Projects

     

 Development of Albanian citizens’ organizations

Aim

The long-term goal is to develop a strong and democratically organised NGO movement in Albania. This means a movement that is highly visible in society, able to raise public awareness and capable of playing an important role in policy- and decision-making processes.

Background
Environmental NGOs in Albania quite often consist of people who are professionally engaged in the same issues with which they deal in their NGO, and consequently they have considerable expertise. These NGOs cannot really be considered ‘grass roots’ organisations. There are only a handful of environmental NGOs that are capable of managing several projects at a time or handling large budgets. Another feature of the environmental NGO community in Albania is that there is a considerable level of distrust among the NGOs. Milieukontakt will focus on the creation of working conditions in which grass roots environmental NGOs could start cooperating on environmental issues in an open and transparent manner.
The primary target audiences are NGOs that work in the field of environment and nature protection in Albania. These NGOs are a crucial factor in establishing and maintaining a framework for public participation in environmental matters. In a well-functioning civil society, these NGOs should be capable of finding sustainable solutions to local, regional and national environmental problems, be willing to cooperate with each other and other stake holders, and would contribute to further democratisation and public participation in their country.

 

 

Environmental Organizations reach out to their Communities

Long Term Objective of the Project:

To develop a strong and democratically organized environmental NGO movement in Albania; to the extent that they are highly visible in society, able to raise public awareness, playing an important role in policy- and decision making.

Short Term Objectives of the Project:

  • NGOs understand strategil action planning and are able to execute campaigns, thereby gaining local commitment and raising the level of cooperation with local government,
  • NGOs are able to make effective use of different media ensuring their cooperation with each other and with their national government,
  • networks of NGOs working on common issues are established and are able to put environmental issues on the political agenda.

 

 Towards Sustaining the Albanian Environmental Movement

Summary:

This project builds upon the results achieved in the two projects of Milieukontakt executed from 1999 to May 2005. Capacity building of Albanian NGOs will remain still the focal issue, because development of a civil society and of NGOs (i.e. people become active and get involved in development of their community) is still in a very early stage in Albania. Milieukontakt will enlarge the group of trainers that can provide assistance to the NGOs in their region. In the first two projects Milieukontakt focused on the South-Eastern and Northern regions in Albania. In the new project Milieukontakt will address the NGOs in Central/Western and Southern Albania. The NGO capacity building component will be executed by the NGO EDEN, with direct assistance on organisation and management issues from Milieukontakt. Milieukontakt helped setting up supportive structures for NGOs, such as an environmental magazine (Ekolevizja), joint NGO campaigns through Ekolevizja (national NGO network of now 14 NGOs), electronic network (QKE), training and assistance programme for NGOs (EDEN) and the Working Group on Environmental Education. These structures and NGOs will be the main partners for Milieukontakt in the new programme 2005-2008. They will be further strengthened in their capacities and organisational development, through assistance, seed funding, advise, training and capacity building. By the end of the new project they should be sustainable services; some of them (QKE, Ekolevizja, EDEN) can achieve this after 1-2 years already. These services are currently hosted in the Milieukontakt local office, so this office gradually developed into a kind of NGO resource centre. All environmental NGOs know the Milieukontakt office and drop by for information and advice. Milieukontakt is accepted by NGOs to play a facilitating role for NGO cooperation (e.g. formation of working groups, organisation of discussions and Annual Strategy Meetings). In the project 2005-2008 it is the aim to transfer the Milieukontakt office to the NGO movement, so the NGOs will have direct influence to the development and functioning of this NGO resource centre. The Milieukontakt local coordinator(s) can then be one of the users of the office. To meet this end, Milieukontakt will actively involve NGOs in the decision making about the services that should be in such NGO resource centre. Additional services that are initiated by Milieukontakt or still to be developed can become part of the NGO resource centre. In the project 2005-2008 they should be further developed and passed on to NGOs and include: a legal help service, the organisation of the annual strategy meetings, an information service (possibly a ‘green telephone’) and a service to stimulate and organise joint NGO activities and advocacy. To date it is not clear if such services should become part of newly established NGOs like QKE, EDEN and Ekolevizja, or can become separate entities. The principle of Milieukontakt is that all these services should be cost-effective, actually support the NGO movement, and not become competitors of NGOs for funding and position in society. Additionally, Milieukontakt will organise workshops, training, study visits and provide information on issues like EU Accession, Aarhus convention, fundraising, environmental education, NGO advocacy, etc.

