Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy

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The EU Commission has placed eco-innovation at the heart of its policies to move towards a green economy. However, according to the European Environment Agency (2014), the potential for ‘’green innovation in Europe’’ is only been partially realized. The NETGREEN Thematic Policy Workshop on ‘’Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy’’ will discuss the role of eco-innovation in fostering the green economy as well as the main challenges to be met by policy makers and businesses.

The workshop will deal with questions such as which barriers hinder the adoption and diffusion of new innovations and which are the best indicators to measure progress. The discussion will start with a presentation of the NETGREEN tool, demonstrating how it can support policy makers in measuring progress in eco-innovation.

Networking lunch from 13:00-14:00, followed by the Thematic Policy Workshop on ''Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy’’. A Thematic Policy Workshop on "Maximizing resource efficiency throughout the EU economy" will take place before lunch (at 10:00) in the same venue. The detailed agenda is available for download below.

The event is free of charge.


Venue: CEPS (link is external) Conference Room, Place du Congrès 1, 1000 Brussels

Registration: (link is external)


Wednesday, 11 March 2015