Centro Studi Galileo is proud of its close partnership with the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) from Paris, an intergovernmental body funded by 63 governments that accounts for more than 80% of the world’s population. The longstanding collaboration with several United Nations Agencies (e.g. UNEP, UNIDO, UNDP since 2005) and with the European Parliament and Commission shed light on the central role played by CSG in the decision-making process to address international sector policies. Furthermore, said Agencies chose the Internationally Recognised Certification awarded by CSG for members and Presidents of their partner associations, inviting them to Casale Monferrato (Italian headquarters of CSG) to attend training and assessment sessions to convey the Know How.
In 2009 Centro Studi Galileo has supported the establishment of the European Energy Centre in the UK, and has set up a strong collaboration with TERRE Policy Centre, an Indian non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable development solutions chaired by Mr. Rajendra Shende, former UNEP Director. Thanks to these collaborations, over the past few years CSG has additionally started several worldwide projects of training courses and seminars for local technicians and design engineers, with a focus on renewable energies, energy efficiency and with particular reference to heating and cooling applications (for more information please visit our Italian website).
The real feather in the cap of the education and information activity of Centro Studi Galileo is its series of biennial European Conferences, which have always happened every two years since 1983 under the Auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, co-organized by the United Nations Environment and the International Institute of Refrigeration, regularly held at the Polytechnic University of Milan.
The last 18th European Conference on “The Latest Technology in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry”, held on 6th-7h June 2019 in Milan, counted upon the participation of the most important Bodies and Associations worldwide, such as: UNEP, UNIDO and FAO from United Nations, the European Commission and Parliament, ASHRAE and AHRI from the USA, AREA, IIR, EPEE, Eurovent, ASERCOM, AFF from Europe and several other national institutions (please visit the dedicated website for the detailed programme and outcomes of the conference).
The 19th European Conference will take place on 10-11 June 2021, proudly welcoming once more presidents, speakers and delegates from all over the world.