 

Joining forces for a sustainable future in western Balkans

This program was financially supported by the Regional Programme on Environment Western Balkans of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A Green Agenda is a participatory method for developing and implementing local sustainable development strategies and plans with active involvement of representatives of the different sectors in the local community where the process is conducted.

Objective of the Balkan programme: The overall objective is to contribute to the transition towards (further) democratisation, sustainable development and stability in the Western Balkans.

 

Strengthening Albanian Civil Society for an Improved Environment

During this program Milieukontakt aims to achieve the following results through different activities addressed at local and national level stimulating cooperation through key stakeholder in Albanian Civil Society.

Outcome 1: Implementation and enforcement of national policy on waste, water and air quality is improved.

  • Four national working groups of NGOs established on the themes, Waste, Water, Air quality and Public Participation: Each of the working groups will be composed by experts on the topic, NGO members and community leaders and will provide support and lobby towards municipalities that lack expertise in development plans on waste, water and air quality. The working group on public participation will provide support and qualitative input for the NGO involvement into the Aarhus Environmental Information Centre at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration. As Albania has entered the process of EU approximation, the working groups will consider the relevant EU legislation and policies regarding these themes and will look for creative, participative and alternative approaches to solve the problems.
  • NGO position papers developed: The working groups will develop NGO position papers on waste, water, air quality and public participation that will be communicated by using media, lobbying and campaigning to government and political institutions. Specific attention will be given to the EU and other international legislation and policies on these themes. To achieve this, the working groups will be put in contact with the environmental NGOs and NGO networks that are based in Brussels (e.g. European Environmental Bureau, Justice & Environment, Transport and Environment, etc.).
  • Campaigns plans developed: Based on the NGO position papers developed by the working groups four campaigns will be developed (one for each of the four topics) at the national level but aiming to address and solve local problems.
  • Campaigns conducted on national and local level: Four national campaigns on waste, water, air quality and public participation in decision-making will be implemented, having an impact on the national and local level in order to improve the implementation and enforcement of the national policy on the above mentioned topics.
  • Examples of local implementation/enforcement of national policy are presented and published on national level: Results and lessons learned from the local implementation of national policy will be presented in a national conference. Different materials and publications developed during the campaigns will be available for media and other key actors invited at a press conference. The strength of this approach is that it consists of influencing of national policies, especially regarding their implementation and enforcement, from the bottom up.

 

Together for green communes in the whole country

Summary:

The main idea of the project is to show success and results of a participatory green agenda approach that was applied in Albanian reality in 3 relatively modest communes (Preza, Dajci and Voskopoja) and with relatively modest means, and to underline with concrete activities that are in line with sustainable development of the selected communes that such process and results are applicable throughout the country and can lead to concrete visible and inspiring results for all stakeholders concerned.

The project aims are:

  • To coordinate joint activities on local level for promoting good governance and environmental clean up;
  • To share experiences, ideas and information within the National Platform, between those involved in the GA project in Albania, including collection of information in one physical or e-space;
  • To form a sustainable National Platform that can support or initiate new initiatives on Green Agenda;
  • To promote the unified manual that can provide methodological support to new Green Agenda initiatives in Albania;

 

Air Aware

Summary:

Air Aware Campaign was part of the INPAEL program (Implementation of the National plan for approximation of environmental legislation in Albania), financed by EU Delegation in Albania. The overall goal of the project was awareness raising on adverse impacts of air pollution on health and environment and on the importance of reducing urban air pollution in Tirana

