On October 20th, our FPS will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the EU Ecolabel in the Galilee building. Created in 1992, the official European Union Ecolabel plays a key role in the development of sustainable production and consumption, offering European consumers a guarantee of quality and environmentally friendly products.

The EU Ecolabel is currently used on more than 89,000 products and services. The current number of EU Ecolabel awarded products is the highest ever registered, and reflects the growing interest of companies, citizens and retailers in green and sustainable products. It can be found on a wide variety of products and services such as detergents, paper, shoes, soap and shower gels or even hotels. Paints and varnishes, tissue paper, textiles and hard coverings, are the categories with the most EU Ecolabel awarded products. More info on: Ecolabel | The European Ecolabel
To celebrate its 30th anniversary and to thank the companies that have chosen the European Ecolabel for sustainable production, the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment will bring together the Federal Minister for the Environment Zakia Khattabi, authorities from the European Commission, as well as a panel of experts and actors involved in the EU Ecolabel to present the current and future perspectives of the flower-shaped label.

Place : FPS Public Health, Avenue Galilée, 5 bte 2, 1210 Brussels.
Rooms Hälsa (Gal.00.A.1) and Fùli (Gal.00.A.2)
You will find more information on how to access the building here.

This event is by invitation only.

Provisional programme (regularly updated)

  • Welcome (9:30–10:00)
    Welcome coffee or tea, distribution of event badges, informal gathering of participants
  • Introduction of the day and the exhibition EU Ecolabel Showroom on wheels!  (10:00-10:15)
    Frédérick Warzée, Chair of the Belgian EU Ecolabel Committee
  • Encouraging sustainable and responsible production and consumption (10:15-10:30)
    Zakia Khattabi, Federal Minister for the Climate, the Environment, Sustainable Development and the Green Deal
  • Achievements of the EU Ecolabel and its future in the context of EU legislation (10:30-10:45)                                                                         European Commission
  • The EU Ecolabel in a 'One World, One Health' vision (10:45-11:00)                                                     
    Pierre Kerkhofs, Chair of the Executive Committee FPS Health
  • Animation - What do you know about the EU Ecolabel? (11:00-11:30)
    Kathelijne De Ridder, Expert EU Ecolabel FPS Health and Sarah Jaoui, Communicator FPS Health
  • Legislative proposal “Empowering the consumer in the green transition“(11:30-11:50)
    Jeroen Van Laer, Policy Officer Sustainable Consumption, Consumers Directorate, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission
  • Sustainable consumption: the vision of NGOs (11:50-12:10) 
    Blanca Morales, EU Ecolabel coordinator, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) en the European Environmental Bureau ( EEB)
  • The road to sustainable entrepreneurship: the role of the EU Ecolabel  (12:10-12:25) 
    Stephan Vandermolen, Competence Centre Sustainability & Circular Economy, VBO/FEB (Federation of Enterprises in Belgium)
  • Award Ceremony and wrap-up (12:25-12:40) 
    Frédérick Warzée, Chair of the Belgian EU Ecolabel Committee
  • Lunch (12:40-14:00)
    Aperitif, walking lunch, birthday cake and photobooth