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A policy brief is a concise summary of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option. It is aimed at government policymakers and others who are interested in formulating or influencing policy. Policy briefs for enhancing the competitiveness of SME in the organic sector: 1. OVERVIEW OF THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOROutline the relevance of the agri-food sector to the rural economy of the region including the current state of the organic sector in terms of the prospects to support SME competitiveness and sustainability. 2. POLICY CONTEXT CURRENT REGIONAL SUPPORT MEASURESAgrifood policyOrganic Action Plans (at national and regional level)Overview of measures and instruments that can support the regional organic sector 3. RELEVANCE OF THE REGIONAL POLICY SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACTION PLANProvide an assessment of the relevance of the current regional policy environment for the development of your action plan by considering the measures your plan will utilise, barriers of utilising certain measures, what could be improved, what is missing etc to support SMEcompetitiveness and sustainability. 4. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REGIONAL POLICYMAKERS TO IMPROVE THE CURRENT POLICY ENVIRONMENTBased on experiences what is still needed from regional policymakers to support the development and implementation of organic actions plans to proactively support SME competitiveness andsustainability. Sign up for the SME ORGANICS newsletter Subscribe now Lessons learnt Summary of lessons learnt during the first phase of the Project Download SME_Organics Press Kit A Scroll Down Pdf to discover what is SME_Organics and what can do for to improve the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises. Open Press Kit Newsletter If you prefer, you can access to the SME ORGANICS newsletter through this link. Go to newsletter - 1 Newsletter - 2 You also can access to the SME ORGANICS second newsletter through this link. Go to Newsletter - 2 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); SME ORGANICS Tweets by SME ORGANICS
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Get inspired by policy solutions in this policy brief. Read now Policy brief: Skills for the energy transition We need to foster skills for the energy transition at local and regional levels to encourage clean technologies and energy-efficient applications to reach the European Union's climate targets. Read now Policy brief: Skills for innovation Discover five policy recommendations using the experience of Interreg Europe projects dealing with the development of skills for innovation to offer regions a path towards better regional innovation. Read more The knowledge hub regroups valuable resources in the forms of documents, webinar replays and the latest European news. Our thematic experts put these items together in collaboration with Interreg Europe projects and European experts in the field.Do you have a particular interest in a subject and want to discuss it with our thematic experts and community? Send over your request via our policy helpdesk.  Select the topic(s) of your interest in the bar below and explore the knowledge hub!  Research and innovation SME competitiveness Low-carbon economy Environment and resource efficiency Search Policy briefs The most recent expert analyses of the Interreg Europe projects and their topics See all 07/06/2021 Championing sustainable energy in SMEs This policy brief outlines how SMEs can overcome barriers to invest in energy efficiency and sustainable energy. Tags: Economy, ... 19/05/2021 Rivers and wetlands: drivers of sustainable regional... Read this policy brief and get an overview of how the current EU policy framework may guide and support local and... Tags: Policy-brief 19/04/2021 Innovation in less-developed regions Explore the importance of research and innovation in less-developed European regions to promote regional convergence... Tags: Policy-brief 08/04/2021 Vouchers for the competitiveness of SMEs This policy brief focuses on the use of vouchers to foster SME competitiveness and aims at providing a comprehensive... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 03/03/2021 Sustainable water management in the circular economy In order to make Europe more sustainable and to become a pillar in the shift towards a circular economy, water... Tags: Policy-brief 24/02/2021 Skills for the energy transition We need to foster skills for the energy transition at local and regional levels to encourage clean technologies and... Tags: Economy, ... 20/01/2021 Skills for innovation Discover five policy recommendations using the experience of Interreg Europe projects dealing with the development of... Tags: Policy-brief 18/01/2021 The social economy and support to social enterprises The social economy is a crucial part of the EU socioeconomic landscape. To foster the growth of the EU social economy,... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 17/12/2020 Sustainable urban logistics Urban logistics is responsible for significant carbon emissions, air pollutants and urban noise. Authorities realise... Tags: Economy, ... 14/12/2020 Sustainable tourism: strategies to counteract overtourism Overtourism has a devastating impact on natural and cultural heritage of many popular holiday spots around the world.... Tags: Policy-brief 29/09/2020 Facilitating business transfers for sustaining jobs and... In order to achieve more successful business transfers, the complexities of the process should be taken into account. In... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 28/09/2020 Energy self-consumption Self-consumption of renewable energy can provide financial, environmental and security benefits for households,... Tags: Economy, ... 