NGOs and Academia

The EEB is keen to engage non governmental organisations and academics working at national, European and international levels. 

NGO representatives with expertise or an interest in industrial pollution are warmly invited to contact us to discuss your positions and share experience of your activities. 

Knowledge gained in Bulgaria could help inform colleagues in Denmark, experience of working with, or against polluters in Spain could be relevant to similar work in Latvia. We aim to provide an opportunity for all those active in this area to contribute to our collective work to improve the performance of industrial production across Europe and beyond.

In fact, NGOs operating at national and regional levels within EU Member States have an opportunity to increase their impact by monitoring or actively participating in the national 'BREF mirror groups'. These groups operate in most EU states and and provide input into the preparation of national positions in the Sevilla Process. NGOs have a responsibility to scrutinise national decision making processes and may even have the opportunity to attract funding in order to do do this.

More information about the sector-specific BREFs, their status and the EEB's current role in their development, is available under the Sevilla Process tab at the top of this page. 

The EEB is also active in wider Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) implementation work. We are currently investigating the availability of access to plant and permit information, water usage and emissions and the use of Trans National Plans (TNPs) to allow increased pollution. A project investigating steel production is pending as it awaits funding. 

NGOs or academics interested in any of these issues and academics involved in the study or development of pollution reduction techniques are kindly invited to contact us to share their knowledge or to learn more about the work we do.