Events

06.03.2014EU INDUSTRIAL POLICY: What role for the service sector?

The European Commission has been resolutely marching ahead with its plans for an industrial policy. 
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05.03.2014Deflating the Financial Carbon Bubble

The Greens/EFA Group of the European Parliament commissioned a study in order to investigate the carbon exposure of Europe's top 43 banks and pension funds and assess their risk towards a carbon shock. 
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19.02.2014Social Cohesion in times of recession

The Greens/EFA group is organising a public conference to discuss the impact of the economic crisis on social ties in the countries most hit by the recession.
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13.02.2014Energiewende 2.0

There is the need of an “energy revolution 2.0.” to limit the cost of renewable energy expansion and to ensure security of supply.
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12.02.2014The re-industrialisation of Europe?

Can a new, green, industrial policy be the response to the economic and financial crisis?
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08.02.2014From electricity fraud to the new energy model

Iniciativa Catalunya els Verds organises a debate on the current situation of the Spanish energy market in collaboration with the Green Group of the European Parliament. 
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30.01.2014GREENING REGIONAL POLICY - Achievements and perspectives

A public conference organised by the Greens/EFA group to discuss the new rules in EU regional policy can help foster a greener society.
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05.12.2013Better rail networks!

A higher quality of rail networks for all, versus speedy corridors reserved to a few…
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29.11.2013Building Our Green Economic Future

Ensuring the UK's speedy economic revival and responding to the climate crisis present a double challenge - but the solutions are linked.
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26.11.2013Why is better to be rich in Sweden than in the US?

Why do Japanese live longer than Americans? Why are there more teenage pregnancies in the United States than in France? Why are Swedes thinner than Greeks?
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15.11.2013Citizens' energy for a good climate: Poland and its future

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is organising a participatory debate on the future of Poland's energy policy.
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14.11.2013A Post-Growth Society for the 21st Century

How can economic growth be explained, and what future for growth in Europe? What’s the state of natural resources, limiting our ability to grow?
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13.11.20132 years left to reach an ambitious climate deal: Which role for Europe?

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is organising its annual conference on the UN climate negotiations.
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04.11.2013Making banks work for us: a discussion on Banking Reform

The economic crisis has exposed the banking sector as under-regulated and badly failing to meet the real needs of society, economic or social.
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17.10.2013Feeding Europe in times of crisis

In the coming years, Europe is likely to suffer significant systemic shocks and face a very unstable climate. This will have an impact on our food security...
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16.10.2013A Renaissance of Industry for a Sustainable Europe

How to reindustrialise Europe and create economic recovery, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing resource efficiency?
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06.09.2013Seminar: Charting a Green Energy Future for Europe

The seminar will explore and discuss the current state of EU energy policy as well as the different directions in which it could develop in the future. 
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05.07.2013Conference: Alternative TEN-T Days

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are holding a two day conference on the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) in Insbruck, Austria.
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27.06.2013Water is a public good

Threat of privatisation of the water sector is still very real although the success of the European Citizens' Initative "Water as a human right". This conference by the Greens/EFA group aims at discussing these issues and at contributing to the mobilisation against these threats in the water sector.
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18.06.2013Ecological Economics and the EU-policy making: which interactions?

From 18 to 21 June, the European Society for Ecological Economics will hold its 10th biennal conference in Lille, focusing on institutional dynamics.
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17.06.2013Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region

At this international conference, representatives from business, politics, civil society and academia from all over the Baltic Sea region will discuss and examine the topic "Green Growth" from a variety of viewpoints.
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04.06.2013A stable and sustainable finance system for Germany and Europe: what has been achieved and what is still missing?

The Heinrich Boell Foundation presents the last in a series of panel discussions on the challenges faced by the finance system in light of the current economic crisis.
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15.05.2013Europe's Reindustrialisation: Learning from our Competitors?

This public conference, organised by the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament,  examines the question of Europe's reindustrialisation from various national perspectives...
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14.05.2013Competitiveness as Mainstream Culture? Austerity politics, innovation and the social side of Europe

On the 14th of May, the Heinrich Böll Foundation will be organising an event in Berlin about the economic crisis and what it means for economic and fiscal policy in Europe.
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10.05.2013Energising Europe and Spain sustainably: Greens/EFA conference in Madrid

The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament are holding a conference in Madrid to discuss the future of sustainable energy policy in Spain and Europe...
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08.05.2013Building resilience: Alternative responses to the ecological, economic and social crises

This public conference, organised by the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, will look at alternative responses to the crises such as the collective reduction of working time, the use of community currencies and the implementation of basic income. Experts will present and discuss these alternative policies.
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20.04.2013Political Ecology, future of the employment!

