IPA 128287:Environment
Supported projects•  CONSERVATION  •  226605: Partnership actions for biodiversity protection in     Western Balkan  •  22...
Project  226605: PARTNERSHIPACTIONS FOR BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION IN WESTERN         BALKAN
Outputs and results•  Networking – total of 92 environmental NGOs networked in SER &   MNE - “Network is the most signific...
Outputs and resultswww.mis.org.rs/vss/pages/sr/ekoloski-programi/biodiverzitet/partnerske-akcije-za-zastitu-biodivrziteta/...
What’s next ?•    Both NGO networks keep working on implementing strategies and action     plans; Strengthening actions in...
Project226298: WINGS ACROSS     THE BALKANS
Outputs and results - capacities•  increased capacities of seven grass-root CSOs in   the western Balkans•  increased work...
Outputs and results - conservation•  designation process of protected areas (PAs)•  conservation status of seven pilot are...
Outputs and results - advocacy•    meetings with relevant authorities intensified•    meetings and round tables with stake...
What’s next ?•  established network “ornis balcanica” as   baseline for future project collaboration and   share of experi...
Project  226312: EUROPEANPARTNERSHIP FOR LOCAL    GREEN AGENDAS
General info•  Project leader: Milieukontakt International,   Amsterdam•  Partners: KOCKA, Macedonia•  EDEN Center, Albani...
Final beneficiaries•  Local citizens in the targeted municipalities•  Environmental civil society networks in   Macedonia,...
Outputs and results•    Regional group of trainers established and trained on     development, implementation, monitoring ...
What’s next ?•  Increased capacity of the regional network•  At least 80 environmental CSOs joining the   network•  Networ...
Project226307: AREAS OF NATURAL VALUE
Outputs and results (1)Tools developed	     1.  Monument of Nature Vrelo Bosne - the model for calculation of compensation...
Outputs and results (2)Capacity building trainings:    1.  Training for AONV managers,    2.  Training for environmental r...
Outputs and results (3)
Outputs and results (4)
What’s next ?•  Establishment of AONV management   structure in Montenegro?•  Financial means for implementation of   tool...
Project  226317: BUILDINGCAPACITY ON EU NATURECONSERVATION POLICIES
Outputs and results            •  Training guidelines for involving CSOs in the               implementation of EU nature-...
Outputs and resultsIncreased capacities of CSOs in FYROM, MNE and SER on the process ofimplementation of the EU environmen...
Outputs and resultsBest practices in conservation and sustainabledevelopment transferred from the EU to the region.       ...
Next steps•  Implementation of Building capacity for  conservation project•  Connected for Nature - Regional partnerships ...
Project227368: ENFORCEMENT OFTHE AARHUS CONVENTIONIN THE ADRIATIC REGION       COUNTRIES
Outputs and resultsTraining program for lawyers, judges andjournalists - 26 trained legal and mediaprofessionals from the ...
Final international Conference - more than 100participants from 12 countries, patronage of thePresident of the Republic of...
Project Follow-upEducational module of the CroatianJudicial Academy (Sept 2011, 69 judgesattendees) the pilot module held ...
Articles on the project published by the educationalmodule participants in periodicals of Associations ofLawyers in Croati...
Project 227089: BALKAN E-WASTE MANAGEMENT ADVOCACY        NETWORKBalkan E-Waste ManagementAdvocacy Networkwww.bewman.eu
Outputs and results (1)•  CSOs have capacities to deal with and advocate     for proper e-waste management.•    Informed c...
Outputs and results (2)•  Resources (booklet, guide, promotional materials,   and website)•  Videos for creative re-use an...
What’s next ?•  Network meeting in October to create strategy for     future work. Support by TACSO•    Stronger network• ...
You can still support us!Website: www.bewman.euSocial media (hash tag #bewman):Facebook: www.fb.me/bewmanTwitter: www.twit...
Project    227131: CAPACITY BUILDING FOR BANNING    AND PHASING OUTASBESTOS IS WEST BALKAN   COUNTRIES - KAPAZ
Outputs and results (1)•  KAPAZ - Network for banning and phasing out   asbestos in WBC establise•  http://www.noforasbest...
Outputs and results (2)•  For the first time it is prepared Study about   Current Situation with Asbestos in West Balkan  ...
What’s next ?•  Further development of KAPAZ Network.•  Futher lobying and pressure on authorities for   asbestos ban in W...
