Connecting creativity across Europe’s northern edge - a creative momentum project

Connecting creativity across Europe’s northern edge - a creative momentum projectSupporting the development of creative industries in five regions across Europe’s northern edge, a creative momentum project is a three-year (2015-2018) transnational project co-funded by the EU Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme. The project brings together six partner organisations and combines practical initiatives supporting the sector alongside building an evidence base to facilitate its future development. This evidence includes a Creative Sector Index and Economic Impact Assessment evaluating the extent of development of the creative sector in the regions, as well as development of a Business Model Toolkit to help creative enterprises refine their business models. For more information see: Contact: Dr Patrick Collins, Dr Aisling Murtagh

ConsEnSus – Consumption, Environment and Sustainability

(Large-scale project approx €1.4m funded under the EPA/STRIVE programme 2009-2015)
consensus research

This six year interdisciplinary project is an exploration of household consumption in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This project is managed by Dr Frances Fahy in conjunction with partners from the School of Political Science and Sociology NUI Galway and the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. Contact: Mary Jo Lavelle, Dr Frances Fahy (See for full project details)

ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development) 2012-2015

android research projectANDROID is an Erasmus academic network that aims to promote co-operation and innovation among European Higher Education to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin. Alexandra Revez from the Planning and Sustainability Cluster at NUI Galway, whose current research looks at flooding issues in Ireland, is a partner in the ANDROID project.

The project, which is funded by the EU and led by University of Salford’s Centre for Disaster Resilience, is a consortium of partners from 64 European higher education institutions, joined by three institutions from Australia, Canada and Sri-Lanka.

For further information on the ANDROID project please visit the website at

’CreativeEDGE: Creating a platform for Creative Industries in the Periphery’
(Large-scale project €1.1 million funded by the Northern Periphery Programme under Interreg 4C).

creative edgeThe ’Creative Edge’ project brings together universities, development agencies and industry bodies from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland and Sweden to identify the current breadth and future scope of the creative economy in peripheral regions. The project seeks to put in place a number of measures that will promote creative industries in peripheral regions. Contact: Dr Patrick Collins

'MARNET – Marine Atlantic Regions Network’ (Large-scale EU project €1.3m funded by the ERDF through the EU Interreg Atlantic Area Programme 2012-2015)

marnet researchMARNET (Marine Atlantic Regions Network) is a 2.5 year collaborative transnational project involving maritime regions from the Basque country of Spain, Brittany in France, Stirling in Scotland, Porto in Portugal as well as the Border Midland and West region of Ireland. NUI Galway is the lead scientific partner of the MARNET project which is mapping the value of the Atlantic marine economy through the development of socio-economic indicators. The members of the NUI Galway MARNET research team are Dr Frances Fahy, Dr Stephen Hynes, Dr Amaya Vega and Rebecca Corless.

’Policies to Promote Cycling in Galway’ (Small-scale project funded by the HSE, Galway City Council and WHO Healthy Cities)

Galway healthy cities researchThe overall goal of this small-scale project is to explore public support for a number of policies that could potentially promote and enable cycling in Galway City. The project involves the development of a survey to investigate public attitudes towards cycling with the aim of understanding the extent of public support for policies that would eventually increase the number of cyclists in Galway City.

Contact: Dr Frances Fahy, Dr Wesley Flannery

Enhancing Academic Capacity to Address Increased Flood Management Challenges (Small-scale project funded by IRCHSS)

Contact: Alexandra Revez, Dr Marie Mahon, Dr Frances Fahy