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Arxiu de notícies » Sub-regional H2020 workshop “Industrial areas: environmental management, green competitiveness and eco-innovation”

Sub-regional H2020 workshop “Industrial areas: environmental management, green competitiveness and eco-innovation”

10 Juny 2014 | Actualitzat: 23 Juliol 2014

In the framework of the EC funded H2020 Initiative, SCP/RAC organised with the support of MIO-ECSDE, a new sub-regional workshop on Sustainable Industrial Areas in Beirut (Lebanon) on 26th and 27th May. Around 25 participants from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt attended the seminar.

On the first day, diverse European experts from the Mediterranean region coming  from the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence,  Italian Agency for Sustainable DevelopmentTechnology Development Foundation of Turkey presented best practices and guidelines related to the planning and development of sustainable industrial areas, with a special focus on environmental management and economic competitiveness. In the afternoon, representatives from each participating country (Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan) shared their existing policies and future projects to support eco-efficiency and cleaner production in their industrial facilities.

During the morning of the second day, a recognized international expert (SOFIES from Switzerland) presented the conceptual framework and state of the art on Industrial Ecology and eco-innovation in Europe, with a special focus on eco-park and industrial symbiosis. In order to complement this theoretical lecture, a woman entrepreneur (ZICLA) shared her successful experience on launching a green SME using recycling plastic as raw material.

Finally, the training conclude with a group exercise  facilitated between all participants, with the support of the invited experts, to identify and develop eco-innovative projects linked with sustainable industrial areas in the region.

The participant lists, final agenda and presentations will be published soon in the Horizon 2020 website.

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