Workshop (optional)

Technical workshop on preparing proposals for LIFE+ and INTERREG

In order to facilitate the work of the participants in establishing new connections and potential cooperation projects the workshop will introduce some funding possibilities, with special reference to the EU but with the possibility of involving other countries. The workshop will focus on LIFE+ and INTERREG programmes.

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. The ‘Environment’ strand of the new programme covers three priority areas: environment and resource efficiency, nature and biodiversity and environmental governance and information. The ‘Climate Action’ strand covers climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; and climate governance and information.  

Interreg Europe helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy. By creating an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions, Interreg Europe aims to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place. The programme supports actions in four different thematic categories: 1) Research, technological development and innovation 2) Competitiveness of SMEs 3) Low-carbon economy 4) Environment and resource efficiency and all the actions financed by Interreg Europe have the objective of promoting a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Proposal preparation will be explained and practical examples of successful proposals will be described.

Tutors

Tutors are from PROGEU - Progress in European Union.

Mattia Angelini - Master’s Degree in Political Science obtained from “Sapienza University of Rome”. Junior Project Manager since June 2017 at PROGEU - Progress in European Union. He is responsible for the digital communication area and for the evaluation and the development of project proposals for public bodies, SMEs and NGOs.

Lorenzo Carrozza - is an environmental policy expert and consultant. He graduated from “Sapienza University of Rome” in “Innovation and Development”. Since 2013, he is policy consultant for the Environment Commission of the Italian Parliament. He collaborates with several authorities, NGOs and private sector for the implementation of projects supported by the European Commission. He also runs courses on Development Cooperation, Climate Change and Environmental Studies.