EU Green Week 2024

EU Green Week 2024

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Green Week Conference

Faced with recurrent water-related crises, this edition of the annual conference will debate what is needed to make the EU more water resilient, today and tomorrow.  

The Conference will take place between Wednesday 29 May and Thursday 30 May. Conference registration will open in April.

Water is a vital shared resource to be passed down from generation to generation and one of the essentials for people, the environment and a just, sustainable, and resilient economy. 

In recent years, citizens across different parts of the continent have faced a surge in natural disasters, such as droughts and floods, which have made EU’s water challenges even more severe and triggered a new awareness about the need to ensure a water-resilient Europe. Pressures on water resources are not only due to the impacts of climate change, but also primarily to decades of structural mismanagement of this precious resource and to pollution and ecosystem degradation. But water resilience is not only a challenge for the EU. Worldwide, the water cycle is out of balance, closely intertwined with climate change and biodiversity loss, mutually further exacerbating each other.

The 2024 EU Green Week is part of a wider communication campaign dedicated to the topic of water resilience. The objective is to stimulate an EU-wide conversation around the EU’s water present and future, with an emphasis on fostering awareness and promoting positive, collaborative solutions. 

At the conference, guest speakers will discuss various aspects of integrated water management. This includes topics such as:

  • fostering a water smart economy within the EU
  • addressing the challenges of restoring and safeguarding the disrupted water cycle
  • ensuring widespread access to clean and affordable water and
  • sanitation and international water cooperation. 

Green Week partner events

The conference will be accompanied by partner events, organised in Europe and beyond, under the shared header of water resilience. This year exceptionally, partner events can be organised beyond the Green Week period, starting from 29 May till 1 September 2024. 

If you are interested in organising an event/s that can engage citizens in water-related aspects and help foster a lively public conversation, please consult our guidelines and start preparing your event.

The application period will be open between 4-20 March.

EU Green Week background

EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to raise awareness, promote and discuss European environmental policy. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, this high-level event attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders, and interested parties from across Europe and the globe. 

For the previous editions of the Green Week, please visit here

Event registration closed.
 

Date And Time

2024-05-29 to
2024-05-30
 

Registration End Date

2024-03-22

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