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EEE Conference

Future generations depend on present decisions!

As the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has closed, End Ecocide on Earth is born – as the whole world is affected by ecocide. Would you like to learn more about Ecocide and how to end it?


We warmly invite you to join us for our End Ecocide on Earth conference on October 13th in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in the Brussels European Quarter.


During the conference, a number of well-known speakers and experts will discuss ecocide. Some topics include the history of ecocide, what it means and topics that really matter – the relationship between ecocide and indigenous rights, environmental security, justice, climate change and others. The conference also provides an opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in the legal area – the Charter of Brussels and amending the Rome StatuteNeedless to say, it will also be a unique opportunity to meet like-minded people from across Europe and share inspiring conversations!


This activity was made possible due to the support from the European Union’s Youth in Action programme. The views expressed in this article are only the organisers’ and don’t reflect the position of the European Union.


Draft agenda –subject to change-:


9.00 Registration

9:20 Welcome, Prisca Merz, initiator of End Ecocide in Europe

9:30 Opening, Jane Morrice, Vice-President, European Economic and Social Committee

9:40 History of Ecocide, Prof Damien Short, University of London

10:30 Defining ecocide, Prof Laurent Neyret, University Versailles Saint-Quentin

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Presentation of the Environmental Justice Atlas, Leida Rijnhout, EJOLT

11:30 Panel 1: Ecocide and Human Rights

  • Ecocide and health, Judge Marie-Odile Bertella-Geffroy
  • Ecocide and corporate liability, Dr Godwin Ojo, Executive Director, Friends of the Earth Nigeria
  • Ecocide and indigenous rights, Gert-Peter Bruch, Planète Amazone
  • Ecocide and future generations’ rights, Dr Sandor Fülop, former Ombudsman for future generations in Hungary

13:00 Lunch Break

14:00 Panel 2: Shifting the global economy in a sustainable context

  • Ecocide in the face of a changing climate, Roger Cox, lawyer and author Revolution Justified
  • Ecocide and environmental security, Wouter Veening, President of the Institute for Environmental Security
  • Ecocide and responsible investment, Anne van Schaik, Friends of the Earth Europe

15:30 coffee break

15:45 The European Citizens’ Initiative End Ecocide in Europe

16:00 The Charter of Brussels calling for a European and an International Criminal Court of the Environment and Health

16:15 Amending the Rome Statute: Opportunities and Challenges, Kirsten Meersschaert Duchens, Europe Regional Coordinator, Coalition for the International Criminal Court

17:00 Closure of the event


Please register (name, age, affiliation) until  TODAY at 23:59  via email at: info@endecocide.eu

No registration fee.The event is free and open for everyone.


The conference facilities are located at the following address:


Van Maerlant Building

2, rue Van Maerlant

1040 Brussels

In the premises of the EESC, the visitors must pass from a security control and then must register providing an identification document to receive a budge with the visitor’s name. It is advisable to be at place half hour before the starting hour of the conference.

Map of the European Quarter                                                   map to Van Maerlant building

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