Multi country Capacity Building workshop on compliance with environmental legislation

Date: 21-23.04.2015
Place: Kolasin, Pljevlja, Montenegro
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat in cooperation with the EC TAIEX Unit

A first training workshop has been held in Croatia (20-22 May 2014) followed by a workshop in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (10-12 September 2014) and Turkey (18 – 20 November 2014). The present workshop is the fourth module in the series of the multi-country 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

General 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).

Target group

The target institutions and beneficiaries are the environmental inspectors and permit writers of the Ministries of Environment in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. Each beneficiary country is entitled to nominate up to four representatives to attend this regional training.

Expected Results of the training
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.

* This 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.