TAIEX- Environmental Implementation Review Peer 2 Peer
The Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) is a tool to improve implementation of EU environmental law and policy.It aims to address the causes of implementation gaps and try to find solutions before problems become urgent.TAIEX-EIR PEER 2 PEER is designed to share expertise between national, regional and local public authorities in charge of implementing EU environmental law and policy within the EU Member States. TAIEX is the "Technical Assistance and Information Exchange" Instrument, a peer-to-peer exchange tool of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations. Established more than twenty years ago, TAIEX has supported public administrations in the Enlargement and Neighbourhood countries in the approximation, application and enforcement of the EU acquis. TAIEX-EIR PEER 2 PEER builds on this successful and well-established tool and applies it to environmental laws and policies in the context of the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR). It does so by helping public officials involved in such activities to exchange knowledge, good practice and practical solutions for concrete problems, thus improving their administrative capacity and ensuring better results for the implementation of EU policies on the environment.
TAIEX-EIR PEER 2 PEER can finance
Expert Missions: EU Member State experts can be sent to institutions in other Member States that have requested peer advice and exchange of experience on a specific topic. Expert missions can last between two to five days.
Study Visits: employees (maximum three) from a requesting institution can be sent on a working visit to other EU Member State institutions to learn from peers and exchange good practices. Study visits can last between two to five days.
Workshops: single or multi-country workshops can be organized in a requesting institution. Workshops would normally last two days.
Who can participate?
The assistance is provided at request of public institutions involved in the implementation of EU environmental policy and law in the EU Member States, such as:
National, regional and local departments and agencies
Inspection and audit authorities
Networks of experts involved in environmental implementation and enforcement