Multi-beneficiary Regional Workshop on the NEC Directive

Date: 26-28.05.2015
Place: Tirana, Albania
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat in cooperation with the EC TAIEX Unit

With the help of a questionnaire the training needs of ECRAN beneficiaries on air quality was assessed. Based on the replies the second out of up to four trainings will be held in late May in Tirana, Albania. Overall the training aims at providing assistance to the implementation of the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC-Directive, Dir. 2001/81/EC):

  1. Emission inventories for the four NEC pollutants;
  2. Emission projections;
  3. National NEC programmes

The main subjects in the consecutive workshops could be, dependent on the beneficiaries needs:

  • Implementation of the Stage II VOC Petrol Directive;
  • Implementation of Sulphur Content in Liquid Fuels Directive.

Objectives of the Meeting

Capacity building regarding improving emission inventories, developing projections for emissions, and developing and implementing programmes to reduce emissions of the pollutants and to achieve certain targets, and thus assisting ECRAN countries in the implementation of air quality related directives.

Expected Results of the meeting

The expected results are: improved understanding of the requirements of the NEC Directive and their effective implementation; exchange of information on the topics described above between ECRAN countries and European Member States.