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The 7th Stakeholder Conference of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) is organised as a series of four morning webinars with an aim of sharing views about the implementation of the Directive and how to enhance it.

The further aim of the event is to inform participants about the new Multi-Annual Work Programme and the ELD Guidelines on environmental damage. In addition to the official programme, several side events are organised in the afternoon, for more details please consult the agenda.

Four broad themes will be discussed in each webinar:

  • “Financial security” – Monday, 16 November 2020
  • ‘’ELD Guidelines on environmental damage” – Tuesday, 17 November 2020
  • ‘’Environmental damage cases. A new perspective from the ground.’’ – Thursday, 19 November 2020
  • ‘’ELD Multiannual Work Programme 2021-2024’’ – Friday, 20 November 2020

Please note that the 23rd ELD government experts group takes place in the morning of 18 November 2020.

7th ELD Stakeholder Conference - Final Report

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DAY1 “Financial security”

Financial Security Study 2019/2020 – Presentation, Valerie Fogleman

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Facilitating enforcement of the ELD, an ongoing follow-up study – Presentation, Valerie Fogleman

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DAY 2 ‘’ELD Guidelines on environmental damage”

ELD guidelines on Environmental Damage – Presentation, Liam-Joseph Cashman and Hans Lopatta

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Draft Commission Notice on ELD guidelines

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Criteria for the Assessment of the Environmental Damage – Presentation, Francesco Andreotti

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Criteria for the Assessment of the Environmental Damage – Final Report

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DAY 3 ‘’Environmental damage cases, a new perspective from the ground”

Improving implementation and the evidence base for the ELD – Presentation, Sándor Fülöp

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DAY 4 ‘’ELD Multiannual Work Programme 2021-2024’’

Multi-Annual ELD Rolling Work Programme 2021-2024 – Presentation, Hans Lopatta

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EcoLexLife project – Presentation, Lea Tomažič

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EcoLexLife project – Layman’s Report

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EP’s Draft Report on the liability of companies for environmental damage

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Streaming sessions

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Practical information

16 November 2020, 9.30 - 20 November 2020, 13.00 (CET)