#EUGREENWEEK | 21-25 May 2018: Green Cities for a greener future
EU Green Week 2018 will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.
The week will officially open on 21/5 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and will close on 25/5 in Madrid (Spain). The high level EU Green Cities Summit will take place in Brussels, 22-24/5. Registration for participants for the high level EU Green Cities Summit in Brussels will be open from the 3rd April.
In addition, the programme also features many exciting events organised by partners around Europe, taking place from the end of April until mid-May. Check out what’s happening near you, watch the livestreaming and join social media conversations with #EUGreenWeek!
29th September 2017, Lyon (France)
GreenB project ended in Lyon with the international conference “Green B: On the road to eco-innovation” that took place in the splendid setting of the Palais du Commerce, supported by the European Commission and devoted to environmental sustainability in the business world.
Thank you to our local and international partners, stakeholders and participants!!
28th September 2017, Lyon (France)
The last partner meeting took place in Lyon at Italian Chamber of Commerce’ office. The long journey of the project partners, lasted 2 years, has come to its conclusion … waiting for the upcoming final conference.
The main objective of GreenB project has been to plan and test a green business training module which has been develop the entrepreneurs’ and employees’ skills to make sense of the future changes in the environment.
Pilot testing of the GreenB training course was held in five countries (France, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Lithuania), organised and promoted by the local project partners. The objectives of the pilot session have been:
• To perform international pilot testing of the on-line training in each country to verify whether the training addresses the identified needs of green business entrepreneurs and employees.
• To improve the quality of the on-line training based on the feedback from the pilot testing.
60 participants and 9 trainers have expressed their opinion and perspectives on the quality of the training materials produced by the GreenB consortium.
The reasons for making the transition to a green economy, such as population growth, the deteriorating state of the environment, and dwindling natural resources, have long been acknowledged both in Europe and around the world.
Slovenia is also taking a decisive step in this direction, in order to maintain a competitive economy and raise the quality of living environment – as well as the prosperity of people. In this process, anyone can find a unique opportunity to contribute, as reflected by the title of this publication “Connected for Growth.” The Slovenian government is implementing a structured and systematic process of linking together knowledge and fulfilling the agreement that a green economy is our long-term strategic orientation through the Framework Programme for Transition to a Green Economy (www.vlada.si/zeleno).
This orientation is in line with strategic documents of international and European organisations and the orientations of the European Union, and at the same time is a response to global and national challenges.
Download the publication here
Did you know that there are two EU instruments, Horizon 2020 and Rural development policy (the second pillar of the CAP), which specifically support agriculture & forestry research & innovation? #H2020 #EU_RDP #EIPagri
The EU has some of the most comprehensive food safety standards in the world, and a well-established system of controls to make sure that those standards are met. But the EU is also a market that is open to world, encouraging trade with partner countries across the globe, and helping food and feed producers in other countries to meet the EU’s exacting standards is a key element. #EU_AgriFood #EU_AgriTrade
The brochure can be downloaded in English, see more at http://europa.eu/!xc49wc
11- 12 May 2017, Ljubljana and Maribor
Under the sponsorship of Slovenian Prime Minister Dr Miro Cerar, Circular Economy International Conference – impressions from 2nd day event – 500 participants, 30 speakers, 15 countries engaged.
Watch the video > https://youtube.com/watch?v=XYLL-mgZCJc
EU Green Week is an annual occasion to discuss European environmental policy. This year’s EU Green Week, with the theme ‘Green jobs for a greener future’, offered a platform to discuss the EU’s environmental policies and how they are creating green jobs and contributing to sustainable and socially responsible economic growth. In Brussels it has been marked by the EU Green Jobs Summit, which brings together policy-makers, environmentalists and representatives of the private sector and academia. More than 100 events and actions were taking place across Europe, as well as online and in social media.
We hope you enjoyed our EU Green Week 2017 event in Lyon, “New Economy: Greening the business in Europe” organised by Ccie Lyon in collaboration with Maison de l’Europe and the Italian Cultural Institute in Lyon.