Green Week Brussel

Gepubliceerd op 16 mei 2018

Overijssel roofs asbestos-free before 2024!

Our contribution

In 2024, it will be prohibited to have asbestos on a roof in the Netherlands. As the Province of Overijssel, we want to ensure that by that year really all asbestos has been removed from the roofs. Therefore we support, where necessary, municipalities and consultants with tools and means to make roof owners aware of the ban and to motivate them to replace their roofs. We also stimulate local and regional initiatives and cooperation frameworks of companies to bring the demand for roof replacement in line with the supply from the market. An accelerated approach will result in more asbestos roofs being removed more quickly, high-risk roofs being tackled sooner and, on top of that, asbestos roof remediation will be spread more evenly between now and 2024.

Please sign up: "Green Week - Roofs asbestos-free"

Under the programme ‘Accelerated approach asbestos roofs Overijssel’ the Province of Overijssel is organising an information and discussion meeting during the Green Week on 24 May 2018 from 9.00-12.00 hours at the House of the Dutch Provinces. That way we want to emphasise the innovative character of the provincial approach. Stimulating and initiating collaboration. Not only at government level, but also among private individuals or entrepreneurs. The Province of Overijssel is one of the driving forces when it comes to accelerating the removal of asbestos roofs in the Netherlands. With this ambition we would like to get in touch with other regions in the EU to exchange experiences or to generate inspiring ideas.


You are more than welcome on Thursday 24 May from 9.00 hours - 12. 00 hours at the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels (Trierstraat 59). You can register for this meeting.

For more information please contact:

Ms M.H.J. Brons or Ms D. Huet-Bom by email of

Our programme:

09.00 hours        Reception with coffee and tea

09.30 hours        Opening and welcome by moderator (follows asap )

09.35 hours        The Overijssel approach. What have we achieved and where are we now? Ms. A. Traag (Deputy Province of Overijssel).

09.50 hours        Interaction with public/moderator

10.00 hours        Public-private cooperation. Mr P. Van Bree (Programme manager Acceleration removal asbestos roofs Overijssel).

After introduction, panel discussion and questions from the public.

10.40 hours        Matching market demand and market supply. Mr J. Klinkhamer and Mr D. Idema (Asbestschakel). After introduction, panel discussion and questions from the public.

11.10 hours        Link with making the built environment more sustainable. Ms L. Siesling (Communication Acceleration removal asbestos roofs Overijssel)

After introduction, panel discussion and questions from the public.

11.40 hours        Final reflection chaired by Ms A. Traag

12.00 hours        Time to have a sandwich and a cup of soup. Opportunity to meet people.

Be sure not to miss the exhibition!

We look forward to welcoming you on 24 May 2018 at the HNP in Brussels!