Our projects

EcoTransFaire develops solutions to meet the challenges of sustainable development, living together and the local economy on the basis of ecosystems including urban innovation, short and local circuits, innovative financing…


Support of the school-construction site for the insulation of a multi-purpose space in the Matgesfeld (2022)

EcoTransFaire, with the support of many partners, coordinates and accompanies the municipality of Sanem in its creation of a multi-use space of the Matgesfeld (bungalow in recycled containers), responding to the environmental objectives of the “Climate Pact 2.0”.

This collaborative and participative demonstration site aims to implement insulation using “wood frame” and “straw insulation” eco-materials. It is a support for a series of actions to raise awareness of the circular and local economy (eco-materials with re-use) and for the preservation of the volatile fauna (installation of nests).

The target audiences are numerous: schools, high schools, universities, citizens, municipal agents and companies. This space, once finalised, will be dedicated to the social and circular economy.

Diagnosis of the food supply and recommendations for its deployment in short circuits on the Crêtes Préardennaises territory (2021 - 2022)

 EcoTransFaire, with its partner Dynapse, realize a « Diagnosis of the food offer and means to be implemented for its deployment in the Crêtes Préardennaises territory ». Our study – quantitative and qualitative – is being carried out among agrifood operators and the municipalities in the area. This shared diagnosis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) :

– will allow for an overall mapping of the existing food supply and the land potential for new short production projects (diversification, expansion…) within the communities.

– lead to proposals for concrete actions to increase the volume of food supply in local channels and thus define the contours of the future strategy for implementing the deployment of food supply in the Crêtes Préardennaises territory.

Supporting the Greater Longwy Agglomeration Community towards the ecological transition (2021)

EcoTransFaire has been given a dual mission by the Greater Longwy Agglomeration Community :

– To support the territory in its transition and circular economy projects – animation and search for funding (European, national and regional calls for projects): heating network, recycling centre, citizen projects…

– Co-programming, co-organising and co-hosting the “Greater Longwy Ecological Transition Conference” over the weekend of 8 to 10 October 2021. We will also produce a video-clip during this event.

Supporting the City of Sanem towards ecological transition (2021 - ongoing)

The city of Sanem, in its desire to be part of an ecological transition process, has entrusted us with a mission to support its Climate Pact 2.0 with feasibility studies and development of collective projects, such as :
– analysis of the potential of a local, regional and cross-border food plan with the development of a local canning factory
– identification of local actors and methods of mobilisation for the implementation of a reuse-centre.
As with all our support, we assist them in the various national and European calls for proposals.

FRUGAL (2020 - 2022)

Through the creation of a cross-border network and a virtual exchange platform, the European INTERREG Grande-Région project “FRUGAL” aims to “Promote the Reduction of Food Waste (Wastage) through Local Consumption” in the Grande Région. The platform will optimise the collection, processing, recovery and distribution of food losses, surpluses and unsold products from production, supermarkets and the agri-food industry.

EcoTransFaire wrote and actively supports the FRUGAL project – as a methodological partner.

D2Grids (2018 - 2022)

In three years, the European D2Grids project aims to develop a standard for fifth generation local energy loops (5GDHC). EcoTransFaire joined the project to contribute to the development of a business model and to increase the acceptability of the system (financiers, sponsors, users).

Thus, we will use our experience to carry out on-site “action research”. Our objective is to induce mobilisation (human and financial) through the creation of energy communities; as part of the deployment of the technical process.

AROMA (2018 - 2021)

This project should enable the development of the short food chain and new economic activities (vegetable factories, canning factories, processing workshops, etc.) within the Greater Region.

In addition to its coordination and follow-up, EcoTransFaire is working on a thesis in the framework of this project, more specifically on local networks in the Greater Region.

Nord Lorrain cross-border agri-food centre (2018 - ongoing)

This project, located in northern Lorraine, is intended to develop a local and cross-border agricultural and food centre, as well as the creation of a cross-border slaughterhouse.

EcoTransFaire provides assistance to the project owner with the networking of cross-border actors, support for project coordination and monitoring of the concept of animal welfare. We also contribute our knowledge of cross-border ecosystems and work on the mobilisation of local actors.

Saulnes, Towards Transition 2030 (2016 - ongoing)

In response to the low rate of energy renovation in private industrial buildings, EcoTransFaire proposed to the municipality of Saulnes a global approach to renovation, not on an individual basis but on a collective basis, through a transitional approach in order to achieve decarbonised growth. 

As a learning territory, we provide Project Ownership and Use Assistance to elected officials, technicians and residents to accompany them and facilitate their transition from a former mining town to an energy and citizen transition.

ECO-TRANS-FAIRE (2013 - 2015)

ECO-TRANS-FAIRE is an Interreg IV-A project focusing on eco-renovation and eco-construction. The project’s approach is particular because it takes charge, in 3 zones, of the entire value chain of the building sector: supply, demand and employment.

EcoTransFaire coordinated this project. For more information, read our article here.

