Interreg Europe BIOREGIO – Regional circular economy models and best available technologies for biological streams

BIOREGIO boosts bio-based circular economy through transfer of expertise about best available technologies and cooperation models. BIOREGIO also aims at improving regional polices through increasing the focus on bio-based circular economy.

The project will increase knowledge related policies and technologies of biological streams as well as improve the recycling rates of biological materials. The activities include joint development of policies as well as describing regional biological streams and defining best available practices

Päijät-Häme region is represented through the project’s lead partner Lahti University of Applied Sciences and the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme. Circular economy has been identified almost three billion business potential in Finland. However, new business opportunities require international co-operation, so that the knowledge of Finnish excellence spreads. Päijät-Häme region is a pioneer in advanced waste management and industrial symbiosis.

The participating countries are Finland, Slovakia, Romania, France, Spain and Greece. The five-year long project started in January 2017 with total budget of 1,5 million Euros.

Regional Council Päijät-Häme will focus on policy desing, implementation and monitoring. We will benchmark good practices of managing and use of structural funds in other regions. The role of Regional Council of Päijät-Häme is also implementation of new projects, chance in the management of the policy instrument and change in the strategic focus of the policy instrument.

For more information, please contact:

Marko Mälly, Senior Adviser/International Affairs, marko.mally(a)paijat-hame.fi, +358 44 371 9438

Riitta Nieminen, Development Director, riitta.nieminen(a)paijat-hame.fi, +358 40 508 6526

Riika Kivelä, Project Coordinator, riika.kivela(a)paijat-hame.fi, +358 44 371 9454

http://www.interregeurope.eu/bioregio/

http://www.lamk.fi/projektit/bioregio/english/Sivut/default.aspx

http://www.paijat-hame.fi