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European Forum on Eco-innovation

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The 16th European Forum on Eco-innovation will be held in Hannover, Germany, on 7 and 8 April 2014. The Forum  will examine enabling factors and challenges of transitioning to a circular  economy model in an urban context. These will be presented through the lens of  the stakeholders: city authorities, citizens and businesses.

The event will  also identify and showcase eco-innovations that can facilitate the shift to a  circular economy and support cities in meeting the new targets for municipal  waste treatment. It will take place during the world’s leading trade fair for  industrial technology, Hannover Messe (which  will be held from 7 to 11 April 2014), and will be linked to the Metropolitan Solutions and IndustrialGreenTech fairs. It will include free access to the Hannover Messe and walking tours under different topics.

This event is jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety  (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit).  
The Forum will be accompanied by two side events: EMAS meetings/EMAS Awards ceremony and ETV Stakeholder Forum and ETV handing-out of the Statements of Verification.

For more information please visit http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecoinnovation2014/1st_forum/index_en.html