Lesson 2 Best Practices

During the past few years, there have been different initiatives, funds and good practices to get individuals to choose to invest into green economy and existing companies to transition into a more sustainable model.

If you are completely new to this, here are a few EU-wide funds and grants that could get your started on a few options that are out there.

Recovery and Resilience Facility:

A large part of this funding will be allocated to the ‘green transition’, supporting the EU’s goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

The green transition encompasses a broad range of areas, including green energy generation and infrastructure, energy efficiency, innovation, biodiversity, and the circular economy.

Invest in green economy and renewable energy sources, with funds that contribute to the energy efficiency of your business operations.

Loans for projects aiming to the green transition of businesses

The European Economic Area Funds:

The EEA and Norway Grants are funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The objective of the Grants is to reduce social and economic disparities and strengthen bilateral relations. This strengthens the internal market, leading to a more prosperous Europe.

More information: https://eeagrants.org/apply-for-funding

The European Social Fund (ESF)

  • ESF and post pandemic ESF+ is one of the cornerstones of EU socio-economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • As part of cohesion policy, the ESF+ will also continue its mission to support economic, territorial and social disparities between Member States and regions.
  • ESF co-funds initiatives that have to do with green entrepreneurship such as the the Empleaverde Programme. Aware of the real growth opportunities offered by these sectors, social cohesion in the EU the project aims to create jobs, improve employability and support the creation of companies in the green and blue economies, with a special focus on a low-carbon economy, circular economy and the Natura 2000 Network.