Enhancing Access to Information and Public Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro - 3rd Progress Report
The purpose of Component 3.4 is to support emerging processes of improved public participation in environmental decision making, with emphasis on better access to environmental information and public participation in decision making on hot spot prevention and cleanup. The project builds capacity in government officials who are the “front lines” of access to information and responsible for implementing public participation, using targeted training and technical assistance activities carefully tailored to the needs and circumstances of each country. National and local NGOs and the public involved in the Danube and water-related issues are considered critically important stakeholders and partners of the officials. Engaging all of them actively in capacity building will support full and effective public involvement in planning in the context of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and cleanup and prevention of future Danube hot spots. As noted by the funder, these impacts should last long after the Danube Regional Project (DRP) has been completed. This report covers the period mid December 2005 through June 2006 (the previous report was completed in December 2005).
06 May 2010