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                TWINNING INTERIM QUARTERLY REPORT Number: 2




                                 EUROPEAN UNION



                        TWINNING-PROJECTS
                    INTERIM QUARTERLY REPORT

Project Title:      Strengthening Administrative Capacities for Protected Areas in
                    Serbia (NATURA 2000)
Partners:           Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Serbia
                    Umweltbundesamt GmbH (Environment Agency Austria) in
                    Cooperation with European Public Law Organization Greece
Date:               July, 2010

Submitted by:                       Thomas Ellmauer
                                    MS Project Leader, Austria
Signature, Date




                                    07. July 2010
Submitted by:                       Radislav Momirov
                                    BC Project Leader, Serbia
Signature, Date


                                    07. July 2010
                          Twinning Contract number:        SR-07-IB-EN-02




TABLE OF CONTENT

Section 1: Project data

Section 2: Content
        2A – Background
        2B – Achievements of mandatory results
        2C – Activities in the reporting period
        2D – Timing and delays
        2E – Assessment

Annexes:
        Annex 1 – Agenda of the Opening Event (Component 0)
        Annex 2 – Participant list Opening Event (Component 0)
        Annex 3 – Executive Summary of Mission Report No. 6 for all the legislative and administrative
        acts assessed
        Annex 4 – Agenda of the Legal Workshop (Mission 8, Component 1)
        Annex 5 – Participant list Legal Workshop (Mission 8, Component 1)
        Annex 6 – Agenda and Participant list of the meetings (Mission 5, Component 2)
        Annex 7 – Agenda and Participant list of the meetings (Mission 10, Component 2 and 3)
        Annex 8 – Agenda of the Workshop Data (Mission 11, Component 2)
        Annex 9 – Participant list of the Workshop Data (Mission 11, Component 2)
        Annex 10 – Training Programme first draft (Mission 12, Component 3)
        Annex 11 – Available Documents


Section 3: Expenditures
        Budget Tracking (Sheet 1)
        Actual costs: 2nd Quarter (Sheet 2)
                      Twinning Contract Number:     SR-07-IB-EN-02



                                Section 1: Project data




Twinning Contract Number          SR-07-IB-EN-02

Project Title:                    Strengthening Administrative Capacities for Protected
                                  Areas in Serbia (NATURA 2000)
Twinning Partners (MS and BC)     MS: Umweltbundesamt GmbH (Environment Agency
                                  Austria) in Cooperation with European Public Law
                                  Organization Greece
                                  BC: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning


Report Number:                    2

Period covered by the report:     18th March 2010 – 17th June

Duration of the project:          24 months

Rapporteur:                       Thomas Ellmauer, MS Project Leader
                                  Radislav Momirov, BC Project Leader
                                  Bernd Perdacher, RTA
                              Twinning Contract Number:                  SR-07-IB-EN-02




                                               Section 2: Content




2A - BACKGROUND

Overall objectives

                                         Relevance of       Target value             State of achievement/
Overall Objectives and indicators of     indicators                                  problems encountered
achievement (as in Log frame)            (Y/N)
Development of system for Nature Protection in the Republic of Serbia in line with EU environmental Acquis.

   National      legislation     for    Y                  Status reports and
    development of NATURA 2000                              analyses                     Mission Reports on
    Network prepared for adoption                                                         the status of legal
                                                                                          transposition of EU
                                                                                          Nature Directives into
                                                                                          Serbian Law have
                                                                                          been drafted

                                                                                         Table of
                                                                                          Concordance
                                                                                          Habitats Directive

                                                                                         Table of
                                                                                          Concordance Birds
                                                                                          Directive

                                                                                         1st Workshop on
                                                                                          transposition of EC
                                                                                          nature directives held

                                                                                         Overview and
                                                                                          assessment of
                                                                                          existing legislation
                                                                                          finalized




