi Strutturali; Tema 3. Progetto partecipato e concetto innovativo di Disseminazione Download the programme
VELTHA supports the International Year of Forest 2011 by organising an event at the European Parliament in Brussels
ROOM A3H-1- EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, BRUSSELS -WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH 2011 H. 18,30- 20,00 This presentation aims to focus the political attention to the forest-related Research and to invite more Mediterranean Countries to join the Bank network.VELTHA supports this initiative by co-organising this event Download the programme
VELTHA supports the dissemination of the book “Condition of Woman, Gender rights, Empowerment and Female Movements: shadows, openings,energies, obstacles”
Tuscia University of Viterbo developed a project financed by the Italian Ministry for the Scientific Research and the results are summarized in this multi-languages book, printed in a limited number of copies. VELTHA supports this initiative by distributing some numbered hard copies of the book to EU officers dealing with gender issues and international cooperation Download a pdf version of the book by clicking on the image
DAF Department of the Tuscia University in Viterbo has set up a Mediterranean Forest DNA Bank (www.medna-bank.eu). The Green Paper “On forest protection and information in the EU: preparing forests for climate change” underlines that forests provide jobs, income and raw materials, protect soil, settlements and infrastructure, regulate freshwater supplies, conserve biodiversity and are regulators of local and regional weather. The main goal of the Mediterranean Forest DNA Bank is to achieve an improvement of the available knowledge on species diversity for defining conservation programs and biodiversity monitoring, as well as to provide a useful tool for increasing the public..Read More
Joint Reply to the public consultation by: Tuscia university of Viterbo – Department of Forest sciences – DAF (Italy) – through Veltha Dalarna University (Sweden) National Forest Research Institute (Greece) Download the position paper
The International not for profit Association VELTHA has been established in Tervuren, aiming to foster Research and Sustainable Development: this purpose will be achieved mainly by the following actions: a) to select, prepare and implement Research project proposals funded by the European Commission, World Bank and other possible local, national and international Donors. b) to enhance innovation by fostering the technology transfers from Research to Industry with particular emphasis to the environmental socio-economic and cultural sustainability. c) to provide seminars, conferences and formal consultation in matters of Research and Innovation and to participate in debates or decision-making processes that concern..Read More
4 researchers from Italy, Belgium and Portugal have decided to establish an international association to promote the research and sustainable development in Europe. The name chosen for the (still informal) association is VELTHA; this Etruscan name indicates the world as a whole. The next goal is to formalize the association established in Belgium within 6 months.
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