Published: 1 October 2021 Boosting circular economy: best practices in the Mediterranean region

The Green Growth Community projects EMBRACE, GRASPINNO PLUS and FINMED will share their best practices and lessons learnt in the fields of food systems and eco-innovation across the Mediterranean region in the Circular Week 2021 organised by Innowo and the Polish Circular Hotspot.


The Green Growth Community (GGC) will share lessons learnt in the fields of food systems and eco-innovation the 14th October at 10am CEST in the Circular Week. The webinar – that will be held online – will be an open discussion among the members of the GGC on the potential of methodologies to share results in boosting the circular economy in Mediterranean countries.

In the first half of the webinar, the GGC partners CUEIM, ERRIN, Dynamic Vision and CENER 21 will be sharing their insights on transferring methodologies focusing on the policy perspective. CUEIM will give the opening remarks to the attendees, followed by three short keynote speeches. The first one from Heidi Johansson (ERRIN) delving into how to promote the uptake of the GGC results into policy frameworks. The second one from Natalia Tsami (Dynamic Vision) will be focused on transferring methodology at green growth level. Nadira Berbic (CENER 21) will close this round of keynote speeches sharing her insights into the main barriers and the transfer potentialities in the Balkan region.

The second half of the webinar will be dedicated to the GGC projects’ best practices. Javier Sancho (SARGA) will share the transferring methodology and lessons learnt from the EMBRACE project. Elisa Peinetti (Piemonte Region) and Valantis Ketikidis (CERTH) will be explaining the results of sharing the FINMED support service tools in Greece (Western Macedonia). Massimo Ianniciello (Terre di Siena Lab) will close the second part of the webinar with the GRASPINNO PLUS lessons learnt on how to increase green growth capacity in Mediterranean territories by applying the project’s Life Cycle Costing tool.

All the attendees will have the opportunity to dive deeper into some of the topics shared by the speakers during the Q&A at the end of the event. Besides the organisation of a webinar as part of the Circular Week, the Interreg MED Green Growth Community is partner in the event together with other organisations from the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP) such as Circular Change, the Holland Circular Hotspot, the Institut National de l’Economie Circulaire or EURIC – among others.


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