Greening business through the Enterprise Europe Network (GREEN)

The GREEN project starts from the need to improve the environmental performances of SMEs in Europe. The project supports theEnterprise Europe Network in providing 1st level environmental services to SMEs from the food industry and the manufacturing of building materials sectors. GREEN proposes a network of local systems to coordinate Environmental Service Providers (ESPs) in order to give SMEs access to free and low cost environmental services thanks also to the support of local administrations, SMEs associations and relevant value chain stakeholders. The effectiveness of the local actions will be ensured by the signing of local cooperation agreements.

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The partnership is made of experienced Chambers of Commerce and Industry (of local, regional and national levels) and technology and research centres that will ensure the involvement of SMEs and the necessary knowledge and competences in the sectors. Each partner will create a task force of ESPs that will support them in the technical decisions and in the methodological approach.

The GREEN partnership is open to the rest of the EEN members and projects and offers opportunities of common training and dissemination. A web based communication platform will make available all the documents and methodologies developed in order to maximize the impact at European level. A final international agreement involving other EEN members will ensure the sustainability of the action after the project lifetime.

Project is supported by CIP – Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, European Union