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Interreg Highlights

Kids in Denmark become filmmakers for European Cooperation Day

By Marie Schlünsen

Tuesday September 28, at 17:00 in the Library in Viborg, Denmark, the red carpet was out and the popcorn ready for the premiere of 12 short animated films made by 38 children aged 8-10 from Friskolen in Viborg. The room was full and buzzing with expectation and excitement.

Renewable energy sources at your doorstep

By Michela Gaifami, Clotilde Mahé and Miriam Stuhlmueller

On 5th August 2016, an underwater electricity cable broke a couple of kilometres off Inis Mór, one of the Aran Islands (Ireland), plunging the islanders into darkness for 4 days. The broadband was affected, medications in the fridge had to be binned and quantities of frozen food had to be thrown away.

Pumping up a greener transport in Europe with Hydrogen

By Carla Guimarães and Vinicius Valente

The European Green Deal aims at reducing 90% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. One of its main objectives is to increase the use of clean vehicles and alternative fuels, such as hydrogen.

Whistles and whoops: How submarine soundtracks help marine animals

By Kimane Baltyde and Sofie Forfang

Mid-year 2017, Cap La Houssaye – Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean: Julie Martin is on her first trip as a volunteer. The humpback whale season seems to take off that afternoon, with its warm light and caressing sun. Julie and the rest of the crew witness a breathtaking marine spectacle as a staggering number of males keep jumping out of the water in a famous move called breaching.

When children teach us how to save energy

By Dana Kascakova and Lucas Blanc

Zsuzsanna is thirteen years old, lives in Szolnok, Hungary and she would like to protect our planet as much as possible. In Fusignano, Italy, the twelve-year old Fabio thinks the same. He understands that energy is the basis of all our activities.

Two oceans, one goal: you are what (and where) you eat

By Carla Guimarães and Robin Rajaonarivelo

Sea and agrifood sectors are crucial to Europe’s economy: food related industries and services provide over 44 million jobs in the EU. Interreg pushes forward innovation and sustainability of food products from land and sea in two different European regions.

Driving a tox-free Europe

By Anna Galyga and Sofie Forfang

From toothpaste to toys, hazardous substances are everywhere around you. They are present in your home, your school, and your workplace, wreaking all kinds of havoc. They can make you itch or sneeze, harm your fertility, or even cause serious illness. Professor Jeanette Rotchell and environmentalist Heidrun Fammler battle hazardous chemicals for a living.

Innovations “à la carte”: from the Balkans to North-West Europe

By Christina-Maria Bateka and Vinicius Valente

Agriculture is a defining part of the agro-food sector, which is of strategic importance in Europe. Meet the ROADtool and Functional Agrobiodiversity, two innovative approaches supporting EU farmers in their transition to a healthy and environmentally friendly food system.

Clear waters through cooperation

By Anna Galyga, Elena Kolosova and Giulia Frattini

We challenge our seas with industry waste, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and nutrients leaking from fields, and expect the seas to remain that treasure for our children and the children of their children. But will they?

How to reach kids outside TikTok – Latvian success stories on engaging the youth

By Linda Talve

In Latvia, demographic trends have been marked with high level of emigration. Especially young educated people have tended to pack their packs and family to leave the country in hope of better living elsewhere. This is one of the main causes behind the country’s population decrease of nearly 20% since year 2000.

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