Active projects

BA 18 IPA AG 03 19 - EU’s support to capacity building and gradual Union acquis alignment in the phytosanitary sector in BiH

Sector: agriculture/fishing, health

The purpose of the project is to modernise and restructure agroindustrial sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), including economic empowerment of life in rural areas. In particular, the project is aimed to advance the level of policies implemented and of the Union acquis aligned legislation that could support the improvement of the overall sector level in healthy and protected plants and quality seeds.

Activities implemented will be addressed to the

  • alignment of the Plant Health Regime, Seeds and Planting material legislative frameworks and primary legislation in the area of plant breeeders’ rights put in place
  • Plant Protection Products legislation aligned with EU standards, with administrative and operational capacities in the area of Plant Protection Product (PPP) strengthened via interactive modes of practice, knowledge transfer and skills improvements.
  • enhancement of capacities of control bodies for introduction and implementation of certification schemes in area of seed and propagation material
  • strengthening of the administrative and operational capacities in area of Plant Breeders' Rights via knowledge base transfer and skills improvements

S3UNICA - Smart Specialisation University Campus

Sector: environment/energy

S3 UNICA - Smart Specialization University Campus project aims at emphasizing the role of Universities in regional innovation policies, by providing specialist research and technical expertise in the field of energy sustainable buildings and by offering campuses as a hands-on lab where to implement these innovative solutions.

Universities involved in the project can contribute to regional knowledge exchange and its translation into innovative energy products, solutions and public/private services.

Cluster CCI - Cultural and creative cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Sector: culture, Cluster, cultural and creative industries

The Culture and Creativity Cluster of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region aims to create, qualify and grow the culture and creativity of Friuli Venezia Giulia through innovation and knowledge. The Culture and Creativity Cluster is aimed at:

  • representing and consolidating the multifaceted reality of regional cultural and creative enterprises;
  • improving the visibility and attractiveness of the regional cultural and creative ecosystem;
  • promoting cooperation between companies and between public and private sector actors;
  • supporting cultural and creative enterprises in the search for funding opportunities, for partners and in the promotion of the regional sector.

CREATURES - Promoting Creative Tourism through new Experiential and Sustainable routes

Sector: tourism, cultural and creative industries

Project objective:

CREATURES aims at preserving cultural heritage, promoting sustainable and experiential tourism in the ADRION Region by exploiting Cultural&Creative Industries’(CCI) potential, finding a right balance between innovation and conservation of the Adrion rich cultural heritage.  In particular, the project aims to strengthen the link between the ICC and the actors linked to the preservation of cultural heritage, to promote strategies and policies in support of Cultural and Creative Enterprises, and to diversify and innovate the offers related to sustainable tourism.

Project activities:

The project will develop the following activities at local and transnational level:

  • the Joint Acceleration Programme will increase (especially) CCI-related SMEs and start-ups’ capacities to do business supporting cultural heritage preservation and sustainable tourism;
  • Policy Recommendations, Local Action Plans and related Pilot Activities will provide decision makers with new strategic tools useful to better support CCI in the project fields;
  • Mobile app and multimedia installations will attract tourists (especially young people) in the new CreaTourES routes and encourage them to explore ADRION cultural heritage in an ‘alternative’ way.

Expected results:

  • Improved understanding, among ADRION Partner States, on the high socio-cultural & economic potential of CCI as field of transnational cooperation to be further explored in close relation to sustainable tourism and cultural heritage preservation-valoristion;
  • Increased integration and strengthened transnational collaboration between key-actors of CCI, sustainable tourism & cultural heritage sectors at local, regional, national and ADRION Region level;
  • Enhanced “body of knowledge”, at ADRION R. level, through transnational thematic researches, support tools, pilot actions and experimentations developed by PPs in the project fields;
  • Improved policies and practices supporting CCI, within a more integrated and joint ADRION strategy aimed at the sustainable socio-cultural development and economic growth of the Region through the promotion of sustainable, smart and innovative tourism;
  • Well-defined transnational identity and raised awareness of PPs and relevant stakeholders on common cultural heritage in the ADRION area as an orientation framework for individual, innovative and sustainable actions in the project fields;
  • Improved responsible tourism behaviour of all stakeholders, especially young tourists, for the development of jointly agreed utilisation approaches;
  • Preserved cultural heritage of partner regions, valorised in a sustainable, innovative and creative way, under the ADRION common brand;
  • Diversified tourism quality products-services in the ADRION partner regions involved.
  • Reduced seasonality of tourism demand in the Region.

