IMPEL Conference on the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Legislation, September 23-25, 2009, Sibiu

Event: IMPEL Conference on the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Legislation
Date: September 23-25, 2009
Location: Sibiu

Description: The conference provided a forum for discussing implementation and enforcement issues concerning EU environmental legislation as well as the benefits of networks and networking experiences. Discussions took place on the following topics:

  • Communication and networking on the implementation of environmental law
  • Climate change; the role of permit writers and inspectors
  • Integrity questions for inspectors and permit makers
  • Risk-based approach
  • Water quality objectives and industrial pollution
  • IPPC Recast proposal
  • Networking (the REC delivered a presentation on activities and experiences under ECENA)
  • Performance indicators for environmental inspections
  • Waste on the move
  • Communication with the public 
  • Better regulation.

More details available here (including materials).


  • Report (by ECENA Secretariat)

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

Trainings held in the beneficiary countries and in the local language


Collection of useful documents