Issue 48

March 2016

A stakeholder consultation has been launched on potential priorities for research and innovation in the 2018 -2020 Work programme of the Horizon 2020 research programme for Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials".   The consultation document is available here(PDF) and background information on the whole process can be found on the Horizon 2020 website.

The European Commission call for events focusing on 'Investments for a greener future' has been launched by the European Commission DG Environment.  With the focus on Brussels, ENEP has benefited from its participation in previous years.  Now with a change in plan the European Commission is looking to partner local events where they want to become part of Green Week in your locality rather than Brussels.  Whilst there is no funding on offer participants will benefit from the added media push that the Commission brings with Green Week.

With some 900 thousand people employed in work relating to the supply of energy efficient goods and services, ENEP’s TTF wants to underline the importance of investing in skills for the future at this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week that takes place between 13th and 17th June 2016.  Under the banner of - Driving energy efficiency through accredited skills in the Europe Union - ENEP is bidding to showcase through its networking stand good practices from the member associations.  Through a series

The Dutch Presidency of the European Union will host a major conference in the future of nature policy.  The conference takes place in Amsterdam in the Marine Etablissement Amsterdam (MEA) from 28th to 30th June only a few days after the EU referendum in the UK. The conference is open to European authorities, environmental organisations, representatives of industry and other stakeholders will address the conference, which will take the form of an interactive meeting where delegates are challenged to help devise a future-proof nature policy.

Two of Brussels’ leading environmental NGO’s have joined forces in an effort to recruit additional environmental expertise. The opportunity is being circulated by ENEP as it presents a bid opportunity to become involved in shaping future environment policy.

The 2016 General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Smart Cities and Communities will take place on 24th May 2016 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.  The General Assembly is jointly organised by the European Commission Directorates-General for Mobility and Transport, Energy and Communications Networks, Content & Technology.