25/09/2020 Innovation networks Innovation networks are central to the innovation process as they facilitate mutual learning and knowledge transfer.... Tags: Policy-brief 24/09/2020 Separate waste collection The European Union (EU) is aiming to reduce the environmental impact of waste and its dependency on raw material imports... Tags: Policy-brief 11/08/2020 Efficient business support ecosystems This policy brief explores various models for implementing and managing multiple-stakeholder collaborative practices for... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 15/07/2020 Good governance for biodiversity The economic development in Europe in the past century put an enormous burden on biodiversity. Biodiversity is vital for... Tags: Policy-brief 06/07/2020 Built Cultural Heritage Explore successful approaches and solutions in protecting, conserving and valorising of heritage buildings of cultural... Tags: Policy-brief 01/07/2020 Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) Learn from practices implemented in different regional institutional contexts such as concrete and transformative policy... Tags: Policy-brief 01/06/2020 Cycling cities Cycling has many socio-economic, health and environmental benefits that its promotion should be a logical policy choice.... Tags: Economy, ... 10/04/2020 Boosting entrepreneurship in rural areas Boosting entrepreneurship in rural areas opens new opportunities and markets. Rural SMEs show great potential as a... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 02/04/2020 Sustainable waste management in a circular economy The shift from a linear to a circular economy is a major challenge that requires sustainable management of waste and... Tags: Policy-brief 30/03/2020 Supporting local bioenergy development Bioenergy is one of the most flexible renewables that does not release new carbon into the atmosphere. Discover European... Tags: Economy, ... 21/02/2020 Improving the convenience of public transport The shift to a low-carbon economy will rely heavily on the use of zero-emission vehicles and increased use of public... Tags: Economy, ... 28/01/2020 University-Industry collaboration University-industry collaboration is a key component of the regional innovation policy-mix as the successful... Tags: Policy-brief 21/01/2020 Urban ecosystems Discover the importance of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for the development of sustainable cities Tags: Policy-brief 02/10/2019 One-Stop-Shops One-Stop-Shops (OSS) bring together the full gamut of policy interventions, working with stakeholders to provide skills... Tags: Economy, ... 02/09/2019 Industry 4.0 This policy brief features six policy recommendations to support the development of industry 4.0 Tags: Policy-brief 17/05/2019 Demand Responsive Transport Demand-responsive transport (DRT) is a flexible mode of transportation that adapts to the demands of its user groups.... Tags: Economy, ... 23/04/2019 Circular Economy Business Models in the EU Discover the challenges and solutions that policymakers face in implementing circular economy business models. This... Tags: Policy-brief 03/04/2019 Policy challenges in exploiting research and innovation... The European research and innovation infrastructure ecosystem is diverse in scale and scope. In the Interreg Europe... Tags: Policy-brief 03/04/2019 Cultural Routes in Europe Discover the transnational routes that help tourists discover how Europeans have lived since ancient times. This policy... Tags: Policy-brief 26/03/2019 Funding Energy Efficiency through Financial Instruments Europe faces a major challenge to renovate its building stock and achieve its carbon emission targets. Doing so will be... Tags: Economy, ... 21/03/2019 Use of technologies for better protection and management of... Explore the link between technology use and the protection of natural heritage. Several good practices demonstrate... Tags: Policy-brief 12/03/2019 Promoting Active Modes of Transport Regional authorities prioritise the encouragement of active transport thanks to its health and other benefits such as... Tags: Economy, ... 28/02/2019 Eco-innovation Production-consumption trends are putting excessive and unsustainable strain on the environment. Resource input costs... Tags: Policy-brief 19/02/2019 Renewable Energy Communities At its most basic, renewable energy communities involve generation of energy from renewable resources and technologies,... Tags: Economy, ... 12/02/2019 Digital solutions in the field of cultural heritage This policy brief provides information on digital solutions in the field of cultural heritage Tags: Policy-brief 22/01/2019 The challenges and necessity of rural innovation Rural regions make up roughly half of the territory of the EU-28. By building innovation capacity and implementing... Tags: Policy-brief 21/01/2019 E-mobility Electric mobility (e-mobility) has emerged as one of the most promising technological solutions to replace fossil fuels,... Tags: Economy, ... 21/12/2018 Public-private startup accelerators in regional business... This policy brief discusses public-private partnership based accelerator models being set up as a response to the... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 19/12/2018 Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency As buildings account for 40% of energy consumption in the EU and more than 35% of CO2 emissions, improving their energy... Tags: Economy, ... 04/12/2018 The role of staff exchange and mobility schemes in... The objective of this policy brief is to present some of the examples of mobility/staff exchange schemes that have... Tags: Policy-brief 16/10/2018 Food Waste This policy brief highlights policies and approaches which have been taken to prevent and reduce food waste, with focus... Tags: Policy-brief 05/10/2018 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are planning instruments for cities that encourage joined-up decision-making... Tags: Economy, ... 