Winner takes all

EGC - Award CeremonyThe summer of 2016 marked the 9th ceremony of the European Green Capital Award, Europe’s prize for cities leading in sustainable urban planning. Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s DG Environment, handed over awards to the cities of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Galway (Ireland) for their accomplishments in becoming sustainable. Read More…

PRACSIS creates synergies among European projects

© Shutterstock - Matej KastelicOn October, 18th, PRACSIS coordinated and organised a European Commission event on electronic and web-based tools for energy efficiency. An increasing number of Intelligent Energy Europe and Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency projects use electronic and online tools in their activities. Read More…

Switch to Green: Annual Coordination Meeting

Switch to GreenOrganised by Pracsis, a meeting convened by the Switch to Green Flagship Initiative on 26-27 September in Brussels aimed at building bridges between practitioners from EU-funded inclusive green economy actions and across different development programmes, with a view to enhancing visibility and improving coordination of those involved.  Read More…

PRACSIS puts its expanded suite of video production services to the test in Barcelona

pracsis-news-inspire-07102016PRACSIS was in Barcelona last week for the European Commission’s annual INSPIRE conference, which it organised in cooperation with the Joint Research Centre and the Geological and Cartographic Institute of Catalonia. The INSPIRE programme, based on a 2007 EU directive, helps centralize the complex and fragmented world of geospatial data collection. Read More…

PRACSIS organises Green Week: Investing for a greener future

gw2016Earlier this month, PRACSIS organised Green Week 2016, Europe’s largest series of events on environment policy. In line with the Juncker Commission’s priorities of creating jobs and growth in Europe, this year’s Green Week carried the theme ‘Investing for a greener future’. Read More…

Material questions

material questions pracsis newsPracsis organized the latest meeting of the OECD’s special working group on manufactured nanomaterials on 13-14 April 2016. Read More…

Setting the stage for a new European Green Capital

European Green Capital - Handover Ceremony 2016Last month, PRACSIS organized another handover ceremony of the European Green Capital Award. This is the annual event that marks the transfer of the European Green Capital title from one city to another—this year, Ljubljana took over the reins from the city of Bristol. Read More…

Questions pour in during live webcast

build-up-webcast-2016In February, PRACSIS hosted a successful webcast for BUILD UP where the Concerted Action on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) presented an important new publication. PRACSIS’s in-house web streaming services enabled several hundred viewers across Europe to watch and ask questions live. Read More…

Powered by PRACSIS: the new BUILD UP portal

BUILD UP website - CopieThis January PRACSIS launched the new website of BUILD UP, the European portal for energy efficiency in buildings. Buildings account for 40% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, making energy saving measures in the building sector a priority for the European Commission. Read More…

Closing the chemicals knowledge gap: a matter of substance

Picture: Shutterstock / rawpixel.comThis past autumn PRACSIS organised the official launch of DG Environment’s IPCheM (Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring). IPCheM addresses major knowledge gaps on chemicals through a smartly designed single-access point for data collections. Read More…

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