PRIMIS - Multicultural journey between Italy and Slovenia through the prism of minorities

Sector: culture

The common challenge of the programme area to which the PRIMIS project will contribute is the "Conservation, protection and restoration of cultural and natural heritage".
The overall project objective is to enhance the value of the linguistic, cultural and natural heritage of the linguistic communities in the programme area in order to attract sustainable tourism. This area is by nature multicultural and multilingual, due to the presence of Slovenian and Italian national minorities and other language communities (Cimbrians, Ladins, Friulians) making it unique compared to other territories in Italy and Slovenia. The project will bring about a new perception of the multicultural and multilingual identity of the PA for both tourists and residents.

The main outputs are:

  • the creation of 4 Multimedia Centres for the dissemination of the specificities and peculiarities of the indigenous language communities;
  • a multimedia platform and a digital guide;
  • the enhancement and promotion of cultural events in the PA;
  • information and training activities for specific target groups.

The beneficiaries are:

  • tourists,
  • residents,
  • young people,
  • SMEs,
  • project partners.

The intended approach is to transfer the multicultural and multilingual peculiarities of the indigenous communities to the tourism sector and the promotion of the cross-border territory through the use of innovative, interactive and multimedia tools with immersive and virtual reality in the Multimedia Centres. The approach will go beyond the current practices of the sector (sea-mountain) because it will help to create tourism products based on the cultural and linguistic heritage of the PA. Cross-border cooperation is necessary because it brings together the diversities and peculiarities linked to multiculturalism and multilingualism to create a unique image of the PA.

The project is original because it considers the material and immaterial cultural heritage of the indigenous language communities as an added value for an economic activity - cultural and sustainable tourism.

ChIMERA PLUS - ChIMERA for Urban Sustainability

Sector: capacity building, regional socio-economic development, cultural and creative industries

ChIMERA PLUS aims at transferring the process and methodology for the growth of regional CCI subsectors of previous Interreg MED project, ChIMERA, promoting the sustainable urban development.  In particular, the process focuses on regional CCI sector analysis, regional working groups involving main stakeholders and frontrunners analysis.

The approach to transfer ChIMERA methodology is based on a mentoring and capacity building process; some of the old ChIMERA partners adapt ChIMERA methodology to new partners, called receiver partners, and to the receivers’ needs, supporting them in implementing ChIMERA process till the development of strategic action plans for their specific contexts. Such actions are developed by local working groups composed by stakeholders, end-users and competent policy making levels of receiver territories: that approach ensures the ownership of the methodology and the adoption of strategic action plans by the receiver competent services.

Finally at the end of transferring process giver partners outline guidelines for policy makers of MED area to support CCI sector and its role in achieving EU green deal objectives and urban sustainability.

SISMA PLUS - SISMA Subsidy Evaluation Tool Uptake

Sector: environment/energy

The project intends to support local public authorities of the Mediterranean area in in the development of deep energy requalification projects for public buildings, optimizing access to innovative financial mechanisms that make these energy projects bankable in the private market.

The "SISMA Set Tool", an evaluation tool that carries out an energy and economic-financial evaluation of the ECM (Energy Conservation Measures) and that determines the minimum amount of public subsidy, will be optimized and made accessible to the new partners.

The SISMA Set Tool, created in 2018 with the previous "SISMA" project funded by the INTERREG MED Program, is now being transferred to new administrations in the Mediterranean area through specific training activities, with the aim to reach, at the conclusion of the project, the integration of this methodology in the administrative and tendering procedures of the local administrations involved.

Project activities

The project will develop the following activities:

  • the adjustment of the SET package to local context needs especially in relation to the integration of new territories.
  • Transfer of know-how from “giver” to “receiver” partners through dedicated training sessions and tutoring activities to boost the real-life application of the SET methodology.
  • Signature of a specific agreement by the administrations involved for the adoption of the methodology in the planning of future energy requalification interventions.


