VELOMAI 2018 LAUNCH ! – newsflash #01

Dear EUCG member,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you and your bike to attend the VeloMai 2018 Inter-institutional  Bike-to-Work Challenge official opening, starting at 12.45 this Friday, 18 May, on the Berlaymont Esplanade!

At 13.00. Bernard Magenhann, Deputy Director-General in DG HR will officially launch the challenge. A senior official from the Committee of the Regions will also speak. EP and Council representatives will also be present.

In view of the expected dry  weather on Friday, the event  is expected to take place outdoors on the Berlaymont Esplanade. In particular,  at about 13.30, there will be a group photo of EU staff with their bikes in celebration of the launch of this month-long festival of cycling.

The EUCG will also have a stand, along with OIB, DG HR Fit@work, EMAS, and others.

The current VELOMAI programme, along with info on Bike ride to Overijse (Mon 21 May 2018) and Conference on air quality (4 june) are also included in this flash information.

Hoping to see you on Friday!
Kind regards
Paul Murphy
EUCG President

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2. Monday 21 May 2018: Bike ride to Overijse “Schuman To Schuman” (extra event – not listed in current VeloMai programme)

Monday 21 May (public holiday – Family day of the EC at CIE).
Roundtrip by bicycle (with private bicycle ). So for confirmed cyclists (~40 kms roundtrip).
Departure Schuman 15h – Arrival CIE ~ 16h30.
Departure CIE 18h – Arrival Schuman ~ 19h30
Register via HR FIT AT WORK.


3. Lunchtime Conference  on air quality – AirCasting results – rue Philippe le Bon 3, room 4.56 , on 4 June 2018, 12.30-14.00

A large group of EUCG members participated in the citizen-science project AirCasting to measure PM 2.5 and PM 10. How did this affect their daily commute? What did they learn about air quality in Brussels? What do they suggest for us in general?

See our original announcement here.

Date and Venue: 4 June, 12:30- 14:00; PLB (rue Philippe Le Bon 3), room 4/56
For webstreaming access: link
To register through EU Learn: link


Poster: VeloMai2018_theAirweBreathe.docx.pdf


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