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Climate Neutrality and the Western Balkans in terms of regional cooperation

Climate Neutrality and the Western Balkans in terms of regional cooperation

2021. 06. 04.
On 3 June 2021, the Green Policy Center and the Equilibrium Institute organized a large-scale online event titled ’Climate-neutral Hungary 2050’. The even reflected on the adoption of the Act XLIV of 2020 on Climate...
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Sustainable finance solutions in Central and Eastern Europe

Sustainable finance solutions in Central and Eastern Europe

2021. 05. 26.
The International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC) hosted the first Central and Eastern Europe Sustainable Finance Summit on 17-21 May 2021, the first ever conference on the different aspects and contexts of finance...
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Ökoindustria 2021

Ökoindustria 2021

2021. 04. 30.
The Western Balkans Green Center (WBGC) has participated in the international panel discussion of Ökoindustria 2021 taking place on April 28-30, 2021. This time, the exhibition of the Hungarian green industry...
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New projects of the Western Balkans Green Centre are available on the Energy Community's investment coordination platform

New projects of the Western Balkans Green Centre are available on the Energy Community's investment coordination platform

2021. 03. 23.
The Vienna-based Energy Community's Donors' and IFIs' Coordination meeting took place on March 17, 2021, to which the Western Balkans Green Centre (WBGC), a development agency with an international mandate under the...
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Hungarian companies and higher education institutions contributing to the development of the Western Balkans

Hungarian companies and higher education institutions contributing to the development of the Western Balkans

2021. 03. 17.
The Call for Applications of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MIT), aiming to support climate protection efforts of the countries of the Western Balkans region and expanding export opportunities of...
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The Center’s second Call has been closed

The Center’s second Call has been closed

2020. 12. 16.
Despite all the economic challenges due to the pandemic our second Call for climate protection activities attracted significant attention. The applications are of high quality, that prove the preparedness and...
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Belt and Road Energy Partnership Cooperation Forum

Belt and Road Energy Partnership Cooperation Forum

2020. 12. 03.
The second Belt and Road Energy Cooperation Forum, titled: „Green Energy Investment Promotes Inclusive Economic Recovery” was organized by the National Energy Administration of China on 3 December 2020. 
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Article about WBGC’s Call in Hungarian National Journal

Article about WBGC’s Call in Hungarian National Journal

2020. 12. 02.
Supporting the Western Balkans through investment and foster cooperation in climate-protection are the milestones of WBGC’s activities, as the article states. 
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Albania and Serbia in focus of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – an online event with WBGC’s contributions

Albania and Serbia in focus of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – an online event with WBGC’s contributions

2020. 11. 26.
The Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Green Center organized an online event about Albanian and Serbian export markets and available funds on 25 november 2020. 
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WBGC/2: FAQ available!

WBGC/2: FAQ available!

2020. 11. 25.
FAQ in Hungarian is ready to help applicants in preparing their applications for our Call for financing climate protection projects in the WesternBalkans. The document will be updated on a weekly basis until the...
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Western Balkans: the coal keg of Europe as a trigger of change?

Western Balkans: the coal keg of Europe as a trigger of change?

2020. 11. 24.
An oped by László Örlős, Managing Director on CEENERGY NEWS about the energy sector challenges, climate financing opportunities of the Western Balkans and Hungary’s Green Center’s role in fostering a real green...
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WBGC/2: Call available in English!

WBGC/2: Call available in English!

2020. 11. 16.
The Call for Applications for Grant Financing Opportunity for Preparatory and Capacity Building Activities Related to Climate Protection Projects in the Western Balkans Region (Call, WBGC/2) is now available in...
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The Western Balkans Green Center has launched ist second Call for Applications

The Western Balkans Green Center has launched ist second Call for Applications

2020. 11. 06.
WBGC’s second Call for Applications (WBGC/2) for climate protection activities in the Western Balkans region is now accepting applications! 
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Sustainable finance and investment

Sustainable finance and investment

2020. 10. 12.
László Örlős, our Managing Director moderated the discussion „Sustainable finance and investment” at the first Budapest Climate Summit.
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Registration started: WBGC-2020/2

Registration started: WBGC-2020/2

2020. 10. 05.
Registration for interested parties in WBGC’s second Call for Applications for climate protection activities in the Western Balkans region has started! 
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Virtual information day: Climate finance – opportunities in the Western Balkans

