Project LIFE release



Organization of environmentalist GEC Bucovina Suceava

is a member of the implementation team

of one of the 4 Life + projects

funded in 2008 in Romania

by the European Commission


Project Code: LIFE07 ENV/RO/000690

Project Name:Applying the principles of industrial ecology regional development

Acronym: ECOREG

Project description

The project aims to test in Romania the concept of "industrial symbiosis", successfully implemented at the national UK and local scale in Denmark.

"Industrial symbiosis" is based on the principle of symbiosis in natural systems, through the product and waste resulting from a production cycle in another cycle, thereby reducing the quantities of raw materials used in industry and the reevaluation of the waste / secondary products.
It proposes a new way of looking at economic activity in which concerns for the environment (both expensive) are transformed into opportunities, profits and benefits (not necessarily material) through the coordinated, concerted, several economic operators and local communities .

It is aimed at increased efficiency in the use of materials and energy and infrastructure and services, operated and used in common by the partners in symbiosis.

These actions could help to maintain jobs and economic development of a sustainable environmental protection, because it proposes to identify opportunities for both maintenance of existing economic activities (supported from alternative sources of raw materials and energy), the revitalization of traditional activities, but also, new directions of action to improve business performance and industry.

Through this pilot project be taken into account and assess the suitability of Romania a future program of industrial symbiosis, nationwide.

Consortia Implementation:

Ministerul Mediului (beneficiar coordonator),
International Synergies Ltd. Marea Britanie (beneficiar partener),
INCD ECOIND Bucureşti (beneficiar partener),
Grupul Ecologic de Cooperare GEC Bucovina (beneficiar partener).

Project value: 3.258.590 lei (880,700,00 euro)

Sources of funding:

Community program LIFE +: 41.48%;
Government of Romania (national co-financing) by the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Economy): 39%;
Partner contributions: 19.52%

Project Stage:

  1. Request for funding was approved in the LIFE + Committee meeting of 28 July 2008.
  2. ECOREG is one of the four LIFE + projects approved by the COM for Romania for 2008 session and is the first LIFE project by the Ministry of Environment as coordinator;
  3. Seminar and presentation of introductory overview of the project will take place on 26 February 2009 in Suceava, Administrative Palace, hall "Stefan cel Mare", in the time interval 9.30 - 11.30.
  4. Project team is receptive to any suggestions that will ensure the success of the approach presented here and will regularly inform the Council about progress made.


Beatrice Ştefănescu




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