Projects – Ecologic Institute EU
RhineNet is aimed at promoting public participation within the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the Rhine river basin through the co-operation of various institutions and organisations. The project’s final conference will be held on 15-16 November 2006 in Luxembourg.
The conference will present the project’s results, provide for experience exchange with other projects dealing with public participation and water management, present and further develop a vision for future co-operation among RhineNet members, and provide a platform for discussion of futureRead more
The forthcoming enlargement of the European Union poses a major political, economic and ecological challenge for the EU, the Member States and the Candidate Countries. One of the last and most difficult chapters to be discussed in the accession negotiations is the agricultural chapter of the aquis communautaire.
Against this background, Ecologic has carried out an international Workshop entitled "EU-Enlargement: Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy on Environment and Nature" on behalf of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the German Federal MinistryRead more
In cooperation with the European SUSTRA-Network Ecologic analyses the relationship between trade, environment and sustainable development. As a part of the project, Ecologic convened an international workshop on the architecture of global governance of trade and sustainable development which focussed on the global institutional set-up, the relationship between multilateral environmental agreements and WTO rules as well as the role of non-State actors in the international fora. The results of the workshop were summarised and published in a policy brief.
The Seattle failure marked aRead more
How democratic is Europe? Is it getting worse? Is it getting better? Should we care? Do we care? The European Public Space Observatory project (EUROPUB) will assemble information that allows the monitoring of European democracy in the 21st century in the context of the emerging institutional constellations and socio-political practices of the European Union and the process of European integration.
The process of European integration has given rise to a new object of study - the European society. Several old questions concerning identity, citizenship, democracy, government andRead more
The results of the flagship project on "Institutional Interaction" on Conflicts and Synergies between International and EU Environmental Institutions, financed by the European Commission (GD Research) and Ecologic, were presented and discussed with scholars at two Annual Conventions of the International Studies Association (ISA) in Portland, Oregon, in 2003 and in San Diego, California, in 2006. Sebastian Oberthür and Thomas Gehring chaired the sessions with scientists from the Institutional Interaction project team presenting, and Oran Young leading the discussion on theRead more
In June 1998 the heads of government and state of the Member States, who held a meeting in Cardiff, called upon the European Council to elaborate new strategies for the integration of environmental requirements into community policy. Within the scope of the project "Integrating the Environment into EU External Affairs", Ecologic and the IEEP London have drafted a strategy for the General Affairs Council.
At the Cologne European Council the General Affairs Council, composed of the foreign ministers of the Member States, was invited to develop a Cardiff strategy for itsRead more