Applicant: Slovak Environmental agency
Partner: Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova
Donor: Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation
Duration: September 2013– August 2014
The appropriate management of WEEE is essential and important for economy, environment, sustainable resource management and human health. At EU level the special Directives have been introduced to provide specific measure on WEEE management with the aim to prevent, reuse, recycle and other forms of recovery of such waste as to reduce the environmental impacts from these at EU scale. EEE producers are responsible for paying for the waste management system under the principle
The project overall goal consists of analysis of current situation in WEEE management in Moldova and providing technical and expertize support on drafting of secondary legislation for establishing an integrated system for WEEE management, initiation of the procedure for development of the software for the EEE producer’s registration.
The project presents the continuation of the activities launched in 2011 with the support of Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation on development of environmental legislation in Moldova and its harmonisation with legal regulation of the European Union. At the same time, the project will contribute to the improvement of expert capacities and awareness raising of state administration and general public on environmentally sound handling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
The target group of the project is state administration, public administration and other relevant subjects either from non-governmental organisations or private sector.
Expected outputs of the project:
- Draft Governmental Decision on WEEE regulation
- Technical concept on software for the EEE Register
- The pool of trained staff of MoE
- Final project report
The CO-WANDA project aims at providing integrated solutions to the realities of the Danube region by taking into consideration the cultural, social, economic and geographical features of all the riparian countries represented within the consortium. The goal is to achieve a jointly agreed transnational ship waste management system that answers the needs of each country in particular, while promoting a green transport mode that shall play a key role in the economic development of the region.
Based on their areas of expertise and interests, the project partners from 9 countries (EU and Non-EU countries) have joined their efforts in an attempt to clarify the following aspects regarding the navigation on the Danube:
- Find solutions to improve the ship waste management system on this international waterway;
- Try out different ship waste collection alternatives under the form of pilot actions and use the data thus gathered to identify the pros and cons of each of the tests, as well as the perfect mix of technical solutions to be adopted by each country on its respective sector; and last but not least
- Create the basis for an international Danube ship waste convention to be applied on the Danube.
In line with the framework CO-WANDA project goals, EPPO´s project aims for establishing a sustainable, environmentally sound and transnationally coordinated approach in ship waste management along the Danube by increasing the relevance of the policies formulated in the Republic of Moldova to tackle these issues and creates the basis for preparation and follow up ratification of the Danube ship waste management treaty. The CO-WANDA –EPPO project is supported by the European Union, through the SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme, Additional ENPI Call for partners from Moldova.
The expected results of EPPO´s activities are:
i) An improved platform for dialogue at SEE level regarding the signatory of the CO-WANDA Convention by formulation of the necessary policy documents and intensive consulting with the Government of the Republic of Moldova;
ii) Strengthening the national policy framework related to ship waste management in the Republic of Moldova;
iii) An increased capacity within the country at both national and regional levels, to implement modern waste management systems, including ship waste in Moldova, thereby facilitating a reduction in potential harmful environmental and health impacts which currently prevails throughout the country.