CAP4ACCESS – Collective Awareness Platforms for Improving Accessibility in European Cities Regions

CAP4Access is a project funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme.

The objective of CAP4Access is to develop and pilot-test methods and tools for collectively gathering and sharing information about accessibility of public spaces. Our tasks:

  • Documentation, annotation and discussion of places and routes about their accessibility.
  • Visualising the data in ways which are intuitive and highly attractive for target users.
  • Route planning and navigation.
  • Creating awareness and preparing effective measures for eliminating barriers.

Applications will be based on OpenStreetMap, the “Free Wiki World Map”. We will make best use of established practice, in particular Wheelmap. All newly developed tools will be available for interested parties – such as city administrations – as open software under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). Our four test sites are in Vienna (Austria), London (United Kingdom), Elche (Spain) and Heidelberg (Germany).

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AFE-Innovnet – Thematic Network Innovation for age-friendly environments in the European Union

Funded under CIP – Competitiveness and innovation framework programme (ref.: 620978).

The overarching goal of AFE-INNOVNET is to set up a large EU wide community of local and regional authorities (LRAs) and other relevant stakeholders who want to work together to find smart and innovative evidence based solutions to support active and healthy ageing and develop age-friendly environments (AFE). Many innovative solutions supporting active and healthy ageing have been developed as pilots across the EU, but they often remain isolated and do not get scaled up.

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SAVE – Solutions Against Violence in Europe

Project funded under III Daphne Programme (ref: 5804)

The SAVE project objective is to improve the quality of the detection and prevention systems to manage the child abuse in Europe, minimising its medium and long-term impacts. SAVE establishes a new innovative model comprised of three modules: prevention, detection and case management. Our client manages the design and development of the capacity building toolkit and resources.

PLEASE (Please, Let’s enjoy a seniors experience)

Funded under: COSME-05-2015

Seniors aged 60 to 70, already retired and receiving a pension are available to travel in a low-medium season. The new touristic offer provided by the project will be organised regarding sharing economy, according to the project requirements but respecting the customers expectations, except for international transfer, which will be provided through standard air carriers. The Senior target will also be trained to experience the self-booking activity on the web, becoming the “Maker” of its touristic product. Our project will be carried out in 5 EU Countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Malta), starting from an awarded touristic best practice born in Abruzzo that will enable its Sicilian partners to use its best practice and will share it with the other Countries. From the lessons learnt by Abruzzo.com, a touristic web services, linking more than 80 local guides and equipped with a network of private holiday houses and B&B, already provided with a rolled national pilot also including Sicily, an international pilot will be designed and rolled out, with flows from 4 countries to Italy.

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The project will be preceded by a targeted research to crystallise the starting situation generally in Europe and specifically in the involved Countries. A training session for the destination managers and the local guides of the involved Countries will take place to grant the homogeneity of each pilot touristic flows. Project results will be highlighted in national events, and an interview will measure the approval rating by the targeted prospect customers. The structures involved in the project will provide a website where the pilot, becoming a standard offer, can be provided, and the project partners include themselves in the creation of a network able to spread and expand the sale of tourism services created with the project. The project forecasts also the presentation of the Network in three different Countries (EU-Non EU) to the extent of new associates and web agencies.

Integrated plans for sustainable urban development in the Cabanyal district

Funded under EDUSI


The Cabanyal neighbourhood has suffered a significant process of degradation and debasement during the last 20 years. It is especially notorious regarding the building’s deterioration, public places and common areas and the worsening of the urban environmental conditions.
The Cabanyal has a very high rate of unemployment, and the local commerce is severely degraded: the population could be considered at a high risk of social exclusion, currently showing some problems of coexistence in a context of intense social conflict.
This project, funded under EDUSI, is aimed at solving these issues while implementation a Strategic plan with 11 action points and guidelines to address the difficulties that are arising and may appear.