BUSINESS PLATFORM FOR FOSTERING GREEN AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE
It has now become obvious that to foster a durable and resilient economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis, much more than a return to ‘business as usual’ is required. To foster a green and digital growth of Southeastern European countries’ economies, the weTHINK. launched a weBuildBackSmart Initiative. Using an innovative strategy-making approach, including all relevant stakeholders and considering every single opinion-maker participating, weTHINK. strives at creating a strong network of so called smart THINKERS – businesses and other stakeholders that can significantly contribute to building smart communities in their local environments and in the region.
BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE TOGETHER
Join us in creating a common vision for the future to unleash the potential of Southeastern Europe through the up-coming Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 of the European Union. By making every voice count, the weTHINK. Sustainable Europe initiative will not only facilitate a much needed platform for forming future consortiums in the field of green, smart and digital initiatives, but also foster a much needed debate on the economic and social future of Europe.
Enhancing public-private partnerships as circular waste-management business models
For a circular economy it is essential to recycle materials from waste in order 'to close the loop'. The recovery of energy from waste also plays an important role.
Water and Wastewater Group meeting
In this meeting we will talk about strategic challenges and solutions for water circularity in Europe, wastewater technical challenges and solutions. We will also brainstorm on strategic, legal, political, administrative and economic challenges and solutions to improve water circularity. And exchange knowledge on technical challenges and solutions to improve water circularity.
Goals and Overview
Within the EU environmental acquis, waste-management is one of the most demanding sectors in terms of the resources – both human and financial – needed for the adaptation of the relevant EU legislation and implementation of this new circular agenda.
ver the past 50 years, the role and importance of plastics in our economy has consistently grown. In the EU, the potential for recycling plastic waste remains largely unexploited. Reuse and recycling of end-of-use plastics remains very low, particularly in comparison with other materials such as paper, glass or metals.
The energy sector in Southeast Europe faces a unique dual transition, a challenge without any precedent in the field of energy: transition from a centralised state-controlled system to open and competitive markets, and transition towards decarbonisation.
|Name||Deadline||Co-Funding||Participation criteria||Duration||Partnership||R&D Activities|
|Green Deal||26.1.2021||Depending on the call (70% - 100%)||Consortium, 10-25 participants||Depending on the call (36-48 months)||Innovation action and research and innovation action||Thematic areas: |
|Eurostars||4.2.2021||Depending on national rules (40%-80%)3.||R&D performing SME as project leader||Max. 36 months||SMEs, universities and research centres|| |
|Inovative found||10.3.2021||60% (budget €2.8M-€7.5M)||Max. 48 months||Min. nuber of personis one – must be a legal person and one of: -private entity -public entity -international organisation|
It has now become obvious that to foster a durable and resilient economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis, much more than a return to ‘business as usual’ is required. As global environmental emergencies such as climate change and biodiversity loss, if remained unchecked, could cause social and economic damages far larger than those caused by COVID-19, the environmentally destructive investment patterns and activities must be avoided.
To eliminate the reproduction of such societal behaviours, weTHINK. has designed a weTHINK. Sustainable Europe initiative, in order to offer a common multi-stakeholder platform creating a Smart Roadmap for South-Eastern Europe (SEE). Using an innovative strategy-making approach, including all relevant stakeholders and considering every single opinion-maker participating, weTHINK. strives at creating a strong network of so called smart THINKERS – stakeholders who can significantly contribute to building smart communities in their local environments after COVID-19.
The goal of the initiative weTHINK. Sustainable Europe is to build an inclusive bottom-up community, collecting the opinions of all strategy makers over the SEE to continuously develop a joint strategy policy roadmap. Strategy makers are companies, policy makers, NGOs, Academia, social partners and interested THINKERS. Through a cocktail of research findings, expert interviews and roundtable discussions, the multi-stakeholder participants provide valuable insights into what both the EU and SEE countries should focus on in the months and years ahead.
Connecting the economic, social and environmental dimensions to facilitate resilient societies.
A driving mean towards fostering green growth, innovation and inclusion.
Reflecting multiple voices for creating more efficient smart policies.