The final event of the Transitioning Regions Towards Industrial Symbiosis (TRIS) will take place virtually on 15 October 2020.

To register please email [email protected] with your name and organisation.*

You can find the full agenda of the event below.


9:45 Opening statement
Derrick Taylor, Birmingham City Council  

Overview of the day
Rachel Lombardi, Industrial Symbiosis Ltd, moderator 

10:00 Interreg Europe – State of Play
Eilish O’Loughlin, Policy Officer Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat  

10:15 Raising awareness to influence policy for industrial symbiosis  
Best practice and lessons learned from awareness raising activities  

Raising awareness in Valencia regional sectors and clusters: a trigger to industrial symbiosis policies.
Mr. Manuel Sánchez de la Asunción. Research & Development, AIDIMME  

Targeting Hungarian stakeholders through good practices to enhance industrial symbiosis
Eszter Nyari, Head of Department, Herman Otto Institute Nonprofit Ltd.  

Circular Kronoberg and Kalmar County – raising awareness, stimulating good practices and paving the way to adjust policies
Antje Schreyer, EU Coordinator, Regional Council of Kalmar, Sweden  

11:15 Short break

11:30 – 13:00 EURegionsWeek Workshop: Tailoring ERDF to deliver industrial symbiosis*

Industrial symbiosis (IS) is a very efficient means to address climate change mitigation and competitiveness. The 2018 Amendment to the Waste Framework Directive requires Member States to promote replicable practices of IS. Across Europe, regions and cities have acted to tailor ERDF programmes to support IS implementation. This workshop will be a moderated panel with 4 speakers representing regions and cities to present their ERDF strategies and impact. Speakers will demonstrate IS contribution to Circular Economy and Smart Specialisation.

Sustainable Urban Development Strategy & ERDF to Support Industrial Symbiosis in the Greater Birmingham Solihull Area
Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader, Birmingham City Council, UK  

Stimulating Industrial Symbiosis through ERDF to support intercluster /intersectorial R&D cooperation in SMEs
Jordi Sebastià, Head of External Relations at IVACE, Valencian Regional Government, Ex-Member of the European Parliament 

Småland Regional Development Strategy (Sweden) to support Circular Economy 
Pierre Stahl, Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden  

Industrial Symbiosis and Smart Specialisation Strategy objectives for Emilian Romagna through ERDF
Manuela Rontini, President of the "Economic Policies" Commission, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government  

13:00 Lunch Break (40min)

13:40 Path to change: The TRIS legacy
Longer-term impact in policy changes from partners/ partner regions  

Industrial Symbiosis in Strategy going forward 20 years for the West Midlands Region (UK)
Jackie Homan, West Midlands Combined Authority  

Industrial Symbiosis and Circular Economy within Regional policy with a long-term vision for the Emilia-Romagna Region
Irene Priolo Regional Councillor for Environment, Soil and Coastal Protection and Civil Protection Department 

TRIS legacy in Hungary – the Green National Champions Program
Zsuzsanna Viszlay, IFKA  

14:40 Wrap-up

15:00 Close

Please register at [email protected] for the link to the morning and afternoon sessions.

Please register with the EURegions Week for the 11:30 session. Deadline 7 October.