• The Finnova Foundation, partner of LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0, participates in Brussels in a debate on youth and circular economy in the framework of the Erasmus+ CEYOU project.
  • During the event, the European project on circular economy and green energy generation with LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 was presented.

Brussels, 17.02.2022

The Finnova Foundation, partner of the LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 project, participated on Wednesday, February 16th in a conference on youth and their awareness of the circular economy in the framework of the Erasmus+ CEYOU (Circular Economy for Youth) project organized by the Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management. Paula Antón, translator at the Finnova Foundation, participated in the event, held at the Solbosch Campus of the Free University of Brussels, to present the LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0.

During the event, there was a debate on the tools provided to young people to participate and empower them in local circular initiatives. As well as on the measures that are being carried out to drive the transformation towards circular models and the needs of youth to understand and act on environmental actions.

Paula Antón, representing the Finnova Foundation, explained what the Spanish-Belgian Foundation is, what its areas of specialization are and the initiatives launched such as the Startup Europe Awards. This initiative is promoted by the European Commission to foster the business ecosystem of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs, so that their ideas and businesses can begin to grow and establish themselves in the European Union.

Sustainable development and environment: LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0.

On the other hand, Antón presented the opportunities offered by the LIFE Programme for the financing of projects related to sustainable development and the environment. In this sense, she explained the LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0. project, in which Finnova participates as a partner, which allows transforming sludge from wastewater treatment plants into green energy through technology.

Initiatives in the European Year of Youth

Coinciding with the European Year of Youth, Paula Antón presented the European initiative Nextalentgeneration EU, which aims to create a European alliance that brings together different types of entities on an information platform to offer training opportunities within the EU. In this way, transnational mobility is promoted while improving the employability and training of young people.

In this context, the EU Training Platform, an e-learning platform of the Finnova Foundation for courses on EU funds, circular economy and European funding programmes, among others, were introduced.

About the Finnova Foundation (https://finnova.eu/en/home_eng/)

European foundation for innovation funding based in Brussels whose objectives are to promote public-private cooperation through innovation to address societal challenges such as employment, training, entrepreneurship, the UN SDGs, circular economy, etc. Finnova organizes the Startup Europe Awards, an initiative of the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation, to recognize the best European startups in the social field.