elni Review 2005, Issue 2, pp. 11-12. https://doi.org/10.46850/elni.2005.010
The Nordic Environmental Law Network (NELN) was formally established in 2003 as a network funded by the former Nordic Research Academy – now the Nordic Research Board (NordForsk). However, Nordic co-operation within environmental law research and research training has existed for a number of years. Since 1992 a group of environmental lawyers have organized annual research training courses or seminars for the benefit of in particular Ph.d. students and young researchers within environmental law. These courses and seminars were also generously funded by the former Nordic Research Academy – now NordForsk.
The primary purpose of NELN is to enhance and develop Nordic environmental law research and research training through a variety of network activities. Nordic environmental law researchers are – as in many other countries – often spread among several universities and institutions. The network activities thus serve the purpose of promoting contacts and exchange of experience among environmental law researchers and others dealing with environmental law issues. Previous network activities have led to co-operation in the form of research projects and book projects involving also researchers outside the Nordic countries.