The Avosetta Group is a small informal group of lawyers whose main purpose is to further the development of environmental law in the European Union and its Member States. Avosetta is the Latin name of a rare bird which resulted in the European Court of Justice establishing far-reaching principles of European nature protection law in the German Leybucht Case. It has its own website on www.avosetta.org.
Those participating in Avosetta are invited due to the recognition of their distinction in European environmental law, and they take part in a personal and independent capacity. Nevertheless, Avosetta discussions aim to reflect a comprehensive cross-section of legal cultures within Europe. The Avosetta Series, published by Europa Law Publishing, publishes texts that present innovative discourse on European Environmental Law.