25/09/2018 Protection and sustainable management of heritage in coastal... The policy brief presents the main challenges that coastal and fluvial regions are facing with regards to protection and... Tags: Policy-brief 10/07/2018 Towards synergies between S3P-Industry and Interreg Europe... This policy brief identifies potential complementarities and synergies between partnerships of the Smart Specialisation... Tags: Policy-brief 24/05/2018 Role of Green Public Procurement in improving resource... Public procurements representing approximately 19% of EU GDP. By using procurement as a tool strategic policy goals can... Tags: Policy-brief 14/05/2018 Governance Change for Energy Efficiency in Buildings This paper presents the work done in Interreg Europe projects, looking at how governance and behavioural change can... Tags: Economy, ... 03/05/2018 Sustainable tourism The policy brief demonstrates that cultural and natural heritage is a significant asset for local communities and... Tags: Policy-brief 11/10/2017 The ins and outs of the Vanguard Initiative The Vanguard Initiative seeks to support interregional cooperation notably through industrial clusters and innovation... Tags: Policy-brief 09/10/2017 Digital transformation and SMEs: what regions can do This policy brief is an introduction to the policy field of digitalisation and digital transformation. Tags: Policy-brief, ... 21/09/2017 Improving energy efficiency in buildings This policy brief analyses Interreg Europe projects dealing with this issue and gives a clear overview on how to tackle... Tags: Economy, ... 21/09/2017 Smart grids: flexibility from new sources needed to make... This policy brief looks into why there is an increasing demand for flexibility in the electricity grid, how this... Tags: Economy, ... 21/09/2017 Access to finance for innovative SMEs Past and ongoing European projects have tried and tested solutions in this field and serve as valuable insight for... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 21/09/2017 Financing energy efficiency: models and lessons Experts from the Policy Learning Platform show which financial instruments can be used to improve energy efficiency. Tags: Economy, ... 21/09/2017 The role of regions in the implementation of the Small... This policy brief introduces the possibilities that regions have to support the implementation of the Small Business Act... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 21/09/2017 Sustainable management of bio-waste: Regional cooperation... This policy brief highlights the approaches which have been taken to improve management of bio-waste. The focus is put... Tags: Policy-brief 21/09/2017 Industrial symbiosis This policy brief provides information on how industrial symbiosis is supported by EU policy framework and on the... Tags: Policy-brief 21/09/2017 The SME policy of the European Union This Policy Brief introduces some initiatives and policies forming the SME policy of the European Union, the European... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 21/09/2017 Engagement of private investments to bring research and... This policy brief focuses on the desire to to bring research and development results to the market. Emphasis is put on... Tags: Policy-brief 21/09/2017 Protection of biodiversity and natural heritage: Exchange of... The policy brief highlights the need to improve the relevant policies and to provide multi-stakeholder solutions for... Tags: Policy-brief 21/09/2017 The role of cities and regions in promoting resource... This policy brief highlights the need to use resources in a sustainable way and presents key policy developments in this... Tags: Policy-brief 21/09/2017 The role of Clusters in supporting the Smart Specialisation... This policy brief seeks to shed some light on the emerging synergies on policies supporting smart specialisation policy... Tags: Policy-brief 21/09/2017 Enabling synergies through coordination between H2020 and... Creating synergies between Horizon 2020 and Structural Funds is a current challenge for European Managing Authorities.... Tags: Policy-brief 21/09/2017 Protection and sustainable management of cultural heritage:... This Policy Brief highlights the value of cultural heritage, and considers how regional actors can meet the challenges,... Tags: Policy-brief 21/09/2017 The triple helix challenge: Bridging the gap between science... A policy brief on EU-financed instruments that can be used to bridge the gap between the academia and the policymakers. Tags: Policy-brief 31/08/2017 Cultural heritage in urban areas: Sustaining heritage in... This policy brief highlights the approaches aimed at securing the sustainable management of cultural heritage in urban... Tags: Policy-brief 31/08/2017 Ecosystem services: Interregional cooperation for sustaining... Policy brief on EU policies, approaches and good practices as concerns protection and restoration of ecosystem services. Tags: Policy-brief 31/08/2017 Citizen engagement in the protection of cultural heritage This policy brief considers the mechanisms that can be used to foster the participation of citizens in cultural heritage... Tags: Policy-brief 31/08/2017 Promoting the low carbon economy in the EU: planning for... A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) as a modern planning concept to promote low carbon urban mobility. Tags: Economy, ... 31/08/2017 Promoting the Low Carbon Economy in the EU: EU Policies and... Cities and regions will be an integral player in reducing emissions, achieving the Paris objectives and securing green... Tags: Economy, ... 31/08/2017 Role of regional networks and clusters as an instrument for... The brief gives insight on European initiatives that leverage the internationalisation efforts as well as Interreg... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 31/08/2017 Business acceleration schemes for start-ups, focus on... How accelerators can contribute to increase internationalisation of start-ups. Tags: Policy-brief, ... 