Environment Programme present at Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020
Environment Programme present at Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020

On the 23rd, the morning part of the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020 event will be dedicated to the Circular Economy theme: Increased application of circular economy principles in the Construction sector, with presentation of projects financed by the EEA Grants.

First Litter Collection Initiative
First Litter Collection Initiative

The Fishing the Plastic project's waste collection initiative aims to raise awareness of the urgent need to reduce plastic in the oceans.

Circular Buildings
Circular Buildings

This project aims to develop decision support tools to promote the increase of material reuse and the reduction in waste production in the Construction sector.

The objectives of the Bottle to Bottle project
The objectives of the Bottle to Bottle project

Ecoibéria - Reciclados Ibericos presented the objectives of its project “Bottle to Bottle: Top Quality PET for the circular economy of plastic bottles in Portugal” within the scope of the Call# 1of the Environment Programme.

Raising public awareness of the iREC project
Raising public awareness of the iREC project

One of the project’s aims is to evaluate the effectiveness of the introduction of the incentive program, supporting decision-making regarding the transition to the new mandatory deposit system.

The gamification platform of the iREC project
The gamification platform of the iREC project

Developed by Cascais Environment in partnership with New Faculty SBE, the iREC Project presents an innovative approach that unites retailers, collection services, research centers and companies in the waste sector for the management of single-use packaging, with the aim of increasing its correct routing, as well as its recycling.

Objectives of the Oeste + Recicla project
Objectives of the Oeste + Recicla project

Intermunicipal Community of the West creates a Project with the Norwegian partner Empower to implement a deposit system for packaging of non-reusable drinks in the 12 Municipalities of the West.

Deposit system for non-reusable beverage packaging in the Azores
Deposit system for non-reusable beverage packaging in the Azores

The project approved for the Azores under the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme of the EEA Grants, which was proposed by the Regional Environment Directorate, aims to implement a system for depositing non-reusable drinks packaging with a value of around 942,000 euros.

Rio Ceira River Basin Management to respond to Climate Change
Rio Ceira River Basin Management to respond to Climate Change

Within the general objectives of the EEA Grants reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and in strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation with donor countries, the Project aims to improve resilience and the capacity to respond to climate change in selected areas, through concrete measures to adapt to climate change, at the local level.

Fishing the Plastic
Fishing the Plastic

The Business as Nature Fishing the Plastic project is one of the six winning projects in the "Small Grants Scheme - Projects for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste", funded by the EEA Grants Environment Programme, which received 24 applications. The project was presented in partnership with the Municipality of Ovar.

Project Refill H2O IPVC
Project Refill H2O IPVC

Refill H2O IPVC is a project funded by EEA Grants under the Small Grants Scheme #1 - Projects for the prevention and awareness of marine waste reduction.

Municipality of Esposende and the identification of marine litter sources
Municipality of Esposende and the identification of marine litter sources

The E-REDES project, promoted by the municipality of Esposende in partnership with the Municipal Company Esposende Environment consists of providing biodegradable nets to the local fishing community, to assess the contribution of this initiative in reducing ghost fishing and introducing synthetic plastic material into the ocean.

LIPOR and IPDJ together against marine waste
LIPOR and IPDJ together against marine waste

The application submitted by LIPOR and IPDJ, under the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme 'Environment Programme', of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 - Small Grants Scheme # 1 - Projects for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste, was one of the 6 winners, among the 24 applications submitted.

Launch of the Environment Programme
Launch of the Environment Programme

On May 29th, the Programme Environment financed by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism - EEA Grants 2014-2021, will be publicly presented at the Auditorium of the Directorate General for Territory.

Presentation of the Environment Programme at CIP
Presentation of the Environment Programme at CIP

On the 13th of November an information meeting took place at Confederation of Portuguese Industry (CIP) headquarters, in Lisbon, with the purpose of introducing the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021.

First Mission to Norway for the Environment Programme
First Mission to Norway for the Environment Programme

The initiative, organized by the program operator, the Secretary General of the Ministry for the Environment and Energy Transition, took place between October 8 and 12, with the presence of Carlos Martins, Secretary of State for the Environment.

Visit to Ceira's River Basin in the Centre Region of Portugal
Visit to Ceira's River Basin in the Centre Region of Portugal

The National Management Unit and the Secretary General accompanied the Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Marins, in a preliminary visit to Ceira’s River Basin regarding the implementation of the Pre-Defined Project.