Category: European Commission

Our health, our wealth. Green Week 2015 to reconcile environment and economic growth.

green-week2015As DG Environment’s main events service contractor, PRACSIS is in charge of organising the Green Week 2015, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy in the EU. Professional environmentalists are invited to attend at the Egg Conference Centre, Brussels, from 3 to 5 June. Read More…

Next Stop Barcelona!


Registration is open for the next European Forum on Eco-innovation, DG Environment’s leading event for the promotion and market development of green technologies. The Catalan capital will host the 18th edition of the forum, focusing on the benefits of environmental labelling, management and information schemes for the competitiveness of European businesses. Read More…


build-up-logoPRACSIS will be running the BUILD UP initiative for the next four years. After a very successful first phase, PRACSIS has again won the contract for the management of this European Commission flagship initiative for energy efficient buildings. Read More…

Bristol is Europe’s Green Capital 2015

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On 8 December 2014, PRACSIS organised the European Green Capital Award Handover Ceremony in Copenhagen.  Denmark’s capital had been holding the prestigious Green Capital title for a year for its commitment to be carbon-neutral by 2025 and specific initiatives such as the North Harbour project, the Green Laboratory for eco-technologies and its role as a clean transport pioneer, with an impressive 35 % of citizens cycling to their workplace or school. Read More…

EU Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella stars at Eco-innovation Forum in Lyon

Karmelu VellaThe 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation explored the dynamics of green jobs creation. More than 150 experts debated the potential of circular economy to drive businesses’ competitiveness and create employment. Read More…

Registration open for CommNet’s 3rd Bioeconomy Forum and Final Conference

CommNet's 3rd Bioeconomy Forum 300x250_02PRACSIS expertise goes beyond energy and environment to hit other top economic sectors such as the bioeconomy. Today the bioeconomy and its various sectors already employ over 22 million people in Europe with an annual turnover of EUR 2 trillion. Read More…

Today PRACSIS organises DG Environment workshop on Ammonia Emissions in Edinburgh


logo_ce-en-quadriOne of DG Environment’s ongoing priorities is the revision of UNECE Framework Code on Ammonia Emissions. UNECE stands for United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. You might have never heard about ammonia before but it nevertheless is a serious concern for our environment, as it has adverse effects on aquatic ecosystems in rivers and lakes and can damage forests, crops and other vegetation. Read More…

PRACSIS interviews Jerzy BUZEK @ the European Parliament

interviewLast week in Brussels, PRACSIS interviewed Jerzy Buzek, former Prime Minister of Poland and President of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2012. The reason is Kisielice, a town of 2000 inhabitants in northern Poland which recently made some headlines with its remarkable renewable energy project. Kisielice has been rewarded with the 2014 ManagEnergy Award, a European Commission scheme recognising the Polish community as an outstanding example of sustainable energy action at the local level. Read More…

PRACSIS designs a perfect outfit for DG Environment’s visit to Sydney

IUNC World Congress SydneySydney will welcome the IUCN World Parks Congress next 12-19 November. IUCN stands for International Union for Conservation of Nature. This event is a landmark global forum on protected areas at which PRACSIS will ensure that DG Environment is properly and perfectly represented.

The upcoming edition will take the theme of Parks, People, Planet – Inspiring Solutions. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation for conservation and development of natural parks and protected areas, looking at governance, sustainable finance, capacity development, social equity and solutions to tackle the challenges linked to climate change.

With around 300 national parks, the European Union has its experiences to share. PRACSIS will design and set up a stand to present DG Environment’s programme Natura 2000 and the EU nature and biodiversity policy.

With a premium experience as professional congress organiser, PRACSIS is working to dress DG Environment’s booth with a perfect outfit.   PRACSIS will use eco-friendly materials and design an inviting and inspiring atmosphere for visitors. The stand will be decorated with large pictures, screens showing movies and multimedia materials. Visitors will also enjoy the soothing sounds of birdsong. It will include bespoke material, advertising the approaches and achievements of the European Commission’s policies on nature and biodiversity. The stand will have a flipchart for making on-the-spot announcements and computers for visitors to explore the Nature 2000 website and participate in interactive chats.

PRACSIS will also take care of organising a lunch and evening event dedicated to Natura 2000 as well as recruiting bilingual staff with perfect Spanish and English to welcome visitors. If you are around come and get inspired by Europe’s successes in nature conservation and biodiversity. See you in Sydney!

Click here to access IUCN World Parks Congress website

Lyon makes it the 17th edition

EcoAP LyonSeventeen editions of DG Environment’s Eco-innovation forum have consolidated this event as a top reference in the field of green tech in Europe. A big part of this success is thanks to the forum’s format, designed by PRACSIS and which combines high level keynote speakers, technical expertise, case studies presentations and B2B interactive sessions which leverage partnerships and joint business ventures.

Lyon will certainly not be different.The topic of the upcoming edition is circular economy and its potential to create jobs and tackle unemployment rates in the European Union. The Forum will thus examine employment opportunities and challenges arising from the transition to a green and circular economy. These will be presented through the lens of the stakeholders: worker associations, businesses, citizens and city authorities. The event will also identify and showcase eco-innovative solutions that can facilitate upskilling for green jobs and the greening of the labour market. It will take place at the eve of POLLUTEC 2014 (2 to 5 December) the 26th international exhibition of environmental equipment’s, technologies and services.

The Forum will be accompanied by a special event: the Ceremony of the European Business Awards for the Environment.Participants are also invited to attend the walking tours among chosen exhibitors and to participate to the B2B meetings at the Green Days.

To register click on the link below. Please use theloginecoap’ and passwordlyon’.

Register to the The 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation