The aim of the event was to present and debate good practices of the circular economy in small and medium enterprises in the agri-food sector, from the other regions participating in the project, and which have been selected by SMRDA as best examples and to transfer knowledge to the South Mutnia Region.

The Workshop was attended by representatives of SMRDA, partners of the project, ANATOLIKI SA from Greece, Donegal County Council from Ireland, Wielkopolska Region from Poland, and repre-sentatives of national and local public authorities, business and research from the level of the South Muntenia region, among which we mention those of the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the National Research and Devel-opment Institute for Electrical Engineering Bucharest (INCDIE ICPE-CA), ICECHIM- Călărași branch, the Giurgiu and Călărași County Councils, the Argeș Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agricul-ture and Teleorman Agency for Environmental Protection.

During the workshop, the draft of the Action Plan of the South Muntenia region within the SinCE-AFC project was presented.

Further, good practices from the invited partner regions were presented as follows:

 the representative of Staramaki, Stefanos Kamperis, spoke about a good practice from Kilkis, northern Greece, a social enterprise that produces organic drinking straws, offering consumers an organic product to gradually eliminate plastic drinking straws.

 the representative of Enviro Grind Ltd, Martin Eves, presented a good practice from Ireland, a long-term sustainable solution for the processing of organic waste material through its start of the art in-vessel composting process. Established in 1997 as a mobile wood grinding and screening business, Enviro Grind Ltd opened Co Donegal site in 1998 to recycle wood and green garden waste. After building an In-Vessel Composting plant in 2005, the company become one of the first composting facilities in Ireland to receive Animal By-Product approval from the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine. They process organic waste from sources such as gardens and parks, domestic and commercial catering.

 the representative of the Wielkepolska Region, Magdalena Salewicz, presented the Foodsi application which is a tool to combat food waste and limit food losses. Used in Poland in the cities of Poznań, Warsaw, Wrocław, Tri-City and Krakow, the application helps restaurants, bakeries, cafes and supermarkets to capitalize on unsold food in the form of surprise packages on the market.

During the event, Mr. Stefanos Kamperis, Mr. Martin Eves and Mrs. Magdalena Salewicz answered participants' questions about how the good practices work, providing detailed and useful information for planning the actions to be included in the Action Plan of South Muntenia Region within the SinCE-AFC project.