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Commission awards ECU 12.67 million for defence conversion in Baden-Württemberg

The European Commission is to provide ECU 12.67 million to support the conversion of the defence sector and military sites in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, under the KONVER Community initiative.

The KONVER initiative aims to promote conversion to civilian production in firms tr...
The European Commission is to provide ECU 12.67 million to support the conversion of the defence sector and military sites in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, under the KONVER Community initiative.

The KONVER initiative aims to promote conversion to civilian production in firms traditionally concentrating on defence contracts, as well as to develop alternative employment possibilities.

The current Community aid is part of a total investment of ECU 51.699 million, with the remainder coming from the Land authorities and the private sector. The aid will go to projects in the Kreise Main-Tauber, Bodensee Rottweil, Ulm, Ostalb, Schwabisch-Hall, Mannheim, Tuttlingen and Calw areas.

Examples of projects include the transformation of the Dornier works in Friedrichshafen into a technology and industrial park, and the creation of a second science park in Ulm.
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