Funded by: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Funding Programme: Interreg MED
Programming Period: 2014-2020
Project Title: BLUEISLANDS - Seasonal variation of waste as effect of tourism
Duration: 11/2016– 10/2019

Total Budget: € 2.755.320


1. Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Department of Environment - Lead Partner (Cyprus)

2. Rhodes Municipality (Greece)

3. Region of Crete - Directorate of Environment and Spatial Planning (Greece)

4. Municipality of Mykonos (Greece)

5. Network of the Insular CCI of the European Union (Greece)

6. Primorje and Gorski Kotar County (Croatia)

7. Taormina Etna Consortium (Italy)

8. Sardinia Region - VET Department (Italy)

9. Wasteserv Malta Ltd (Malta)


11. Autonomous University of Barcelona - Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (Spain)

12. National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences (Italy)

13. Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management (Belgium)

14. Council of Mallorca - Environment Department (Spain)

15. Balearic Islands Government - Environment Department - associated partner (Spain)

The Interreg Med BlueIslands project is heading to the end of the 1st year of implementation. Project partners cooperate with a common objective - to develop effective ways for mitigating the adverse effects (environmental and socioeconomic) stemming from the significant variation in waste generation observed in MED islands over the tourist season.
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Funded by: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Funding Programme: Cross-border Cooperation Program “Greece-Cyprus 2007-2013
Programming Period: 2007-2013
Project Title: ENERGEIN
Duration: 11/ 2014 – 01/ 2015

Total Budget: € 4.000.000

1.  South Aegean Region (Greece) - Lead Partner
2.  Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism (Cyprus)
3.  North Aegean Region (Greece)
4.  Region of Crete (Greece)
5.  Regional Development Fund of Crete (Greece)

6. READ AE (Greece)

7. Regional Development Fund of North Aegean (Greece)

8. Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Greece)

ENERGEIN” project aims to exploit the great potential for the promotion of harmonious, balanced and sustainable energy development at regional, interregional and cross-border level that will:


  • Demonstrate and implement mature and innovative projects for Energy Savings & Renewable Energy Sources in premises, infrastructures and public sector buildings, contributing positively to citizens’ life and sustainable development

  • Lead to private investments in the regions, starting with the demonstration of projects and actions of ENERGEIN

  • Create of new jobs and development of new innovative markets

  • Contribute to European and national targets of Greece and Cyprus (20-20-20) and preparing macro-regional development policy for the new programming period (2014-2020), through specialization strategy formulation "EUROPE 2020" and the future cohesion policy

  • Contribute to energy security and climate change

  • Lead to energy upgrade of touristic infrastructures, which contributes the development of tourism and creation of new jobs

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