From May 13 to 17, the European Union will celebrate a new edition of its EU Green Week with a series of events in Brussels and across the EU member states. After the publication of its Environmental Implementation Review in April 2019, the European Commission has decided to use this edition to discuss the findings of that review and focus on the application of environmental legislation in Europe more broadly, including by asking questions such as:
- What benefits do EU environmental laws bring for citizens?
- What does successful implementation look like?
- Where are the problem areas?
- How can stakeholders take ownership of these laws?
- How can can EU facilitate the process, making sure that the voices of citizens are heard?
The EU Green Week will culminate with the Brussels Conference, taking place at BLUEPOINT Conference Centre from May 15 to 17. A number of the conference sessions will be dedicated to topics that we have explored extensively as part of the Jean Monnet Module in EU Law and Sustainable Development, including the impact of environmental laws on human health, the effectiveness of the Natura 2000 network, and the synergies between environmental goals and the EU Common Agricultural Policy.
To learn more and register for the conference, click here ▶️https://www.eugreenweek.eu/en/brussels-conference.