Clean Air Dialogue 2021

The Clean Air Dialogue will take place on 17 and 18 February. This dialogue is a unique moment: you can interact directly with the European Commission, representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and other national stakeholders about Dutch and European air quality policy. The Clean Air Dialogue is for anyone who would like to contribute to the debate about clean air: local administrators and politicians, civil servants and experts, representatives of NGOs and industry.

We take corona into account: the Clean Air Dialogue mainly takes place digitally. You do not have to go to The Hague, and you can participate in one or more sessions from your own environment.

What can you expect?
In six thematic sessions we will discuss the policy, content and practical side of achieving clean air. The central questions are: what is the role of Europe, of the Dutch government, of your organisation and what do we actually expect from each other?

All participants will have the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the speakers and panel members. We have a great line-up in preparation that we will gradually announce in the coming weeks. Therefore keep an eye on this page!

After each session it is possible to participate in an additional half hour meet-up in which representatives of cities sharing their experiences of working in European funded projects, in line with the theme of the session.

The official language is English, but via the chat you can forward your questions in Dutch if you wish.

Het programma van de Clean Air Dialogue



17 February 2021

11:15 – 11:30 Opening Clean Air Dialogue


11:30 – 13:00 Clean Air Agreement (SLA): involving the general public and the private sector


13:00 – 13:30 Exchange of experiences working in multi-level projects in a European context

14:00 – 15:30 Wood combustion and biomass use in the built environment


15:30 – 16:00 Exchange of experiences working in a European context and (EU) funding in the area of domestic heating

16:00 – 17:30 Inland Shipping

17:30 – 18:00 Exchange of experiences working in a European context and with (EU) funding in the area of inland shipping

18 February

9:30  Opening second day of the Clean Air Dialogue

9:30 – 10:00 Key note speech: Building the bridge between  Spatial Planning, Air Quality and Energy transition

10:00 – 11:30 Air quality from local and regional point of view

11:45 -12:15 Closing morning sessions by the Minister of Environment and Housing, Stientje van Veldhoven and the European Commissioner for Environment and a Q&A with the audience

13:30 – 15:00 Agriculture and air quality

15:00 – 15:30 Exchange of experiences working in a European context and with (EU) funding in the area of agriculture

15:30 – 17:00 Transport, Mobility and Mobile Machinery

17:00 – 17:30 Exchange of experiences working in a European context and with (EU) funding in the area of transport and mobility

17:30 – 17:35 Closing and conclusions

Sign Up
You can already assure yourself of a place in the front row by registering via this registration link.