The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, is the most important international financing institution supporting municipal environment investment projects in Central and Eastern Europe.
Sweden has substantial cooperation with EBRD in this field which now is extended with a new Environment and Climate Programme focussed on Swedish priority countries in Eastern Europe (i.a Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Bosnia, Serbia).
It will cover investments of 700–800 MSEK during 2009-2011.
Swedish companies engaged in water and wastewater, district heating and solid waste are invited to a seminar on the joint operations.
The seminar will be held Friday 27 November, 2009, at 9.00–12.00 at Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm.
Representatives from EBRD, Sida and the Project Export Secretariat of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will inform about EBRD and the EBRD-Sida/PES joint programmes in Eastern Europe.
A detailed programme and registration information will be available shortly.