BECircular – 5-day “train the trainers” workshop on Bioeconomy

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Within the framework of the predetermined activities related to the successful implementation of the BECircular project, a 5-day “train the trainers” workshop on Bioeconomy was organized and implemented.

In the first part of the interactive workshop, started in Kozani between 24 and 25 November 2022, CluBE having the role of the trainer covered the introductory theoretical part combining it with an event in the city’s central square, related to the European Week for Waste Reduction. In the context of this event, the partners gathered in the city’s central square to witness some actions towards climate neutrality, recycling and citizens’ engagement.

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The first part of the workshop completed some days later, on 12.12.2022, in Amyntaio, where the partners met in a hybrid form. The partners had the opportunity to visit DETEPA’s facilities (the municipal district heating company of Amyntaio) that covers the whole biomass supply chain, using biomass to heat its district heating network, and its operation is an ideal example to move from theory to practice.

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The second part of the workshop took place remotely (videoconference) between 19 and 20 January 2023 and provided the trainers with detailed information related to EU and national projects on bioeconomy that CluBE is implementing. The workshop ended with a wrap-up discussion summarizing all the activities.

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BECircular – 5-day “train the trainers” workshop on Entrepreneurship

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Within the framework of the activities of BECircular project, a 5-day “Train the Trainers” workshop was organized and implemented in Bitola, between 14 – 15 – 16 and 19 – 20 December 2022.

The workshop completed successfully. ZMAI and their partners, having the role of the trainers, delivered a high-quality intense training seminar on the two basic concepts of the project. The foundations were laid for a more in-depth analysis to be made in the future regarding the Reuse–Repair and the Biomass Centre.

It was a great experience for all the participants!

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1st Periodic Meeting of BECircular Project

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The 1st Periodic Meeting was held in Florina, on the 31st of October 2022, in the conference room of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of Western Macedonia. It took place at a pivotal point for the project, as it was the first meeting taking place with the project running at full capacity, making it a great opportunity for all Project Beneficiaries to meet in person and discuss operational issues regarding the project as well as the next steps they need to take and how they wish to do it.

Its purpose was to introduce new project team members that will participate in the project, agree on how to work together effectively, consolidate the project background as well as its requirements, discuss about activities implemented so far, potential deviations and corrective measures and activities foreseen in the next 6 months. Moreover, an agreement among all Project Beneficiaries was reached on the upcoming common activities that will take place in the next (6) months of the project and the milestones were decided.

Representatives of all the four beneficiaries participated in the meeting. More specifically, the meeting was attended by twelve (12) participants. At the end, they concluded into 4 final agreements which will play an extremely important role for the smooth continuation of the project.

You can see bellow some meeting photos:

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After the meeting, the Project Beneficiaries had a coffee break which was a great opportunity for team building. After that, they had an extensive tour at the premises of the UoWM, where the project office will be located. They had the opportunity to visit a large part of the School’s facilities, to closely observe several laboratories and specialized equipment and finally to visit the room that will house the project’s office.

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Finally, the Project Beneficiaries had the chance to visit the repair & reuse center of DIADYMA SA and discussed the implementation of the project. They toured the facilities, observed the products that have already been collected at the site, were informed about the progress so far and were given the opportunity to talk with the site manager. After that, the tour and the meeting ended with a wrap-up discussion finalizing the next steps.

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Kick off meeting in Greece


The kick-off meeting of BeCircular Project “Boosting Employment Through Entrepreneurship in Circular Economy” was held in Kozani, in the 10th of May 2022, from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm. The meeting took place in the Lead Beneficiary’s premises, DIADYMA SA. The project of BeCircular is implemented within the “INTERREG IPA Cross Border Cooperation Programme Greece-Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020”.

All partners of the project were present:
1) Waste management of Western Macedonia – DIADYMA S.A. (
2) Bioeconomy and Environment CLUSTER of Western Macedonia – CLUBE (
3) GAUSS INSTITUTE – Foundation for new technologies, innovations and knowledge transfer (
4) Association for Research and Analysis – ZMAI (

More specifically, the meeting was attended by thirteen (13) participants. Project Partners discussed about the analytical project’s plan, roles, responsibilities, expected results and deliverables.

Below you may find a series of photos regarding the Kick-off meeting:

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