A.1 Authorities and stakeholders consultation

Several meetings took place with both national and regional authorities of Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, concerning the air quality strategies implemented by the national authorities, as well as the mitigation measures they are interested in testing.

The following meetings took place:

- 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:

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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 North Regional Coordination and Development Commission of Portugal

The meeting took place on February 20, 2012.

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.

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

The meeting took place on

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

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

The main goals of these meeting was:

  • 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.