Digital, sustainability, and health. The Brussels’ weekly agenda in a nutshell

The beginning of a new week also marks the arrival of what is probably the most anticipated event of the year in Brussels – the European elections. Indeed, European voters will be called upon to vote for the new Parliament from 6 to 9 June, and the results will also help determine the new Commission and the direction the Union will take over the next five years.

In the meantime, activities in Brussels do not come to a complete halt, and a few events in various institutions are being reported.

SUSTAINABILITY

Tuesday 4-Wednesday 5 June. The Belgian Presidency of the Council of the Union has organised the conference ‘Research Infrastructures in a Changing Global, Environmental and Socio-Economical Context’. The conference will examine topics such as the value of research infrastructures (RIIs) in opening strategic autonomy and their contribution to key policy objectives such as the Green Deal.

Wednesday 5-Thursday 6 June. The Belgian Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (FISD) and the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) have organised the ESDN 2024 conference in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This year’s ESDN conference will focus on transformative policies to progress towards the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, drawing insights from global sustainable development reports.

 OTHER APPOINTMENTS

From Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 June. The Forum ‘Indtech 2024: Science and Innovation to Empower Europe’s Industrial Resilience and Economic Security’ will take place in Namur (Belgium). This event, co-financed by the European Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the Council, aims, among other things, to identify, discuss and present promising technologies and best practices that contribute to the digital and green transition of industry and the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries.