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Advocacy NGOs networks for sustainable use of energy and natural resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Advocacy NGOs networks for sustainable use of energy and natural resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey – ETNAR” is an EU funded project from the IPA civil society partnership framework programme. The main objective of the project is to increase the capacity of NGOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey to influence the EU environmental approximation process through public advocacy supported by citizens. The project started on December 1st 2012 and will end on November 30th 2016.

ETNAR will strengthen the capacity of NGOs to provide analysis, advocacy and monitoring of key environmental reforms at regional and national levels with a special focus on energy, transport and natural resources. The main project activities are: policy analyses; position papers; thematic seminars and network meetings; regional conferences; regional trainings; the productin of an Environmental Law and Public Advocacy Toolkit; educational seminars for young environmental leaders; national public advocacy campaigns; the participation of project partners from WB in Friends of the Earth International and European activities and visit to relevant EU institutions.

Expected results are:

  1. Strengthened regional policy networking of NGOs on energy, transport and natural resources;
  2. Improved capacity of environmental NGOs in policy analysis, policy monitoring and public advocacy;
  3. Increased legitimacy of NGOs on energy, transport and natural resources’ policy and enhanced dialogue with national stakeholders (national governments, experts, business and media);
  4. Improved networking among environmental NGOs from the WB and Turkey with EU-wide environmental networks and NGOs.

The project is coordinated by Zelena akcija/FoE Croatia. Project partners are CSOs from the region: Green Home from Montenegro, Center for Environment and Center for Ecology and Energy from Bosnia and Herzegovina, CEKOR from Serbia, Henrich Böll Foundation from Germany, Friends of the Earth International from the Netherlands and Friends of the Earth Europe from Belgium. In the second phase of the project the new partners are: OAA from Albania, DEM and Eko-Svest from Macedonia.

Project Manager:

Jagoda Munić, jagoda@zelena-akcija.hr