Upcoming Events

Public debate of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

In the context of the third anniversary of the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, the EESC hosts a public debate on how the EESC is working towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in practice. The agenda provides a discussion on how SDGs can be used to promote transparency in governance, a presentation of examples of how specific SDGs are supported and an exploration of next stages for civil society's role in the SDGs.

28 September 2018


Brussels, Belgium

Past Events

Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services in enlargement countries

"The aim of this workshop is to take stock of the progress made in enlargement countries on mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services, to analyse gaps in knowledge and to initiate training activities on mapping and modelling ecosystem services using a tiered mapping approach. The workshop will increase the capacity of enlargement countries to meet their international obligations under the Convention of biological diversity and increase the role of the MAES activities as crucial input to the IPBES regional assessments. The following countries will be invited to participate to the meeting: Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Israel, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro, and Iceland."

26-28 January 2016


Ispra, Italy

Practical course on Horizon 2020 proposal development

"This course is built on our direct experience gained over the past 15 years from developing and submitting proposals and implementing projects under the EU's Research Framework Programmes. The trainers of Europa Media are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of EU-funded research and innovation projects."

25-26 February 2016


Brussels, Belgium

24th European biomass conference and exhibition

"The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe. The EUBCE covers the entire value chain of biomass to conduct business, network, and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations, the vision is to educate the biomass community and to accelerate growth. The EUBCE will host a dynamic international Exhibition for companies and research labs to showcase their latest products and bringing scientists, technologists and key players together with leading Biomass industries and organisations."

6-9 June 2016


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

WIRE 2016 (Week for Innovative Regions in Europe)

"This 7th edition of the WIRE Conference provides a forum for policy dialogue on Research, Innovation, Regional Strategies and Growth. Held since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development."

8-10 June 2016


Riga, Latvia

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

"Take part in shaping Europe’s sustainable energy future! The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 will bring together public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses, and private consumers to share best practices and inspire new ideas about secure, clean and efficient energy."

13-17 June 2016


Brussels, Belgium

CEWEP’s 8th Waste-to-Energy Congress

"There is an obvious link between the important EU initiatives on the Circular Economy and Energy Union. This link is Waste-to-Energy. Therefore, in 2016 the European Commission will deliver a communication paper that exploits the potential of Waste-to-Energy by establishing synergies between resource efficiency, energy efficiency, circular economy and climate change. The Waste-to-Energy Congress will serve as an opportunity to have timely discussions on the latest policy developments and to hear all the news about Waste-to-Energy techniques and developments."

16-17 June 2016


Rotterdam, The Netherlands

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EUPVSEC 2016)

"The European Commission established the first of these conferences in 1981 (held at Stresa, Italy). EU PVSEC is now one of the premiere PV conferences globally, attracting over 1000 papers and about 3000 participants each year. This year's event will be held in München, Germany from the 21st untill the 24th of June."

20-24 June 2016


Munich, Germany

European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2016 (ECSEE2016)

"This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in sustainability, energy & the environment."

7-10 July 2016


Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Resource Waste Management

"RWM (Resource Waste Management) is the UK’s premier event for resource efficiency and waste management solutions. It is the only event of its kind, asked for by the industry, covering all aspects of the waste hierarchy. In partnership with CIWM the event spans each element of the industry and is shaped around the demands of this rapidly growing sector."

13 - 15 September 2016


Birmingham, United Kingdom

Horizon 2020 Information Day: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials

"The European Commission is organising an Information Day to present the 2017 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials". Representatives of the research community, business, and public authorities are invited to join the event."

14 September 2016


Brussels, Belgium

20th European Forum on Eco-innovation

"The Forum will examine financing opportunities for eco-innovative SMEs and will showcase successful companies who have succeeded in attracting investors and growing their business. It will explore the enabling factors and challenges of transitioning to a circular business model and will address these through the lens of business, finance and public sector. This event is jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment and the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Estonia."

26-28 October 2016


Tallinn, Estonia

European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) Ceremony

"The European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) celebrates companies at the forefront of eco-innovation, or that have a respect for the environment at the very core of their business principles. The European Business Awards for the Environment were established by the European Commission Environment Directorate-General in 1987. The awards are held every second year."

27 October 2016


Tallinn, Estonia

Sustainable Innovation Forum

"Be a part of the largest business-focused event taking place during the annual Conference of Parties (COP22) - the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2016 - taking place on 14-15 November at the Four Seasons Marrakech, Morocco."

14 - 15 November 2016


Marrakech, Morocco

Pollutec 2016

"Pollutec brings together professionals from around the world to discuss about innovative solutions that allows the reduction of the impact of human activities on the environment, whether it be in industry, local authorities or in the service sector."

29 Nov - 2 Dec 2016


Lyon, France

Workshop: Biodiversity in (environmental) management systems

"Global Nature Fund, European Commission/DG Environment and Lake Constance Foundation are inviting all experts in (environmental) management systems to the presentation of the Guidelines “EMAS and Biodiversity: How to address biodiversity protection through environmental management systems” and to an exchange on how to develop a sound biodiversity management in companies and other organizations."

