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Green Deal Funding Alert - September 2023  

This is the latest edition of the Green Deal Funding Alert. It is a monthly newsletter that keeps you informed about funding opportunities and initiatives that support sustainable development and transition to climate neutrality. Read on to find out how your local government can benefit from these initiatives!

​1. European Natura 2000 Award

Are you managing a Natura 2000 site? Are you helping to protect endangered habitats and species across the European Union?

Apply now for the European Natura 2000 Award and receive the recognition you deserve!

Winners will:

  • get recognition for their work: the award will showcase your success story and provide inspiration for others who manage and promote Natura 2000 sites;
  • Increase their media reach: in addition to promotion on Natura 2000 Awards channels, which results in much greater media attention and increased stakeholder awareness, finalists will be offered professional training in social media communications, which they can use both to promote the Award and in their day‑to‑day activities. They will also receive tailor-made visuals that they can use to communicate to their own networks;
  • receive benefits for ongoing activities: winners receive a small financial prize to help support their future conservation efforts and, of course, a trophy and a certificate.
​All the information on Natura 2000 award is available here. Apply now to receive the application form.

Deadline: 12 October 2023.

2. Procura+ Conference

​The Procura+ Conference invites public authorities to showcase their work on sustainable, innovation and circular procurement to over 250 attendees from Europe and the world.
Deadline: organisations interested can do so by filling in the Call for Contributions by 6 October 2023 EOB.

The call is open to all public authorities working with public procurement.
The conference will take place in Lisbon on 13-14 March 2024

3. Gender-equality index

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) will release the Gender Equality Index 2023 on 24 October 2023.
The Index will unveil this year's gender equality scores in areas of life such as knowledge, money, health, work, power and time. It will also discuss the green transition from a gender equality perspective.  

The Index will help answer several questions:
  • which EU Member States and domains improved the most in the Gender Equality Index 2023?
  • why a gender perspective is critical for the European Green Deal
  • how to make the green transition socially fair and just
Want to learn more about the EIGE's Gender Equality Index?

Follow the next conference on 24 October, 10:30-13:00 CET - Gender Equality Index 2023: A sustainable transition for everyone – where do gender equality and the European Green Deal meet?  

4. Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Are you looking for successful projects on financing energy efficiency, climate adaptation and innovative energy planning, as well as initiatives working across Europe to facilitate the market for climate and sustainable energy finance?

Join the annual conference: the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place on 25 October 2023 at Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place.

The conference brings together cities, financial institutions and other stakeholders to exchange on good practices and successful solutions to common challenges.

Register here to attend the event and come to meet us at our Green Deal Going Local stand in the venue.

Any questions?
Our Green Deal team will be happy to help you. Contact:​​
If you missed last month's edition of the Funding Alerts you can catch up here.

Green Deal Going Local Campaign Secretariat.

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