Registration is open for the SusChem 2017 Brokerage event, which will take place on 18 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

The Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020 is expected to be officially published in October and until then you can consult a Commission document that describes the context for the entire strategic programming process, which will guide the preparation of the work programme itself, here:


Grant-It and the SusChem brokerage event

Participants can propose their project ideas for the 2018 and 2019 calls of Horizon 2020 on GRANT-IT – a one-stop access to funding opportunities from the European Commission and Regional and National governments in the field of sustainable chemistry.

SusChem members can use GRANT-IT resources for free to search for funding, identify project opportunities, propose project ideas and search for potential project partners. SusChem members can log-in with their SusChem username and password.

Submitting your project ideas via GRANT-IT will make it available to the whole SusChem community and allow interested partners to contact you for meeting requests when the brokerage speed dating tool is open.

For more information and registration, please visit the SusChem 2017 Brokerage event registration portal or contact SusChem Secretariat atsuschem [at] suschem [dot] org.

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17 September, 2012

The European Commission is consulting stakeholders on resource efficiency indicators.


The purpose of the consultation process is to collect a wide range of options and ideas on how we can best measure, monitor and communicate resource efficiency, in particular the interlinkages between the economy and the environment.

Environmental Macro Indicators of Innovation - Stakeholders workshop

27 August, 2012

In 28. September 2012 the Stakeholders workshop is held. The workshop is an initial meeting of the project EMInInn (Environmental Macro Indicators of Innovation). It will take place in Brussels in Sweden representation office.


LCA Conference and LCM Academy will be held in Lille, France

25 August, 2012

The second LCA Conference will be held from 6.-7. november at Lille Grand Palais in Northern France. The conference will be followed by the first LCM Academy in 8.-9. november at the same place. 


New rules on e-waste to boost resource efficiency

16 August, 2012

Improved rules on the collection and treatment of e-waste has entered into force. E-waste (i.e. waste electrical and electronic equipment, or WEEE) is one the fastest growing waste streams, and it offers substantial opportunities in terms of making secondary raw materials available on the market. Systematic collection and proper treatment is a precondition for recycling materials like gold, silver, copper and rare metals in used TVs, laptops and mobile phones.

European Commission has launched innovation partnership for Smart Cities and Communities

1 August, 2012

One of the greatest challenges facing the EU is how best to design and adapt cities into smart intelligent and sustainable environments. Almost three quarters of Europeans live in cities, consuming 70% of the EU's energy. Congestion costs Europe about 1% of its GDP every year; most of it is located in urban areas. Smart urban technologies can make a major contribution to tackling many urban challenges.


Stakeholder consultation on the evaluation of RoHS exemptions

20 July, 2012

The European Commission is collecting contributions on exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment – the RoHS II Directive.


Copenhagen has become the European Green Capital 2014

20 July, 2012

The Danish city of Copenhagen has won the European Green Capital Award for 2014. The award was presented by EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at a ceremony in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, the current holder of the title, on 29 June.


FP7 Call

19 July, 2012

The European Commission has published the final and biggest ever calls for proposals under its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). In total, €8.1 billion is available to support projects and ideas that will boost Europe's competitiveness and tackle issues such as improving human health, protecting the environment and finding new solutions to challenges arising, for example, from urbanisation and managing waste.


European Resource Efficiency Platform launched

18 July, 2012

The European Commission has launched the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP) to provide high-level guidance and advice on policy measures designed to steer the European economy towards a more sustainable growth path.


Statement by Commissioner Janez Potočnik on behalf of the EU and its Member States on the adoption of the outcome of the Rio Conference

17 July, 2012

"I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.


We would like to thank Brazil and the President of Brazil personally for her efforts in bringing this conference to a successful conclusion.


We support the adoption of this outcome document. As partners know, there are a number of areas where we would have hoped for a more ambitious outcome, for instance with regard to the definition of concrete timelines for the realization of goals in the priority areas covered by the document.