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ECOMARK

Answer the green challenge with the enhancement of attractiveness and competitiveness

Budget
1,661,695.43 €
Call
2nd call - 2009
Type
Classic
Priority axis
1
Objective
1.2
Duration
-

Project aims and approach

Project summary

The main aim of ECOMARK was to promote and disseminate the Eco-Industrial Park concept (EPI) as a sustainable alternative to industrial estates, or more commonly known enterprise parks. The purpose of green marketing is to raise the awareness of those in the industrial sector and boost entrepreneurship. Through a series of concrete activities that included the environment and benefits on an equal footing, SMEs were spurred on to either introduce an EPI, or to switch to "sustainability"...

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Key achievements and results

Ecomark is a marketing-based project and it is aimed at using marketing tools for promoting not products but strategies and, in a more general perspective, values. Ecomark partners invested also on the advanced qualification of human resources. One of the milestone of the project was the creation of an advanced training course on green marketing by the Province of Bologna in cooperation with the Alma Graduate School. The efforts to involve academics and to develop methodological tools were showed...
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Relevance to 2020 strategy

Ecomark follows the EU2020 Priority Sustainable Growth and the Flagship initiatives (Resource Efficient Europe and An industrial Policy for the globalization era). This project is especially in line with EU2020 which aims at protecting the environment, using new green technologies and productive methods, improving business environment in particular for SMEs and supporting consumers in making well informed choices.
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Budget

ERDF contribution
1,260,443.57 €
National co-funding
401,251.86 €
Total project budget
1,661,695.43 €

Project partnership

Lead Partner

Italy
Province of Bologna - Economics Development / Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

Project partnership

Italy
Ecuba Ltd / Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
Italy
S.TE.P.RA. Territorial Development for the Province of Ravenna / Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
Greece
ANATOLIKI S.A. / Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki (East Maced. & Thrace) (Greece)
Greece
PATRAS SCIENCE PARK / Dytiki Ellada (West Greece) (Greece)
France
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY NICE COTE D'AZUR / Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
Slovenia
Energy Restructuring Agency Ltd / Slovenia: the entire country (Slovenia)
Spain
FUNDACIÓN COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA – REGION EUROPEA / Valencia (Spain)
Spain
ENERGY AGENCY OF RIBERA (AER) / Valencia (Spain)
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