12 Dec 2016


Brussels, Belgium

Green Catalysis by Design - Scientific Meeting and Student Winter School

"The “Green Catalysis by Design Scientific Meeting” will be held on the 23rd February 2017 and before this, a one day Winter School for young researchers on the 22nd February 2017, in the beautiful city of Padova, Italy. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together leading academics in the field to share and discuss recent scientific findings and to provide a forum to develop new European collaborative partnerships. The Green Catalysis by Design Conference is being organised by FP7-funded project NOVACAM, supported by the European Cluster on Catalysis."

22-23 Feb 2017


Padova, Italy

Save the Planet – South-East European Exhibition and Conference on Waste Management and Recycling

"Save the Planet is the only specialized business event in Bulgaria dedicated to waste management, following the trend of replacing the ‘take, make, dispose' model with a ‘circular economy’ approach across Europe.The exhibition’s focus is the South-East European market, which must respond timely to the growing environmental damage."

7-9 Mar 2017


Sofia, Bulgaria

EMAS Awards 2017 and High Level Conference on Sustainable Tourism

The European EMAS Award is the most prestigious award in environmental management and has been presented to EMAS registered organisations nearly every year since 2005. The theme for the 2017 edition of the EMAS Awards is ‘Contributing to making the European economy more circular'. On the same day as the EMAS Awards the European Commission will organise a High Level Conference on Sustainable Tourism on the occasion of the 2017 UN “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”.

8 May 2017


Valletta, Malta

Cleantech Forum Europe

"Now in its 13th year, Cleantech Forum Europe continues to be the place to create connections, to connect the dots across multiple industrial sectors being disrupted by information, bio and clean technology innovations, and to enjoy the annual Forum Awards dinner, the gathering of the leading upstarts, investors and incumbent corporations in ever more glamorous settings!"

16-18 May 2017


Helsinki, Finland

Conference “The role of EMAS in a circular economy”

"The General Directorate for Environmental Protection organises annual events dedicated to the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), aimed at promoting the principles of sustainable development. This year’s edition “The role of EMAS in a circular economy” will be held on 31 May in Warsaw."

31 May 2017


Warsaw, Poland

World Circular Economy Forum 2017

"Come and share experiences and select the best solutions that allow businesses to gain a competitive advantage, create more value and generate new growth and jobs in societies around the world. Find out how the circular economy presents new and unprecedented opportunities to create wealth and wellbeing, as well as how it is the essential engine to achieve the ambitious UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals."

5-6 June 2017


Helsinki, Finland

Responsible Business Summit Europe 2017

"The Responsible Business Summit is Europe’s leading CSR and Communications conference. It brings together the leading minds in responsible business to debate the key issues and opportunities in responsible and sustainable business."

7-8 June 2017


London, UK

EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

"The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe.The EUBCE covers the entire value chain of biomass to conduct business, network, and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations, the vision is to educate the biomass community and to accelerate growth."

12-15 June 2017


Stockholm, Sweden

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW2017) – policy conference

"The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. Awards for outstanding projects begin the week."

20-22 June 2017


Brussels, Belgium

European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2017 (ECSEE 2017)

"From natural phenomena and the results of climate change to pollution and societal traumas, migrations and war, the enormous challenges that face humankind and our environment are frequently daunting and difficult to comprehend. However, with every new challenge or disruption comes the opportunity for innovation and discovery [...]"

07-09 July 2017


Brighton, UK

Resource Waste Management (RWM)

"We connect innovators and influencers with businesses, public sector bodies, governments and not for profits to deliver solutions that are both environmentally sound and profitable. We do this because we want to play our part in One Planet Living."

12-14 September 2017


Birmingham, UK

18th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production, 2017

"The largest business-focused event held during the annual Conference of Parties (COP), the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017 heads to Bonn, Germany – the home of the UNFCCC. Now in its 8th year, the event will gather 600+ of the most influential national and local policy makers, UN agencies, business leaders, [...]"

01-05 October 2017


Skiathos Island, Greece


"The UN Climate Change Conference 2017 will take place under Presidency of the Government of Fiji in Germany. Diplomats, politicians and representatives of the public from all over the world will meet from 6 to 17 November in Bonn. [...]"

06-17 November 2017


BONN, Germany

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017

"The ERSCP is one of Europe's most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production."

13-14 November 2017


Bonn, Germany

International Conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism

"Many economies, and industries of the countries depend on tourism, which is able to direct the flow of the world. Cultural Tourism is the subset of tourism that is concerned with the country’s lifestyle in certain geographical areas, such as their, art, architecture, rituals, festivals, and more values that help convey the culture of the country itself. [...]"

27-29 November 2017


Thessaloniki, Greece

International Green Week Berlin, 2018

The 83rd International Green Week is an international exhibition on the food, agriculture and gardening industries. It presents traditional and innovative products and processes to visitors.

19-28 January 2018


Berlin, Germany

21st European Forum on Eco-Innovation

The European Forum on Eco-Innovation hosted by the Bulgarian Capital will examine solutions for improving air quality. Companies and public authorities that have succeeded in deploying new technologies or business models will meet with those looking for best practices.

05-06 February 2018


Sofia, Bulgaria

2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Communication

The “2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Communication” will focus on addressing the challenges in communicating climate change across various audiences.

07-09 February 2018


Graz, Austria

18th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018

The IARC is a congress for the industry to meet and exchange the latest information. It will address topics such as the benefits of the circular economy for car manufacturers and recyclers.

14-16 March 2018


Vienna, Austria


The next edition of the Green Week will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.

21-28 May 2018


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