4th Technical Scientific Committee of EU funded FOSTEr in MED project

The 4th Technical Scientific Committee of FOSTEr in MED project, funded by EU ENPI CBC MED Programme, will be held on the 17th and 18th of February in Aqaba, Jordan.

The project aims to promote the use of solar technologies (PV) and their architectonic integration (BIPV) in six countries: Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan. Among the issue on the table: the implementation of the pilot projects; the awareness campaigns for schools students, citizens and local administrators and the training paths for designers, installers (SMEs) and University students.

Concerning the pilot projects implementation, the Technical Scientific Committee has already selected 5 public buildings which will host the innovative solar photovoltaic plants, testing different technological solutions and architectural integration in the regions involved: Lebanese University Campus - Hadath in Beirut (Lebanon); Balqa collage - in Aqaba (Jordan); The Chamber of Commerce building in Alexandria (Egypt) , the Centre National de Formation de Formateures et d’Ingénierie de Formation (CENAFFIF) in Tunis (Tunisia); Regional Agency for the housing construction industry (AREA) in Cagliari (Italy).

During the event in Aqaba, project experts will discuss and evaluate the most appropriate solar technology for the realization of each pilot project, taking into account innovative products and market trends and technologies already experimented at Mediterranean basin level, trying to carry on local experiences.

Concerning the awareness campaign, the upcoming workshop (Cagliari, April 2015) with local administrators, will be defined in Aqaba. The purpose of the event is to set up, with a participative approach, at least 6 policy proposal papers aimed to foster the solar technologies adoption and to overcome local normative and bureaucratic barriers. The workshop will be based on the results of the context analysis activity coordinated by the University of Cagliari, Department of Social Sciences and Institutions (DiSSI), the final report is available on the project website (

During the last day of the meeting, Wednesday the18th of February, there will be a Round table with local scientific community in order to present one of the main output of the project: the Guidelines in solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies and their architectural integration (BIPV) in the Mediterranean basin, soon available on (

The Guidelines are the starting point for the realisation of the training path for designers (engineers, architects), installers (mainly SMEs) and University students.
FOSTEr in MED is a project financed for an amount of 4,05 million Euro by European Union through the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (total amount of 4,5 million Euro).
Project partnership is composed by: University of Cagliari (UNICA), beneficiary; Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Special Agency Industry (ASCAME); Promotional Services Centre for enterprises of the Cagliari Chamber of Commerce (CSPI); Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (CEEBA); Industrial Research Institute (IRI); Royal Scientific Society (RSS); Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tunis (CCI Tunis); Autonomous Region of Sardinia (RAS).

For more information, please contact: Project Management Office UNICA-DICAAR via Marengo 2 – 09123 Cagliari (Italy) Tel +39 070 6755811; email:; website:



This press release has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of University of Cagliari (UNICA) and FOSTEr in MED project partners and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or of the Programme’s management structures.

The total budget of FOSTEr in MED project is 4,5 million Euro and it is financed for an amount of 4,05 million Euro by European union through the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme" (

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