The Precautionary Principle in EU Law and Practice

On 10 September 2019 the opening event "The Precautionary Principle in EU Law and Practice" was organised by the Maastricht Centre for European Law academic.

The event focused on the precautionary principle in the European legal order. The speakers discussed different aspects of this principle, its relevance for environmental law, as well as its relationship with the principle of innovation.

Bruno de Witte (MCEL Director, Professor of European Law, Maastricht University) welcomed the participants with a keynote speech. In a following panel discussion, relevant actors exchanged their views on the dimensions of the precautionary principle.

Ellen Vos and Kristel de Smedt (University of Maastricht) gave an overview of the legal dimensions of the precautionary principle and presented the RECIPES project.


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