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Reporting and monitoring of environment legislation

 

Workshops and events

3rd Workshop on ‘Developing an environmental governance assessment framework — 24 January 2019, Brussels

As regards this project, the third and final Workshop will be held on 24 January 2019 in Brussels. Workshop participants will be invited to discuss the emerging results and how the findings can be summarised and visualised an easily accessible way. Expressions of interest, including the nomination of experts to attend the meeting, should be sent to conference@ieep.eu, with the heading “Environmental Governance”.

A draft programme is available. More information on the project can be found at the project site on CIRCABC.

 

Third workshop on Environmental Information Systems (ISPRA, Joint Research Centre, 11-12th December 2018)

In this third workshop we will continue the discussions on what is considered to be good practice for active dissemination of environmental information. Current practices in all Member States will be captured through overview fiches. These will provide a snapshot on the state of play of environmental portals in Member States and will guide the project team to define guidance to improve active dissemination. Stakeholder and participants' feedback is crucial to get the fact correct and to tailor the envisaged guidance documents to the users' needs. We will also discuss how this can benefit the citizens, Member States and the EU level.

For more information and to register for the workshop please visit the following project website:
http://www.eis-data.eu

 

2nd Workshop on ‘Developing an environmental governance assessment framework — 26/27 September 2018, Brussels

As regards the project on "Developing an assessment framework for environmental governance in the Member States" the second Workshop will be held on 26/27 September 2018 in Brussels.

Workshop participants will be invited to discuss the emerging results from the draft Environmental Governance Assessments and relevant best practice examples, focusing on the dimensions of transparency, accountability, public participation, the rule of law, and effectiveness and efficiency. The workshop will be also an opportunity to meet and discuss with people working on similar issues in a wide range of EU countries and collect additional good practices and insights. Expressions of interest, including the nomination of experts to attend the meeting, should be sent to conference@ieep.eu, with the heading “Environmental Governance”.

A draft programme is available. More information on the project can be found at the project site on CIRCABC.

 

Second Workshop on 'Environmental Information in Europe’, 3-4th September 2018 at EEA (Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen Denmark)

In the second workshop we will continue the discussions on what is considered to be good practice for active dissemination of environmental information. We want to look at examples and discuss the guiding principles. Current practices in all Member States will be captured through overview fiches. These will provide a snapshot on the state of play of environmental portals in Member States and will guide the project team to define guidance to improve active dissemination.

For more information on the background to the project, the form to register for the workshop and the agenda, please visit the following project website:

http://www.eis-data.eu

 

Workshop on ‘Developing an environmental governance assessment framework — 27 February 2018, Brussels

The Commission (DG Environment) has initiated a project on "Developing an assessment framework for environmental governance in the Member States". The objective of this project is to develop a framework for assessment of environmental governance and administrative performance in the Member States specific for the implementation of environmental legislation and policies. Such an assessment framework based on criteria and indicators shall be used for the development and better implementation of environmental governance policies and legislation and as a basis for the future country-based assessments under the 'governance' section of the Environment Implementation Review.

The first Workshop on "Developing an environmental governance assessment framework" will be held on 27 February 2018 in Brussels.

We welcome your expression of interest of those experts from Member States and stakeholder organisations wanting to participate in any of these workshops. Expressions of interest, including the nomination of experts to attend the meeting, should be sent to conference@ieep.eu, with the heading “Environmental Governance”.

All information for the workshop will be published here:

 

Workshop on ‘Environmental Information in Europe’ 8 February 2018, Brussels

Between 2017-2019 a new project is carried out by the Commission with the support of Wageningen University and Research (The Netherlands), Epsilon (Greece), Umweltbundesamt GmbH (UBA) (Austria) and COWI (Belgium).

This project serves implementation in particular of action 4 (develop and test tools for data harvesting at EU level) and action 5 (develop guidance and promote best practices for European and national environmental information systems including better access to data in an easy to understand way) under the fitness check on environmental monitoring and reporting. The overall objective is to define, identify and present good practices of EU and national environmental information management systems and portals which contribute to active dissemination in the EU and its Member States and explore and develop and test tools to use such publically available data through data harvesting and mining.

For the presentations delivered and further information please visit:

 

7/8 November 2017 – 5th Stakeholder Workshop in Tallinn (Estonia).

The Estonian EU Presidency and the Commission are jointly organizing this Stakeholder Workshop to discuss the outcome of the Fitness Check, the Action Plan, and the ways in which Member States and other interested stakeholders can work together over the coming years for enhancing the "fitness-for-purpose" of environmental evidence gathered through reporting. The workshop intends to answer the following questions:

  • What do you think about the Commission's Fitness Check evaluation and its related actions? Are the actions the right ones? Are there actions missing?
  • What should be the priority in the follow up work?
  • Where can Member State authorities and other stakeholders help in the implementation of actions? Are there good practices already? How can we collaborate effectively to make progress?
  • What are the most promising areas for improving the evidence base on implementation in the future? How can we work together to harvest these complementary data sources most effectively?

All information for the workshop will be published here, including:

Presentations:

Other feedback:

 

8 December 2016 – The 4th and final Stakeholder Workshop in preparation of the Fitness Check took place in Brussels. More information is available in the invitation letter and the annex, which includes a draft programme.

Presentation: Monitoring and Reporting Obligations rising from EU Environmental Legislation.

 

September 2016 – The 3rd Stakeholder Workshop took place on 26/27 September in Barcelona, Spain. More information is available on the invitation letter and the annex, which includes a proposed agenda.
The event was part of the INSPIRE Conference. For more information : http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/events/conferences/inspire_2016/

Workshop Documents: Discussion document introducing questions for the different workshop sessions

Presentation: Environmental Reporting Fitness Check – progress and discussion.

 

April 2016 – the 2nd Stakeholder Workshop on the Fitness Check on Environmental Monitoring and Reporting in Brussels, Belgium, on 27 April 2016. Following the 1st Stakeholder Workshop, there has been significant progress in the preparation of the Fitness Check on Environmental Monitoring and Reporting. The public consultation has been completed, and supporting work by the consultant in relation to inventory, costs and benefit analysis is progressing. All this was presented and discussed at this 2nd Stakeholder Workshop. An update on the progress in the context of the "Make It Work" project in relation to reporting, which builds on the results of the first workshop, was also given. This workshop gave an opportunity to provide feedback on all these strands of work and was an integral part of the consultation process during the preparation of this Fitness Check. More information is available on the invitation letter and the annex, which includes a draft programme.

Presentations:

Summary report

 

November 2015 - Workshop with Member States and the "Make it work" initiative. A joint Commission and Make it Work workshop was held on 19-20 November 2015 in Brussels to discuss principles for smart monitoring and reporting. The initiative on streamlining environmental reporting has to cooperate with Member States, e.g. through the “Make It Work” initiative which are also developing work on reporting at that moment.