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GREEN ASSIST: a new advisory service for cities and regions

Published on 05.12.2023

If you are involved in the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) you might be interested in GREEN ASSIST. This initiative is a new advisory service delivered under InvestEU, with funding from the LIFE programme. It aims at building up a pipeline of impactful green investment projects, including circular economy projects. So keep reading to discover all the benefits that GREEN ASSIST has to offer!

Countries: EU-27, Iceland, Ukraine, Moldova, North Macedonia

What is the GREEN ASSIST?

GREEN ASSIST aims to support the European Green Deal by building a pipeline of impactful green investment projects across various sectors, including the circular economy. 

It provides public and private project promoters with free, on-demand, technical and/or financial advisory services to green their investments. More specifically, it supports them in strengthening the viability and sustainability of their investment projects.

To do so, the initiative offers a large pool of hand-picked experts from all over Europe to ensure the support delivered is tailored to the specific needs of project promoters.

How can CCRI stakeholders benefit from the GREEN ASSIST?

CCRI stakeholders can gain access to state-of-the-art expertise to help implement their green investment projects. The experts can help, for instance, with project preparations, a review of business plans or cost-benefit analysis, supply chain assistance, an assessment of environmental impacts, etc. 

If you wish to apply as a beneficiary, the InvestEU Advisory Hub Central Entry Point is the best way to place a request. As you make your way through the application process, be sure to follow the guidance document for submitting a request.

I would like to be part of the pool of GREEN ASSIST experts and share my expertise with beneficiaries, what do I need to do?

CCRI stakeholders can also offer their services as experts, with a particular focus on the circular economy. This would be a perfect opportunity for CCRI experts to help organisations and project promotors improve their investments and make their projects more sustainable. If you are interested in becoming a GREEN ASSIST expert, please apply to join the GREEN ASSIST Roster of Experts.

More information

If you would like to know more about Green Assist, visit its website or register your interest.


CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

CEAP2 key product value chain

e.g. chemicals, cosmetics, bio-based industries

including bio-based economy

Type of territories involved

large 500 000-200 000, medium 200 000-50 000, and small cities 50 000-5 000

large metropolitan area >1.5 million, metropolitan area 1.5 million-500 000

predominantly urban regions, intermediate and predominantly rural regions, refer to TERCET typology NUTS 3 region