Period: 2013 – 2013
Terms of Reference
Project description and aims
This project aimed to develop capacity within IMPEL and to join forces with other networks to stimulate the inspection and enforcement of the Nature directives. Objectives of the project include:
- Mapping of existing EU networks related to the promotion of implementation (e.g. EU Habitats and Ornis committees, ENCA-European Network of Nature conservation Agencies, Europol …)
- The level of implementation and enforcement of the Habitats and Birds Directives within these organisations in the Member States and identification of key challenges
- Distribution and effectiveness of legal and enforcement competences at Member State level: unitary or federal State systems; centralised/regional agencies or integrated authorities; specialised nature conservation or integrated inspectorates etc.
- Building necessary links between IMPEL and existing EU networks as well as national bodies dealing with nature conservation implementation to see how best to incorporate nature conservation in the IMPEL programme with the highest added value.