9 October 2020
Back in the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing restrictions just made the Hungarian EARL team cancel its already organized 5th training event (scheduled for 1 April 2020). However, the team insisted on having a training workshop based on personal encounter, therefore on the 7th of September, the event was held eventually.
The training was co-organized by Justice & Environment and MABIV, the Hungarian Alliance for Private Nuisance Protection. Participants of the training were approximately 50 officials working for municipal offices (which are entrusted with dealing with private nuisance cases on the local level in Hungary).
Presentations were about private nuisance and its environmental implications, public participation, and access to justice in environmental matters and local environmental protection in general.
Access to Justice is a fundamental means through which citizens and NGOs can support the implementation and enforcement of laws and policies to protect the environment. The goal of this ATOJ-EARL project is to achieve “Access to Justice for a Greener Europe”. It strives to enhance access to justice in environmental matters by providing information, training and support for the judiciary, public authorities and lawyers of eight European member states. ClientEarth and Justice and Environment are implementing this project with the financial support of the European Commission’s LIFE instrument.