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Building together Europe’s future inclusive smart neighbourhoods

drOp European  Partners

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City of Ermua

Ermua City Council is a Local Administration with a proactive and innovative vocation, with a strong identity due to its geographic and border location. Ermua has an innovation strategy that has enabled it to be recognized as a City of Science and Innovation, awarded by the Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry. It is as a result of this innovative vocation that the participation of the city council in the drOp project was born.
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Elva Municipality

Elva Municipality (together with the city of Elva) is the second biggest municipality in Tartu county. It is famous for its beautiful nature and good living environment. The Municipality is actively using different digital tools for engaging people in decision-making processes. Some of the challenges encountered by Elva are linked to accessibility, energy efficiency of municipal buildings or the need to plan user-friendly urban space. In terms of sustainability goals, all municipal buildings are to be renovated as energy efficient, and public transport will rely on renewable energy by 2030.
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Materahub manages international pilot projects to support cultural and creative industries, encouraging innovation and inclusion processes and a new entrepreneurial vision to face contemporary challenges. Materahub organizes several international Capacity Building activities, involving local and international experts, entrepreneurs and policy makers. These are projects funded by the European Erasmus + programs, Cosme, Interreg, Horizion 2020, etc. Among others, Materahub is the Italian host of the Creative Business Cup, the only international competition dedicated to cultural and creative industries.
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PROMOSA is a public enterprise and has been the promoter of two key projects in Ermua municipality. It has carried out the promotion of the Izarra Centre Building and it is in charge of the implementation of a neutral fiber optic network in order to facilitate the diversification of the economic fabric of the municipality.
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The Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations (EKYL) is an independent non-profit housing federation in Estonia. EKYL’s mission is to support the development of cooperative housing through partnership building, strategic planning, community engagement, and the implementation of knowledge-based activities such as training, consulting, advisory services, research, and national and international cooperation projects. EKYL’s special interest has also been the introduction of digital solutions for the management of apartment associations, so that the housing sector could fully benefit from the digital transformation. In the drOp, EKYL is organizer of communication and capacity building activities in Estonia, contributing to the identification of new business opportunities.
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Housing Europe

Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing – a network of 43 national and regional federations which together gather about 43.000 public, social and cooperative housing providers in 23 countries. Altogether, they manage over 26 million homes, about 11% of existing dwellings in the EU. Social, public and co-operative housing providers have a vision of a Europe which provides access to decent and affordable housing for all in communities which are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and where everyone is enabled to reach their full potential.
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City, Territory and Environment is a business area devoted to fostering collaborations with public and private organisations to help cities and territories to face environmental, social and economic challenges. To achieve this, data, technologies and innovation are used to improve urban planning and management decision-making. Among other challenges, this business area deals with urban energy transition, climate change, globalization and age-friendly cities.
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The Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) is an independent non-profit think tank founded in 1996. The main activity fields are applied research, policy analysis, and local and international projects. Its goal is to develop a knowledge-based society by promoting public policy-making in Estonia, the Baltic Sea region, and Europe by providing high-quality socio-economic analysis. The main areas of expertise include: Smart City and Sustainable Development; Implementation of IT and Technology; Migration and integration; Youth, Education, and Labour Market; Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Foresight studies.
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Mondragon University

Mondragon Unibertsitatea is a practical university immersed in business reality that combines training, research and knowledge transfer to improve the competitive position of companies and organisations. A University that listens to companies and society and responds effectively and with quality to their challenges. It is part of MONDRAGON Corporation.
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Matera Municipality

The Municipality of Matera, as an autonomous local body, represents the local community, takes care of its interests and promotes its development. It carries out its function by acknowledging the needs and general interests of the community, ensuring the proper functioning, impartiality, transparency, effectiveness, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and simplification of the administrative action.
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An Affordable Housing Initiative demonstrator