ECOLO, the French speaking Belgian Green party organises a thematic Congress untitled "L'écologie, avenir de l'emploi !" (Political Ecology, future of the employment!)...
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10.04.2013Youth in crisis: Public conference

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament organises an event discussing the future of the youth in Europe. 
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08.03.2013Collective alternatives to austerity

The Green Belgian foundation Etopia is organising an evening debate on the alternatives to austerity featuring economist Philippe Defeyt.
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07.03.2013Get Women on Board

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament organises an event discussing the need for binding EU action to increase ...
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07.03.2013Towards Zero Waste

 If you are not for zero waste, how much waste are you for? The event wants to present best Zero Waste practices that have allowed for waste reduction and high recycling rates and minimising residual waste.
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06.03.2013The case for GMO-free labelling

This event organised by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, under the sponsorship of José Bové, Jill Evans and Bart Staes, discusses how voluntary GMO-free labelling...
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06.03.2013When I think of Fukushima

Two years after the nuclear dissaster at Fukushima, Greens/EFA Co-President Rebcca Harms and Belgian film maker Alain de Halleux are ...
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21.02.2013The growing Crisis in Europe: Is the European Union capable of an effective response?

Caritas Europa is organising a High-level conference in order to discuss with EU Officials and Civil Society experts about the future direction of the EU's response to the crisis.
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31.01.2013Auto 3.0 – The Future of the Car Industry

The car has to become more efficient and sustainable. Cars as a means of transport still contribute a large part to German emissions, although demand is steadily decreasing. How can the industry be made more efficient and sustainable...
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19.01.2013We have had enough

On the occasion of the International Green Week to take place in Berlin 18-27 January 2013 ‘Meine Landwirtschaft’ and ‘ARC 2020’ are organising a demonstration 19 January to support... 
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16.01.2013Agriculture in Transition

Agricultural production will have to be reformed if it wants to meet the challenges of the future. More people, decreasing productivity of land due to excessive harvesting...
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17.12.2012Urban agriculture: The future of cities? - The next food revolution

On Monday, the 17th of December, the Green Belgium Foundation, Etopia, the Greenloop, Phillippe Lamberts (MEP, Ecolo) - among other partners - are co-organising an event to discuss on the future of urban agriculture. 
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08.12.2012Education for sustainable development

Etopia, the French-speaking Belgian Green Foundation will organise discussions on education for sustainable development with teachers, parents, unions and associations among others in order to open the fundamental debate over the future of education.
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06.12.2012Conference: A fair deal for cars

What do cars really cost us? The answer to this question is not directly apparent, and neither who pays for those costs...
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15.11.2012Towards the End of Oil

Peak Oil is the moment global oil production starts to decline. The moment arrives as oil is a non-renewable resource... 
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14.11.2012Running out of time: Why the climate negotiations should be speeded up

The next COP, which will take place in Qatar at the end of November is just round the corner. The Greens/EFA group is organising an event to assess the progress that ....
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09.11.2012The Ulysses Conference – Relaunching European Integration from the Periphery

„The economic depression in the Euro area’s periphery requires a thoroughgoing recovery plan that will make full use of the European Union’s capacities for public investments...
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06.11.2012A Global Governance for Raw Materials. New Approaches for New Challenges

This event, organised by the Heinrich Boell Stiftung, discusses a new study focusing on raw materials, which underlines the need for an international...
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26.10.2012Green jobs, fair jobs: Workers' rights in the wind and solar industry

On 26 and 27 of October, Heinrich Boell Foundation will organize a two-day conference about the workers’ rights in the wind and solar industry...
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15.10.2012From (un)economic growth to future well-being

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU) are organising a two-day conference
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02.10.2012Green Jobs: Working towards a green economy after Rio+20

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is organising an event on Green Jobs that will analyse the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference on green economy
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27.09.2012A green path of growth for the European economy?