Virtual information day: Climate finance – opportunities in the Western Balkans

2020. 09. 25.
A virtual info day was held on 25 September 2020 about the second Call for Applications for climate protection activities of Hungarian enterprises in the Western Balkans region, which is expected to be launched...
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Our partner event: the Budapest Climate Summit

Our partner event: the Budapest Climate Summit

2020. 09. 16.
Budapest Climate Summit is a niche event focusing on the green transition of the CEE region, taking place on 9 October 2020 for the first time. 
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Our projects listed on Energy Community’s website

Our projects listed on Energy Community’s website

2020. 07. 27.
Hungary’s Western Balkans Green Center is on the international radar screen: Energy Community’s Donor Coordination Platform.
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Incentivizing regional climate protection efforts is Hungary’s strategic interest

Incentivizing regional climate protection efforts is Hungary’s strategic interest

2020. 07. 20.
Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement/Member of the European Commission and Péter Kaderják, State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy, MIT discussed integration of the Western Balkans...
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MIT and the Green Center organized its Announcement Ceremony and Press conference

MIT and the Green Center organized its Announcement Ceremony and Press conference

2020. 06. 18.
The Announcement ceremony and press conference related to the first Call for Applications of WBGC took place on 17 June 2020. 
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The Green Center publishes the results of its first Call

The Green Center publishes the results of its first Call

2020. 06. 17.
The Western Balkans Green Center is pleased to publish the results of its first Call for Applications. 
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XI. LIFE CLIMA Workshop

XI. LIFE CLIMA Workshop

2020. 06. 09.
XI. LIFE CLIMA Workshop: Writing Successful LIFE Proposals was held through video presentations published on YouTube on 8 June 2020. 
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WBGC went live

WBGC went live

2020. 04. 23.
The Center went live during the LIFE Clima virtual information day on 20 April 2020. 
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LIFE CLIMA virtual information day

LIFE CLIMA virtual information day

2020. 04. 21.
LIFE Clima virtual information day was held on 20 April 2020, in response to the pandemic situation, innovatively through video presentations using Youtube playlist and live stream.
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Call for Applications has been modified

Call for Applications has been modified

2020. 04. 20.
In response to the pandemic situation, WBGC has modified the rules and conditions of submitting the Appendix: Letter of support from a local corresponding authority for its Call WBGC-2020/1. 
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Closing of the Center’s first Call for Applications

Closing of the Center’s first Call for Applications

2020. 04. 06.
Successful closing of our first Call for Applications at Hungary’s Green Center. 
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LIFE CLIMA virtual information day

LIFE CLIMA virtual information day

2020. 04. 01.
The LIFE CLIMA information day will be held in virtual format on 20 April 2020. 
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Call for Applications has been modified

Call for Applications has been modified

2020. 03. 19.
The Western Balkans Green Center has modified its Call for Applications (WBGC-2020/1, 13 February 2020). 
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Hungary’s green fund for Western Balkans a ‘win-win’

Hungary’s green fund for Western Balkans a ‘win-win’

2020. 03. 12.
Western Balkans Green Centre’s managing director, László Örlős tells BalkanInsight about plans to expand Hungary’s green economy investments to Southeast Europe.
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Workshop organized by Eximbank

Workshop organized by Eximbank

2020. 03. 10.
Full house at Hungary's Exim with interesting Q&A last Thursday that helped promote WBGC’s first Call for Applications for the Western Balkans in the climate space as well as MFA’s water program. 
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Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual event 2020

Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual event 2020

2020. 03. 06.
Annual launching event by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry with a focus on the Western Balkans. 
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Green transition with Hungarian support

Green transition with Hungarian support

2020. 03. 03.
Interview with László Örlős, PhD, Managing Director in Magyar Hírlap (in Hungarian language) .
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9th International Energy and Investment Days in Novi Sad

9th International Energy and Investment Days in Novi Sad

2020. 02. 27.
Insightful presentations and meetings with government officials of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and local companies as well as project developers, financiers and investors including UNDP, USAID and E3I at the...
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The first WBGC Call for Applications has been launched

The first WBGC Call for Applications has been launched

2020. 02. 25.
The Call supports climate protection projects to be implemented in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia.
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Climate finance measures in the Western Balkans

Climate finance measures in the Western Balkans

2020. 02. 04.
On 13 February 2020 the Western Balkans Green Center in cooperation with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MIT), Eximbank Hungary and Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize a forum titled:...
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