For five years, thirteen committed partners from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden have been working together to create better conditions for food related SMEs, social enterprises and initiatives through the REFRAME project.

In our online Final Conference on 25 March 2021, we have shared some of our successes and gave some recommendations for a more sustainable food production and for shortening the food supply chain. Read more>>


In our Online Resource Centre, you can find the best practices of our project.
By sharing knowledge and best practices we hope to achieve the six following project objectives:

  1. New skills for food related SME's and other stakeholders within a regional food frame 
  2. Regional organization in a cooperative structure 

  3. Policy decision taking on urban food policies and intentions 

  4. Business innovation through smart specialization

  5. Create data and understanding of current supply and demand

  6. Regional food for environment, climate and health


REFRAME is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020 and involves five different countries in the North Sea Region (Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands).

Latest Project News

SMEs bring on the taste of local

02 February 2022

On the North Sea Region Blog, an article was published about the legacy of REFRAME.

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Podcast This is Europe!

06 October 2021

The second season of the Interreg podcast 'This is Europe' has been launched two weeks ago. This week's episode will feature the REFRAME project.

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Evaluation REKO-ring Pilot in Groningen

19 August 2021

At the end of May, REFRAME was able to execute a pilot in Groningen, to investigate whether the concept of REKO-ring could work in Groningen (the Neth…

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Influence of packaging on sales of local farm yoghurt in supermarkets

18 August 2021

In a 4-week testcase during April and May 2021, Inagro in cooperation with a dairy farm from Diksmuide, measured the influence of packaging on the sal…

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Programme to help SMEs strengthen their market communication

08 June 2021

A program was implemented during 2018/2019 to help food related small companies in West Sweden to strengthen their market communication and increase t…

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