Environmental Studies Centre (CEA)
Centro de Estudios Ambientales (CEA)

The Environmental Studies Centre is a municipal autonomous entity whose mission is to look out for the sustainability in Vitoria-Gasteiz, fostering our municipality's sustainable development not only as an isolated unit, but linked to our bioregion, the Alava Plains.

The aims of CEA are the following: (1) Guide the gathering, management, and use and analysis of the best information available for the formulation of more efficient urban and territorial policies. (2) Analyse the operation of the municipality (and its bioregion) as an environmental, social, and economic system, and utilize this knowledge for more efficient local and regional planning.  (3) Strengthen the municipal plans and programmes directed towards the proposal and planning of new more sustainable circumstances in the city and territory. (4) Promote the education, information, awareness and participation of citizens on the subject of urban and territorial sustainability, ensuring the participation of all social and economic agents involved.

Role in the project

Due to its previous expertise it is expected to have a major contribution on dissemination and educational activities within and outside the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Moreover, CEA technicians will participate in the planning and design of the foreseen interventions in Vitoria-Gasteiz. In addition to this, CEA will have a major role in the implementation of mobility-related actions as well as in the project performance evaluation. Furthermore, it will collaborate in the project’s replication roadmaps drafting process. CEA will take part in WP 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9.