What does the EU accession in the Western Balkans and Turkey mean for the environment? What is the role of CSOs in this process? Will the state of environmental protection be improved or not?
If you are interested in these questions please join us at the WEBINAR: ENVIRONMENTAL APPROXIMATION IN WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEY, on Wednesday 24th February and Thursday 25th February.
If you are interested in participation, please send us an e-mail at: email@example.com by Sunday 21st February 2016, with the following info: Name, organisation, town, country and a telephone number (in case we will need to call you regarding logistics).
On Monday 22nd February, you will receive information how to log in to the webinar. You’ll need a sound Internet connection and a web browser with flash installed.
You can find the agenda lower in this post or you can download it here.
The webinar is organized as part of an EU funded project Advocacy NGOs networks for sustainable use of energy and natural resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey – ETNAR (IPA-CSF-2014-351-683). The project is coordinated by Zelena akcija/FoE Croatia. Project partners are:Green Home from Montenegro, Center for Environment and Center for Ecology and Energy from Bosnia and Herzegovina, CEKOR from Serbia, Henrich Böll Foundation from Germany, Friends of the Earth International from the Netherlands, Friends of the Earth Europe from Belgium, OAA from Albania, and DEM and Eko-Svest from Macedonia.
14.30 – 15.30
THE SCOPE OF CHAPTER 27 – ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Presented and explained by Željka Leljak Gracin, Zelena akcija / FOE Croatia
The purpose of this session is to make an overview of the scope of EU legislation on environmental issues – Chapter 27
16.00 – 17.30
EXPERIENCE OF INTERNATIONAL AND EU BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN INFLUENCING EU ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
Online panel on EU environmental legislation from the perspective of European environmental CSOs: European Environmental Bureou (EEB),
Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE) and Justice and Environment (J&E).
We will present some analysis on the issues of EU Horizontal legislation, Climate and Nature protection legislation and any other example. After 15-20 min presentations we will have a debate on how EU CSOs can influence EU legislation and policies and how CSOs from the region can access the information and contribute to the discussion.
14.30 – 15.30
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION AND EU ACESSION PROCESS IN WESTERN BALKANS & TURKEY
a) ETNAR Analysis (20-30 min) 14.30 – 15.00
Environmental legislation overview and legal toolkit – Presented by Željka Leljak Gracin
b) ENVI NET analysis (20-30 min) 15.00- 15.30.
Monitoring matrix – (http://monitoringmatrix.env-net.org) – Presented by Eleonora Puddu from PUNTO.SUD, a project partner of the EnviNet IPA CSF project partnership.
c) Chapter 27 accession process and monitoring situation in different Western Balkan Countries and Turkey (16.00 – 17.30)
What is the situation now, what are CSOs doing, how the process has been developing.
Discussion – questions & answers – future monitoring of EU accession in the region, how we can support each other in the process, info, knowledge and skill sharing