HUMANS OF SUDOE began as a testimonies project in April 2018. Its main objective is to collect experiences from users and people related to projects financed through the Interreg Sudoe Programme, highlighting how they improve their day-to-day. HUMANS OF SUDOE is an exhaustive catalogues of first-person testimonies. Together, those portraits become a blog on the construction of Europe by and for the citizens.
Are you a Sudoe project’s user? If yes, we would be very happy to hear your story. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our company was interested in having customers in Uruguay due to their specificities, the political context which is much easier than in other South American countries and its good technological development regarding radon; and for this purpose, we needed to understand better its market. Thanks to RYME +, I had the opportunity to participate to a business mission there and find two companies with which we are implementing partnerships to explore the market together.I think that RYME+ is very good for small companies: it allows them to explore new markets which are difficult to access. Under the project, you have a user‘s profile and based on it, they match you with other companies around the world. Plus, they give you a lot of support during the mission, covering the travelling and accomodation costs related to your journey.“
Paulo Pinto, Managing Partner @ Radosys Atlantic, Coimbra (Portugal), users of RYME +
RYME + is an Interreg Sudoe project of the current programming period (2014-2020) which aims at boosting SMEs internationalization.
Discover the testimony of Alejandro & David, both users of Nanostar.
“We have always been amazed by the space and Nanostar is a project which will enable to get closer to the space world. It is a chance that we can’t miss. Thanks to Nanostar, we have the opportunity to lead an engineering project at the same level which we will deal with in our future. Furthermore, we can participate in a work environement which is unique, composed by students and teachers from different departments, from different universities. This is a way to Exchange experiences, methodologies, knowledge and without Nanostar, we could not have Access to that. We are currently developing ideas and projects but we hope to contribute to the Nanostar project as it contributes to our carreers. Without any doubt, this initiative will give us all we need for our profesional future.”
Alejandro & David
NANOSTAR is a 2014-2020 Interreg Sudoe project which allows university students to be part of a whole real space engineer project which includes conception, design, implementation and documentation.
"It is a good project and, indeed, is is mandatory to improve the sustainability of the Sudoe transport stations“
Charline Bodin (36 years old, Bordeaux), user of Santander bus station.
SUDOE STOP CO2 (Interreg Sudoe 2014-2020) resolves the construction deficiencies of transport stations so as to reduce their energy expenses and environmental impact. The method involves the creation of an energy assessment tool for transport stations by means of ecological engineering systems that determines their consumption and the solutions that must be applied.
More information: http://www.sudoe-stopco2.eu/
Vitor Manteigas, teacher at the Lisbon School of Health Technology.
The participation of the Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL-IPL) as pilot project of the CLIMACT project led me into assume the role of “low carbon coordinator”, that is to say being the link between the school and the technical team of CLIMACT. Thanks to CLIMACT, I have the opportunity, with the academic community which includes teachers and students, to identify the solutions which can improve the environmental efficiency of our school. Thus, we contribute to reduce carbon emissions! My participation to the project helped me to work in network with other schools in Portugal, Spain, France and Gibraltar, which is very interesting since we share our experiences, ideas and good practices in very unique and rewarding moments. With CLIMACT, I developed knowledge and skills I can reuse whithin the scope of the Eco-Schools programme of which I am coordinator and also in other activities that I implement with my students as I am teacher of Environmental Health. This work makes energetic and environmental issues relied with health even more interesting and motivating!
CLIMACT is a project financed in the Interreg Sudoe programme 2014-2020. Through the smart management of energy, the development of renewable energies and the change of practices, CLIMACT improves energy efficiency of education buildings. It implements also pedagogical activities with the children in order to raise awareness about the importance of the development of a low carbon economy among the youth.
Rosa Ruíz Entrecanales, archaeologist
"HERITAGE – in capital letters, should be pampered. It’s part of our present, being the summary of our history and way to live. And, even if it should be adapted to our present, it should also be preserved, ensuring that its authenticity and integrity are preserved. I am archaeologist and for me, SH CITY project brings plenty of possibility in order to ensure the good management and knowledge of our buildings. It helps to early detect problems – when they start happening, through the use of new technologies and therefore, it enables practitioners to anticipate efficient solutions and guaranteeing the adequate caring of our heritage. Without any doubt, SH City is the solution which boosts our living together with our heritage, without distorting its vision."
SH City is a project funded in the framework of Interreg Sudoe Programme 2014-2020. It is based on the use of new technologies to provide data and instruments which help to prevent risks in monuments guaranteeing a higher protection and promotion of our heritage. More information: http://shcity.eu/
Emilio Muñoz Fernández, Maliaño (Spain), 60 years old.
I am very found of prehistoric art and for many years, I have been visiting many archeological sites. Thanks to the REPPARP project and the launching of the European Network of Archeological Cave Art, I discovered the website and social media of the Council of Europe’s Cultural Route on Prehistoric Rock Art Trails. Through those instruments, I can get updated information and be aware of every news related to European sites where I can find prehistoric art. At present, there are more than 150 cave art sites from Southwestern Europe collected which is very helpful in order to plan my visits and fully enjoy my passion.
REPPARP is a Sudoe project from 2000-2006 which led to the development of a territorial development network for the management and valorization of Prehistoric Art Sites. Thanks to this project, the Council of Europe’s Cultural Route on Prehistoric Rock Art Trails has been created.