Projects SMART

Agents of Change in Old-industrial Regions in Europe (ACORE)

Provider: VOLKSWAGEN STIFTUNG
Duration: 01/2019 – 12/2021
Researcher: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
Project number: A126123
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Partners: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (DEU), Lund University (SWE), Cardiff University (UK), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HUN)
Web: https://acore-project.eu/

Description: Growing socio-economic disparities between prosperous metropolitan regions and poor rural, peripheral, and old-industrial regions pose a threat to Europe’s long-term stability and EU goals of social cohesion. The main ambition of ‘Agents of Change’ is to investigate how old industrial regions located outside major agglomerations can defy the unfavorable conditions and trends and create new development paths leading to prosperity and well-being, contributing to social cohesion and stability of Europe as a whole.

SMART UK 2018 – UJEP Reaserch team development

Provider: Ústí nad Labem Region
Duration: 01/2018 – 12/2018
Researcher: prof. Ing. Jiřina Jílková, CSc.
Institution: UJEP
Partners: Ústí nad Labem Region

Description: The aim of the project is to strengthen human resources within the research team UJEP – SMART, which is composed not only of academics of several faculties of UJEP (FSE, FS, PF, FF), but also of other experts from other Czech public schools (CTU, CERVO, VŠTE). The SMART team will strive to further develop cooperation with foreign partners as well as key target groups in the region (public administration, private sector). The acquisition and support of young researchers and the investment in their scientific specialization and their scientific and research competences an important role. The financial support will be directed to the following main areas: 1. Support for young researchers (new associate professors, doctoral students, young researchers), 2. Development of cooperation with foreign experts, 3. Development of cooperation with Ústí nad Labem Region in Smart City – Smart Region.

Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community

Provider: Operational Programme Research, Development and Education
Duration: 3/2018 – 12/2022
Researcher: prof. Ing. Jiřina Jílková, CSc.
Project number: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/17_048/0007435
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Faculty of the Environment, Faculty of Science
Web: https://smart-mateq.cz/en/smart-iti/

Description: The project provides a complex view of creating high-quality infrastructure for life and provides high-quality public services in connection with social challenges. The project supports cooperation between research organization, the private sector, and the public sector, strengthens the specialization of the field focus of UJEP, interdisciplinary cooperation, development of SMART research teams. The project consists of four main objectives. The main field axis of the project is public administration, administration, and management.

LAND4FLOOD: Implementation of natural retention on private land

Provider: COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Duration: 11/2017 – 9/2021
Researcher: doc. Ing. Lenka Slavíková, Ph.D.
Project number: CA16209
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Faculty of Science
Partners: http://www.land4flood.eu/core-group/
Web: http://www.land4flood.eu/

Description: Worldwide damages caused by floods are increasing. The focus now is on nature-based retention solutions that can appropriately accompany technical measures in cities. The issue with these measures is that they “take up” more land, which is usually privately owned. This includes not only economic (how to compensate owners for retention) and legal (how to define the rights and obligations of the participating parties) aspects but also the issue of participative management of flood risks. The project is multidisciplinary – it includes hydrologists, ecologists, landscape engineers, ecologists, geographers, economists, and sociologists from Europe.

Development of methods of economic evaluation of green and blue infrastructures in human settlements

Provider: The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Duration: 10/2017 – 07/2019
Researcher: Ing.  Jan Macháč
Project number: TJ01000109
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies
Partners: Společnost pro zahradní a krajinářskou tvorbu, z.s.; GreenVille service s.r.o., Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (partners cooperate via commenting on the outputs)

Description: The implementation of natural measures often collides with their enforceability and low awareness of their secondary benefits. Economic evaluation of concrete measures can serve as a significant argument for the implementation (planning) of such measures and leads to raising awareness of their importance. The objective of the project is to find, define, systemize, and verify methods for economic evaluation of various categories of natural measures (e.g. green walls and roofs, trees, etc.) in intelligent human settlements using green and blue infrastructures. The main output of the project will be a Methodology for economic evaluation of green and blue infrastructures in human settlements.

