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STP Niš one of the Partners at the International Be Ready Project

During the period from February 29 to March 1, the Science and Technology Park Niš participated in the Kick off event on the topic of launching a strategy of resilience, preparedness, and mitigating the impact on urban heat islands. This event also marked the official start of the implementation of the project “Strategy of resistance, readiness, and mitigating the impact on urban heat islands – Be Ready”, financed by the Interreg Danube Program.

The Be Ready project brings together 19 partners, 9 ASP from 12 different countries and has a budget of 2,396,337 euros. A significant part of the financing – 1,917,070 euros to be exact – was provided by the European Union. The main goal of the project is to improve the capacity of local and regional governments, as well as the civil sector, in planning, mitigating, and managing the problems of climate change and natural disasters, with a special focus on urban heat islands. Through this project, the basis for future territorial development, investments, and international policies in the field of climate adaptation is created, especially within the framework of EU strategies for the Danube region.
The project brings a number of concrete results, including the development and implementation of methodologies and tools for risk assessment related to urban heat islands, co-designed solutions, and strategies for preparedness and resilience to climate change. Additionally, action plans and strategies were developed for project participants, as well as recommendations for policies and campaigns for raising awareness in the 12 participating countries.

Through its participation in this conference and within the project, the Science and Technology Park Niš confirms its commitment to the improvement of knowledge and practice in the field of sustainable development and climate adaptation, thus contributing not only to the local community, but also to the wider regional and international scene.