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The Faculty of Law of the Rovira i Virgili University has been teaching and carrying out research into environmental law since it was created in 1992.

The Alcalde Pere Lloret Centre for Environmental Law in Tarragona (CEDAT), founded in 2007, is a project that involves the Tarragona Town Council, the Tarragona Water Board (EMATSA), the Tarragona Transport Company (EMT) and the Rovira i Virgili University, in 2010 has joined the company Servicio Municipal de Vivienda y Actuaciones Urbanas SA (SMHAUSA). It is the result of a long history of collaboration between the Tarragona Town Council and the Department of Public Law of the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) in the field of environmental law, and it represents the institutionalization of this collaboration.

The Centre bears the name of Alcalde Pere Lloret for his double role as a leading jurist and mayor of Tarragona, and in recognition of his defence of democratic principles and human values in the governance of the city of Tarragona.

The objectives of CEDAT are to generate and socialize knowledge in the field of environmental law and, in particular, in the world of local management and administration.

The Rovira i Virgili University has gradually become a reference point in Catalonia and Spain for environmental law thanks to continual hard work and a desire to improve that is still very much a characteristic of the people who work there every day to provide support to other people and institutions.

The experience and knowledge acquired over the years is made available to society through teaching—every year there are new students on the master’s course—, through research that opens up new paths to knowledge in environmental law, and through transfer, which provides solutions to practical problems that society needs to solve.

Dr. Antoni Pigrau

Professor of Public International Law and International Relations
Director of CEDAT