The Local Authorities Development Agency, ANATOLIKI S.A., in cooperation with the Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia, hosted in Thessaloniki, on the 12th of November 2019, the final meeting of CESME project partnership.
Representatives of all 9 organisations from 6 EU countries that comprise the partnership scheme of the project participated to the meeting and more specifically:
•    RDF of Central Macedonia (GR)
•    North Denmark Region (DK)
•    Metropolitan City of Bologna (IT)
•    ERVET (IT)
•    Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia (FI)
•    JPYP Business Service (FI)
•    Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts (BG) and the
•    Welsh Government (UK)
The meeting concerned the closure of the project on the 31t of March 2020 on administrative level and on deliverables and final results level.
The partners presented the implementation of their Action Plans which were compiled during Phase 1 of the project (1/4/2016-31/3/2018) and concern concrete actions for influencing regional policy instruments in order to enhance SMEs to adopt Circular Economy Practices and take advantage of the green growth assets.
CESME is funded by the Interreg Europe Programme. The project focuses on the concept of Circular Economy which is a basic parameter of Green Economy and Green Growth. In this framework the transition from a linear to a circular economy model is attempted, where the outflow of a productive process is reused as inflow to another productive process.