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EMAS / EUROMANAGEMENT- Environment
Environmental management system for SMEs
"EUROMANAGEMENT-Environment pilot action".
Second multiannual programme for SMEs
In the context of Regulation No.1836/93 (EMAS), the European Commission has launched the EUROMANAGEMENT-Environment pilot action to help SMEs concerned.
Target Public / beneficiaries
500 to 750 industrial SMEs from EU/EEA Member States.
A European co-ordinator is in charge of the organization of the action, the training of consultants and control of their work and of the development of a general synthesis of the action.
A network of approximately 50 consultants operates in two phases. Each consultant selects at least 10 SMEs - especially smaller ones-, if possible from the same industrial sector, executes a seminar for SME managers, carries out an environmental review, designs individual environmental management systems with the SMEs and analyses the adjustment needs and difficulties of SMEs to fulfil the requirements of the EMAS regulation (Phase 1). In a second step each consultant assists at least one of these SMEs in the implementation of the environmental management system and in the registration under the EMAS scheme (Phase 2).
National co-ordinators have the function of national relays, and have in particular to:
All selection procedures are closed and no additional participation for consultants is possible. The results of the action will be available by the end of 1997/ beginning of 1998.
European Union financial support
The overall budget is approximately 2.5 million ECU.
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