REG BE Center for Regulations and Behavioral Studies for Research Oriented Study Programs at UJEP

Provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, Operational Programme Research, Development and Education
Duration: 09/2017 – 09/2022
Researcher: prof. Ing. Jiřina Jílková, CSc.
Project number: CZ.02.2.67/0.0/0.0/16_017/0002689
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy, Faculty of Science
Partners: CEPS Uni Basel, SPECTRA STU Bratislava, IOER Dresden, Uni Manheim, CzechGlobe, CEBEX, CETA, RIA Commission, public administration

Web: http://www.Faculty of Social and Economic Studies.ujep.cz/cz/staff-faculty-1392504830/staff-faculty-1392504830/stranky-projektu-1055757469/regbe-1702320580.html

Description: The goal of the project is to develop an R&D infrastructure for creating and developing doctoral programs “Schools of doctoral studies – applied and behavioral studies”. The project expects to create a complex system of behavioral laboratories for the research of humanities and sciences at UJEP, whose character and focus will be unique in the context of science and research in the Czech Republic.

STRIMAII: Saxon-Czech management of flood risks II

Provider: Program Cooperation Czech Republic – Free State of Saxony 2014-2020
Duration: 7/2017 – 6/2020
Researcher: Ing. Jan Machač
Project number: 100282105
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Faculty of Science
Partners: Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie (LfULG), Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung (IOER), CTU in Prague, Regional Development Agency in Liberec
Web: http://www.ieep.cz/strimaii-sasko-cesky-management-povodnovych-rizik-ii/

Description: The objective of the project is to intensify the cross-border management of flood risks, improve the prevention of (potential) damages of buildings and infrastructure, and support meetings as a part of cross-border forums on flood risk management. A crucial part of the project is an economic and institutional analysis of measures in basin areas with retention potential. It is connected to the STRIMA project.

REG BES School of doctoral studies – applied and behavioral studies

Provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, Operational Programme Research, Development and Education
Duration: 06/2017 – 09/2022
Researcher: prof. Ing. Jiřina Jílková, CSc.
Project number: CZ.02.2.67/0.0/0.0/16_018/0002727
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy, Faculty of Science
Web: http://www.Faculty of Social and Economic Studies.ujep.cz/cz/staff-faculty-1392504830/staff-faculty-1392504830/stranky-projektu-1055757469/regbes-1676200638.html

Description: The objective of the project is to increase the quality of the conditions for research education at UJEP by creating a doctoral program “Regulations and behavioral studies” and modernizing doctoral programs “Didactics of primary natural sciences education” and “Applied economy and public administration”.

Kultura.digital

Provider: Program Cooperation Czech Republic – Free State of Saxony 2014-2020
Duration: 4/2017 – 6/2019
Researcher: Prof. Ing. Jiřina Jílková, CSc.
Project number: 100281746
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies
Partners: TU Dresden, Dresden State Art Collections, Euroregion Elbe/Labe
Web: http://kultura.digital/ 

Description: The objective is to digitalize contemporary art, its presentation, and accessibility, as well as to find out what interests people about it and what dissuades them from it. On both sides of the border, there are many contemporary art works and art activities, however, the public does not know about them, or does know but for some reason does not participate in them. The main goal of the project is a digital platform that will allow everyone who is interested in contemporary art or is looking for information about it to find out what is happening, when, how, how much it costs, etc. All of this in a modern and simple digital format.

Developing a SMART research team and promote the SMART topic in the Ústí nad Labem Region

Provider: Ústí nad Labem Region
Duration: 01/2017 – 12/2017
Researcher: prof. Ing. Jiřina Jílková, CSc.
Project number: 17/SML1268/SOPD/OKH
Institution: UJEP
Partners: Ústí nad Labem Region

Description: The project focuses on strengthening the human resources in the research intent SMART at UJEP and promote the SMART topic in the Ústí nad Labem Region. Project objective: supporting young research workers (postgraduate students, young research workers), developing cooperation with foreign experts, developing cooperation with the Ústí nad Labem Region in the field of Smart Region, supporting expert scientific SMART outputs.

