Category: DG Environment

Odor of the day: organising the ‘Clean Air Forum’ in Paris

PRACSIS was in Paris this month to organise the European Commission’s Clean Air Forum at the magnificent Hôtel de Ville. The two-day event was attended by more than 300 hundred people and viewed online by another 450—proving yet again the added value of web streaming services. The recordings will be made available soon on the Clean Air Forum website, which is built and operated by PRACSIS’s web team. Read More…

A showroom with a view

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the European Ecolabel, the certification scheme established by the European Commission that identifies products and services meeting environmental standards. To celebrate the occasion, PRACSIS helped the Commission build and operate a pop-up showroom to promote the wide range of products that carry the European Ecolabel—from textiles and furniture to detergents and cosmetics. Read More…

EU Green Week has come to an end – until next time …

An eventful week in Brussels and around Europe ended recently: the 2017 edition of EU Green Week, which was held between 29 May and 2 June Read More…

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 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…

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…

‘Tis the Season

Seasons - Avant PremièrePracsis literally rolled out the red carpet this month for the avant-première of Jacques Perrin’s latest nature documentary Les Saisons. The screening, which was held at the Cinéma Les Galeries in Brussels on 2 December, was attended by Perrin himself and many high-level EU officials including Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment and Giovanni La Via, Chairman of the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee. Read More…

PRACSIS stirs the debate at DG Environment chemicals workshop

Picture: Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock.com

Picture: Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock.com

This November, PRACSIS delivered another DG Environment workshop on
and their impact on health.

Just as the highly interactive event on REACH implementation that PRACSIS organised earlier, this workshop put all attention on the ideas, remarks and comments coming from experts and the audience. Read More…

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