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Monday 5 February 2018

13:30: Session 1- Framing the Forum (plenary) en/bg

Welcome message and opening remarks

Videomessage from Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries - View the videomessage (EN)

Air quality - key research, policy and issue areas

Air quality - the way forward: Yoanna Hristova, Deputy Mayor for "Green System, Ecology and Land Reform", Sofia Municipality - Download the presentation (BG)

European Air Quality Index: Paul McAleavey, Head of Air and Climate Change (ACC), European Environment Agency - Download the presentation (EN)

The need for private and public sector partnership in environmental policy and beyond: Iravan Hira, Chairman, Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Bulgaria and Hewlett Packard Global Delivery Bulgaria Center - Download the presentation (BG)

Improving welfare through accelerated deployment of renewables: Elizabeth Press, Director, Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) - Download the presentation (EN)

AIRLAB, an innovation accelerator dedicated to air quality: Pierre Pernot, Head, Partnerships and Digital team, AIRPARIF - Download the presentation (EN)

16:00 - Session 2 — Energy and air quality ConverStations

Case study 1 : Wood burning impact on air quality in Lombardy - Analysis and perspectives: Guido Lanzani, Head of Air Quality Unit, Environmental Monitoring Area, ARPA Lombardia, Italy and Gian Luca Gurrieri, Head of Air Quality, Climate, Environment sustainability Unit, Lombardia Region - Download the presentation (EN)

Case study 4: The LIFE-IP PREPAIR project - Po regions engaged with air policy: Katia Raffaelli, Project Manager LIFE IP PREPAIR, Emilia-Romagna Region, General Directorate for Territorial and Environmental Care - Download the presentation (EN)

Case study 5 : Helsinki Air Quality Testbed - New groundbreaking concepts for air quality monitoring and citizen services: Hannamari Jaakkola, Business Development Manager, Vaisala Oyj, Finland - Download the presentation (EN)

Case study 6: Residential wood burning and the smart cities approach in mitigating its impacts: Eleni Athanasopoulou, Research Fellow, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece - Download the presentation (EN)

Case study 10 : EU H2020 programme: Vincenzo Gente, Project Officer, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) - Download the presentation (EN)

Case study 15: Rocket Heater Gamera - Highly efficient wood stoves: Zhivko Stefanov, Executive Director, AGNON LTD, Bulgaria - Download the presentation (EN)

17:30 - Bulgarian solution swap (plenary) en/bg

Introduction made by Nikolay Kozarev, Head of Department, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria - Download the presentation (EN)

Tuesday 6 February 2018

09:15 - Session 3 - Focus on issues en/bg

Agriculture and air quality (plenary)

Reduction of ammonia emissions under the Rural Development Programmes: Angelo Innamorati, Policy Officer, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission - Download the presentation (EN)

Contribution of mineral fertilisers to better air quality in Europe: Tiffanie Stéphani, Agriculture and Environment Manager, Fertilizers Europe - Download the presentation (EN)

Mitigating emissions from animal houses in Flanders (Belgium): Peter Demeyer, Advisor, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Government of Flanders - Download the presentation (EN)

ATMOSYS, a web-based system to assess the local impact of agro-industrial sources: Stijn Janssen, Program Manager - Environmental Modelling, VITO - Download the presentation (EN)

Cutting air pollution from agriculture: Margherita Tolotto, Air and Noise Policy Officer, European Environmental Bureau - Download the presentation (EN)

Protecting the environment through reduction of Ammonia emissions from Slurry: Quentin Kelly-Edwards, JH Agro Regional Manager for United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland, JH Agro A / S - Download the presentation (EN)

11:00 - Session 4 — Transport and air quality ConverStations

Case study 1 : Brenner Lower Emission Corridor (LIFE project) : Laura Pretto, Technical civil servant, environmental protection agency (APPA), Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy - Download the presentation (EN)

Case study 3 : Global system for sustainable traffic emissions management with RSD Technology : Dolores Hidalgo, R&D Projects Scientific Manager, Fundación CARTIF - Download the presentation (EN)

Case study 16 : LIFE ‘N Grab HY!: Hydrogen electric hybrid refuse collection vehicles to enhance air quality and reduce noise : Stefan Neis, Project Manager, WaterstofNet VZW - Download the presentation (EN)

Case study 19 : Remote sensing — Measuring emissions from cars as they pass by :Herbert Woopen, Lawyer, EU Representative, OPUS, Germany - Download the presentation (EN)

13:30 - Session 5 - Financial support measures (plenary) en/bg

EU H2020 programme: Vincenzo Gente, Senior Project Adviser, EASME, Executive Agency for SMEs - European Commission - Download the presentation (EN)

SME Instrument (including the Innovation Council): Marco Rubinato, ‎Project Officer, EASME, Executive Agency for SMEs - European Commission - Download the presentation (EN)

LIFE Programme: Santiago Urquijo Zamora, Policy Officer, LIFE Programme Unit, Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission - Download the presentation (EN)

European Funds for Competitiveness: Kalin Marinov, Deputy Director General, Directorate General, European Funds for Competitiveness, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Bulgaria - Download the presentation (EN)