Our projects in these “Territories in Transition” themes respond to the following Sustainable Development Objectives:


For an analysis of the deconstruction ecosystem in Luxembourg (2022)

Luxinnovation has initiated a reflection on the issue of recovery and reuse of deconstruction materials and the framework of future reuse of these products in Luxembourg.

As a facilitator, EcoTransFaire is mandated to organise and lead this process (collaborative workshops, visits, interviews…), in order to collect and process the data collected. The targeted actors and experts are present around the theme and in many involved fields: deconstruction, demolition, architectural firms and SSE organisations.

This data will allow the elaboration of a “matrix web” on which the networks, flows, markets and synergies between the different actors will be shown. From this, it will be possible to develop new solutions to the problem of reusing materials, to establish a viable economic model, to start thinking about a storage place, adapted logistics, etc.

Making the social and solidarity economy a lever for the circular economy in the Greater Region (2021)

This study, commissioned by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy (MTEESS) from EcoTransFaire, marks Luxembourg’s desire to include its social economy in the circular economy and to act as a lever within the Greater Region to launch new economic development sectors.

It has a “practical” vocation and involves the drafting of a white paper, sector sheets and a presentation to the general public on 17 November 2021.

Greater Region Social and Solidarity Economy Cluster (2018 - ongoing)

Le Cluster Economie Sociale et Solidaire Grande Région (ESS GR) est le premier projet actif de ce type sur base transnationale (économie sociale et solidaire, achat responsable).

Nous avons en charge la coordination, l’identification et la mobilisation d’acteurs afin d’accroître les collaborations, les activités croisées et l’accompagnement de projets locaux, transversaux et transfrontaliers.

SuNSE (2018 - 2021)

The SuNSE project (Support Network for Social Entrepreneurs) is developing a European network of “social economy and social entrepreneurship clusters” in typical peri-urban and peripheral regions; where the “market” is most ineffective in supporting a disadvantaged public, where there is an emigration of skilled workers and a drain of talent to metropolitan centres.

For EcoTransFaire, the challenge is to support social entrepreneurship which can serve as a mechanism to stimulate local development and social impact. The networking of local clusters, through exchanges, makes it possible to create a network of solidarities and tools at the service of social economy and social entrepreneurship actors, as well as a public wishing to launch its social impact business project.

Our projects in these themes of the “Circular Social Solidarity Economy” meet the following Sustainable Development Objectives:


Assistance à Maitrise d'Usage (AMU) - Raising awareness, training and providing tools through "Coaching Logement" (2023)

Following an initial support in the presentation of the Assistance à Maitrise d’Usage, EcoTransFaire intervenes with the Fondation pour l’Accès au Logement (FAL), manager of the Agence Immobilière Sociale (AIS), in the framework of their new “Coaching Logement” programme.

We act on several levels, both social and environmental, with the internal teams of the AIS and with the tenants to develop a set of educational tools. We accompany and monitor this rise in the skills of the stakeholders, the learning of eco-actions, the management of participative workshops for living together and thus enabling the management of more eco-responsible housing by the tenants.

Assistance à Maitrise d'Usage (AMU) - Development of the WMdW district of the Fonds du Logement in Wiltz (2022-2023)

Following an initial support in the presentation of the “Wunne Mat der Wooltz” (WMdW) development project of the Fonds du Logement to the elected representatives and citizens of Wiltz, we are continuing this mission with an Assistance à Maitrise d’Usage (AMU). This district, a new green living space of 34 hectares and 1085 dwellings, will bring nearly 2500 additional inhabitants to the commune of Wiltz.
The objective is to mobilise local actors in order to define together a roadmap (strategic plan and action sheets) according to their needs and resources; then to engage them in the elaboration of projects and collective actions aiming at connecting this future district to the old ones from related themes: economic development (including collaborative), medico-social, living together, environment, etc.

Support for the development and drafting of the LEADER 2023-2027 application for the Argonne Champenoise territory (2022)

Based on their experience with LEADER (2014-2022), the Community of Communes of the Argonne Champenoise wishes to continue to bring adapted territorial proposals, to reinforce the financial aid and the accompaniment of the projects to the actors of the territory by applying for the new 2023-2027 programming.

EcoTransFaire has been mandated by the territory to assist in the elaboration and drafting of the new LEADER application which will be submitted to the Grand Est Region in October 2022.

We will carry out a diagnosis of the territory on the basis of an examination of the various existing documents and the definition of the issues through exchanges with the target audience (consultation workshops). The purpose of this support will be to provide several elements (action plan, tools, structuring of the LAG, etc.) that will define the outlines of the LEADER strategy for 2023-2027, in line with the real needs of the territory and the community’s ability to respond to them.

Identification and integration of third-country nationals into the life of the country for better resilience and participation (2021 - 2022)

Our qualitative study, based on two peri-urban municipalities in the south of the country, gives a voice to third-country nationals (with legal status), in order to integrate their needs, their aspirations and even their requests in terms of integration and local participation. Existing mechanisms, existing resources and good practices of associations and municipalities contributing to local living together are also explored.
The results of the study will be published in a white paper.

Our projects in these themes of “Involvement and commitment for living together” meet the following Sustainable Development Objectives:

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