PUBLIC CONSULTATION: The European Climate Pact aims to involve citizens and communities in climate and environmental action.

28.05.2020. The transition to a climate-neutral society is a challenging task because it is about people and their daily lives: how we produce, consume, move, heat or cool our homes, work and live together. Along with government policies and regulations, citizens, communities and organizations in all sectors of society and economy have their role to play.

To this end and as part of the European Green Deal, the Commission will launch a European Climate Pact to give everyone a voice and space to design climate actions, share information, launch grassroots activities and showcase solutions that others can follow.

Through communication activities and events and by using multiple channels and tools, the Covenant will create awareness and understanding of climate change based on sound scientific evidence. It will also inspire individuals and organizations to get involved and encourage sustainable behaviors.

The Commission wants to hear citizens’ ideas for the European Climate Pact and their views on how to make the Pact as effective, inclusive and ambitious as possible. That is why a public consultation is being launched, to shape the final design of the Covenant.

More information on the consultation is available at: https://bit.ly/2ZIOpfl

About the European Climate Pact

The European Climate Pact aims to inform, inspire and encourage cooperation between people and organisations ranging from national, regional and local authorities to businesses, trade unions, civil society organisations, educational institutions, research and innovation organisations, consumer groups and individuals.

Direct consultations with citizens could be organised using formats such as citizens’ dialogues, citizens’ assemblies and more. As appropriate, these platforms will be linked to existing initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy or the CITIZENV dialogues with young people across Europe.

The Green Deal is the EU’s new strategy for tackling climate change, designed to make Europe’s economy sustainable, cleaner, safer and healthier.

The vehicle for promoting this broad social mobilization, which brings together people, industry, civil society and public authorities at all levels, will be the ‘Climate Pact’, which will be launched in the third quarter of 2020.

The online public consultation is open until 17 June 2020.

Contact us:
Beatriz Martinez: beatriz.martinez@finnova.eu

New European Green Deal call

27.05.2020. The European Commission has opened a public call to shape a new Horizon 2020 call for proposals that will aim to strengthen research and innovation related to the European Green Deal.

The call for proposals is expected to be published in mid-September and will have a budget of 1 billion euros.

The call seeks to fund projects that provide solutions to the main priorities of the Green Pact, supporting

pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products;
innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition;
social and value chain innovation.
In addition to supporting technological development and demonstration, the call also seeks new ways to engage civil society and empower citizens.

This public consultation on the Green Pact allows CILIFO project partners and citizens to provide their assessments for the future Green Pact, which may affect the issues addressed by CILIFO.

The call will be structured in 11 areas, 8 thematic and 3 horizontal:

 

DEADLINE: 3rd June 2020

More information : https://bit.ly/2ZCjwsW

Contact: Beatriz Martínez (beatriz.martinez@finnova.eu)

 

Finnova presents CILIFO to the European Commission’s Director General for Research and Innovation

23.03.2020. The European Commission invited the Foundation to Finnova to take part in the hackathon of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation on 27th February 2020.

During the event, the Foundation took the opportunity to inform, communicate and disseminate the CILIFO project, both internationally and within the European Commission. All this was done within the framework of the international communication tasks of the CILIFO project entrusted to Finnova; and of its actions in Brussels, which were included in the CILIFO project form.

The Hackathon is a working methodology used by the European Commission that allows it to extract innovative ideas in order to formulate its future policies and future financial programmes for the next period 2021-2027.

The day consisted of several working groups (in this case there were 4 working groups), where each group competed to generate the most innovative ideas that could be included in future Community policies. The winning group was given an honorary title. The group in which Finnova participated, together with other entities, won with respect to the challenge of “how to achieve a carbon neutral city by 2030”. Finnova presented innovative solutions from incubated/accelerated companies in the “Firefighting Open Innovation Lab – CILIFO”, among other contributions that were made.