EESC’s Opinion on the role of civil society in EU-Serbia relations

By invitation of the Delegation of the European Union  in Serbia, EASD Serbia representative participated   to the public hearing by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Study Group ,  held in Belgrade on  30 January 2014. The main purpose of this public hearing was presentation  and discussion of  EESC opinion on The role of[…..] Serbia participate at participatory thematic meeting on IPA II programming

On January 30, 2014  in the premises of the Government of Serbia Office for European Integration held a thematic meeting of the SECO mechanism (established in Serbia in 2011,  enabling civil society participation in planning and monitoring of EU and other international development assistance) . EASD  – Serbia is the leading organization for SECO sector environment and energy, together with  CEKOR – Center[…..]

Assessment of the Environmental Events of 2013 (Turkey)

In 2013 while the threat posed by large-scale investments were in the public agenda, growing local environmental resistances and achievements provided hope. While the construction of projects that jeopardize Istanbul’s last forests , wetlands , grasslands and agricultural lands accelerated, local movements all over Anatolia that embrace nature continued. TEMA Foundation assessed the best and[…..] is growing!

We are very glad to announce that the NGO 4x4x4 Balkan Bridges (BB) from the Republic of Macedonai joined the to support the project activities in that country. The European Commission agreed on the enlargement of our network and soon activities will start in the Republic of Macedonia. The 4x4x4 BB was already[…..]

The Energy Strategy in Kosovo 2013 – 2022 Priority –Energy efficiency

On 12.18.2013, the Ministry of Economic Development organized a public debate on the Energy Strategy of the Republic of Kosovo, 2013 – 2022. The debate was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, KEK, KOSTT, Energy Regulatory Office, international donors, civil society, media and other stakeholders.[…..]

Breathing in Tetovo is a risky adventure

In the past two months citizens of Skopje, Kicevo and Tetovo were struggling with enormously high air pollution. Experts and environmentalists are familiar with the air pollution and the cause of it. What does it mean an increase of air pollution and how it is measured? Particulate matters are small enough to cause serious health[…..]

Important milestone in Serbian EU accession process

The first EU-Serbia Accession Conference, Brussels, 21 January 2014 Serbia is taking another important step on its path to the European Union. This first accession conference marks the beginning of a new and crucial phase in EU relationship with Serbia. It is a well-deserved recognition of the progress made over the past years. However, hard[…..]

Outcomes of the National Workshop on “Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Sector in Albania” shared with CSOs

The workshop was organized by Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development, in cooperation with three environmental organizations, namely Ekolëvizja, MilieuKontakt Albania dhe EDEN Center, in frame of the EU funded “Development of the in West Balkan and Turkey: giving citizens a voice to influence the environmental process reforms for closer EU integration” project through the[…..]