The LIFE-ENPE project has formed four Working Groups (WGs) to build capacity and consistency in implementing EU environmental law. The working groups are facilitating meeting the LIFE-ENPE project aim: “To improve compliance with EU environmental law by addressing uneven and incomplete implementation across Member States through improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of prosecutors and judges in combating environmental crime”.
WG2 focuses on waste crime and WG3 on air pollution. Together these groups organized and hosted two consecutive days of workshops to raise awareness and share best practices in the prosecution of these types of environmental crimes. The workshops were held on 28–29 March at the Ministry of Finance, Nicosia, Cyprus. Dr Jorgos Sbokos, Coordinator of the Heraklion Bar Association and the Environment Law Observatory of East Crete attended the workshops and presented LIFE Natura Themis project and the ELOs surveys, concerning environmental crime in Crete.
The proceedings of these workshops are available in pdf format in this present post.