Assisting successive generations of European Parliamentarians
With the periodic turnover of MEPs, and more frequent turnover of their assistants, there is a need to ensure some continuity of knowledge in key environmental policy fields. Following the summer 2009 elections, and funded by the European Climate Foundation, IEEP built a comprehensive programme of policy workshops, training and materials to brief incoming MEPs and their assistants on the state of play of key climate dossiers. For more information, and to view the materials, please see our dedicated website: ‘Combating Climate Change: Maintaining Momentum’
IEEP has a longstanding contract with the UK’s statutory bodies for nature and landscape conservation to provide advice on relevant European policy developments. The Climate Change and Energy Programme is responsible for the climate related elements. This involves writing frequent briefings on key policy developments, in which we seek to break down political jargon and outline the implications of policy decisions, performance of Member States and international negotiations.
Conferences, workshops and events – ours and yours
We are frequently invited to take part in external events – giving presentations, sitting on panels and chairing discussions. We also organise our own conferences, workshops and similar events as part of the projects we work on. These variously serve to gather input from and facilitate discussion between stakeholders, to disseminate research findings or policy recommendations, and to inform specific stakeholder groups on topics of interest to them.