WWF France will organise its annual Green Forum meeting. The central question guiding the two-days meeting will be "A green path of growth for the European economy?"
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27.09.2012A European Union for Renewable Energy

The Heinrich Böll Foundation commissioned a working group of experts from politics, industry, applied science and civil society who have produced the report ‘A European Union for Renewable Energy’
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27.09.2012Between efficiency, savings and network expansion

On Thursday, the 27th of September, MEP Heide Ruhle organises a new discussion in the series of “European debates”...
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19.09.2012Join the Good Food Brunch

The Good Food & Good Farming Campaign is organising a brunch to celebrate the arrival in Brussels of the Good Food March.
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19.09.2012Green Summit U.S. - Europe

The Heinrich Boell Foundation's office in North America will webcast live the first transatlantic dialogue between U.S. Green Party Presidential Nominee Dr. Jill Stein and European Green Parliamentarians...
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05.09.2012GMO Free Europe Conference 2012

On 5 September 2012, the 7th European Conference of GMO free regions will take place.
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05.09.2012How rosy or green is the future for the European steel industry?

How can the future of the European steel industry be secured considering the competitive pressures from overseas? How to combine such economic concerns with environmental ones? 
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27.06.2012Kickstart social Europe: alternatives to austerity

On the eve of the June European Summit, the Greens/EFA Group is organising a public conference where they will propose an alternative to austerity.
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21.06.2012Island Transport Connectivity and the Green Transformation of the Shipbuilding Industry

On Thursday 28 June, the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament will organise a public hearing on greening shipbuilding and sea transport.
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15.06.2012New means for rebuilding the EU: A Coalition of the Willing for the Financial Transaction Tax

On Monday 18 June, Greens/EFA will organise a discussion in Vienna about rebuilding the EU. 
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07.06.2012Sustainability, local economy and cooperatives

The Hungarian NGO Védegylet ("Protect the Future") is organising a two-day conference addressing the issue of ecological and social sustainability of the economy, focusing on the local level.
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06.06.2012Rio+20: the future we REALLY want

What should be the message the EU should send at the Rio+20 Summit next June? Greens/EFA MEPs are organising a conference to voice their views on the challenges ahead of the Rio+20 Summit.
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06.06.2012The Greens, a driving force for political change in Germany

Cem Özdemir, co-president of the German Greens, will participate to a public conference organised by Etopia and Oikos.
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06.06.2012Reindustrialising Europe in a circular economy

The "Green New Deal Working group" of the Greens/EFA will host a think tank meeting in partnership with the European Partners for the Environment (EPE), at the occasion of its General Assembly 2012. It will address the need of reindustrialising Europe in a circular economy.
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05.06.2012State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity

The Greens/EFA are organising a Public Hearing in the European Parliament that will feature the Worldwatch Institute's report "State of the World 2012".
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25.05.2012How to restructure the EU banking sector?

Should we split our banking activities? Separate retail from investment banks, too often indulging in the « casino economy »? 
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24.05.2012Rio+20: Overtaking options, engaging in transition

Etopia is organising a forum and a conference on the challenges ahead of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
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24.05.2012Better rather than more: opportunities and prospects of a post-growth economy

Grüne Wirtschaft, the Austrian Green Entrepreneurs Association, is organising a debate on the opportunities a green economy could bring in the near future.
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16.05.2012Conference documentation: Reindustrialising Europe – The Green Way

What is the role of the industry in a Green Economy? How do we finance our economical model what kinds of regulations will it need?
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11.05.2012Social Policy, Social Inclusion: Strengthening European society through the green economy

At the 16th EGP Council Meeting in Copenhagen, the European Greens will be discussing the need for a rethinking of our European social model in times of crisis.
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09.05.2012Innovation for an ecological turn

In the face of the difficulties of climate change and scarce resources innovation, it is necessary to decrease the amount of green-house gases and other emissions and to adapt our production...
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20.04.2012Mc Planet Congress – too big to fail

This international congress is meant to be at the meeting point between the globalization critique, environmental and global justice movements.
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20.04.2012European Talks: Europe in the crisis

What are the causes of the current crisis? And what are solutions and perspectives to overcome it?
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23.03.2012The Euro-Crisis – Calm before another storm?

The Euro crisis meant a period of rough time for Europe with especially tensed relations between Greece and Germany.
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21.03.2012Saving Greece - Solidarity or self-interest?

