Improving air quality together.
LIFE IP PrepAIR: project’s achievements and main results


31st May 2022
Emilia-Romagna Region Delegation to the EU
Live from Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels and online

Partner Event of the EU Green Week 2022
EU Green Deal – Make it Real

Event celebrating the LIFE 30th Anniversary

The LIFE IP PrepAIR project aims at the improvement of air quality in the Po Valley, Northern Italy, and in Slovenia. It supports the implementation of regional and local air quality plans through a set of actions focused on capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, realization of web-based tools, education and communication. At the sixth year of the project, many outcomes have been realized in the five thematic pillars that are Agriculture, Biomass burning, Energy efficiency, Transports, Monitoring, Emissions and Air quality evaluation.

The international conference wants to present the main project’s achievements and results. It aims to give a contribution to the process towards Zero pollution and the New Green Deal, sharing data, reports and tools elaborated in one of the most complex areas of Europe as far as air pollution is concerned.

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The two weeks from 8 to 21 November have been full of opportunities for LIFE PrepAIR’s european networking.

On  November 9th, Katia Raffaelli and Marco Deserti from the Emilia-Romagna Region, participated to the International Conference on Air Pollution – Moving Towards Clean Air for Europe organized by the LIFE HungAIRy project dedicated to air quality in Hungary.

On November 16th, Katia Raffaelli participated as LIFE Prepair project manager in Session 3 “Sustainable Cities and districts” of the event “Beautiful, sustainable, together: LIFE in the New European Bauhaus” organized by the LIFE programme.

Finally, on 18 and 19 November, LIFE Prepair will virtually be in Madrid with the LIFE programme at the Clean Air Forum 2021 to talk about Air Quality and the commitment of the territories of the Po Valley.



On Thursday  7th October, the Conference on Woody Biomass Consumption will be held within the LIFE PrepAIR project

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Participants will follow the conferences exclusively online on the Zoom platform.

Consumption in the Po Valley and strategies for reducing emissions into the atmosphere: the impact of residential firewood and pellet combustion will be explored through the main results of PREPAIR’s actions and the involvement of some national experts on air emissions and energy scenarios.

The conference, structured in 2 sessions – morning and afternoom – will be hosted and organised by ARPA Veneto and Veneto Region.

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Download the slides of the conference on Domestic consumption of Woody Biomass | 7th October (in italian)

The Previous day, wednesday 6th October, the second Mid-Term conference of LIFE PrepAIR will take place


On June the 4th, Giulia Righi of Regione Emilia-Romagna will attend as a speaker at the “Natural Resources Management and Pollution Reduction: Sharing best practices at the local, national and international level” conference to present actions and results achieved so far by PrepAIR project.

The Conference is hosted by project LIFE Beware and will be a partner event of the EU Green Week 2021 whose slogan is significantly “Zero Pollution”.

Municipality of Santorso is project leader of LIFE Beware whose objecive is the implementation of an adaptation strategy to climate change and to flood risk in urban and rural areas, through the active involvement of local communities.

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A two day occasion of meeting and debate for existing and potential users of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring System (CAMS) organized by Copernicus National User Forum, ISPRA and Regione Emilia-Romagna.

On November 28-29, Emilia Romagna Region as Prepair Lead Partner will attend  the EU Clean Air Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia.

This Forum will focus on four themes: 

  • air quality and health;
  • air quality and energy;
  • air quality and agriculture;
  • clean air funding mechanisms.

 It will bring together decision-makers, stakeholders and experts on the above topics in a two-day conference to reflect on the development and implementation of effective European, national and local air policies, projects and programmes.

Fore more information visit the Forum page.

Within the The europena Sustainable Mobility Week (September 16th-22nd), the Autonomous Province of Trento organises Elettricittà, the Electric Mobility Day that will take place in Trento the next September the 20th.

The agenda of day includes the presentation of the Province Sustainable Mobility Plan, an exposition of electric cars with the possibility of a test drive and, in the evening, Loredana Cont’s show on electric mobility.

Visit the event page on the European Sustainable Mobility Week Website.



A month after the CLEAN AIR DIALOGUE, which took place in Turin the 4th and 5th of June and after the signature of the new protocol on air quality by the Regions of the Po valley and the Italian Ministry of environment, the territorial government of the Po Basin meet again to take the stock of the situation of Air Quality.

The conference will be the occasion to confront on strategies and future perspective concerning the quality of air in the critical context of the Po valley territory, starting from the results achieved so far by the LIFE Prepair project.

The morning session will be dedicated to present the achievements of the partners’ work in the first 17 month of the Prepair project for each of the thematic pillars addressed: Transports, Biomass. Energy efficiency, Agriculture, Data evaluation, Communication and capacity building.

The afternoon session will be fully dedicated to the future perspectives and strategies for the improvement of Air quality in the Po basin. A topic that Prepair project will address until its end foreseen in December 2023.

During lunch break a networking session will make way for the projects part of the Prepair network.

The complete program is available in English and in Italian.

How can we manage the biomass? What are the opportunities of a proper management?

These are some of the questions that will be discussed on Tuesday, October 30 at the workshop “Biomass management flow: case studies and opportunities”, organized within a PREPAIR action that aims at analyzing the logistics of consumption and supply of woody biomass.

The Region of Murcia, Spain, will also take place to the workshop telling about its regional experience and the participation to the project PROFORBIOMED. Some case studies about the strategic management of biomass flows will also be presented by the University of Padova.

The workshop will take place at 2 PM at the Palazzo Sistema Regionale in Milan, 5th floor, room 34, and will also be available in streaming.

For participating, either in person or videoconference, please registerat this link.

See the program of the workshop with the information for the streaming

On March 14 and 15 the second project meeting of PREPAIR will be held in Trento, Italy.

At the meeting, for project partners only, the state of the art of the single actions and the first project deliverables will be presented. The meeting will also be the occasion for presenting and approving within the Steering Committee the Regulation of communication and for the publicizing of project outputs.