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Call for the Expression of Interest - Selection of six Model Demonstrator Regions to receive Advisory Support Published on: 15/09/2015, Last update: 07/01/2016

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Deadline:
30/11/2015.
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This call is now closed. The selected regions can be found below.

The outcome of the selection:

Following the open call for expression of interest, the Commission services have selected six model demonstrator regions that will receive advisory support from the 'European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service' (ESCS), a consortium led by CIRCE. The aim of the ESCS, which is supported by COSME, is to encourage investments in sustainable chemicals production in Europe that will contribute to the development of the circular economy.

The selected regions are: the Kosice region (Slovakia), the Walloon region (Belgium), Scotland (United Kingdom), the Provinces of Groningen and Drenthe (The Netherlands), Andalucia (Spain) and the Tipperary County Council (Ireland). These six model demonstrator regions will receive advisory support services from the ESCS with the view to show the way towards sustainable chemical production in Europe, by taking advantage of domestically available feedstock such as biomass, waste or CO2.

Experiences from this initiative will be shared with other European regions, so as to provide practical guidance on how to strengthen cross-sectorial cooperation between chemicals industries and other industries and sectors - notably agriculture, forestry, energy-intensive industries, waste management and recycling.

The original call:

This call is addressed to regional organisations interested in developing ambitious strategies to support sustainable chemicals production in Europe. The aim is to attract new investments in industrial projects in the chemicals sector, thereby also contributing to the industry policy objective of raising the GDP share of manufacturing in Europe.

The call also intends to lead to further development of policies, such as those related to circular and low carbon economy, or industrial symbiosis.

Through this call six 'model demonstrator regions' will be selected to receive advisory support services from the European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service. This service will be established by the European Commission through a service contract.

These regions shall show the way towards sustainable chemical production in Europe, by taking advantage of domestically available feedstock such as biomass, waste or CO2. Experiences from this initiative will be shared with other interested European regions, so as to provide practical guidance on how to strengthen cross-sectorial cooperation between chemicals industries and other industries and sectors - notably agriculture, forestry, energy intensive industries, waste management and recycling.

The deadline for submission of the concept note is the 30 November 2015.

The call document  

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