Expected results

Increase in the number of local administrations in the Mediterranean area that integrate the SET procedure in the tender documentation for the renovation of public buildings, with expected results in terms of optimization of the public resources allocated in the various redevelopments.



PEPSEA - PEPSEA - Protecting the enclosed parts of the sea in the Adriatic from pollution

Sector: environment/energy

PEPSEA project aims at developing an adequate and prompt intervention system in case of incidental sea pollution in Adriatic enclosed parts of the sea. Project objectives are: to outline detailed contingency plans for sea pollution risk and incidents; to find proper solutions and equipment to intervene in the different phases; to organise training programme for response team and awareness raising campaigns for considerate use of the sea. Expected Results: • contingency plans for sea pollution risk and incidents; • Testing of proper technological tools and equipment to intervene in the different phases; • training programme for response team • awareness raising campaigns for considerate use of the sea.

DIVA - Development of ecosystems and innovation value chains: supporting cross-border innovation through Creative Industries

Sector: cultural and creative industries

Objectives: The main objective of DIVA project is to link the creative and economic sectors in order to create an eco-system of innovation, which is able to afford international markets in the field of digital transformation using “Smart” technologies for the benefit of the community. DIVA will establish an international eco-system based on existing or new interdisciplinary innovative platforms, able to strengthen a system of collaborative initiatives in economic, art (art thinking), design (design thinking) and various social initiatives (participation design). Throughout analytical, mapping, modelling, education and test approach, DIVA will catalyse this innovation, production and end-user system, where networks will incorporate innovators into local economy in a way in which the transition from an idea to the final solution will be fast, sustainable in the long period and oriented to citizens and their needs. With the creation of international ecosystem, DIVA will increase the possibility of new opportunities for collaboration and development both of high-tech industries and of communities of operators and companies capable of facing the markets and consumers challenges. These ecosystems will have a guide-role into the preparation and response capacity of companies into traditional industrial sectors and into society’s ability to respond to the challenges of digital transformation and the circular economy. DEFINITION OF A CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION MODEL FOR CCI GROWTH a) Identification of creative networks, actors and stakeholders in the cross-border area and elaboration of the cross-border map of both actors and resources; b) User’s needs; c) Consolidation of the cross-border cooperation between actors and awareness-raising actions; d) Elaboration of the DIVA cooperation model; DEFINITION OF AN ART-CREATIVE BASED METHODOLOGY TO FACILITATE CROSS-BORDER INNOVATION OF COMPANIES 1. Development of tools to facilitate cross-fertilization between CCIs and "traditional" SMEs; 2. Capacity-building actions aimed at local operators to facilitate the meeting between CCIs and traditional SMEs; 3. Definition of local operators networks and raise awareness to cooperation between Networks users and preparation activities of pilot actions 4. Definition of HUBs to strengthen cooperation between CCIs and SMEs; 5. Identification and implementation of programs aimed at increasing the inclination to creativity and innovation for children, young people and citizens. CROSS-BORDER CALL 1. Cross-border preparatory activities aimed at defining and setting a call for public evidence (Call) for the selection of pilot actions; 2. Publication of the public tender to select projects where a traditional SME proposes the purchase of innovative tools and / or services provided by a pre-identified creative cultural company; 3. Implementation of pilot projects. 4. Dissemination of pilot project results in the cooperation area in order to enhance culture and creativity impact and the cooperation model.

UnderwaterMuse - Immersive Underwater Museum Experience for a wider inclusion - UnderwaterMuse

Sector: tourism, culture

The project aims to propose the cultural improvement as a strong point towards the local development; such development would mainly be directed to the economic upgrading of the affected areas.

The project aims at applying on sample areas (maritime landscapes of Torre Santa Sabina, Grado, Resnik/Siculi, Caorle) a methodological and technological protocol based on research, knowledge and development, communication of an underwater archeological site that is complex and multi-stratified, characterized by strong diversity.

