PROJECT TITLE: SMEs engagement for a GREEN transition


General objective

Providing support for SMEs towards a green and digital transition and implementing actions aimed at directing the local economy of Turin (Italy) and Ilfov (Romania) towards a sustainable and inclusive path, creating new jobs, reducing socio-economic problems generated by the impact of the Covid-19 crisis and accelerating of a greener and more equitable recovery at the local level.

Specific objectives

  • Creation, design and delivery of 2 Local Green Deals in Turin (Italy) and Ilfov (Romania)
  • Stimulating transnational cooperation and learning between Turin (Italy) and Ilfov (Romania) for local administrations and 120 SMEs on sustainable, smart and inclusive practices as solutions for the most pressing urban and local challenges related to the green transition of the local economy


  • Work Package 1: Project Management
  • Work package 2: Dissemination and communication
  • Work package 3: Evaluation of the local context for the realization of a local ecological pact (local green deal) in Ilfov and Turin

WP3 (final): Mapping of existing local policy framework, budget, and timelines regarding LGDs in Torino and Ilfov

  • Work package 4: Realization of two local ecological pacts in Ilfov (Romania) and Turin (Italy)
  • Work Package 5: Enhancing Implementation Capacity


  • Initiated partnerships – 2
  • Signed Local Green Deals – 2
  • Local economic operators and SMEs that have a better awareness of sustainability and the improvement of sustainable business models – 10
  • More innovative SMEs in terms of products and services and how they manage their innovation processes and the integration of green  and digital programs – 10
  • SMEs who are aware of EU funding sources (including R&I) and other funding sources for expanding their business internationally, and how to apply and establish contacts with potential investors – 100

Duration – 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2024

Funder – European Commission

Contact person: Andreea IANCU,

Phone:, ext. 110

Co-financed by the European Union. The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the Innovation Council and the Executive Agency for the European Council for Innovation and SMEs (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the Executive Agency for the European Council for Innovation and SMEs (EISMEA) can be held responsible for them.