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LIFE events during Green Week 2014

03-05 June, 2014, Brussels, Belgium

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The 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 03 to 05 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels. The theme will be Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste.

3 LIFE events will be held during Greenweek (download the programme here)- IMPORTANT: In order to attend LIFE-related events at Green Week, it is necessary to register via the Greenweek Website (before 02/06) or directly at the Greenweek desk at the Conference Centre after. N.B. It is not possible to register for individual LIFE events; rather, it is essential to complete the general registration form for Green Week to gain access to the venue.

1) Tuesday, 03 June 10:00-18:00 LIFE Platform meeting

During this event, more than 100 LIFE projects on waste and resource efficiency will gather to learn from each other, promote networking and explore synergies. The relevance of these projects to waste policies will be analysed and policy impacts will be assessed. The new LIFE regulation, ongoing policy developments and new funding opportunities for circular economy projects will be discussed. This event is a closed event (by invitation only) to selected participants of LIFE projects.

2) Wednesday, 04 June 19:00-21:30 LIFE Award Ceremony (ENV+INF Projects)

The award ceremony will take place in early June and honours the work of the Best LIFE Environment projects and Best LIFE Information and Communication projects addressing environmental themes completed in 2013.

6 projects have been awarded “Best of the Best” status, 5 from the LIFE Environment strand and 1 from LIFE Information & Communication. In chronological order they are:

A further 19 exemplary projects have been awarded “Best” project status – 16 LIFE ENV
and 3 LIFE INF can be viewed in the Best Projects section.

The awards ceremony will be held from 19:00 onwards on 4 June at The Egg Conference Centre (meeting room The Studio), rue Bara 173-177, Brussels. Each of the winning projects will give a short presentation.

3) Thursday, 05 June 11:30-13:00 Session 6.4 Building a funding strategy for circular economy projects

The aim of this session is to provide insights about developing and financing circular economy projects. The session will analyse how to identify and combine appropriate funding sources for projects of various scales and types, starting from the LIFE Programme and expanding by attracting complementary funding to multiply results. Complementary to LIFE funding opportunities are both traditional EU Programmes and new financial possibilities such as JESSICA (Public Private Partnerships - PPPs).


  • Angelo SALSI, DG Environment, Head of Unit "LIFE – Nature"
  • Gianni Antonio CARBONARO, European Investment Bank, Head of Municipal and Regional Unit
  • Vrasidas ZAVRAS, Piraeus Bank SA, General Manager of Green Banking
  • Moderator: Katrina Sichel
  • Download: LIFE @ Greenweek 2014 programme
    de ( PDF 359 KB) 


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