Multicountry workshop on Capacity building on compliance with environmental legislation, Module 2

Date: 10-12.09.2014
Place: Skopje, FYROM
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with EC TAIEX Unit

Within the preceding RENA programme, the overall objective of the ECENA Working Group has been defined as to improve the ability of ECENA member countries to implement and enforce the EU environmental and climate acquis by increasing the effectiveness of inspecting bodies and promoting compliance with environmental requirements.

The activities of ECENA planned under ECRAN, are to be built on the results achieved under RENA with the general conclusion that the work of inspectors and permit writers has to be more coordinated and connected to other activities within the environmental protection area. Hence there is a general recommendation that activity of WG 4 ECENA should be more of a cross cutting nature. This is particularly important as the work of this WG is dealing with both implementation and enforcement of the EU acquis. Cooperation with policy makers and law drafters has to be strengthened in order to enable developing better implementable legislation.

A first training workshop has been held in Croatia (20-22 May 2014). The present workshop is the second module in the series of the multicounty workshops to be held in each of the eight beneficiary countries.

The main subjects in the consecutive workshops are:

  • Inspection Management
  • Implementation IPPC/IED
  • Cross cutting issues IED
  • Common inspection/site visit

Objectives of the Workshop:

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

Specific Objective: Capacity building regarding compliance with environmental legislation through better understanding of implementation issues and identification of targeted solutions (training of inspectors and permit writers in cooperation with law drafters and policy makers)

Expected results

The following result is expected for this activity
  • improved functioning of environmental inspection and enforcement organizations;
  • streamlined working methods and implementation of best practice in the region moving towards EU standards.