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EU-funded environmental projects in GM laid out in new report

European Transnational Programmes are managed centrally by the European Commission in Brussels and the main focus of the programmes is to support collaborations to address the challenges of today and tomorrow.

All areas of activities are covered in the report, from fundamental research and innovation (Horizon 2020), to education (Erasmus+), policy reform (Interreg Europe) and demonstration actions (Interreg Northwest, Atlantic Area, LIFE).

This report builds on the work undertaken by the Greater Manchester European Environmental Funding Group (GMEEFG) that brings together colleagues from GM universities, the Low Carbon Hub, Enworks, Transport for Greater Manchester and the local councils to share information on European matters and develop projects for transnational funding.

The main goal of this report is to provide partners with a comprehensive and up-to-date list of environmental projects taking place in GM as a result of European funding with a view to raise the profile of these projects and the funds in GM, the UK and beyond.

All EU programmes are and will remain open to UK organisations while UK is still a member of the EU, even if projects continue beyond the point of departure of the EU.

This means that UK, and GM, has up two years to apply to these funds. What will happen post 2019 is uncertain and will be subject to the negotiations between UK and the EU.

However there are good indications that UK may still participate in some of the EU Programmes in the same way that many non EU countries participate in programmes such asĀ Erasmus+ or Horizon 2020.

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