All countries: ENV.net training programme
Distance learning courses:
a) "CSOs activism and participation", the new ENV.net course on how to develop an advocacy and lobbying strategy and to influence the decision making process: Next e-trainings: 1st - 15th March 2016
b) â€œSocial media, Activism and participationâ€, The ENV.net course on social media (read more): Next e-trainings: 17th - 31st March 2016.
c) â€œGet funding from the European Unionâ€: the course developed by ENV.net regards the EU as resource partner (read more). Next e-trainings: 7th - 21th March 2016
To take part, interested participants should first register to the ENV.net e-learning platform here and then choose the course to attend from the "course catalogue". Further inquiries about the course may be sent to email@example.com (or click here).
In-country news: ENV.net in action
Albania will revise the law that banns waste import. A new concept will be introduced, as there should be a concrete division between waste and the raw material for recycling as plastic, letter and colored metals. This comes as a need and a request from the recycling industry due to the lack of raw material for this industry and the ones that come from the import is basically covering only 30% of the industry capacity. The government is working on a legal framework package for the Albania recycling companies, which soon will be discussed with the groups of interests.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Focus group on Development of environmental investigating journalism in the Republic of Macedonia.
Representatives from ENV.net Macedonia were invited to participate in a focus group discussion realized within the frame of the project â€œDevelopment of environmental investigating journalism in the Republic of Macedoniaâ€ implemented by Florozon â€“ Skopje and supported by the European Commission. At the meeting, that was held on 12th February, in Skopje, participated representatives of 10 CSOs and journalists (read more
Seminar: To protect our waters and water basins.
The seminar, organized by ETNAR and DEM, which was held on 9-10 February 2016 in Skopje, was intended to raise public awareness about the connection between the use of land and forests and the protection of water resources. Representatives from ENV.net Macedonia took active part in this two day seminar (read more
Call for Proposals: Active Citizens for Greener Future.
The restricted call for proposals â€œActive Citizens for Greener Futureâ€ was closed on 15th February 2016. Applications submitted under this call were evaluated by the ENV.net partners with assistance of external assessors. Official announcement of the awarded applicants and signature of contracts is envisaged to take place during the first week of March, 2016 (read more
Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99):
ATRC participated in the meeting upon invitation sent by EU Office in Kosovo to interested organizations from local civil society in Kosovo to contribute their knowledge and information into the forthcoming Stabilization and Association Process Dialogues (SAPDs) on Transport, Environment, Energy and Regional Development.
The main purpose of the meeting was to gather ideas and viewpoints of the civil society on the above issues, in view of the preparations for the SAPD discussions with Kosovo authorities. Topics discussed were: energy, transport and environment (read more
ENV.net partner from Serbia, Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development, is inviting all interested participants to register for the Regional Conference â€Environment to Europe EnE16 â€“ ENV.netâ€, which will be held on June 6th 2016 in Belgrade. Thematic area this year is Climate Change and Sustainability of Resources. The conference is an opportunity for institutions, organizations and experts to present their research and exchange viewpoints regarding climate change and sustainable use of natural resources (read more
Turkey: Representatives from NGOs and Universities have met with the Chief Negotiator for Climate Change of Turkey
On 24th February, representatives from several NGOs and academic institutions (including representatives the Turkish ENV.net partner TEMA Foundation) have participated to a meeting with Turkeyâ€™s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, Prof. Mehmet Emin BirpÄ±nar, to discuss the outlook of Turkeyâ€™s climate policy after the COP21 (read more
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Training was held in Istanbul
The Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation has organised trainings in different regions of Turkey, within the framework of â€œThe Technical Assistance for Implementation of the By-Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Projectâ€. Turkish ENV.Net partner TEMA Foundation attended the fourth SEA training which was held on 3-5 February in Istanbul (read more