Fostering Solar Technology in the Meditteranean Area

FOSTEr in MED is an ENPI CBC project which intends to fully exploit the potential of solar technologies through the transfer of technical knowhow to actors of the sector (SMEs, engineers, students), the identification of best practices in the policy and regulatory fields and the implementation of five pilot projects aiming to equip public buildings with innovative solar photovoltaic plants.

The partnership, coordinated by the Department of Civil Engineering, Environment and Architecture of the University of Cagliari (Italy, Sardegna), gathers the following organizations:

• Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Spain, Cataluña)
• Chamber of Commerce of Cagliari, Special Agency Center of Services for Enterprises (Italy, Sardegna)
• Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (Egypt, Al Iskandanyah)
• Industrial Research Institute (Lebanon)
• Royal Scientific Society (Jordan, Al-Aqaba)
• Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tunis (Tunisia, Tunis)
• Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy, Sardegna)

The whole project partnership will be involved in a public buildings selection in each country, in order to plan and implement appropriate technological solutions, integrated also from the architectural point of view.

CEEBA, the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations, is the local partner in Egypt for FOSTER in MED and will support the project with input from the private sector, coordinate policies and strategies with the stakeholders as well as being responsible for training and visibility.

CEEBA will closely work with Research Centres and will define target groups and contacting local stakeholders as well as defining guidelines related to the best technological solution, taking into account the geographical context.

In addition to that, CEEBA shall identify public buildings and the architectonical integration. This set of activities will aim also to train Architects, Engineers, installers and SME’s interested in this sector.
A set of activities will aim to overcome cultural and normative barriers identified, through the organization of seminars, public meetings, conferences and refresh courses.

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    German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce
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    British Egyptian Business Association
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    French Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
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    Delegation of the European Union to Egypt
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    Italian Chamber of Commerce in Egypt