National Workshop on linkages and differences SEA/EIA/IPPC – Southern Albania

Date: 16-17.11.2015
Place: Tirana, Albania
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with EC TAIEX Unit

The authorities as well as other stakeholders at the national and sub-national levels play an important role in SEA/EIA implementation in each ECRAN beneficiary country. Therefore it is important to create a core group of the trainers in the ECRAN countries to ensure the knowledge transfer to the sub-national levels within individual countries. For this purpose, the ‘Training of trainers’ scheme has been developed within ECRAN Environmental Assessment Working Group, which consists of altogether three (ToT) events inviting 3 trainers from each country. In between the ToT workshops the trainers are supposed to conduct training(s) in their countries. The national workshop on SEA is the first events within the ToT scheme to be organized in Albania, this particular workshop for the participants from Southern Albania.

Wider Objective:

To introduce concept of SEA/EIA/IPPC (Environmental Permits) to the Regional Environmental Agencies, Regional Environmental Inspectorate, Regional Governance staff

Specific Objectives:

  1. To explain main steps of SEA/EIA/IPPC procedure;
  2. To find linkages and differences between SEA/EIA/IPPC;
  3. To illustrate good EIA practice on case examples;
  4. To test the draft training package;
  5. To improve training skills of trainers involved in the ToT scheme.

The expected results are:
  1. Increased understanding of SEA/EIA/IPPC principles and options for its practical application; among participants
  2. Increased training skills of trainers involved in the ToT;
  3. Comments received on the training materials to be considered in its further update.