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WIDER project presents itself to EU institutions in Brussels

Fifteen targeted meetings with representatives of various EU institutions were held on 10 and 11 December in Brussels within the first WIDER EU level Road Show, organised as part of the project's networking activities.

WIDER delegations -  composed of 1-2 consortium partners, international knowledge providers and experts involved in the implementation of project pilot activities - presented project results as well as its tested innovative methodology to a number of relevant Directorates-General and other EU associations. The aim was to show how the results achieved are in line with the latters’ objectives and explore their potential interest in follow-up related synergies.

EU representatives showed great interest in the WIDER project and expressed their appreciation for specific achievements. They also provided some precious advice and insight, useful for the project follow up.
  The project WIDER "Green groWing SMEs: Innovation and Development in the energy sector in mEd aRea" addresses challenges raised by the ageing trend in Europe, in particular the challenge of elderly people living in inadequate and high-maintenance costly homes. Through its innovative measures, specifically designed for the purpose of the project, WIDER presents concrete opportunities for SMEs to gain the necessary knowledge to develop products and services that respond to specific needs of the elderly in terms of eco-smart housing solutions.
The project is co-financed by the EU Programme MED (2007-2013) with an overall budget of around 2.5 Mio EUR. The project lasts for 30 months (until 30 June 2015) and its consortium includes ten partners from Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, France, Greece, Spain and Portugal.

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