Novi Sad, April 27, 2018 – One-day training EU accession process, public policy creation and environment protection financing on the local level, in the organisation of European Policy Centre – CEP and Ecological Centre „Stanište“ (Habitat) was held on 27th April 2018 in Novi Sad (hotel „Putnik“). The training was attended by more than 15 representatives of civil society organisations.
Nebojša Lazarević, a member of the Core Negotiating Team for Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union, spoke about the EU accession process, while Miloš Đinđić, a programme manager and a senior researcher in CEP, spoke about the cycle of policymaking. Dejan Maksimović, a researcher from the Ecological Centre „Stanište“ (Habitat), talked about the process and problems in the financing of environmental protection at the local level.
This is the first training out of four envisaged, with the aim to enforce civil society organizations (CSOs) from local level to actively participate and to cover themes related to EU accession negotiation process of Republic of Serbia, in concrete fields referred to the Negotiation Chapter 27 (Environment), as well as regarding public policy making and system of environment protection financing on local level.
The training was held in the framework of the project implemented by the consortium led by CEP, within the CSOnnect programme for support to the civil society pertaining to environmental protection which is implemented by the Regional Environmental Center(REC). The programme is financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).