Wizard of the environment: the Enterprise Europe Network (WE-EEN)

WE-EEN project aims to enhance the provision of environmental services to SMEs through the Enterprise Europe Network. WE-EEN focuses on three key sectors: waste management, surface treatment and manufacturing of electronic and electric components. Effective environmental services and local cooperation agreements are visible actions for a double objective, reducing the impact on environment and increasing the profitability of SMEs.

The large territory covered ensure that regions where technologies and expertise are more developed like Germany and Italy are associated with regions where free environmental services are not easily available, mainly the Balkan region including Slovenia and Romania. WE-EEN partnership combines different EEN members from Technological and Research Institutes to Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Economy in order to assist SMEs in the fulfilment of EU environmental legislation. Three expert sector leaders guarantee the coordination and effectiveness of the actions.

The project consortium  is lead by Unioncamere Veneto and consists of partners made up of partners from Italy, Romania, Greece,


Bulgaria, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia (Foundation for Management and Industrial Research), Germany and Croatia, all of them members of the Enterprise Europe Network.

Project is supported by CIP – Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, European Union