Second Exchange Programme, February 25-26, 2010, in Zagreb, Croatia

The Second Exchange Programme was jointly organised by the ECENA Secretariat and the Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction. The Exchange Programme was part of the Multi-annual Work Programme of ECENA for the period 2007 to 2010, under Cluster 1. Financial support was provided by the European Commission CARDS 2005 Regional Programme. The programme took place in Zagreb, Croatia, on February 25-26, 2010.

The programme focused on candidate countries and potential candidates for EU membership, and, following the First Exchange Programme, held in Ohrid, in 2009, the aim was to consolidate the lessons learnt through ECENA and IMPEL, and to discover new collaborative ways in which the beneficiary countries can implement those lessons nationally and regionally. This informal process contributed to the strengthening of the regional approach to environmental law enforcement.

Note to participants: The ECENA Secretariat highly recommends that the outputs of these meetings be more widely disseminated within the countries, especially through trainings and information repositories, like the Ministries' websites.

Event documents:

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Domuments provided by the Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction:

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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