2022 EUDA Annual Conference at Sofitel Brussels Europe
“The European Green Deal: How to deliver on the environment, the society and the economy?”

23 November 2022
Some global environmental challenges, such as climate change and environmental degradation are posing existential threats to both Europe and the world. In response to this situation, the EU has made it its top priority to address the most pressing environmental challenges: climate change (reduce greenhouse gases emissions and boost climate change adaptation), unsustainable use of resources (biological, energy, water, spatial), continuous increase of pollution (reduce it in the air, water and soils) and waste (further apply circular economy principles). The EU aims at rebalancing the environmental pillar out of the three sustainability pillars by integrating coordinated political and legislative initiatives under the flagship umbrella of the EU Green Deal. The Green Deal, with amongst other its Green Taxonomy Regulation, Strategy on Adaptation to Climate and Sustainable Procurement Strategy, has the potential to become a global ‘game changer’.
If properly implemented, the Green Deal is a potential global ‘game changer’. Therefore, the EU has also integrated these objectives into its new growth strategy to incentivise the acceleration of a sound transition towards sustainability. This transition will help the European economic activities to tackle their negative externalities on the environment. To be successful, this transition should at the same time provide the European sustainability champions with major opportunities to grow. The most potent incentives are financial and the EU is currently developing the Green Taxonomy Regulation, that will allow financing flows to better target and stimulate ‘green’ economic activities in the EU but also around the world. Under the Green Deal, the EU has developed and is implementing amongst others a Strategy on Adaptation to Climate and a Sustainable Procurement Strategy.
These initiatives create a powerful supply ‘push’ on the financing side of the European economy, ideally complemented for even more effectiveness with an equally powerful demand ‘pull’ that would align the policy objectives under the Green Deal.
Representatives from the European Society, the European Commission and the European Industry will exchange their views and share their respective strategies on how implementing the Green Deal can deliver results for the environment, for society and for the economy. The floor will also be opened for discussions with the audience.

Programme Overview:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 12:00 Conference
12:00 - 12:30 Cocktail
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Luncheon
14:00 – 16:00 EuDA Annual General Meeting (for Members only)

Conference Overview:

Mr Paris Sansoglou
European Dredging Association
Secretary General
Ms Julie Emmrich Presentation
World Green Building Council, Sustainable Finance Lead
Green Taxonomy within the EU Green Deal
Ms Elena Visnar Malinovska Presentation
European Commission, DG CLIMA, Head of Unit for Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change
EU strategy on adaptation to climate change (with a focus on waterborne infrastructures) within the EU Green Deal
Ms Anna Lupi Presentation
European Commission, DG GROW, Legal & Policy Officer on Sustainable Public Procurement Strategy
European Commission’s Sustainable Procurement Strategy for (waterborne) transport infrastructures within the EU Green Deal
Ms Karin De Schepper Presentation
Inland Navigation Europe - INE, Secretary General
How can the waterborne infrastructure sector deliver results for the Green Deal (for the environment, for society and for the economy) ?

View the Conference Messages and the Conference Programme in detail.

EuDA Internal Workshop on
“EU Emissions Trading System & Other ‘Fit For 55’ Initiatives For Dredgers”

Wednesday 16 February 2022, 10.00 Via Ms Teams

European Shipping Week 2020
EuDA’s Brainstorming Workshop
“Trade Defence Instruments for Services or Enforcement of State Aid Regulations to all non-EU State-owned Enterprises ?”

Monday 17 February 2020 – The Hotel, Brussels

2019 EUDA Annual Conference at Stanhope Hotel Brussels

14 November 2019

2018 EUDA 25th Anniversary – Annual Conference at Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels

15 November 2018

2017 EUDA Annual Conference at Stanhope Hotel Brussels

15 November 2017

2016 EuDA Annual Conference, at Stanhope Hotel Brussels
New Opportunities for the European Dredgers?

15 November 2016

PIANC’s ‘Think Climate’ coalition
UN FCCC COP 21 Paris

30 November-6 December 2015

2015 EuDA Annual General Meeting Conference, at Stanhope Hotel Brussels
'State Aid and Tied Aid'
Different Approaches to Global Competition

17 November 2015

ACI’s European Dredging Summit, Antwerp, Belgium
‘Gaining Project Approval, welcoming efficient & environmentally-sensitive Dredging Operations’
Supported by EuDA

7-8 October 2015

EuDA-CEDA joint Workshop at European Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
‘Sustainable Dredging Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation’
Solutions from the European Dredging Community

12 May 2015

Innovations improving Maritime Safety, at Port of Zeebrugge

5 March 2015

2014 EuDA Annual General Meeting Conference, at Stanhope Hotel Brussels
'Breaking Trade Barriers Around The World'
Special focus on the World Dredging Markets

13 November 2014

EuDA 20th Anniversary Celebration, at Bibliothèque Solvay
'The European Dredging Industry: A Maritime Success Story'

7 November 2013

EuDA Annual General Meeting Conference, at Stanhope Hotel
'Measures to reduce CO2 Emissions from Shipping'
Review of current Legislation & Policies

14 November 2012

EuDA Annual General Meeting Open-Part, at Sheraton Brussels Airport
'Threats and Opportunities from the Sea'
European Dredgers' contribution to some of the World's biggest Challenges

16 November 2011

Belgian Presidency Event with EuDA
'The European Dredging Industry presented to the European Council Shipping Working Group',
Aalst (BE) & Heusden (NL).

15 December 2010

EuDA Annual General Meeting Open-Part, at Sheraton Brussels Airport
"Man & Nature" Key Sustainable Issues for the European Dredgers

16 November 2010

Workshop on Green Innovations keep the European Dredgers at global leading edge,
Brussels, Silken Hotel.

3 November 2010

Workshop on Dredged Material and the Implementation of the new EU Waste Directive,
Brussels, EuDA offices.

29 April 2010

EuDA Annual General Assembly : Future Developments concerning State Aid to EU Maritime Transport, in the light of the rising threat from China


The 32nd IADC International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation will take place,
in Delft, the Netherlands

15 -19 June 2009

EuDA Workshop 'Emissions' Presentations, Brussels, Belgium

6 November 2008

30th International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation, Delft, The Netherlands

16 - 20 June 2008

Black Sea Coastal Association Varna, Bulgaria

25 - 27 September 2007

Seminar on Ports and Habitats

20 March 2003

Workshop "Waterways of Tomorrow"

09 December 2003