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E nvironmental Democracy Conference. Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence October 19, 2012 Budapest. Environmental Democracy Conference Morning session:. Chair: Dr. Attila Pánovics , University Pécs , Faculty of Law

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E nvironmental democracy conference

Environmental Democracy Conference

Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Faculty of Law

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

October 19, 2012


Environmental democracy conference morning session
Environmental Democracy ConferenceMorning session:

Chair: Dr. Attila Pánovics, University Pécs, Faculty of Law

10.00 - 10.30 Prof. Gerd Winter, University Bremen

Theoretical foundations of public participation

10.30 – 11.00. Prof. Gyula Bándi, Péter Catholic University, Jean Monnet Centre

of Excellence

Sustainable development and environmental rights

11.00 – 11.30 Prof. Marcel Szabó, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, EU Law Chair, Deputy Ombudsman, responsible for future generations

The relationship of international and EU legal requirements related to publicparticipation with an emphasis on international law

11.30 – 12.00 Prof. Jerzy Jendroska (Opole University, Member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee)

Public participation under the Aarhus Convention: key legal issues andchallenges in implementation

12.00 – 12.30 Ms. Márta Szigeti Bonifert, Regional Environmental Center

Promoting public participation beyond the EU – the road to environmental democracy

12.30 – 13.00 Dr. Benedek Jávor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University; Chairman of the Committee of Sustainable Development, Hungarian Parliament)

Why or why not to participate? - Some social and political considerations of public participation

Environmental democracy conference afternoon session
Environmental Democracy ConferenceAfternoon session:

Chair: Prof. Gyula Bándi

14.00 – 14.30 Dr. Eva Kruzikova, EU Commission, MIME team

The experiences and problems of implementing EU legal requirements related to public participation

14.30 – 15.00 Prof. Yvonne Scannell, Trinity College Dublin, Law School

Experiences with extensive citizen participation, enforcement and access to justice– the good and the bad

15.00 – 15.30 Dr. Csaba Kiss, Environmental Management and Law Association

Problems, questions of public interest litigation in Hungary and in

the CEE region

15.30 – 16.00 Prof. Verena Madner, Vienna University of Economics and Business

More than the usual suspects. Public participation and Access to

justice in Austria

16.00 – 16.30 Dr. Sándor Fülöp, EMLA, former Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations

The rights and interests of future generations and the Hungarian

attempts to represent and protect them

16.30 – 17.00 Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence research team

Some specific issues of public participation within EU law

17.00 – 18.00 Discussion

Environmental democracy conference afternoon session presentation of the research team
Environmental Democracy ConferenceAfternoon session, Presentation of the research team

  • Dr. András Lovas

  • Dr. Szilvia Szilágyi

  • Ms. Tahy dr. Ágnes Kovács

  • Dr. Irén Wirth