22. Feb 2014.

The Training for Members of Consultative Working Group for Environmental Protection and Improvement was Held

On Friday, 21st of February 2014, at 10:00 h at Cultural-Tourist Centre “Dositej Obradovic” in Batocina, training was held for the members of recently founded Consultative group for environmental protection and improvement.

The training was focused on enabling members of Group and increasing their knowledge. In such way, Group members will be successful in performing their working tasks in Group. Tokom obuke najveća pažnja je bila posvećena osposobljavanju i povećanju znanja članova Grupe.

Training was opened by Radisa Milosevic, President of Municipality of Batocina. He has emphasized the importance of public participation in environemntal decision-making process. Training was divided in several parts. First part was focused on role of Consultative working group in process of adopting regulations on local level. Present group members have acquired knowledge on participation of all stakeholders within the Group. This part was lectured by Milos Stanojcic from City of Sabac administration.

The following part of the training was named as “Public Information and Access to Information of Public Importance”. The participants have acquired knowledge on information of process of acessing information of public importance in envrionmental area, as wel as Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). This part of training was lectured by Ivana Stjelja from Lawyers Committee for Human Rights - YUCOM.

Third and last part of training was focused on development of rules of procedures, as well as on planning future activities of Consultative working group for environmental protection and improvement in Municipality of Batocina. It was lectured by Ljubinka Kaludjerovic from Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities and Srdjan Matovic from Aarhus Centre from Kragujevac.

Training in Batocina was organized within “ConSENSus: Partnership Approach in Environmental Decision Making” which is being implemented as a part of “SENSE” program of Regional Environmental Centre supported by Swedish Agency for International Development.