Innovative services and products for the circular economy – insights from Horizon 2020 projectsTaking the momentum of the European Commission launching the new EU growth strategy, the European Green Deal, over 120 project representatives and policymakers gathered at the Workshop “Innovative services and products for the circular economy” organised by EASME in Brussels. This workshop gathered important insights to feed the current policymaking, days before the publication of the new Circular Economy Action plan and the New Industrial Strategy for Europe.
Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, experiences – part IIWhat’s it really like to apply for LIFE funding? Does it take a lot of effort and time? How can it help your business? We caught up with Kai Hempel who is managing director of LIFE Waste2Protein to find out.
ManagEnergy Initiative: energy agencies leading the energy transitionAfter almost 3 years of service, ManagEnergy, the European Commission’s initiative dedicated to local and regional energy agencies, harnesses the insights gained throughout the project.
AFRIMED: Restoring macroalgae in the Mediterranean SeaMacroalgae and sea grasses are central to healthy coastal ecosystems. They sustain coastal food chain and biodiversity. Currently, coastal algae habitats are under increasing pressure, due to human activities and climate change. EMFF funded project AFRIMED is mapping historical and current presence of Cystoseira macroalgae with the aim to restore damaged underwater forests and contribute to advancing international ocean governance along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea.
609 environment and resources project proposals seek Horizon 2020 fundingThe European Commission has received 564 proposals for projects in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials and 45 proposals for projects for five SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency) and NMPB (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing) topics.
Have your say for the new LIFE programme – consultation launched!The European Commission has launched an online consultation to seek input on the future content and implementation of the LIFE programme (2021-2027). Market uptake activities currently funded under the Energy Challenge of Horizon 2020 will continue under LIFE, in a Clean Energy Transition sub-programme.
Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, experiences – part IWhat’s it like to apply for LIFE funding? How much time does it take? Is it hard to find partners? We caught up with LIFE BIOBCOMPO’s Alfonso Molaro to gain his insight into the process.
Observing the European construction sectorCan you imagine Europe without roads, hospitals or bridges? The construction sector plays a key role in Europe’s economy, and it is shaped by the policy measures taken by national governments. The European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) is a COSME initiative that analyses the construction sector in the 27 Member States and the United Kingdom. It aims to provide valuable insights on market conditions and policy developments. Check out the most recent materials.
2020 EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership – applications now open!Apart from the current COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary counter-measures taken by the European Commission, all of us together continue to face a long-term global climate challenge. In the context of the European Green Deal and the new framework of the Eastern Partnership, the European Commission is therefore pleased to announce the launch of the second EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership.