EU Green Week takes over Brussels on 13-17 May 2019. This year's edition focuses particularly on environmental laws and the process of environmental implementation. Environmental laws will be addressed in a broad sense, covering water and air quality, protection of nature, as well as recycling and waste management.
Questions discussed during the week include:
- Do these laws really matter, and what the added benefits are for citizens?
- What does successful implementation look like?
- Why do "implementation gaps" exist?
- How can we move from knowing that stakeholders need to take ownership of these laws to actually making it happen?
- How can the EU facilitate the process, making sure that citizens' voices are heard?
In addition to the high-level policy summit, a series of satellite events will be organised across Europe.
- The call for proposals for Partner Events is already open. Have a look at the guidelines.
- The call for applications for an exhibition stand at the Brussels Conference is open until 28 February. See also the guidelines.
- Registration for participation at the Brussels Conference will open at the end of March 2019.
The Director of the European Institute for Innovation, Chris Ashe, represents ZEROCO2 at the Interreg Europe ''Europe, Let's Cooperate!'' 2019 in Brussels.
A free charging station for electric vehicles has been launched in Bełchatów (Lodzkie Region).
Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2019. See how the country is involved in Interreg Europe.