What is Green Growth?
The Green Growth project is the horizontal project in the Interreg MED Green Growth Community, which includes 14 modular projects under priority Axis 1: Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth. The Green Growth project is the second phase project, which builds upon the achievements of the first phase project SYNGGI.
The Green Growth Community is a thematic community of projects promoting a sustainable development in the Mediterranean based on the sound management of the natural resources by enhancing cross-sectoral innovation practices and taking into account the effects on the labour market by promoting social inclusion and green jobs. The 14 modular projects are working on different topics related to green growth such as sustainable agro-food systems, eco-innovation, green manufacturing, green public procurement, waste management and smart cities.
The Green Growth project supports the modular projects in their communication and capitalisation efforts, which in turn increases their impact at policy level and ensures potential transfer and replication of their results.
The Green Growth project's objectives are:
- Empower a Green Growth Community for Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean stakeholders: the creation of a solid community will act as a hub to collect project results, disseminate and capitalise them among partners, consortia, stakeholders and countries.
- Upgrade Green Growth Community networks: the community will create bridges and seek collaboration with networks, institutions and programmes inside and outside the Interreg MED cooperation area to transfer the projects’ knowledge and results while promoting synergies among initiatives in the Mediterranean region.
- Capitalisation support and transfer activities will share the project results and initiate the potential replication of them in other countries. Common policy outcomes will be produced to inform the evolution of the regional, national and EU circular economy and green growth legal and policy frameworks.