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The Industry & Air Expert Team Meeting took place on 25th October 2022

07 Nov, 2022

Industry and Air meeting Ghent 25th of October

The Industry & Air Expert Team Meeting 2022 took place on 25th October, in Ghent and online. It was organised together by the Department of Environment and Spatial Development of the Flemish Government in Belgium under the umbrella of European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL). After the meeting almost all working groups had a meeting on 26th of October.

Focus of this event was to provide an update on IMPEL Projects that are running in 2022-2024 under the Industry and Air Expert Team, especially the Supporting IED Implementation project. It was the first face to face meeting after almost 3 years online meetings. An important energy and connection boost for the network.

The Industry and Air Conference 2022 was attended by 65 (29 in Ghent) representatives from 22 countries. The agenda included presentations from the working group leaders of the Supporting IED Implementation project. Ms. Martine Blondeel gave a presentation of the environmental inspection and enforcement policy in Flanders. She also informed the participants about projects running under the IMPEL Cross cutting expert team. Representative of the DG ENV of the European Commission Mr. Michael John Bennet informed about the background and latest developments in the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive. Ms. Michelle McKim from Environmental Protection Agency for Ireland explained their interesting national enforcement priority sites system. A system where transparent publication is used to improve compliance. 

More information about the Industry and Air Expert Team and the IED implementation project is available at IMPEL website. 

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