Opening addresses

Daniel Calleja Crespo ǀ Director General DG ENV (presentation)

George Patoulis ǀ President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) (presentation)


Circular Economy Initiative for the islands & clean energy initiative

G. Kremlis ǀ Honorary Director DG ENV
Insularity and circular economy

D. Kanellopoulou ǀ DG REGIO
EU policies on islands: Territorial Cohesion

V. Liogkas ǀ Greek Ministry of Environment & Energy
Circular economy, waste challenges for the islands

G. Chianetta ǀ Director & Scientific Coordinator, Greening the islands
Current and future challenges for the EU islands

A. Florou ǀ DAFNI Network of Sustainable Greek Islands
2nd Smart Islands Forum: EU Islands in the post-2020 era


Strategies / Territorial Cohesion

C. Economou ǀ Head of Unit A3 DG MARE
Blue growth, blue circular economy and islands


Rethinking waste and circular economy

M. Loizidou ǀ NTUA, Greece
Sustainable SWM through the promotion of safe practices and technologies

J. Priesters ǀ TOMRA Sorting, Norway
The future of plastics. The new plastics’ economy

N. Penesakis ǀ President of board DEDISA, Greece
Municipal solid waste management. Problems and solutions

Rewarding Recycling in Greece: a good practice to increase recycling targets

I. Κonstantinidis ǀ Antipollution Environmental protection services, Greece
Marine pollution: Port waste management. Threats and innovative solutions

A. Michou ǀ ANAKEM s.a. System for Alternative Management of ECDW, Greece
Alternative Management of Excavation, Construction and Demolition Wastes

M. Ninolakis ǀ Ferekarpos, Germany
Circular economy innovation schemes on olive cultivation waste products


Day 2


Round table with various EU islands’ representatives: Exchange of ideas, main needs, networking; support from the business community

Hatziyianni ǀ REGION OF CRETE, GR (presentation)


Management of water resources. Non-conventional & smart applications

E. Baltas ǀ NTUA, Greece
Water desalination. Innovative methods for the islands

P. Gikas ǀ TUC, Greece
Near zero Energy Wastewater treatment plants for the islands

A. Tsiomos ǀ Multigas-Onflow, Greece
Electrolysis. An innovative solution for circular economy


Round table: Smart islands. The way forward. Sustainable, integrated solutions. Social, environmental, economic and digital aspects

H. Morsi ǀ DG MOVE (presentation)


From projects to real market. Success stories & Good Company practices. Learning from experiences

G. Zarlenga ǀ Director of CUEIM, Italy (presentation)

Interreg MED Green Growth associated partners

CAPENERGIES (presentation)

TECOS (presentation)

Enterprises / SMEs

ERM ENERGIES (presentation)

LUMI’IN (presentation)

STAER SISTEMI (presentation)

LAGADAS BIOGAS (presentation)

GRUP SOLUCIONS (presentation)

BIOSOLIDS (presentation)

GIUNKO (presentation)

SYCHEM (presentation)

MILLS OF CRETE (presentation)



Circular Economy. From theory to implementation. Funding-Financing tools to support CE business models

 I. Kourti ǀ European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
Investing in circular economy. The way forward

A. L. Rognlidalen ǀ Innovation Norway
Financing opportunities within the Programme “Business Development, Innovation and SMEs”, part of EEA and Norwegian Grants Financial Mechanism 2014-2021

C. Mena Abela ǀ Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), Brussels
EU funding opportunities. Boosting circular economy amongst SMEs. Creating more employment and growth

S. Scarvelis ǀ Interreg Programme
Interreg. Innovative financial instrument promoting harmonious economic, social and territorial development

G. Mosangini ǀ Team Leader SwitchMed, SCP/RAC, Spain
Innovative economic models (Funding-Financing SMEs)