The 5th European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum (2016 EEEN Forum) focusing on “Evaluation for better regulation in environment and climate policies – Lessons from research and practice” will take place from 15-16 September 2016 at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen. Practitioners and users of environmental evaluation, such as evaluators in consultancies, academics, European and national policy-makers, are invited to participate in the forum. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest to participate is 31 May 2016. More information on the forum, on ways to participate and on how to submit an expression of interest can be found on the forum’s website.
The German Environment Agency (UBA) and the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) are organising a European Conference on Plastics in Freshwater Environments on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) which will take place from 21-22 June 2016 in Berlin. More information on the conference including the programme and the link to registration are available at the conference website.
The 2016 Summer School: "The Precautionary Principle: Governance of innovation and innovations in governance" will be held in Budapest (Hungary) from June 26 to July 2, 2016. The course is co-organised by the Central European University (CEU), the European Environment Agency (EEA), Median and Erda. It is a project of the EEAcademy. The deadline for applications is 24 April 2016.For more information on the Summer School, including a detailed course description and application instructions please visit: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/precautionary-2016.
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has published a study on Sustainable Development Goals in the Nederland: building blocks for environmental policy for 2030. The report analyses the implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for environmental policy in the Netherlands. More information and the link to the report can be found here.
As of June 1st 2013 a new institution, theb Estonian Environment Agency, has been formed by joining Estonian Environment Information Centre (EEIC) and Estonian Meteorological Institute (EMHI).
The EPA Network is an informal grouping bringing together the heads and directors of environment protection agencies and similar bodies across Europe. The Network exchanges views and experiences on issues of common interest to organisations involved in the practical day-to-day implementation of environmental policy.