The Provincial Council of Bizkaia strives to be an interna- tional benchmark in the field of social innovation, and to tackle social challenges in its territory on the basis of collaboration between various actors.
The Enkarterri area has specially suffered the impact of the crisis on the regional development and the competitiveness of its industrial fabric. The Provincial Council of Bizkaia, the Basque Government, and the regional municipalities agreed the definition of the 2018-2019 Enkarterri Encouragement Plan to contribute in the development of the territory.
Build a competitive and territorially well-balanced Bizkaia is the objective of the Bizkaia Orekan initiative in which the Provincial Council of Bizkaia works with the collaboration of the local and regional development agents, and the technical support from ORKESTRA-Basque Institute of Competitiveness.
Economy is being rapidly reoriented towards high technology, commerce and services, and circular economy is a basic ingredient for a competitive, healthy and sustainable territorial future. The use of innovative circular strategies allow companies creating new values, maintaining the circulation of resources for the longest possible time, and using waste as an input for the new cycle.