Eptisa headed the consortium to implement the new EU project for improving Waste Governance in six ENPI East Countries

The consortium leaded by Eptisa has recently been awarded with the project 'Waste Governance - ENPI East Countries' that starts this month and will be implemented over the next 4 years.

December 22 2009

This project is an important component of the EC's ENPI Eastern Regional Indicative Programme (2007-2010) - the programme defining in detail the focus of intervention under the Eastern Regional envelope of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).

The main objective of this programme's environmental and forestry protection priority area is to reduce the risks arising from inappropriate management of wastes in the ENPI East, that thereby create environmental pollution hazards to the community and to natural resources, through co-operation with, and amongst, partner states in the region.

Following this objective, the project will have as main results to complete pilot region inventories of existing illegal/non-compliant disposal sites; an adopted waste classification approach that accords with international and EU standards; completed 15-year waste management strategies (one for each of the identified towns and peri-urban area) and feasibility study on establishing a 'DABLAS type' platform for encouraging strategic waste management investments.

During the next 4 years, experts from the consortium will carry out the project’s activities inside six Work Streams: Project Management, Inventorisation of Illegal Waste Disposal Sites, Strengthening Waste Classification Practices; Development of Pilot Regional Waste Management Strategies; Feasibility Study on Establishing a 'DABLAS type' Platform; and Public Awareness, Information Dissemination, and Capacity Building.

The consortium leaded by Eptisa is composed by Project Management Group (from Ireland), Fichtner (from Germany), PlanMiljo (from Denmark), REC Caucasus (from Kazakhstan), Wasteaware (from UK).