The project SUSTEXNET is part of the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. This multilateral initiative of cross-border cooperation (CBC), funded by the EU under the European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI), gathers 14 countries from both shores of the Mediterranean with a view to address common challenges in fields such as support to economic clusters and SMEs, environmental sustainability, enhancement of cultural heritage, people to people cooperation and local governance.
SUSTEXNET is aimed at the establishment of a cooperation network among main textile agents across the Mediterranean basin and to increase competitiveness and sustainability in the whole textile sector. The difference on the environmental treatment and impact of textile processes between different countries is an important aspect to take into consideration, representing the main objective of SUSTEXNET. The concept of environmental sustainability and contamination reduction does not affect exclusively the productive process strictly speaking but contemplates a wide range of dimensions such as: sustainable conception of the product (Eco-design), optimization of native natural resources and transformation in textile raw materials, optimization of energy efficiency during all the textile processes, implementation of green logistics and revalorization of industrial wastes (effluents or solid emissions).
In this phase of the project, the team has been collecting information that has allowed recognizing the major issues affecting the textile industry in the Mediterranean basin. The study has been prepared from the data obtained in the regions where the textile industry is a major productive force, in the countries represented in the consortium. The objectives pursued are addressing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from an economic, innovation, research and development perspective for textiles.
• Increased competitiveness of the textile industry in the regions involved, improving the quality of products and processes
• Reduced environmental impact of textile companies in the Mediterranean countries by sharing best practices, experiences and knowledge-transfer
• Promotion of the efficient use of energetic resources by enhancing the use of native natural resources, reduction of energy consumption and smart logistics
• Improvement of the processes of industrial wastes revalorization and their promotion.
• Trained textile agents about innovation and internationalization in public and private organisations
• Increased public awareness about environmental issues by implementing diagnostics at SME-level
• Mobilisation of all actors involved in the productive chain including public authorities and consumers to encourage the implementation of strategies at cross-border basin level
• Creation of a virtual tool with all the results of the project which will be updated yearly with the new advances and solutions of the textile sector
AITEX – Asociación De Investigación De La Industria Textil - PROJECT COORDINATOR (Spain)
IVACE – Instituto Valenciano De Competitividad Empresarial (Spain)
Confindustria Bari And Barletta-Andria-Trani (Italy)
CETTEX – Centre Technique Du Textile (Tunisia)
MFCpole Tunisia – Pole de Compétitivité El Fejja La Manouba (Tunisia)
CEEBA – Confederation Of Egyptian European Business Associations (Egypt)
FEI – Federation Of Egyptian Industries (Egypt)
This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The contents of this document/website are the sole responsibility of ARTES and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or of the Programme’s management structures.
“The 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is a multilateral Cross-Border Cooperation initiative funded by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The Programme objective is to promote the sustainable and harmonious cooperation process at the Mediterranean Basin level by dealing with the common challenges and enhancing its endogenous potential. It finances cooperation projects as a contribution to the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of the Mediterranean region. The following 14 countries participate in the Programme: Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Syria (participation currently suspended), Tunisia. The Joint Managing Authority (JMA) is the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy). Official Programme languages are Arabic, English and French (www.enpicbcmed.eu).”
Total eligible cost of the project is € 1.488.229,16, of which € 1.339.406,24, equal to the 90% of the budget, comes from EU. The project has a duration of 24 months, starting from January 1st 2014.
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