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Funding

The European Commission strongly supports the uptake of EMAS through awareness-raising activities among organisations, stakeholders and the general public. This includes not only promotional activities such as the organisation of events and the publication of information material but also the co-funding of innovative EMAS projects through the LIFE Programme.


The LIFE Programme

LIFE, the Financial Instrument for the Environment, introduced in 1992, is one of the spearheads of the European Union's environmental policy. It co-finances projects in three areas: LIFE-Environment, LIFE-Nature and LIFE-Third Countries. The programme is open to all EU countries, some candidate countries and some third countries bordering the south of the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea.

LIFE-Environment actions aim to implement Community environmental policy and legislation in the EU and candidate countries. One focus of this section of the programme is to fund of innovative projects directed at the implementation of environmental management systems and in particular EMAS.

The deadline for proposal submission is usually autumn of each year; with the Commission selecting projects to be co-funded in summer of the following year. For more information on the LIFE programme see the LIFE website.

From 1994 to 2010, the European Commission has selected 75 projects related to EMAS, for co-funding under the LIFE-Environment programme. The selected projects represent a total investment of around € 80 million to which the European Commission has contributed € 37 million.

Projects linked to EMAS are listed below. For a historical overview search the LIFE-Environment database.

Project Number

Country

Acronym - Title

1994

LIFE94 ENV/DK/000465

Denmark

Local Authorities Co-operation with Enterprises Concerning Environmental Management - Denmark, Greece, the UK

LIFE94 ENV/E/001449

Spain

Eco-management and eco-audit on a local industrial group - País Vasco

LIFE94 ENV/GR/001133

Greece

Advancement of implementation of the regulation 1863/93 in the Greek industry - Pilot implementation and information desseminations events

LIFE94 ENV/UK/000817

United Kingdom

Partnership in EMAS (PIE) - Fife, Ross & Cromarty, Wicklow and Arhus

1995

LIFE95 ENV/E/000454

Spain

Information and education actions for pollutant food industries

LIFE94 ENV/UK/000817

Italy

Project for the Implementation of the Environmental Management System in favour of SMEs created with the contribution of Società per l'Imprenditorialità Giovanile S.p.A. (SIG) - Multiregionale

1996

LIFE96 ENV/GR/000559

Greece

The pilot implementation of Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS: E.U Regulation 1836/93) in the Municipalities of middle-sized urban cities and specifically in the Municipalities of Volos, Larissa and Patras Larissa, Volos, Patra

LIFE96 ENV/IT/000136

Italy

Pilot action to promote the involvement of italians tanneries in the EMAS system

1997

LIFE97 ENV/A/000393

Austria

Demonstration Project Wien - Voluntary Eco-Management and Audit scheme (EMAS) for local community

LIFE97 ENV/E/000263

Spain

Environmental pilot programme to encourage the sustainable economic development of Jerte's Valley Municipalities Association - Mérida

LIFE97 ENV/E/000264

Spain

Ecotur installations - establishment of an ecomanagement and ecoaudit scheme for tourist installations - Palma

LIFE97 TCY/TR/016

Third country - Turkey

Implementation of Emas (Eco Management and Audit Scheme) in Turkey

1998

LIFE98 ENV/B/000262

Belgium

Demonstration project EMAS - promotion of EMAS as an integral part of total quality management - Vlaanderen

LIFE98 ENV/E/000375

Spain

Pilot project Minimum Impact. Reducing the environmental impact and promoting the sustainable development in the context of the denomination of origin 'Jamón de Huelva' ('Cured Ham of Huelva') - Sierra de Huelva

LIFE98 ENV/E/000426

Spain

ECOPORT - An environmentally friendly Port Community - Valencia

LIFE98 ENV/E/000445

Spain

Elaboration of an Environmental Good Practice Guide driven to the normalization of the environmental management in the Spanish Local Administration - Madrid

LIFE98 ENV/F/000325

France

EMAS certification for an industrial park and accompanying actions - Plaine de l'Ain

LIFE98 ENV/UK/000583

United Kingdom

Biodiversity Action on Industrial Sites - integrating industrial and environmental management systems - Bais Northern Ireland, Wales, England, Spain

