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Training Package on EU Law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

In this section you can download training tools that have been developed by the European Commission as a support to all training structures and trainers with an interest in EU law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). They can be used in a European, national or local training context, and be adapted to specific needs and target groups.

What is to be found in the training package on EU law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)?

The training package on EU Law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) facilitates the design and development of training workshops with the following objectives:

  • enhancing knowledge on EU policy and legislation related to environmental impact assessment of projects and strategic environmental assessment of plans and programmes (EIA and SEA Directives) and in particular its main features such as screening and public participation and proposals for improvement of the Directives;
  • understanding the implications of ECJ cases on EIA legislation and on national jurisprudence;
  • practicing the application of EIA rules at home;
  • exchanging views on national practice in EIA legislation matters in national courts.

It consists of “sessions” (specific training exercises, e.g. case-studies, presentation of Directives, etc.). Materials supporting these sessions are available below and you can download these documents (English version only). You will find a detailed presentation of the package in the “Trainers' guide for the principles of EU environmental law training package”.

What are the conditions for using the training package on EU law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)?

The training package on EU Law on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can be used freely. It is distributed under the Creative Commons License. This means that modules and sessions can be reproduced and integrated in training events as long as the source is acknowledged.