Since the last few years, sustainable energy has been increasing its importance within EU External Action Instruments. There are several reasons to explain this phenomenon; such as the need to implement the commitments of Paris Climate Conference; the believe that insufficient access to energy is one of the push factors of migration; and last but not least the access to sustainable energy strongly contributes to the development of impoverished regions by stimulating the growth of private sector. All these reasons are taken into consideration and have an impact within the context of the mid-term review of the financial instruments and also in the process of setting new priorities of support for most of the partner countries. It is desirable, that European companies as one of the main stakeholders take an active role in existing and forthcoming initiatives in the context of EU external action instruments. Therefore one of the key purposes of the seminar is to inform European companies about business opportunities in the EU financial framework 2014-2020 in the field of sustainable energy.
The morning part of the seminar will be dedicated to available funding and possibilities how to get involved. During the afternoon session, B2B-meetings will take place. There the participants can establish contacts with potential cooperation partners for future tenders. For companies with no prior experience in EU external aid programs, or for those who would like to refresh knowledge of European funding procedures, an introductory workshop about the tendering process is offered at the beginning of the seminar.
The next seminar will focus on the new methods of implementation of the EU External Action budget and the opportunities they offer to European companies. It will take place in Brussels on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
In recent years, the implementation of the budget that the European Union allocates to third countries has experienced what could be regarded as a revolution. Indeed, up to five years ago most of the so called External Action budget was managed directly by the European Commission and the recipient countries’ authorities. Nowadays, the implementation of a large chunk of that financial envelope is delegated to a wide variety of actors, such as Member States development agencies, International Financial Institutions and non-profit making organisations
You can now register for EDD 2019!
This year’s edition of the EDD will address inequalities. With exciting high-level speakers, debates and other engaging sessions, EDD 2019 will focus on combining the European Union’s goals to address inequalities and the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.
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The sectorseminar on Water in EU-External Action Instruments took place on Tuesday, 15.11.2016.