The environmental education/information of the young generation /students it is deemed very crucial, when they are most receptive and can still change behavioural patterns, regarding the impact of road traffic in the overall air pollution level. Through this project, students were focused on outdoor air pollution; what it is? What factors contribute to its formation? And what are the health effects from breathing polluted air? Students used data and animated maps from the Internet and monitor for the presence of air pollution.  Students were challenged to think critically and creatively about the problems surrounding air pollution.
About 100 students (grade 6th – 9th) from two prestigious elementary schools participated in the project. The aim was increasing schools student’s and teacher’s communities’ awareness on air pollution related to traffic as well as to helping them to develop an understanding regards to urban sustainable development for a cleaner air in the Tirana. As an effective approach of the project is the involvement of students’ communities in public awareness educational training, encouraging them towards their choices and actions on mobility for a sustainable lifestyle.

 

Governance and Anti-Corruption (GAC) Trust Fund

Supervision and monitoring of Shkodra Lake, project of World Bank April 2011 – October 2012. The assignment is to promote a more proactive participation of key stakeholders (particularly fishermen’s association, communes and municipalities associations, schools and the public at large) in monitoring project activities and results. Such participation is required as corollary to effective decentralization and improving development effectiveness. The tasks target an increased participation of relevant stakeholders and support in the long term the government strategy on implementation of projects.

Background and Overall Objectives
Lake Shkodra/Skadar Integrated Ecosystem Management Project (LSIEMP) is one of the projects in the World Bank Portfolio, financed through a Global Environment Facility (GEF) Specific Investment Grant and government budget contributions, which aims to support the country’s strategy in this area. The overall project development objective is to maintain and enhance the long-term economic value and environmental services of Lake Skadar-Shkodra/Skadar and its natural resources. The project will achieve this objective by: (a) strengthening institutional mechanisms for transboundary coordination and cooperation; (b) improving information and understanding of the lake’s ecosystem and potential impacts of development; and (c) providing demonstrations and incentives for pollution reduction and strengthened regulatory capacity. 
The project has three components:

1) Capacity Building for improved understanding and joint management of the Lake which aims to establish and operationalize the Skadar-Shkodra Lake Commission, its Secretariat and the Bilateral Working Groups;

2) Promoting sustainable use of the lake which will promote adoption of sustainable approaches to economic development of the lake (and its natural resources) by focusing on tourism and fisheries; and

3) Catalyze water pollution investments which will support selected investments to stimulate pollution reduction activities.

 

Promoting the implementation of Aarhus Convention in South Eastern Europe Region, Albania - 2011-2012

The project aimed to promote participatory mechanisms and partnerships among central and local public authorities, civil society organizations and business community for addressing environment and security challenges at the local, national and regional levels through supporting the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and its PRTR Protocol. Regional workshops were facilitated by Milieukontakt Albania.

Background:

Urban Waste Management in Albania it is becoming a national priority and a real challenge for LGUs and local communities. Management of the urban waste it is linked with local goverenance and other environmental and health problems (including here hazardous and hospital wastes) and it is a concern raised by local people through Aarhus Information Centers. The need for better management of urban waste it is emphasised also in the EU progress report for Albania 2011 “there is no procedure for management and controll of landfils and dumpsites remain still the only way for waste disposal”.
Through INPAEL project, EU financed, process of approximation of the environemtnal legislation with EU acqu started. National Strategy for Waste Management (NSWM) and Law on Integrated Waste Management (LIWM) were approved by Albanian Parliament in 2011, defining respective rights and obligations for all actors involved in waste management cycle.
In line with upper mentioned facts and government commitment to achieve EU planning standards, OSCE presence in Albania in cooperation with Milieukontakt International organised a series of 5 workshops in different location such as Berat, Peshkopi, Kukes, Vlore and Himara on Supporting Government Authorities to ensure compliance with environmental standarts and National Waste Strategy.

