International Cooperation

WFP / Louis Hamann

The International Cooperation sector pursues the specific aim of fostering and nourishing ITHACA's external relations by seeking collaborative partnerships for the preparation of basic and applied research project proposals for funding opportunities, as well as for the participation to international tenders in projects and operations financed by the development community.

ITHACA staff in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in February 2010 (Credits: WFP / Louis Hamann)


The ECO4CO (Earth cognitive System forCoViD-19) project was proposed to the European Space Agency (ESA) as part of the "Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak" call with the aim of supporting institutions in DSS - Decision Support System - activities, to counter the spread of the Covid-19 pandemics and to provide rapid insights and evidence of geolocalised events that may impact the evolution of outbreaks.

About ECO4CO


The DYDAS project involves the creation of a platform capable of handling large volumes of dynamic data, enabling the public sector and industry to benefit from large-scale data analysis.



The LEXIS project (Large-scale Execution for Industry & Society) brings together a 16-partner consortium with the skills and experience to deliver a complex multi-faceted project, spanning a range of complex technologies across seven European countries.



Funded by DG ECHO under the instrument "Prevention Projects in Civil Protection", the project was launched in January 2017 with a duration of 2 years. The consortium counts 7 partners and is led by the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.



In the framework of the OpenDRI, the World Bank launched the GeoNode based data-sharing platform with the aim to collect data related to risk management and disaster available through several programs and projects. Scope of the consultation is to update platform and perform in depth training of CNIGS staff.

About HaitiData


In the framework of the partnership between the World Bank and the Government of Malawi for flood risk reduction in the Shire River Basin, ITHACA has been appointed technical consultant for the development and implementation of the MASDAPplatform, a web-based data sharing tool based on GeoNode.


Afghanistan GeoNode

ITHACA has been contracted for the provision of GeoNode training to government representatives in key government and non-governmental agencies in Afghanistan, through introductory training events, in-depth training; and training events for GeoNode developers and expert users in Kabul.

About Afghanistan GeoNode


SUMP's primary objective is to contribute to shape a more sustainable urban environment in Yangon by directly involving local institutions, citizens and relevant stakeholders for sharing European best practices and expertise in transportation policies and road safety.

About SUMP


The project is expected to build up local authorities technical and institutional capacities in the field of solid waste management, through the creation of an updated geographic information system and contributing to the community awareness on best practices.

About SWM


The goal of this project is to deliver the European Location Framework (ELF) required to provide up-to-date, authoritative, interoperable, cross-border, reference geo-information for use by the European public and private sectors.

About ELF


iCOAST is a tool that will forecast storm hazards (waves plus mean water level), predict it intensity and impact (risk) and give recommendations to help institutions to manage storm hazards in European coastal areas.

About iCOAST


AREAS and AREAS+ provide scholarships for students, researchers and staff for mobilities between the South Eastern Asian Countries targeted by the project and Europe. Mobilities can take place at any of the Partner Universities, both in Asia and Europe.

About AREAS and AREAS+