Kick-Off Research on Green at European Level
Well-known scientists from all over Europe presented research subjects on green during the first ELCA Research Workshop in the Committee of the Regions at the European Union in Brussels in May 2011. The results of the much-noticed forum with more than 100 participants that included prestigious scientists and EU politicians have been summarized by the European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA) in the brochure „Green City Europe – for a better life in European cities“.
The landscape gardeners want to kick-off interdisciplinary research on green on a European level and also accomplish that the corresponding funding to close the research gaps on green is made available in the “8th EU Research Framework Plan” (Horizon 2020). For this reason the research forum focussed on topics such as green and health, green and micro particle pollution, green and city climate as well as biodiversity.