EeMAP aims to create a mortgage financing mechanism through which property owners are encouraged to improve the energy efficiency of their building or acquire an already energy-efficient property at favorable mortgage conditions. The cornerstone of the initiative is the assumption that energy efficiency has a risk mitigation effect for banks due to the impact on the ability of a borrower to lend his loan and on the value of the property, a correlation that EeMAP initiative is currently working to validate.

EeDaPP aims to support the high energy efficiency mortgage financing mechanism by providing a market-driven protocol that facilitates the large-scale collection and processing of data related to high energy efficiency mortgage activities, through a standardized reporting model. In the long term, it will be possible to access the data through a common centralized portal, which allows the continuous monitoring of the performance of high energy efficiency mortgage activities, thus also facilitating the codification of these activities for the purpose of issuing high efficiency bonds energy.

Further information:

European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council

Rue de la Science 14A, 2nd Floor – B-1040 Brussels – Belgium

Tel. 0032 2 285 4032


Best CiBO (FOOD).

Improving Organic Organic Cycles: supply chain synergies for integrated agri-food sustainability “is a research project of the Iuav University of Venice financed with FSE funds from the Veneto Region, which explores the possibilities of organic waste recovery in Venice to transform them into Km0 compost, with a view to environmental circularity and urban metabolism, and which intends to exploit the singularity of action between restaurateurs and farmers above all.

The project considers the relationships of circularity between local food production and regenerative management of organic waste as strategic aspects of agro-food and environmental sustainability, and calls for a more extensive rethinking of the short chain in a two-way perspective, not only focused on chain farm-to-table, but also to return table-to-farm.

In particular, we consider it a priority to recover the organic waste from Venetian catering activities to produce quality compost, locally available and accessible, which can be used by agricultural companies operating in the lagoon (or in the immediate hinterland).

We want to co-design a win-win model for all and that contributes to the construction of virtuous local chains: that transform waste into a resource, which reduces the costs (economic and environmental) of transport and treatment, which offers advantageous opportunities for restaurateurs for sustainable disposal of organic waste, making a valuable resource accessible to professional farmers and urban growers. The event includes seminar parts and parts of workshops / collective debossing, a coffee break, a final aperitif and the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the fifteenth-century complex that hosts us.


– Matelda Reho, Iuav University of Venice

– Sarah Stempfle, Iuav University of Venice

– Giuliana Da Villa, Veritas

– Federico Adolfo, Veritas

– Paolo Silingardi, Achab Group

Further information:

Sarah Stempfle, PhD

Research Fellow

Università Iuav di Venezia 

Dipartimento di Culture del progetto

Ca’ Tron, Santa Croce 1957, 30135 Venezia (Italy)


Cell: (+39) 3463033896



About the EMBO-FEBS Lecture Course

Understanding organismal development and its evolution has been one of the biggest challenges for biology since its earliest beginnings. It is the central aim of developmental biology to elucidate the mechanisms underlying pattern formation and morphogenesis. By extension, evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) is also considered a “mechanistic science.” But what exactly is meant by “mechanism” in these contexts? What is a developmental mechanism? What is a “mechanism” in developmental evolution? How do these “mechanisms” contribute to evolutionary change? The answer to these fundamental questions is far from clear. And yet, clarity on this foundational conceptual issue is essential for research progress, not only in development and evolution but far beyond, as the nature of the term “mechanism” determines the questions we ask and the explanations that are accepted as valid in disciplines across the life and cognitive sciences.

We have gathered a select group of world-leading empirical investigators and theoreticians from the field of developmental biology and evo-devo together with modelers and philosophers of biology to discuss what “mechanism” means, and what kind of properties the concept should incorporate to guide productive new research and the integration of developmental biology and evolutionary theory. This integration lies at the very heart of modern biology. Its relevance transcends the scope of evo-devo, since an understanding of the mapping from genotype to phenotype through metabolism, physiology, and development is also crucial in other fields, such as the genetic study of complex disease, or organismal behaviour.

This EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course is mainly aimed at early-stage (PhD or postdoc) empirical and theoretical researchers with a general background and interest in developmental and/or evolutionary biology. More senior investigators are welcome to apply as well. Exceptions can be made for motivated masters students. Participants of previous Venice Summer Schools in Evo-Devo are expressly encouraged to reapply as this course has an entirely different topic. The EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course will equip participants with the conceptual tools to engage in a productive discussion of the notion of “mechanism,” and to relate this notion to their own research questions and explanations.

Further information:

Mrs. Berta VERD – Department of Genetics -University of Cambridge
Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambs CB2 3EH – UK

Tel.: +44 7459 226 443


The ART & FRIENDS GmbH & Co. KG company has organized a watercolor course at our center with the teacher Nicola Maier-Reimer.

For information:


Lothringerstrasse 36 – D 44805 BOCHUM

Tel . 0049 234 976 189-0



The Summer School is part of the collaboration agreement signed between ShanghaiTech University and the University of Padova. Its aim is to offer a variety of classes in order to expose the participating students to a panorama of Italian culture, from the Medieval times to the present days. It will be broad in content, including topics from both Art and Science.

The Course will focus on the historical role and the modern developments of Art and Science in Italy and in particular of the part of Italy that, in the old days, was known as the Republic of Venice, which had in Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its glorious centre of artistic culture, and in the University of Padova an exceptional scientific centre.

Further information:

Servizio Formazione alla Ricerca dell’Università di Padova

tel. +39 049 8271930 fax +39 049 8271934