Exhibition and Conference for SE Europe Environment Section – Waste Management and Recycling, Air 2022, IEC, Sofia / Postponed: seeSUSTAINtec 2021

Carlos de la Paz and Panos Fetsis

Carlos de la Paz

Working as an Environment Expert in the LIFE Communications team, Carlos de la Paz is responsible for the analysis and active dissemination of the results of produced by the more than 4 600 projects co-funded by LIFE. Carlos started his career as an intern at the UN’s International Trade Centre (Bureau of Policy and Programme), the agency responsible for implementing trade-related aid projects in developing countries. Between 2009 and 2010, he worked as Environment reference person in the Brussels’s office of the Regional Government of Andalusia. From 2011-2013, he worked as Research and Policy Officer at FARNET, the Support Unit of the European Commission (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) that assists in the implementation of the European Fisheries Fund’s strand to foster sustainable development in EU’s fisheries areas. Of Spanish nationality, Carlos has degrees in the following subjects: Law (2008), Political Sciences and Public Administration (2009); Diploma in Business Administration (2007). He speaks Spanish, English and French.


Panos Fetsis

Working as a Climate Change Expert in the LIFE Communications team, Panos is responsible for the active analysis and dissemination of the results of the LIFE Programme. Due to his concern over environmental degradation, he sought to combine his background in economics and 4 years of work experience at Ernst&Young with environmental and sustainable energy generation projects. At Piraeus Bank, as a coordinator in the first “Green Banking branch” in South-Eastern Europe, he provided consulting services in the field of environmental technologies, including economic, technical and policy advisory. Panos has actively participated in the elaboration of various EU environmental projects, mainly focused on three areas: socio-economic impact of natural resource management; climate change economic risks and opportunities; climate change mitigation technologies. Panos holds a master’s degree in economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management. He speaks Greek, English and French.

The LIFE programme - the EU funding tool for the Environment and Climate Action

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. Since 1992, the programme has co-financed more than 4600 projects all over the EU.

For the 2014-2020 funding period, LIFE will contribute approximately €3.46 billion to the protection of the environment and climate.

During their intervention in the 9th Waste Management & Recycling Conference and Exhibition for South East Europe, representatives from LIFE will explain to the audience about the LIFE programme and the funding opportunities it offers.
The LIFE workshop is of interest to potential applicants to the LIFE call for projects.


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