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Environmental Liability


'Evaluating the experience gained in the ELD implementation'

11 JUNE 2013, 9.00-17.30

On 11 June 2013 around 130 stakeholders and practitioners from all over the EU (and abroad) came together in Brussels to engage in the second participatory discussion considering topics of high practical relevance for the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive.

The purpose of the event was to look into the experience gathered in the application of the Environmental Liability Directive with a view to see whether implementation works (what works well and what does not work) and which areas deserve particularly to be reviewed (this partly derives from the Directive's requirements in Article 18(3), the Commission report 2010 and recent studies launched in 2012 and 2013. The objective was to identify strengths and weaknesses, in particular the areas needing to be improved. Such potential need for improvement could result in practical measures to improve implementation or may call for legislative adaptations.

Much of the purpose could have been achieved. Look out for the relevant content and results in the Summary Report (mind maps, summaries of breakout groups etc.). You will find below also the full set of presentations, including the kick-off presentations at the Breakout Groups. The Conference marked an important milestone on the way to the Commission ELD report and review 2014 which may be followed up by further evaluation and possible revision of the Directive in 2015. The Conference has in any case shown the need to continue the ongoing efforts related to awareness raising, information exchange, guidance, training and engagement of stakeholders and practitioners at national and EU level.


Participants List

Summary Report