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OPERA - Operational Procedure for Emission Reduction Assessment

Role: Partner

Responsible for UniBS: Prof.ssa Marialuisa Volta- DIMI

Start date 01/09/2010 - end date 30/09/2013
Total cost: €  2.301.010,00
EU contribution: € 1.089.544,00

Total cost for UniBS: €  
EU contribution for UniBS: € 281.600,00

Call for proposal:  LIFE+ 2009


The main goal of the ‘OPERA’ project is to develop a methodology and guidelines to support local authority planning for regional policies supporting national and European actions for compliance with air quality standards. The actions are also designed to take into account possible synergies with measures to reduce GHG emissions.

Expected results:

  • The development of a methodology and assessment software tool (RIAT+) to support local authorities in designing and assessing efficient air quality plans to reduce population exposure to PM10, NOx and O3 pollution and ecosystems exposure to NOx and O3 for the two project regions (Emilia-Romagna and Alsace);
  • A register including existing and new emission reduction measures (technical and non-technical) will be applied in the two regions;
  • A standard set of quantitative indicators to monitor the effectiveness of action plans;
  • The publication and dissemination of guidelines for local administrations and environmental agencies to integrate local planning for compliance with national and European air quality policies
  • Agenzia Regionale Prevenzione e Ambiente dell'Emilia Romagna (Coordinator), Italy
  • TerrAria s.r.l., Italy
  • CNRS, France
  • Université de Strasbourg, France