LIFE byProtVal participated in the National Environment Congress that was held in Madrid on November 28th and 29th, 2018.
The National Congress on Environment (CONAMA) is an essential meeting for environmental networking, knowledge and experiences sharing and the creation of collaborative networks between the different Spanish and Ibero-American stakeholders that work in sustainable development. The aim of its 14th edition, which had more than 8,700 visitors, was to promote the meeting of the challenges that commit Spain within the framework of the UN 2030 Agenda and the EU's objectives for 2020, 2030 and 2050. Not in vain, the motto of the 2018 edition was "Approaching 20.30".
The LIFE project byProtVal was presented by means of the technical communication entitled "Synergies between agri-food and industrial sectors: Promoting the Circular Economy".
On June 13th 2018, LIFE byProtVal beneficiaries received the first monitoing visit by the external monitoring team. During the meeting, that was held at INESCOP premises, the project beneficiaries presented the work they had carried out during the first nine months of project development.
LIFE byProtVal beneficiaries met on March 14th 2018 at TRUMPLER premises in Barberà del Vallès tu discuss on the project progress achieved during its first 6 months of life.
On 14th September 2017, byProtVal beneficiaries gathered at INESCOP facilities to kick off this new LIFE project.
LIFE byProtVal participated in the kick-off meeting of the LIFE projects approved in the call for 2016.
On 17th and 18th October 2017, the MCE Conference & Business Centre, in Brussels, hosted the kick-off meeting of the LIFE - Environment and efficiency of resources Projects that had been approved in the call for 2016.
During the first day, four parallel sessions discussed technical issues relating to the different projects. LIFE byProtVal participated in the session “Resource Efficiency/Waste 1”.
After the presentation of different projects, representatives of EASME (Executive of the Committee European Agency for small and medium-sized industries) and NEEMO (external monitoring and support to the broadcasting team) made an analysis of each project, indicating their strengths and possible weaknesses, engaging in a discussion on how to deal with them in order to ensure the adequate development of the project and subsequent sustainability, replicability and transferability.
In addition, representatives of the DG-Environment of the European Commission, EASME and NEEMO presented the novelties of the Circular Economy Package, as well as main particularities of the LIFE programme regarding management, dissemination and justification of projects.
Finally, it is worthy to point out that the event allowed to initiate the first networking actions with projects related to LIFE byProtVal.