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Country Iceland
Region Ísland (IS00)
City of Reykjavik’s<br>Climate Policy

Reykjavík was the first municipality in Iceland to make a policy on reduction on green house gas emissions in 2009. In 2016 the City Council decided to go further and make even more ambitious goals: Reykjavík City will be carbon neutral by 2040.

Country Poland
Region Mazowiecki regionalny (PL92)
Regional Operational Program of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship for 2014-2020

The objective of this multi-fund ERDF/ESF Operational Programme (OP) is to increase the competitiveness of the region’s economy based on the regional strengths and assets.

Country Malta
Region Malta (MT00)
Fostering a competitive and sustainable economy to meet our challenges

The programme aims to foster the economic growth in Malta and contribute to achieving the Europe 2020 targets for smart sustainable and inclusive growth.The programme will focus on 8 main priorities:1.strengthening research, technological development and innovation

Country Ireland
Region Eastern and Midland (IE06)
Sustainability at Anpost

An Post is a member of the International Post Corporation (IPC). IPC is the postal sector representative body, through which worka with other posts globally to manage postal service operations, policy and strategy.

Country Cyprus
Region Kypros (CY00)
Competitiveness and sustainable development

The Programme aims to boost competitiveness and growth and help Cyprus exit the crisis. It contributes to achieving the Europe 2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It should create jobs and help SMEs to become more competitive and innovation-driven.

Country Sweden
Region Östra Mellansverige (SE12)
Climate-efficient procurement of plastics

The Swedish municipality of Uppsala and six other municipalities in Sweden, have agreed to limit climate impact from plastic, used in the daily activities of the municipalities.

Country Netherlands
Region Flevoland (NL23)
UpCycle City contest

The municipality of Almere aspires to become a waste-free and energy-neutral city by 2022. The administration wants to bring the business community and knowledge institutes’ innovative power together to enable co-creation in the field of waste management and upcycling in the urban context.

Country Germany
Region Saarland (DEC0)
OP Saarland ERDF 2014-2020

The strategy and the priorities of the ERDF OP Saarland 2014-2020 aim at the creation of a business environment that promotes innovation and sustainable economic growth while ensuring attractive jobs and contributing to an environmentally friendly development in the region.

Country Sweden
Region Småland med öarna (SE21)
Local development through the LEADER approach 2014-2020

From a Swedish perspective, Gotland is a living/lively/vital rural region with belief in the future and a strong external brand, nationally as well as internationally, often connected with high quality and untouched nature.

Country Netherlands
Region Noord-Holland (NL32)
Amsterdam Circular:<br>Learning by doing

In 2015 Amsterdam commissioned an in-depth study on the potential of a circular economy. The project was the first large-scale research study in the world that uses the ‘city circle scan’ methodology.