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Andalusian Agency for the Environment and Water. Spain

The Andalusian Agency for the Environment and Water is a public company that functions as an instrument of the Regional Ministry of the Environment and Territorial Planning. The company offers essential environmental services to the Andalusian region, aiming to conduct and participate in activities related to the protection, conservation, reclamation and improvement of the environment. Some of the main priorities of the company include:

  • Implementation of activities related to pollution prevention and climate change.

  • Emergency response, fire prevention and fire fighting.

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The North-East Regional Development Agency. Romania


The North-East Regional Development Agency (North-East RDA) is a non-governmental, non-profit making legal entity of public utility set up in 1999 based on the national law concerning regional development in Romania.

The agency is a generator of economic and social development in the region. The North-East RDA develops strategies, attracts resources, identifies and implements financing programs and offers services for stimulating sustainable economic development, partnerships and entrepreneurial spirit.

Over the past 17 years the North-East RDA implemented 685 projects funded from 25 pre-accession programs, attracting 125 M€ in the region and creating 15,000 new jobs and training/qualifying over 30,000 people.

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Mrs. Gabriela Macoveiu
Director, Communication, Cooperation and Business Development
Phone: +40 233 218 071

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving. Greece

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The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) is the Greek national entity for the promotion of renewable energy sources, rational use of energy and energy conservation.

In the modern demanding energy sector CRES is dynamically active, in the frame of the national and Community policy and legislation, for the protection of the environment and sustainable development.

Working in the state of the art of technology development, CRES implements innovative projects and significant activities for the promotion and market penetration of new energy technologies.

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BORA 94 Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Development Agency. Hungary

The BORA 94 Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Development Agency (BORA 94) is a non-profit organization, owned by the BAZ County Self-Government. It is experienced in strategic planning and project management. Between 1994 and 2006, the Agency has managed a complex county level EU funded territorial development programme, and implemented and monitored approx. 5500 projects. From 1994, the Agency has participated in the preparatory activities to receive SF, collecting potential project ideas that are eligible for funding. It has successfully implemented own projects also, that were funded by the North-Hungarian ROP 2007-2013, as well as other sectorial programmes in the fields of education, training and environment.

As NORDA Regional Development Agency of North-Hungary has ceased to exist on 30th November 2016, from 1st December 2016. BORA 94 became the legal successor taking over all the expertise and human resources of the former RDA.

The Agency’s mission is to strengthen strategic partnerships with local territorial development actors in the county. The main objectives are to accelerate fundamental structural change in the region, to contribute to the social and economic cohesion, to facilitate territorial economic integration by facilitating fruitful cooperation between local and international actors, mainly focusing on cross-border as well as interregional economic and R&D&I cooperation to improve the conditions which are crucial in attracting foreign and domestic direct investments. Furthermore to enhance the competitiveness of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County’s actors.


Sviluppo Marche SpA. Italy


SVIM – Sviluppo Marche Spa, the Regional Development Agency owned 100% by Marche Region, supports the implementation of regional development policies, acting as center of competences in EU policies and projects.

SVIM develops and implements projects arising from regional social and economic needs as well as innovation and training ones.

SVIM is building up a wide regional and transnational strategy to strengthen competitiveness and sustainable growth of the region, raising awareness of local communities on the relevance of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in all economic and social sectors.

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Mrs. Lucia Catalani
Responsible Area Territorial Policies, Sustainability, Innovation and Cooperation
Phone: +39 0718 064 525

SP Technical Research Institute. Sweden

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is a leading international research institute. We work closely with our customers to create value, delivering high-quality input in all parts of the innovation chain, and thus playing an important part in assisting the competitiveness of industry and its evolution towards sustainable development.

The SP Group consists of ten companies including the parent company SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden AB. The Swedish state is via Rise AB the sole owner of the SP Group. The work within the parent company is organised into the following technical departments: Calibration and Verification, Certification, Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces, Electronics, Energy Technology, Fire Research, Measurement Technology, SP Food and Bioscience and the Sustainable Built Environment. The company’s headquarters are in Borås.

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The Istrian Development Agency. Croatia


The Istrian Development Agency. Croatia

The Istrian Development Agency (IDA) Ltd., from its establishment in 1999, plays a crucial role in the development of the Region of Istria. IDA was established as an operational body entrusted with the implementation of development projects and programmes of the Region of Istria.

Nowadays, IDA’s primary role lies in stimulating the development of small and medium-sized entrepreneurship in the Region of Istria by securing financial support, providing education and training programmes, developing entrepreneurial infrastructure, investing in research and development, providing information and advisory support to entrepreneurs, offering services to prospective foreign and local investors, and implementing different interregional and international projects aimed at creating a favourable business climate in the Region of Istria.

Over the past years, IDA has established close cooperation with various institutions and development agencies in the country and abroad. In addition, IDA has so far been involved in the implementation of as many as 30 projects.

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region of central macedonia logoREGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA – RCM

The Region of Central Macedonia (RCM) is a public authority at the second degree of local government, operating at regional level (NUTS 2). It is comprised of seven regional units: Imathia, Thessaloniki, Pella, Kilkis, Pieria, Serres and Chalkidiki. Its regional administration is structured at central and regional level. According to its structure all the relative regional units organizationally belong to the central administration which is seated in Thessaloniki.

The Region of Central Macedonia is a dynamic organization with multilevel responsibilities, dealing with different activities in central and local government. Currently, approximately 2,000 employees are working to implement government policy at regional level, to adopt and implement initiatives and practices in order to improve the living standards of nearly two million residents of this region and to enhance de-centralization into a dynamic growth lever for the Greek region.

RCM’s main activities are: Research and technological development innovation and entrepreneurship; information society; transport; energy; environmental protection and risk prevention; tourism; culture; urban and rural regeneration; promoting employees’, business and operators’ adaptability; improving access to employment and retention of jobs; improving the social inclusion of disadvantaged persons; investment in social infrastructure; mobilization reforms in the fields of employment and integration; strengthening of institutional capacity at national, regional and local level.

RCM has become Coordinator of the Covenant of MAYORS (CoM) and has supported seven municipalities in signing the CoM and submitting their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs). RCM has organized many events in order to disseminate the initiative of the CoM to all the 44 municipalities of its geographical territory. The goal of RCM is to have all the 38 Municipalities in its territory sign the CoM, develop and implement a SEAP.

Some of the most relevant projects:

  • ENERGY for MAYORS / INTELLIGENT ENERGY EUROPE: A network of sustainable ENERGY supporting structures FOR the Covenant of MAYORS;
  • ENERGEIA / GREECE-BULGARIA 2007-2013: Fostering the use of low temperature geothermal sources through the development of operational exploitation guidelines and green energy solutions of enterprising;
  • AGRO-LESS / GREECE-BULGARIA 2007-2013: Joint reference strategies for rural activities of reduced inputs;
  • ENERGY WASTE / LIFE : Energy Exploitation of Non-Recyclable Urban Waste in an Sustainable waste to Energy Market;
  • COMPASS4D / CIP – ICT PSP: Cooperative Mobility Pilot on Safety and Sustainability Services for Deployment;
  • CO-GISTICS/ CIP – ICT PSP: COoperative loGISTICS for Sustainable Mobility of Goods.

Mrs. Lamprini Tsoli
Phone: +30 2313 319 897

Mrs. Kallitsa Pantazi
Phone: +30 2313 319 925