 

 Supporting government to ensure compliance with internationally accepted Good Governance standards for environmental protection and anti corruption

 Summary:

Based on the programmatic objective of OSCE to support for government authorities to comply with good governance standards, proposal focused on the issue of solid waste pollution as a problem that presents a threat to public health and undermines economic and social development efforts to promote tourism. The project supported the organization of events designed to promote awareness of existing government commitments, analyse shortcomings in current performance among stakeholders, and encourage candid debate on ways to improve compliance in regions.

Findings from the workshops delivered in the frame of the project Promoting the implementation of Aarhus Convention in South Eastern Europe Region, Albania - 2011-2012, showed that the problems identified were almost similar such as: lack of long-term strategy, small collection of waste tariffs, lack of waste separation, lack of local waste management plans, lack of public participation and information in regard to waste management, lack of proper infrastructure and lack of investments etc.

The actual project proposes to offer technical assistance in one pilot location in Vlora area. The assistance will consist in providing support to prepare a waste management regulation and a monitoring plan for Qender Commune in Vlora region. Qender commune stands among the main communes in Vlora region. Narta Lagoon, Soda Forest and a long coastal line in Vlora region, fall under Qender commune territory. Therefore the proposed Waste Management Regulation will help Qender Commune to properly plan and implement waste management in its territory. In addition, it will protect the commune from waste pollution and irresponsible dumping and will be used as a model for other LGUs in that area to follow.

 

Strategic Planning workshop for AIC and PRTR requirement for CSOs

Albania ratified the Aarhus Convention on 27 June 2001 and acceded to the Protocol on  Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) on 16 June 2009. Numerous facilities  have been established and activities conducted as part of fulfilment and harmonisation of  environmental legislation with EU standards, the fulfilment of international obligations in  the field of environment and increasing effective measures to protect the environment.

The current institutional network of three Aarhus Centres in Albania has created an  infrastructure for citizen state - private sector interaction and dialogue that forms a sound basis for conducting further specific activities designed to enlighten the atmosphere within which planning decisions take place, particularly at the local level (regional, municipal and commune).

In order to consolidate their network and work Milieukontakt will assist Aarhus Centres to develop strategic vision and mission in order to address in the future environmental challenges and security in environment management and decision making processes. Besides, information sessions will be organised with business community for implementation of PRTR in Albania, legal framework, requirements and standards to be achieved.

The assignment was implemented in the frame of ENVSEC (Environmental Security) project in Albania, supported by OSCE, which focuses on encouraging greater transparency in decision-making processes in local planning with implications for environment. More specifically, the project will assist in building sustainable systems for timely dissemination of public information relating to forthcoming planning decisions of state institutions affecting the environment and community health, to facilitate active engagement of citizens, broader civil society and other stakeholders in consultation processes.

 

“Ecosystem of Communication and Environmental Information" (ECIM)

May – December 2013, financially supported by REC in the frame of the SENiOR-A program. With all the developments and achievements in Albania the public information and awareness on the environmental field is still on modest level. Although the media information on environmental issues is increasing, in some cases there is a political and biased treatment which requires support and training in environmental journalism. On the other hand citizens have less information and knowledge in environmental problems in general and in hazardous chemicals and energy efficiency in particularly. Therefore, Milieukontakt Albania part of the network “ECIM”, has conducted some awareness and informative activities with different key actors of the civil society.

Project aims and objectives

Creating an Ecosystem of Communication and Environmental Information including the public, businesses, interest groups, politicians, decision makers, so that the information becomes a real tool to understand the importance of environmental issues, to lead the decision makers toward the solutions and to promote the economic sustainable development and social welfare.

