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Nature and Biodiversity, the focus of the European Green Week 2020

The European Green Week 2020, the biggest annual event on European environmental policy, will be taking place from 19 to 22 October.

The EU Green Week 2020 will take place on 19-22 October on the theme of nature and biodiversity. The event, organised by the European Commission, is the biggest annual event on European environmental policy and will consist of an opening event in Lisbon, a conference in Brussels and partner events around Europe.

About the EU Green Week 2020

After the adoption of a new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 in May, the EU Green Week will gather stakeholders from all around Europe to debate about the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth.

The EU Green Week will also examine how EU policies such as the European Green Deal can help protect and restore nature. Another important point this year is that the event will set some key thematic points for the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, now scheduled for 2021, where world leaders will adopt a 10-year action plan for biodiversity, a new global agreement for people and nature.

How to participate

Those organisations or projects (from the LIFE, H2020 or other calls) interested in participating in Green Week can register their events on environmental topics taking place between 14 September and 23 October 2020. The deadline for applying for a partner event has been extended until 31 August.

Partner event requirements:

  • Eligibility: Activities such as workshops, guided tours, exhibitions, fairs, open days or webinars or online events are considered.

  • The theme must be in line with the European Union Green Week 2020 theme: nature and biodiversity, and in relation to aspects such as climate change, agriculture, the circular economy, the urban environment, water, air, etc.

  • The theme can be approached in broad terms, for instance from the perspective of the need for better governance, the implementation of existing legislation, training and education or how citizen participation can be promoted.