Environmental Law Lecture Series

Strengthening EU Environmental Law: Legal Perspectives on Greening Europe

06 april 2023 tot 08 februari 2024

Hybrid via Zoom Hosted by Law Events Office

This lecture series provides a set of important insights from environmental law scholars on how EU environmental law helps to achieve the aim of a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and across the world.

With the European Green Deal from 11 December 2019 the European Commission tabled an ambitious legislative program, based on fundamental aims such as zero pollution, do no harm, and climate neutrality. Many legal developments took place and are still on-going, both at the European and national regulatory levels as in the courtroom, including the national courts. While efforts to protect the environment are direly needed, including effective implementation and enforcement, the regulatory acquis, and the flow of case law, has become utterly complex which poses challenges for acquiring a good understanding and application.

This freely accessible online (and hybrid) lecture series provides students and scholars with core insights in the state of affairs and further improvement of EU environmental law. The lecture series will run in 2023 and 2024. All lectures will be recorded and will be made accessible through YouTube.

  • Thursday 6 April 2023 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Prof. Fabrizio Fracchia - The Duty to Protect the Environment.
  • Thursday 4 May 2023 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Prof. Helle Tegner Anker - EU competences and the energy crisis.
  • Thursday 1 June 2023 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Prof. Dr. Bándi Gyula - The Right of Future Generations
  • Thursday 29 June 2023 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Prof. Leonie Reins - Where Eagles Dare: How much room for EU member states under the environmental guarantee
  • Thursday 21 Sept 2023 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Prof. Colin Reid and Sean Whittaker - Freedom of Environmental Information
  • Thursday 19 Oct 2023 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Prof. Lorenzo Squintani - Engaging the public in the energy transition: towards a more effective public participation practice
  • Thursday 16 Nov 2023 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Prof. Mariolina Eliantonio - Access to justice in environmental matters before national courts and the role of the CJEU’s case law
  • Thursday 7 Dec 2023 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Giulia Claudia Leonell - Access to the CJEU in environmental matters, including the Aarhus Regulation
  • Thursday 8 Feb 2024 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM, CET | Ass. Prof. Annalisa Volpato and Prof. Ellen Vos - The institutional architecture of EU environmental governance

Cost: Free
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Additional information: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/events/environmental-law-lecture-series