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Training Package on Principles of EU Environmental Law

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 Principles of EU environmental law. 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 Principles of EU environmental law?

The training package on principles of EU environmental law facilitates the design and development of training workshops with the following objectives:

  • enhancing knowledge on the meaning and practical relevance of principles of EU environmental law for European and national environmental legislation;
  • enhancing knowledge on EU policy and legislation on environmental liability (Liability Directive);
  • practicing the application of principles of EU environmental law at national courts;
  • understanding the implications of CJEU cases on environmental principles;
  • exchanging views on national practice related to the application of environmental principles 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 Principles of EU environmental law?

The training package on principles of EU environmental Law 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.