Past Events


2nd Stakeholder Conference on Plastic and Micro Plastic Pollution

The conference took place on 20 November 2018 and was hosted by the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU.


Growth in Transition Conference 2018

Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter. The ‘Growth in Transition’ Initiative organised its fourth international conference on November 14th and 15th 2018 at the Austria Center Vienna.


Green Chemistry Conference

As a final event of the programme “Smart and Sustainable Europe”, prepared by the EU Trio Presidency (EE-BG-AT) as their contribution to the achievement of the Global Sustainable Development Goals within Europe, a conference on Green Chemistry was held on November 5th - 6th, 2018.


Human biomonitoring in Europe

Under the Austrian EU presidency an international conference entitled “Human biomonitoring in Europe – science and policy for healthy citizens” took place in the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria on 28 September 2018.


EMAS-Conference 2018

FUTURE EMAS – Perspectives on Environmental Activities in Companies. The annual EMAS Conference, a highlight of environmental management in Austria took place in Vienna on September, 26 2018.


EMAS Award Ceremony 2018

The EMAS Award Ceremony 2018 took place at the Natural History Museum of Vienna on 25 September 2018, the evening before the EMAS Conference.


Industrial Emission Project in Macedonia successfully finalized

Closing Event in Skopje: In the last two years Macedonia has taken important steps to reduce industrial emissions and laid the basis to improve the environmental situation for the future. This was made clear during the final ceremony of an EU funded project in the field of industrial Pollution.


Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan

In a Memorandum of Cooperation, signed April 3 in Kyrgyzstan´s capital Bishkek Austria and Kygryzstan laid the foundations for the future collaboration between the two countries in the field of environmental protection.


Kick off for new environmental project in Croatia

The new co-operation project focuses on environmental inspection and environmental standards of Croatian industrial plants. At the kick-off meeting in Zagreb, Umweltbundesamt experts presented the work programme to their Croatian Partners.


LAST MILE project

Can a cable car be a solution to reduce private car-use in tourism? What are the barriers for flexible mobility solutions in tourism? Partners of the project LAST MILE from 6 European countries will be meeting to visit good practices and discuss innovative solutions from 17th til 20th October 2016 in Catalonia (Spain).


LAST MILE project

Which successful sustainable and flexible solutions to travel the last mile to a tourist’s destination do already exist? This was what LAST MILE project partners wanted to experience during an interregional exchange meeting and a study tour from 28 to 30 June 2016 in Lienz.


Joint efforts against plastics in the environment

Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter, EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Georg Rebernig, Managing director of the Environment Agency Austria, visited the Borealis plant in Schwechat to be informed about technical novelties concerning the reduction of plastic in the Environment.


Macedonian Partners on Study Visit in Vienna

Representatives from the Macedonian Environment Ministry and local environmental authorities are visiting the Environment Agency Austria from 9-13 May. The experts from the Western Balkan country have come to Austria to get a picture of the implementation of the European Industrial Emissions Directive.


Partners from Serbia visiting Vienna

In April a delegation of waste experts from the Serbian Environment Ministry, the Serbian Environment Agency and the Environment Ministry of the autonomous province of Vojvodina had a meeting in Vienna. The Meeting was hosted by the Umweltbundesamt, the Environment Agency Austria.


Training course for international water experts

From 18 to 20 April, the Environment Agency Austria organised, on behalf of Eurostat (the European Union’s Statistical Office), a training course on European Water Statistics in Vienna. 21 participants from 15 countries took part.


Environment Agency Austria assists Ukraine in waste management

Kick-off event of a new two-year Twinning project on the collection and recycling of e-waste and used batteries was officially launched today at the Minister of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine.


Environment Agency Austria supports Croatia in environmental reporting

Kick-off: In February 2016 the Croatian Environment Agency starts conducting review of the Croatian Environment Pollutant Register. In this review it receives support from Austrian, German and French experts under the leadership of the Environment Agency Austria.


Kick-off meeting of a new Environment Agency Austria project in Macedonia

A new project which is aimed at the implementation of the Industrial Emissions Directive in Macedonia startet in Skopje. The aim of the collaboration with the Austrian experts is to lay the legal foundation for the reduction of emissions from industrial installations.


Strengthening nature protection in Croatia

The Environment Agency Austria and Croatian partners improved procedures for ecological network impact assessment. At the official closing event of this cooperation project on 24 November 2015 in Zagreb the results achieved during the last six months were presented.


Serbian Environment Minister makes a flying visit to Vienna

On 28-29 September, Snezana Bogosavljević-Bošković, the Serbian Environment Minister, came to Vienna to have a meeting with Andrä Rupprechter, the Austrian Environment Minister, in order to exchange views about biological agriculture and waste themes. A meeting with Georg Rebernig, Managing Director of the Environment Agency Austria, was also on the agenda.


Partners from the Western Balkans visit Vienna

In September high-ranking representatives from environment agencies and ministries of the Western Balkan countries met in the Environment Agency. Additionally Snezana Bogosavljević-Bošković, Serbia’s Environment Minister came to Vienna.


Land Use and Water Quality 2015

Experts discussed approaches to reduce the effects of land use and land use changes on the quality of groundwater and surface waters. The conference was jointly convened by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) and Umweltbundesamt.


Strengthening environmental protection in Israel

Kick off in Tel Aviv: In the next two years, German, Austrian and Irish experts will be supporting the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection in the improvement and implementation of the Environmental Regulatory and Management Framework for Industry and Business.


United against plastic in the environment

The Austrian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Andrä Rupprechter, and Managing Director of the Environment Agency Austria, Georg Rebernig, handed over the pilot study on investigations of plastics in the Danube to the president of the EU Environment Council, Carole Dieschbourg.


Successful project completion in Croatia

With a closing event in Zagreb the Environment Agency Austria concluded a six-month partnership project with the Croatian authorities. Aim of the project was to make the proceedings against environmental crime more efficient and to better coordinate them.


Kick-off meeting of waste project in Serbia

With a kick-off meeting in Belgrade on 15 May the Environment Agency Austria started a new administrative partnership with the Serbian environmental authorities.


Environment Agency Austria strengthens environmental inspection in Croatia

On 15 January, at an official kick-off event in Zagreb, the Environment Agency Austria presented a new project to improve environmental inspection in Croatia.