Project “ENV.net factoring the environmental portfolio for WB and Turkey in the EU Policy Agenda” (reference number 2017/394-372) represents a new round of projects ENV.net1 and ENV.net2, successfully implemented from 2012 to 2016. New project ENV.net3 started in December 2017.
Kick-off meeting with all project partners was held in Tirana, Albania, at the premises of leading partner CO-plan Institute for Habitat Development. In very positive and fruitful atmosphere, nine partners presented their activities planned to be performed during 36 months of the project period. Taking into account previous experience in building strong network of organisations that serve as specific force in advocacy and policy improvement giving the voice to the citizens, next period will be crucial in using bridges built among key stakeholders in accession countries to pay more media and decision maker’s attention on key environmental issues toward EU integration.
Two of partners come from EU countries, Belgium (EEB) and Italy (punto.sud), and will help in better understanding of EU policies, but also will help in transfer of knowledge and experience from more developed countries. Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development is one of the partner, together with: 4X4X4 Balkan Bridges from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, European Environmental Bureau from Belgium, Advocacy Training and Resource Center, from Kosovo,Green Home , from Montenegro, Lir Evolution, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, TEMA – the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and Protection of Natural Habitats, from Turkey and Foundation Punto,Sud, from Italy.