Common challenge: A common challenge in the area is the lack of incorporating sustainable energy and smart ICT technologies in public buildings and open spaces. It is also important to create joint public awareness initiatives that are addressed to students. The planned small-scale investments in Ioannina,Himara and Dropulli educational and cultural institutions should effectively familiarize citizens with the advantages of EE and RES.
Objective: The G.A.M.E.S. project will focus on the pilot small-scale EE and RES investments in public buildings with large open spaces that are highly visited, especially by students. The buildings are located in emblematic central spots ensuring high visibility. The open public spaces around the 3 educational and cultural institutions will serve as meeting, gaming and cooperation points for students aiming to enhance public awareness. The student network will promote sustainable energy and friendship through the cooperation of the two countries.
Outputs: (a) 3 pilot prototype studies for the integration of EE/RES technologies in public building complexes and their surrounding space in Ioannina, Himara and Dropulli. (b) Implementation of the aforementioned small-scale investments. (c) Establishment of a student’s network operation through joint public awareness initiatives on sustainable technologies. (d) Capitalization of the network initiatives in the Eligible Area. Beneficiaries: (a) municipalities, regions and other local decision makers; (b) local community; (c) residents, students, employees and visitors of the building complexes of the cross-border area (d) participants in the workshops, seminars, conference, e) researchers and academic institutes.
Approach: Game-based initiatives will be undertaken using smart ICT technologies aiming to mobilize and familiarize students with sustainable energy technologies while enabling their networking, in compliance with the requirements of the programme “Greece – Albania 2014-2020”. Joint cross-border activities are absolutely necessary in order to strengthen the use of EE and RES at public buildings and spaces, to improve the students’ and residents’ mobilization in these fields, to raise awareness and increase the penetration of these technologies.
Original: The construction of meeting sites for students using sustainable principles, with the application of smart ICT tools and the organization of events that promote their communication and mobility across the borders will familiarize them with the benefits of sustainable energy utilization and enable the transfer of know-how to both countries while capitalizing the successful examples. Added value:
The expected direct results include: 1. Raising public awareness of the common area. 2. Strengthening the collaboration between Greece and Albania. 3. Creation of new jobs. 4. Increasing tourist activity especially for young people.