2012 is a crucial year for the future of Europe, posing the question how we want to rebuild the EU and the Eurozone during and after the ongoing crisis.
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20.03.2012The Social and Solidarity Economy in the European Union - A Green Programme beyond the Crises

Sven Giegold, MEP of the Greens/EFA group, hosts a presentation of and a debate on...
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15.03.2012Global Greens Congress: Dakar 2012

Green politicians and activists from around the world will gather in the Global Greens Congress in Dakar, Senegal, from 29th March to 1st April 2012. 
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12.03.2012Document Freedom Day

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is organising on the occasion of the Document Freedom Day (March 28th) an event together with the Free Software community...
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08.03.2012One Year After Fukushima – Lessons Learned in Japan and Europe

The 11th of March 2011 marks the beginning of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima that has led the ...
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08.03.2012The Commons and Green politics

The Green European Foundation is organising on March 9th 2012, together with the Belgian Green foundations Oikos and Etopia, a congress discussing the commons...
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08.03.2012How to stop global land grabbing

International capital, multinational enterprises, and even some governments are increasingly taking control over farmland around the world. This conference...
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07.03.2012One year after 3/11: First anniversary of the Fukushima catastrophe

This event is organised by the Greens/ EFA Group in the European Parliament to honour the first anniversary of the Fukushima catastrophe. 
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02.03.2012Aftershocks - Energy Policy in the Aftermath of Fukushima

One year after the Fukushima disaster, this event organised by Heinrich Boell Foundation office in Berlin in cooperation with Federation for Environment...
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01.03.2012Leading by Example – European Climate Leadership at Home and Abroad

The Heinrich Boell Foundation EU Office is organizing a lunch debate on the prospects for the EU to raise domestic climate ambition.  
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19.02.2012Climate neutral Leuven

The Belgian Dutch speaking Green foundation Oikos organises an event focused on climate change and different solutions to it. 
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08.02.2012How to govern the ecological transformation of our society?

This seminar, organised by the French-speaking Belgian Green Party Ecolo and its foundation Etopia, considers the new challenges of ...
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27.01.2012Euro-crisis and green responses to it

The Green European Foundation is organising a two day seminar aimed at “untangling” the jargon around the Euro-crisis, analysing the factors that have led to the current situation 
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26.01.2012The financial crisis: Decryption and remedies

The Luxembourg Green foundation Gréng Stëftung organises a conference with support of Greens/ EFA MEP Claude Turmes focusing on 
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24.01.2012What if we rethought working time? Let’s increase solidarity by sharing work, tasks and time!

This conference dealing with working time issues is organised by the French-speaking Belgian Green Party Ecolo  
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14.01.2012Economy of the Plenitude

The Belgian Green foundations Oikos and Etopia are organising with the support of the Green/EFA group in the European Parliament a conference on new economic theory, reduced working time
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15.12.2011Outcomes of the Polish EU Council Presidency: EU energy policy for the future?

The Green European Foundation is organising with support of the Warsaw office of the Heinrich Boell Stiftung and the Zielony Instytut ...
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09.12.2011Conference: Running on empty: Earth Ltd. Ideas for a new green economy

This conference on the challenges of finite resources for greening thea growth based economy is organised by Oikos in cooperation with
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08.12.2011Human rights and the EU-India Free Trade agreement

Hosted by MEP Ska Keller and MEP Paul Murphy in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll Foundation and Misereor agency this public conference 
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03.12.2011Commons in the city

The Austrian Green Foundation Grüne Bildungswerkstatt is organising an event focused on urban development. City planning is often based on the final 
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22.11.2011Dennis Meadows in Brussels and Gent

In collaboration with the Club of Rome, the Flemish Green foundation Oikos organizes two lectures of Dennis Meadows in Brussels and Gent. 
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17.11.2011"When is mobility cultivated?"

The Federal Foundation for Building Culture in Karlsruhe organises a public meeting to discuss the scope for more road building culture. 
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16.11.2011Ways out of the euro crisis: In search of a sustainable order

The Centre for European Politics (CEP) and the Heinrich Boell Stiftung are arranging a public discussion on potential sustainable ways out of the euro 
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11.11.2011European Green Party Congress discusses Green New Deal

The European Greens are arranging  a congress meeting November in Paris that will bring together over 1000 Green delegates from around Europe...
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10.11.2011European Grid Conference

Hosted by Greens/EFA MEP Rebecca Harms, Renewables-Grid-Initiative (RGI) and Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP), the European Grid Conference ...
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10.11.2011Conference: Forestry and Biomass - economical use of resources

Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout organises with support of environmental organisations a conference about the economical use of wood. 
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10.11.2011Family Reunification Legislation in Europe: Is it Discriminatory for Migrant Women?

