The Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) has mapped for each EU Member State the main challenges in the implementation of European environmental policy and legislation as well as existing good practices and points of excellence. It came out how there is a huge potential for Member States’ environmental authorities at all levels to improve their environmental performance by learning from each other.
In order to deploy this potential the European Commission established a new tool that facilitates peer-to-peer learning between environmental authorities. The new TAIEX (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission)-EIR PEER 2 PEER program provides tailored support to Member States’ authorities implementing environmental policy and legislation. Staff members can benefit directly from the experience of peers in other countries and regions.
Several events have been organized and funded by TAIEX, and one of this is the “Multi-country workshop on air quality programs and their effectiveness” that will take place in Graz, Austria, on September 10-11, 2018.
Aim of this workshop is to bring together environmental authorities from various EU Member States, regions and cities in order to exchange experience and good practice to reduce air pollution. The main areas to be addressed will include particulate matter and NO2, and the success factors for effective air quality planning will also be discussed.
PRPAIR will be presented within other case studies at the session of September 12 “Success factors of Air quality Plans”.