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EMLA is a non-profit non-governmental organization working in environmental law and environmental management on national, European and international levels. The main activities of EMLA are public interest environmental legal advice and litigation, environmental legal research, consulting and education, and carrying out of environmental management projects. EMLA is a founding member of Justice and Environment and a member of European Environmental Bureau. The EMLA Foundation established by the EMLA Association is active in environmental education.
From the beginning of 2008, European partner organizations of The Access Initiative (TAI) such as SEIT from Estonia, REC form Latvia, ECAT from Lithuania, IGO from Poland and EMLA from Hungary work together in a new project with colleagues from PILF from Sri Lanka, TEI from Thailand, LEAT from Tanzania, ACODE from Uganda and VACNE from Vietnam. The project is supported by expertise from HAND Alliance from Hungary.
The topic of the research is new for the members of TAI network, since NGOs involved in environmental governance and the implementation of environmental democracy so far analyze a related but distinct topic: conditionality in international development decision-making.
The project is built upon an idea whether international development donor country and intergovernmental organization decision-making can be influenced by what the status of environmental democracy is in the recipient country, according to the TAI assessments. This is closely connected to the topics of conditionality and aid effectiveness.
During the research, TAI partners from the EU:
survey the national TAI assessment reports prepared by the Global South partners
meet their respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs
prepare a strategy what steps they see necessary in the matter of international development
The research will be presented at a one-day conference on 29 October 2008 to be held in Sligo (Ireland). Partner NGOs having taken part in the project, development NGOs (NGDOs) as well as representatives of EU institutions will be present besides interested participants from other TAI countries, since this meeting is preceding the TAI Global Gathering on 30 October – 1 November.
The project is funded by the EU Presidency Fund.
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|Sri Lanka PILF||Vietnam VACNE||Uganda ACODE||Thailand TEI||Tanzania LEAT|
Participating organizations have discussed the outputs of the project during the closing conference called "Development Day". The common position formulated by the participants of the project was communicated to the EU Commission DG Development and the European Parliament Committee on Development (DEVE) in December 2008.
Summary of the conference: link
List of participants: link
Agenda of the conference: link
Group photo of participants: link
The Common Position: link
Dr. Csaba Kiss 2008/09/15