Skip to main content

European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime

Objective

Environmental crime is a threat to environmental, social and economic sustainability and is in conflict with key commitments and strategies of the European Union, including the Europe 2020 Strategy. EFFACE will propose effective and feasible policy options for the EU to combat environmental crime. The recently adopted Environmental Crime Directive, the Ship-Source Pollution Directive, and the new provisions of the Lisbon Treaty have created new instruments and opportunities for increasing the effectiveness of EU measures against environmental crime through harmonisation and co-ordination. However, utilisation of these opportunities suffers from a serious lack of information on environmental crime: e.g. harmonisation measures based on the new Article 83(2) TFEU depend on the availability of reliable information on the impacts of environmental crime. EFFACE will help to address this gap by generating relevant information. Drawing on a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches and data and an in-depth investigation of different types of environmental crime, EFFACE will provide an assessment of the main costs, impacts and causes of environmental crime in the EU, including those linked to the EU, but occurring outside its territory, complemented by a comprehensive analysis of the status quo in terms of existing instruments, actors and institutions. A SWOT analysis will identify strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities associated with the EU’s current efforts to combat environmental crime. Feasible policy options for harmonisation and better co-ordination of actors will then be developed with the help of, i.a. typologies of different approaches to harmonisation, sanctioning and strategic enforcement. These policy options will consider the use of policy mixes and innovative approaches to govern such mixes. Stakeholder involvement in EFFACE through interactive policy analysis will promote mutual learning with and among a broad range of stakeholders.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-2
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Germany

See on map

Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christiane Gerstetter (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 478 425,85

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 282,40
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Dolores Suarez Ortega (Prof.)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 334 705,25
Address
25ep 25 Eccleston Place
SW1W 9NF London

See on map

Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Farmer (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 412
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Grasso (Prof.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 95 322
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Turid Eikvam (Mrs.)
THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 83 527,75
Address
Sint James S Square 10 Chatham House
SW1Y 4LE London

See on map

Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gemma Green (Ms.)
INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 397 458,40
Address
Anna Paulownastraat 103
2518BC Den Haag

See on map

Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kingham (Mr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 948
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mitsilegas Valsamis (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 245 264,25
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diana Schabregs (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 46 339,60
Address
Llantwit Road Treforest
CF37 1DL Pontypridd

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clayton Jones (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 939,20
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chiara Pecoriello (Dr.)