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Ceem - Central Environmental and Energy Management as a Kit for Survival- is a cooperation project funded by the ERDF under the Central Europe Operative program. The CEEM project is addressing eco-energy performance of SMEs in participating regions, including the harmonisation of quality and efficiency parameters of the industrial sector through transnational cooperation.

The regions of central Europe are characterised by a medium-high economic activity mainly performed by micro companies and small and medium sized enterprises, representing mostly traditional industrial sectors (i.e. construction and building, food, manufacturing, automotive). These companies have a strong impact on the environment; thus a key factor for sustainable economic development of this region is the implementation of environmentally friendly technologies in the production and process life cycle. In order to reach this goal, promotion of economic, social and environmental advantages of cleaner production and consumption processes, which are not yet sufficiently perceived as positive values, has to be strengthened.

The CEEM project is addressing eco-energy performance of SMEs in participating regions, including the harmonisation of quality and efficiency parameters of the industrial sector through transnational cooperation.

Goals: 

Within CEEM, ten project partners representing five Central European countries are joining their forces in order to promote eco-efficient production processes, foster durable change of environmental friendly production and behaviour in SMEs as well as to promote economic and social advantages of clean production and consumption towards citizens and stakeholders. As a specific objective the project will promote the protection of environmental potentials of the central Europe area.

Date: 
Monday, 1 October, 2012 to Sunday, 30 November, 2014
Duration: 
24 months
Partners: 

Friuli Innovazione, Research and Technology Transfer Centre (Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, IT), Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region - Central Directorate for health, social health integration and social policies (Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, IT), Bruno Kessler Foundation (Provincia Autonoma Trento, IT), Public Agency for Technology of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovenija, SI), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenija, SI), Cleaner Production Center Austria Ltd. (Steiermark, AT), Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG) (Steiermark, AT), Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd (Kozep-Magyarorszag, HU), NORRIA North Hungarian Regional Innovation Agency (Eszak-Magyarorszag, HU), Centre for Community Organizing Middle Moravia (CCO) (Stredni Morava, CZ)

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Funding: 
EU Commision, Central Europe Program
Unit role: 

Development of questionaire and benchmark methodology for energy Efficiency and Suistainability Tool for SME.