The testimony of an Austrian entrepreneur who participated at the pilot action of the CEEM project.
On 20th November Trieste hosted the Final Event of CEEM project. Project partners, policy makers from CE countries and stakeholder met to discuss the project results and its support to CE companies to go towards greener production patterns.
The event marked a huge success thanks to the active engagement of all partners and stakeholders. Discussants and public have analyzed the results of the Pilot Action, which has involved almost 500 CE companies and the Transnational Strategy on Eco Energy Efficiency. Based on the National Territorial Strategies, this document will be brought to the attention of EU policy maker thus establishing a direct link between CEEM results and next EU regulations on Eco Energy efficiency.
On November 20th the CEEM partners will organize a conclusion conference in Trieste (Italy) to present the outcomes of this two-years long project co-financed by the Central Europe programme.
The results of the Pilot Action that involved almost 500 SMEs from 5 countries and the findings of the stakeholders consultations through the Territorial Labs and the Transnational Lab will be highlighted during a plenary conference with the aim to:
- Explain to the decision makers the contents of the five Territorial Strategies and of the single Transnational Strategy with its recommendations
- Present a Central Europe common standards and indicators suggestion to evaluate SMEs eco-energy performance
- Illustrate a roadmap for cleaner production and more sustainable consumption attitudes in the Central Europe
In the next days the detailed agenda and more information about the location of the event will be available.
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On November 3-6, 2014 will take place in Venice the 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm 2014).
This event will provide a forum to discuss all aspects that are relevant to smart grid communication and information technologies, bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government institutions, with backgrounds in communication, energy, control, signal processing, and information systems to exchange ideas, explore enabling technologies, discuss innovative designs, and share field trial experiences and lessons learned.
SmartGridComm 2014 will feature an interesting technical program that will include keynote speakers, technical sessions, workshops and panels. The call for papers is open and we invite you to submit your paper contribution to one of the five symposia.
For program and registration visit http://sgc2014.ieee-smartgridcomm.org/
We inform you that on November 3th, the 3EMTool will be updated for enhancing stability and implementing some fine tuning of the tool.
During the update, 3EMTool will not be accessible.
On October 14th in Budapest, there was the first CEEM Transnational Lab, a meeting in which decision makers and stakeholders from 5 EU countries, have
- Analyzed the early results of the pilot phase
- Sketched out a proposal of Central Europe common standards and indicators to evaluate SMEs eco-energy performance
- highlighted the findings of the CEEM pilot action and feature some best practices
The presentations of the Transnational Lab are now available. Please click on the link to download.
On 21st October 2014 in the headquarters of Northern Primorska Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Nova Gorica, will take place the last of the first batch of basic workshops of the SHARTEC cross-border project that will focus on energy management trends and solutions in the industry.
The workshop will cover all the aspects of energy use in the industry – from energy and electrical power supply, to energy use in manufacturing processes, energy use in industrial plants, energy use design in manufactured products and management of all these aspects. The workshop’s aim is to present different case-studies from both sides of the border and facilitate exchange of good practice and solutions in the trans-border industrial sector in Friuli Venezia Giulia and Western Slovenia.
If you are interested, please sign up no later than 20th October 2014 writing an email to email@example.com
Resource efficiency is one of the main drivers of companies competitiveness since European manufacturing firms spend, on average, 40% of their costs on raw materials, with energy and water pushing this to 50% of total manufacturing costs, to be compared to a share of only 20% for labour costs.
On 2 July, the European Commission adopted a Communication Green Action Plan (GAP) for SMEs that enables SMEs to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities.
The Green Action Plan aims to contribute to the re-industrialisation of Europe advocated by the European Industrial Renaissance Communication and supported by the European Council, by enhancing SMEs competitiveness and supporting green business developments across all European regions.
The objectives and corresponding actions can be grouped in five sections:
- Greening SMEs for more competitiveness and sustainability
- Green entrepreneurship for the companies of the future
- Opportunities for SMEs in a greener value chain
- Access to the markets for green SMEs
For further information please visit the European Commission website
On 14th October 2014, Budapest will host stakeholders and policy makers from Italy, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary in the first CEEM Transnational Laboratory.
In this policy round table, national delegates will contribute to the drafting of the Transnational Strategy on eco energy priorities, prepared within the frame of CEEM project.
Based on the Territorial Strategies and priorities of each region involved, the document will highlight the findings of the project pilot action and the best practices developed in the involved Central EU countries.
It will also propose a roadmap for cleaner production and consumption patterns for manufacturing companies in the Central Europe area, including suggestions of actions to be adopted at European level.
The Territorial Lab be hosted at hotel Gellert (Budapest, Szent Gellért tér 1, 1111 ) and will end with an International Press Conference scheduled at 4.30 pm at the same premises.