06/06/2003

European Agency offers 'small grants'

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work will provide forty grants to
encourage higher safety and health standards in Europe's small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs). The grants are part of a EUR 4 million funding scheme
which will help co-finance national and transnational/European projects that
promote the development and exchange of effective good practice among SMEs. The
grants, which will be between EUR 25,000 and EUR 200,000 are aimed at meeting
specific needs in three categories: training, information and communication on
risks and prevention and the provision of effective good practises. The
Agency's director, Hans-Horst Konkolewsky says that SMEs employ more than 65
per cent of the EU's workforce, but many have only limited safety and health
knowledge and capacity. "We are looking for innovative proposals that can make
a real difference in reducing safety and health risksin a sector which is vital
for Europe's economic growth," he says.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work