31/08/2017 The potential of cross sectoral value chain innovation This policy brief explores the concept of cross-border and cross-sectoral value chain innovation and highlights the... Tags: Policy-brief, ... 31/08/2017 The regional ecosystem scoreboard methodology: a tool to... RES is a statistical tool, designed primarily for policy-makers responsible for regional, industrial, innovation and... Tags: Policy-brief 31/08/2017 Cooperation, complementarities and alignment of different... This policy brief highlights the possibilities for improving of policy measures presented in the Common Provision... Tags: Policy-brief Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Championing sustainable energy in SMEs This policy brief outlines how SMEs can overcome barriers to invest in energy efficiency and sustainable energy. PDF (1.17MB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Rivers and wetlands: drivers of sustainable regional development Read this policy brief and get an overview of how the current EU policy framework may guide and support local and regional authorities in the implementation of river and wetland restoration measures. PDF (1.57MB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Innovation in less-developed regions Explore the importance of research and innovation in less-developed European regions to promote regional convergence within the European Union. PDF (779.54KB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Vouchers for the competitiveness of SMEs This policy brief focuses on the use of vouchers to foster SME competitiveness and aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the good practices and the policy improvements basing on voucher schemes in those projects. PDF (1.28MB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Sustainable water management in the circular economy In order to make Europe more sustainable and to become a pillar in the shift towards a circular economy, water management needs to improve significantly. Get inspired by policy solutions in this policy brief. PDF (1.78MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Skills for the energy transition We need to foster skills for the energy transition at local and regional levels to encourage clean technologies and energy-efficient applications to reach the European Union's climate targets. PDF (1.30MB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Skills for innovation Discover five policy recommendations using the experience of Interreg Europe projects dealing with the development of skills for innovation to offer regions a path towards better regional innovation. PDF (1.10MB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness The social economy and support to social enterprises The social economy is a crucial part of the EU socioeconomic landscape. To foster the growth of the EU social economy, policy action is needed. This policy brief aims to spotlight Interreg Europe projects that work to improve their local social economy. PDF (658.67KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Sustainable urban logistics Urban logistics is responsible for significant carbon emissions, air pollutants and urban noise. Authorities realise that clean urban logistics need to become mainstream to support continued sustainable economic growth. PDF (1.08MB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Sustainable tourism: strategies to counteract overtourism Overtourism has a devastating impact on natural and cultural heritage of many popular holiday spots around the world. This policy brief presents solutions to the current challenges of the tourism sector. PDF (1.66MB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Facilitating business transfers for sustaining jobs and economic activity In order to achieve more successful business transfers, the complexities of the process should be taken into account. In this policy brief you'll discover business transfer challenges and good practices from Interreg Europe partner regions as potential so PDF (575.52KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Energy self-consumption Self-consumption of renewable energy can provide financial, environmental and security benefits for households, businesses, grid operators and society at large. PDF (892.43KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Innovation networks Innovation networks are central to the innovation process as they facilitate mutual learning and knowledge transfer. Explore the role of innovation networks within regional innovation ecosystems. PDF (551.25KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Separate waste collection The European Union (EU) is aiming to reduce the environmental impact of waste and its dependency on raw material imports and thus fosters the transition towards more sustainable materials management and a circular economy. PDF (1.09MB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Efficient business support ecosystems This policy brief explores various models for implementing and managing multiple-stakeholder collaborative practices for better business support delivery. PDF (918.40KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Good governance for biodiversity The economic development in Europe in the past century put an enormous burden on biodiversity. Biodiversity is vital for human health and is important for economic factors with over half of global GDP depending on ecosystem services. PDF (797.36KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Built Cultural Heritage Explore successful approaches and solutions in protecting, conserving and valorising of heritage buildings of cultural and historical value. PDF (976.25KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) Learn from practices implemented in different regional institutional contexts such as concrete and