Avosetta Group

Avosetta Saebelschnaebler

The Avosetta Group is a small informal group of lawyers whose main purpose is to further the development of environmental law in the European Union and Member States. "Avosetta" is the Latin name of a rare bird which caused the European Court of Justice to establish far reaching principles of European Nature Protection Law in the German Dike-Case.


The latest meeting of the Avosetta Group was held online on 28/29 May 2021. It focused on Strategic
Environmental Assessment and Developments in Climate Litigation
. Information on the participants, the agenda,
as well as our member's reports on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Climate Litigation can be
found here.


The Avosetta Series publishes texts that present innovative discourse on European Environmental Law.
The most recent publication on "EU Biodiversity Law: Wild Birds and Habitats Directives" can be found at
Europa Law Publishing.


For opinions of the Avosetta Group please see here.