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Latest Trends in Social & Environmental Responsibilities in Europe (LASER) is an initiative within the European Union’s Asia Invest Programme. The Asia-Invest Programme was launched in 1997 as an initiative of the European Union to promote and support business co-operation between the EU Member States and Asia. The Programme provides assistance to intermediary organizations to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between EU and Asian companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as to strengthen the framework conditions to increase trade and investment flows between the two regions. Asia-Invest emphasizes on three main areas of activity:

      1. Business to business match-making and partnership building;
      2. Asian private sector development, and
      3. Institutional capacity building, networking and dialogue

The important objectives within the LASER Project include:
To develop a decision support tool for local SMEs to understand, analyze and proactively prepare them to comply with the latest developments in environment & social responsibility requirements in EU, and thus reinforce and strengthen the existing business links with their EU business partners
Sensitize Asian business intermediaries on latest developments in EU pertaining to environment and social responsibility
Build capacity in the staff of Asian Business intermediaries to service the local business to interpret and comply with the requirements on environment & social responsibility in Europe
To strengthening networking between Asian and EU business intermediaries to enhance closure and continued exchange of experience and information on the subject area, thereby having an induced positive impact on bilateral business between the two regions
To provide a platform for the businesses in EU and Asia to identify the complying business partners – to develop the platform and criteria for the businesses to be included on such platform.
Visit the official website for further information http://csr-euasia.org/ 

Project Partners

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International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR)

 

 

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Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO Belgium

 

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Network for Preventive Environmental Management (NetPEM) Public Trust

 

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European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

LASER Project sensitization in Sri Lanka

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Workshop on REACH
27.06.08 – Sustainable Chemical Management – Focus on REACH Pre-registration & Registration

 

 

On going

 

REACH Support – Helpdesk
This includes replying to the industry queries on how to get them started for REACH Pre-registration as well as access to the REACH Support portal for ECCSL member exporters.
For further information please contact eccsl@sltnet.lk

 

 

On going – On request

 

Group Workshops on REACH Regulation
Sri Lankan exporters on request will be provided assistance through the half day and full day workshops. The workshops could be handled in the form of 10 – 20 or 20 - 40 participant per training programme. All cost will be co-financed, with a nominal levy being charged on the participant.

 

 

On going – On request

 

REACH – Onsite Evaluation / Consultancy assistance
On request, Sri Lankan exporters who are of the view that their products require Pre-registration, will have access to REACH experts, who would assist the organisation in clearly evaluating and identifying the need for REACH Pre-registration process.

 

 

On going – On
request

 

 

REACH Pre-registration – Assistance
Sri Lankan exporters requiring REACH Pre-registration, and required hands-on assistance would be supported through the REACH Support Helpdesk.

For further  information on any of the above services, please contact ECCSL on 9411 2375486 or e mail eccsl@sltnet.lk

 

REACH Regulation : Creating awareness

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REACH Fact sheet

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REACH – Pre-registration

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REACH – Only Rep

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Notice of call for proposals (03/01/2006)


THE OPERATION

The Asia-Invest Programme 2003-2007 has been developed by the European Commission as part of its range of initiatives to promote EU-Asia economic cooperation.

The Asia-Invest is supported by the European Community for over a five year period with a budget of Euro 41 million. It is intended to facilitate investments and to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the European Union and Asia to internationalise their business strategies and to do business with each other for the first time.

The programme is designed to help SMEs to identify cooperation partners and provide them with the information necessary to make decisions on partnerships, markets and investments.

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and the EU Member States

 

ASIA-INVEST'S FINANCING INSTRUMENTS APPLICABLE TO SRI LANKA ARE AS FOLLOWS:

ASIA-INTERPRISE
ASIA-PARTENARIAT  
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
ASIA-INVEST ALLIANCE
Who may apply?

 


ASIA-INTERPRISE


BACKGROUND

One of the instruments that are offered by the Asia-Invest programme is business match-making activity, Asia-INTERPRISE.

It promotes medium scale sector-specific and multi-sector business meetings (100-300) companies. This provides a framework for possible linkages between small and medium-sized enterprises from Asian countries and the EU. Direct contacts between business managers are arranged in the form of one-to-one meetings.

Asia-INTERPRISE events may take place in the European Union or in Asia. The objective must be to arrange meetings between firms aimed at discussing possible cooperation projects in order to establish partnerships.

Financial support
The European Community (EC) may grant each Asia-INTERPRISE project a financial contribution of maximum 300,000 Euros. This contribution may not exceed 50% of the total eligible costs.


 

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ASIA-PARTENARIAT  

BACKGROUND
Asia-Partenariat is another business match-making activity supported by the Asia-Invest Programme.

The Asia-Partenariat programme promotes offers large scale multi-sector business meetings in Asia to facilitate partnerships between EU and Asian companies. This match-making event provides an ideal opportunity for SMEs to make direct contact with EU firms.

Financial support
The European Community (EC) may grant each Asia-PARTENARIAT project a financial contribution of maximum 1,200,000 Euros. This contribution may not exceed 50% of the total eligible costs.

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

BACKGROUND

This scheme aims at achieving better prospects for economic cooperation between Asian and European Companies.

Its objectives are as follows:

  • Improving the capability of Asian companies to adapt to European technical standards
  • To prepare them for economic cooperation with their European counterparts

Technical Assistance includes the following:

  • Upgrading the marketing and technical know-how of Asian SMEs
  • Training for Asian organisations on technical regulations for access to international markets
  • Collaborative workshops for standards and quality management
  • Exchange of best practice, production techniques, technological know-how to strengthen links to EU companies

Financial Support
The EC contribution will be up to 50% of the eligible costs for a maximum of Euro 150,000 for each proposal
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ASIA-INVEST ALLIANCE

BACKGROUND
The Asia-Invest Alliance supports Asian institutions to improve capabilities and provides opportunities to network with EU business intermediary organisations.

This project offers :
  • Workshops and training for staff of Asian business intermediary organisations
  • Mutual visits and staff exchanges between EU and Asian business intermediary organisations
  • Provide information linkages between EU and Asian counterparts

Financial Support
The EC contribution will be up to 75% of the eligible costs for a maximum of Euro 200,000 for each proposal.

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Who may apply?

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must comply with the following conditions.
  • Be organisations representing groups of companies such as industrial organisations federations of employers, chambers of commerce;
  • Act in consortium with other eligible partner organisations;
  • Have their headquarters in eligible European or Asian countries;
  • Be a non-profit making organisation;
  • Be directly responsible for the management of the proposed project, not acting as an intermediary.


This report is intended to facilitate the groups of European SMEs in their decision-making and strategy planning for new Asian markets and for the establishment of partnerships with Asian SMEs.


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Notice of call for proposals

Asia-Invest II Programme
EuropeAid/120735/C/G/Multi

The European Commission is seeking proposals for projects in the EU and in eligible countries in Asia, with financial assistance from the Asia-Invest II Programme. The Asia-Invest II Programme is designed to promote Euro-Asian business co-operation, with a particular emphasis on aiding European and Asian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in their internationalisation process, thus increasing their opportunities for mutual trade and investment. This Call for Proposals comprises the following four components for which grant support may be offered: Asia-VENTURE, Asia-INTERPRISE, Asia-Invest TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE and Asia-Invest ALLIANCE. The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/projects/asia-invest/index_en.htm.
There are two deadlines for submission of proposals:

(a) 15 March 2005 at 16.00, Brussels time; (b) 09 June 2005 at 16.00,
Brussels time.



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