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29 May - 2 June: EU Green Week 2017 - Green jobs for a greener future

The news:

EU Green Week 2017 will take place from 29 May to 2 June with the theme of 'Green jobs for a greener future'. It will focus on how EU environmental policies are creating green jobs and contributing to economic, sustainable and socially responsible growth in the EU. It will also highlight the demand for new types of green skills in many professional sectors.

In addition to a high-level conference in Brussels, the programme will also feature a series of partner events and actions taking place across Europe. As well as being invited to take part in person, stakeholders and the general public are encouraged to become 'virtually' involved by participating in a wide range of on-line and social media activities.

The background:

EU Green Week is the annual opportunity to debate and discuss European environmental policy. Organised by the European Commission, this key event in the environment policy calendar attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe.

This year's theme is 'Green jobs for a greener future'. Supported by EU environmental policies, the transition towards a circular economy is becoming a reality. This will encourage fundamental changes across the entire EU economy, including the labour market. As companies develop new, sustainable business models, expand their markets and adapt innovative solutions to efficiently use resources, this can translate into more jobs.

The event:

Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June, Crown Plaza Brussels - Le Palace: Green Week 2017 high-level conference. For a full programme please visit

For media registration please contact Iris Petsa (see contact details below).

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