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Conference paper, 2005

the Swedish EIA Centre

Johansson, Veronica; Kjellander, Cecilia; Wärnbäck, Antoienette


The Swedish EIA Centre The main purpose of the Centre is to enhance quality of EIA and SEA and be the national centre for further education, information and research in Sweden. The Centre also functions as adviser and organizes a network in which more than 1200 EIA professionals take part. The Centre is situated at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala. Education, courses and seminars The Swedish EIA Centre gives undergraduate EIA courses on several levels, including master theses. A postgraduate training course for EIA professionals is also provided. The Centre arranges open seminars and conferences on EIA/SEA related topics. Customized training courses and seminars are also provided. Lately, seminars concerning the implementation of the EU Directive 2001/42/EC on SEA, have been in great demand. Sida EIA Helpdesk The Swedish EIA Centre, provides an EIA Helpdesk for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida/Asdi). The assignment includes for example: • review EIA documents for Sida-supported projects, • advice on terms of reference for EIA, • support national or regional EIA centres in Sida partner countries, • assemble information in the area of EIA/SEA, • provide EIA training for Sida staff and cooperating partners. Research and development The Swedish EIA Centre is disseminating information about research as well as doing own research. The research regards for instance: • SEA in comprehensive and early planning processes in Sweden, • SEA of the use of abandoned farmlands in Estonia, • indicators for EIA and future eco tourism in Nicaragua, • cumulative effects in EIA. The development work comprises a wide field including for example: • upgrade EIA competence among university teachers, • establish guidelines for environmental monitoring of roads and railways, • integrate SEA into regional development planning, • advice on EIA of nuclear waste treatment. Contact: Homepage:, E-mail: (Swedish EIA Centre), (Sida EIA Helpdesk)

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25th Annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment: Ethics and quality

Authors' information

Johansson, Veronica (Johansson, Veronica)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Kjellander, Cecilia

UKÄ Subject classification

Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Social Sciences
Economics and Business

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