As part of the Twinning project, the EU will support the Republic of Macedonia in adapting to European regulations on waste management.
Acto de apertura de proyecto en Info Centre, Bruselas
kick-off event of the project in Info Centre, in Brussels
The European Commission’s Info Centre space in Brussels hosted the kick-off event for the Twinning project on waste management between the European Union and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The project is within the framework of the Waste Framework Directive, published in 2008 by the European Union, which is mandatory for all member states. This directive seeks to implement a common legal framework for all the countries of the Union regarding waste treatment, with the objective of protecting the environment and public health through waste recovery and recycling.
This 21-month project is aimed at strengthening the Ministry of Environment and Territorial Planning of FYR Macedonia in the area of waste treatment and adaptation of its policies to European regulations. As a result of this adaptation, FYR Macedonia will have the opportunity to increase its productive activity dedicated to recycling and waste disposal.
The project is funded by the European Commission, with a budget of €1.01 million, and managed by Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas (NI-CO) in collaboration with the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP). Implementation of this project will include the support of Spanish experts, who will work hand-in-hand with their counterparts in Macedonia.