transformative policy changes on regional policy challenges ranging from the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) to S3 Monitoring. PDF (793.23KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Cycling cities Cycling has many socio-economic, health and environmental benefits that its promotion should be a logical policy choice. This policy brief helps turn these dreams into reality with good practices, guidance and recommendations backed by real-life examples. PDF (1.33MB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Boosting entrepreneurship in rural areas Boosting entrepreneurship in rural areas opens new opportunities and markets. Rural SMEs show great potential as a source of economic growth and innovation. PDF (782.51KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Sustainable waste management in a circular economy The shift from a linear to a circular economy is a major challenge that requires sustainable management of waste and resources. PDF (1.50MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Supporting local bioenergy development Bioenergy is one of the most flexible renewables that does not release new carbon into the atmosphere. Discover European Frameworks, funding schemes and Good Practices in this Policy Brief. PDF (1.51MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Improving the convenience of public transport The shift to a low-carbon economy will rely heavily on the use of zero-emission vehicles and increased use of public transport. Take a look at how you can improve its convenience in your region. PDF (1.12MB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation University-Industry collaboration University-industry collaboration is a key component of the regional innovation policy-mix as the successful exploitation of R&D results is fundamental for regional competitiveness. PDF (830.91KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Urban ecosystems Discover the importance of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for the development of sustainable cities PDF (1.49MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy One-Stop-Shops One-Stop-Shops (OSS) bring together the full gamut of policy interventions, working with stakeholders to provide skills and knowledge for home renovation. PDF (621.65KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Industry 4.0 This policy brief features six policy recommendations to support the development of industry 4.0 PDF (1.40MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Demand Responsive Transport Demand-responsive transport (DRT) is a flexible mode of transportation that adapts to the demands of its user groups. DRT can also have significant environmental benefits through reducing the number of private vehicles on the road, and by supporting multi PDF (814.61KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Circular Economy Business Models in the EU Discover the challenges and solutions that policymakers face in implementing circular economy business models. This policy brief includes recommendations on how to speed up the development of these models. PDF (836.71KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Policy challenges in exploiting research and innovation infrastructure The European research and innovation infrastructure ecosystem is diverse in scale and scope. In the Interreg Europe community there are a number of projects tackling research and innovation infrastructure from different perspectives and their experience c PDF (1.18MB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Cultural Routes in Europe Discover the transnational routes that help tourists discover how Europeans have lived since ancient times. This policy brief presents the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes Programme, the EU’s policies on Cultural Routes, as well as lessons from interre PDF (1.03MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Funding Energy Efficiency through Financial Instruments Europe faces a major challenge to renovate its building stock and achieve its carbon emission targets. Doing so will be achieved through both public funds and investment from private funds. Read more about how public authorities can help to leverage priva PDF (740.84KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Use of technologies for better protection and management of nature and biodiversity Explore the link between technology use and the protection of natural heritage. Several good practices demonstrate inspiring examples on how emphasising the benefits of technologies and stimulating their uptake leads to great benefits. PDF (918.65KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Promoting Active Modes of Transport Regional authorities prioritise the encouragement of active transport thanks to its health and other benefits such as reduction of car use, congestion and air and noise pollution. PDF (1.34MB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Eco-innovation Production-consumption trends are putting excessive and unsustainable strain on the environment. Resource input costs are becoming volatile. Read in this policy brief why eco-innovation is a potential solution. PDF (1.25MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Renewable Energy Communities At its most basic, renewable energy communities involve generation of energy from renewable resources and technologies, which are partly or wholly owned by local communities. PDF (615.22KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Digital solutions in the field of cultural heritage This policy brief provides information on digital solutions in the field of cultural heritage PDF (1.41MB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation The challenges and necessity of rural innovation Rural regions make up roughly half of the territory of the EU-28. By building innovation capacity and implementing innovative