The project’s objective is therefore to transform the site into an underwater archaeological park (or eco-museum) through innovative and/or experimental methodologies and techniques in order to try to reduce the loss of important cultural heritages as well as to guarantee an economic spin-off deriving directly from the creation of a sector linked to the tourist-cultural promotion of the context of reference.
UnderwaterMuse targets local communities as long-term keepers of vitality at tourist destinations, promote co-creative partnerships among tourism and cultural actors, public decision makers, creative companies, associations of citizens, facilitating exchange of information. An immersive VR approach renders underwater sites accessible to a wider public, including people with different kinds of disabilities. Building capacity for professionals already working in this field will help them adapt to a “museum for all” concept, in spite of limited organizational or financial resources. Training diving guides will improve the immersive experience of underwater sites. Regional action plans will enhance environmental management and preservation of coastal areas harbouring those sites.
Based on the gained experience, an innovative promotional GIS tool, the ‘UnderwaterMuse MAP’ for promoting underwater sites with accessibility standards, will be developed. The ‘UnderwaterMuse MAP’ will be promoted at transnational, national and local level, in the Adriatic and beyond, thus guaranteeing its sustainability and transferability during and after its implementation.

GPP-Stream - Green Public Procurement and Sustainability Tools for Resource Efficiency Mainstreaming

Sector: environment/energy


The overall objective is to support the GPP-STREAM partners to transfer the lessons learnt to all implementation phases of the policy instruments addressed and to create a community of stakeholders that can mainstream GPP practices.
The sub-objectives include:

  1. Identify, collect and share best practices and support tools for the adoption of green public procurement oriented towards resource efficiency within the responsible bodies of the policy instruments.
  2. Improve the integration of GPP objectives and actions within the funding programmes and sectoral/development plans.
  3. Improve the capacity of national, regional and local administrations to align their actions in order to enhance GPP implementation.
  4. Improve the capacity of monitoring GPP implementation triggered by the implementation of specific policy instruments and plans.
  5. Stimulate the adoption of green demand for goods and services along all phases of policy instruments’ implementation, including those that are affected but not directly managed by the authorities that developed the instruments.

Project activities

Learning activities

  • A GPP learning methodology: one methodology for GPP-STREAM stakeholder identification and analysis
  • One matrix for the identification of GPP areas of intervention - at least 40 regional first stakeholder meetings followed by reports - 5 transnational learning events
  • GPP-STREAM best practices showcase with at least 50 case studies
  • One online GPP tender models toolkit for resource efficiency
  • Two online toolkits for GPP compliance for beneficiaries of EU funds, rural and  urban development strategies
  • GPP monitoring guidelines
  • 13 webinars (EU and national)
  • 6 Policy briefs, at least 4 participations in policy learning platform’s event
  • At least 8 online peer review meetings realized among partners
  • 8 Action Plans for the introduction of GPP in EU funds / development strategies


  • 5 national kick off conferences
  • GPP-STREAM social media accounts
  • 10 Project dedicated webpages
  • One online campaign for the kick off of the project
  • 7 editions of GPP-STREAM newsletter in 6 languages
  • leaflet, posters printed in at least 2,000 national copies and 10 roll ups
  • one EU GPP-STREAM conference in Rome
  • at least 20 articles and 10 EU and national press releases within the online campaign
  • at least 20 online interviews with GPP-STREAM stakeholders
  • 8 Open Days events organized by the project partners
  • 8 press conferences dedicated to the launching of the Action Plans
  • 1 high level political event

Project management

  • Project executive planning
  • Quality management plan
  • Guidelines for the sustainable management of the project
  • 6 progress reports
  • Steering group meetings: 10 online and 6 face-to-face


  • At least 80 staff members of the partners develop their GPP knowledge and skills
  • At least 300 national, regional and EU stakeholders are consistently involved in the development of the GPP-STREAM Action Plans
  • 8 national, regional and local policy instruments from 5 EU countries will integrate GPP approaches in their management, especially by providing GPP guidelines to the beneficiaries and setting up GPP monitoring systems
  • At least other 40 EU policy instruments managing authorities will be extensively informed about GPP-STREAM tool kits and at least 20 regional bodies are expected to undertake actions towards the improvement of their policy instruments thanks to the lessons learned in GPP-STREAM and to the approaches proposed by the project
  • Min. 1,000 people attend the project physical and online events (webinars)
  • At least 10,000 “followers” on GPP-STREAM social media accounts
  • 2,000 annual new visits on the project webpages
  • 100% efficient management of the project, including project expenditure

