Diary Marker : GREEN WEEK 2018 – Green Cities for a Greener Future, 21-25 May 2018
The next edition of EU Green Week, under the banner Green Cities for a Greener Future will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future. EU Green Week 2018 will include events across Europe, a high level conference and exhibition in Brussels will take place from 22-24 May 2018, and Opening and Closing events (21 and 25 May) to take place in the Member States. The main message of these events should be that any city can become greener, and that real changes are eminently possible. Tools such as participatory approaches to governance should be promoted, demonstrating how cities can engage with stakeholders and develop a shared vision for the urban environment, with potential pathways towards that future. Events focusing on governance and involving citizens and other actors will therefore be favoured. These High-Level Opening and Closing events are currently the subject of a call to cities interested in hosting these events.