BIDELIN: Values of ecosystem services, biodiversity, and green-blue infrastructure in cities, based on the example of Dresden, Liberec, and Děčín; Identifying, quantifying, and evaluating ecosystem services in Dresden, Liberec, and Děčín

Provider: Program Cooperation Czech Republic – Free State of Saxony 2014-2020
Duration: 1/2017 – 12/2019
Researcher: Ing. Jiří Louda, Ph.D.
Project number: 100282320
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Faculty of Science, Faculty of the Environment
Partners: Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung (IÖR), the cities of Liberec, Děčín, Dresden
Web: http://www.bidelin.ioer.eu/en/

Description: The objective of the project is to increase the importance of ecosystem services and nature values in urban settings by evaluating green and blue infrastructures in cities based on the examples of Děčín, Dresden, and Liberec according to a unified methodology. The results of this analysis can be used when deciding on processes in the area of urban planning, environmental protection, and when working with the public.

Cross-border cooperation to develop rail travel between the Czech Republic and Saxony; Supporting the development of rail travel between Prague and Dresden

Provider: Program Cooperation Czech Republic – Free State of Saxony 2014-2020
Duration: 1/2017 – 12/2019
Researcher: Mgr. Kristýna Rybová
Project number: 100283037
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Faculty of Science
Partners: Správa železniční dopravní cesty
Web: http://www.szdc.cz/interreg-sn-cz.html

Description: The objective of the project is to intensify and deepen the institutional cooperation in order to support and develop cross-border rail travel between the Czech Republic and Saxony – primarily in connection with the planned and readied high speed rail line Dresden – Ústí nad Labem – Prague. The project will provide crucial outputs for the decision making process as a part of the plans to develop this form of transport on both sides.

CE-HEAT: Comprehensive Model of Waste Heat Utilization in CE Regions; Supporting the use of waste heat potential to save energy

Provider: Interreg Central Europe
Duration: 5/2016 – 4/2019
Researcher: Ing. Jiří Louda, Ph.D.
Project number: CE 622
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies
Partners: Národní centrum energetických úspor (Czech Repubic)E-ZAVOD (Slovenia)APE FVG – Agenzia Per l’Energia del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), Energetski institut Hrvoje Požar (Croatia)Dravske elektrarne Maribor (Slovenia), Technologieoffensive Burgenland GmbH (Austria), Thüringer Energie- und GreenTech-Agentur GmbH (Germany), Poltegor – Instytut (Poland)
Web: http://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/CE-HEAT.html

Description: The project focuses on using waste heat – on saving energy. Waste heat is heat that cannot be used by its creator (enterprise, municipality). It is e.g. heat from refrigeration equipment, combustion processes, etc. This heat can however be used by another subject who would otherwise have to produce it. The goal of the project is to also create a system that even after the project’s end would make possible to identify opportunities for using waste heat, for example in the area of data flow within the framework of legal obligations of enterprises and municipalities. CE-HEAT will also help manage cooperation between foreign workplaces with Czech academia, regional and municipal administrations, and the private sector.

The impact of demographic development and the “displacement” effect on the fee policies of municipalities in waste management

Provider: Czech Science Foundation
Duration: 1/2016 – 12/2018
Researcher: Ing. Slavík Jan, Ph.D.
Project number: 16-14409S
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies
Partners: Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague, INESAN
Web: http://www.ieep.cz/en/vliv-demografickeho-vyvoje-a-vytesnovaciho-efektu-na-poplatkovou-politiku-obci-v-odpadovem-hospodarstvi/

Description: Evaluating the impacts of demographic changes, behavioral aspects (primarily of the so-called displacement effect), and structure of municipal expenses on waste management on the effectiveness of the system of payments for waste in the Czech Republic.

Support of the development of adaptation measures and strategies in cities

Provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Duration: 1/2016 – 2/2017
Researcher: doc. Ing. Lenka Slavíková, Ph.D.
Project number: TD020352
Faculty: Faculty of Social and Economic Studies
Partners: CzechGlobe
Web: http://www.ieep.cz/podpora-rozvoje-adaptacnich-opatreni-a-strategii-ve-mestech/

Description: Three quarters of European citizens live in cities that are often vulnerable and insufficiently prepared for the impacts of climate change (heat waves, water shortages, drought, floods). The objective of the project is to use the approaches of economic evaluation, analysis of current policies (barriers, opportunities) in the area of adaptation to climate change, and based on the evaluation to potentially implement natural measures in cities.

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