The main goal of the project is to establish successful cooperation between CEE countries in the area of sustainable use, integrated management of environmental resources (water, soil, and waste) and climate change by a better understanding of what are the institutional obstacles for better resources management and how they can be removed and suitable incentives created to secure water, energy and food security in the long term.
In the short term, ICE-CEEC project aims at submitting joint project proposals to European funding mechanisms in the field of sustainable resource management, as a joint effort of four high-class research entities in Germany (UNU-FLORES – Project Coordinator and TU Dresden), the Czech Republic (European Centre of Excellence CzechGlobe), and Poland (Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Science).
The ICE-CEEC project promotes the internationalization strategy in the fields of education, science, and research. From a thematic point of view, the consortium deals with key areas of action such as climate change, health, and food safety, which cannot be addressed scientifically or politically by individual countries alone.
The “Institutionalizing Cooperation on Resource Efficiency in Central and Eastern European Countries (ICE-CEEC)” project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).