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Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA) on the Event "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy", IEC, Sofia
Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA) on the Event

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Description: The stand of VEDA presenting the South East Europe (SEE) Transnational Cooperation Programme.

Business Profile of VEDA:
Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA) is Non-governmental organization and was established in 1997 under the joint program of Varna Municipality and USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development to promote regional economic development) to assist the advancement of regional economic development.

Since 1998 VEDA is a:
Member of the network of the Bulgarian Association of Regional Development Agencies and Business Centers(BARDA).

Member of the Public Council for the rehabilitation and social integration of people with disabilities and Youth Forum of Varna Municipality.

Informal National contact center to the Programme for Eco-innovation at the European Commission.

Participation in two mandate of the group for the policies to businesses - Business Chamber for DG "Enterprise and Industry" of the European Commission (2007-2012).

Development of Eco-Innovation Profile of Bulgaria 2011 with an update in 2012 to the Eco-Innovation Observatory:

VEDA is currently working on a two major Projects:

Project BUILD SEE - Meet the gap between EU guidelines and their practical implementation in green construction, environmental and social renovation of residential areas in South East Europe.
Project SEE/D/0320/4.1/X BUILD SEE -"Addressing the divide between EU indications and their practical implementation in the green construction and eco-social re-qualification of residential areas in South East Europe regions"

The project promotes an area of intervention, able simultaneously to respond to the existing problems and challenges via an urban/neighborhood planning regeneration in which joint action by public and private sectors will develop environmental, economic and social benefits. The project has the overall objective to set up toolkits and actions to develop a "green building management model" of city, area and suburb, for supporting sustainable urban new constructions and requalification, and for creating a new method of citizenships involvement and participation and a network of stakeholders, collaborating together with local government.

Lead Project Partner is Foundation “Alma Mater" in Bologna, Italy.

The consortium implementing the BUILD SEE project includes the following partners:

Varna Economic Development Agency, Varna-Bulgaria
National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection, Bucharest-Romania
BSC, Business support Centre, Kranj-Slovenia
Municipality of Athens Development Agency, Athens-Greece
Centre for Research and Technology Charilaou,Thessaloniki-Greece
Center for Environmental Studies, Budapest-Hungary
Energy and Innovation Centre, Weiz-Austria
Region of Western Greece, Patras-Greece
Municipality of Bologna, Bologna-Italy
Centre for applied research Buildings and Construction, Bologna-Italy
Dugopolje Municipality, Dugopolje-Croatia
Tirana Municipality, Tirana-Albania
Associated partner Balkan Agency for Sustainable Development, Pernik-Sofia
Associated partner Emilia-Romagna Region General Directorate of Productive Activities, Commerce and Tourism, Bologna-Italy
Associated partner Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana-Slovenia
Associated partner Municipality of Weiz, Weiz-Austria
Associated partner National Agency for Environmental Protection, Bucureşti-Romania

The project duration is from 25.01.2013 until 31.12.2014. It is funded under the SEE Transnational Cooperation Program, co-financed by the ERDF (85%) and IPA funds. Bulgarian co-financing (15%) is provided from the state budget via the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.

Project APP4INNO - Creation and promotion of new approaches and tools to enhance the competitiveness and innovation of the primary sector in South East Europe.
Lead partner: Veneto Agriculture, Italy - Regional Agency for Agriculture, Forestry and Agri-food sectors from Italy.                                
Project APP4INNO - opportunities for SMEs
Participation in Transnational Platform FP4.

Presented at the Exhibition: "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy"- May 2013, Inter Expo Center (IEC), Sofia, Bulgaria

Organizer of the Exhibition: "Via Expo" - Specialized International Events.

photo - archive (DMM)

Source of information: official information materials of  VEDA.

For contacts:
Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA)
9000 Varna, Bulgaria
POB 566
0359 52 606274,  0359 52 606275
mobile: 0359 887 934526
Ms. Todorka  

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Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA) on the Event "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy", IEC, Sofia

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