Events

  • Mon
    11
    Oct
    2021
    Thu
    14
    Oct
    2021
    Brussels, Belgium

    The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. The event has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials as well as experts and academics. Over the last 17 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and exchange of good practices. In 2019, the #EURegionsWeek reached a record high of more than 9000 participants and more than 330 sessions, which shows the event's relevance and potential as a platform for political communication in relation to the development of EU cohesion policy, raising the awareness of decision-makers about the fact that regions and cities matter in EU policy-making.

    The themes for the 2021 edition are i) Green Transition ii) Cohesion iii) Digital transition iv) Citizens engagement

    For more information, please visit: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/.

  • Tue
    19
    Oct
    2021
    Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021
    Online

    A key element of the European Commission’s EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) is an open, inclusive and dynamic engagement with its diverse stakeholder base. These include:

    • - Relevant Commission services and European agencies;
    • - International Organisations;
    • - Member State representatives (ranging from policymakers to the research community);
    • - Farming associations;
    • - Industry representatives;
    • - NGOs;
    • - Interested citizens.

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising the first ever EUSO Stakeholders Forum. This three-day event (built on six, focused, half-day sessions) will reflect the challenges facing soil within the various strategies of the Green Deal (e.g. the Soil, Biodiversity and Farm2Fork strategies, Zero Pollution Action Plan) and Horizon Europe’s proposed Mission on Soil Health and Food. In addition to a high-level panel on recent soil-related policy de­velopments, the meeting will establish a series of dedicated Working Groups to address burning scientific and policy questions (e.g. soil monitoring, citizen engagement and in­creased soil literacy, soil pollution, erosion and biodiversity). Participants will be encour­aged to engage in discussions and possibly to contribute to the Working Group.

    More information and the registration link are provided in the event page.

     

  • Mon
    01
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    12
    Nov
    2021
    Glasgow, Scotland

    The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19.

    This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners.

    Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, have been set to 1-12 November 2021.

    In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, holding an ambitious, inclusive COP26 in November 2020 is no longer possible.

    Rescheduling will ensure all parties can focus on the issues to be discussed at this vital conference and allow more time for the necessary preparations to take place. We will continue to work with all involved to increase climate ambition, build resilience and lower emissions.

    Read the UNFCCC press release on continuation of work throughout 2020.

    Read the press release by UK Government on new dates for COP 26.

    For more information, please visit: https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/conferences/glasgow-climate-change-conference.

  • Mon
    15
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021

    The sixth edition of the "Raw Materials Week" will take place from 15 to 19 November 2021 as hybrid and online events, gathering a wide range of stakeholders discussing policies and initiatives in the field of raw materials. The 2021 Raw Materials Week will be centred around the eight annual High-level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials and (co-)organise several complementary events addressing the latest news on raw materials in the EU, including: Critical Raw Materials, Trends in innovation and Skills for raw materials, EU Horizon technology success stories, EU-Canada Partnership, UNECE Resource management.

    More information about the event will soon be available in the dedicated page