PAC FESR 2020-2022 - PAC FESR 2020-2022

Sector: Structural Funds

WALKofPEACE - The sustainable development of first world war heritage between the Alps and the Adriatic

Sector: culture

Overall Objective of the Project: 
To maintain, explore and promote the material and immaterial heritage of extraordinary historical significance of WW1 as a shared heritage of the programme area within the main brand of the special destination of the Peace Trail between the Alps and the Adriatic. To encourage the integration, updating and development of a new sustainable and culturally oriented tourist offer, based on engaging presentations of the WW1 heritage and thematic routes.
Project summary:
The peculiarity of the programme area is the presence of WW1 heritage, of extraordinary historical significance, sometimes poorly preserved, with untapped potential for tourism development. The project will contribute to transforming the current situation through shared cross-border activities aimed at the long-term conservation of WW1 heritage and increasing its use in view of the development of sustainable cultural tourism. Studies, exhibitions, cultural and commemorative events will be carried out to strengthen the general knowledge and awareness of WW1 heritage. Targeted training and networking activities for tour operators, organisations and other stakeholders will be carried out to encourage the development of the new tourism offer. To strengthen the joint promotion and marketing of WW1 heritage, a main Peace Trail brand with marketing guidelines, a website and other dissemination material will be introduced. New thematic routes, info-points and centres with interactive and innovative heritage presentations will be updated and organised. Small scale investments will be aimed at preserving WW1's extraordinarily valuable heritage.
Main results:
Main results of the project will be: studies on the cross-border heritage of WW1 and presentation of the selected results; training and networking aimed at promoting the tourist enhancement of WW1 heritage, for tourism service providers, organisations and other stakeholders; new exhibitions on the heritage of WW1, thematic cultural and commemorative events and conferences; the new main brand of the Peace Trail between the Alps and the Adriatic, with the "brandbook" and the joint marketing guidelines of WW1 heritage; management guidelines for the Bovec-Trieste route; initiatives for the development of new tourist services and offers; common website of the Peace Trail and material for the promotion of WW1 heritage; thematic routes and information points renewed, reorganised and signposted; updated and new information centres with state-of-the-art ICT and multimedia presentations of WW1 heritage; restructuring of monuments, museums and other structures related to the heritage of extraordinary significance of WW1 in the programme area. With cross-border cooperation, we will have achieved these results: (1) preserved the extraordinary heritage of WW1, (2) prepared an engaging interpretation and presentation of WW1 heritage, (3) significantly improved the visibility and promotion of the shared heritage within the cross-border destination and the Peace Trail brand; (5) encouraged the strengthening and development of the cross-border tourism offer within the Peace Trail as a whole. This will increase the level of cross-border cohesion in the field of sustainable WW1 heritage assessment and (b) the number of visitors expected in the whole programme area, directly contributing to the programme result indicator of specific objective 3.1, as well as performance indicators PN 6C (C009 and 3.1.1).

SECAP - SECAP - Support to Energy and Climate Adaptation policies

Sector: environment/energy

SECAP is a strategic project for the cross-border area Italy-Slovenia. It was born to jointly address the issue of climate change in place, in order to find unified and shared solutions to mitigate the effects and reduce the vulnerability of the territories. Indeed, the project wants to create a strategy for low carbon emissions, with the identification of specific policies and measures to protect the climate, which are in contrast with the changes induced by human activities and the effect of greenhouse gases, and that they adopt instead adaptation and mitigation measures for climate change.

Precisely because of its specificity, SECAP wants to support the transaction towards a low carbon economy (OT4), realizing concrete actions to support the implementation of territorial policies on energy efficiency and the fight against air pollution, both at regional level ( of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto), which national (Republic of Slovenia).
The project is also considered strategic because it wants to produce a substantial change in the energy planning of the cross-border area (unit strategy), to the advantage of a better awareness of the territories of the need to direct their guidelines and investments towards renewable energy, as well as to improve the ability of public administrations and municipalities to adopt and develop shared SECAPs, in their structure, between cross-border territories.

