Easy green

Belgium
Phase: Management
Τύπος:
  • Access to finance
  • Transition to a low carbon economy
  • Advice
  • Support of SMEs
Τροποποιήθηκε: 07 September, 2020
Εγγενές όνομα:

Easy'green

Όνομα στην Αγγλική:

Easy'green

Coverage/Eligibility

The programme supports Belgian VSEs and SMEs, based in Wallonia, that develop innovative projects that reduce carbon emissions (eco-innovation). In addition the company has to exist for more than 3 years, is not considered to be in financial difficulty.

All sectors are eligible, apart for some exceptions:

  • Agriculture, fishing and aquaculture.
  • Shipbuilding.
  • Production and distribution of energy or water.
  • Banking, finance, insurance and insurance auxiliaries, property development.
  • Education and training, health, culture.

Main characteristics

Easy'green supports circular economy solutions and endorses the development of innovations having a direct impact on reducing carbon emissions. Besides, the programme aims to help enterprises reduce their energy consumption.

Within the framework of the Easy'green system, companies may benefit from: 

  • Evaluation of the eligibility of applying project, taking into account, in particular, its innovative nature and its impact on CO2 emissions;
  • Evaluation of the commercial prospects of proposed projects;
  • Evaluation of the financial situation of the applying company;
  • Financial support to carry out a project;
  • Consultancy for complementary financing solutions.

For the realisation of an eco-innovative project, the programme offers many different financing formulas in various forms and capital.

The maximum project amount should not exceed €1 million per project.

The project is managed by Novallia, a subsidiary of Sowalfin. Sowalfin is a public limited company founded by the Walloon Government in 2002 to facilitate access to finance for businesses. Funding is provided via the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)  programme in a collaboration between Wallonnia and the European government.

Funding

  • Regional funds
  • European funds
  • European Funds (ERDF)

Involved actors

Regional/local government
Walloon government
Άλλο
Sowalfin

Effectiveness

As of Septmeber 2020, approximately 170 projects are supported by Easy'Green and a funding granted of €33 million. It is estimated that these projects combined save approximately 11,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.

Strengths

No information available.

Weaknesses

Only for the Walloon region.

Παραδείγματα

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