event will be directed towards stakeholders in new and old Member
States and will focus on the implementation of Directive 96/61/EC
on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC). It will provide
a forum for an exchange of experiences and views on the implementation
of the Directive, the use of the reference documents on best available
techniques (BREFs) and the future development of the Directive.
It will include a one day workshop followed by a one and a half
day plenary session.
The objective of the workshop (20 September 2005)
is to foster the exchange of experiences, especially regarding use
of the BREFs, among experts from the Member States. By assembling
representatives from across the EU, the workshop will facilitate
the creation of informal networks among participants, enabling future
mutual support and dialogue in the ongoing implementation of the
IPPC Directive, with special emphasis on the use of the BREFs and
compliance of existing installations with the Directive by 30 October
2007. Particular attention will be given to the specific problems
and interests of the new Member States. Participation in this workshop
is restricted. The results of the exchange of views at the workshop
will be presented in the plenary session.
plenary session (21-22 September 2005)
will cover the five-year period since the IPPC
conference in Stuttgart, 2000, which focused on the development
of BREFS (Sevilla process). It will assess progress since then and
provide a forum for the exchange of experiences and information
on the implementation of the IPPC Directive, considering also the
perspectives for future evolution of the Directive. The use of the
BREFs in the old and new Member States will be a special focus.
The aim is to raise awareness of the paramount importance of the
Directive for the prevention and control of industrial pollution
and the development of sustainable production patterns, and to enhance
harmonisation of implementation across the EU.
translation into English, French and German will be provided.