Sustainability

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Horizon Europe: new calls open for clusters

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation. With a budget of €95.5 billion, the initiative tackles climate change, helps to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates...
ECCP News

How can plastics be more sustainable?

Thanks to their versatility, plastics have become key materials in strategic sectors such as packaging, building and construction, transportation, renewable energy, medical devices, and even sport products. There are about 60,000 European companies in the plastics industry, mainly SMEs, employing...
ECCP News

EU Sustainable Energy Week call for sessions opens in April

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a two-month-long series of activities across Europe, which takes place in September and October, promoting secure, clean, and efficient energy. It brings together policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy...
ECCP News

Cluster supports innovative Lithuanian food manufacturers

Lithuania’s National Food Cluster (NAMŪK) participates in the InoLink project, which is implemented by the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) together with the Lithuanian Innovation Center. The project aims to promote merging companies into clusters, increasing the maturity of...
ECCP News

Commission sets course for an open, sustainable and assertive EU trade policy

The European Commission has set out its trade strategy for the coming years. Reflecting on the concept of open strategic autonomy, it builds on the EU's openness to contribute to the economic recovery through support for the green and digital transformations, as well as renewed focus on...
ECCP News

Japan’s Green Growth Strategy supports 2050 carbon neutrality

On 25 December Japan launched its Green Growth Strategy which aims to support the 2050 carbon neutrality target. The full document is only available in Japanese, but the EU-Japan Cooperation for Climate has published an English summary of the main elements for a European audience (including...
ECCP News

Supporting ECCP clusters to go green

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform will launch in 2021 the new ''Towards Green Transition'' Facility to enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support by resource efficiency advisors. In this Facility, selected clusters will...
Community News

Review all webinars done by the Plant InterCluster Network!

You missed the live broadcast? Don't miss the information and contact! A specific playlist is available on Youtube. Since the beginning of the year, 3 thematics covered: Organic agriculture (Spain, Netherlands and Italy) Vertical Farming (Denmark and France) Agtech (France and Poland) Check the...

Community News

The circular economy through a cluster at the 19th edition of Equiplast

After four days of face-to-face event at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via Venue, from September 14 to 17, Equiplast closes the doors of its nineteenth edition with a good taste in the mouth Recycling, new resources and raw materials or Next Generation funds were some of the star themes of the...
Calls

Apply to Tourban's Sustainable Urban Tourism Acceleration Programme

Are you interested in improving your tourism business’s sustainability? Tourban is an EU-funded project that supports urban tourism SMEs in becoming more competitive and sustainable. Tourban has launched applications for the Sustainable Urban Tourism Acceleration Programme where you can develop...
Community News

The European legislative framework sets new application guidelines in the packaging sector to achieve a circular model

Recent measures such as the First Circular Economy Action Plan of Spain 2021-23 or the Draft Law on Waste and Contaminated Soils, define the new context of action for the packaging sector The Packaging Cluster accompanies its member companies on the path to managing the new green taxes, in projects...
Community News

Internationalization conclusions from our SMEs Frontrunners analysis

The project run an analysis of its ecosytems and identified 10 frontrunners companies & SMEs from the sustainable fashion industry, who shared their lessons learned and are giving through this report recommendations based on their experience and strategy in internationalization, considering the...