For more info about the projects visit: sites.google.com/site/ipa128287
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Thematic presentations from grantees under the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) call for proposals 128287as part of the “Partnership Actions” of the IPA 2008 programme of the Civil Society Facility dealing with safety & health at work; energy efficiency or the environment.

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Closing Conference for IPA 128287 - Partnership Actions on Environment

  1. 1. IPA 128287:Environment
  2. 2. Supported projects•  CONSERVATION •  226605: Partnership actions for biodiversity protection in Western Balkan •  226298: Wings across the Balkans •  226312: European Partnership for Local Green Agendas •  226307: Areas of natural value •  226317: Building capacity on EU nature conservation policies •  227368: Enforcement of the Aarhus convention in the Adriatic region countries•  WASTE MANAGEMENT: •  227089: Balkan E-waste Management Advocacy Network •  227131: Capacity Building for Banning and Phasing out Asbestos is West Balkan Countries - KAPAZ
  3. 3. Project 226605: PARTNERSHIPACTIONS FOR BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION IN WESTERN BALKAN
  4. 4. Outputs and results•  Networking – total of 92 environmental NGOs networked in SER & MNE - “Network is the most significant change that happened to me in last 730 days (during this project)! Working with others on different project activities made me understand the importance of being networked and made me become motivated to do the things for network functioning”.•  Capacity building on networking, policy, advocacy and communication & sharing experience from/in the region (CRO, BiH, AL) & EU (P2P)•  Raised awareness of importance of innovative EU Env. Policies: 15 local actions, 6 newsletters and Natura2000 blog with more then 200 posts, read by 5.000 people in 35 countries – STILL ALIVE!! http://ngonatura2000.blogspot.com/
  5. 5. Outputs and resultswww.mis.org.rs/vss/pages/sr/ekoloski-programi/biodiverzitet/partnerske-akcije-za-zastitu-biodivrziteta/aktivnosti-na-projektu-partnerske-akcije-za-zastitu-biodiverziteta.phpwww.youtube.com/watch?v=FQFGpxDKRIM&feature=player_embeddedcroatia.panda.org/dinarski_luk/partnerske_akcije_za_zatitu_biodiverziteta_na_zapadnom_balkanu/
  6. 6. What’s next ?•  Both NGO networks keep working on implementing strategies and action plans; Strengthening actions in local communities; Sustaining cooperation with Governmental institutions•  Constant fundraising for identified needs in the field of EU environmental (and related) acquis in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia•  Development of joint project(s) on transboundary and regional level to safeguard biodiversity and secure development of the region – i.e. “Promotion of socio-economic benefits from Natura 2000”•  Lobbying for better understanding and stronger support to environmental NGOs within Civil Society FacilityJ•  Communication and cooperation with EC and EU Delegations (on progress reports, on nature protection specific issues – quality of SEA/EIA, hydropower)
  7. 7. Project226298: WINGS ACROSS THE BALKANS
  8. 8. Outputs and results - capacities•  increased capacities of seven grass-root CSOs in the western Balkans•  increased working staff (each organisation)•  developed strategical and organisational planning (financial, conservation, volunteers and members)•  active network beyond the scope of the project•  → three trainings
  9. 9. Outputs and results - conservation•  designation process of protected areas (PAs)•  conservation status of seven pilot areas improved (protected areas, IBAs, SPAs)•  field data collected & threats identified•  conservation action plans developed and communicated•  number of current IBAs extended and update (96-189 IBAs)
  10. 10. Outputs and results - advocacy•  meetings with relevant authorities intensified•  meetings and round tables with stakeholders held•  gap analysis: national law vs. European Directive•  numerous complaint letters submitted (bad hunting practices, poor EIAs, law inconsistencies)•  increased collaboration with relevant authorities•  target CSOs increased their visibility•  plenty of awareness raising materials disseminated•  emerging policy issues identified
  11. 11. What’s next ?•  established network “ornis balcanica” as baseline for future project collaboration and share of experience•  regular meetings (October 2012, Macedonia)•  several project proposals (regional, multilateral, bilateral) developed and submitted•  development of experts for policy sectors (agriculture, energy,..)
