National Workshop on Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment in the Industrial Sector (energy, construction of hydroelectric power plants and wind parks)

Date: 21-22.03.2016, 23-24.03.2016
Place: Pristina, Kosovo1*
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 EIA/SEA is the second event within the ToT scheme to be organized in Kosovo*. The training has been designed as two training sessions with the same agenda, for participants coming from different parts of Kosovo*.

Wider Objective:

To introduce concept of SEA/EIA/ (Environmental Permits) to Environmental Inspectorate, Ministry of Economic Development, Municipalities, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Rural Development, Energy Regulatory Office , NGO.

Specific Objectives:

  • To explain main steps of SEA/EIA/ procedure;
  • To find linkages and differences between SEA/EIA in the Environmental consents;
  • To illustrate good EIA practice on case examples;
  • To test the draft training package;
  • To improve training skills of trainers involved in the ToT scheme.

Expected Results:

  • Increased understanding of SEA/EIA/, principles and options for its practical application among participants;
  • Increased training skills of trainers involved in the ToT;
  • Comments received on the training materials to be considered in its further updates.

1This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.