The ESSENCE project, that was finished in August 2017, has been selected as a ‘success story’ by the European Commission.
Success stories are finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach and can be a source of inspiration for others. The European Commission uses these success stories as a source of inspiration for new projects.
Smart Sustainable Cities
ESSENCE is short for European Solutions for Sustainable Existing and New City Environments. With this European research project HU University of Applied Sciences and her international partners in the CARPE consortium aim at stimulating the development of sustainable cities. Recently ESSENCE developed an innovative, international course: de minor Smart Sustainable Cities, that starts in september 2018. Already 30 students have enlisted. This minor has been designed using the educational concept of blended learning; a combination of an electronic learning environment and face-to-face education, social media, video-conferencing and live streaming.
In the spotlights
The project started in 2014 and ended in 2017. The European Commission will now use it as a ‘success story’ to inspire and promote European collaboration in education and research. On the website, in social media and in printed publications the commission will give visibility and acknowledgement to the project.
ESSENCE was already rewarded the Orange Carpet Award 2016 by EP-Nuffic.