The strategic dimension of SECAP, based on the results of all the project activities, is also guaranteed by the elaboration of guidelines for the Municipalities that want to improve their energy planning.

Main expected results are:

  1. study on the impact of climate change on the Program Area through methodological and EIB reports for the Municipalities involved. For this purpose, a common methodology addressed to PAs will be tested for an efficient and low-cost definition of BEIs and IEMs (inventory & emissions monitoring). 
    The cooperation among PPs with consolidated scientific skills, together with the experiences brought by subjects who "govern" the territories at various levels, will ensure effective cross-border planning for the reduction of carbon emissions (OS2.1 of the CP ITA SLO). The exchange of good practices, but also the capitalization of previous and successful experiences on the topic of energy efficiency (with particular attention to the Covenant of Mayors), will lead to the drafting of a joint strategy to optimize the consumption of existing resources;
  2. creation of an inventory of strategies, measures and projects already defined and useful for increasing urban resilience, creation of bilingual online databases of statistics and data on energy / climate / environment and an Italian-Slovenian atlas of the vulnerability of the territories with insights on an urban scale.


ITI GECT GO - Integrated Territorial Investment

Sector: Structural Funds, regional socio-economic development, tourism, health

The Italy – Slovenia Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 will apply the approach outlined in Art. 36 of the EU Reg. 1303/2013. ITI will constitute a significant implementation tool for the area comprised within the municipalities of Gorizia (IT), Nova Gorica and Šempeter-Vrtojba (SLO). ITI will be mono-fund but plury-axis since the strategic programming of the EGTC GO area needs interventions in different Thematic Objectives and Investment Priorities. The ITI will constitute the main instruments for the implementation of the territorial development strategy of the target area, taking into account its three main pillars: - capitalization of the experiences and outcomes of previous Italy – Slovenia programmes in order to ensure highest efficiency and effectiveness of public investments; - revitalization of the “border based” economy while supporting its reconversion by use of identified strengths and assets; - improvement of the quality of life of residents of the area by fostering the use of joint CB services. The ITI will be managed and implemented by the EGTC GO as intermediate body in line with the provisions of Art. 11 of ETC Regulation 1299/2013.

CAP 752 - annualità 2020 - CAP 752 - year 2020

Sector: capacity building, Structural Funds, European integration, SMEs development, regional socio-economic development, support to RAFVG , cultural and creative industries

As stated by the agreement between Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region and Informest, signed on 10/22/2014 and in force of the regional Resolution no. 560 dated 17/04/2020, Informest support the International Relations and the European programming of Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, by the implementation in 2020 of the following actions :

1. Technical support to local Public Authorities for access to the 2014-2020 European Funds through an information activity and the identification of funding opportunities, as well as for the development of project ideas and partnership research;

2. Support for the organization of institutional missions and international events, in accordance with regional guidelines on EU and international policies, at the request of the International Relations and European Programming Service;

3. Activities of collaboration, information, analysis, development, management to the regional Administration, in coordination with the International Relations and European Programming Service, for the activities and projects relating to the funds of interest of the regionalvDirectorates, with particular regard to the access to opportunities of national, European or multilateral programs;

4. Support to the regional administration in the internationalization processes of cultural and creative enterprises, through the funding made available by direct management programs and cohesion policies, as well as support for the implementation of projects relating to the material and immaterial cultural sector;

5. Support to the Regional Administration, in coordination with the International Relations and European Programming Service, in the programming relating to the strategic objectives connected to the new European strategies 2021 - 2027, as well as to the Structural Fund Management Authorities and the territorial partnership in the intent to pursue an integrated composition of the same objectives;

6. Support to the International Relations and European Programming Service for the coordination of the participation of regional bodies in the planning process of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for the period 2021 - 2027 - both at European and national level - and for the construction of a regional contribution to planning documents (Partnership Agreement and operational programs) through the preparation of analysis, studies and evaluations or participation in meetings and events;

