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Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers

Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers
Date: 01.06. - 03.06.2007
Venue: Essen
Policy area: Environment
Type of event: Informal Ministerial Meetings

The informal meeting of environment ministers offers a forum for an intensive exchange of views on the issue of “environment - innovation - employment”. Discussions will be held on the opportunities for the environment, business and employment offered by the promotion of eco-innovations. The environment ministers will propose an integrated strategy for promoting this important field in Europe.

A trade fair will be taking place in parallel to the meeting, with national and European exhibitors presenting modern environmental technologies (ECOTEC). For more information on ECOTEC see

In addition to the environment ministers of the EU member states, candidate countries and EFTA states, representatives of EU Community bodies, non-governmental organisations and industry will also participate.




I M P O R A N T   N O T I C E

Dear Sir or Madam, Dear Colleague,

The online accreditation for the Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers in Essen on 1 and 2 June has now been completed. Late accreditation is possible on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the media centre (Medienzentrum) at the Zeche Zollverein site. Please bring you press pass and an official form of identification with you. Please understand that this late accreditation process may take some time. Access to the media centre and the press conferences will not be possible without accreditation. Accreditation is not required for a visit to the ECOTEC exhibition.

The address of the media centre is as follows:

Gelände Zeche Zollverein (Zeche Zollverein site); Medienzentrum Oktogon ( media centre Oktogon); Gelsenkirchener Str. 181; 45309 Essen


Press programme  77 KB.

Who is who  915 KB.

Working Paper  1.4 MB.

Hotel Sheraton / Essen - city map  530 KB.

UNESCO World heritage Zollverein - city map  349 KB.

Zeche Zollverein - detailed plan  881 KB.

Environmental Technology Exposition  103 KB.

Presidency Summary  57 KB.

Photo Archive:

Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers - Press conference (1 june 2007).

Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers - Tour de table (1 june 2007).

Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers - family picture (2 june 2007).

Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers - press conference (2 june 2007).

Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers - Tour de Table (2 june 2007).

Press Releases:

Sigmar Gabriel opens the Informal Meeting.

European industrial policy needs to become more ecological.

Video Archive:

01.06.2007 - Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers: Press conference (14:00 h).

02.06.2007 - Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers:Press conference (14:00 h).

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Date: 25.06.2007