Enhancing Access to Information and Public Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro - 4th 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 built 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 were considered critically important stakeholders and partners of the officials. Engaging all of them actively in capacity building supports 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 Final Report which is also the 4th and last Progress report covers the period from the inception of the project in September 2004 through December 2006. An inception report followed by three progress reports chronicled the progress of the project in six month increments (the previous report was completed in June 2006).
06 May 2010