7. Support to the International Relations and European Programming Service for the development and implementation of the activities of the EGTC "Euregio Senza Confini a r.l.", as required by the provisions of art. 43, L.R. n. 26/2012, through the support of its staff or the identification and contracting of third parties for the provision of services;

8. Support to the International Relations and European Programming Service in close coordination with the Liaison Office of Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region in Brussels in monitoring, attraction and coordination with cohesion policies and direct management funds for the period 2021 - 2027;

9. Support to the Regional Agency for the Employment & Development for the recognition and analysis of the tools for the support of the regional production and work system, for the detection of employment and skills needs, for the activities of competence in the field of attraction of investments and for the identification of any projects eligible for the European programs other than the ESI Funds, as well as for further activities suitable to the strategic plan of the Agency and in line with the Informest's skills.

CROSSINNO - Enhance innovation processes of traditional SMEs through cross-fertilization actions addressed to Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs)

Sector: culture, cultural and creative industries

The companies located in the Alpine area often find obstacles to launching innovation processes that could be adequate, sustainable and that enhance the specificity of the environment in which they are established. Their location represents at the same time a wealth and a limit and requires approaches capable of overcoming physical and technological barriers. The alpine entrepreneurial field is also characterized by the presence of recently founded creative and digital enterprises, often created by young people with high skills and remarkable ability to innovate.

Taking into account these characteristics, CROSSINNO project aims at connecting the innovation processes with the tangible and intangible cultural riches already present in the area, so as to be able to create a virtuous circuit that sees in the environment, in the entrepreneurial tradition and in the new creative skills a opportunities to strengthen businesses and promote the economy of the mountain as a whole.

In particular, the project intends to promote:

  • The establishment of local working groups made up of SMEs, start-ups, ICCs and intermediaries;
  • The training of intermediaries, SMEs and start-ups on the tools, methods and models developed;
  • The improvement of a methodology and preparation of tools to be used for cross-fertilization actions;
  • The development and implementation of local plans for the promotion of innovation, the creation of relationships between traditional businesses and cultural and creative operators;
  • The creation of four pilot actions consisting in the implementation of concrete cooperation between SMEs, start-ups and cultural and creative industries;
  • The presentation in an international seminar of all the plans / projects developed;
  • The development of a cooperation model to be transferred to users, in particular to policy makers for the 2020+ Program.

SACHE - Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship

Sector: culture, cultural and creative industries

The SACHE project will develop and deliver integrated local development strategies based on tools and approaches that accelerate creative entrepreneurship within and around cultural heritage. The project will expand and strengthen the role of cultural heritage sites, symbols and values by transforming them into “Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship” (SACHE) based on a newly developed central European model. Museums, galleries, theatres and festivals will be conceived not only as sites of education or entertainment but also as accelerators, i.e. cultural engines that mobilise and nurture the energies of small creative businesses. This will expand access to cultural heritage as well as the production of value enhancing services, the development of innovative clustering of CCIs around each SACHE. It will also help to foster cross-sectoral cooperation with other industrial and service sectors especially in digital technologies. OBJECTIVE The main objective of SACHE is to develop and deliver integrated local development strategies based on tools and approaches that would accelerate creative entrepreneurship within and around cultural heritage making central European cities and regions better places to live and work. In order to do so, the project will develop a central European model to increase the capacities of public and private actors to promote the sustainable use of material and immaterial CH based on uses and re-uses of smart, innovative technologies in cooperation with different creative sectors. The project will expand and strengthen the role of CH sites, symbols and values by transforming them into SACHE: “Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship”. A common model, a transferable methodology and toolsets will generate SACHE for the design and implementation of regional/local hubs, new flexible outputs of social innovation equipped with the capability of assisting CCIs in sourcing and engineering innovative ideas. The development and implementation of strategies and policies for valorising CH and exploiting potentials of CCIs will trigger economic opportunities and employment at regional level. Transnational cooperation will help improving capacities of the public and private sector dealing with the protection and sustainable use of CH and resources by supporting integrated approaches. This will allow coordinated preservation and management of CH resources and sustainable growth. ACTIVITIES • Mapping and triggering cultural and creative environment able to promote entrepreneurship and growth. • Value services to promote the Smart Accelerators of Creative Entrepreneurship • Setting-up of “atmospheres” to promote cultural and creative entrepreneurship • Sustainabile value-chains, transferring and follow-up activities

PROSPECT2030 - PROmoting regional Sustainable Policies on Energy and Climate change mitigation Towards 2030

Sector: environment/energy

PROSPECT2030 tackles the challenges related to the transition towards a low-carbon economy and the adoption of climate change mitigation policies that all Central Europe Regions are facing.

