227131 NoForAsbestos.net


Contract nr

227131

Project leader

Gauss Institute - Bitola  

Postal address

Pitu Guli 27, 7000 Bitola, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia           

Telephone

 +389-47-22-61-31         +389-71-33-43-79

Contact

Igor Nedelkovski

Email address

igor.nedelkovski@gmail.com

Partners

Applied Research and Communications Fund, Alexander Zhendov St. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria

Ecological Association HELIKS, St Vladimira Mitrovica 10, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

EKOPOT-Association for development, advancement and promotion of ecological agriculture, tourism and environment protection, Turalibegova 33, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Total budget

EUR 250.000

EC Grant

EUR 200.000 (80%)

Duration

18 months

Objective of the action

The overall objective of this project is to strengthen capacity of Civil Society Organizations from West Balkan Countries to be able to deal with asbestos issue at these countries.

Target group(s)

• Civil Society Organizations (professional and business associations, NGO’s, etc.) dealing with occupational health and safety, as well as environmental issues.

• National and Local Authorities.

• Occupational Health and Safety workers and inspectors.

• Industrial companies and SMEs where asbestos is used.

Final beneficiaries

Final beneficiaries are persons exposed to risks of asbestos containing materials (workers in companies where asbestos is used, workers in waste disposal companies, employees and children working/studying in buildings containing asbestos materials, inhabitants in homes containing asbestos materials, etc.).

Estimated results

• Networking of the Civil Society Organizations from the West Balkan Countries interested in dealing with asbestos issue, and their partnership with similar organizations from EU.

• Defining the depth of the problem with asbestos at West Balkan Countries.

• Preparation of an Action plan for implementation of measures and activities for dealing with the problem with asbestos at West Balkan Countries.

• Increasing public awareness about problem with asbestos.

• Adoption and implementation of the European Asbestos Directive in national legislatives of West Balkan Countries.

• Training of occupational health and safety specialists and inspectors in identifying asbestos risks and organizing and carrying out works on asbestos-containing hazardous substances including asbestos-cement products.

• Publishing public domain educational resources about asbestos and its hazard impact on the humans’ health, as well as about working with materials containing asbestos.

Main activities

• Preparation of a study for the current situation with asbestos in the West Balkan Countries.

• Organization of Balkan conference about problems with asbestos.

• Development of partnership network among interested organizations from West Balkan countries, and with EU member countries.

• Campaign for increasing the public awareness about problem with asbestos.

• Development of Action plan for implementation of EU Directive about asbestos.

• Lobbying at relevant authorities for adoption and implementation of EU Asbestos Directive in national legislatives of West Balkan Countries.

• Training seminar for occupational health and safety specialists and inspectors in identifying asbestos risks, as well as organizing and carrying out works on asbestos-containing hazardous substances including asbestos-cement products.

• Preparation and publishing educational materials about asbestos and his hazardous influence on the humans’ health, as well as about working with materials containing asbestos.

• Management of the project

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