Upcoming events

Invitation ENCORE 2016

Internet platform to exchange best (and worst) practices

The 3d ENCORE alliance is a dialoguet platform to exchange best (and worst) practices.

Please leave your comments, feedback, questions, projects, documents on

https://www.dialog-encore.bayern.de/ . We would like you to start a vivid discussion and give examples of projects etc.

2 best practises of Catalonia:

The Barcelona area air quality plan


Next ENCORE Conference

Registration for the next bi-annual ENCORE conference (pdf, 910 kB), which will be held September 22 - 24 2016 in Carinthia is possible now. Please register before the 15th. of July via



Title of the conference:



Venue: Parkhotel Pörtschach, Lake Wörth. See the first announcement (pdf, 189 kB) and the flyer (pdf, 2.8 MB).

Invitation (pdf, 1.1 MB) YouthCore

You will find more information about the Youth Conference (pdf, 729 kB) behind the link.

Call to the youth from 16 to 24 years to send in scientific papers on the subject of climate change for an award at the ENCORE Environmental Conference of European Regions

As responsible Regional Minister for Environment and Climate Protection of Carinthia (Austria) I may point out the following Initiative for young people from Europe in the range from 16 to 24 years:

As part of the Climate Change Conference "30 Years of the World Climate Conference. From Villach to Paris", which has taken place on 16th and 17th November 2015 at Villach City Hall in Carinthia, I started the call for (pre) scientific Papers and theses on the topic "Climate Change".

The outstanding and best (pre) scientific papers and theses to the issue of Climate Protection will be awarded.

Theses on "Climate Change" mean for example: protecting climate, reducing greenhouse gas emissions including methods, such as renewable energy, public transport, alternative mobility etc.

Pupils and students can send their projects as a Word or PDF file by 30th June 2016 to:


The (pre) scientific level is in compliance with citation and the designation of source information. The minimum amount of the paper is specified with 45,000 characters.

Also (pre) scientific studies which were completed in the past two years can be submitted.

In a two-stage process, the best theses will be selected by climate experts and awarded on September 22nd, 2016 within the ENCORE Environmental Conference of European Regions at Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria.

I hope having encouraged you to join our public announcement!

Sincerely yours,

Landesrat Rolf Holub,

Regional Minister for Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Public Transport

Deadline June 30, 2016!

ENCORE has become supporting partner of the Compact of States and Regions.

This week ENCORE has become supporting partner of the Compact of States and Regions (CoSR).

The ENCORE regions that have already signed the compact are Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, the Basque Country, Catalonia, Rhône Alpes, Scotland, Wales and Lombardy.

The 2015 Compact reporting deadline ended on August 28, 2015. We will inform you asap about the date for application in 2016.

Please contact Chris Thorpe (Email: chris.thorpe@cdp.net, Phone: +44 (0) 203 818 3918) or Alice de Palma (Email: alice.depalma@cdp.net, Phone: +44 (0) 203 818 3943).

For more information see also: The Climate Group website

You can find the official document and the questionnaire under 'See also'.

ENCORE Present during Open Days in Brussels

During this year’s Open Days, ENCORE was proud to be co-organising the workshop “Regions Open for Green Business: Environment Legislation as a Driving Force”. On the invitation of DG Environment and in co-operation with the Committee of the Regions’ ENVE Commission, several ENCORE regions showed examples on how they promote green growth in their regions.

Regions play a major role in promoting green growth because they are close to entrepreneurs and other important stakeholders involved in the "greening the economy" process. The presented how the current EU environmental policy promotes green growth at regional and local level and looked at success stories which clearly showed the contribution of European regions to foster a greener economy. Co-moderated by ENCORE Chair Minister Rolf Holub (Carinthia), the ENCORE regions of Catalunya, Bavaria and Drenthe as well as some member regions and cities of the Committee of the Regions presented best practices and case studies which aim at promoting green business, innovation and job creation.

This workshop formed the 6th meeting of the CoR/EC Technical Platform for Cooperation on the Environment, which seeks to contribute to a better implementation of EU environment law.

The presentations held during the workshop can be found via: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/legal/platform_en.htm

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