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Please find below a list of events of interest to EU Ecolabel stakeholders and the public:


Date Title Venue

Business Cosmetics Regulatory Summit

The beauty industry is evolving at a rapid pace and manufacturers are increasingly looking for new ways to stand out from the crowd. This can present challenges for regulatory professionals, who are often tasked with bringing a product to market quickly while meeting marketing demands. At the Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit, you will learn about the latest beauty trends and innovations that are transforming the industry, and best practice when it comes to regulation and marketing.

Barcelona, Spain


The 2018 European Green Capital, the City of Nijmegen (Netherlands), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Government of the Netherlands, PIANOo and the European Commission are organising the 10th edition of the EcoProcura Conference on Sustainable, Circular and Innovation Procurement. EcoProcura 2018 will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations. The interactive programme will focus on European policy and international initiatives, and explore topics such as the potential and implementation of circular procurement, life-cycle costing, monitoring and e-procurement.

Nijmegen, Netherlands

Sustainable Products in a Circular Economy’ conference organized by Business Bridge Europe, in close cooperation with the European Commission.
The conference website can be found here: The Conference will provide input for the Commission in preparing the initiative ‘toward an EU product policy framework contributing to the circular economy’, for which a roadmap was published in May 2018:

Brussels (Charlemagne building), Belgium

European Day of Sustainable Communities

The conference aims to engage European Union (EU) policy-makers and stakeholders in Brussels by demonstrating how community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability have a vital role to play in achieving climate targets. The potential of community-led action is significant and the EESC is delighted to work together with ECOLISE to promote local action on sustainability. The conference takes place within the context of the 2nd European Day of Sustainable Communities and is part of the ongoing collaboration between the EESC and ECOLISE.

Brussels, Belgium

Circularity In The Built Environment Enabled By Digitalization

This event aims at sharing knowledge and showcasing tools that are already available for circular construction. The objective is to learn from different approaches and build a road towards a circular construction sector that can provide climate positive solutions in a resource positive way. Parallel sessions will explore what still needs to come and how to scale up European results at the global level.

You can consult the latest Programme of the event here.

Brussels, Belgium

Advanced Biofuels Conference

During 18–20 September, 2018, the Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO) is organising its 4th Advanced Biofuels Conference, in Gothenburg. The conference starts with study visits and is followed by two conference days that cover the aviation, maritime and land transport sectors. This conference highlights the latest projects and plants with leading international experts presenting an update on biofuel technologies. The Advanced Biofuels Conference is intended for those who are interested in creating a sustainable transport sector. Speakers and delegates are policy makers and politicians, leading scientists, researchers, engineers, as well as executives and representatives from companies and organisations.

Gothenburg, Sweden
13 — 16 June 2018

6th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management:

The LIFE project PAVEtheWAySTE organised by Directorate-General Environment (ENV) will hold an event on sustainable management of solid waste at the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management (NAXOS 2018): PAVEtheWAySTE event, Naxos, Greece.

Naxos Island, Greece
5 June 2018

UN World Environment Day 2018

“Beat Plastic Pollution”, is the theme for World Environment Day 2018 that will take place in India this year.

4 — 10 June 2018

EU Sustainable Energy Week:

On 5 June 2018, EUSEW will open its annual 3-day policy conference in Brussels dedicated to the energy transition.

A special session on the circular economy will cover the EU Ecolabel. Speakers from companies and organisations will discuss how existing EU tools designed for sustainable consumption and production help them use energy and resources in smarter ways:

Brussels, Belgium
30 May — 5 June 2018

European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018:

The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It takes place every year from 30 May until 5 June. European-wide

29 May 2018 Technical Workshop European Ecolabel Cleaning Products

The Spanish Committee on Detergency, Surfactants and Related Industries (CED), in collaboration with the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia, organize a technical workshop on the European Ecolabel for cleaning products.

The aim of the Workshop is to inform about the new criteria of the 6 cleaning product groups and the application and renovation process.

There will be representatives from detergent industry, business associations, technology centres and public administrations involved.

More information and registrations:

Catalonia, Spain
23 May 2018

Challenging requirements for detergents in the framework of the EU Ecolabel

This conference organised by the Polish Competent Body highlights the different procedures required for the EU Ecolabel certification of detergents and provides general information on the EU Ecolabel.