  12. 12. Project 226312: EUROPEANPARTNERSHIP FOR LOCAL GREEN AGENDAS
  13. 13. General info•  Project leader: Milieukontakt International, Amsterdam•  Partners: KOCKA, Macedonia•  EDEN Center, Albania•  OZON, Montenegro•  Project Title: “European Partnership for Local Green Agendas”
  14. 14. Final beneficiaries•  Local citizens in the targeted municipalities•  Environmental civil society networks in Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro•  Local governments (one in Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro)
  15. 15. Outputs and results•  Regional group of trainers established and trained on development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Green Agenda strategies.•  A Green Agenda focal point appointed in each municipality.•  3 priorities from 3 Green Agenda strategies implemented•  Network of watchdog CSOs monitoring the implementation of the Green Agenda established in the implementing municipalities.•  Wider Western Balkans watchdog CSO network initiated•  Participating municipalities are more transparent in activities impacting local environment.•  LGs take into account environmental principles in local policies.•  An experience sharing tool developed•  A best practices toolkit prepared
  16. 16. What’s next ?•  Increased capacity of the regional network•  At least 80 environmental CSOs joining the network•  Network members participate in development and implementation of national policies and strategies•  The regional network will be able to influence regional policies
  17. 17. Project226307: AREAS OF NATURAL VALUE
  18. 18. Outputs and results (1)Tools developed 1.  Monument of Nature Vrelo Bosne - the model for calculation of compensation fee for landowners in nucleus of Monument of Nature Vrelo Bosne. 2.  Upper Course of River Dretulja - extraction of aider tree and other woody hydrophilic species and their use as biomass for public heating system. 3.  Mountain Ljubišnja – set of tools focused on organization of local communities, local product offer and sales organization, branding of local products, waste management, tourism development, infrastructure development, and individual projects.
  19. 19. Outputs and results (2)Capacity building trainings: 1.  Training for AONV managers, 2.  Training for environmental rangers 3.  Training for all stakeholders on raising the fund.
  20. 20. Outputs and results (3)
  21. 21. Outputs and results (4)
  22. 22. What’s next ?•  Establishment of AONV management structure in Montenegro?•  Financial means for implementation of tools developed?•  Continuity in involving local community in development of touristic offer?
  23. 23. Project 226317: BUILDINGCAPACITY ON EU NATURECONSERVATION POLICIES
  24. 24. Outputs and results •  Training guidelines for involving CSOs in the implementation of EU nature-related policies •  Case studies showcasing three EU nature conservation policies
  25. 25. Outputs and resultsIncreased capacities of CSOs in FYROM, MNE and SER on the process ofimplementation of the EU environmental policies and strategies.Training http://www.iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/europe/about/places/belgrade/news/?8592/EU-Nature-related-Policies-trainingStudy tour http://www.iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/europe/about/places/belgrade/news/?8969/Pre-accession-action-crucial-for-nature
  26. 26. Outputs and resultsBest practices in conservation and sustainabledevelopment transferred from the EU to the region. Rural Development http://www.dem-en.blogspot.com/ 2010/12/workshop-in-probistip- macedonia.html NATURA2000 http://www.iucn.org/about/union/ secretariat/offices/europe/about/ places/belgrade/news/?8936/EU- Conservation-directives-in-Serbia Green Infrastructure http://www.mgreens.co.me/news.php? a=s&vid=187
  27. 27. Next steps•  Implementation of Building capacity for conservation project•  Connected for Nature - Regional partnerships across the Western Balkans and Iceland
  28. 28. Project227368: ENFORCEMENT OFTHE AARHUS CONVENTIONIN THE ADRIATIC REGION COUNTRIES
  29. 29. Outputs and resultsTraining program for lawyers, judges andjournalists - 26 trained legal and mediaprofessionals from the Region, increasedawareness and further promotion of AarhusConvention standards in the Adriatic Region.Seminars proceedings - a manual for practitionersand students, 150-page handbook gatheringtheoretical introduction, elaboration of legalinstitutes connected with the AC, a thoroughoverview of legislation and practice in the Region,and best practice examples from EU countries - thevery first of this kind in the RegionManual for media - contributes to an overall betterunderstanding of the AC of media representatives
  30. 30. Final international Conference - more than 100participants from 12 countries, patronage of thePresident of the Republic of Croatia, of the Ministry ofEnvironmental Protection, Physical Planning andConstruction and the Ministry of JusticeInformation and communication platformhttp://aarhus.zelena-istra.hr/ - interactiveweb-platform for CSOs from the Region, potential forfuture common projects
