The SURFACE project brought together 10 partners from Central Europe (AUT, BEL, CZE, DEU, HUN, ITA, PL, SLO) with the aim to set up Multi-Stakeholder based Smart Re-Use parks as a possible solution for increasing sustainability in selected functional urban areas. The involved regions benefitted from the transnational cooperation through know-how-exchange and learning from best practice examples. This knowledge exchange was especially addressed with the regularly held Multi-Stakeholder-Fora and the Twinning Learning Journeys.

Project outputs and results

• 2 Action Plans and Strategies for the 9 involved Functional Urban Area

• 5 Tools and Services for establishing urban re-used oriented roadmaps and Smart Re-Use Parks.

-      SRP-Activation Toolbox: A set of open source documents and tools to help start a Smart Re-use Park

• 5 Smart Re-use Parks (SRP) in IT, AT, DE, PL, HU including two digital platforms

• 4 Feasibility studies were carried out for future SRP in IT, CZ, SI, HR

• 18 regions and cities in total were working on the set-up of SRP: The impact of the project increased twofold through the ‘Twinning scheme’ where each partner region engaged a ‘twin’ partner interested in replicating the SRP

• 366 people were trained in the course of the Multistakeholder Forum on Urban Waste Prevention Plans, the SRP training schemes and activation tools trainings

• 9 implemented Twinning plans and trainings

• 5 Twinning Learning Journeys with personal and virtual site visits at the SRPs and thematic workshops were performed

Other highlights of the project

• Project final infographics: What are SRP and what impact was achieved?

• YouTube Channel: Collection of video stories of re-use from CE and beyond

• Implementation of the Re-use Box in many countries

• Open source final Conference materials

• Cooperation continues: The consortium committed to keep supporting each other and boost re-use even after the project end through regular online multistakeholder forums every 6 months

 

The results helped to improve environmental management and quality of life of the involved FUAs in the CE programme area through reducing waste streams, creating jobs, offering new trainings and boosting boosting investments, creating a set of tools for harmonized and evidence based decision making setting in the field of waste prevention and re-use.

PILOT ACTIONS

ACTIVATION TOOLBOX

activation toolbox documents


RESULTS

SURFACE PROJECT RESULTS

Despite the recent improvements of Smart Re-Use Parks and their transnational networking, the decision-making landscape in this field is still very fragmented.

The SURFACE project has therefore fostered the creation of a decision-making process so that re-use and waste prevention become integrated elements of environmental management strategies at local/regional level in line with the EU circular economy strategy.

1)   The pilot actions developed within the SURFACE project could be case studies for future developments, and a wider range of tools and training programmes on re-use and waste    prevention developed be the project partners can already be used today. In total 5 Smart Re-use Parks (SRP) in IT, AT, DE, PL, HU including two digital platforms were established. 4 Feasibility studies were carried out for future SRP in IT, CZ, SI, HR.
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2)   5 Tools and Services for establishing urban re-used oriented roadmaps and Smart Re-Use Parks were developed, tested and validated. The SURFACE project has developed an open source “ACTIVATION TOOL BOX”, able to support both those who intend to create a Smart Re-Use Park and those who already manage it.
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3)   9 implemented Twinning plans and trainings and 5 Twinning Learning Journeys with personal and virtual site visits at the SRPs and thematic workshops were performed.
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4)   The project has realized colorful Infographics that can be reached here


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SURFACE PUBLICATIONS

SURFACE is on YouTube

Follow us in our dedicated YouTube channel where our videos are published

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZgsreLSc3J_1X9mpsQk6A


These are our last published videos


Recycle is Silver, Reuse is Gold
What Surface motto recalls in Italian street people

Vicenza SRP Virtual Tour
Due to Covid-19 emergency SURFACE Twinning partners have met online for a virtual journey of Vicenza SRP



Online Twinning meeting in Vicenza
On 22nd of April the 4th Twinning Learning Journey of the Interreg CE project SURFACE took place as an online webinar. Cooperativa Sociale Insieme gave a detailed insight into the Smart Re-Use Park (SRP) Vicenza, which was installed as a pilot action within the SURFACE project.



IURS inspirational video
Let inspire your city to start own reuse project. This video was made thanks to SURFACE project supported by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE



CPU - FUA Ljubljana
With reuse to a healthy environment



PoR SURFACE STORY #2
ReedoLab a very special second hand and repair store in Rimini - Italy


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TEAM

Project Partners

SURFACE has 10 partners from 8 central European countries
Plus 1 partner from a country outside Central Europe

RREUSE -  Reuse and Recycling European Union Social Enterprises - BELGIUM -  www.rreuse.org

contacts

ASSOCIATED PARTNERS

City of Graz  Department of Environmental Protection -

AUSTRIA

Municipality of Ljubljana -

Slovenia

municipality of vicenza -

italy

city of kempten - 

germany

Europa Kujaw i Pomorza Association - 

 Poland

Humana nova Zagreb, Social cooperative -

croatia

City of Zagreb -

CROATIA

Association of municipalities in catchment Basin Stonavka -

Czech Republic

City of brno -

Czech Republic

FKF Nonprofit Zrt. -

hungary

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PROJECT DURATION

Start Date

01.07.2017

End Date

30.06.2020