CARISMED project kicks off, promising better life quality in Mediterranean Basin urban areas

On January 28th and 29th 2022, the new “CApitalisation for Re-setting Innovation and Sustainability in MED-Cities” (CARISMED) project had kicked off. CARISMED aims to disseminate and capitalize on an already acquired conceptual and systematic approach for improving the sustainability of urban environments and fostering synergies among multiple stakeholders and professionals, i.e., cross-border cultural dialogue, cooperation, and networking.

The main expected results and achievements of the project are: the deployment of toolkits and advisory guides on upcycling buildings and areas, the re-utilization of eight abandoned urban stocks as  creative studios and labs, and an increase in the know-how and capacities of 40 SMEs, which will benefit from the training workshops and awareness campaigns.


The kick-off meeting saw the participation of  several keynote speakers, among them: Dr. Esmat Karadsheh, from the Eastern Mediterranean Branch Office of the ENI CBC MED Programme; Dr. Khaled Elsaadany, from the ENI CBC Med Joint Technical Secretariat; Mr. Alejandro Lafarga, from the Western Mediterranean Branch Office of the ENI CBC MED Programme; and Professor Allan Tubaileh, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Birzeit University. 

The kick-off meeting gave partners the chance to become acquainted with each other and discuss several important tasks, including the roles and responsibilities of each partner and the visual identity of the project.