October 23rd at the premises of the Aarhus Center in Sarajevo, the Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nina Suomalainen, and Deputy Mayor of the City of Sarajevo, Miroslav Zivanovic, opened an educational seminar for journalists regarding the role of media in the realization of the right to information about the environment.
Ten representatives of the media attended the seminar, during which the contents of the Aarhus Convention and experiences of journalists in practice were presented. Presentations were held by Dunja Jelovac (Radio Federation journalist and participant of educational seminars which were held as a part of our project), Borka Rudic (B&H Journalists' Association) and Almedina Karic (B&H Ombudsman Institution). During the seminar a media guide/handbook was presented - the publication created as part of our regional project "Enforcement of the Aarhus Convention in the Adriatic Region Countries". Also, an initiative for the formation of a (non)formal club of environmental journalists at the Aarhus center was launched.
The guide can be downloaded directly from the news posted at their website http://aarhus.ba/ or from the subpage Useful information ("Korisne informacije" in local language).
The main result of the project IPA 2008 Civil Society Facility “Network for Health and Safety at Work” is that, through the implementation of this project, anti-mobbing network was established.
First, at the project start-up conference the members of the conference signed the Agreement on Regional Cooperation and established the regional anti-mobbing network. That document is available on internet portal of the project: www.antimobbing-net.org and is attached below.
Further, in all partner countries of project implementation, anti-mobbing counseling centers have been established. Anti-mobbing counseling centers work within the trade union organizations that are partner on the Project: Trade Union of Finance Organization Montenegro, Autonomous Trade Union of Employees in Banks, Insurance Companies and other Financial Organizations of Serbia, The Trade Union of Finances of Macedonia. Established counseling centers in all countries of project implementation are very important instrument that ensures sustainability of the Project.
Finally, at the project final conference Charter on the establishment of a localised anti-mobbing advisory network was signed and anti-mobbing network was fully established. Document was signed by project manager, Jadranka Apostolovski; local project coordinator from Montenegro, Krsto Pejović; local project coordinator from Macedonia, Goce Selovski; and local project coordinator from Serbia, Mara Erdelj. Charter was signed in Croatian, Montenegrin, Macedonian and Serbian language. Charter is available on internet portal of the project: www.antimobbing-net.org and is attached below.
Other important outputs of the project IPA 2008 Civil Society Facility “Network for Health and Safety at Work” are following:
Also, you can find all this outputs on the following link:
Capacity Building for Banning and Phasing out Asbestos in West Balkan Countries (KAPAZ) the issue about asbestos, which was marginalized so far, and actual only among very limited high professional and academic circles, gained public actuality. Representatives of various professional associations and NGOs were made familiar with asbestos issue and unveiled this topic in their activities related to environmental or health protection.
Capacity of CSOs (from participating West Balkan Countries) active in occupational health and safety as well as in environment protection is strengthen for dealing with asbestos issue. CSOs are networked. Valuable experiences and initiatives for joint actions are shared between them, through web portal and organized conference, seminar, meetings etc. Powerful tools are made available to them for their future activities (study, action plans, brochures, manuals, TV spot …)
Extensive public awareness campaign was realised, thus contributing toward higher awareness about asbestos hazards among CSOs and citizens and dissemination of outputs.
Created Network for Banning and Phasing out Asbestos in West Balkan Countries continues with daily monitoring of asbestos related activities in West Balkan Countries, knowledge transfer, lobbying and advocacy.
The Balkan E-Waste Management Advocacy Network (BEWMAN) contributed to the improvement of the legal and institutional framework for proper e-waste management in Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria, through the development of a network for regional cooperation and knowledge exchange on e-waste management between four Balkan countries based on good practices from the EU, increasing the capacities of the CSOs from Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria for lobbying and advocacy concerning e-waste management issues, and raised the awareness about proper e-waste management among citizens, government officials, businesses, NGOs and media.
