Environmental Conference of the Regions of Europe

ENCORE conferences

The Conference is ENCORE’s driving force and is intended to be a high political level summit taking place every two years. It is addressed to the Environment Ministers and other relevant political leaders of the regions of Europe dealing with Environment and Sustainable Development issues. The Conference enables the discussion and establishment of common positions towards EU policies and legislation. Moreover, it enables the exchange of positions towards EU policies and legislation as well as experiences and good practices as a starting point for regional cooperation.

Herning, Central Denmark Region 2018

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Pörtschach 2016

Munich 2014

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Actionplan and declaration

Action Plan

Munich Declaration on Climate Change


Pauleit Stephan TU München

Rauch Ernst MunichRe

Ferrari Ben TheClimateGroup

Short film TheClimateGroup

Senn Jürg IBK

Vera Natalia nrg4SD


  • Luc Bas, Director at the IUCN Brussels Office
  • Henk van de Boer, Drenthe, Netherlands
  • Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director, Directorate D “Implementation, Governance & Semester”, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Marcel Huber, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection
  • Monika Kratzer, Head of department ‘Climate protection, technical protection, waste’, Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection
  • Stephan Pauleit, Professor of the Faculty for Strategy and Management of Landscape Development (Allianz-Stiftungsprofessur)
  • Janez Potocnik, EU Commissioner for Environment) by video message
  • Ernst Rauch, Leader of the Corporate Climate Centre of Munich Re
  • Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Excecutive Board of BMW Group
  • Jürg Senn, Head of the Energy Agency of Liechtenstein, Office for Economics
  • Natalia Vera, nrg4SD – Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development

ENCORE 2014 - Format of the conference

ENCORE 2014 - Measures on sustainability and resource efficiency

ENCORE 2014 - overview on no. of participants from European regions

Assen 2012

Olsztyn 2010

Zaragoza 2008

Are 2006

Florence 2004

Villach 2001

Wexford 1999

Gothenburg 1997

Valencia 1995

Brussels 1993

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