EU Green Week 2018 – Greener Cities for a Greener Future

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Annually, the European Commission organises the EU Green Week focused on a relevant topic for environment protection and the livelihoods of European citizens. This year, with the theme “Green Cities for a Greener Future”, a series of events and conferences will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. As per usual, EUROPARC will contribute to the debate and will deliver webinar and a workshop focused on green infrastructure and the role of Periurban Parks.

Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature & biodiversity, 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.

EUROPARC Webinar: Building Green Infrastructure around cities

From the protection of single Periurban parks towards the setting-up of a large green territorial system

EUROPARC will organise a special webinar to showcase how two different geographical realities – a compact city of 250,000 inhabitants and a diffuse metropolitan space of 3.2 M inhabitants – are implementing their green infrastructure, starting from the protection of single pieces of land and seeking to connect them, over time, to other spaces that have followed the same process.

Registration and all information here.

Other Events

In Brussels: Workshop Nature in the City

EUROPARC supported the organization of the workshop Nature in the City, that aims at showcasing how successful approaches protecting and restoring urban biodiversity bring benefits for people within and beyond city boundaries. See more information about the workshop here.

By EUROPARC members: “Amico Albero” & BioBlitz, Parco Nord Milano

“Amico Albero” aims to explore our connections with trees, which often tends to be considered as furnishing for urban areas. During this day Parco Nord Milano will host seminars, guided tours and workshops on different aspects about our relationship with trees. More information here. On May 20th, the Park will also organise an environmental education event “BioBlitz” focused on monitoring biodiversity in the Park. Read more about it here.

LIFE Project Awards

Vote for your favourite LIFE green city project! Pick your favourite green city project and meet its pioneers at EU Green Week 2018. The European Commission has shortlisted 6 finalists among 62 best LIFE projects. Votes will be collected until 25 April and winners will be revealed on the LIFE Award Ceremony on May 23.