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Air quality

EU funded projects in the spotlight

ClairCity, empowering citizens to reduce air pollution

Concept: The key idea is to shift behaviours regarding activities leading to air pollution by directly engaging citizens to imagine their city in 2050 by going beyond only monitoring emissions to understand citizen practices and behaviours.

Local authorities involved: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bristol (UK), Ljunjana (Slovenia), Sosnowiec (Poland), Aveiro region (Portugal), Genoa (Italy).

EU contribution: EUR 6.692.547 (100%)

Timeframe: May 2016 – April 2020

Programme: Horizon 2020

More information on the project’s website

iSCAPE, towards innovate means to tackle air pollution

Concept: The project aims at minimizing the impact of air pollution by using "passive control systems", focusing on behavioural change and policy intervention.

Local authorities involved: Bologna (Italy), Dublin (Ireland), Bottrop (Germany), Guilford (UK), Hasselt (Belgium), Vantaa (Finland).

EU contribution: EUR 5,850,830 (100%)

Timeframe: September 2016 – August 2019

Programme: Horizon 2020

More information on the project’s website

Current EU calls

Horizon 2020 – LC-MG-1-9-2019 – Upgrading transport infrastructure in order to monitor noise and emissions

Noise and emissions from transport affect seriously people’s health and environmental ecosystems, requiring the implementation of mitigation measures to achieve a higher reduction in all transport modes.

Horizon 2020 - LC-MG-1-10-2019- Logistics solutions that deal with requirements of ‘on demand economy’ and for shared-connected and low-emission logistics operations

Facing the demand for new logistics solution coming from the on-demand economy, and addressing the issues posed by competing private and public interests while incorporating sustainable logistics operations.

Past EU projects in London

No past EU funded projects on clean air. Projects relating to cycling and walking as well as EVs have been numerous, contributing to the clean air agenda.

Air quality in London

Air quality in London – London Councils research on air quality (yearly updated polling)

Local authorities and air quality” – Mayor of London September 2017 report

London Air, a project led by King’s College London with an interactive live map of air pollution in London

How the GLA is cleaning up London’s air

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs on air pollution

Air quality in the EU and elsewhere