Capacity Building on compliance with legislation on trans frontier shipment of waste

Date: 02-03.07.2014
Place: Vukovar, Croatia with site visit to Bajakovo Border Crossing Point
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat in cooperation with the EC TAIEX Unit

In 1994 the Council Regulation 259/93 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community, came into force. One of the main purposes of the European waste regulation is to prevent the shipment of environmentally harmful waste to countries that do not have the provisions to cope with these wastes. Another purpose is to take care of the environmentally sound processing of the waste. The regulation has been replaced by the Waste Shipment Regulation 1013/2006 in 2007. The enforcement of this Waste Shipment Regulation WSR (further referred to as WSR) is a competence of individual Member States. For an effective and efficient enforcement, organizations have to cooperate over their national borders as trans-boundary movements of wastes exceed these borders.

Objectives of the Workshop:

Wider objective: increasing the effectiveness of inspection bodies and promoting compliance with environmental requirements

Specific objectives: Increased capacity in SEE in the field implementation of elements of the WSR, increased insight in related compliance and enforcement mechanisms and knowledge about performing inspections.

Expected results of the meeting:

The following results are expected for this activity scheme

• Improved knowledge base on WSR and required legal and institutional requirements with compliance, and enforcement aspects at key staff of the Environment Ministries and institutions on the subject;

• Strengthened regional network of SEE professionals and experts on TFS with its compliance and enforcement aspects.

General preparations to keep in mind for this workshop

• Transport from the venue to the road inspection spot

• Briefing space

• Safety measure (jackets, helmets, gloves, etc.)

• Sub group leaders to guide the participants through the exercise

• Equipment (Photo camera, container chain, etc.)

• Lunch/ coffee/tea/water on site available

• Washrooms

Participation from relevant authorities: Environmental Inspectorate, Customs, Border CONTROL; Police, Traffic Inspectorate, etc.