Summer Programme on International and European Environmental Law

24 - 28 August 2015
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: 1495 euro
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, EEL Network & HELF
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
  • Email:


The Future We Choose

From 24 – 28 August 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in cooperation with the European Environmental Law (EEL) Network and the Hague Environmental Law Facility (HELF) are organising the second Summer Programme on International and European Environmental Law. 

This year’s programme is designed to enhance practical knowledge on the topic of climate change and numerous other legal regimes governing the most important aspects of international and European environmental law. 

The 5-day programme consists of interactive lectures by renowned experts from academia and practice, and a study visit to the International Court of Justice. The participants will gain extensive knowledge and understanding of these areas of law, which are growing in importance every day. 

The programme will cover a wide variety of topics such as:

  • The road to Paris and beyond: tackling climate change;
  • Challenges of sustainable water use;
  • Shaping sustainable finance;
  • The role of private investors in promoting sustainability;
  • Trade agreements and the environment;
  • Legal aspects of sustainable energy;
  • Creating a circular economy.

Target Audience
Policy makers, lawyers, practitioners working in the banking sector, think thanks or NGOs and researchers who, in their professional capacity, deal with aspects of international and/or European environmental law and issues of sustainable development are invited to apply.

Furthermore, persons already experienced in environmental policies or persons relatively new to this area of law, will benefit greatly from the unique insights in the status quo and recent developments in environmental law. For Ph.D. researchers or advanced students, the programme offers an excellent opportunity to interact with experts in the fields they are interested in. Familiarity with (environmental) law or environmental policy is desirable. 

Programme updates


The deadline for registration has been extended. You can register up to two weeks before the start of the Summer Programme.

*Please read the Registration Information & Conditions carefully before registration (see brochure)


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>> Please download the flyerbrochure and programme for more detailed information about the programme, the subject areas that will be covered and the terms and conditions of registration.