Period: 2017 – 2017
Terms of Reference
Project description and aims
Building on the momentum generated by the very successful 2016 Networks Conference that took place in Utrecht 12-13 May , this Terms of Reference sets out a plan to go further in the development of partnerships established with the networks of Judges (EU FJE), Prosecutors (ENPE) and Police (ENVI CrimeNet).
It aims to:
1. Further develop links and partnerships with key compliance chain actors and,
2. Focus on two ‘problematic’ thematic areas for case study and collaboration: waste and nature protection.
The proposal for this conference would then focus on the problematic challenge of implementing and enforcing legislation relating to waste and nature protection. The conference would go into more depth on these topics by holding many more practical case study workshops. The aim is to highlight case studies of good cooperation and best practice between permitters / inspectors, prosecutors, judges and police officers. We will showcase lessons learnt and case studies where things could have been better as well as what we can all do to improve protection of the environment. Particular emphasis in the sessions of the conference should be given to the linkages and communication between each part of the chain.
On a general level, better, more in-depth cooperation between the networks is a clear goal and aim, by being better at communicating with each other and cooperating on a more structured basis with the added possibility that future joint projects could be carried out on a more regular basis.
Lead country and contact
- IMPEL Secretariat
- Press release
- EU Environmental Enforcement Networks sign collaboration agreement during Oxford Conference
- Power point presentations