Thanks to Christian ANDERSEN and his team at Danish Regions, the international meeting week beginning of October 2017 in Copenhagen was encouraging with new ideas and contacts, all in all a big success. Moreover it is to acknowledge Dominique DARMENDRAIL, not only running the COMMON FORUM Secretariat for 9 years but as well carrying ICCL as our global umbrella network onwards.
To Dominique: You did an incredible job keeping international information and knowledge exchange going â€“ for all your efforts, your positive attitude in discussions and keeping personal relationships, on behalf of COMMON FORUM and ICCL members: many thanks, vielen Dank, MERCI!
Now by December 2017 the take-over of the COMMON FORUM secretariat gets completed with the transfer of the homepage, which is now hosted by Environment Agency Austria. Looking forward to 2018 we feel exited to meet you again in Namur (Wallonia, Belgium) for discussing the future. Europe is under transition, which was reflected by the European Commission by envisaging 5 scenarios how the Union could develop. The UN Sustainable Development Goals take the time horizon until 2030. New ideas and concepts in Contaminated Land Management might get necessary. The upcoming years are the window-in-time to prepare our network for contributing in time.
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Martha, Dietmar and Irene