Co-hosted by the Greens/EFA, the Socailist and Democrats and the European United Left/Nordic Green
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10.11.2011Climate mainstreaming and MFF: Does the new EU budget help achieve our climate goals?

The Greens/ EFA Group organises a public conference to present the EU’s future budget...
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09.11.2011Conference: Sustainable City

European cities, and Brussels is no exception, must urgently implement strategies and tools to actually build the sustainable city...
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09.11.2011How does democracy deal with environmental risks?

A conference focused the challenges involved in understanding, assessing and governing contemporary environmental risks
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09.11.2011The Green Race to Durban and Beyond

The Greens/EFA Group organises an interactive debate on the comparability, competitiveness and compatibility of climate actions around the world.
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01.11.2011Climate is Changing Development

The Heinrich Boell Foundation organiszes a one-day symposium on the question of what could be a "Fair Deal" in the climate negotiations in Durban...
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22.10.2011Looking for an answer to environmental aspects of poverty

The Belgian French speaking Green foundation Etopia is organizing a training focusing on the issues such as insecurity, poverty, misery. 
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20.10.2011A life-course approach to pensions: Meeting of Green representatives

The Greens/ EFA group organises a panel discussion focusing on the current pension systems across the European Union. 
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20.10.2011Social economy as a response to the eco-socio-economic crisis in Europe

A public hearing hosted by MEP Michail Tremopoulos will focus on the challenges presented by the eco-socio-economic crisis in Europe.  
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19.10.2011Is there a future for the Eurozone?

The Brussels office of Henrich Boel Foundation is organizing a lunch debate on the future for the Eurozone.
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19.10.2011Horizon 2020: Engaging stakeholders in the future Research and Innovation Framework

The Greens/EFA group organised a conference on engaging stakeholders in the future research and ...
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19.10.2011Never waste a crisis?

The Greens/EFA Group organises a round table on the question of how Europe and Ecology could be the path out of EU’s current dismay. 
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18.10.2011Working Time reduction from a Gender Perspective: Moving beyond public and private spheres

A conference focusing on the labour market conditions for women in Europe is organized by 
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18.10.2011Forging a Green response to the Eurocrisis

The Greens/ EFA Group organises a meeting where the Green Members of the European Parliament and Members of the National Parliaments 
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17.10.2011Prosperity without growth with Tim Jackson

This debate with Tim Jackson, the author of the book “Prosperity without Growth?” is organized with the support of Green foundation Oikos and ...
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13.10.2011Facing the dragon: Will China hold the key of the Green economy?

This conference organised by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament discussed the role of China in developing a Green future for ...
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12.10.2011Raw Materials Trade between EU and Latin America

The Brussels office of the Henrich Boell Foundation is organizing a lunch debate on trade in raw materials between the EU and Latin America. 
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07.10.2011Transatlantic solutions for a low-carbon economy: Are regional initiatives the best hope for U.S. action?

The Brussels office of Heinrich Böll Foundation together with Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is organizing a panel discussion
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04.10.2011The CAP and rural areas

The Brussels office of Henrich Boell Foundation is organizing a joint event with the Ministry of Justice, for Integration and Europe of the German State of Hesse...
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04.10.2011Wealth, inequality and social polarisation in the EU

MEP Karima Delli and the European Anti-Poverty Network will hold a presentation of EAPN's explainer on Wealth, inequality and social polarisation...
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24.09.2011Green economy in a time of austerity

The case for investing in a Green economy is unassailable; we know it is the only way to both create jobs and protect the environment. However, the
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22.09.2011Greening the EU Energy Roadmap 2050: A Greens/EFA public conference

Ahead of the publication of the EU Energy Roadmap by the European Commission this autumn, the Greens/ EFA group organises this conference ...
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08.09.2011Green European Summer University

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and the European Green Party are organising the Green Summer University in Frankfurt/Oder...
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