The Mediterranean Region faces one of the most challenging decades, to effectively address policy-making and implementation actions for achieving a green and ecological transition based on circularity and inclusiveness. Four of the MED Communities gather to organise the Green living Areas learning program to provide a space for discussion and also provide tools and training materials to support young leaders and entrepreneurs boosting green policies, plans, and initiatives at the local or regional level.

The learning program “#06_ Achieving green living areas, from buildings to cities and territories” addresses jointly circular economy, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and clean energy through interactive materials, live events and working groups. The course is designed around a set of challenges to be solved in each learning unit. The challenges address key topics at different territorial levels: building, community, and city. It has been designed by experts from the Interreg MED Renewable Energy, Green Growth, Efficient Buildings and Urban Transport communities.

The aim of the course is to learn new approaches of how to apply available resources designed in and for the Mediterranean, and gain knowledge on how to develop plans and policies in line with Sustainable Energy Plans, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, Renovation plans, Energy and Climate Policies, and EU Green Deal policies that support a green transition at the local and regional levels. This learning program offers the possibility to have a holistic and systemic approach to the key actions, policies and tools available in different sectors such as buildings’ renovation, urban and territorial planning, integrating sustainable mobility and fostering productive activities with a circular and inclusive approach, using smart and powerful resources ready to be implemented.

format

The MED Green Living Areas learning module is composed of three courses, each of them with at least one challenge that students will need to tackle: Green living buildings, Green living cities and Green living territories. The learning module is designed as a self-paced course so you can choose if you want to take the three courses or just one or two of them for more active participation. You will get a certificate of participation after completing a course or the whole learning module - depending on your learning path.

#06_A_ Green Living Buildings

The course dedicated to Green Living buildings will allow you to experience at first hand different challenges at building scale and particularly, the integration of self-sufficient energy facilities, the achievement of the best energy investment and the maximisation of the energy efficiency of a building. All the attendees will have access to the whole material related to the 3 challenges (e-lessons, quizzes, support material). If you want to participate to the teamwork and develop solutions with a group, being supported by mentors, you will have to choose 1 challenge from the 3 proposed.

More info here. Start date: MAY 23 / End date: JUNE 6

#06_B_ Green Living Cities

The main objective is to provide skills on planning and evaluating integrated cycling policies, that is, policy packages covering all relevant dimensions of cycling mobility for a low carbon mobility scheme in our cities. For that purpose, e-lessons are focused on how to identify the different dimensions of cycling mobility, prioritise them and create an integrated cycling policy plan, including how to evaluate integrated cycling policy measures.

More info here. Start date JUNE 7 / End date: JUNE 21

#06_C_ Green Living Territories

This course brings an opportunity to learn more about the sustainable agri-food sector under the European framework, and provide ideas to make participants think about concrete and effective solutions after discovering successful study cases. In particular, the challenge of this module tackles how to make more sustainable diets in schools based on current discussions on the promotion of animal-based or plant-based diets. So get ready to get to know and test the tools proposed by the experts and reflect on further ideas and opportunities to transition towards a more sustainable society.

More info here. Start date: JUNE 23 / End date: JULY 7

who can participate

The MED Green Living Areas learning module is recommended for mid-level career experts, civil servants and entrepreneurs to fully benefit from the exchanges and the hands-on experiences of territorial cooperation projects and practitioners. However, early-career professionals can surely benefit from a unique opportunity to become part of a community of practice and to bring to the modules a fresh look and enrich the exchanges.

how to enrol

If you want to participate in the MED Green Living Areas course, you just need to:

1. Create an account in the Interreg Euro-MED Academy platform

2. Go to the MED Green Living Areas course page and click on Enrol at the page top

After these two easy steps, you can start learning from our international experts and discover the experiences of the Interreg MED Projects. All for free! Once you have enrolled, you can decide if you want to participate individually or actively in a team