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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…

Pracsis pivots to Asia

pracsis-seoulPracsis was in Seoul, South Korea last month for the latest edition of the Forum on Eco-Innovation, a biannual event that the company has organized for the European Commission since 2007. This was the second time that the forum was held outside the EU—the first was in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2013. Read More…

Seoul mates

seoul-matesBusiness representatives from the EU, South Korea and other countries met in October 2015 at a business-to-business matchmaking event organized by Pracsis in Seoul. The event, organised as part of the 19th Eco-innovation Forum, was held at the Korea Eco-Expo. Participants were from companies and organizations that produce, install or market green products and materials. Read More…

PRACSIS wins secretariat for European Green Capital Award and European Green Leaf

logo-egcPRACSIS continues its longstanding cooperation with European Commission’s DG Environment as a contractor of the prestigious European Green Capital Award and European Green Leaf. Under the contract, worth EUR 2,8 million, PRACSIS will deliver full secretariat and public relations services. Read More…

Environmental labelling, information and management schemes are central to the circular economy

_EcoAP DAY I_3Eco-innovation, as well as environmental labels, information and management schemes are essential to get Europe on the path to a circular economy. This was the primary conclusion of the 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation held in Barcelona, on 20-21 May. Read More…

The European Union opens doors

Europe Open Doors Day PosterOn 9 May 1950, the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman called for a supranational authority to bring together the coal and steel industries of European nations as the baseline for lasting peace. The Schuman declaration led to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, the forerunner of today’s European Union. May 9th has become Europe’s day and the European Commission’s emblematic Berlaymont will once again open its doors to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Shuman Declaration. Read More…

Moving into the right direction

emwTonight Brussels hosts the European Mobility Week (EMW) Awards Ceremony. The European Commission’s Directorate General for Climate Action will reward the local authority that is deemed to have done most to raise public awareness of sustainable mobility issues and move towards sustainable urban transport. Read More…

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