On 23 and 24 July 2010 in the Hotel Sirius – Strumica, held the first joint workshop on the Green Agenda process in Macedonia as part of Project Green Agenda as a tool to preserve natural values. The project is funded by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning Republic of Macedonia.
The workshop was organized by the local office of Milieukontakt International in Macedonia, KOCKA – Training Institute and the National Platform for Green Agenda in Macedonia.
At the workshop was attending representatives from local governments in three municipalities in Macedonia: Municipality Centre – Skopje, Municipality Radovis and Municipality of Gevgelija, as well as one representative of three NGOs, Eco-sense of Skopje, CELOR of Radovis and Radio Amateur Association of Gevgelija.
The workshop consisted of two working days and through several working sessions was presented the basic steps in creating and implementing the process of Green Agenda.
The first session was devoted to introducing the participants, expectations of the workshop and introduction of the agenda for the workshop, as well as a brief introduction of Milieukontakt International – Local office in Macedonia.
The second session consisted of presentation of the steps and approach of the Green Agenda, and presentation of connecting the green agenda with legislation in Macedonia.
The third session was reserved for the review of experiences and results of Green Day in Macedonia, project 2007-2010; experiences from other countries in Europe and represent the national platform of Green Day – Macedonia.
At the fourth session were presented and elaborated analysis of stakeholders and analysis of strategic documents at the local level.
At the fifth working session were reviewed necessary preparations for organization of the first meeting of stakeholders and consideration of the values of the municipalities and the establishment of working groups.
At the sixth working session was developed analysis of key factors and issues in the community, analysis of trends and impacts, analysis of standards and problems in the process of Green Agenda and analysis of potentials and possibilities.
The seventh working session was addressed to prioritization and preparation of documents for the Green Agenda process at the local level.
At the eighth and final working session by the three groups was drawn up a plan for training activities in the municipalities for the period 1 August to 1 December 2010.
written by aleksandra_k