The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest and most inclusive network of environmental citizens’ organisations. We bring together over 180 member organisations from 40 countries, representing 30 million individual supporters. We stand for sustainable development, environmental justice & participatory democracy. We tackle Europe’s most pressing environmental problems by agenda setting, monitoring, advising on and influencing the way the EU and its member states deal with these issues.  

2024 is a crucial year for the EEB and the environmental movement. It will be marked by the elections to the European Parliament in June. The outcomes are going to decide on the future of the European Green Deal: will Europe step up its game and put in place the transformative policies needed to achieve carbon neutrality, circularity, zero pollution, and the protection and restoration of nature? Is Europe living up to its values by standing up for global justice and equity in the transition? Are divisive positions and short-sighted plans gaining more influence – or will citizens and their newly elected leaders rally behind the joint objective of a just transition to a sustainable future?  

And there are not only elections in the EU and member states such as Belgium: some of the world’s most influential countries including the US and India are choosing new political leaders – which can also turn the tide for climate and environment in one or the other direction. Is the EU ready to be the frontrunner of the transition towards living well within the ecological limits of the planet? 

Finally, 2024 is also a historic year for the EEB itself: Europe’s largest environmental federation will turn 50 – making it one of the oldest civil society networks active in EU policymaking. This will be an opportunity to look back at 50 years of European environmental policies and past achievements, to reflect and to learn to tackle our current challenges for a future where people and nature strive together. 


In that transition year, we want to know: what is Europe’s vision for 2024-2030 and what comes after the European Green Deal? The EEB’s Annual Conference 2024 will be the key opportunity to bring together policymakers and institutions from across the EU with environmental groups, the social justice movement and youth representatives, researchers, business groups, trade unions and other stakeholders to assess the situation and to look ahead together, sharing our ideas and vision. 

The Annual Conference strives to be a key opportunity to discuss Europe’s environmental vision for the period 2024-2030, develop new ideas together and generate momentum for an ambitious package of environmental and climate policies beyond the European Green Deal. The conference will cover the three key challenges – climate change mitigation and especially adaptation, nature protection and zero pollution – and discuss ways forward for the circular economy transition and resource use reduction as well as a transversal approach of a just transition in Europe and globally. 








As part of the programme of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU, with the support of Brussels Environment. 

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.   

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them. 

With the support of the City of Brussels. 

With the support of REAL DEAL. REAL DEAL has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037071.