A. Preparatory actions

A1. Authorities and stakeholders consultation

Six meetings took place with the national and regional authorities of Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece concerning the air quality strategies implemented by the national authorities and the mitigation measures that they are interested, willing to test. The main objective of the meetings was to collect information regarding the mitigation measures in the implementation area of AIRUSE. AIRUSE representatives gave an overview of the project and circulated a questionnaire on present control measures, the methods for assessing their effects, if any, as well as some suggestions for future mitigation measures. The representatives of the local authorities presented the city´s air quality plan and the mitigation measures already applied and filled in the questionnarie.

The meetings that took place include:

-Meeting at the Department of Territory and Sustainability, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

-Meeting at the Madrid City Hall, Madrid, Spain

-2 Meetings with the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission of Portugal

– Meeting with the Department of Air Pollution of the Ministry of Environment of Greece

-Meeting with the Regional Office of Air Pollution Control in Florence, Italy

questionnaire concerning mitigation measures was prepared previous to the meetings.

 

- Meeting at the Department of Territory and Sustainability, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain

The meeting took place on December 5, 2012.

Dr. Xavier Querol and Dr. Angeliki Karanasiou (IDAEA-CSIC) met with Isabel Hernández and Albert García from the Department of Territory and Sustainability Generalitat de Catalunya.

The objective of the meeting was to collect information about the most effective air quality measures in Barcelona, its metropolitan area and Catalonia:

Barcelona

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- Meeting at the Madrid City Hall, Madrid with the Madrid City Council and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Spain

The meeting took place on December 13, 2012.

Dr. Xavier Querol and Dr. Angeliki Karanasiou IDAEA- CSIC, met with the technical staff of the Madrid City Council and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment

They presented the AIRUSE project and discussed the mitigation measures currently applied at local (Madrid area) and national level (Spain). The Madrid City Council expressed interest in testing mitigation measures concerning domestic biomass burning emissions and road dust.

Meeting at Madrid Townhall (Ayuntamiento de Madrid)

 

 

- Meeting with the Department for Territory, Environment and Mobility Politics of the regional government of Tuscany ITALY

The meeting took place on December 19, 2012

Italy Partner UNIFI had a meeting with the Regional Office of Air Pollution Control in Florence to discuss the Air Quality Plan.

 

- Meetings with the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission of Portugal

The 1st meeting took place on  October 2, 2012, at CCDR-N premises.

Partner UAVR had a meeting with the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N) of Portugal to:

present AIRUSE objectives and Actions

-visit the air quality monitoring stations in Oporto to evaluate the conditions of the 2013 AIRUSE long-term sampling campaign.

The 2nd meeting took place on  December 20, 2012, again at CCDR-N premises.

Partner UAVR had a meeting with the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N) of Portugal to discuss the Air Quality Plan of Porto.

 

 

- Meeting with the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC)

The meeting took place on February 20, 2012.

NCSR “Demokritos” met with Mr. Adamopoulos and Mrs. Tsilibari, from the Department of Air Quality of MEECC of the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC). They informed the Ministry on the initial work progress on AIRUSE project and request some information regarding the current status of air quality management.

 

 

At the cities of Florence, Oporto and Athens only one meeting took place.

The main goals of these meetings were:

  • to present the project to the local national authorities
  • to establish collaboration with the authorities and
  • to summarize the mitigation measures being used
  • to select mitigation measures to be tested were succeed in the first meeting.

Therefore it was decided that no more meetings were necessary to complete Action A1.

 

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