Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) is a part of the European Union (EU) that functions to manage issues related to the environment, natural resources, sustainable development, and grants for research and development in matters of importance to the EU, such as the environment. The EC holds numerous events throughout the year as well as throughout the EU in order to raise awareness of the environment and its protection, as well to honor people and organizations that are exemplary in their stewardship. One such occasion is European Mobility Week (EMW), an annual event taking place since 2002 in the European Union. During this week, the latest ideas and technologies for sustainable travel are showcased for the public and investors alike, taking place in each participating city. Each local government participating in EMW is required to make ...