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Increased Professional Capacity through Interregional Cooperation

The Interreg Europe program helps practitioners of regional development policies to increase their professional skills (Interreg Europe 2020a). This is achieved mainly thanks to the exchange of experience activities carried out within interregional projects. During 2017-2019 LAB University of Applied Sciences lead the active cooperation phase of the Interreg Europe project BIOREGIO (Interreg Europe 2020b). […]

Renewable Energy in Circular Economy Context

Renewable energy plays more and more significant role now and in the future. Circular economy aims to close the biological and technical loops to let the resources cycle in the system with minimum losses (Ellen MacArthur Foundation 2017). For production, use, maintenance as well as returning products and materials to circulation, a lot of energy […]

Role of SMEs in Low-carbon Economy Transition

The transition from a high-carbon to a low-carbon energy system is inevitable. To decrease the carbon emissions, the key lies in energy demand reduction, energy efficiency improvement and decarbonization technologies use, e.g. renewable energy and digitalization. (World Economic Forum 2019) For instance, industry accounts for 25% of the EU total energy consumption (European Environment Agency 2020). At the same time, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 99% of all businesses in the EU ( European Commission 2020). SMEs’ potential for energy […]