 

Rural Inclusive Social & Economic Opportunities (RISE-OP)

Milieukontakt International Albania is implementing the project: “Rural Inclusive Social & Economic Opportunities (RISE-OP)”financially supported by the grant of the Debt for Development Swap Agreement (IADSA) in the framework of the Italian-Albanian Development Cooperation Programme. The project is implemented in Permet District in close cooperation with Permet Municipality and CESVI.
Overall objective of the project is to contribute and sustain social and economic inclusion of most vulnerable groups especially of rural women and unemployed youth in disadvantaged areas.
The goal of the project is to specially combat against emigration, create economy, job opportunities and new entrepreneurship for unemployed: rural women and youth without appropriate education and professional skills, without possibility to find a job. At the same time the project will promote and use potential local resources of the Pёrmet area (natural, cultural heritage and agricultural resources) in order to revitalize and valorise arts, crafts and agro-eco tourism, enhancing capacities and access of target groups in local economy within the District.
The project will also build upon existing structures, like Pro Përmet Consortium, in order to enlarge consortium and marketing all over the country. The purpose of the consortium is to promote and market the territory through a quality brand mark of origin. Rural women and youth entrepreneurs that will be joining the consortium will benefit from financial contributions (seed grants), technical assistance (vocational training, practice on the job, etc.) marketing and networking.

 

 

“Education to Nature: Pathways to a Stronger, Closer Family (E2N)”

Milieukontakt International Albania is implementing the project: “Education to Nature: Pathways to a Stronger, Closer Family (E2N)”, financially supported by Regional Development Programme for Northern Albania.

 

The project is implemented in the frame of the established partnership “Northern Green Partnership” composed by the Commune of Kastrat, Milieukontakt Albania, the Commune of Shkrel and Association for Protection and Preservation of Nature Environment in Shkodër.

 

Overall Objective of the project is to provide everyone with possibility to acquire knowledge and skills appropriate values, attitude and dedication in order to protect and improve environment and nature resources.

Specific objectives:

- To empower the environmental and creative learning capacities of children through activating and acquainting them with their natural environment and methods to protect it.

This project’s aim to raise children awareness and understanding on environmental issues, fostering positive attitudes and encouraging child-led environmental actions.

 

 School Energy Efficiency Standard (SEED)

Milieukontakt International Albania is implementing the project: “School Energy Efficiency Standard(SEED)”, financially supported by European Delegation in the frame of ENV.NET Program.

Overall Objective of the project is to raise the role and contribution of the CSOs on raising awareness and public participation in carrying out innovative intervention on energy efficiency management in a public building (School).

 

 

 Composting practices in Dajç - Compres

Milieukontakt International Albania is implementing the project: “Composting Practices in Dajci”, financially supported by the grand of decentralization and local development program (dldp). The project is implemented within the cooperation with Dajci Commune.

In this context Dajci Commune reconfirmed the willingness to start a new project on introducing modern compositing concept by encouraging local farmers to embrace good practices as part of the overall development of the inter-communal waste management cooperation in order to maximize resources and benefits.

  1. is an entirely natural product. It is routinely made without the aid of specialised machinery, patented processes or the addition of any chemicals or special additives. Compost is simply the final result of nature’s own recycling system, which breaks down organic wastes and returns the nutrients back to the soil through final product ‘humus’.

 

 Satellite Near Real Time Monitoring Network for the Eutrophication Risk for the marine waters over the Greek-Albanian cross border area

 (SAIMON) financially supported by European Delegation in the frame of IPA CBC GR-AL program.

 The project covers the coastal area of Corfu, Thesprotia and Vlora. Partners of this project are all the responsible authorities for the marine waters: the Decentralized Administration of Epirus and Western Macedonia; the Region of Ionian Islands and Regional Council of Vlora.

 

SAIMON overall objective is to establish collaboration at a high level between the Greece and Albania and lead the bilateral relations towards finding solutions for common problems, by implementing a coordinated environmental protection action under the eutrophication risk.

 

 Gender responsive planning and budgeting of social services at local level

 The project (Dec 2014- March,2015) supported by United Nations Entity for Gender  Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) aims to make use of  assessment of  municipalities policies/ programmes on social services and budgets  from  gender  perspective and provides recommendations for improving their  gender  responsive  for  change in policies/programmes and budget within municipality. Thus  encourage  lobbing  and monitoring of municipal policies/social services from gender  equity  perspective.

