European Projects Awards: WINNERS 2013


Project: “Time to Let Women Decide” by Anahita Malek

Professor Malek’s idea, in a very innovative way, tackles the active participation of women and the integration of gender issues in tourism policies, using social networks as a strategic way to promote and support women's participation. It has been awarded because:

  • it is well structured demonstrating accordance with the EU objectives and priorities which are integration and an economy based on equal gender treatment
  • it has a wide partnership which will allow reaching a wide public;
  • it contributes to give decisional and policy making power to the women which will have a positive impact on the territory;
  • it creates a best practice in the gender equality and will be inspiring for future activities



Project: “AQUAENVEC - Assessment and improvement of the urban water cycle eco-efficiency using LCA and LCC by Desirée Marin

The project Assessment and improvement of the urban water cycle eco-efficiency using LCA and LCC (AQUAENVEC) received the Award for the best ongoing project as the Jury evaluated that the water management issue is a core and cross-cutting issue of urban development and management:

  • this project definitely helps private and public managers in dealing with this issue;
  • its important feature is the strong partnership consortium and involvement of relevant stakeholders within the target groups;
  • it is of great significance for society as a whole and its best practices and results should be transferred to other regions as well;
  • it provides with a concrete decision making tool to be disseminated in all the European cities, with a methodology aiming to target different contexts and situations



Project: “Help" by Jordi Rovira Simon

HELP is an innovative e-medication project with a concrete improvement of Parkinson’s treatments. Starting from a quite simple hypothesis and ideas, its conception and production provide an outstanding change in patients’ daily-life:

  • it has managed to solve important difficulties with two breakthrough inventions: getting the correct dosage of medication and supporting patients to remember taking medications;
  • it has been performed on schedule (time);
  • it delivered the outcomes and the scope has been targeted (performance);
  • it stayed within the budget and the resources (costs);
  • the project has a in-depth innovation factor;
  • It is expected to generate a large-scale measurable effect which will improve the life of many citizens which give to this project an overwhelming added value;
  • the consortium is well balanced, involving remarkable stakeholders both from Research providers and Large Companies, showing a strong Research and Academia partnership approach


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