Eptisa will provide technical assistance services for the implementation of the By-law on Strategic Environmental Assessment in Turkey

The overall objective is to provide a high level of protection of the environment and to contribute to the integration of environmental considerations into the State plans and programs

April 07 2014

Within the accession process, it is one of the crucial issues for Turkey to continue transposition, implementation and enforcement of the Acquis, in particular horizontal and framework legislation, such as the environmental impact assessment, including transboundary aspects, as well as strengthening of administrative capacity.

Regarding this issue, the Government of Turkey has launched a new project with the aim of provide a high level of protection of the environment and to contribute to the integration of environmental considerations into de the preparation and adoption of plans and programs. An environmental assessment of certain plans and programmes will be carried out to promoting sustainable development.

For this purpose, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has awarded to Eptisa a new two years contract to support Turkey to become fully ready to implement Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), including all relevant public institutions and other stakeholders and ensure the effective implementation of By-law on SEA in Turkey.

This project mainly covers intense training programmes, seminars, and study tours workshops for different target groups such as Ministry of Environment and Urbanization staff, component authorities, NGOs, universities and chambers, and the implementation of four pilot SEA projects on different sectors.

All component authorities will receive not one day but intense trainings on SEA especially on their sector, at least two staff from each sector and institution will become SEA experts on their field with the activities proposed.


 
 Eptisa will provide technical assistance services for the implementation of the By-law on Strategic Environmental Assessment in Turkey