El pasado 23 de noviembre se presentó el proyecto Med-EcoSuRe en una rueda de prensa celebrada en Túnez, tras haberse celebrado su primera reunión.

Med-EcoSuRe (Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation) is a project funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC MED programme.


The programme is managed by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy) and aims to promote cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean region.


Low-energy educational buildings are becoming the standard for new buildings in European and Mediterranean partner countries. Meanwhile, the potential for efficient renovation of existing buildings continues to be a focus of development in these countries. Universities are continuously proposing technical solutions for eco-sustainable building renovation, but there is still a gap between designed models and real-world application.

The Med-EcoSuRe project is based on the key role that Mediterranean universities play in contributing to environmental development and combating climate change. The project brings together researchers and stakeholders to build a common understanding of the problems of eco-sustainable building renovation and aims to leverage the regional process from knowledge to action, starting in the immediate neighbourhood of the university, which is the university building.

A “Living Lab” will be established to propose energy renovation solutions to university energy managers based on decision support tools that take into account s

Being at the core of the project activities, the academics involved will not only produce scientific solutions adapted to real-life situations, but will also monitor and scale up the improvements induced.

General objective

Assess and implement innovative and eco-sustainable energy renovation solutions for Mediterranean higher education institutions and introduce an active collaborative approach to decision support.

Expected results

The expected results of the project are as follows:

  • To develop and transfer knowledge on the design and implementation of energy efficient renovations within higher education institutions and to promote eco-sustainable technical solutions and best practices for reduced and cleaner energy consumption in the rehabilitated building.
  • Initiate an intermediary entity, a living lab, for collaboration between academics, decision-makers and stakeholders to support energy managers in planning and implementing innovative sustainable energy measures within higher education buildings.

Tools and actions that we hope to develop and carry out

– 6 passive solution design toolkits for the retrofitting of higher education buildings.
– 2 policy tools for the modernisation of energy efficiency in higher education buildings.
– 6 cross-border strategic plans for the modernisation of university buildings.
– 6 energy audits carried out in selected higher education institutions.
– 9 pilot actions for energy efficiency modernisation.

News from the project


Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre (MEDREC)

Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre (MEDREC) Tunisia


University of Tunis El Manar (UTM)

Tunis University of El Manar (UTM) Tunisia


University of Florence – Department of Architecture (UNIFI-DIDA)

University of Florence – Department of Architecture (UNIFI-DIDA) Italy


University of Seville - Thermal Energy Engineering Department (TMT-US)

Universidad de Sevilla – Departamento de Ingeniería en Energía Térmica (TMT-US)

An-Najah National University – Energy Research Centre (ERC)

Energy and Environment Agency of Naples – (ANEA)

Spanish association for the internationalisation and innovation of solar companies (SOLARTYS)

SOLARTYS, Spanish Solar Energy Cluster Spain


University of  Campania- Department Of Architecture and Industrial Design (DADI)

University of Campania – Department of Architecture and Industrial Design (DADI)

National Cluster Of The Sectors Of Home Automation, Smart Buildings and Smart Cities (DOMOTYS)

Smartech Cluster Spain


University of Naples Federico II

University of Naples Federico II Italy


Starting date

1st September 2019


3 years

Total project budget

2 934 856.69 €

European Union contribution

2 641 371.02 € (90 %)