Green European Foundation is hosting a conference in Sofia on 9 and 10 November 2017 about eco-innovations for economic change in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia, in collaboration with BlueLink.
This event is a part of the ongoing project “Revision of the Economy in the Balkans: Change Policy not Climate” which aspires to raise awareness among stakeholders, politicians and the general public for the economic potential of a Green Economy in Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria, to stimulate changes in consumption and production patterns, and promote a participatory approach to policy making. The project is implemented jointly by the Green European Foundation, BlueLink Foundation (Bulgaria), Networked (Serbia) and the Sunrise Association for Sustainable Social and Economic Development (Macedonia).
The topic of the event is closely related to one of the major priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the EU, which starts on 1 January 2018, as defined by the so-called EU presidency trio – Bulgaria (Jan-Jun 2018), Estonia and Austria, during the meeting of the Council of the EU ministers of the environment which took place on 13 and 14 July, 2017 in Talin. The priority refers to eco-innovations as an engine for the transition to circular economy and stimulating green investments in energy transformation and clean technologies, in order to spur the overall competitiveness and achievement of shared prosperity across the EU.
A comparative study focusing on European climate, renewable energy and Green economy policy landscapes took place between April and September 2017 in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia. The most important conclusions from the study will be presented and discussed at the conference, as well as in 3 national research publications, Green political handbook and journalistic materials published on regional electronic media – BlueLink.
Please download the detailed programme of the conference here.
Enquiries regarding participation and logistics are expected by 06 November 2017, to the attention of Mrs. Eva Stefanova, EU Projects assistant, at the following email address: email@example.com.