Issue 45

September 2015

The European Commission has referred Belgium and Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of the dust particles (PM10s) which pose a major risk to public health. Air quality has been a problem in many places for a number of years now, as a result of human activities such as transport, industry and domestic heating causing health problems. EU legislation set limit values for PM10s (i.e. particulate matter of a diameter of less than 10 microns) since 2005.

The first event will run from 13th to 15th October 2015 in the Paris Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. This new event stems from the desire of the organizers of Pollutec to create a meeting space for all those involved in the development of solutions that serve the interests of both the planet and of businesses with the aim of  bringing those who instigate and those who act together in one place.

Eco Innovators from across Europe are being invited to come to Seoul South Korea on 27th & 28th October 2015 for the 19th Forum on Eco-innovation!  The Forum will explore business opportunities in eco-innovation, presenting the latest trends in the circular economy while focusing on innovative materials and products. The Forum is an opportunity for exchange between European and Korean business actors. Eco-innovation helps achieving greater resource efficiency in production and consumption patterns and results in greater competitiveness for innovative businesses.

Over 500 potential applicants for the next round of calls for project proposals under the Smart Grids & Storage topic of the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ gathered in Brussels last Friday. Presentations covered the Smart Grids & Storage part of the Work Programme for 2016-2017 and the application procedure, as well as detailed information on the calls. A networking session  followed in the afternoon.

LIFE Climate Governance and Information (sub-programme for Climate Action) will co-finance action grants for information, awareness and dissemination projects that promote awareness raising on climate matters, including generating public and stakeholder support of Union policy-making in the field of the climate, and to promote knowledge on sustainable development; that support communication, management, and dissemination of information in the field of the climate and to facilitate knowledge sharing on successful climate solutions and practice, including by

The Interreg North-West Europe Programme invites public and private organisations to submit applications in the framework of the first call for proposals for the 2014-2020 period.  A comprehensive description of the Programme strategy and priorities is included in the Interreg North West Europe 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme.  A complete set of documents can be found in the “Application package”. It can be downloaded from the NWE Programme website