Once again the European Commission will take part in Ecomondo, the annual trade fair for the green and circular economy. The expo will take place in Rimini, Italy from 5 to 8 November 2019. It will bring together all sectors of the circular economy, from material and energy recovery to sustainable development.
EASME – the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – will show how EU funding helps to design a better circular world. It will do so by showcasing at its stand – located at the ‘Hall Sud’ – concrete EU-funded projects. Each project deals with one of this year’s main topics: Sustainable Mobility, Food Waste, Sustainable Buildings, Plastics Management. The projects are all managed by EASME and have received funding from one of the programmes that EASME implements on behalf of the European Commission: Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency, Horizon 2020 Environment, COSME, LIFE, EMFF and the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument.
This year, EASME will organise several info-sessions on EU funding opportunities under the four aforementioned main themes. The sessions will take place at Ecomondo on 7 November in Room Ravezzi 1. The provisional agenda is as follows:
- 10:00 - 11:30 – Supporting actions to promote Sustainable Mobility
- 11:45 - 13:15 - Supporting actions to mitigate Food Waste
- 14:15 - 15:45 - Supporting actions to promote Sustainable Building
- 16:00 - 17:30 - Supporting actions to improve Plastics management
Furthermore, Ecomondo visitors will also have the opportunity to meet representatives from EASME and the European Commission during the One-to-EU meetings. These one-to-one meetings held at the stand across the event will enable visitors to get useful insights about the funding opportunities available. More details will be published soon on this page.
The fair attracts over 116,000 visitors and 1,200 exhibitors each year. Alongside Ecomondo, a large exhibition, the Key Energy Expo, will feature energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions and applications.