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…

TERRITORIES IN TRANSITION

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:

SOCIAL SOLIDARITY AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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:

INVOLVE AND COMMIT TO LIVING TOGETHER 

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:

If you would like more information, project sheets are available.

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