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vladanastasiu Nov 13, 2011 08:56 PM
I want to operate by an NGOs coalition a change in the Romanian legislation, occuring the direct participation of NGOs at the public decision-making process of the environment public authorities. The change should lead to direct presence of NGOs as a full member of the decisional staff, on authorising civil building licences.
I need more information regarding the direct participation of NGOs in the decision-making process of the public authorities of environment. The information should contain sources of:
1. EU transnational or EU national state reports, studies, analyses, etc on the presence and decisional role of environment NGOs in the activity of corresponding field public authorities.
2. EU and / or specific legislation of each EU state that recommends or regulates participation of civil society on decision-making process of environment public authorities
Any suggestion or specific information is welcomed.
Please answer me directly, at e-mail
Thank you!
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EEA Nov 23, 2011 01:14 PM
Dear Vlad Anastasiu,
The EEA is an official European body, aiming at supporting the development and implementation of sound environmental policies in the EU and other EEA member countries by delivering timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy-makers and the public. The EEA produces environmental reports and indicators, which assist the European Community in its attempt to improve the environment and move towards sustainability in Europe.

As you may see from the description above, the agency produces reports about the state of the environment in Europe. Legislation is beyond the working remit of the EEA.

Nevertheless I compiled information that may be of interest for your research.

EU Commission:
The following is a brief outline of EU legislative competences. The EU Commission has the responsibility of making proposals for new legislation.
These proposals then have to be adopted by the Council and the Parliament. The adopted legal acts are implemented in the Member Countries by the national authorities. The Commission has the responsibility of overseeing that the Member States act in accordance with EU law.

The role of the EEA is to supply all parties concerned with relevant environmental information. Moreover, the EEA has prepared an FAQ explaining how to retrieve information about EU legislation. The FAQ provides an introduction to EU legislation and access to a range of databases covering legislation in force and information on current legislative initiatives. The link to the FAQ is:[…]ental-legislation-in-the-eu

Directorate General of Environment (DG Environment) is the branch of the European Commission, which prepares EU legislation and policies addressing environmental issues. You can find the homepage of DG Environment at:

You can find specific information about the implementation of Environmental law at:

If the previously mentioned sources do not provide you with enough information, you may wish to gain further assistance by utilising the following contact information:

For specific legislation of each EU member state you have to contact the relevant authorities directly.Internet and postal addresses of relevant national authorities can be obtained under 'National pages' at:

I hope this information may be useful.