The workshop “Enabling eco-innovations under EU environmental legislation" organized within the "Make it Work in Central and Eastern Europe (MiW-CEE)" project will take place on 11 and 12 June 2018 at the REC Headquarters in Szentendre, Hungary.
The upcoming workshop will focus on end-of-waste and eco innovations under EU environmental legislation with a special focus on the Waste Framework Directive and its interface with REACH. Eco-innovation is also essential to develop and broaden circular economy. This will be examined more in depth in the Central Eastern European regional context through examples from Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. In addition to end-of-waste, recommendations and best practices on waste prevention will also be covered.
The two-day workshop aims to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to create a unique opportunity and a meaningful discussion in order to make progress in resolving issues and address regulatory and practical barriers. Actors from the governmental, non-profit and business sectors will have chance to present, participate in panels and work in groups to ensure dynamic and efficient brainstorming activities. Direct dialogues about both challenges and best practices will help stakeholders learn from each other and create an inclusive thought leadership to develop sound innovative strategies. The goal is to achieve practical and influential outcomes following the footsteps of similar MiW events that have taken place in recent years.
The project “Make it Work in Central and Eastern Europe (MiW-CEE)” targets Hungary, Romania and Slovakia and feeds into the work of the MiW initiative, a project at EU level that aims to make it simpler for member states to implement EU environmental legislation, and easier for businesses and others to achieve compliance. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.