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.