The second METEET workshop was held on 07-08. June 2018 in Belgrade, in the premises of MCTI -  Directorate for Inland Waterways.

METEET is a joint initiative of three commissions (the European Commission, the Danube Commission and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River) aimed at improving the capacities of institutions from the Danube basin countries for integrated planning and implementation of infrastructure projects in the field of inland waterways. METEET is funded by the European Commission and implemented by the Danube Commission.

Interactive workshops were held by two internationally recognized experts in the field of inland water transport and environmental protection - Jasna Muškatirović (Serbia) and Alexander Zinke (Austria).

The Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, as the main beneficiary of this initiative, invited all interested institutions from the Republic of Serbia to take part in the workshop in order to contribute to the overall improvement of institutional capacities in the given area.

The working language of the Workshop was English, and the workshop was attended by 25 representatives of relevant international and national institutions and non-governmental organizations - the European Commission (Directorate-General for Transport - DG MOVE), the Danube Commission (DC), the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia and other national institutions and organizations.

The participants were introduced to the legal basis of planning and management in the field of inland water transport and environmental protection and the basic principles of an integrated approach as a common development factor for these two areas. The trainers of the Workshop will prepare a list of all relevant documents of international and national significance presented during the two-day meeting in order to familiarize the participants and the interested public with their purpose and effects. Special attention was paid to the transparent project cycle and stakeholder involvement in the projects in the field of water transport and environment, with the trainers pointing to the past practice of participatory approach as well as the most important adopted principles on examples of projects of both countries.

In addition to theoretical knowledge, participants were enabled to interactively participate in the discussion of key parameters and steps in designing a project in the field of water transport, along with the delimitation of most important stakeholders potentially interested in projects in this area, at the level of the Republic of Serbia as the host country of this second workshop.

More on the METEET initiative can be found on the official internet sites of the ICPDR, the European Commission and the Danube Commission, and a detailed program of the Other Workshop can be found here.


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