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Capacity Building for Better Environment in Montenegro

NGO Green Home, with partners North Land, Center for protection and research of birds - CZIP and Association of Young Ecologists of Niksic - DMEN has started the project on building capacities of national environmental NGOs by enabling them to take active participation in the EU integration process, especially related to advocacy supported by citizens in energy, climate change, water, waste and nature protection policies as part of more general EU environmental approximation process. Project is starting at 15th of January 2016. and will last for 30 months.

 

Overall project objective: to empower capacities of CSOs in the Montenegro to influence EU environmental approximation process through strengthening public participation and monitoring of negotiation process for the Chapter 27 – Environment.

 

Specific objective: to increase capacities of CSOs in Montenegro to be active player in approximation process and to influence policies related to water quality, waste management, nature protection and climate change and energy through specific trainings and national networking in policy analysis and advocacy with assistance of existing networks and CSOs.

 

The main project activities:

 

- Policy analysis and position paper on Nature protection;

- Policy analysis and position paper on Energy and Climate Change;

- National training on policy analysis and public advocacy;

- National training on legal tools and EU environmental horizontal legislation;

- Establishment of “Coalition of CSOs for monitoring of Chapter 27 (CoC27)”;

- Biannual meetings of CoC27;

- Monitoring of the Chapter 27 and EU accession process through evaluation and commenting

- Raising awareness through conventional and social media;

- National public advocacy campaign on energy and climate change;

- National public advocacy campaign on waste;

- National public advocacy campaign on water management;

- National public advocacy campaign on NATURA 2000;

- Four national meetings of stakeholders (round tables);

- Sub-grants for the capacity building of smaller NGOs on public advocacy;

- Mentoring and coaching support to smaller CSOs.

 

The project: “Capacity Building for Better Environment in Montenegro” is funded by EU, IPA 2014 Civil Society Facility Montenegro Programme.

 

More information: natasa.kovacevic@greenhome.co.me