solutions, rural and sparsely populated areas can overcome PDF (1.00MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy E-mobility Electric mobility (e-mobility) has emerged as one of the most promising technological solutions to replace fossil fuels, and has the potential to power most forms of personal and public transport. Local and regional authorities have a vital role to play i PDF (827.43KB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Public-private startup accelerators in regional business support ecosystems This policy brief discusses public-private partnership based accelerator models being set up as a response to the challenge of identifying and supporting innovative startups. PDF (937.26KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency As buildings account for 40% of energy consumption in the EU and more than 35% of CO2 emissions, improving their energy performance has become a key policy aim in order to meet long-term climate and emissions targets. PDF (360.05KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation The role of staff exchange and mobility schemes in accelerating innovation policy transfer and uptake of good practices The objective of this policy brief is to present some of the examples of mobility/staff exchange schemes that have deployed within Interreg Europe projects, notably to support innovation and cluster programme development. PDF (620.04KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Food Waste This policy brief highlights policies and approaches which have been taken to prevent and reduce food waste, with focus on EU waste policy developments and regional actions. PDF (1.22MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are planning instruments for cities that encourage joined-up decision-making across sectors and between stakeholders, for providing high- quality, sustainable mobility. The SUMP concept is elaborated by the Europea PDF (587.10KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Protection and sustainable management of heritage in coastal and fluvial regions The policy brief presents the main challenges that coastal and fluvial regions are facing with regards to protection and sustainable management of cultural and natural heritage assets. It demonstrates that cultural and natural heritage is a significant as PDF (0.99MB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Towards synergies between S3P-Industry and Interreg Europe projects This policy brief identifies potential complementarities and synergies between partnerships of the Smart Specialisation Thematic Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry) and Interreg Europe projects. PDF (936.38KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Role of Green Public Procurement in improving resource efficiency Public procurements representing approximately 19% of EU GDP. By using procurement as a tool strategic policy goals can be reached. This policy brief addresses the EU policies, approaches and good practices aimed at promoting green public procurement. PDF (536.08KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Governance Change for Energy Efficiency in Buildings This paper presents the work done in Interreg Europe projects, looking at how governance and behavioural change can support the transition to low carbon energy. It will present good practices which are readily transferable, and make recommendations for re PDF (708.41KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Sustainable tourism The policy brief demonstrates that cultural and natural heritage is a significant asset for local communities and sustainable tourism development. PDF (791.62KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation The ins and outs of the Vanguard Initiative The Vanguard Initiative seeks to support interregional cooperation notably through industrial clusters and innovation ecosystems creating new competitive advantages for Europe, member states and regions. PDF (1.31MB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Digital transformation and SMEs: what regions can do This policy brief is an introduction to the policy field of digitalisation and digital transformation. PDF (507.37KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Improving energy efficiency in buildings This policy brief analyses Interreg Europe projects dealing with this issue and gives a clear overview on how to tackle the widespread problem. PDF (1.04MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Smart grids: flexibility from new sources needed to make renewable power work This policy brief looks into why there is an increasing demand for flexibility in the electricity grid, how this flexibility can be provided, what the main challenges are, and how Interreg Europe projects are dealing with flexibility in the electricity gr PDF (1.49MB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Access to finance for innovative SMEs Past and ongoing European projects have tried and tested solutions in this field and serve as valuable insight for practitioners eager to support innovative SMEs and start-ups. PDF (567.78KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Financing energy efficiency: models and lessons Experts from the Policy Learning Platform show which financial instruments can be used to improve energy efficiency. PDF (429.09KB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness The role of regions in the implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe This policy brief introduces the possibilities that regions have to support the implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe. PDF (233.58KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Sustainable management of bio-waste: Regional cooperation for improved bio-waste management This policy brief highlights the approaches which have been taken to improve management of bio-waste. The focus is put on European Union waste policy developments and regional actions encouraging more sustainable management of bio-waste. PDF (454.95KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Industrial symbiosis This policy brief provides information on how industrial symbiosis is supported by EU policy framework and on the potential actions regions and cities can take to support the establishment of sustainable industrial networks that are based on exchanges of PDF (748.39KB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness The SME policy of the European Union This Policy Brief introduces some initiatives and policies forming the SME policy of the European Union, the European Small Business Act considered as the overarching policy. PDF (260.31KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Engagement of private investments to bring research and deveopment results to the market This policy brief focuses on the desire to to bring research and development results to the market. Emphasis is put on "off-the-shelf" financial instruments and the co-investment model. PDF (190.47KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Protection of biodiversity and natural heritage: Exchange of experience and policy learning for greener Europe The policy brief highlights the need to improve the relevant policies and to provide multi-stakeholder solutions for protection and sustainable use of the natural capital. Emphasis is put on the exchange of experience and policy learning for greener Europ PDF (263.02KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency The role of cities and regions in promoting resource efficiency across the EU This policy brief highlights the need to use resources in a sustainable way and presents key policy developments in this direction. Emphasis is put on policy actions of cities and regions aiming to improve resource efficiency. PDF (399.13KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation The role of Clusters in supporting the Smart Specialisation Thematic Platforms: Focus on Industrial Modernisation This policy brief seeks to shed some light on the emerging synergies on policies supporting smart specialisation policy implementation and cluster policy development, both key factors in driving regional innovation and growth, notably for SMEs. It also re () Download Policy briefs, research and innovation Enabling synergies through coordination between H2020 and ESIF Creating synergies between Horizon 2020 and Structural Funds is a current challenge for European Managing Authorities. This policy brief sums up the tools and approaches supporting such synergies. PDF (314.76KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Protection and sustainable management of cultural heritage: The role of regional cooperation in preserving cultural heritage This Policy Brief highlights the value of cultural heritage, and considers how regional actors can meet the challenges, and ensure sustainable management of these assets. PDF (249.38KB) Download Policy briefs, research and innovation The triple helix challenge: Bridging the gap between science and policymaking A policy brief on EU-financed instruments that can be used to bridge the gap between the academia and the policymakers. PDF (268.22KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Cultural heritage in urban areas: Sustaining heritage in cities and towns This policy brief highlights the approaches aimed at securing the sustainable management of cultural heritage in urban areas. PDF (319.52KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Ecosystem services: Interregional cooperation for sustaining the European natural capital Policy brief on EU policies, approaches and good practices as concerns protection and restoration of ecosystem services. PDF (697.01KB) Download Policy briefs, environment and resource efficiency Citizen engagement in the protection of cultural heritage This policy brief considers the mechanisms that can be used to foster the participation of citizens in cultural heritage projects and the value which this can bring. PDF (1.69MB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Promoting the low carbon economy in the EU: planning for sustainable urban mobility A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) as a modern planning concept to promote low carbon urban mobility. PDF (92.18KB) Download Policy briefs, low-carbon economy Promoting the Low Carbon Economy in the EU: EU Policies and the Role of Cities and Regions Cities and regions will be an integral player in reducing emissions, achieving the Paris objectives and securing green growth, energy security and competitiveness. This policy brief presents a general overview of EU policies supporting the efforts of citi PDF (89.37KB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Role of regional networks and clusters as an instrument for internationalisation of SMEs The brief gives insight on European initiatives that leverage the internationalisation efforts as well as Interreg Europe projects that (1) address the role of regional networks and clusters as instruments able to foster the internationalisation of SMEs a PDF (80.23KB) Download Policy briefs, SME competitiveness Business acceleration schemes for start-ups, focus on internationalisation How accelerators can contribute to increase internationalisation of start-ups. 