Eco Social NGO dialogue: Orientation of Future EU Climate and Environmental Policies

Due to the Austrian presidency of the European Council Graz becomes the centre of European environmental politics for several days. Before the official begin of the informal meeting of ministers, EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Austrian Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger, MEP Adina-Ioana Valean and representatives of environmental protection organisations discuss future emphases of European environmental politics. We look forward to welcome you!

10.00 am: Registration & Coffee

10.30 am: Welcome

  • Siegfried Nagl, Mayor of Graz & President, Ecosocial Forum Styria

10.35 am: Climate and environmental protection as emphasis of the Austrian presidency of the council of the European Union

  • Elisabeth Köstinger, Federal Minister for Sustainability & Tourism

10.45 am: Keynote: European Climate and Energy Politics

  • Miguel Arias Cañete, EU-Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy

11.00 Uhr: Q&A with Commissioner Cañete & Federal Minister Köstinger

11.20 am: Panel discussion

  • Adina-Ioana Valean, Member of European Parliament, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Jürgen Schneider, Department Head Climate, Federal Ministry for Sustainability & Tourism
  • Franz Maier, President, Umweltdachverband
  • Leonore Gewessler, Managing Director, Global 2000
  • Jeremy Wates, General Secretary, European Environment Bureau
  • Moderation: Elisabeth Heninger, Environment Agency Austria

11.45 am: Coffee and Snacks

12.30 pm: Ende of the Event

Der Programmfolder ist hier zum Download verfügbar.


Die Teilnahme am NGO-Dialog ist kostenlos. Die Teilnahmeplätze sind limitiert, eine Anmeldung ist deshalb unbedingt notwendig. 

Schlossberg Restaurant, Am Schlossberg 7
8010 Graz