Warsaw, Poland

21-25 May 2018

EU Green week 2018 will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.

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.

EU Ecolabel will be presented by Michaela Reitterer, President of the Austrian Hotel Association, Founder of SleepGreenHotels and owner of Boutiquehotel Stadthalle on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 09:30 to 11:00

Opens in Utrecht, The Netherlands and closes in Madrid, Spain

15-18 May 2018


With cleaning products and solutions, inspiring sessions on cutting edge topics and the technology of the future, this is where you gain an overview of business opportunities in the professional cleaning industry.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

13-16 May 2018

3rd Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference:

This conference not only provides a forum for chemistry related topics such as synthesis and technical aspects of chemistry and its products, but the broader context that is necessary to enable long term viable and globally applicable contributions of chemistry to the SDGs.

Berlin, Germany

26-29 April 2018 10th International Fresenius Conference "Detergents and Cleaning Products", Mainz, Germany
24-25 April 2018 Plastics Recycling Show Europe Session on EU Ecolabel " The use of recycled HDPE and PP by brand owners and the future of HDPE recycling" Amsterdam, Netherlands
23-25 April 2018 Final Conference of the Environmental Footprint Pilot Phase– Register here. Brussels, Belgium
10 April 2018 AFNOR / ADEME/ FED Ile de France – EU Ecolabel Cleaning Services Conference - Register here. Paris, France
27-29 March 2018 AFNOR will be present at EUROCOAT 2018 taking place in Paris at la Porte de Versailles. They will communique on EU Ecolabel paints and varnished: Paris, France
22 March 2018 ircular Regions on the Way - A vision on Cohesion Policy Beyond 2020 : RETRACE Interreg Europe Project Politecnico di Torino: Torino, Italy
22 March 2018 World water day: World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century: Worldwide
23 January 2017 Webinar EU Ecolabel for Personal, Notebook and Tablet Computers
The European Commission recently adopted new EU Ecolabel criteria for computers (personal, notebook and tablet computers). These new criteria make the EU Ecolabel a leader in promoting a circular economic model by improving energy efficiency, restricting hazardous substances and encouraging designs that lead to a longer product lifetime and make repair, upgrade and recycling easier.
08 February 2017 2nd Ad-Hoc Working Group Meeting for the revision of the EU Ecolabel Criteria for lubricants Seville, Spain
14 – 15 March 2017 Cleaning Products Europe 2017
Europe's transition to a circular economy - EU Ecolabel criteria on detergents

First half of 2017 the European Commission is adopting 6 criteria sets for detergents that includes laundry detergents, dishwasher detergents for professional and household use. There are more than 500 licences across European countries. Products that hold this licence have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle. That includes limited impact to the aquatic environment, provides energy savings and replacement of hazardous substances by safer substances. During the revision process of 6 detergent product groups the European Commission came up with new requirements: even less harmful and classified substances, exclusion of harmful fragrances, additional improvements on recyclability, packaging etc., EU Ecolabel criteria are also the first ones to ban the micro-plastics.
Barcelona, Spain
08 May 2017 Conference on Sustainable Tourism
In the context of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, the European Commission has the pleasure to organize a High Level Conference on The opportunities and challenges of Sustainable Tourism.
Valleta, Malta
October 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Global Ecolabelling Network Stockholm, Sweden
26 – 28 October 2016 The European Forum on Eco-innovation Forum
A key event for stakeholders from business, finance and relevant technology fields as it provides a broad platform to discuss strategies related to eco-innovation.

In the products and services category ALGO PAINT, sustainable and eco-friendly algae-based decorative paint (EU Ecolabel product) was proposed for an award.
Tallin, Estonia
18 - 20 October 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Global Ecolabelling Network
Within the framework of the event the presentation on Circular Economy package and its main principles and how the EU Ecolabel can acts as a pioneer in promoting circular economy was given by European Commission.
Kiev, Ukraine
27 - 28 September 2016 Global Green Destination Day
The EU Ecolabel was given recognition to sustainable tourist accommodations and campsites across Europe. It is a proud partner of the 2016 Global Green Destinations Day, and the European Commission joined the celebration of World Tourism Day in Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016.
Ljubljana, Slovenia