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Events: November 2018

Financing green and circular economy businesses: opportunities under the EU LIFE programme – ECOMONDO 2018

8 November 2018, Rimini, Italy


LIFE will host a session on financing green and circular economy businesses at the 22nd edition of the green technologies expo, ECOMONDO, which takes place in Rimini this November.

The session will be chaired by Angelo Salsi, head of the LIFE & CIP Eco-Innovation unit of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME), together with representatives of the Italian Ministry of Environment and Italy's National Contact Point for the LIFE programme. It will cover the main features of the programme (available funds, what can be financed, evaluation of proposals etc.), LIFE's focus on close-to-market solutions, and examples of business experiences funded by the programme as well as inspirational projects from Italy.

Attendees will be able to have their questions answered and book a speed dating slot for bi-lateral talks aimed at potential applicants.

More information is available on the ECOMONDO website.

Seminar on monitoring and restoring freshwater mussel habitats

27 – 29 November 2018, Clervaux, Luxembourg


Partners of LIFE project Resto-unio are organising an international seminar on monitoring and restoring freshwater habitats from at the Centre Culturel Château in Clervaux, Luxembourg.

The aim of the seminar is to present the latest monitoring and habitat restoration methods for freshwater habitats by looking at case studies that have been implemented across several countries in recent years. The seminar will bring together researchers from various fields and stimulate discussion on strategies for safeguarding and restoring freshwater species and habitats. A particular focus will be placed on fresh water molluscs – including one of the most endangered fresh water species in the world.

The Resto-unio project is working to improve the habitat quality of the thick shelled river mussel (Unio crassus) in the Our and Sûre rivers in Luxembourg in order to strengthen the last two  populations surviving in these rivers. The mussel has recently experienced a dramatic decline because of a heavy load of fine sediments and eutrophication – issues common to many central European river systems.

More information and a registration form are available at


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