The objective of the project is to create institutional capacity and to raise awareness necessary for the implementation of By-law on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for all sectors. Related to this, the project team will provide intense training programmes, seminars, study tours and workshops for different target groups (Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation – MoEU, component authorities, NGOs, universities, chambers and general public) and will also implement four pilot SEA projects on different sectors. More on the project at link.

The main results to be achieved include:

  • MoEU and other component authorities have necessary capacity and expertise in order to implement By-law on SEA;
  • Active participation of local and national stakeholders (universities, NGOs, chambers and public) on SEA process;
  • Effective implementation of By-law on SEA in Turkey.

Types of services include:

  • Training programmes including study tours for competent authorities on the implementation of SEA;
  • Awareness-raising workshops and seminars on SEA;
  • Preparation of booklets, brochures and training materials;
  • Implementation of four pilot SEA projects;
  • Revision of the draft By-law on SEA;
  • Proposal for amendment of administrative structure of the MoEU.

Project is implemented with EPTISA.


One of the key aims of forthcoming projects – under different forms of German bilateral assistance – will be to support the strengthening of capacities for planning and using IPA and other available donor funds – in a strategic, timely, effective and efficient manner.

The analysis developed for the GIZ ORF was concentrated on the identification of needs for further assistance in order to ensure an effective use of IPA for EU accession, as well as balanced socio-economic development. The study covered Montenegro and was later integrated to regional study to cover Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.



National agency for regional development wants to actively participate in EU accession processes in order to do so the program for the capacity building of this institution was done based on needs assessment and objectives setting for the future. To do so NARD prepared a large capacity building programme for its employees and its partners.

The project covers three major parts of the capacity building process within the NARD:

  • Preparation and implementation of training programme,
  • Preparation and implementation of full set evaluation system of the NARD,
  • Preparation of 6 major projects.

As a result of the project six new projects to be financed from public funds in amount from 2 to 8 M € will be prepared by the end of June 2015. These will cover at least 70% of the regional agencies from the territory of Serbia and will be deigned to cover at least 5 national sectorial policies.

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