   List for NATURA 2000 Areas           Y                  Status reports and
    prepared for adoption in line with                      analyses                     Mission report on
    EU requirements                                                                       data situation
                                                                                          regarding habitat
                                                                                          types and species of
                                                                                          habitats directive
                                                                                         Mission report on
                                                                                          data situation
                                                                                          regarding species of
                                                                                          Birds directive
                                                                                         Draft reference list of
                                                                                          habitats and species
                                                                                          of the Annexes of
                                                                                          Habitats Directive
                                                                                          occurring in Serbia
                                                                                        Draft reference list of
                                                                                         bird species and
                                                                                         migratory species
                                                                                         according to Birds
                                                                                         directive
                                                                                        Assessment report
                                                                                         on data situation
                                                                                         regarding habitats
                                                                                         and species of Birds
                                                                                         and Habitats directive
                                                                                        Mission and
                                                                                         assessment report
                                                                                         regarding databases
                                                                                         and GIS systems
                                                                                        Expert Workshop on
                                                                                         Data held
                                                                                        Data situation
                                                                                         (available data)
                                                                                         insufficient


   System for management of              Y                 Selection of pilot
    NATURA 2000 network drafted                             sites for                   Decision on the pilot
    and proposed                                            management                   sites (Obedska bara
                                                            planning                     and NP Tara)
   Strengthening   of    institutional   Y                 Status report and
    capacity and preparation of                             analyses                    First organigram of
    communication strategy                                                               relevant institutions
                                                                                         has been drafted
                                                                                        Assessment report
                                                                                         regarding nature
                                                                                         conservation
                                                                                         administration in
                                                                                         Serbia
                                                                                        Mission report
                                                                                         regarding
                                                                                         recommendations for
                                                                                         strengthening the
                                                                                         administrative system
                                                                                         concerning IT
                                                                                         systems and GIS
                                                                                        “Rough planning” of a
                                                                                         training programme
                                                                                         for capacity building


Project purpose

                                          Relevance of      Target value             State of achievement/
Project purpose and indicators of         indicator (Y/N)                            problems encountered
achievement (as in Log frame)
To strengthen the capacities of competent bodies in the Republic of Serbia for implementation and enforcement of
NATURA 2000 network at central and regional/local levels.
   Activity 0.1: Opening Event          Y                                             Successfully
                                                                                         completed
   Activity 0.2: Closing Event           Y                                             Not started yet
   Activity    1.1:   Overview     and   Y                                             Successfully
    assessment of existing legislation                                                   completed
   Activity    1.2:    Two    one-day    Y                 First Workshop held         First Workshop held;
    seminars on transposition of EU                                                      second Workshop
    nature directives                                                                    planned after Activity
                                                                                         1.3
   Activity 1.3: Consultation on legal   Y                                             Not started yet
    transposition
   Activity 2.1: Assessment report on      Y   Status report and      Successfully
    existing data and project results           analyses                completed
                                                                    
   Activity 2.2: Expert Workshop           Y   Workshop held          Successfully
                                                                        completed
   Activity          2.3:          Draft   Y                          Mission planned for
    “Recommendations                  for                               21th – 23th June 2010
    establishment and development of
    the NATURA 2000 network”
   Activity 2.4: Consultancies for         Y                          Not started yet
    identification of NATURA 2000
    sites
   Activity 2.5: Four seminars for         Y                          Not started yet
    consultations with stakeholders
   Activity    2.6:    Preparation    of   Y                          Mission planned for
    guidelines for management of                                        19th-23rd July 2010
    NATURA 2000 sites in Serbia
   Activity    2.7:    Preparation    of   Y                          Not started yet
    guidelines for data management
    including GIS
   Activity 2.8: Preparation of two        Y                          Not started yet
    pilot management plans
   Activity 2.9: GIS training course       Y                          Not started yet
   Activity 3.1: Assessment of nature      Y                          Successfully
    conservation administration in                                      completed
    Serbia
   Activity 3.2: Recommendations for       Y   ongoing                Activity started with
    strengthening the administrative                                    recommendations
    system                                                              regarding IT
   Activity     3.3:    Promotion     of   Y                          Not started yet
    intersectoral cooperation
   Activity 3.4: Drafting a training       Y   ongoing                Activity started with
    programme for capacity building                                     first Mission on 7th
                                                                        June to get a “rough
                                                                        planning”
                                                                       “detailed planning”
                                                                        will be prepared in a
                                                                        second Mission in
                                                                        autumn
   Activity 3.5: Execution of training     Y                          Not started yet
    programme
   Activity 3.6: Study tour                Y                          Not started yet
   Activity 3.7: Preparation of a draft    Y                          Not started yet
    Communication        Strategy   and
    Action Plan for public awareness
    campaign
   Activity 3.8: Execution of public       Y                          Not started yet
    awareness campaign



Policy Developments

   What were the key developments in the relevant policy area in the BC in the reporting
    period?

