- Time and space afforded in order to build long term relations between laureates
- Keynote speakers: EU-Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, Gunter Pauli
- Top-class discussions and intense and refreshingly discussions with young people on the topic “Fighting for protection – with social media, boycotts/buycotts and laws”
- The presentation of laureates' projects at the convention, also to the public
"I anticipate that the 3rd International Convention of Environmental Laureates will provide inspiration and creative impetus to help Freiburg and its citizens with the tasks of developing a city of the future and further improving the quality of urban life. I sincerely hope that all of the participants find the discussions with each other, and with the young people who are actively helping us to shape this policy, interesting and fruitful."
Dr. Dieter Salomon
Mayor of the City of Freiburg,
Board of Trustees European Environment Foundation