1st Newsletter of Ecopreneur
In This Issue
- News & Recent Developments
- About Ecopreneur.eu
Ecopreneur.eu was appointed to participate in the European Circular Economy Platform #CEStakeholderEU
Welcome to our first newsletter!
Ecopreneur.eu’s influence on European level is constantly growing: board member Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl was appointed to represent Ecopreneur.eu in the newly set up coordination group of the European Circular Stakeholder Platform.
Marjolein Demmers, President of Ecopreneur.eu, gave a speech at the CoR ENVE Commission’s debate on „Reflecting on the future of Europe – the environmental dimension“, highlighting the perspective of sustainable SMEs across Europe.
#ECO4CLIM17, the 2017 Global Week of Green Business and the Climate Movement, took place on October 16-22, 2017. ECO4CLIM is an UNFCCC COP23 endorsed initiative and was organized by the Spanish partners of Ecopreneur.eu. In 39 cities from 23 countries empowered ecopreneurs with sustainable business solutions to climate change and inequality.
Enjoy reading our very first newsletter.
Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl, social entrepreneur and board member of Ecopreneur.eu was selected to represent Ecopreneur.eu in the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (CESP), read more on our blog >>
On September 18th, 2017, Ecopreneur.eu was invited to the CoR ENVE Commission’s debate on „Reflecting on the future of Europe – the environmental dimension“. Marjolein Demmers, President of Ecopreneur.eu, outlined in her speech what leading sustainable businesses expect from Europe.
Read the whole speech here >>
The third Cabinet of Prime Minister Mark Rutte was sworn in on 26. October 2017. The Netherlands set itself ambitious goals regarding climate protection and the circular economy. The Coalition Agreement entitled ‘Confidence in the Future’ is translated to English and can be found here >>
De Groene Zaak, our dutch member, sees ambitious frameworks and nodes in the agreement, but stresses the need for action and urgency, and has called on Dutch sustainable business to actively showcase their initiatives and new business cases.
Ecopreneur.eu calls for amendment of the EU VAT Directive 2006/112/EC to allow a low VAT rate for circular goods and services.
Read the whole position paper here >>
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Ecopreneur.eu sets a course towards sustainable economic policies on the European level to support the economic and societal transformation across Europe and beyond. Ecopreneur.eu was formed on the initiative of Grüne Wirtschaft (Austria), UnternehmensGrün e.V. (Germany) and Entreprendre Vert (France). Since many years, the member organizations contribute actively to the political decision-making process in their respective countries.
In 2016 Ecopreneur.eu acquired official legal status as an “association internationale sans but lucratif” (aisbl), a non-profit, non-governmental organization under Belgian law.
The organization is quickly growing and now holds seven associations from different countries of the European Union:
The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Austria and France.
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