LIFE98 ENV/UK/000605

United Kingdom

EURO-EMAS: Pan European Local Authority Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Pan European (D, S, EL, FIN, UK)

1999

LIFE99 ENV/D/000448

Germany

ECOCAMPER - Integrated Quality management on Camping Sites

LIFE99 ENV/IRL/000610

Italy

Spatial and Community Environmental Management Systems in Action County - Wicklow

LIFE99 TCY/CY/102

Cyprus

Introduction and pilot application of Emas in Cyprus (European Council Regulation 1836/93)

2000

LIFE00 ENV/A/000249

Austria

EcoMonte - Integrated Environmental Management for Sustainable Development in the alpin region Grosses Walsertal - Austria

LIFE00 TCY/SYR/072

Third country - Syria

Environmental management systems in the Syrian enterprises

LIFE00 ENV/D/000317

Germany

IEM in Hospitals - Development of Environmental Management Systems in Hospitals from four European Regions and Integration in QM-Systems

LIFE00 ENV/D/000320

Germany

Green R&D Services - Development of an implementation methodology for Environmental Management Systems in Europe's applied Research & Development (R&D) service sector

LIFE00 ENV/D/000326

Germany

ECOLUP Konstanz-Überlingen-Wolfurt-Dornbirn - Environmental Management for local land use planning

LIFE00 ENV/E/000387

Spain

EMAS FARMING Zaragoza - Innovative approach for the participation of the farming sector in EMAS and the experimentation of new formulas to create specialized employment formulas

LIFE00 ENV/E/000511

Spain

OPTIMA La Rioja - Demonstration of economic optimization models drived from environmental improvements in SMEs and town councils

LIFE00 ENV/F/000593

France

E.D.I.T Paris - Eco Design Interactive Tools

LIFE00 ENV/GR/000751

Greece

ICZM - Demonstration actions in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos - Zantecoast Zakynthos

LIFE00 ENV/IRL/000756

Ireland

Epicentre Dublin - The application of Environmental Performance Evaluation and EMS to achieve and report regional environmental improvement

LIFE00 ENV/IT/000174

Italy

Emas_tourism - The implementation of the eco-management audit scheme (EMAS) in the management of high-growth tourist areas

LIFE00 ENV/IT/000192

Italy

Tandem Bologna - Pilot action for promoting EMAS among Local Bodies operating on a large territory (Provinces and main Municipalities) in TANDEM with Local Agenda 21

2002

LIFE02 ENV/F/000305

France

ECOSEN Ile de France - Environmental management for the quality control of sewerage networks

LIFE02 ENV/FIN/000320

Finland

ENVEDU Finland - Creation of the environmental evaluation system for educational establishments

LIFE02 ENV/FIN/000331

Finland

ECOREG Finland - The Eco-Efficiency of Regions - Case Kymenlaakso (ECOREG)

LIFE02 ENV/GR/000363

Greece

EMAS-EDIN Thessaloniki - Development and implementation of eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) in educational institution

LIFE02 ENV/GR/000392

Greece

Green Cult Ancient Olympia, Greece - Partnership for Greening Cultural Events in Archaeological Areas

LIFE02 ENV/IT/000015

Italy

EMASPOLI Livorno - Experimental testing and diffusion of EMS in the Port of Livorno

LIFE02 ENV/IT/000092

Italy

CER-COM+ Bettola (PC) - EMAS II Certification of the Comunita' Montana

LIFE02 ENV/IT/000111

Italy

NEW TUSCIA Viterbo - Pilot testing and demonstration actions to implement EMAS on the territorial scale in the Tuscia Romana District

LIFE02 ENV/UK/000143

United Kingdom

Remas Bristol - The value and issues of utilising EMAS II in the regulation of industry

2003

LIFE03 TCY/ROS/000068

Third country - Russia

MEEMAS - building environmental capacity in municipal enterprises through EMAS implementation - Kaliningrad, Russia

LIFE03 ENV/D/000037

Germany

Sustainable Churches Stuttgart - Sustainable Churches - Integrated Eco-Management for European Churches