Serbia is a potential candidate country for EU accession following the Thessaloniki European
Council of June 2003. On 29 April 2008, the EU and Serbia signed the Stabilisation and
Association Agreement (SAA). Following the positive assessment of Serbia's cooperation with
ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) the Council General Affairs
meeting of 7 December 2009 decided to unblock the EU-Serbia Interim Agreement on Trade
and Trade-related issues
Serbia officially applied for the EU membership on 22 December 2009. The government of
Serbia has the goal for the EU accession in 2014 per the Papandreou plan - Agenda 2014. On
7 December 2009 the European Commission decided to implement Interim Trade agreement
with Serbia which officially took effect on 1 February 2010. Serbia entered the Schengen visa
free regime on 19 December 2009
The Progress Report for Serbia 2009 acknowledges progress in the field of nature protection
with the adoption of the Law on Nature Protection (published on 15 May 2009) along with
several by-laws. However, the national strategy for biodiversity conservation and the related
action plan need to be finalised.
The ratification process of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) has started on
14 June 2010 with an agreement of the EU Foreign ministers.

The new systematization of the Ministry is official from 1. April 2010. There are 6 sectors in the
Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning:
    Sector for Urbanisation, Spatial Planning and Housing
    Sector for Construction, Investment and Land
    Sector for Planning and Management
    Sector for Protection of Natural Resources
    Sector for European Integration, International Cooperation and Project Management
    Sector for Control and Monitoring


A previous sector for Nature Protection is now part of Sector for Protection of Natural
Resources and within this sector there are four departments
    Department for Nature Protection
    Department for geological Research and Soil
    Department for Water Protection
    Department for Air Protection


The Department for Nature Protection consists of three divisions:
   -   Division for Protection of biological resources
   -   Division for protected areas
   -   Division for protection of biodiversity


   There are also two additional internal units within the Ministry: Secretariat of the Ministry
   and the Cabinet of the Minister.


Serbia is strengthening its capacities in the Environmental Sector with a series of Twinning
projects which are under implementation or in the preparation phase:

    SR 07 IB EN 02: Development of system for Nature Protection in the Republic of Serbia
     in line with EU environmental acquis
    SR 07 IB EN 01: Strengthening Administrative Capacities for Implementation of Air
     Quality Management System
     SR/08/IB/EN/01: Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Hazardous Waste Management
     SR/08/IB/EN/02: Assistance in the Implementation of a Chemical Management System



Project Assumptions

   Which of the original assumptions of the project (Article 2 of the Work plan) have been
    fulfilled?
   Which of them are likely to be fulfilled soon?

Roles and responsibilities of the involved institutions are unfortunately not clarified. Therefore
necessary steps (e.g. coordination of a reference list of habitats and species, delineation of
biogeographic regions, elaboration of an interpretation manual etc.) cannot be initiated. This
also makes it difficult to address the relevant institutions in the course of the trainings.
In April 2010 Monitoring Mission to the Project "Strengthening Administrative Capacities for
Protected Areas in Serbia (CRIS N° tba, ROM N° 2010-84)" was held.

Key observations and recommendations were:
    1) Realistically assess results’ achievability in the prevailing implementation environment,
       in line with a thorough examination of the stakeholders’ real capacities
    2) Set clearly each stakeholder’s role and responsibilities and detail the related
       Coordination and management arrangements
    3) Carry out a risk management study and identify potentially
       needed measures and adjustments
    4) Based on all these, propose an update of the project design and
       planning and reflect it in the Logframe.
    5) If needed, propose budget reallocation in favour of activities that
       a) will significantly contribute to the achievement of project goals,
       b) are more likely to be completed without significant risks,
       c) will have more important impact.
       MESP: Identify and assign the appropriate HR to the project.
       INP: Develop ownership, get involved in and benefit from the project.

