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Conference thematic framework

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

  • Approaches to screening and scoping
  • EIA & Green Deal
  • Public Participation
  • Relationship between EIA and development consent and decision-making, Appropriate Assessment and climate proofing
  • EIA Procedure efficiency and quality control
  • Connection between EIA and Environmental and Health Risk Assessment
  • Climate change
  • Cumulative impacts
  • EIA and Transboundary consultations
  • Environmental protection measures
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Judicial practice

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA):

  • Approaches to screening and scoping
  • SEA & Green Deal
  • Public Participation
  • Relationship between SEA and strategic decision-making, Appropriate Assessment and climate proofing
  • Conclusion of the SEA procedure
  • Connection between SEA and Environmental and Health Risk Assessment
  • SEA and Social Impact Assessment
  • SEA and physical planning
  • SEA and transboundary consultations
  • Cumulative impacts
  • Judicial practice

Appropriate assessment:

  • Conservation Objectives
  • Appropriate Assessment and its relation to EIA Directive
  • Application to projects not listed under Annex I and II of EIA Directive - mechanism for screening such activities
  • Procedures
  • Scope of assessment of biodiversity, geodiversity and landscape diversity
  • Admissibility of projects found to have adverse effects
  • Overriding Public Interest
  • Approach to alternatives
  • Ecological Network and Economy
  • Judicial practice

Climate proofing:

  • New European Commission Technical guidance on climate the proofing of infrastructure in the period 2021-2027 and its connection to EIA and SEA
  • Climate data availability and quality
  • Uncertainty andno-regretoption
  • Climate resilience and neutrality of projects

Sustainable and Inclusive Growth:

  • Green Infrastructure
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Circular Economy