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GRTU Executive Elaine Zammit has attended an EU funding information session organised by Europe Direct Central region, one of the three Europe Direct Information Centres situated in Malta and Gozo. This event focused on various funding schemes that would assist in financing SME projects.
The funding programmes presented during the information session which targeted SMEs are listed below:
Interreg Med 2014-2020 programme
This programme will mainly focus on alliances that will create exchanges, increase communication and share knowledge and experiences between the projects.
This scheme centres on the development of a new and innovative public intervention to reach three successive phases which are:
The funding programme will have three different modules which are defined by:
A project can be composed by one or several modules depending on its strategy and main objectives, expected results, competences and experience of the partnership.
The projects must also fall under three priority axis. These include:
Priority Axis 1: Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth.
Specific Objective 1
Priority Axis 2: Fostering low-carbon strategies and energy efficiency in specific MED territories: cities, islands and remote areas.
Specific objective 2.1:
Specific objective 2.2:
Specific objective 2.3:
Priority Axis 3:Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources.
Specific objective 3.1:
Specific objective 3.2:
The first call will be open on 17thJune 2015 and the call envisaged to remain open for 4 months.
ENPI CBC MED Programme 2014-2020
This transnational cooperation programme aims to foster a fair, equitable and sustainable economic development; improve social and territorial development for cross-border integration; Valorise participating countries’ territories and value.
The overall objective of the programme is to:
Thematic objective 1: Business and SMEs development
The main aim is to create economic opportunities and jobs to reduce high rates of unemployment through the following priorities:
Thematic objective 2: Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
Innovation is essential for the competitiveness and productivity of Mediterranean economies and is to be enhanced via the following priorities:
Thematic objective 3: Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty
This priority will address:
Thematic objective 4: Environment protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
This theme seeks to achieve a more sustainable Mediterranean region by enhancing efficiency in waste, water and energy management, together with the conservation of coastal areas through these priorities:
Through this programme you will be able to partner up with not only entities from EU Member states but also from other countries such as:
First calls for project proposals will be launched in the early months of 2016.
The aim of this programme is geared towards strengthening cooperation between Malta and Sicily. The programme contains four priority axis:
Priority Axis 1:
Priority Axis 2:
Priority Axis 3:
Priority Axis 4:
The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.
A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).