The project is based on the belief that Regions should be the hub for a radical rethink of public fund use and energy planning approach in a more decentralized and smart way. Its main objective is thus to boost the capacity of involved Regions in mobilising investments addressed to reach 2030 energy objectives at territorial level in a more efficient way with an increased cost-effectiveness than in the past.

Despite taking into account the existing planning and public fund legislation framework in each region, the project will provide an innovative pathway by interconnecting energy planning with economic, financial and technical aspects. The project starts with the evaluation of the 2014-20 investments for low carbon and follows with an energy planning activity with an holistic view toward 2030 for a set of 2-3 key low carbon technologies, identified in each region with a participative stakeholders consultation.

The outcomes of these activities will address the use of public funds for the next programming period, assuring project durability. In this way the investments supported in the future will lead to “Sustainable Energy Regions”, also creating new job opportunities. The delivery of policy recommendations on use of public funds will be drafted with the intent to mainly influence the macro regional strategies insisting in Central Europe.

In addition 7 regional Energy Action Plans, online training packages and the replication campaign will guarantee the project replicability, as a wide number of stakeholders, in addition to the partnership, will benefit from project main outputs. The transnational capacity building activity will ease the mutual learning process, while an effective communication campaign will spread out project results and boost the project transferability.

RESPONSe - RESPONSe – Strategies to adapt to climate change in Adriatic regions

Sector: capacity building, environment/energy

The project aims at empowering local policy-makers to enable climate-smart governance approaches and promote sustainable living in Adriatic marine and coastal areas. ADAPT will provide the tools to foster effective policy-making on climate adaptation at local level and support strategic decision-making on how best to address the effects of climate change on the coastal areas of the Adriatic basin. Building on the development of tailored climate services tackling vulnerabilities of the Adriatic region, ADAPT will promote the engagement of local policy-makers and help mainstreaming adaptation planning into policy frameworks. This approach will increase the adaptation capacity of the programme area and establish a common ground to lay the basis for an environment that furthers the protection of population wellbeing.

Twinning BA 12/IB/AG 01 - Further strengthening of capacities of phytosanitary sector in the fields of plant protection products, plant health and seeds and seedlings, including phytosanitary laboratories and phytosanitary inspections

Sector: agriculture/fishing

The main goal of the project is the development of a sustainable phytosanitary sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and its gradual alignment with the acquis institutional and regulatory requirements and standards.

More in detail, the project wishes to enable phytosanitary services to create and implement BIH plant health regime, seed and propagating material policy, plant breeders' rights and plant protection products management in line with acquis harmonised legislation and international obligations and standards in this area.

Main project activities are:

  • Domestic legislation review in order to harmonize it with the European and International requirements;
  • Assistance in the creation of a register of operators (phytoregister) and of a system for seeds’ examination, cataloguing and certification and in the draft of legislation acts regulating protection of breeders' rights;
  • Strengthening of the cooperation and coordination procedures between the Administration of BIH for Plant Health Protection and the phytosanitary inspections of entities and Brcko district;
  • Adjustment of BIH legisation on PPP (Plant Protection Products) with the EU standards.

Main project results are:

  • Draft legislation in line with the EU acquis in order to adjust and complete BIH legislation on the topic;
  • Draft legislation on seed breeder’s rights, monitoring and control programmes for harmful organisms, seeds’ control, cataloguing and certification systems establishment procedures and management; training of local agents of the sector; creation and implementation of the above-mentioned phytoregister;
  • Draft secondary legislation acts in accordance with EU acquis in line with IPPC and EPPO requirements and training of phytosanitary inspectors;
  • Draft of legislation on PPP in line with EU directives on the topic; training of local agents; creation and dissemination of guidelines on the legislation.


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