Balkan E-Waste Management Advocacy Network (BEWMAN) Metamorphosis Foundation Civil Society Facility Partnership Actions Kick-off Meeting, March 25-26, Brussels
Republic of Macedonia (EU candidate)
United Kingdom of G.B. & N.E. (EU member)
Republic of Croatia (EU candidate)
Republic of Serbia
Republic of Bulgaria (EU member)
EU: e-Waste Legal Framework
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE Directive)
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS Directive)
Balkans e-Waste Issues
Environmental CSOs and CSOs working on ICT issues lack knowledge on e-waste management.
The citizens in general remain unaware of the consequences of improper e-waste management.
Lack of valid statistical data that can serve as tool for lobbying and advocacy.
Lack of legal and institutional frameworks
Lack of infrastructure providing e-waste disposal solutions
There are no regional networks that facilitate cooperation regarding e-waste management
To improve the legal and institutional framework that enables proper e-waste management in Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria.
Specific objectives :
Developed network for regional cooperation and knowledge exchange on e-waste management between four Balkan countries based on good practices from the EU.
Increased capacities of CSOs from Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria for lobbying and advocacy concerning e-waste management issues.
Raised awareness about proper e-waste management among citizens, government officials, businesses, NGOs and media.
Metamorphosis Foundation (MK)
ComputerAid International (UK)
Bozic & sons. (assoc.)
BlueLink Foundation (BG)
BEWMAN Target Groups
on central and local level
BEWMAN Activities Public events Local Capacity building of CSOs National Study visits (EU the Balkans) Regional Conference on e-waste management Training of trainers (EU the Balkans) 4 knowledge exchange Workshops Regional Multilingual BEWMAN resource website International Instrument Level of action
Information Flow Metamorphosis CSO1 CSO2 CSO10 ZaMirNet CSO1 CSO2 CSO10……. Protecta CSO1 CSO2 CSO10 BlueLink CSO1 CSO2 CSO10 Computer Aid BEWMAN Mac. National network Ser. National network Bul. National network Cro. National network Fig. 1. Knowledge flow within BEWMAN
BEWMAN Estimated Results
Cooperation and dissemination of good practices on e-waste management between relevant stakeholders is enhanced.
CSOs capacities for lobbying and advocacy on e-waste management issues are built
Public awareness on e-waste management improved
E-waste management standards and policies introduced to target groups
The media coverage of the e-waste management topic is augmented
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