ENEP to meet Commissioner Potocnik to discuss the role of professional networks in implementing EU environment legislation
As part of the ongoing consultations and key feedback from members on the new Presidential strategy, Unite and Inspire, ENEP has initiated a meeting with Commissioner Potočnik to discuss the role of ENEP as a complimentary communication network that can contribute to the equal and effective application of EU environmental law as set out in the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP), which will be guiding European environment policy until 2020 and aims, amongst others, “to maximise the benefits of Union environment legislation by improving implementation”. We are delighted to announce that Commissioner Potočnik will meet a small, international delegation from the network, Calin Baciu from the Romanian Environment Association, Virgínia Domingo Reig from the Col·legi d'Ambientòlegs de Catalunya and Adam Donnan from the Institution of Environmental Sciences as well as ENEP’s President and Project Officer, in his office on Friday 28th March. Against a background of increasing engagement between DG Environment and ENEP, the representatives will look to reinforce the role of the network with Commissioner Potočnik in providing further feedback to key policies by professionals engaged in implementation, inspection and compliance issues. An update will be given to the General Assembly in Bucharest on 10 and 11 April 2014.