High Level Event at the European Parliament - 17th March 2016 in Brussels
The neZEH High Level Event “Nearly Zero Energy Hotels for Achieving Low Carbon Growth in Europe” took place successfully at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 17th of March 2016, hosted by the Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Maria Grapini (S&D Romania).
The event aimed at driving the attention to the regional, national and European policy makers to commit to a zero energy growth in the tourism sector, reducing legislative barriers and introducing supporting measures. More than 65 participants representing different policy makers, such as: Members of the European Parliament, European Commission, UNWTO, National authorities, NECSTouR Regional authorities, as well as private sector representatives from the tourism and energy efficiency arena, took part of this high level event.
A fruitful discussion was held in order to create the neZEH project’s Position Paper, where recommendations were proposed to facilitate the successful scaling up of neZEH refurbishment within Europe's accommodation sector.
Following the High Level Event a Press release has been published.