The 18th European Forum on Eco-Innovation will be held in Barcelona, from 20 to 21 May 2015.
The Forum will explore how to strengthen competitiveness and innovation, in particular of SMEs, through environmental labelling, management and information schemes.
As responsibles for the set up of the Environmental Technology Verification pilot programme, the JRC together with DG Environment will deliver the first official Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Statements to technology developers at the forum.
The JRC will also present ETV at the exhibition.
Following up on the mandate of the "European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction" and as announced during its launch event in July 2014, the two Working Groups will hold their first meetings.
Newly re-furbished facilities of the JRC's European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) in Ispra will be inaugurated on Monday 24 June 2013. The upgraded laboratories allow ESTI to assess the performance of new and improved photovoltaic (PV) devices, to perform pre-normative research and to help develop international standards.