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Industrial Symbiosis Network for Environment Protection and Sustainable Development in Black Sea Basin (SymNet)
Start date: Jul 12, 2011, End date: Jul 11, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project is aiming to contribute to reducing the negative impact of production, trading and consumption on natural resources that are significantly threatened by current traditional ways of development approaches, as the main need of target groups and final beneficiaries, and it is focusing on optimizing the economic development and environmental protection in the Black Sea Basin. Achievements: The project outcome resides directly in providing a communication, cooperation and interaction platform between companies/industries from 4 target sectors, stakeholders, research organisations and decision-makers in the four involved countries, providing online innovative tools for the optimization of trade links and decreasing carbon footprint, as well as elaborating the Industrial Symbiosis Strategy in the Black Sea region, with new approaches towards the sustainable development of the area.The project has made significant contribution to the primal understanding on industrial symbiosis concept in the partner involved countries: Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania and Moldova. Local and regional impact has been seen in the increased number of 272 companies from 4 target sectors in 4 partner countries, which were interested in joining the Black Sea Industrial Symbiosis Platform and became members. In addition, many local and regional authorities also signed the Protocol and the commitment of 7 chambers to participate in BSISP clearly shows the direct positive impact and outputs for the beneficiaries. 137 decision-makers were involved by the end of the project, knew about the Strategy and some of them were trained to promote project results and achievements and future participation to the BSISP. The most important output was the recognition by producers and consumers of the necessity to act in an environmentally-friendly manner in all spheres of life.
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