Conference “Kick-Off Grüne Infrastruktur” will be held in Essen (Germany) on Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October 2016. IFLA Europe will be represented by Leor Lovinger who is going to give the keynote speech on `Green Infrastructure from an international perspective. Lessons from the US & Israel for Europe? ´. The `EU Green Infrastructure Strategy´ will be presented and explained by Julie Raynal from the European Commission, Environment Directorate-General, Biodiversity Unit, Brussels. Please notice that the Conference languages are German and English and there will be no translation provided.