SiEUGreen –Sino-European innovative green and smart cities – is an innovative project which targets the augmentation of EU-China collaboration through promotion of urban agriculture; resource efficient, smart, resilient cities. Funded under European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme within call H2020-SFS-2017-1 by a budget around 7 M€, starting from January 2018, SİEUGreen will last 48 months.
The project is based on the model of zero-waste and circular economy and aspires to depict how technological and societal innovation in urban agriculture can positively affect the society and economy. SİEUGreen is executed by multi-disciplinary consortium of European and Chinese researchers, technology providers, SMEs, financiers, local and regional authorities and citizen communities.
These consortium members are: Norges Miljo-Og Biovitenskaplige Universitet (Norway), Nibio - Norsk Institutt For Biookonomi (Norway), The Institute Of Vegetables And Flowers Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences (China), Crevis Sprl (Belgium), Nordregio (Sweden), Emetris Symvouloi Anaptyxis Organosis Kai Pliroforikis Ae (Greece), Arhus Kommune (Denmark), Vilabs (Cy) Ltd (Cyprus), Okys Ltd (Bulgaria), Beijing Eco-Creative Agricultural Service Alliance (China), Beijing Green Valley Sprouts Co Ltd (China), A-Aqua As (Norway), Hatay Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey), Rural Development Institute Chinese Academy Of Social Sciences (China), Sampas Bilisim Ve Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkey), Hunan Hengkai Environmental Protection Science & Technology Investment Co.Ltd (China), Seecon International Gmbh (Switzerland), Leibniz-Institut Fur Gemuse- Und Zierpflanzenbau Grossbeeren/Erfurt Ev (Germany), Beijing Photon Science & Technology Co., Ltd (China).
Five selected European and Chinese urban and periurban areas are considered within the project are: a previous hospital site in Norway, community gardens in Denmark, previously unused municipal areas with dense refugee population in Hatay City of Turkey, big urban community farms in Beijing and Central China.
The fact that EU and China will exchange technology and experience throughout the project is crucial for the current and future advancements in the urban agriculture and resilience in both Asia and Europe.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774233