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EEA workshop "Towards an INSPIREd E-Reporting?" at the INSPIRE Conference

The European Environment Agency is organising, at this year’s INSPIRE Conference, the workshop “Towards an INSPIREd e-Reporting?”, which will take place on Monday 4 September 9 to 12:30, in Room G at the University of Applied Sciences facilities in Kehl (Germany).

This forward-looking workshop aims at triggering a discussion about the state and outlook of the practical use of INSPIRE for an enhanced environmental reporting, using as a baseline the EEA-DG ENV concept paper “The future of eReporting and the link to INSPIRE” [1] as well as the experience gained from implementation cases such as CDDA (Common Database on Designated Areas) and the EU Registry on Industrial Sites. Member States representatives will share their national experiences, best practices and recommendations, which will help identify windows of opportunity and challenges when using INSPIRE in reporting processes. Presentations and focused discussions addressing these items will cover the first part of the workshop.

During the second part of the meeting we aim at discussing with the audience, most likely in smaller break-out groups, about two main topics:

  • Impact of INSPIRE on current environmental reporting process with a focus on the short and medium term (e.g. SWOT analysis; benefits and challenges of implementation options; impacts on current national reporting workflows)

  • New visions for environmental reporting with a long term focus (e.g. risks and opportunities in the paradigm change from a push to a pull approach, both from a technical and a legal perspective; use of novel data sources such as crowdsourcing or Earth observation such as Copernicus infrastructure needs to address these new requirements)

More details are available on the INSPIRE website. The outcomes of the discussions will be consolidated in an executive summary which will be a valuable contribution to the formulation of a stepwise and pragmatic roadmap for an enhanced environmental reporting re-using INSPIRE.

In order to help us organise the discussion session, we would appreciate if you could indicate your interest in attending the workshop by sending an email to me ( with Ibolya Bunda ( in CC, by 21 August.

Should you have any suggestion about related topics to be added to this forward-looking discussion please do not hesitate to let us know as well.

Please feel free to distribute this announcement among those who could be interested in attending this workshop.

Jose Miguel Rubio

[1] See full document here: