A new report from the Joint Project
After about a year’s experience with available national waste management programmes until June 2016 based on Directive 2011/70/Euratom, the Joint Project produced a report about status of national programmes and SEAs in the JP countries. They analysed several aspects of transparency and public participation and their implementation in the countries.
This evaluation is based on selected results from an EU-financed project (BEPPER). While the BEPPER results provided us with a qualified position about transparency and participation from a societal and also scientific viewpoint (good practice), recent experience shows that this good practice mostly is not or only partially reflected in national programmes. Therefore a “reality check” of the national programmes of the Joint Project countries (if available) was carried out with the aim of identifying the Member states ́ approaches and comparing them to the recommendations of international good practice of transparency and participation, identifying inconsistencies and developing recommendations for improvement of the implementation of Art. 10 of the Waste Directive.
The report can be downloaded here
The joint working group consists of members from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungaria, Romania and Poland. Current members of the Joint Project are:
- Calla – Association for Preservation of the Environment (CZ)
- South Bohemian Mothers (CZ)
- Energiaklub (HU)
- Za Zemiata (BG)
- Foundation for Environment and Agriculture (BG)
- Terra Mileniul III (RO)
- Association ‘Common Earth’ (‘Wspólna Ziemia’) (PL)
- Austrian Institute of Ecology (AT)
- Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation (HEPF)