ENV.net Serbia Seminar: Environmental Education in Schools

By Aida Ciro,

ENV.net team Serbia, organised the Second Annual Seminar for Teachers, on December 12, 2014., in Belgrade.  Over 50 participants were present from all levels of education institutions from pre-schools, elementary and secondary schools, to higher educational institutions (college and university).  The main topics discussed include different ideas and methods on how environmental education in schools could be enhanced and better represented in school curriculum.




ENV.net multi-stakeholder Conference on Chapter 27: about 200 participants

By Aida Ciro,

Chapter 27 within the EU accession negotiation, concerning environment, is among the most demanding and most expensive ones, and Serbia is faced with a “bumpy” road when it comes to harmonisation with the European standards, said the participants of the “Environment towards Europe” conference, held at Belgrade Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of World Environment DayHead of the European Integration Section of the EU Delegation to Serbia Freek Janmat said that a considerable part of the EUR200 million of pre-accession funds for the period 2014-2020 would be earmarked for environment. He said he expected Serbia would successfully face the challenges of harmonising domestic standards with the demanding EU regulations related to environment. State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Stana Božović said the negotiating Chapter 27 would be the most expensive, demanding, and serious one, adding that two thirds of all regulations and standards that need to be harmonised with the EU were related to environment.

EnE14/ENV.net Conference on June 5, 2014 (World Environment Day) in Belgrade, thematically focused on Chapter 27 of Serbian negotiation with EU, present strong  multi-stakeholder event (government-academia-industry-local communities-NGOs), with the presence and messages from representative of EU Delegation in Serbia, UN Resident Coordinator, OSCE and German Embassy, among others. See AGENDA , and Papers Proceedings.

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More about the Conference , including the presentations

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ENV.net with children, parents and teachers “cleaning up Serbia”

By Aida Ciro,

ENV.net Seria event 8ENV.net Seria event 16On May 10, 2014 ENV.net Serbia held workshops for preschoolers and first graders in front of the Centre of aquatic sports,” Ada Ciganlija”. Workshops were held in the framework of the project “Development of the ENV.net in West Balkans and Turkey: giving citizens a voice to influence the environmental process reforms for closer EU integration,” and at the same time  promoting EU “Let us clean up Europe!”  day.  The workshop was attended by children from Kindergarten “1001 radost” and elementary schools “Janko Veselinovic” and “Despot Stefan Lazarevic”.

Children actively participated in workshops and demonstrated a high level of knowledge on a given topic and a great interest.

Great moment was environmental performance “Ekosferci” which is the result of joint involvement of children, parents and teachers.

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More moments from this event in the gallery of pictures.

The ENV.net team is happy to announce the selection of the sub-grants in Serbia!

By Aida Ciro,

ENV.net Serbia received, within due deadline, 83 applications and through ENV.net transparent process 2 proposals  have been selected for funding:

– Association for protection and improvement of environment and built heritage – “Protego”,  Subotica: Species of plants and animals of special conservation concern in EU

– Centre for development of the Civil Society PROTECTA, Nis: My choice, my rights – healthy environment!

We are looking forward to work together with these grantees to support them in achieving ENV.net common goals.



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Upcoming ENV.net Conference acknowledged by Ministry

By Aida Ciro,

Serbian Ministry of Energy, Development and Environment positively respond, and will support upcoming ENV.net event: EnE14-ENV.net Conference, June 5 – 2014 in Belgrade . Having in mind that Thematic Focus of Conference is CHAPTER 27 : Environment and Climate Change , this is important milestone in CSOs-Government partnership and new opportunity for dialog and cooperation.

Environmental Education for future EU citizens

By Aida Ciro,

On December 20th, 2013, at the premises of Journalists’ Association of Serbia (UNS), Environmental Ambassadors organised the seminar „Environmental Education for Further EU Citizens“.  Almost 20 schools participated.

This participatory seminar was extremely successful!  Motivated teachers were interesting in all topics; however recycling and upcycling, as well as involving children as the environmental reporters, as the tool to educate youth (future EU citizens), had the most attention. ENV.net lecturers, as well as presenters from Slovenia and Macedonia,  contributed to the success of the seminar.


More Minutes from the Seminar

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Round-table on waste management in marinas, integrated water management and EU integration

By Aida Ciro,

November 22, 2013 –  in the premises of Tourist Organisation of Belgrade, successful Round-table on waste management in marinas, integrated water management and EU integration was organised. After ENV.net Serbia Team presentations, it was fruitful discussion, focused on national laws implementation gaps, as well as international and EU environmental related standards. Participants includes marine managers, different CSOs, city public enterprises and researchers.

The third ENV.net partnership meeting in Milan, November 2013

By Aida Ciro,

The third partnership meeting of organizations from six countries participating in ENV.net Project is being held from 5-8. November, 2013., in Milan, Italy. 

The first day was dedicated to presentation of activities undertaken in the last months and description in details how each partner organisation is planning to implement activities foreseen in the project strategy in 2014.  In the afternoon of the 1st day  a practical training session on the use of social networks was delivered by Claudia Vago, consultant.
The 2nd day was dedicated to the EEB Training session on advocacy and monitoring the approximation process to the environmental acquis. In the 3rd day, a Training of Trainer (ToT) was organised in order to identify a common methodology to be used, followed by a short information session on how to use the website, to add pages and posts.  The 4th day was focused in defining the project strategy and specific activities for 2014.

Moments from the Meeting in the Gallery of pictures.

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