EU Green Week: Cities Delivering A Better Environment Through The EU Urban Agenda

16/05/2019 - 17/05/2019
Kl. All Day


GW logoEnvironmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented.

The next edition of EU Green Week (13-17 May 2019) will put this process of environmental implementation into the spotlight. We’ll be asking questions like – do these laws really matter, and what the added benefits are for citizens? What does successful implementation look like? Why do “implementation gaps” exist? How can we move from knowing that stakeholders need to take ownership of these laws to actually making it happen? And most importantly, how can the EU facilitate the process, making sure that citizens’ voices are heard?

EU Green Week 2019 will include events across Europe, with the official opening event on 13 May in one of the EU Member States and a high-level summit in Brussels from 15 to 17 May. The opening event will have a particular prominence, setting the tone for the Week’s debates. The closing of Green Week will take place at the end of the Brussels conference and will showcase the political conclusions from the Week.

Session 3.3:

Cities Delivering A Better Environment Through The EU Urban Agenda

In this session the Urban Partnership for the Circular Economy with outline their ambitious Action Plan for helping cities to deliver a genuine circular economy, including better waste and water policies as well as how to access funding for implementation.


Tor Henrik Andersen, Political Adviser to the Governing Mayor of Oslo

Eva Malanikova, Policy Analyst, Directorate-General for Regional & Urban Policy, European Commission

William Neale, Advisor on Circular Economy & Green growth, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

Håkon Sandven Jentoft, Coordinator Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy

Philippe Micheaux Naudet, Deputy Director General, ACR+

Jan Harko Post, European Affairs Officer, City of The Hague

Veerle Labeeuw, Facilitator Circular Economy, Circular Flanders

Hashtag for the event on Twitter: #EUGreenWeek

Registration here.