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Funding Scheme for the Introduction of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

We would like to inform you that the Department of Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, in the context of promoting the Community System of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) in companies, announced the launching of the State Funding Scheme 2024 for the Introduction of an Environmental Management System based on the provisions of the relevant Regulation 1221/2009/EC.

The Scheme concerns the provision of state funding to enterprises and organizations of all economic activities (private, semi-governmental, or even public sector if they carry out an economic activity defined in the Funding Scheme) that will install an Environmental Management System according to EMAS, per the provisions of Regulation 1221/2009/EC, to address the environmental aspects of companies/organizations, reduce the use of natural resources and continuously improve their environmental performance.

The Scheme is based on de minimis aid. It provides for a subsidy of 70% of the expenditure for the provision of services for the installation of an Environmental Management System, with a maximum amount of €2,000, and for system verification and validation a maximum amount of €500. With the same amount, €500, the Transition Expenditure from ISO 14001 to EMAS is also financed.

The deadline for submitting applications is November 1, 2024. Entitled to apply are all companies and organizations that will apply for registration in the EMAS Registry at the latest by the above date.

For the Project Guide as well as the application form click here.

For further details, please get in touch with the competent Environment Officer, Ms. Georgiou-Tsiakalou Natalia, by telephone number 22-408923 and email:

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