Upcoming EU events
6th European Conference on Standardisation, Testing and Certification in the Field of Occupational Safety and Health (Dresden, 12-14 June 2019)
Digitalisation is entering the world of work. Standardisation processes are constantly being accelerated in order to keep pace with innovation. New fields of certification are emerging as products are increasingly used within networks with other products or sold as a package with maintenance or customisation services.
How can standardisation, testing and certification react to these challenges and become fit for the future? What adjustments are needed in order to take account of developments such as smart manufacturing, and new forms of work? These questions will be discussed at the 6th European conference of standardisation, testing and certification in the field of occupational safety and health.
The conference is organised by the network of European occupational safety and health (EU-OSH) experts, EUROSHNET. It is aimed at manufacturers and users of products, European and national authorities, OSH experts, and other stakeholders having an interest in health and safety at work.
Discover OHA’s Action and view the programme here.
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019 (Brussels, 17-21 June 2019)
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 3-day policy conference offers various networking opportunities, an EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition, with a public vote for the citizens' award and local events, and the Energy Days, held across Europe throughout the months of May and June.
The 14th edition of EUSEW will take place from 17 to 21 June 2019, with the policy conference running from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th June in Brussels. The conference will be hosted at three venues: the European Commission's Charlemagne and Berlaymont buildings, and the Residence Palace, all five minutes walking distance from one another.
View the programme of this year’s conference and register here.
African Union - European Union Agriculture Ministerial Conference (Rome, 21 June 2019)
The conference will take place in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations’ (FAO) premises in Rome and it will be co-hosted by the Africa Union (AU) Commission and the European Commission. Ms Josefa Sacko, AU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy, and Mr Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development are expected to attend.
Building on the results of the successful previous conference in 2017, around 450 invited high-level representatives and stakeholders from Africa and Europe will debate on how to further unlock the potential for a positive rural transformation and an inclusive and sustainable agriculture and agri-food sector in Africa.
Discover the programme here.
Stakeholder Dialogue: Progress and Outcomes of the Technical Expert Group’s Work on Sustainable Finance
In June, the technical expert group (TEG) on sustainable finance will publish 3 new reports:
· a final report on the EU taxonomy
· a final report on the EU Green Bond Standard
· an interim report on Climate benchmarks
The EU Commission will organise a stakeholder dialogue on sustainable finance on 24 June 2019. The reports are expected to be published on 18 June.
Building on the proposals made in January 2019 by the TEG, the event will also see the launch of new guidelines on how companies can report climate-related information. Participants will be invited to exchanging views on possible future initiatives on sustainable finance.