Eye on environmental laws changes: monitoring compliance with EU directives

On November 5th, 2013, ENV.net Serbia representative  participated in the Meeting where draft changes on Law  of Waste was presented by Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection.  Meeting was organised by Serbian Chamber of Commerce. Presentation was followed by discussion and about 140 persons participated .  The day before, draft changes on Law of[…..]

ENV.net Partner Meeting in Milan

Before the last day of the week long partnership meeting, ENV.net partners relaxed taking a nostalgic ride around Milan. The partnership meeting involved a Training for Trainers and a training on Social Media use in addition to the general evaluation of 2013 activities with a potential road map for 2014.  

EEB calls on Turkey to sign Aarhus Convention

One of the three resolutions adopted at the European Environmental Bureau’s General Assembly (Brussels, 19-20 October 2013) was a resolution of the General Assembly calling on the Republic of Turkey to take the necessary steps to become a party to the Aarhus Convention and ensure its prompt implementation. The Aarhus Convention (full title: Convention on[…..]

ENV.net is becoming “more social”

Today ENV.net team attended a webinar on the use of social networks for ENV.net action, organised by Claudia Vago. This event was preceded by a study on the use of internet and social media in ENV.net countries and by the partners themselves prepared by the same consultant (see ENV.net – Where we are) It was[…..]

A discussion with EU Delegation: little progress in environmental sector in Serbia?

On October 18th, ENV.net partner EASD participated to the presentation of Serbia Progress Report 2013 organised by the EU Delegation in Serbia. The presentation, focusing on economic chapters, was followed by a discussion with CSOs representatives. Environmental chapter had a great attention in the discussion. The main conclusion of this discussion is that there are[…..]

The new EC Enlargement package is adopted!

With a set of annual reports approved yesterday, the European Commission adopts its “Enlargement package 2013” – a set of documents explaining its policy on EU enlargement and reporting on progress achieved in each country. This Communication assesses the current state of the European Union’s enlargement agenda. Based on the accompanying in-depth country analyses, the[…..]

City for Citizens

Public spaces in Albanian cities over the past 20 years, have been transformed into parking lots, cafeterias & bars, or piles of uncollected waste. More often, they are also transformed into additions to existing buildings, or multistorybuildings. Along with the public space, There are very limited chances for people to stay together and socialize, play,[…..]

The Consulate General of the Republic of Kosova and TEMA

On September 9th 2013, TEMA received visit from the Consulate General of the Republic of Kosova. The visit was a further step to develop the good relations between the two countries and to discuss possible future cooperation for the protection of environment in both countries. Information about the ENV.net project and the  ATRC partner, were[…..]

Let’s discuss about Climate Change

2nd October2013, Ankara: TEMA Foundation attended the Sectoral Sub Comittee Meeting on Environment and Climate Change organized by the Ministry for EU Affairs . Representatives from relevant Ministries, EU Delegation and several NGOs were present at the meeting. The discussions focused on the availabilitty of IPA funds for EU acquis approximation process and capacity building[…..]

Growing Green!

During the events of Tirana Design Weeks, Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development (in the frame of ENV.net project), and POLIS University, engaged students and Tutors to build a Green House using recycling materials, where students curated to grow bio plants and vegetables.   “In developed nations processing, packaging, transportation and storage of food accounts for[…..]