 The methodology will ensure achievement of the objective for effective cooperation  between  local government, civil society and citizens of Permet and Kelcyra for a better  policy and  budgetary decision at a local level which address the needs of women and  man.

 

 

 

Environmental alternative for the small HPPs in Albania, February- November 2015 supported by Regional Environmental Centre – REC Albania. Main component of the project was preparation of the alternative study brought by the environmental civil society. The study was prepared by a team of experts aiming to bring into a single document alternative elements of hydropower development which looks not only the demand for energy but rather the negative and positive impact of this development into the social, economic and environmental sectors. The document associated with the request for moratorium on HPPS, was presented in National conference and endorsed by a group of 55 CSOs to government institution, MPs, international community. 

 

Waste Management Plan in Shijak Municipality.

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joomlaMilieukontakt will conduct the process of developing a Local Waste Management Plan (WMP) with the participation of stakeholders in the Municipality of Shijak. The project will develop the WMP with the participation of stakeholders in the Municipality of Shijak. Likewise, the project will build the capacities of municipal staff and councilors for good governance.

Specific objectives WMP will be for a period of 5 years based on the implementation of the National Strategy and the objectives of the National Plan for Integrated Waste Management. WMP will aim to cover the service of waste collection and transport in the whole territory of the Municipality, then the service will be extended to four administrativeunit : Shijak, Xhafzotaj, Maminas and Gjepalaj. The investment will go parallel to increase the capacity of municipal staff about the effectiveness of waste management process. Promotingcomprehensive approach and transparency in drafting the plan will be one of the key indicators of good governance and democracy at the local level. During the project implementation will be realized investment in container device (340 pieces), awareness of the community and clearing illegal dumping sites waste (hotspot) through concrete actions.

 

HELP-CSO - Horizontal Enforcement Legislation Promotion- CSO

Financially supported by REC in the frame of ACHIEVE Project – Albanian Civil Society for an European Environment

Duration: 12 months

Albania lacks an effective public information and participation thus leading to weakened ECSOs and individuals. This is particularly noticed in the development of HPP projects, that due to lack of environmental legal knowledge, the public participation process has resulted conflictual with the affected communities loosing.

The project will empower ECSOs and grassroots by offering free legal service, encouraging participatory actions, transferring methodologies in monitoring the state of environment and enhancing knowledge on horizontal legislation to lobby and advocate on EU approximation.

Partners

Milieukontakt Albania
Milieukontakt Albaniahas more than 16 years of experience working with civil society on environment, nature and sustainable development as well as with authorities dealing with these issues in Albania. Three elements were leading:Three elements have leaders in the focus of the programs implemented by Milieukontakt Albania: (i)building capacities,(II) involving citizens and (III) solving environmental problems.
www.milieukontakt.org

Eco Albania
The center for Protection of the Natural Ecosystems in Albania (EcoAlbania) is a non-governmental environmental organization. It was created on 15th of December 2014 as a joint initiative of professors of the Department of Biology of the Tirana University and the "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" team in Albania. EcoAlbania works to strengthen the friendly coexistence of man and nature in Albania

www.ecoalbania.org

Lex Ferenda
Lex ferenda Center is a nonprofit organization created in 2011 by a new group of lawyers in order to undertake initiatives to promote the improvement of rule of law and the rule of law in Albania. The Center works to protect the democratic values of an open society and respect for human rights.

https://facebook.com/Lex_Ferenda_492785940925887

Project general objective
Enhance an active ECSO network in Albania to monitor and promote enforcement of horizontal legislation.

Project Specific Objectives

To create a strong and accountable ECSO network to work together on horizontal legislation
To increase ECSOs capacities on strategic litigation, pro bono legal advice and community involvement
To monitor the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment in selected environmentally sensitive projects.
To translate project findings into concrete policy and legal proposals for government authorities and institutions.

