Industrial symbiosis (IS) is a very efficient means of addressing climate change mitigation and competitiveness. The 2018 Amendment to the Waste Framework Directive requires Member States to promote replicable IS practices. 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 the Circular Economy and Smart Specialisation.


Rachel Lombardi, Director of Business Development, Industrial Symbiosis Limited, United Kingdom.


Francisco Ferrando Casanova, Head of European Program Unit, IVACE Generalitat Valenciana, Spain.

Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader, Birmingham City Council, United Kingdom.

Manuela Rontini, President of the "Economic Policies" Commission, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, Italy.

Pierre Ståhl, Project Manager, Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden, Sweden.