Category: European Commission

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…

High on the agenda

2017 got off to a promising start for PRACSIS with the organisation of the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place in Brussels, managed by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME). The event showed examples of innovative financing for energy efficiency and is the second in a series of more than 30 events planned under the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums (SEIF), a new contract managed by PRACSIS. 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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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