History

What is EuroEnviro?

The EuroEnviro student symposium was created in 1995 in Born, Germany. Originally known as BiB, Born-in-Born, it was later to be renamed EuroEnviro. The aim was to exchange opinions with other students on environmental sciences and ecopolitical issues. Over the years the focus has expanded from mainly environmental issues to also include social and economic sustainability. EuroEnviro has no lasting organisation behind it. It is a non-profit event, dependant on the work of volunteers. At the end of each symposium, a new group of organisers is chosen from among the attendees. This has led to a natural progression and variation of ideas, perspectives and themes – each symposium is unique, with little in common but a shared concept and an overarching focus on sustainability. The symposium has taken place in many countries throughout the European continent. Below you can see the brief history of EuroEnviro. It has been organized 22 times in 19 European countries since 1995.

Goals

Our team is proudly devoted to green and sustainable development, our focus is on sustainability in urban environment and in tourism industry. With designing and organizing projects in this field, we try to learn as much as possible and also spread our knowledge and experiences with others to enhance our common development. The final goal of this 6-day symposium is to get a deeper understanding of how different aspects of these problems relate to each other and furthermore to develop pragmatic and innovative solutions.

Past editions

2018 Ljubljana and Portorož, Slovenija: The Quest for SustainAbilities
2017 Rimini, Italy: The best way to predict the future is to design it
2016 Copenhagen, Denmark: Building the Future
2015 Gothenburg, Sweden: Catalysts of Change
2014 Helsinki, Finland: Transforming Societies – Towards an Environmentally Sustainable Future
2012 Bratislava and Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia: Conservation is not Isolation
2011 Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia: Biodiversity and Urbanism
2010 Graz and Vienna, Austria: Sustainable Lifestyle – Ideas for Mobility and Consumption
2009 Rostock, Greifswald and Berlin, Germany: Renewable Energies – Possibilities and Limits
2008 Soomaa National Park, Estonia: PAN Parks

2007 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Ecotourism – Discovering the Hidden Natural Treasures
2006 Geneva, Switzerland: Food: An Environmental Perspective
2005 Seville, Spain: Environmental Communication and Education
2004 Bucharest, Romania: Preserving Nature and Culture Through Tourism
2003 Paris, France: Eye to Eye on Sustainable Development
2002 Belgrade, Serbia: Sustainable Development – Considering the Environment During Socio-economic Transition
2001 Aberdeen, Scotland: Industry and Environment
2000 Moscow, Russia: Our Common European Heritage
1999 Évora, Portugal: Mediterranean Ecosystem
1998 Graz and Vienna, Austria: Water and Groundwater Ecology
1997 Zurich, Switzerland: European Freight Transport and Traffic
1996 Krakow, Poland: Human and its Environment
1995 Born, Germany: First Round: The National Park