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03.06.2016 | Mission 2.2.8: Training on joint integrated environmental inspections, for Pelagonia & Southwestern regions

In the period 30thof May– 2nd of June 2016 Spanish experts Mrs. Eva Escobar, Mrs. Ana Ameztoy and Mr. José Francisco Alonso Picón, within mission 2.2.8, implemented a training on execution of environmental inspections in line with EU best practices, in cooperation with two pilot installations, marble quarry and Prilepska brewery.

The trainee group, from the Pelagonia & Southwestern regions, included central and local environmental inspectors, as well as permit writers.

On the 30th of May the experts held a meeting in Skopje with representatives of the Macedonian Inspection Council, where they shared their experience on several questions of interest to the Inspection Council (qualifications of inspectors, training of inspectors, assessment of inspectors and of the inspection activity, planning based on risk assessment, etc.). Besides, that day they made some last arrangements to prepare the training of the remaining 3 days.

The training delivered was divided as follows:

  • Day 1: The group was divided into 2 subgroups and was trained on how to prepare an inspection, by developing an inspection checklist and an agenda for the inspection, taking as starting point the templates developed within the project and relevant documents from the installations (permit, monitoring reports).
  • Day 2: Inspection site visit was performed. One subgroup went to Mermeren marble quarry and the other to Prilepska brewery.
  • Day 3: The 2 subgroups were trained on inspection reporting. Emphasis was made on how the inspection results are an input to improve the quality of permits, to tune the frequency of inspections and to define some key points to inspect in follow-up inspections.

During Day 1 (31st of May) the training group was welcomed by the major of Prilep, and the training session and team was filmed and appeared in Macedonian TV and written media, http://www.prilep.gov.mk/news/mk/proektot-jaknenje-na-administrativnite-kapaciteti-na-centralno-i-lokalno-nivo-vo-oblasta-na-zivotna-sredina-se-oddrza-vo-prilep/.

Documents (the templates are available as well in the section “documents and links” of this website):

Closure event of the Twinning Project supporting environmental inspection & enforcement at central & local levels

On July 20 was held in Hotel Alexander Palace the closure event of the Twinning Project to streng ...

Press conference and informative session in Economic Chamber of Macedonia

On the 11th of July of 2016 the Economic Chamber of Macedonia hosted a press conferenc ...

Licensing ceremony of inspectors

On the 19th of May 2016 a ceremony was held in the Army Hall, where inspectors of all ...

Meeting with Inspection Council representatives

On the 22nd of April of 2016 a meeting was held between Twinning Project representativ ...

Law on environmental inspection

Draft proposal of Law on environmental inspection

You can find more information on the ...

Workshop: Draft Law on Inspection for Environment, 19th of November 2015

General overview of the draft Law on Inspection for Environment and justification for the need fo ...