Case studies


12 case studies will be developed during the project at regional, national, continental and global scale. The case studies will serve as test-beds for the models, the integration methodologies and the Serious Game. In all the case studies, the aim is to study the Nexus trade-offs and the impact of different policies for the future. In all regional and national case studies, we are planning to engage local stakeholders and decision makers (actors) for the development and testing of the strategies, the policies, and the Serious Game. Stakeholders will be involved from the start of the project.



Lead Partner: University of Thessaly

SIM4NEXUS will explore the Nexus components in a country with extremely diverse terrain, high mountainous regions and a coastline that is among the longest in the world, a very large number of islands with insularism issues and significant tourism. The country’s main economic sectors include the primary sector (agriculture, livestock and fisheries), tourism and food processing industry, with a strong renewable energy potential, and a need of a climate change adaptation /mitigation plan in relation to the Nexus. The main actors involved in the case study include the Special water secretariat of the Ministry of energy and environment (the Special Water secretary is a member of the External Advisory Board), Regional water authorities, the Ministry of agriculture, the Center of renewable energy sources and savings (CRES), the Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of agricultural cooperatives (PASEGES) and the HYDROMEDON network of water resource laboratories of all Greek Universities (of which UTH is a member).


For more information please contact:

Maria P. Papadopoulou:

Chryssi Laspidou:

Chrysaida Papadopoulou: 


Floor Brouwer


SIM4NEXUS contributes to the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E)


SIM4NEXUS at UNFCCC side event in Bonn


SIM4NEXUS partners commence the second project year and meet in Czech Republic