  31. 31. Project Follow-upEducational module of the CroatianJudicial Academy (Sept 2011, 69 judgesattendees) the pilot module held by projectseminars participants, pioneering synergybetween a CSO and the Judicial AcademyFirst steps taken in B&H by the OSCE Aarhus Center for thereplication of the Croatian scenario of institutionalizingeducation of judges and public prosecutors regarding the AarhusConvention and environmental law in general.Project publication printed in a new edition - Manual formedia in B&H
  32. 32. Articles on the project published by the educationalmodule participants in periodicals of Associations ofLawyers in Croatia and Bosnia and HerzegovinaContinuation of the cross-border cooperation with project partners on AC themes:participation at the seminar “Support to the Implementation of the Aarhus Convention in SEERegion” (MDP Initiatives and the OSCE), Sarajevo and Teslić Dec 2011.Follow-up project submitted by Green Istria in October 2011 - CIVIL DIALOGUE FOR ABETTER ENVIRONMENT - Enabling environmental civil society organisations to monitor andfoster implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Croatia. Goals of the project are to buildcapacities of environmental CSO for the monitoring and implementation of the AarhusConvention with the emphasis on access to justice, and to enhance cooperation between localand central governments, ECSOs and academic institutions in the implementation of theAarhus Convention
  33. 33. Project 227089: BALKAN E-WASTE MANAGEMENT ADVOCACY NETWORKBalkan E-Waste ManagementAdvocacy Networkwww.bewman.eu
  34. 34. Outputs and results (1)•  CSOs have capacities to deal with and advocate for proper e-waste management.•  Informed citizens about the dangerous aspects•  The media is aware of the e-waste topic, which resulted in more interest and articles on e-waste.•  The businesses are informed where and how they should discard their equipment, as a result of the public events and media coverage.•  Cooperation with governments on e-waste legislations Balkan E-Waste Management Advocacy Network www.bewman.eu
  35. 35. Outputs and results (2)•  Resources (booklet, guide, promotional materials, and website)•  Videos for creative re-use and educational purpose•  Detailed research and assessment of the current situation of management and quantities of e- waste. Baseline for future work. Infographic to visually present the resultsBalkan E-Waste ManagementAdvocacy Networkwww.bewman.eu
  36. 36. What’s next ?•  Network meeting in October to create strategy for future work. Support by TACSO•  Stronger network•  Advocacy for implementation of e-waste legislations•  Trainings of authorized persons in the position “Waste Manager” for (e)waste management•  Support for e-waste management Balkan E-Waste Management Advocacy Network www.bewman.eu
  37. 37. You can still support us!Website: www.bewman.euSocial media (hash tag #bewman):Facebook: www.fb.me/bewmanTwitter: www.twitter.com/bewman_euFlickr: www.flickr.com/photos/bewmanLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/balkan-e-waste-management-advocacy-networkYouTube: www.youtube.com/user/bewmaneu Balkan E-Waste Management Advocacy Network www.bewman.eu
  38. 38. Project 227131: CAPACITY BUILDING FOR BANNING AND PHASING OUTASBESTOS IS WEST BALKAN COUNTRIES - KAPAZ
  39. 39. Outputs and results (1)•  KAPAZ - Network for banning and phasing out asbestos in WBC establise•  http://www.noforasbestos.net•  For the first time web portal and online software tools (expert system) for managing asbestos in premises are published on some West Balkan languages (Macedonian, Serbian, and Bosnian).•  For the first time in the participating West Balkan Countries public available educational materials were published (four illustrated educational brochures and a training guide based on EU best practices on local languages).
  40. 40. Outputs and results (2)•  For the first time it is prepared Study about Current Situation with Asbestos in West Balkan Countries which analyses current legal situation with asbestos in West Balkan Countries and reveals necessary steps toward harmonization of national with EU legislative.•  For the first time in participating West Balkan Countries action plans for dealing with asbestos issue on European way are prepared and forwarded to national authorities for further processing and implementation.
  41. 41. What’s next ?•  Further development of KAPAZ Network.•  Futher lobying and pressure on authorities for asbestos ban in WBC.•  Implementation of developed Action Plans.•  Monitoring implementation.•  Development of legal systems for compensation of asbestos victims.
  42. 42. For more info about the projects visit: sites.google.com/site/ipa128287

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