15th GreEnforce Expert Meeting, October 15-17, 2008, Garderen

Event: 15th GreenForce Expert meeting
Date: October 15-17. 2008
Location: Garderen

The objectives of the meeting were:

  • To identify similarities, differences and gaps between environmental enforcement (Recommendation 2001/331/EC) and Green Enforcement.
  • To present four European cases of green enforcement similar to regulatory cycle used by environmental enforcement: CITES in the Netherlands — Structured Enforcement; Protecting predators in Finland; Forestry in Eastern Europe; and Ecological Corridors and Spatial Planning, a European Perspective. In addition, a presentation was given on the experience of the IMPEL Network: “How It Should Work: Doing the Right Thing II".
  • To find a basis for developing voluntary guidelines on green enforcement, focusing on Natura 2000.

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Network plenary meetings

Annual meeting of all ECENA members

Regional training programmes

Training for key personnel, helping them to spread know-how in their home countries

Exchange programmes

Informal trainings featuring roundtable discussions, the sharing of experience and practical approaches to enforcement

Peer reviews (under 2003-2006 BERCEN)

Assisting countries to identify and analyse potential weaknesses in implementing environmental legislation

Study tours

Visits to third-party countries to gain understanding of how a national environmental protection system works

Participation in international meetings

Participation of ECENA members in the events of sister networks

National Trainings

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Collection of useful documents