       Contractor, MESP, EUD:
       1) Closely monitor results’ achievement and investigate their interdependence.
        2) Resolve the issue of travel expenses for “third party” stakeholders.
       3) Examine the updated project design and timely proceed with respective actions.
       4) Support and promote beneficiary ownership and motivation.
       5) Proactively ensure the economic viability of the services/ activities needed in future

All these recommendations will be taken by the twinning project team on board, but from our
point of view it is not so easy to update/revise the logical framework as proposed by the
monitor. All revisions of the logical frameworks can be done only via addendum.

Our suggestions to each recommendation are the subsequent:

    1) In the stage of preparation we set up the benchmarks in line with the expectations of the
       beneficiary and due to the mandatory results stated in the project fiche. Also
       assumptions which should specify at each level the external conditions related to the
       project that must be fulfilled in order to guarantee its success were taken into account.
       The logical framework table should be read as follows: if these assumptions are fulfilled
       and the activities are carried out, then the relevant results will be achieved. From our
   point of view, we defined for each result relevant assumptions in line with a thorough
   examination of the stakeholders’ real capacities

2) The role of all stakeholders involved in the project and their responsibilities according to
   Nature Protection will be clarified within the activity Institutional capacity in the next two
   quarters. The coordination and management arrangements in the project are defined in
   the covenant (see Article 6 => 6.1 Human resources )

3) The risk management study will be carried out in the next two project quarters

4) Based on this risk management study, the report with proposals for updating of the
   planning (if necessary), will be presented

5) If needed, we will propose the budget reallocation in favour of activities that
   a) will significantly contribute to the achievement of project goals,
   b) are more likely to be completed without significant risks,
   c) will have more important impact.
        2B – ACHIEVEMENT OF MANDATORY RESULTS

   List all the benchmarks which were achieved in the reporting period within each of the
    components and indicate which of the Intermediate Results and Mandatory Results are
    completed or close to completion.



Results under components


                                       Relevance of   Target value             State of achievement/
Results and indicators of              indicator                               problems encountered
achievement (as in Log frame)          (Y/N)

Result 1 National legislation for development of NATURA 2000 Network
prepared for adoption

Overview of existing legislation and   Y              Tables            of     All targets have been
assessment of compliance with EC                      Concordance (TOC)        achieved;
directives compiled                                   for both Directives
                                                      have been compiled.

                                                      Assessment      report
                                                      prepared

                                       Y              First    one       day   All targets have been
Workshop on transposition of EC                                                achieved;
                                                      seminar held
nature directives for administrative
staff executed
                                                      Reports prepared




Result 2 List for NATURA 2000 Areas prepared for adoption in line with EU
requirements

Overview on existing     data   and    Y              Assessment Report        All targets have been
projects compiled                                     on existing Data         achieved;
                                                      regarding   habitats
                                                      and species

                                                      Assessment Report
                                                      on existing Data
                                                      regarding IT systems
                                                      and GIS


                                                                               A reference list of habitat
Expert Workshop Data
                                                      Workshop held            types and species for
                                       Y                                       each biogeographic
                                                                               region drafted together
                                                                               with BC Experts


Reference List of habitat types and                                            The draft Reference List
species for each biogeographic         Y              ongoing                  was send out to the BC
region produced                                                                Experts for final
                                                                               completion


List of possible amendments to the
annexes of the EC nature directives    Y              ongoing                  Possible amendments
                                                                               have been collected in
produced                                                                     the assessment report on
                                                                             data.




Result 3 Institutional capacity at all levels strengthened and cooperation
between institutions in charge of planning, control and monitoring nature
protection and biodiversity established

Evaluation Report drafted            Y               Assessment        of    All targets have been
                                                     nature conservation     achieved;
                                                     administration    in
                                                     Serbia finalized



Recommendations provided             Y
                                                     First Mission report    Done for IT System and
                                                     on recommendations      GIS
                                                     regarding IT System
                                                     and GIS prepared

                                     Y               “Rough      planning”
Training programme drafted                           done;
                                                                             The “fine planning” will be
                                                                             done in one more Mission
                                                                             at the end of August
2C. ACTIVITIES IN THE REPORTING PERIOD


