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Informative LIFE workshop at Accio

  • Friday July 1st, 2016

On the 30th June, Transfer participated in an informative workshop entitled “European Grants for Environmental Projects and Rural Development: The LIFE Programme”.


The workshop was organised by Acció, a Catalan state agency dedicated to the promotion of business development. The workshop included with a virtual presentation and Q&A led by Fabio Leone, Head of Sector at the Executive Agency for SMEs of the European Commission (EASME), who provided essential advice and information on the complex application process.

LIFE 2016, financed by the European Union as part of an effort to promote R&D in climate, environment and biodiversity, seeks to address the most important environmental challenges through ambitious and innovative projects. The total budget of the programme is 3,000 million euros, of which 142 million are granted to “traditional projects” in environment and 47 million in climate .

The workshop concluded with a round table of experts with ample experience in LIFE projects, who discussed both technical and financial aspects of the project and of the application process. Finally, Transfer representatives met with Jennifer Ruiz, from Accio, to go over a proposal that we intend to submit for the 2016 LIFE call. The meeting was extremely helpful and motivating, and we are looking forward to submitting our project to the Commission.

Here you can find the agenda of the workshop, and below some photographs of the event.