ENABLING workshop at Capraia Smart Island

Capraia's island is part of Tuscan Archipelago and it hosts an ambitious 360-degree circular economy project every year.

Last May 2019 Capraia held a unique event in the history of the island; for three days dozens of leading Bioeconomy experts gathered to identify all the possible initiatives to be undertaken in the field of the circular economy. The aim is to create a pilot model of circular economy, a "Lighthouse Project" for the Mediterranean Areas.

In this context Enabling Project has been introduced by ITABIA to the attendees, with the aim to transfer the first results of the projects to the strategic stakeholders (researchers, policymakers and associations interested to the bio-economy). (For further details, please see the presentation to the website of Chimicaverde: http://www.chimicaverde.it/capraia-smart-island/)

This was also an opportunity to make, during an event with the stakeholders, the point of the situation that shows an encouraging state of progress after a year of activity.

The goal of the workshop was to move close the stakeholders and local operators an economic system capable of regenerating itself in such a way that waste becomes a material to be exploited, the energy supply could deviate from the fossil towards renewable sources and efficiency, so the saving and quality of raw materials could start being part of the local development strategy.

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Nikos Kyriakoulis