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Overview on Workshops and Meetings

This page gives an overview of the workshops and training sessions that were organised from the BioGrace-II project in the period 2012-2015.

Workshops for policy makers
The BioGrace-II consortium organised two policy maker workshops in March 2014 and in March 2015. These two workshops attracted 60 participants. More details on the policy maker workshops.

Public workshops
Three public workshops were organised in October 2013, June 2014 and March 2015. These workshops were open to anyone. Around 130 persons participated in the two public workshops. More details on the public workshops.

Feedback sessions for companies
In order to receive feedback from users (companies) on draft versions of the tool, two rounds of feedback sessions were organised: from February to June 2013 and from May 2014 to February 2015. Both rounds consisted of five separate sessions, which were held in Amsterdam, London, Brussels (5 times), Wieselburg (Austria), Utrecht and Vienna (biogas/biomethane only). More details on the feedback sessions for companies.

Experts workshop
On 23 October 2012, an expert workshop was organised in Heidelberg. This workshop was specifically aimed to receive input from GHG experts. More details on the Experts workshop.

Train-the-trainers sessions
The BioGrace consortium found that there was a need amongst verifiers from certification bodies to get acquainted with the BioGrace tool. As the consortium did not have the capacity to instruct and train all verifiers in Europe, experienced verifiers were invited to „train-the-trainers-sessions“. These experienced verifiers received material to allow them to pass on the information and train their colleagues.

Two rounds of train-the trainers sessions were organised. The first round (September 2012, March 2013 and April 2013) was on the BioGrace-I GHG calculation tool, the second round (January 2015 and February 2015) was on the BioGrace-II GHG calculation tool. More details on the Train-the-trainers sessions.