Financing Green and Circular Economy Businesses: opportunities under the EU LIFE Programme
Organized by: Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
The LIFE programme was established in 1992 by the European Union and so far it has financed more than 4500 projects in the field of environment, nature and climate change. Through these projects, the LIFE Programme has facilitated the uptake of innovative environmental solutions and has generated best practices on sustainable development.
The session will focus on the role of the LIFE programme and its funding opportunities. In particular, this session will present how the EU LIFE Programme supports business and grassroots initiatives on Circular Economy and environmental solutions with a close to market perspective.
The session will cover:
- the main features of the LIFE programme: funds available, topics covered by the financing scheme, how to apply for funding
- the LIFE Programme and its focus on Close to market solutions
- a showcase of business experiences funded by the LIFE Programme
- a showcase of the Italian projects' experiences with LIFE Programme and the role of the National Contact Points
- a debate and a Q&A session on the programme
Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit of the LIFE Programme & CIP eco-Innovation
9.30 -10.15 Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit of the LIFE Programme & CIP eco-Innovation at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
The EU LIFE Programme and its funding opportunities for companies and other stakeholders
10.15-11.00 Jan Noordegraaf, representative of the LIFE project Polystyrene Loop (PSLOOP)
Cesare Rapparini, representative of the LIFE project PLA4COFFEE
The LIFE Programme and business: the experiences of the projects LIFE Polystyrene Loop and LIFE PLA4COFFEE
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30- 12.00 Stefania Betti, Italian National Contact Point of the LIFE Programme - Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea - TA Sogesid S.p.A.
The LIFE Programme and the role of the Italian National Contact Point
12.00 – 12.30 Q&A session
Representatives of the LIFE Programme will be available for bilateral talks at the stand of the Executive agency for small-medium enterprises (EASME) from 6 to 9 November. Please reserve your slot by sending an email to LIFE-Ecomondo@neemo.eu or by booking a slot at the EASME's stand.
EN/IT translation will be provided