What is the Fraunhofer Green Deal Series?
With the launch of the European Green Deal, the Fraunhofer EU Office Brussels started this event series to present the research organization‘s contribution to the Green Deal.
The European Green Deal is the EU’s action plan to address the existential threat of climate change and environmental degradation. It was launched in 2020 as the new growth strategy for Europe’s successful transformation into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. To achieve this ambitious goal, the EU implements an action plan, which consists of numerous strategies, legislations (esp. European Climate Law), financial support and technical assistance mechanisms.
Since July 2020, the Fraunhofer EU Office has organized webinars together with Fraunhofer Institutes on specific topics that are related to particular actions presented in the Green Deal.
The aim is to:
- Highlight Fraunhofer’s scientific work linked to concrete policies to a broad audience
- Start discussions in the Brussels bubble on the issue at hand
- Connecting Fraunhofer researchers with policy-makers in Brussels.
The one-hour webinars are organized and hosted by the Fraunhofer EU Office and the content is provided by researchers from Fraunhofer Institutes. A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is usually chosen to take up the patronage and to present the political scene surrounding the selected issue.
The target audience are policy-makers in Brussels (European Parliament and European Commission), but also associations, industry, other researchers and the public.