 

 

Coordinated management of Coastal Waters in Vlora Region

Milieukontakt International Albania is implementing the project: "Coordinated management of Coastal Waters in Vlora Region" financially supported by European Delegation in the frame of ENV.NET project implemented by Co-PLAN.

The project aims, first to establish collaboration between local and central government towards monitoring and protection of coastal waters in terms of quality, and second to support the responsible authorities to set up a coordination mechanism to comply with EU Water Quality Directives. The project will be implemented in Vlora Region and will directly involve representatives of institutions and different stakeholder that deal with coastal management.

Duration: 4 Months

Location: Vlora Region

Products of the project are:

A research study on Institutional framework on water management, in general and coastal waters in specific.
A memorandum of understanding between central and local institutions for coastal water management and monitoring signed by target group.
An action plan with concrete steps for each institutions to undertake for a better coordinated management of coastal waters.

 

 

The School that I Want

Milieukontakt Albania is implementing the project “The school that I want” for better education condition, intervention in the frame of social corporate responsibilities, financiary supported by company Philip Moris.

Project Objective:

To create condition for the development of a better, contemporary education process and promoting the exchange and dissemination of best practices with an emphasis on practical learning.

Duration: October 2016 - March 2017

Location:Public School “Kongresi i Lushnjës"

The project focuses on 3 main components:

Active learning - aims to create new innovation of learning by creating a continuous and efficient interaction between theoretical learning and practical elements. Interventions through this project aim at creating better conditions for teaching, use of ICT, setting up a school library, modern laboratories for the subjects of physics, bio – chemistry.Such facilities will create opportunities for students to learn by practicing, will create space for research, development projects and opportunities to organize competitions between classes or schools in the future.

Recreation and Sport- has in focus rehabilitation of sportive facilities within and outside the school; realization of a series of sportive activities.Investment foresees floor reconstruction, repair of walls from moisture, new windows etc.Lighting system with LED lights for energy efficiency and buying sports equipment necessary for fitness.Investments will be focused as well in outside environment of the school.

The improvement of hygiene conditions and air quality in the school environment – aims to improve the hygienic conditions of the toilets and the provision of drinking water within standards.Therefore investment in the baths will include: plumbing works; installation of equipment; painting; regulation and insulation of walls and windows, etc. Replacement of traditional black chalkboard (where work is done with chalk) with a panel writing with markers will affect the improvement of air quality.

Results

  1. School with standards and contemporary environments for a qualitative teaching process;
  2. Active and creative students equipped with practical formation;
  3. Guaranteeing high quality of health to the students;
  4. Better coordination among teachers– parents for achieving objective for the new academic year.

For the implementation of the project, Milieukontakt Albania has undertaken a series of meetings with the Municipality of Tirana, which welcomed the initiative and established a close cooperation with MiA.

 

 

CSOs practicing EIA in all phases

The project aims to create a positive practice of involvement of the concerned public in environmental decision-making by improving environmental peer review through strengthening cooperation between environmental CSOs and the responsible authorities. This will enable a realistic assessment, transparent and professional reports on environmental impact assessment of projects that require a profound EIA helping decision-making and promote the "development that respects the environment". Project is financially supported under "Civil Society Act for Development of Socio-Economic Basis of a Healthy Environment" (CO-SEED) funded by European Union and implemented by INCA.

  1. Duration - 24 months
  2. Location - Tirana, Elbasan, Kruja

Main Goal:

Setting a positive practice of a technical environmental review in a profound EIA which will affect decision-making on projects in various environmental fields as a successful practice of horizontal legislation implementation information and public involvement in environmental decision making.

Specific objectives:

To establish successful cooperation between concerned public and competent authorities on the implementation of the EIA

To increase CSO capacities and technical background on EIA public consultation;

To monitor the implementation of EIA in selected environmentally sensitive projects, which will serve as a pilot practice;

To translate project findings into concrete policy and legal proposals for government authorities and institutions;

To transfer knowledge and regional exchange of experiences on the EIA process in the Western Balkans;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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