LIFE03 ENV/E/000121

Spain

PO-EMAS A Coruna - The implementation of EMAS in a fishing and leisure port

LIFE03 ENV/E/000150

Spain

RECONS Barcelona - Reducing Construction Environmental Impact

LIFE03 ENV/F/000260

France

PROMESSE Marais du Vigueirat, Camargue - Promotion of Environmental management on a sensitive ecotouristical site in Camargue

LIFE03 ENV/IT/000379

Italy

EMAS GARGANO Roma - Gargano - Planning and valorization of the territory by introducing, in the Gargano national park, an environment management system certified by EMAS and an "Environment sustainable budget"

LIFE03 ENV/IT/000393

Italy

EMAS-SHIP Roma - Napoli - Shipping with EMAS

LIFE03 ENV/IT/000421

Italy

PIONEER Lucca - Paper Industry Operating in Network: an experiment for Emas Revision

LIFE03 ENV/P/000501

Portugal

EMAS @ SCHOOL - Environmental Management and Audit Scheme implementation at a complex school

LIFE03 ENV/P/000504

Portugal

EMAS LAB - Eco-Management Audit Scheme for Local Authorities Environmental Benchmarking

LIFE03 ENV/P/000505

Portugal

ExtEnSity - Environmental and Sustainable Management Systems in Extensive Agriculture

2004

LIFE04 TCY/MA/000070

Third country - Morrocco

MARRAKEMAS - Marrakech Environmental Management Audit Scheme - Marrakech, Morocco

LIFE04 ENV/DE/000052

Germany

Ecostep Wiesbaden - Implementation of a Integrated Management system for small and medium enterprises

LIFE04 ENV/FI/000299

Finland

EquineLife Finland - A performance and marketing model for an ecologically and ethically sustainable equine sports

LIFE04 ENV/FI/000309

Finland

ECOMASS - Eco-Efficient Mass Event EMS manual

LIFE04 ENV/FR/000353

France

ACADEMY Blagnac - France - Airbus Corporate Answer to Disseminate integrated Environmental Management System

LIFE04 ENV/GB/000816

United Kingdom

NEST UK, Greece, Hungary and Poland - Networking with EMAS for Sustainable Development

LIFE04 ENV/GR/000114

Greece

e-Hospital EMAS Attiki, Greece - EMAS and Information Technology in Hospitals

LIFE04 ENV/GR/000129

Greece

Green Marathon Marathon, Greece - Promoting Sustainable Tourism in Multi-dimensional Protected Areas

LIFE04 ENV/IT/000437

Italy

P.H.A.R.O.S. - Playground harbour and research of sustainability

LIFE04 ENV/IT/000478

Italy

Vento II - Voluntary Environmental Tools for the continuous improvement of a district

LIFE04 ENV/IT/000480

Italy

ECOFLOWER TERLIZZI - Demonstrative project for the Environmental Product Declaration: the flowers of Terlizzi and the local eco-label 'Eco-Flower Terlizzi'

LIFE04 ENV/IT/000488

Italy

ETICA - EMAS for tourism in internal and coastal area: integrated management

LIFE04 ENV/IT/000494

Italy

AGEMAS - Integration of Agenda 21 and EMAS in a wide area with relevant ecological value

LIFE04 ENV/IT/000524

Italy

SIAM Faenza - Sustainable industrial area model

LIFE04 ENV/IT/000526

Italy

SENOMI - Sustainable EMAS - North Milan

LIFE04 ENV/LV/000631

Latvia

EMAS4NewStates Latvia - Innovative approach in EMAS II implementation in the local authorities of new member states

2005

LIFE05 TCY/ROS/000143

Third country - Russia

ESMAK - Promotion of Integrated environmental and safety management practices for industry in Kaliningrad

LIFE05 ENV/GR/000242

Greece

Elefsina 2020 Elefsina, Greece - Collaborative Environmental Regeneration of Port-Cities: Elefsina Bay 2020

LIFE05 ENV/IT/000808

Italy

IDEMS - Integration and Development of Environmental Management Systems

2009

LIFE09 ENV/GR/000302

Greece

SAGE10 Greece (Western Peloponnese, Crete) - Establishment of Impact Assessment Procedure as a tool for the sustainability of agroecosystem: the case of mediterranean olives

2010

LIFE10 ENV/IT/000423

Italy

B.R.A.V.E. - Better Regulation Aimed at Valorising Emas

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