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Workshop Programme

Mediation and amicable settlement before the court in environmental cases

The rights of the parties in the environmental lawsuit

Venue: Consiglio di Stato - Sala di Pompeo - Piazza capo di ferro

Wednesday, 3 October

19:30 Dinner in the trattoria "Il conte di montecristo", Vicolo Del Bologna 87 (Trastevere)

Thursday, 4 October

9:00 – 9:45 Welcome address, presentation of the participants

9:45 – 10:15 Recent development of EU environmental law
By Adam-Daniel NAGY (EU Commission, DG Environment)

10:15 – 10:45 Introduction to mediation

By Matthias KELLER

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30 Case study “Court mediation - noisy neighbours” (to discuss in sub groups)

Presented by Matthias KELLER

12.30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14.30 Traditional ways of amicable settlement in the administrative lawsuit


14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 16:30 Case study (to discuss in sub goups and presentation of the solutions in the plenary)

"Mountainbike downhill track through a natura 2000 site“

(NGO action, amicable settlement)

Presented by Werner HEERMANN

16:30 – 18:00 Visit of the Consiglio di Stato (Council of State)

19:30 Dinner in the restaurant “Antica Biblioteca Valle”

Largo del Teatro Valle 7

Friday, 5 October 2012

Reports on the result of the inquiry on “The rights of the parties in the environmental lawsuit"

Summary of the answers from the participating countries

9:00 – 9:45 Support of the parties by the court (e.g. hints, discussion of legal and factual aspects)

Reported by Anders BENGTSSON

9:45 –10:30 Right on investigation and taking evidence by the court

Reported by Silviu –Gabriel BARBU

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Role and rights of the parties in the oral hearings

Reported by Nataliya BLAZHISVKA

11:45-12:30 Final discussion, plans for 2013, closure