2nd workshop on Environmental Information Systems
Date: September 3 and 4, 2018,
Venue: European Environment Agency
Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Are you involved in active dissemination of environmental information? This workshop needs your input and you are invited to join!
This workshop is designed according to the principles and requirements of the project ‘Promotion of good practices for national environmental information systems and tools for data harvesting at EU level’. The project has started in October 2017 and is supported by the Commission under framework contract ENV.D.4/FRA/2016/0003. Its main purpose is to explore means to retrieve environmental information from existing European Environmental Information Systems (EIS) which are around. If environmental information becomes more easily available or is better accessible, you as a stakeholder can better inform yourself. This will be beneficial not only for you, but also for the general public, business and public authorities. The project also aims at minimising the efforts to report the same information more than once.
Why attend the workshop?
Since the results of this work can assist you in your day to day work, your participation is important to bring in ideas and feedback to shape the results of the project. This is the second workshop of three, all held in 2018.
In the first workshop we had a closer look on ‘Environmental Information Systems’, any website or portal providing information on the environment. This workshop has set the boundaries for the work in the project by focusing on ‘What EISs are around?’ and ‘What defines a good EIS?’ An inventory of all EISs around in Europe has been presented and additions have been made.
What defines a good EIS?
In the second workshop we will continue the discussion on what are good practices for active dissemination of environmental information. We want to look at examples and decide on first guiding principles to make this work. The results will be used to report per country on current practices. These reports, the EIS country fiches will go into consultation in October/November 2018 in order to receive feedback form all countries on the findings. The fiches show an evaluation, not an assessment and will also guide the project team to define guidance to improve active dissemination.
On Tuesday we wil have a presentation by Maryna Yanush titled ‘ The Aarhus convention as a driver for active dissemination of environmental information’. Maryna Yanush has been working as an Environmental Affairs Officer at the UNECE Aarhus Convention Secretariat since 2010. She supports the work on access to information and access to justice as well as capacity-building. She has 17 years of professional experience dealing with various aspects of development, implementation of and compliance with environmental law at the national and international levels. She graduated from the Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University with honour and holds a Master degree in Comparative, European and International Law from the Maastricht University.
You can find the draft program below, which will be updated when changes occur. You can find the form to register for the workshop here. There is limited space and we can accommodate about 60 people. We would like to have participants of all member states.
|3-9||Monday September 3, 2018
(please note entering EEA, Security will check your national ID/passport/driving licence)
|13:30||Welcome, introductory round & introduction||Stefan Jensen, Adam-Daniel Nagy|
|14.15||Introduction to the project and program workshop||Jandirk Bulens|
|15:00||Country fiches and guidance:
|16:00||Break-out sessions: What to take home as next step in improving national environmental information active dissemination with regards to governance and content.||Wies Vullings|
|17:00||Sharing results break-out sessions|
Dalle Valle – Fiolstræde 3, 1171 København (15 mins walking)
|4-9||Tuesday September 4, 2018|
|9.00||Program today, summary of day 1 and overview evaluation focus on sharing and usability||Jandirk Bulens|
|9:15||The Aarhus convention as a driver for active dissemination of environmental information||Maryna Yanush
Environmental Affairs Officer
|9:45||Break-out sessions: What to take home as next step in improving national environmental information active dissemination: Usability and sharing||Wies Vullings|
|11.00||Sharing break-out results|
|11.30||Sharing and harvesting of environmental Information, an overview||Onno Roosenschoon|
|13.30||User needs EU level for proof of concept for sharing and harvesting||Jandirk Bulens|
|14.00||Break-out sessions: MS view on response to EU needs:
|14:45||Sharing break-out results|
|15.00||Feedback ‘Commission’ on the workshop results||Adam-Daniel Nagy, Joeri Robbrecht|
|15.45-16.00||Closure||Jandirk Bulens, Adam-Daniel Nagy|
In the project we collected as much as possible EISs in the Member States. We are aware we couldn’t find everything, so, you are most welcome to add to that list through the survey.