The third plenary meeting took place in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 18-19, 2008

ECENA held its third plenary meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 18-19, 2008. The ECENA national network coordinators and deputy network coordinators, representatives of the European Commission and representatives of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe took part in the event.

The plenary meeting was co-chaired by a representative of EC DG Environment and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Turkey.


The following documents were discussed during the plenary meeting based on the adopted agenda:

The following overviews of directives were given during the plenary meeting:

The following overviews of activities were given during the plenary meeting:


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


Collection of useful documents