Since last summer, the LCA4regions partners have been busy implementing their Action Plan to bring transformation at local level. Where do they currently stand? Are there already some visible improvements? Alba Iulia Municipality tells us more about the changes that started to appear in Alba Iulia municipality following the EURE Action Plan.

Can you summarise your Action Plan in one or two sentences?

The Action Plan aims to create a comprehensive set of guidelines and recommendations for incorporating circular economy projects or actions into the funding criteria for Priority 3: An Environmentally Friendly Region of the Regional Operational Program for the Centru Region. Additionally, an evaluation grid will be developed to assess these projects.

What have you already implemented?

Alba Iulia Municipality works closely with the Institute for Research in Circular Economy and Environment „Ernest Lupan” IRCEM in preparation of the recommendations for guidelines on the inclusion of circular economy projects/actions in small and medium-sized cities as eligible for funding under the policy instrument. The recommendations will be based on the experience gained through the interregional cooperation in the project EURE.

Do you already have some first evaluation? How are the changes brought by the Action Plan welcomed by the local actors?

The actions were not yet presented to the local stakeholders, but after finalizing the set of guidelines and recommendations, the document will be presented to the Managing Authority of the Regional Operational Program for the Centru Region.

The project is finishing in a few months, do you already know if you will follow-up on the Action Plan? How?

As during the EURE project we produced Alba Iulia’s first Circular Economy Action Plan, we are committed to further developing this kind of action.