SHAAMS will seek to pave the way for a shared and unified approach on solar energy in order to contribute in building the necessary legal, regulatory, economic and organizational foundations for the effective deployment of the Mediterranean Solar Plan. To ensure a cultural and operational change towards solar energy driven solutions, the project will address three socioeconomic pillars, namely policy development, entrepreneurial and research engagement, and social awareness. New funding mechanisms, innovative governance solutions, support to technology transfer, brokerage events, and large information campaigns are among those actions identified by SHAAMS to facilitate the take up of solar technologies in the Mediterranean region.
Business associations, environmental agencies, universities and research institutes from Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Spain.
Throughout the project, the consortium will try to bring together policy makers, firms, environmental and energy related agencies, universities, technology parks, civil society organisations, and final users in both shores of the Mediterranean Basin towards the creation of a promising region for solar energy development.
In order to ensure a comprehensive approach to the sector, and be aware that its development depends on effectively addressing three socioeconomic pillars, namely policy development, entrepreneurial and research engagement and social awareness; the activities of the project will be organised in three different domains.
Policy support actions will be implemented in order to identify innovative solutions, solar energy strategies and to generate a unified approach towards a long term policy perspective for solar energy development.
Participative workshops, local meetings and exchange missions will facilitate the effective transfer of experiences between the stakeholders.
SHAAMS Enterprise and Research Accelerator
Planned activities in this line of action will permit fostering market support structures and new procedures for the development of a reliable market for solar energy. “Technology Transfer and Technology Valorization” as well as “Green Jobs” training will be deployed. Creating a pool of research will foster collaboration between the academic and the entrepreneurial environment. Brokerage events will allow setting the bases for a new solar sector capitalization.
SHAAMS Social Accelerator
The activities conceived in the section will address societal agents and intend to promote a cultural and behavioral change towards solar energy among society. The focus will be on students in pilot schools following the definition and implementation of a solar educational program.
Project activities will be deployed over 36 months between November 2012 and October 2015.
The project SHAAMS is implemented under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (www.enpicbcmed.eu). Its total budget is € 3.200.344 and it is financed, € 2.880.309,96, by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. The ENPI CBC Med Programme aims at reinforcing cooperation between the European Union and partner countries regions placed along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
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The 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is a multilateral Cross-Border Cooperation initiative funded by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The Programme objective is to promote the sustainable and harmonious cooperation process at the Mediterranean Basin level by dealing with the common challenges and enhancing its endogenous potential. It finances cooperation projects as a contribution to the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of the Mediterranean region. The following 14 countries participate in the Programme: Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestinian Authority, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia. The Joint Managing Authority (JMA) is the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy). Official Programme languages are Arabic, English and French.
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