Stefan Scheuer S.P.R.L.
Stefan Scheuer, Director

Organisation management, advocacy and representation

Member of the Management Board of ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency (2015 - 2019)

Representing environmental and consumer interests.

Coalition for Energy Savings: Secretariat (2011 - ongoing)

The Coalition brings together business, professionals, trade unions, local authorities and civil society organisations with the aim of making energy efficiency the top priority of EU's energy policy and achieving its cost-effective savings potential across all sectors. Recent deliverables include the print and online Guidebook for Strong Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

Friends of the Earth: Advocacy (2013 - 2014)

Monitoring and advocacy work on non-financial company reporting.

Friends of the Earth: Advocacy (2011 - 2012)

Work related to the Roadmap for a Resource Efficient European Union.

Greenpeace: EU Toxics Adviser (2010 - 2011)

Focus on the review of EU water quality standards and emission controls (Heads in the sand over Europe's most dangerous chemicals), implementation of the EU's chemicals safety management REACH and the transfer of findings to China.

Coolproducts for a cool planet: Campaign management (2008 - 2011)

Development and coordination of NGO campaign for ambitious EU product requirements. Deliverables include the manifesto "Coolproducts, warm homes", as well as a conference in the European Parliament.

European Environmental Bureau: High Level Group for the Competitiveness of the European Chemical Industry (2007 - 2009)

Representative for the European Environmental Bureau in the Commission's High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the European Chemical Industry. See the article on page 9 of the Metamorphosis newsletter #53.

Associate of the Energy Saving Trust (2007 - 2008)

Strengthening the Energy Saving Trust's influence at EU level, through internal capacity building and an EU wide assessment of the national implementation of the Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Download the following report.


Moderation, facilitation and training

"From bashing to praising Ecodesign - The true benefits to consumers"

Moderation of EUSEW roundtable event organised by BEUC (15 June 2016).

The European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC): Moderation (25 June 2013)

Moderation of round table at the BEUC-ICRT conference "How to tackle hormone disrupting chemicals - what future EU strategy?".

Pew Charitable Trusts: Training (17 September 2012)

Training civil society on European Parliament advocacy for fisheries policy.

European Parliament DG for Internal Policies: Moderation (8 March 2012)

Moderation of "Europe's water challenges" workshop organised by the Policy Department for Economic and Scientific Policy of the European Parliament's DG for Internal Policies.


Research and advice

European Climate Foundation: Adviser (2009 - ongoing)

Support for creating knowledge and capacities for EU policy development and for energy saving targets. Management of the Energy Savings 2020 study by Ecofys and Fraunhofer ISI.

ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency): Research (2011 - 2012)

EU-wide research on public financing of energy efficiency programmes that resulted in a comprehensive study (in French).

European Environmental Bureau: Adviser (2012)

Review of the EU's 7th Environmental Action Plan.

BMU, The German Federal Environment Ministry (2010-2011)

Support to the Ministry in identifying EU priorities and opportunities in reaching the 2020 energy efficiency target.

European Environmental Bureau and WWF: Research and advice (2007 - 2012)

Work related to the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. Deliverables include the 2010 report 10 years of the Water Framework Directive.

Friends of the Earth and CEE Bankwatch: Assessment of EU funds (2009)

Snapshot of the allocation, approval and spending of EU funding for climate and energy saving measures in Central and Eastern Europe.

Friends of the Earth: Stop unsustainable biofuels (2008)

Advice on the development of the Renewable Energy Directive.


Communication and event management

ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency): Event organisation (24 April 2013)

Organisation and management of the high-level European Energy Network workshop "Public support for energy efficiency investments: A European snapshot of its effectiveness" in the European Parliament. A summarising brochure was launched at the event.

WWF: Promotion and event management (June 2012)

Promotion and advocacy work at EU level to support the release of the report Clean Economy, Living Planet 2012. Deliverables included a launch workshop at the European Parliament.

Friends of the Earth: EU Waste Framework Directive (2007 - 2008)

Developing and implementing Friends of the Earth's strategy on the revision of the European Waste Framework Directive. Deliverables included the "Don't waste your climate" seminar in the European Parliament.


Selected Publications

Bean, F., Scheuer, S. (2016).  Enlightening Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Stefan Scheuer Consulting.

Bean, F., Scheuer, S. (2015).  The Energy Efficiency Directive and emissions reductions. Stefan Scheuer Consulting.

Bean, F. (2014).  A practical guide for using complaints to the European Commission to support national implementation. Stefan Scheuer Consulting.

Scheuer, S., Mazza, L. (2015). 2nd River Basin Management Plans - Healthier Rivers, Less Dams, Dykes and Nitrogen. A Campaigning Paper. European Environmental Bureau.

Scheuer, S. (2013). EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) - Guidebook for Strong Implementation. Coalition for Energy Savings.

Scheuer, S. (2010). Heads in the sand over Europe's most dangerous chemicals. Governments ignoring legal obligations in the phasing out of Nonylphenol water pollution. Greenpeace.

Scheuer, S. (2010). 10 years of the Water Framework Directive: A Toothless Tiger? A snapshot assessment of EU environmental ambitions. European Environment Bureau.

Scheuer, S. (2009). What Future for EU's Water. Brussels: EEB and WWF.

Christian-Smith, J., Grantham, T., Kondolf, G. M. and Scheuer, S. (2008, March). A Fresh Perspective for Managing Water in California: Insights from Applying the European Water Framework Directive to the Russian River. University of California, Berkeley. ISBN-13: 978-0-9788896-2-3 ISBN-10: 0-9788896-2-2. 99 pp.

Scheuer, S. (2008). Europe's water at the crossroads. Brussels: EEB and WWF.

Scheuer, S. (Eds) (2006). EU Water Policy: Making economics work for the environment. Brussels: EEB and WWF.

Scheuer, S. (2005, January 15). Environmental NGO point of view on REACHIn: European Parliament Public Hearing.

Scheuer, S. (Ed) (2005). Assessing EU Environmental Policy Impacts, a critical evaluation of impact assessments carried out for Europe’s chemical policy reform. REACH. 333 pp. Brussels: EEB and WWF.

Scheuer, S.  (Ed) (2005). EU Environmental Policy Handbook, A critical Analysis of EU Environmental Legislation – making it accessible to environmentalists and decision makers. 344 pp. Brussels: European Environmental Bureau.

Scheuer, S. (interview, December 2003). Hinter den Kullisen – Chronik der Europaeischen Chemikalienpolitik. In: politische ökologie. pp. 37-39.

Lanz, K. and Scheuer, S. (2001). EU Water Policy under the Water Framework Directive. 81 pp. Brussels: EEB.