DG Environment thanks all the presenters and the participants for the dynamic
and interesting meeting.
The final report and presentations are included below.
You can also download a bundle - final programme with the abstracts.
Final programme and
Abstracts bundle (Word document)
Final Programme and
Plans and programmes and national programmes are key
obligations under the European Air Quality and National Emission Ceilings
directives respectively. Their implementation at local and national level
is one of the major tools to improve air quality in the Member States.
Assessment of these programmes on a European level is however difficult,
since reports on these obligations by the Member States vary and are not
easily comparable. There is a need for further guidance and exchange of
information on preparing, implementing and reporting of plans and
programmes, in particular since the number of open issues is likely to
increase further following accession on May 1st.
This workshop provides a forum to exchange initial
experiences on fulfilling these obligations and to communicate to the
Member States related EEA and EC activities, as well as the outcome of the
workshop on Air Quality Management during IUAPPA World Clean Air
Congress in August in London. Its objective is to disseminate good
practices and facilitate integration of the new Member States. The
workshop will focus on how to involve all stakeholders in preparing,
implementing and reporting of plans and programmes, among them competent
authorities, decision-makers at all levels, industry and NGOs. Issues
relating to the coherence of plans and programmes internally and with
related policy areas such as climate change may also be addressed. The
major outcomes of the workshop should be further guidance to the Member
States, as well as advice to the Commission on potential items to be
included in the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution.
Workshop first announcement
Workshop second announcement
Workshop Final announcement
The workshop will be organised by
the European Commission - Environment Directorate General in
association with the
European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection
and theEuropean Environment Agency (EEA).
Coming from the airport : you can check the web page
for the location and timetables of train and bus connections to the city (cca
every 20 mins). You can also use a taxi (30-45 euro).
- By bus : The nearest No. 12 bus stop is at Schuman round point, from
which you continue down Rue Froissart (cca 200m).
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switch to 1a or 1b at Arts/Loi (see above).