Build Solid Ground

EWB Ireland is a partner in the Build Solid Ground (BSG) project funded by the European Union which is being carried out by 14 partners, in 7 countries over 3 years. Programme countries include Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the UK.

BSG is funded by the European Union – Development Education and Awareness Raising (EU DEAR) program (EuropeAid/151103/DH/ACT/Multi) to inform and actively engage EU citizens in actions towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities at home and abroad. Particular attention is given to Land & Property Rights, Gender Equality, Slum Upgrading, Migration & Displacement, and Climate Change.

EWB Ireland in partnership with the DTC Research Group in DIT are running a series of workshops, conferences and talks in Ireland and across Europe, and developing a set of Toolkits on Nature-Based Solutions for resilient cities and communities in the face of climate change.

EWB Ireland will raise awareness awareness through its outreach programme in schools, colleges, businesses and community groups, along with the ongoing Where There Is No Engineer (WTINE) competition.

ARCC2030 – Achieving Resilient Cities & Communities

The cities and communities of the 21st Century face huge challenges in coping with climate change, energy demands, water and wastewater supply together with food and health considerations.

ARCC – Achieving Resilient Cities & Communities is a series of one-day conferences and workshops jointly hosted by DTC Research Group and EWB Ireland, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The first event took place in Dublin, Ireland in October2018. Future events will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia (ARC2019) and Barcelona (ARC2020)

These events are part of the European Union (EU) development education and awareness raising (DEAR) program (EuropeAid/ 151103/ DH/ ACT/ Multi) and the “Build Solid Ground Campaign” which aims to inform and actively engage EU citizens in actions towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.