EU and US Environmental Policy: Convergence, Divergence and Cooperation

23 Oct 2013 12:00
23 Oct 2013 14:00

The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel kindly invites you to a policy forum on 23 October, 12:00-14:00h with:

  • Prof. David Vogel, University of California at Berkeley and
  • Dr. Patrick Ravillard, DG Environment, European Commission

The United States led the development of ambitious environmental policy in the 1970s and 1980s. In recent decades, the European Union has pioneered a number of environmental policies. Prof. David Vogel compares and explains the transatlantic shift in environmental leadership in his award-winning book “The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States” (Princeton University Press). He will present the main findings in his presentation. Dr. Patrick Ravillard will contribute a practitioner’s perspective on EU and US environmental policy and transatlantic cooperation.

Registration & Venue

The policy forum starts at 12:00 with a lunch reception and will be followed by the discussion at 12:30. Participation is free of charge and open to all but due to space limitations, registration is mandatory. Please register here!

Institute for European Studies
Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Rooms Lisbon (Floor -1)
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels


Dr. Katja Biedenkopf
Senior Associate Researcher
Institute for European Studies

Ms. Jacintha Liem (Logistics)
Events Manager
Institute for European Studies