About the MiW dialogue

We have established the Make it Work (MiW) project to open an ongoing debate on how the clarity, coherence and structure of EU environmental legislation can be improved.

One of the key aims of MiW is to produce concrete drafting principles on making EU environmental legislation smarter both generally and for specific policies, tools and procedures, without challenging existing environmental protection standards. We think that it is very important that these drafting principles have the full support of all of our stakeholders including the Commission, Member States and the European Parliament. We believe the drafting principles should feed in to evaluations of EU environmental legislation, in particular through the REFIT process, be taken into account by the Commission when it is drafting or revising legislative proposals and be used by the Council and the Parliament when considering Commission proposals.

Over the coming months we will be using this Dialogue to capture your views and ideas on how we can improve EU environmental legislation, making it simpler for Member States to implement and easier for businesses and others to comply. In particular we want to hear your views on the cross cutting drafting principles regarding instruments and procedures, that we will be producing.