Lviv Polytechnic received a grant from the European Union within the framework of the LIFE program

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Lviv Polytechnic National University became the winner of the LIFE program. The institution received a EU grant for financing the project LIFE-2021-SAP-ENV MERCURY-FREE «Complex Awareness Raising and Behaviour Change for the Mercury-Free City Environment».

The initiative is aimed at providing informational support through a communication and cooperation platform, organizing broad information and educational campaign and behaviour changes, and forming a community of stakeholders through the creation of mercury-free communities. The application of the multilateral dialogue methodology will provide an opportunity to jointly find a solution to the problem of handling mercury-containing products and to realize its importance.

The goal of cooperation is to provide a format for interaction between parties who are ready to participate in solving the problems of mercury pollution of the environment. In addition, the initiative provides for the coverage of current information about important news, events, and activities of the LIFE MERCURY-FREE project on Internet platforms.

Therefore, Oksana Viytyk, Acting Director of the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources, met with Mariia Ruda and Elvira Dzhumelia, LIFE MERCURY-FREE, Lviv Polytechnic National University. They discussed prospects and ways of further cooperation, which may be related to the project implementation.

«Since the first days of Russia’s criminal invasion of Ukraine, the European Union has supported us in all possible directions, including providing financial support in the form of grants. Such assistance is extremely important, as it allows not only to restore the environment after the armed aggression of Russia, but also to restore and improve the quality of the components of the environment in general, including air, water and soil, as well as the preservation of biodiversity and overcoming the degradation of natural ecosystems», said Oksana Viytyk.

The LIFE program is financial support from the European Union, which makes it possible to implement projects in the areas of circular economy and quality of life, nature and biodiversity, mitigation of climate change, as well as the transition to alternative energy sources.