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Cleaner air for all – Green Week Conference 2013

The 2013 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 4 to 7 June at a new venue, The Egg Conference Centre in Brussels. This year’s theme is Air quality.

Despite progress in recent years, several air quality standards are still widely exceeded in the EU’s most densely populated areas, especially from pollutants such as particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and nitrogen dioxide. 2013 will be a year in which the Commission’s current air policy is reviewed, with a focus on finding ways to improve the quality of the air we breathe.

Planning a local event on air quality this summer? Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environmental policy, is seeking satellite events being organised between 1 May and 30 June 2013 across Europe to be included in the campaign.

The European Commission’s DG Environment invites Eurotowns members to apply for ‘Green Week 2013 satellite events’.

Please submit a description of your event addressing the theme of ‘AIR QUALITY’, by filling out the online application form here. [Deadline: Friday 1st March 2013, 12:00 (CET)].

Despite progress over recent years, levels of harmful pollutants in densely populated areas of Europe still widely exceed a number of air quality standards. As the European Commission prepares to review its current air quality policy, cities are best-placed to help raise awareness and promote behavioural change among citizens and ultimately improve the air we breathe.

Eligible events taking place at local or regional level might include car-free days, conferences, youth workshops, art exhibitions or guided tours, to name a few. Linking your event to Green Week means being part of a Europe-wide campaign and bringing better visibility to your event which, if selected, will be published on the Green Week website.

Visit the Green Week 2013 website to find out more.

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