              Overview of activities in the 2nd Project Quarter in chronological order


                Compon
  Week,
                  ent,                Mission – action         Experts          Partners - meetings
  dates
                activity
                                                              Thomas
                                                              Ellmauer,      Oliver Dulic, Vincent
                                                              Georg          Degert, Clemens Koja,
                               Opening Event –               Rebernig,      Fotios Papoulias, Radislav
  12.04.        C0, A.0.1
                                Chamber of Commerce           Eleftherios    Momirov, MoESP….
                                                              Levantis,      See participant list; Annex
                                                              Violeta        2
                                                              Philippitsch
                            Mission 6: Overview and
                            assessment of existing
                                                              Petr Roth,
  12.04.                    legislation; Finalization
                C1, A1.1                                      Volker         MoESP
15.– 16.04.
                               Assessment of                 Mauerhofer
                                compliance with EC
                                directives
                                                                             Experts from University Nis,
                            Mission 5
                                                                             Kragujevac, Belgrade,
                             Assessment report on            Thomas
12.-14.04.      C2, A2.1                                                     Natural History Museum,
                                existing data and project     Ellmauer
                                                                             Institute for Nature
                                results
                                                                             Protection
                            Mission 9; Finalization                          MoESP, Institute for Nature
                                                              Violeta
                             Assessment of nature                           Conservation, SEPA,
12.-16.04.      C3, A3.1                                      Philippitsch
                               conservation                                  Environment Protection
                                                              Fritz Kroiss
                               administration in Serbia                      Fund
                             Result Oriented
                 Project       Monitoring                     RTA, RTA
                Administr
                                                              Assistant
                  ation
                                                              Thomas         Kourlimpinis, Rainer
  13.04.
                                                              Ellmauer,      Freund, MoESP
                 Project
                            
                                 st
                                1 Project Steering            Violeta
                Administr
                                Committee meeting             Philippitsch
                  ation
                                                              RTA, RTA
                                                              Assistant
                            Mission 8
                            First one-day seminar on          Petr Roth,
                            transposition of EU nature        Volker
                            directives                        Mauerhofer
                                                                             See participant list; Annex
13.-14.04.      C1, A1.2     Workshop on                     Eleftherios
                                                                             5
                                 transposition of Natura      Levantis
                                 2000 in the laws on          Kallia
                                 nature protection and        Angeliki
                                 other relevant legislation
                             Mission 10a
                             Assessment report on
                             existing data and project
                                                                             MoESP, Institute for Nature
                C2, A2.1     results; Mission 3;              Andras
 18.-20.5.                                                                   Conservation, SEPA, IT
                             Finalization                     Takacs
                                                                             Administration and others
                             Assessment of the status
                                 of GIS and database
                                 systems in Serbia
                             Mission 10b                                     MoESP, Institute for Nature
                                                              Tamás
 18.-20.5       C3, A3.2     Recommendations for                            Conservation, SEPA, IT
                                                              Lõrincz
                                 strengthening the                           Administration and others
                            administrative system -
                            GIS and database
                            systems in Serbia
                        Mission 12 “rough planning”
                         Drafting a training         Wolfgang
  07.06.    C3, A3.4                                              MoESP
                            programme for capacity    Suske
                            building
                                                      Thomas
                                                      Ellmauer,
                                                      Reinhard
                                                      Lentner,    See participant list; Annex
  7.-8.6.   C2, A2.2    Mission 11
                                                      Axel        12
                         Expert Workshop Data
                                                      Ssymank,
                                                      Andreas
                                                      Ranner


The notification of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia on the endorsement of this
Twinning Contract was made on 18 December 2009. The RTA arrived on 1 January 2010 and
the activities of the project started officially on this day. The second Quarter of the project
ended on 17 June 2010.


The following description of activities during the second reporting period of the project is
structured according to the different components and activities as they were presented in the
project Contract.




Component 0            Opening and Closing Events


The first activity in this Component was an ‘Opening Event/Kick-off Meeting’.
The Opening event was held on 12th April 2010, from 12:00 to 15:00, at the Serbian Chamber
of Commerce (Resavska street 15, Belgrade).

