The 12th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products is fully hybrid for the first time in 2024. This is one way that EURORDIS is ensuring our events are sustainable. Not only have hybrid events been proven to produce fewer emissions than in-person conferences, but they are also a more accessible and inclusive alternative. We all have a responsibility to limit our carbon footprints, and here is what EURORDIS is doing to help.

Fill out this anonymous short survey on your travel plans to Brussels to give us a broader picture of the emissions associated with the conference.


Our online platform will allow hundreds of participants to attend ECRD online, substantially reducing the impact of travel to the event! We encourage all participants to choose eco-friendly modes of transport when travelling to and around Brussels.

Hybrid conferences
can reduce the carbon footprint

of travel to the event by 2/3


EURORDIS will not use single-use plastic in putting together ECRD 2024. Try to join us in this initiative where possible.


Our prioritisation of vegetarian options during the conference is a strong step towards reducing the ECRD 2024 footprint. Join us in ‘Going Green’ and limit the emissions linked to your food.

Vegetarian options
reduce carbon
emissions by up to 35%


EURORDIS strives to limit paper waste produced during the ECRD 2024. Only a limited number of printed programmes will be available for those who require them.

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