The next edition of the EU Green Week will take place from 31 May to 4 June and will explore ways to tackle pollution, to improve citizens’ health and to make our planet a better and healthier place. This year’s theme ‘Zero Pollution for healthier people and planet’ will build on the EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition which is scheduled for spring 2021.
The EU Green Week will include virtual events across Europe, with a political opening in Lahti, Finland, and a High-Level Conference. To complement these activities, a series of events will be organised by partner organisations from 3 May until 13 June 2021. The call to become a partner and organise one of these events is now open. The deadline for submission is 12 March.
What is a partner event?
The scope is broad. Activities can take place at all levels (local, regional, national or European level). All kinds of events are welcome, from workshops and public discussions to awareness-raising events for citizens.
The aim of partner events is to encourage discussion and to contribute to the public debate on the zero-pollution ambition in Europe.
The main requirement is a link to the EU Green Week 2021 theme, which is Zero Pollution for healthier people and planet. A partner event does not have to focus exclusively on zero pollution. Many issues or areas can be linked to this year’s theme and as such, events can explore a wide range of topics, questions, and perspectives (climate change, agriculture, circular economy, urban environment…).
Partner events can be organised as new initiatives specifically tailored for the Green Week, but they can also be a part of already planned events - as long as they fit the overarching theme of the week.
When and where should the event take place?
Events can take place anywhere in Europe. They should be held virtually from 3 May April until 13 June 2021.
If the events are organised at the same time as the Green Week (31 May to 4 June), they may be selected and given more visibility with special highlights on the EU Green Week website and in social media.
Why become a partner?
Being an EU Green Week partner is an excellent way to showcase your contribution to Europe's Zero Pollution ambition and Europe’s transition to a greener future.
The selected events will benefit from EU-wide visibility. The events will be listed on the EU Green Week 2021 partner event website, and the most relevant events will also be promoted on social media. Some events may even be selected as an example in a Partner Events presentation during the high level EU Green Week conference.
Partner events can use the official Green Week branding and will have access to a specific toolkit of promotional materials.
How to submit an application?
See more information on the EU Green Week 2021 website, and fill in the application form by 12 March!
In addition to organising a partner event, it is also possible to apply for a virtual exhibition stand during the EU Green Week. The deadline for this is 8 March 2021.
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