A delegation of representatives from 3 European cities, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Derry (United Kingdom) and Kozani (Greece), is visiting Pamplona this week, as a part of the Stardust project.
Stardust is an R&D project, funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020) to the tune of 18 million euros, which is coordinated by the National Renewable Energy Center of Spain (CENER), and involving a consortium made up of twenty-nine partners from nine different countries. including the cities “lighthouse”, cities of Pamplona, Tampere (Finland) and Trento (Italywhich have implemented innovative and intelligent in the fields of low carbon buildings, integration of renewable energy and sustainable mobility, thanks to the most advanced information and communication technologies, ICTs. In addition to the City of Pamplona and CENER, the partners of the STARDUST project are the Government of Navarra (Department of Industry and Ecological and Digital Business Transition), Nasuvinsa, the Commonwealth of the Pamplona Region, the Public University of Navarra, and the private companies BeePlanet and Sice.
During the two – day visit, the representatives of the cities of Cluj, Derry and Kozani have visited and have been explained in detail the main actions that have been implemented in Pamplona in the framework of the project..
During the two-day visit, the representatives of the cities of Cluj, Derry and Kozani, have visited and have been explained in detail the main actions that have been implemented in Pamplona
These actions include the Navarra Social Housing program and its energy management platform, a line of electric public buses, or sustainable mobility strategies and actions carried out by the Pamplona City Council, as in the case of the municipal building, with its industrialized photovoltaic roof and its microgrid and the energy management system implemented by CENER, to name a few.
In this way, the knowledge acquired during the implementation of the actions is shared with the network of STARDUST cities, facilitating the replication of the actions in the rest of the European cities. The STARDUST project will end in March 2024 with a closing event in Pamplona, organised by Pamplona City Council and CENER, with the participation of all the project partners.
The Stardust project has received European funding as part of the “Smart Cities and Communities” call of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Program (contract no.: 774094).