Following the completion of the first International GreenBuild Conference 2011 in Belgrade, ECOIST, together with SEEFED, ECOWEEK and NALED is organising an internationally recognized ECOWEEK event from 26-30th of November in Belgrade, which includes series of green design workshops, lectures and keynote speakers.
In the past Ecoweek hosted prominent thinkers as Al Gore, Bjarke Ingels, Robert Swan and David Orr. Keynote speaker on ECOWEEK Belgrade will be an award winning French architect Françoise-Hélène Jourda that designed the first office building with positive energy.
This SEEFED event is held under auspices of the Open days 2012, organized by the Committee of the Regions and European Commission, where SEEFED, even this year, successfully holds the position of Local Partner to the Committee of the Regions.
Strategic partnership with the Ministry of Environment and physical planning and the Ministry of Local self governments of the Republic of Macedonia
South-East European Federation for the Environment has reached the agreement on closer cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and physical planning and the Ministry of Local self-governments of the Republic of Macedonia.
During the visit of SEEFED delegation, earlier this month, in Skopje the agreement on cooperation and funding of SEEFEDs project "Financing the environmental infrastructure projects for the LA", has been reached.
"We are glad to be SEEFEDs partner in this very important project for Macedonian local self governments" - stated the Minister Nevzat Bejta during the visit of the SEEFED director Mrs. Ana Milosević to the Ministry of local self governments.
SEEFED is currently preparing the opening of its branch office in Skopje.
Environmental issues have not been amongst the top national priorities in the Western Balkan countries. Understandably, priorities to date have focused on the reforms needed to strengthen security, rebuild the economy and to improve general living conditions. As a result, much-needed investment in environmental infrastructure such as waste/water treatment, air pollution abatement and monitoring, and industrial and communal waste management are still waiting their turn. Clearly, this is a situation that raises humanitarian, social, economic and environmental concerns.
The seminars of “Financing municipal environmental infrastructure projects” aim to present the financing opportunities for Macedonian municipalities and provide them with practical knowledge needed when applying for EU funds , loans and other types of possible funds for the projects. Relevant experts from the EU and Macedonia will hold two day seminars with groups of approximately 30 representatives of Macedonian municipalities.
SEEFED's partners in this project are: Ministry of Environment and physical planning of the Republic of Macedonia, Ministry of Local self governments of the Republic of Macedonia, ZELS, Embassy of Sweden, Drisla Skopje, The Netherlands Mission to the Republic of Macedonia and Karpoš (Skopje) Municipality.This SEEFED event is held under auspices of the Open days 2012, organized by the Committee of the Regions and European Commission, where SEEFED, even this year, successfully holds the position of Local Partner to the Committee of the Regions.
For more info on this project, please refer to:
Macedonia Regional Programme Officer Ekaterina Shirgoska
National Project Coordinator Aleksandar Cvetkov
Open days 2012
How to register for a workshop
Registration for OPEN DAYS 2012 Brussels-based seminars occurs online. Programme details are also exclusively available on Open days website.
Please note that group registrations are not possible, and that the participation in the OPEN DAYS is free of charge.
Who should participate?
The OPEN DAYS are geared towards an audience specifically interested in regional policy: