Upcoming EU events

Blue Invest 2018 (May 17, Brussels)

This conference is a match-making event that aims at bringing together innovators, business and the financial community to boost the economic potential of the ocean while protecting its marine resources. The OECD projects that the global maritime economy will grow at twice the rate of the mainstream economy by 2030. For Europe, this would mean 10.8 million jobs and nearly 1 trillion euro in turnover. That's why we need to act to stay competitive on the global market. How to take advantage of this potential? How can technology and creativity meet finance? These questions Blue Invest will address. 


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Commission Fair Taxation Roadshow (May 17, 2018)

The European Commission has launched a series of seminars on fair taxation in the EU, with a first event in Riga, Latvia. The seminars should bring together civil society, business representatives, policy makers, academics and interested citizens to discuss and exchange views on the problem of tax avoidance and tax evasion.

Further events are planned throughout 2018 in

  • Austria, Vienna, 17th May – registration, program and other useful information here;
  • France, Paris, 8th June – new info coming soon;
  • Italy, Rome, 19th September– new info coming soon;
  • Ireland, 9th October 2018 – new info coming soon.

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EU Green Week: Green Cities for a Green Future (May 21-25, 2018, Brussels)

EU Green Week will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.


EU Green Week 2018 will include events across Europe, a high-level conference in Brussels from 22-24 May 2018, and Opening and Closing events (21 and 25 May) to take place in the Member States.


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European Development Days Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest (June 5-6, 2018, Brussels)

Under the main thread of ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’, the EDD 2018 agenda will be framed by three major themes emerging as key priorities in today’s current context: 'Ensuring the physical and psychological integrity of Girls and Women', 'Promoting economic and social rights and empowerment of Girls and Women', 'Strengthening Girls’ and Women’s voice and participation'.


For its twelfth edition, EDD 2018 will aim at bringing together the European Union's commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and women empowerment are at the core of European values and enshrined within the EU's legal and political framework. This is why the event will focus on the vital role of women and the need for their full and equal participation and leadership in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.


A series of special events will shape and enrich this year's Programme. These sessions will include, amongst others, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize and the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) Follow-up dialogue 2018.


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EU Sustainable Energy Week: Lead the Clean Energy Transition (June 4-8, 2018, Brussels)

The high point of EUSEW is the annual Policy Conference featuring leading figures and a diverse programme of sessions and side-events aimed at discussing and shaping Europe’s energy future. 


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Innovative bio-based products: investment, environmental impacts and future perspectives (June 6, 2018, Brussels)

The conference serves as a platform to present and discuss the considerations emerging from the study ‘Bioeconomy: Support to policy for research and innovation’. The overall objective of the study is to provide a range of new information and analyses on three distinct but related topics comprising:

  • full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of case studies comparing bio-based with fossil-based products
  • EU  success stories, with insights on the bio-based sector and the investment potential it offers
  • top emerging bio-based products, their properties and industrial applications.

Attendance at the event is free of charge.  As seats are limited and the registration is on a first come, first served basis please register by 4 May 2018.


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