EURODEMO European Co-ordination Action for Demonstration of Efficient Soil and Groundwater Remediation
| Country: EU Projects
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Project Type: Concerted Action
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Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Passive and hydraulicContainment
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Permeable reactive barriers
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Verification
| Project objectives:
With the beginning of the year 2005 a new platform was established with the ambition to boost technology demonstration in the field of soil and groundwater management.
EURODEMO is an initiative funded by the European Union’s Research Directorate, including a large European consortium which covers the whole spectrum of relevant
stakeholders. Top priorities of the project are to make demonstration of promising soil and groundwater technologies easier, to harmonise performance evaluation
of demonstrated technologies and to generate an overview of existing funding opportunities and already demonstrated technologies. Furthermore, EURODEMO
shall make sure that investors obtain a better overview of the innovation potential in Europe and shall pave the way for trans-national co-operation and joint
funding of technology demonstration.
EURODEMO aims to be the principal co-ordination activity concerning technology demonstration in the field of soil and groundwater management in the European
Union. The project aims to achieve more efficiency with regard to funding targeted to technology demonstration, to improve the access to results from demonstration
projects and to establish harmonised protocols for the documentation of demonstration results and the verification/promotion of demonstrated technology.
Key activities include the co-ordination of scattered co-existing European funding programmes to improve allocation of resources in this field and the establishment
of harmonised protocols for the documentation of demonstration results and for the verification of technology efficiency and performance.
The overall objective of EURODEMO is to co-ordinate European technology demonstration in the field of soil and groundwater management in terms of co-operation,
exchange of experience, and development of common protocols. Specific objectives are:
- To create synergies among already existing funding programmes for technology demonstration.
- To establish common quality criteria for the management of demonstration projects, in particular with regard to performance evaluation of demonstrated
- To produce the best overview concerning technology demonstration in the field of soil and groundwater management at the programme and the project level.
- To establish a central clearing point for demonstration of soil and groundwater management technologies
PROVIDE THE BEST OVERVIEW ON SOIL/WATER TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION. EURODEMO is producing the best overview concerning technology demonstration in the
field of soil and groundwater management at the programme and the project level.
- Production of a Catalogue on Funding Opportunities (web based, public access)
- Production of harmonised protocols for proposing and verifying technology efficiency and performance.
- Initiation of a web based data base on demonstration projects.
INCREASE RELIABILITY AT THE PROJECT LEVEL. EURODEMO is developing harmonised protocols to increase the confidence in demonstration investments and the
reliability of technology implementation. Harmonised protocols are being produced for different steps of technology demonstration
- for proposed technology efficiency and performance at the project planning level, and
- for the verification of technology efficiency and performance at the end of a demonstration project.
PROVIDING AN OVERVIEW OF FUNDING PROGRAMMES IN THE EU. Throughout the European Union a large number of funding programmes exist with no specific reference
to soil and groundwater technology. They have different aims, terms of reference, interests and outcomes. EURODEMO is producing a Catalogue on Funding Opportunities
for technology demonstration in the field of soil and groundwater management with clear reference to “who funds what under which conditions”. (available
via website end Dec. 05)
INVOLVEMENT OF FUNDING ORGANISATIONS. EURODEMO, is involving key funding organisations for technology demonstration from the beginning of the project.
Key focus is on
- improving reliability for investments,
- initiating co-operations between funding organisations, and
- improving the dialogue between funding organisations, end users, and technology developers.
IMPACT BEYOND PROJECT DURATION. At the end of the project EURODEMO will develop a business plan and propose how EURODEMO activities can outlast the project’s
INTEGRATION OF END USER CONCERNS. The concerns of four end user groups namely (i) service providers, (ii) problem holders, (iii) administrators, and (iv)
funding organisations will receive special attention. A specific co-ordination group “End User Dialogue” will play a central role in the course of the project.
This co-ordination group will co-ordinate feed-back and concerns of end users for all EURODEMO activities.
- Production of a European catalogue of funding opportunities for soil and groundwater management technologies (public access via the internet and regular
- Establishment of common criteria for the verification of technology performance.
- Production of a European database for demonstration projects.
- Definition of a prioritisation plan for technology demonstration in the field of soil and groundwater management.
- Generation of a business plan for the maintenance of the EURODEMO secretariat and EURODEMO activities.
- Funding targeted to demonstration will be more efficiently spent.
- More technology demonstration is expected with fewer resources due to synergies and co-operation among Member States.
- Due to increased technology demonstration more technologies are expected to enter the market; the competitiveness of the European market in the field
of soil and groundwater remediation technology is expected to increase.
| Achieved Objectives:
At the midpoint of the project, EURODEMO has listed more than 60 demonstration projects on its web-linked database (see http://www.eurodemo.info), and supports
the funding database within EUGRIS (also shared with SNOWMAN) which lists nearly 50 funding programmes. A range of decsion support and guidance products are
in development and interim publications are available from http://www.eurodemo.info.
| Product Descriptions:
A large number of announcements, presentations and other papers are available from http://www.eurodemo.info.
Downloadable project deliverables to date are as follows.
1.3 MB Summary reports of the 1st EURODEMO workshop (D1.1)
1.0 MB EURODEMO Newsletter (D1.2)
2.5 MB EURODEMO web site (D1.8)
0.8 MB Web architecture for catalogue on funding opportunities (D1.9)
3.8 MB Web architecture for demonstration project data base (D1.10)
0.2 MB Input to D3.1 catalogue on funding opportunities (D2.1)
0.3 MB Status report on end-user needs (D2.3)
1.6 MB Catalogue on funding opportunities concerning technology demonstration in the field of soil and groundwater management (D3.1)
10.3 MB Initiation of a project data base for technology demonstration (D3.3)
0.5 MB Status report on decision making processes and criteria (D4.1)
0.2 MB Draft concept for a technology promotion programme - part 2 (D4.3)
0.6 MB Draft framework for sustainable land remediation and management (D5.1)
6.7 MB Status report on technological reliability for demonstrated soil and groundwater management technologies with special focus on the situation in
0.8 MB part 2
| Additional Information:
| Project Resources:
| Funding Programme(s):
EC Framework Programme 6
| Link to Organisations:
Umweltbundesamt (Environmental Protection Agency)
Mrs Gundula Prokop
Who does what?
Professor Paul Bardos
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