On 14 March, we are organising a dedicated Environment and resource efficiency day as part of our Policy learning week! During this day, we have organised several sessions around the topic of environment and resource efficiency, with a dedicated workshop on preserving and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity. Explore the full agenda below.
Explore the activities and choose the sessions you would like to attend! Register today.
Introductory panel | 11:00 – 11:30 CET
Ask an expert session | 11:30 – 12:00 CET
A dedicated session where we ask our experts, Astrid Severin and Magda Michalikova, questions coming from the community! Topics we will be discussing:
Green public procurement
Digitalisation of heritage
Habitats and conservation
Travel with us |12:00 – 12:30 CET
The first stop of our virtual European tour will take us to Hamburg in Germany, as part of our Environment and resource efficiency day. During this online study visit we will present the Interreg Europe project REPLACE with its German partner, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics.
REPLACE aims at improving management, implementation and monitoring of regional policy instruments. It is targeted at facilitating the transition towards a Circular Economy, while boosting sustainable development. In this video, we will put the spotlight on one of the project's good practices: circular and wood construction in Hamburg.
Online workshop on preserving and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity | 14:00 – 17:00 CET
The European Green Deal (EGD) underlines that eco-systems provide essential services such as food, fresh water and clean air, and shelter. They mitigate natural disasters, pests and diseases and help regulate the climate. However, in the context of the global biodiversity crisis and degradation of ecosystems services, the EGD is calling for urgent action to preserve and restore eco-systems and biodiversity.
Biodiversity and eco-systems are high on the European agenda. The EU has launched the Biodiversity strategy for 2030 as a comprehensive, ambitious and long-term plan to protect nature and reverse the degradation of ecosystems. The strategy aims to put Europe's biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030, and contains specific actions and commitments. Moreover, it is expected that the European Commission will put forward a proposal for legally binding EU nature restoration targets in early 2022.
This workshop aims to inform participants about the recent European policy developments regarding eco-system’s restoration, and conservation, and to share knowledge about methods and approaches to include biodiversity in their decision-making process.
Online policy helpdesk |17:00 – 18:00 CET
Do you need advice on a specific regional challenge? Book a 10-minute individual meeting with our experts at the end of the workshop!
Other Policy learning week events
Organised over the course of a week, from 14 to 18 March, we are bringing you several dedicated thematic events, register today!
15 March: SME competitiveness day
16 March: Research and Innovation day
17 March: Low-carbon economy day
18 March: Matchmaking sessions day
This week will be the opportunity to meet like-minded participants, exchange good practices and experiences, create synergies and learn more about our services and how we can help you.