Training programme on the Large Combustion Plants Directive, June 1-5, 2005, Ireland

The training programme on the implementation of the LCP Directive was held on June 1-5, 2005 in Ireland. The programme focused on links between the LCP and IPPC Directives, the implementation of the LCP Directive in Ireland, best available techniques for LCP installations, the permitting process, the contents of the application, issuance and updates of the permits, and the Waste Incineration Directive. The programme was interactive, consisting of presentations, discussions and site visits to three installations (see agenda).

Training programme participants came from environmental enforcement agencies and inspectorates in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania and Serbia and Montenegro.

The following presentations were made during the training programme:

Network plenary meetings

Annual meeting of all ECENA members

Regional training programmes

Training for key personnel, helping them to spread know-how in their home countries

Exchange programmes

Informal trainings featuring roundtable discussions, the sharing of experience and practical approaches to enforcement

Peer reviews (under 2003-2006 BERCEN)

Assisting countries to identify and analyse potential weaknesses in implementing environmental legislation

Study tours

Visits to third-party countries to gain understanding of how a national environmental protection system works

Participation in international meetings

Participation of ECENA members in the events of sister networks

National Trainings

Trainings held in the beneficiary countries and in the local language

Library

Collection of useful documents