CESME - Circular Economy for SMEs


Programme: Interreg Europe

Lifetime: April 2016 - March 2018 (monitoring: April 2018 – March 2020) / 5th call additional activities October 2021-March 2023

Keywords: circular economy, SMEs, good practices, policies


Objective: CESME wants to support small and medium-sized enterprises approaching the circular economy. The circular economy is based on the optimization of systems, rather than individual components, from a "linear" approach to "circular and resilient production systems". CESME will develop a roadmap to achieve this goal, through the exchange of experiences on policies and tools to support SMEs, the identification of good practices, estimating the economic and social benefits, and the development of a White Book. These initiatives will be implemented and tested for feedback and adaptation, in order to be replicable tools across EU, as well as monitored against their expected impact.



  • Business Development Centre North Denmark (DK) - Lead Partner
  • North Denmark Region (DK)
  • Metropolitan City of Bologna (IT),
  • ART-ER Joint Stock Consortium Company (until 30/04/2019 ERVET) (IT),
  • Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia (FI),
  • JPYP Business Service (FI),
  • Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts (BG),
  • Welsh Government (UK),
  • Development Agency of Eastern Thessaloniki’s Local Authorities (GR)
  • The Region of Central Macedonia (GR).