POLITICO, a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization, was launched in Europe in April 2015. POLITICO Europe is a joint-venture between POLITICO LLC, based in the USA, and Axel Springer, the leading publisher in Europe.
With operations based in Brussels and additional offices in London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, and Warsaw, POLITICO connects the dots between global power centers. Its journalism lives online at politico.eu; in POLITICO Pro, the real-time subscription-based policy news service for professionals; in daily morning newsletters, such as Brussels Playbook and London Playbook; in print via a weekly newspaper; and through live events.
In June 2018, an annual ComRes/Burson-Marsteller survey ranked POLITICO as the #1 most influential publication on European affairs, for the second year running.
EU Observer is a not-for-profit, independent online newspaper established in Brussels in 2000. We value free thinking and plain speech and aim to support European democracy by giving people the information they need to hold the EU establishment to account.
Our team of experienced journalists file daily news reports from the EU capital and beyond and do in-depth investigations on topics of special interest to the public.
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest network of environmental organisations with around 150 member organisations from more than 30 countries. We stand for sustainable development, environmental protection, social justice and participatory democracy.
The European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL)
IMPEL is an international non-profit association of the environmental authorities of the European Union Member States, acceding and candidate countries of the EU, EEA and EFTA countries. The association is registered in Belgium and its legal seat is in Brussels. Currently, IMPEL has 53 members from 36 countries including all EU Member States, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Iceland, Kosovo*, Albania, Switzerland and Norway.
IMPEL helps to strengthen the implementation of environmental law in Europe by:
- helping countries get to compliance more quickly, for example, by sharing knowledge, skills and good practices, and carrying out peer reviews (IRIs);
- helping implementing organisations use their limited resources more effectively, for example, by producing technical guidance and promoting the use of risk-based approaches to target effort;
- coordinating action between countries, for example, in the enforcement of regulations to tackle illegal trans-frontier movements of waste;
- facilitating communication between different actors and networks, for example, prosecutors, judges and ombudsmen;
- informing policy with practical experience and expertise.
(*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.)
The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is a sustainability think tank. Working with stakeholders across EU institutions, international bodies, academia, civil society and industry, our team of policy professionals composed of economists, scientists and lawyers produce evidence-based research and policy insight. With over 40-years of experience, we are committed to advancing impact-driven sustainability policy across the EU and the world.
Twitter handle and hashtag: @IEEP_EU and #IEEP
ACR+ (Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management) is an international network of cities and regions that share the goal of promoting the sustainable management of resources through prevention at source, reuse and recycling and of transitioning to a circular economy. Seeing how these undertakings require the contribution of numerous actors, ACR+ adopts a multi-stakeholder approach to its work, by encouraging institutions like NGOs, research centres and private companies to participate in the projects in which it is involved and to join the association. Having been founded in 1994, ACR+’s priority is to ensure the sharing of technical exchanges and of policy know-how among its members and between its members, on the one hand, and EU and international institutions, on the other.
The association is currently involved in over a dozen EU-funded projects and has launched flagship initiatives like the EPR Club, the Circular Europe Network and the European Observatory on municipal waste performances. Its 100 members hail from 23 countries and represent over 1,100 local authorities.
EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities, with over 140 members across 39 countries, representing more than 130 million people. We work in all areas of interest for cities, from culture to mobility, environment to social affairs, economic development to smart cities. We facilitate learning experiences between cities, and represent cities’ interests towards the European Union. EUROCITIES is committed to working towards a common vision of a democratic, sustainable future in which all citizens can enjoy a good quality of life.
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global and European network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. You can find us at the Stand #13 of the EU Green Week Exhibition mobilising citizens to vote in the upcoming EU elections – taking place from 23-26 May – and to do so for parties concerned with the sustainable future of Europe.
Based in Brussels and Barcelona, REVOLVE is a communication group fostering cultures of sustainability. REVOLVE publishes a quarterly international magazine focusing on the themes of water (winter), nature (spring), energy (summer) and mobility (fall). REVOLVE coordinates publications, curates photo exhibitions and organizes forums. REVOLVE also offers graphic design, data visualization, content development, branding and marketing, social media engagement and media relations to maximize outreach and impact reporting for EU projects and other partner campaigns. REVOLVE works with partners to accelerate the energy transformation and the possibility of a cleaner world
Every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year’s theme is ‘Shaping Europe’s energy future’ and it will cover four elements across the EU: the Policy Conference, Networking Village, EUSEW Awards, and the Energy Days. Over the years, EUSEW has grown into much more than an annual event; it is a strong community that comes together to debate and formulate the solutions for a sustainable future. Join the conversation by using @euenergyweek and #EUSEW19.