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Explore the key learnings from the e-workshop on Living rivers that took place on 27 May. Type: Platform 06/05/2021 Webinar recordings: Youth entrepreneurship miniseries From 4 to 18 May, the Policy Learning Platform went on a virtual tour across Europe to discover successful programmes that foster youth entrepreneurship! Type: Platform 30/04/2021 Webinar recording: Jobs and skills for the energy transition Watch the webinar recording on the jobs and skills for the energy transition that took place on 29 April 2021. Type: Platform 16/04/2021 Webinar recording: Fostering the circular transformation of... On 15 March 2021, we organised a webinar on fostering the circular transformation of businesses. Watch the recording and access the presentations. Type: Platform 29/03/2021 Webinar recording: How to bring skills to companies? Watch the recording and access the presentations of our last workplace training mini webinar on how to bring skills to companies. Type: Platform 24/03/2021 Webinar recording: Tackling the urban freight logistics... On 23 March, the Policy Learning Platform tackled the urban logistics freight challenge during a webinar with inspiring speakers. Watch the recording! Type: Platform Latest peer reviews See all peer reviews 09/04/2021 Strategic Port Development Plans and Smart Ports Solutions Read the recommendations from our peer review on Strategic Port Development Plans and Smart Ports Solutions for Boulogne-sur-mer. Type: Platform 24/03/2021 Effective regional framework for Sustainable Waste... Discover the policy recommendations from the online peer review that took place on 14 and 15 October 2020 for the the Košice Self-governing Region (Slovakia). Type: Platform 22/02/2021 Energy Efficiency: skills and programmes for SMEs Discover policy recommendations on skills for the energy transition of the peer review, hosted by the Region of Western Macedonia, Greece, in October 2020. 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The Policy Learning Platform organised an online peer review, hosted by the Development Agency (IAF) of the Government of Aragon on depopulation challenges. Type: Platform 12/10/2020 Governance and management of Natura2000 park In March 2020, the Policy Learning Platform organised a peer review to assist the Naturpark Our (Luxembourg) in their policy challenge. Type: Platform 24/09/2020 Talent attraction, retention and startup monitoring in... EU peers help to improve talent attraction, retention and startup monitoring practices in Catalonia in the first ever online peer review Type: Platform 27/04/2020 Economic diversification and cleaning power production Discover the outcomes of the Peer Review in Stara Zagora on the topic of economic diversification and cleaning power production in a coal region. Type: Platform 24/04/2020 EU peers help improve regional competence centre in Karlovac Explore the recommendations given during the Peer Review in Karlovac to improve their regional competence centre for SME development. Type: Platform 24/04/2020 Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the health sector The Region Sud hosted a Policy Learning Platform Peer Review on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in the health sector. Discover the outcome. Type: Platform 20/04/2020 Establishing trustworthy artificial intelligence in Austrian... During the two-day Peer Review in Vienna, peers from different countries discussed how trustworthy artificial intelligence can be established in companies. Type: Platform 08/11/2019 Peer review on corporate social responsibility in the South... The Policy Learning Platform organised a peer review on the topic of the scaling the involvement of companies in CSR in the PACA region. Read about the outcome. Type: Platform 07/11/2019 The Platform helps Berlin to improve their Startup... Take a look at the recommendations gathered on this startup internationalisation strategy during the Peer Review in Berlin in July. Type: Platform 01/11/2019 Peer review on the internationalisation strategy for... Read about the policy recommendations for the internationalisation strategy for the business competitiveness agency of Catalonia. Type: Platform 26/08/2019 Policy recommendations on Structuring Centres of Excellence... Take a look at the policy recommendations gathered from the peer review in Sofia, Bulgaria, in June. Type: Platform 20/05/2019 Meeting EU peers helps Belgian policymakers to improve their... Take a look at the conclusions from the peer review on Joint Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan Coordination and Implementation in East Belgium Type: Platform 06/02/2019 Peer review on the innovation governance for Elväg highway On 29 and 30 January 2019, the Policy Learning Platform organised a peer review in Gävleborg, Sweden. Discover the policy recommendations. Type: Platform What's new in EU Latest updates from the four topics See all news 23/06/2021 Biodiversity: a priority for the European Parliament Read this article and learn how EU lawmakers sent a strong signal to the European Commission on their staunch support to the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy. Type: Platform 22/06/2021 The low-carbon economy with Horizon Europe Take a look at the first call of Horizon Europe and the different clusters that focus on the low-carbon economy. Type: Platform 15/06/2021 From blue growth to sustainable blue economy: a new approach... 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Take a look at the topics that our low-carbon economy experts have treated in the field of energy and transport!
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26/04/2021
3 Policy Briefs and the Monitoring Guidelines of GPP-STREAM project have been translated in Italian language
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11/01/2019
Why we need to develop a broad Dynamic Landfill Management strategy and vision for Europe’s 500,000 landfills: 5 lessons learned from the 2nd ELFM seminar.
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18/11/2020
The 5th meeting of Norwegian stakeholders An important meeting in Møre and Romsdal On the 22nd of September, the Norwegian partner had their 5th stakeholder ...
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12/04/2021
A Policy Brief from the Policy Learning Platform on SME. We can see as an example the work carried out in the city of Teruel.
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