LIFE MERCURY-FREE

Complex Awareness Raising and Behaviour Change for the Mercury-Free City Environment
Project Details
  • Topic: LIFE-2021-SAP-ENV-GOV
  • Programme :LIFE
  • Sector :LIFE-PJG
  • Project ID:101074412
  • Website :To be updated
  • Start:1.11.2022
  • Finish: 30.04.2025
  • Total Grant:  1.394.531€
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Participating Countries: 7

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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Project Description

LIFE MERCURY-FREE project raisesthe issue of mercury environmental contamination, which come from traditionally underestimated sources related to use of mercury-containing goods in everyday life, mishandled by consumers because of the lack of information and consumer-friendly means of disposal. The General Objective of the project is to reduce the environmental contamination by mercury contained in household consumer goods, mishandled by consumers, through providing an informational support via a communication and cooperation platform, organizing the wide informational and educational campaign and behavioural change activities, applying Behavioural Insights approach, building a multi-stakeholder confidence by creation of Mercury-Free City Communities in the cities, participating in the project, and applying the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue methodology for their joint search for the problem solution.
The main activities and deliverables: LIFE e-HUB – the electronic platform, combining the project website; electronic community of practice and a Moodle-based educational platform; the Methodical Recommendation “Advancement of the mercury-containing waste management with quadruple helix territorial advisory structures”; the international e-Conference “Mercury-Free City: Danger in our Homes”; the Multi-Stakeholder Roadmap for Mercury-Free City; the International Mercury-Free City Marathons; the Academy of Mercury Free LIFE; the Summer Schools for municipalities, NGOs and educational institutions; a Mutual Learning Exercise; the Mercury-Free City Communities.

Project Results
  • WP1 – Project management and coordination
  • WP2 – Creation of an informational support, communication and cooperation platform of the Mercury-Free City community – LIFE e-HUB

  • WP3 – Awareness Raising and Behaviour Change by Confidence Building and Joint Multi-Stakeholder Search for the Problem Solution
  • WP4 – Organizing the wide informational and educational campaign and the behavioural change activities
  • WP5 – Dissemination, communication, outreach, networking with other LIFE projects
  • WP6 – Sustainability, replication and exploitation of project results
Our Role

Innovation Hive will be contributing to all project’s activities and work packages. More specifically, our organization is the lead partner of the Work Package 5: Dissemination, communication, outreach, networking with other LIFE projects. Dissemination plan and the communication strategy will be developed with the purpose to gain a high quality and effectiveness of the dissemination and communication activities and high involvement of the public.

Impact

The environmental impact of the project will be positive, for, the main activities are targeted at reducing environmental pollutions by Hg, contained in household goods. “Greenthink” approach will be ingrained into every project management process. The objective of the LIFE MERCURY-FREE project is to reduce the environment contaminations by mercury contained in household consumer goods, mishandled by consumers, through providing an informational support via a communication and cooperation platform, organizing the wide informational and educational campaign and behavioural change activities, applying Behavioural Insights approach, building a multi-stakeholder confidence by creation of Mercury-Free City Communities in the cities, participating in the project, and applying methodologies for their joint search for the problem solution.

Project Partners
Coordinator

🇵🇱 POLITECHNIKA LODZKA

Partners

🇵🇱 AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

🇬🇷 INNOVATION HIVE

🇺🇦 LVIV POLYTECHNIC NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

🇵🇹 UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

🇮🇹 UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO

🇳🇱 VIRTUAL ANGLE BV

🇺🇦 Ivano-Frankivsk Academy Ivana Zolotoustoho

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