20.02.2016. - Invitation to the webinar:

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: info@etnar.net 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.

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.

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AGENDA

24.02.2015. Wednesday

SESSION I

SCOPE OF THE CHAPTER 27 – ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

14.30 – 15.30

Presented by Željka Leljak Gracin, Zelena akcija / FOE Croatia, (zeljka@zelena-akcija.hr)

The purpose of this session is to make an overview of the scope of the EU legislation on environmental issues – Chapter 27

SESSION II

EXPERIENCE OF INTERNATIONAL AND EU BASED ORGANIZATIONS ON INFLUENCE OF EU ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES

16.00 – 17.30

Online panel on EU environmental legislation from the perspective of European environmental CSOs:

European Environmental Buiro – EEB – Pieter Depous (pieter.depous@eeb.org)
Friends of the Earth Europe – FOEE – Robbie Blake (robbie.blake@foeeurope.org), David Heller (david.heller@foeeurope.org)
Justice and Environment –Agenes Gajdics (agnes.gajdics@gmail.com)

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.

25.02.2016. Thursday

SESSION III

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION AND EU ACESSION PROCESS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS & TURKEY

14.30 – 17.30

a) ETNAR Analysis 14.30 – 15.00
Environmental legislation overview and legal toolkit – Presented by Željka Leljak Gracin, Zelena akcija (zeljka@zelena-akcija.hr)

b) ENVI NET analysis 15.00 – 15.30
Monitoring matrix – (http://monitoringmatrix.env-net.org) – Presented by Eleonora Puddu from PUNTO.SUD and Nataša Žugić Drakulić, Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development (EASD) (natasa@educons.edu.rs) project partners of the EnviNet IPA CSF project partnership.

c) Chapter 27 accession process and monitoring situation in different countries Western Balkan Countries and Turkey 16.00 – 17.30
What is the situation now, what are CSOs doing, how the process has been developing. The purpose of the session is to discuss what is the situation now in a particular country, what are CSOs doing, how the process has been developing and what would be advices or lessons learned for CSOs that others can use or at least be aware of.

The session will be moderated, and we hope to have 10 min for each country in the order of speaking:

1. Croatia – what we can learn from EU accession in Croatia – Željka Leljak Gracin, Zelena akcija / FOE Croatia zeljka@zelena-akcija.hr
2. Montenegro – CSOs participation in the process – Nataša Kovačević, natasa.kovacevic@greenhome.co.me
3. Serbia – CSOs participation in the process; Nataša Đereg, CEKOR; nadjereg@gmail.com
4. Turkey – Ethemcan Turhan, Eko Collective, (ethemcan@gmail.com)
5. FYR Macedonia – Jasmina Said, EKO-SVEST (jasmina@ekosvest.com.mk)
6. Albania – Ermelinda Mahmutaj, EDEN center, (ermelinda.mahmutaj@eden-al.org)

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

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