Med Cities face the problem of overwhelming waste production demanding effective management. Circular Economy (CE) may offer a solution to this challenge, reintroducing waste in the production cycle. Additionally, Cultural & Creative Industries (CCIs) present a remarkable percentage of the total Med Cities urban production. Therefore, building on their common identity by integrating into their productive schemes the circular principles is of great importance. INNOMED-UP proposes to collaborate with CCI SMEs so as to shift local urban economies towards a circular production/consumption paradigm including optimal use of material resources, innovation enhancement for SME level, knowledge transfer among Med-cities, social inclusion and citizens’ engagement. General objective of INNOMED-UP is to propose a strategy for Med Cities, where CCI SMEs create circular economy clusters locally and participate at cross border innovation networks thus promoting urban and social inclusion.
Specific objectives of the project are the following:
Main expected results:
Among Med Cities, the adoption of new, wasteless productive schemes by CCIs is of outmost importance for the resilience of cities. Project duration: 01 September 2019 – 31 August 2022
The project INNOMED-UP is implemented in the framework of ENI CBC “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme” 2014-2020 (http://www.enicbcmed.eu/). The total budget of the project is 3.12 million € and 2.8 million € are funded by the European Union through The European Neighbourhood Instrument.
TITLE: Support Waste Management in Kosovo (EuropeAid/133800/C/SER/XK)
CLIENT: EU / represented by the EU Office in Kosovo
DURATION: 20/1/2014 – now
The project’s overall objective is to contribute, via the upgrading of waste management (WM), to the sustainable and continuous improvement of the quality of the natural environment of Kosovo, in order to reach EU standards, especially in relation to public health and economic development. The project aims at strengthening the institutional capacities of the central and local competent authorities on issues related to the drafting of policies and plans and implementing effective measures for environmental improvement, with focus on WM, via the utilization of national and EU financing mechanisms. Among the project’s main goals is to promote waste generation reduction, categorization, sustainable collection, reuse/recycling treatment and safe disposal of residues. More specifically, the project consisted of the following activities:
Over the course of the program, EPEM worked closely with the Greek Ministry of Environment, the EBRD, the Government of FYROM, the local authorities in the city of Stroumitsa, as well as with all the bodies established in the recipient country for the implementation of the MEAP Program.
Tα κεντρικά γραφεία της ΕΠΕΜ στεγάζονται σε ανακαινισμένο ιδιόκτητο κτήριο, στο κέντρο της Αθήνας.
EPEM SA and Grant Thornton, co-organized a special event last March in Greece, with the support of the British Embassy in Athens, entitled “PPPs & Integrated Solid Waste Management: The opportunities of Greece and the experience of Manchester" presenting the course of implementation, as well as the existing experiences, from the larger *PPP project in solid waste management in Europe .
The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority along with Viridor Laing, they have created a network of state-of-the-art recycling and waste management facilities in the context of a 25 year private finance initiative (PFI) contract. Within a 776 million Euros construction programme, they've offered a long-term sustainable solution for the 1.1 million tonnes of municipal waste.
The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, the biggest **WDA in England, serves 9 of the association of Greater Manchester Authorities’ (AGMA’s) Waste Collection Authorities (WCAs) and disposes the 5% of the nation’s waste.
EPEM S.A. as head of the Partnership “EPEM-SLR-TUMAS”, is responsible for the Project implementation “Technical Support and Construction Supervision of Balikesir Solid Waste Management Project” (EuropeAid/129944/D/SER/TR) of the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.
The Project’s duration is three (3) years and is taking place in Balikesir province, situated in the general area of Marmara, with a population ~1.2 million inhabitants. Aim of this Project is the support of Waste Management Body (BAÇEYÖB) for the successful implementation of the activities related to the development and operation of the integrated Solid Waste Management System in Balikesir and in near municipalities.
The projects, which will be constructed by the Consortium «GÖKSIN / HELECTOR», include:
• Sanitary Landfill with biogas and leachate management facilities
• Two Transfer Stations
• Compost Facility
• Material Recovery Facility
• Sterilizing Medical Waste Facility
• Rehabilitation of 7 uncontrolled landfills/open dumpsites
Two waste management consulting projects were undertaken in the area of Kosovo by the Environmental Consulting Company (EPEM S.A.) engaged in providing consultancy services in the area of solid waste management.
More specific, the Company is responsible for the European Union Project “Support/maintain Waste Management in Kosovo” total contract value 1,080,000 Euros. The company will also provide solutions in amelioration of the current Solid waste Management System, development of waste management plan, creation of informative systems , improvement of knowledge and training of waste management bodies.
In parallel/Simultaneously, the company is contractor in World Bank’s Project “Evaluation & Upgrade/Improvement of Solid Waste Management System/Sector and Feasibility Study on Solid Waste Management Projects” total contract value 190.000 Euros (260 thousands Dollars). Under this project EPEM S.A. develops an amelioration plan of Kosovo’s Solid Waste Management System, a National Hazardous Waste Management Plan and price policy for Hazardous waste and a feasibility study on Solid Waste Management Projects.
“Through these projects we export innovation technologies, in a period when Greek mark face the crisis/ Greek market dealing with the ugly face of crisis” report George Firfilionis, Technical Consultant in EPE S.A..
EPEM team with constant efforts, high level skills and knowledge, efficiency and capabilities in development and implementation of complex projects, is the key factor in EPEM’s efficient respond in challenges and fast adaptability in the continuous changing of the external conditions.
> Use Selection Assessment Methods taking into account the need and the requirements of each work leve
> Provide Equal educational and career progression opportunities among our employees
> Strengthen frameworks of Recognition and rewarding of working methods complied with the EPEM’s culture and values.
High quality service is one of EPEM’s priorities, as we believe that our clients deserve the best. That is why EPEM has been certified for its Quality Management System, according to the international standard EN ISO 9001:2008, by TUV Austria Hellas
EPEM’s certified services also include:
Studies of Construction Works
|TITLE: Update of the solid waste management regional planning, Region of Central Macedonia
CLIENT:Special Management Agency, OP Central Macedonia
DURATION:11/2002 – 02/2003
The aim of the study was: