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  • IMPEL Nature Protection Expert Team Meeting was held on 20 April 2023

    01 Jun, 2023

    IMPEL Nature Protection Expert Team Meeting took place on 20 April 2023 in Rome. Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) hosted the event. 30 representatives from 18 countries attended the meeting on site and many more joined online.

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  • Joint Inspection by IMPEL Public Nuisance Project Team

    01 Jun, 2023

    Under the IMPEL Supporting IED Implementation Project, Public Nuisance Working Group organised a Project Team Meeting and a joint inspection at a pulp and paper mill in Finland on 15-16 May 2023. Inspectors from Portugal, Spain, Germany and Finland joined.

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  • IMPEL NPRI Project with North Macedonia and Serbia

    26 May, 2023

    IMPEL’s National Peer Review Initiative (NPRI) lays the foundation for the development of autonomous peer review activities in national networks of environmental authorities and agencies. The NPRI approach can be used as a flexible tool to improve one's own performance through dialogue, joint confrontation and exchange of good practices between peers belonging to the same network or to a group of stakeholders dealing with the same issues. It is a powerful tool that supports the implementation of the EU ECA initiative, mainly through its potential to implement good and best practices and homogenisation.

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  • Joint Workshop by the IMPEL Marine Transborder Transects-MTT project and the LIFE Conceptu Maris project

    12 May, 2023

    For many years, several research bodies have worked on monitoring cetaceans using large vessels and ferries as platform of observations. There is a strong need for all the team leaders of the different research bodies to meet and strengthen the collaboration, the best practices, and the improvement of the common research and shared monitoring protocol as well as expanding the survey coverage. IMPEL Europe Marine Transborder Transect (MTT) Project aims to link together the two networks (Mediterranean and Atlantic) expanding the networks to the southern countries of the Mediterranean Region in order to strengthen the implementation of environmental law in Europe.

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  • Joint Inspection by IMPEL Industrial Rearing of Poultry and Pigs Project Team

    11 May, 2023

    Industrial Rearing of Pigs and Poultry Subproject under IMPEL Supporting IED Implementation Project had a project team hybrid meeting on 3rd, and a joint inspection at a sow farm on 4th, of May 2023 in Murcia, Spain. On the part of IMPEL environmental officers from Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Poland, Belgium and the European Commission joined the meeting. Also officers from Estonia, Austria, Denmark, Albania, Italy and Slovenia participated online in the working group.

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  • BIOVAL TENDER Deadline May 19th

    09 May, 2023

    The European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE) is an international non-profit association. The objective of the Forum is to contribute to better implementation and enforcement of national, European and international environmental law: - by contributing to a better knowledge of environmental law among judges, - by sharing case law, and - by sharing experience in the area of training of the judiciary in environmental law. The association is registered in Belgium and its legal seat is in Brussels. Its working languages are Dutch, English and French.

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  • IMPEL Trend reversal in groundwater pollution project presented to CIS groundwater experts

    27 Apr, 2023

    The IMPEL Project Trend reversal in groundwater pollution was presented on 19 April by videocall to the 43rd CIS Groundwater Working Group meeting which took place in Uppsala (Sweden).

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  • State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine joins IMPEL

    19 Apr, 2023

    State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine joins IMPEL

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  • IMPEL Industry and Air Expert Team Steering Committee met in Brussels and had a meeting with the European Commission

    10 Apr, 2023

    On 3rd and 4th of April, all working group leaders of the Expert Team Industry and Air met in Brussels. They discussed the progress of their groups and had a brainstorm about the next project cycle in 2025-2027. In the following months before summer, most of the workings groups will have their F2F meetings and many of them will also organise a site visit or a joint inspection. Many of them will also organise a short webinar shortly after their meeting where all IMPEL members can join, so keep your eye on the IMPEL news. If you are interested in a subject, please contact the working group leader. Working group leaders also talked about the hybrid Expert Team Meeting on 17th and 18th of October 2023 in Stuttgart, where all working groups will come together.

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  • IMPEL Implementation of the Bird and Habitat Directives at European Aerodromes Project made their first aerodrome visit

    04 Apr, 2023

    Aerodromes cover a significant part of Europe, scattered all over the continent, hosting a wide variety of Europe’s plant and animal species. Some of these animals, especially the heavy and/or flocking species of birds and other animals, are one of the major hazards for aviation. When colliding with aircraft (aircraft – wildlife collision), the birds and other animals may jeopardize the safety of aircraft, its crew and passengers (and people living in the vicinity of aerodromes and beyond).

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