Category: European Commission

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.The Award underscores the pivotal role of local authorities in environmental protection. Winners such as Bristol (2015), Copenhagen (2014), Nantes (2013) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (2012) have continued to showcase best examples in urban environmental protection, making the Awards a flagship programme of DG Environment.

PRACSIS will raise awareness across Europe about their leading examples. The management of the application procedure, the organisation of expert meetings, the promotion of the competition and stakeholder engagement will all be in the hands of PRACSIS’s public relations team.

PRACSIS has already been the organiser of five European Green Capital handover ceremonies and will continue this tradition when Bristol passes over the torch to Ljubljana in January 2016.

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With the increased success of the European Green Capital Award, the scheme has opened up to smaller-sized towns and cities, which can now apply for the European Green Leaf.

Following upon Bristol’s success story of being 2015’s European Green Capital, all eyes will be on Essen in 2016. The cities Mollet del Vallès (Spain) and Torres Vedras (Portugal) have received the inaugural European Green Leaf 2016.

High Level Conference on The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

Frankfurt, 13th November 2015

“ 20 years of premium environmental management And High Level Conference on EMAS”. 

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Moving into the right direction

Tonight, 23 March, 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.

The cities of Murcia (Spain), Östersund (Sweden) and Vienna (Austria) are the finalists of the 2014 edition of the EMW Award. They have been shortlisted amongst 38 applications from cities located in 16 different countries.

PRACSIS events department is taking care of all the organisational aspects of the working sessions and the ceremony, managing the registration process, ensuring the optimum functioning of all technical equipment and providing delicious catering at a cocktail reception in the evening for 150 people.

Transport contributes about one-fifth of the EU’s total emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and urban mobility accounts for 40% of all CO2 emissions of road transport, according to the European Commission. Taking action in European cities to reduce transport pollution is therefore crucial to achieve the EU energy and climate objectives and keep leading the global fight against climate change.

Only one winner will take the European Mobility Week (EMW) Award back home. But with their clean transport policies and achievements, all 38 participating cities are definitely showing how to move into the right direction.

Click here to access the European Mobility Week Award Ceremony and Workshop

Click here for more information on the European Mobility Week (EMW) Awards and  the finalists.

Our Health, Our Wealth – Green Week 2015 to Reconcile Environment & Economic Growth

As 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. The theme will be nature and biodiversity. Around 30 debates are programmed, with key insights on environmental protection policies, farming, health, research in nature, seas and soils, biodiversity protection, and the links and benefits between the environment and the economy, exploring and showcasing practical examples which reconcile nature protection and economic growth.

And that’s not all. Green Week is also present across Europe with Satellite Events. To celebrate and raise awareness about biodiversity, seminars, guided tours and open door days will be organised by a varied set of stakeholders: nature park owners, public authorities, civil associations, NGOs and research institutes amongst others.

And in case you are not able to attend Green Week 2015 do not worry. PRACSIS will put up a high-tech webstreaming service that will allow you to follow the debates from anywhere you might be.

For any question please contact ENV-GREENWEEK@ec.europa.eu or our PRACSIS Brussels office info@pracsis.be +32 2 345 91 00.

Click here to access the programme overview

Click here to register to Green Greek 2015

Click here to join Green Week as a Satellite Event

 

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.

With over 20 years’ experience as a Professional Congress Organiser, PRACSIS is in charge of the whole event organisation, ensuring that the event is widely covered by high-quality general and specialised media across the EU.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend the EMAS Awards ceremony 2015 which rewards the very best performing companies among those committed to monitor and enhance their environmental performance. A business-to-business matchmaking session will allow private companies to find the right partners for new professional adventures. The retail industry will be very well represented in Barcelona. Their annual meeting point is the Retail Forum for sustainability and will take place Thursday 21 May in the afternoon.

Do not miss the opportunity of attending the most important event for eco-innovation of the year. See you in Barcelona!

Click here to access the Event’s Website Please click here to see the Draft Agenda

Please note that attendance at the Forum is free but registration is required. Click here to register. Please use ‘ecoap’ as login and ‘barcelona’ password.

For any further information please contact ecoap.forum@pracsis.be. For press queries please contact dc@eusew.eu

 

Central & Eastern European Chamber of Commerce

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PRACSIS is glad to support the establishment of the globally first Central & Eastern European Chamber of Commerce (CEEC) which has been approved by the authorities in Vietnam. Due to the close ties and importance for pan-european activities for the European Commission institutions, SME associations and PRACSIS, we gladly provide following infos for the (inaugural) Annual General Meeting this Saturday, 7. March 2015, at 10:30 in the EuroCham VN premises in Hanoi and HCMC:

– CEECC_Statutes_2015

– 2015 CEEC Application Form

– CEEC invitation AGM 2015

– If you cannot participate personally pls. make sure you fill out a PROXY FORM and pass on your vote accordingly so it counts!