Funded Program: BIOREGIO

Regional circular economy models and best available technologies for biological streams (BIOREGIO)

Objectives:

  • Improving knowledge about the circular economy of organic currents and bio-economy
  • Increasing the recycling rate of biomaterials
    • e.g. food waste, municipal and industrial sludge and agricultural waste
  • Transfer of know-how:
    • Collaboration models, e.g. ecosystems, network cooperation and administrative cooperation
    • Optimal technologies available, e.g. biorefining, biogas production

Improving regional policies through increased focus on the circular economy of organic currents.

Actions:

  • Joint development of policy tools
  • Identification of optimal practices in the circular economy of organic currents and bio-economy
    • Collaboration models
    • Optimal technologies available
  • Description of regional organic currents

More precisely:

  • Regional meetings of the Local Group of Stakeholders
  • Interregional events:
    • round table discussions,
    • seminars and
    • on-site visits
  • Regional diffusion events

Local Stakeholder Group:

The Local Stakeholder Group (LSG) meets every six months and includes:

  • Stakeholders of public interest
    • MOU SA
    • Solid Waste Management Agencies
    • Regional Association of Municipalities
  • Companies
    • Biogas Lagada
    • KONVA
    • ANAKEM
    • ANATOLIKI SA
  • Chambers / Research centers
    • Technical Chamber of Greece / Section of Central Macedonia
    • Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • Hellenic-American Chamber
    • Centre for Research & Technology Hellas

Project approach:

BIOREGIO will improve the performance of regional development policies through three levels of activities:

  1. JOINT DEVELOPMENT
    • Joint analysis, thematic studies, common optimal methodologies for reporting optimal practices, expert work, policy guidelines
  2. REGIONAL COOPERATION
    • Actions of the local stakeholder group in conjunction with interregional actions
  3. INTERREGIONAL COOPERATION
    • Workshops, roundtable discussions, seminars, site visits
    • Learning and skills development through interregional actions
    • Active involvement of the groups of stakeholders

Results:

  • Improving policy tools
    • Funding new projects affecting the management of these tools that affect the strategic focus
  • Partner regions will be better equipped to develop new policies and apply new technologies and models to apply the principles of the circular economy of organic currents
  • Increased professional potential
  • Developing innovations related to saving natural resources and green growth
  • Deepening and developing regional cooperation as well as raising public awareness

The project scheme includes a total of eight (8) partners, from six (6) European countries:

  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Regional council of Paijat-Hame (Finland)
  • Deputy Regional Ministry for Environment (Spain)
    • Letter of Support: Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Slovak University of Agriculture (Slovakia)
    • Letter of Support: Nitra self-governing region
  • Aristotle University Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Region of Central Macedonia (Greece)
  • National Research and Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry, Calarasi Subsidiary (Romania)
    • Letter of Support: Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration
  • Association of the Chambers of Agriculture of the Atlantic Area (France)
    • Letter of Support: Regional Council of Pays de la Loire

Project Information

Budget Project: € 1,550,000.00 and will be co-financed by the European Program Interreg Europe. Funding from the European Regional Development Fund: 85%
Duration: Its duration is 5 years
More information: https://www.interregeurope.eu/bioregio/

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