Some of the Action outcomes are:
The Action produced detailed research and assessment of the current situation of management and quantities of e-waste in Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria, and many educational and promotional materials, available in all the local languages. The following documents were developed:
If not properly disposed waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) can be a threat to the environment. Researches done to determine the quantity and e-waste management procedures in the Balkans showed that this region has a significant problem with proper management of e-waste and protection of the environment. The infographic below shows the results of these researches, as well as few facts and tips for managing e-waste.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we have the honor to invite you to take part in the Sixth International Conference e-Society.Mk which this year addresses the topic “ICT and Environment: The Waste Side Story". The conference will take place on November 23 and 24, 2011 in the “Holiday Inn” hotel in Skopje, Macedonia.
The conference will gather representatives of institutions and organizations working on information society development and the environment, with special focus on e-waste (discarded electronic and electric equipment) and greenIT, and enable them to network with stakeholders who deal with this issues from different angles, combining both online and offline experiences.
The event will be open to the public and you can freely share this invitation with interested representatives of other institutions and organizations.
Please confirm your participation and/or the participation of representatives of your organization via the official website of the conference:
Additional information is available via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +3892 3109 325.
Final conference of the project IPA 2008 Civil Society Facility "Network for health and safety at work", has been successfully finished, from October 23rd to October 26th 2011., in Croatia, Makarska, hotel Meteor.
Conference was organized by The association for help and education of mobbing victims in cooperation with partner organizations - trade unions of the finances from the countries of the Region: Trade Union of finances of Macedonia; Autonomous trade union of employees in bank, insurance companies and other financial organizations of Serbia; Trade Union of finance Organizations of Montenegro. The Conference gathered 118 participants. Participants arrived from 4 countries of the Region: Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and from EU, Austria which are partners on the project. Participants were representatives of the employer associations, trade unions, governmental institutions, non governmental institutions and legal experts.
Most of the participants arrived to Makarska on October 23rd of 2011. in the afternoon hours. After gathering, the participants attended welcoming drink and dinner where they could all meet and communicate.
On October 24th 2011., the conference started at 10 am as planned. Jadranka Apostolovski, project manager, opened the conference and addressed the audience with welcoming speech. Opening speeches were held by Krešimir Sever, president of Independent Trade Unions of Croatia that are partner on the Project, Rudolf Karazman from IBG institue, partner and supervisor of the Project, and Jozo Sarač, representative of the President of the Government of Croatia.
opening part we moved on to the agenda and each country presented the
way they have successfully executed project activities and
experiences gained through the execution of those activities.
As planned on the agenda, after those vivid discussions, the members of the conference signed the Charter on the establishment of a localised anti-mobbing advisory network. Document was signed by project manager, Jadranka Apostolovski; local project coordinator from Montenegro, Krsto Pejović; local project coordinator from Macedonia, Goce Selovski; and local project coordinator from Serbia, Mara Erdelj. Charter was signed in Croatian, Montenegrin, Macedonian and Serbian language.
October 26th 2011. was last day of the final conference. It was reserved for evaluations, conclusions, recommendations and for closing words. Jadranka Apostolovski, project manager, closed the final conference. Then, participants were having lunch and parted to their homes. It is significant to underline the fact that attention of the participants was held through whole duration of the Final conference.
Presentations, charters and pictures are attached.
Mobbing diary is an additional output of
the project "Network for health and safety at work". It is
a tool that will simplify the way how people can record what happens to them at their workplace for each day of the year. If one
day people decide to register and to solve their problem, it is very
important for them to have a written proof of what really happened.
Purpose of a Mobbing diary is also to strength a localised mobbing
advisory network which will be established through the implementation
of our project. It is attached in this post, with and without QR - code.
It is our honour to inform You that the regional project IPA 2008 – CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY “Network for health and safety at work” is nearing completion. Activity in front of us is Final project conference which will result with establishment of a localised mobbing advisory network. The final conference will occur in Makarska (hotel Meteor) from October 23rd to October 26th 2011. The conference programme is attached.