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. Green growth can lead to sustainable development and can promote innovation in fields like agriculture and agri-business, bio-agriculture, bio-food, products’ transformation, valorisation and commercialisation. It also involves sectors like energy efficiency, green procurements, eco-innovation, waste management-recycling and smart cities.

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Objectives

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 objectives of the Green Growth project is to:

  • Reinforce the collaboration across value chains to maximise the transnational replicability and capitalisation potential of the results deriving from the Modular Projects to support the transition towards a more innovative and environmentally-friendly business sector. 
  • Involve the Quadruple helix actors in matchmaking activities to facilitate the creation of multi-stakeholder shared actions plans promoting the effective transfer of concrete results into EU/national/regional policies and regulatory frameworks.
  • Engage with partners and territories that represent the maximum geographical coverage, including territories from the southern shore of the MED area, to increase the political leverage for demand driven and territorial evidence-based policy change on the green growth thematic coherent with the EU policy framework. 

ERRIN's Role

ERRIN is responsible for the capitalisation work within the project, which aims to transfer the results from the Modular Projects to the whole Mediterranean area and beyond and to promote the integration of these results into local, regional and national policies. Advocacy activities will be undertaken to further promote the results as well as the MED green growth approach, together with liaising activities with relevant stakeholders. Cooperation with key partners, both inside and outside the MED area, is also an imperative part of the capitalisation work.

Further, ERRIN will be in charge of organising regional workshops, involving quadruple helix stakeholders, with the aim to share best practices in the field of green growth and to promote the effective transfer of concrete results into regional and national policies.

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Our Project Team

Our staff members leading on the Green Growth project

Heidi Johansson

Heidi Johansson

Project Manager

Ryan Titley

Ryan Titley

Project Support

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