The European Commission has adopted on 19th of January 2018 the Commission Decision of 18 January 2018 setting up a group of experts on environmental compliance and governance. The group will be called ‘Environmental Compliance and Governance Forum’. The group will help DG ENV to develop guidance documents on good practice in environmental compliance assurance, other supporting documents, including on professional skills and expertise and assessment of national systems. The experts will also help to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the actions to improve environmental compliance and governance and to assist the European Commission in preparation of policy initiatives and legislative proposals concerning environmental governance issues.
The Environmental Compliance and Governance Forum will :
- help the Commission in the coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the actions to improve environmental compliance and governance as well as in the preparation of legislative proposals or policy initiatives.
- set up cooperation and coordination between the Commission, Member States and existing pan-European professional networks.
- create an exchange of experience and good practice in the field of environmental compliance and governance.
The Members of the Forum shall be Member States’ authorities and other public entities.