For the past 19 months, Macedonia has been working on a FIIAPP-managed project aimed at improving environmental protection in the country, in addition to building the capacities of environmental inspection institutions.
For the last 19 months, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has been working on a project managed by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) aimed at improving environmental protection in the country, in addition to building the capacities of environmental inspection institutions.
During implementation of the project “Strengthening the Administrative Capacities for Enforcement of the Environmental Acquis on Central and Local Level”, financed by the European Commission, the regional government of Galicia (Spain) worked in a consortium with the Netherlands (Dutch Knowledge Centre InfoMil) to improve the laws governing the inspection system and the role of environmental inspectors, suggest changes to institutions related to environmental inspection, and improve the planning of the control services.
Experts from Spain, the Netherlands and another five member countries worked with environmental control bodies at the central and local level in Macedonia to ensure proper enforcement of and compliance with European Union legislation.
The project involved different activities for working on issues such as the environmental inspection cycle, knowledge of industrial sectors, techniques for reducing pollution, and the approach to use in cases of incidents and accidents.
The project closing event included the participation of Spanish Ambassador Ramón Carranza, the Macedonian environmental minister, and Head of Operations of the EU Delegation in Macedonia Martin Klaucke.
This project is part of the European Commission Twinning Programme, created in 1998, which provides a framework for public administrations and semi-public organisations to work with their counterparts in other Member States of the European Union.