On June 8 and 9 the initial conference of the LIFE Integrated project PREPAIR has been held in Bologna, at the Emilia Romagna Region headquarters. Over thirty national and international speakers have participated to the two-days event, the European Commission was represented by Guido De Wilt for the DG Environment and Andrea Tilche for the DG Research and Innovation and the Slovenian and Italian Environment Ministries by Uros Vajgl and Gian Luca Galletti. During the first day of the conference, the five thematic pillars on which the project will act – agriculture, transports, biomass, energy efficiency and monitoring – have been presented by the respective people in charge, and several stakeholders (who will give their contribution throughout the whole project by taking part to the Stakeholder Board) discussed of the project actions that will be implemented in the next seven years. The networking with other European projects has also been stressed, as PREPAIR will build on previous successful experiences too.

The second day of the conference, a rather political-institutional event, ended with the signature of the “New Agreement for the coordinated and joint adoption of measures for the improvement of air quality in the Po basin” by the Regions of Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto at the presence of the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Gian Luca Galletti.

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The initial conference of PREPAIR was held in Bologna on June 8 and 9, 2017. Here you can see the program of the conference, the interviews and the speakers presentations. Read more

On June 9 2017, during the second day of the initial conference of PREPAIR within the side-events of the G7 Environment, a very important milestone will be achieved in the Po Basin.

The Italian Minister of the Environment and of the Guardianship of the Territory and the Sea, Gian Luca Galletti, will sign together with the Regions of Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto the new anti-smog agreement. This very important institutional moment has a precise target: effective and shared measures for fighting air pollution through actions addressed to the most critical impact areas for the quality of air and also through initiatives to adopt in case of very critical events.

The initial conference of the LIFE integrated project PREPAIR will be held on June 8 and 9 in Bologna as a side event of the G7 Environment:


On the first day, June 8, there will be a more in-depth presentation of the project and its five thematic pillars (agriculture, biomass, transports, energy efficiency, air quality and emission evaluation). Several stakeholders will discuss these topics.

On the second day, June 9, there will be a rather institutional event involving European representatives and the Presidents of the four Italian Regions who will be signing a new Air Quality Protocol at the end of the conference.

Go to the program and to the registration form