EWB Ireland is one of the 14 partners in the Build Solid Ground (BSG) project funded by the European Union, through EU DEAR.

By 2050, the world’s urban population is expected to double, making urbanisation one of the most transformative trends of the 21st century. If managed well, it can be a powerful tool for economic development.

Build Solid Ground aims 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 will run a series of workshops, conferences and talks in Ireland and across Europe, and develop a set of Toolkits on Nature-Based Solutions for resilient cities and communities in the face of climate change.

EWB will also run a number of awareness raising campaigns through its social media platforms, and will run an outreach programme with schools, colleges, businesses and community groups, along with the ongoing Where There Is No Engineer (WTINE) competition.

The campaign will run for three years in more than eleven European countries, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as in some countries outside of Europe. Learn more about the project on the Habitat for Humanity EMEA website here.

EWB events & activities run under this campaign are part of the European Union – Development Education and Awareness Raising (EU DEAR) program (EuropeAid/151103/DH/ACT/Multi).