Fourth exchange programme under the Multi-annual Work Programme 2003-2006, October 19-22, 2005, Cluj, Romania

The fourth ECENA exchange programme under the Multi-annual Work Programme 2003-2006, funded by the Programme for Community Assistance for Reconstruction, Development and Stabilisation (CARDS), took place between October 19-22, 2005 in Cluj in cooperation with the National Environmental Guard. The exchange programme focused on integrated permitting, the exchange of experience with IMPEL members, on-site inspections, prioritisation for environmental inspectorates, indicators for the efficiency of inspections, and quality parameters for the benchmarking of environmental inspectorates.

The programme also included site visits to two companies, Sanex and Somes Dej, and discussions concerning IPPC permit conditions with the relevant inspectors. Please see the agenda (230-KByte PDF file) for more information.

Participants included environmental inspectors from ECENA member and observer countries, employees of the regional environmental inspectorate and industry representatives, as well as experts from Belgium, Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom. These experts gathered to exchange experiences and establish informal networks.

The following presentations were made during the meeting (in PowerPoint or MS-Word format, only file sizes above 100-KByte are indicated).

These documents have not been edited by the REC.

Updates on the implementation of the IPPC Directive

Short country summaries on current practices on using environmental compliance and enforcement indicators and benchmarking

  Presentation from IMPEL Member Countries experts:

In addition, the following materials were provided:

Additional materials for the site visits in two companies:

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