Fact Sheet: European Network for Environmental Crime (ENVICRIMENET)


Date of establishment 2011
Legal basis EU Council resolution 10291/11 d.d. 09-10 June 2011
  • Fight against and enhance the effectiveness of fight against organized environmental crime
  • Detect, investigate, disrupt and prosecute environmental crimes
  • Exchange information and experiences relating to best practices in dealing with environmental crimes
  • Non-operational information exchange about  legal frameworks
Legal Nature Informal network facilitated by Europol and utilizing existing legal framework
  • Environmental crime investigation services or competent authorities responsible for fighting environmental crime in the framework of the Statement of Intent.
  • Public prosecutors or their networks in European states
Criteria Members must fulfill the following criteria:
  • Undertake objectives / functions detailed within the Statement of Intent
  • Designate an National Contact Point for each country with direct access to practitioners in this area
Geographical scope European Union member states
Substantive scope Environmental crime
Governance structure Annual general meeting meets annually – each state gets one vote in this forum
Steering group (Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Germany) + Europol, which elects a President
Presidency – 1 year terms, annual activities and communication
Secretariat – Europol acts as the Secretariat, supporting and facilitating the Presidency and steering group
Cooperation Among members
  • Web-based system for communication of non-operational information EPE
  • Training
  • Advice to appropriate authorities
Source of funding Members fund their own costs and expenses
Contact information http://envicrimenet.eu/EN/contact
Website http://www.envicrimenet.eu