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Sectors: Circular resource management

Central Macedonia

Updated on 13.04.2023

The Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia (RDFCM), which is under the jurisdiction of the Region of Central Macedonia (RCM), provides technical assistance and support to the region through the form of studies, research, and the implementation of programmes. RDFCM has participated in three Interreg Europe projects that deal with the circular economy (CE).

Countries: Greece
Population: 1.800.000
Resource use, flows and materials: To be confirmed

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RDFCM has 22 staff members who work in close cooperation with the staff teams of RCM, the Managing Authority of the Regional Operation Programme of Central Macedonia, and academic and research centres based in Thessaloniki.

CE is a priority for the Research & Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) of the Central Macedonia region. CE is a horizontal sector, crossing all the champion sectors of the region (tourism, agro-food industry, textiles, construction materials).

Leading organisation

Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia


EU funded-projects department

Link to existing circular economy action plan

The central objective of the Circular Economy Action Plan, (CEAP), which is linked to the Circular Economy for SMEs (CESME) Action Plan, was to influence the available policy tools toward a CE, with a special focus on the Regional Operational Programme (ROP) of Central Macedonia. This was supported by actions that increased the awareness of potential SME beneficiaries so that the beneficiaries/SMEs are included in actions that are funded by the ROP.

The overall goal was for 80 SMEs in the region to improve their resource efficiency through CE actions.

The CEAP for the promotion of a CE in the region of Central Macedonia consists of three main pillars:

  • ‘Specialisation’ of the RIS3 Strategy.
  • Incorporation of CE actions into the ROP of Central Macedonia 2014–2020.
  • Implicit incorporation of the issues of the CE into the ROP of the next programming period (2021-2027) and its funding priorities.

Moreover, there are two more CEAPs in the framework of the participation, which are on BIOREGIO and SinCE-AFC projects.


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Other activities

Different projects were also carried out:

Link to Circular Systemic Solution

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Circular economy good practices

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Key publications, policies, legislations and initiatives

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Support from CSO

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