The event was opened by a Welcome speech given by Mr. Oliver Dulic, Minister for the
Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Serbia, followed by the Welcome speech
of H.E. Mr. Vincent Degert, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of
Serbia

Furthermore, the audiance was addressed by the following speakers:
    H.E. Mr. Clemens Koja, Ambassador of Austria
    Mr. Georg Rebernig, Managing Director, Environment Agency Austria
      (Umweltbundesamt)
    Mr. Fotios Papoulias, European Commission DG Environment
    Mr. Radislav Momirov, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
      of the Republic of Serbia
    Mr. Thomas Ellamuer, Austrian Project Leader, Environment Agency Austria

Mr Radislav Momirov, the BC project leader, gave a brief overview on the current issues and
activities regarding nature protection in Serbia and gave a short introduction to the Twinning
project on Natura 2000. Mr. Thomas Ellamuer, MS project leader, presented in more detail the
Twinning project, including the objectives, the activities, the expected results and the time
schedule.

The list of participants of the Opening event included representatives of the diplomatic core in
the Republic of Serbia, as well as the representatives of Serbian ministries and all relevant
institutions that are involved in nature conservation activities. Furthermore, the audience
consisted of the representatives of the non-governmental sector, international organizations,
scientific community and the media.
Organization and moderation of the opening event was done in cooperation between the RTA,
RTA assistant and the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.
Folders and posters about Twinning project, covered by the project’s visibility costs, were
prepared for and presented during the Opening event. The venue and catering were organized
and provided by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.



Preparation and launch of the Project web

The preparation of a project web page was initiated by consulting the IT Manager and Pavle
Jovanovic, member of the core team from the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.
The structure of the web page has been clarified and first elements of the web page have been
prepared .

The web page started officially at the end of Week 24. All documents regarding the missions
(Mission Reports, PPP, Photos), a summary project description, a presentation of the project
team, things to know about Natura 2000, a link - list and many other subjects are now visible
and accessible for the public.


The address of the Webpage is: www.ekoplan.gov.rs/n2ktwinning


It is also possible to go to our Webpage by a link on the official Homepage of the Ministry of
Environment and Spatial Planning (www.ekoplan.gov.rs)
Component 1          Harmonising National Legislation with the EC Nature Directives



Activity 1.1   Overview and assessment of existing legislation


Activity elements:
MS experts Fritz Kroiss, Petr Roth, Volker Mauerhofer and Eleftherios Levantis with support of
BC experts have identified Serbian legislation which has to be in line with EC nature
conservation directives. The most important laws or pieces of legislation have been translated
into English. MS experts have compiled an overview of the existing national legal framework
relevant for the area of nature protection – and elaborated a first assessment regarding the
compliance with the EC nature directives.


Mission 6


The last mission within the activity 1.1 was implemented on April 12 th and from April 15th to
16th, 2010 in Belgrade by MS experts Petr Roth and Volker Mauerhofer. During the
implementation of this mission, other parallel activities within both the same component (i.e.
Component I, activity 1.2) and within other Components (i.e. Component 0 - Opening Event,
Component 2 – Activity 2.1) took place, hence it was necessary to carefully plan the mission 6
in order to fully use the available time.
The main purpose of the fourth mission in this activity was to finalize as far as possible the in-
depth gap analysis of the legal texts (laws and bylaws) identified during the prior project period
with regard to the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive by means of a Table of
Concordance.
The mission consisted mainly of desktop work in close cooperation with the RTA and his
assistant with regard to translations and clarifications. Furthermore, the preparation of
comments to a rulebook draft in Serbian language required by and submitted to the
Beneficiary was done by Mr. Roth within the mission. In addition, the two experts participated
in the Opening event of the Twinning project (Component 0, activity 0.1) which took place on
12th April 2010.
Findings:
There are five outputs of the sixth mission:
1. executive summary for all the legislative and administrative acts assessed (Annex IV).
2. draft table of concordance concerning the Habitats Directive including also open issues of
   translation (Annex I)
3. draft table of concordance concerning the Birds Directive including also open issues of
   translation (Annex II)
4. a preliminary list of relevant laws and ordinances/bylaws still to be included into TOC and
   laws and ordinances to be included into TOC but pending for adoption in parliamentary
   procedure likely during Activity 1.3. (Annex III) and
5. comments by Mr. Roth to a rulebook draft in Serbian language required by and submitted to
the Beneficiary (Annex V).

In the following details were provided on the single acts assessed within mission 1:
1. Nature Protection Law (Mauerhofer & Roth)
Overally spoken, the transposition is widely done but some essential parts are missing in the
law and the relevant by-laws statuting the relevant species and habitat types are not adopted
yet. For instance, regarding the definitions laid down in Art. 1 HD as well as the Appropriate
Assessment of Art. 6 (3), the transposition is incomplete. Apart of Art. 10, the Art. 57 of the
Nature Conservation Act lies down a partly different permission scheme which seem not to
include all the criteria of Art. 6 (3) and (4) HD. With regard to the Birds Directive especially the
designation duties of Art 4 BD are not transposed at all and the research duty of Art. 10 BD is
not transposed outside of protected area.

2. Rulebook on the declaration and protection of protected and strictly protected wild
species of plants, animals and fungi (Roth)
This Rulebook constitutes work in progress and the consultants provided input to the draft.

3. Rulebook about criteria and indicators for designation of protected areas - Draft 2010
(Roth)
There is nothing directly relevant from the perspective of compliance.

4. Rulebook on habitats – Draft 2010 (Mauerhofer & Roth)
The rulebook has only been available as a working draft; recommendations have been done.

5. Law on Protection and Sustainable use of Fish Stocks (Mauerhofer & Roth)
The Law contains several special provisions on fishery areas within protected sites (Articles 5,
18, 20 para. 8 and 56 para. 7). However, these Articles do not ensure that fishery activities in
areas outside of protected sites do not adversely influence the protected Natura 2000 site in
the sense of Art. 6 (2)-(4) HD.

6. Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Roth)
The Law represents a good transposition of the 2001/41/EC SEA Directive. If the appropriate
assessment is incorporated into the SEA procedure its scope has to be widened compared to
the scope of SEA.

7. Law on Environmental Impact Assessment (Mauerhofer)
The Appropriate Assessment of Art. 6 HD might not be effectively transposed in case this
Assessment is integrated into the current procedure of the EIA Act (see Art. 10 Nature
Protection Act); Art. 10 and 14 of the EIA Act contain very narrow deadlines which might not
be adequate for the Appropriate Assessments.

8. Rulebook about the content of an application for EIA and application for setting the
scope and content of EIA. (Roth)
Depending on the decision for the future process for AA, relevant provisions relevant
provisions of this Pravilnik might have to be amended.

9. Governmental Decree (Uredba) about the list of projects obligatorily or facultatively
subject to EIA (Roth)
It is not in full compliance with this piece of EU law. Prior to the accession it has be replaced
by one being fully harmonized with both Habitats Directive and Directive 97/11/EC (amending
the EIA Directive).

10. Law on Spatial Planning and Construction (Roth)
In the field of spatial planning, this Law correctly requires to carry out SEA for all types of
spatial plans except for urban plans and detailed regulatory plans. However, even for urban as
well as regulatory plans the obligation of appropriate assessment has to be introduced (some
Natura 2000 sites can be situated within the settlements).
11. Law on Environmental Protection (Mauerhofer)
This Law was found not relevant as regards Natura 2000.

12. Law on Environmental Protection Fund (Roth)
This Law has no direct relevance for Natura 2000, but provides a very useful financial tool for
funding many of activities necessary for the preparation of Natura 2000 network in Serbia.

13. Law on Agricultural land (Mauerhofer)
This law appears to be especially crucial. It recently extended its scope through a very broad
definition of agricultural land. This seems to prohibit the duty to implement an Appropriate
Assessment even outside of protected areas. Additionally, it contains several duties which
could contradict the necessary management measures to be taken under Art. 6 (1) HD.

14. Law on Agriculture and Rural Development (Mauerhofer)
This law is not considered relevant for the transposition of the BD and HD.

16. Law on Game and Hunting (Roth)
Generally, this new Law introduces pattern of special areas designated for hunting.The regime
of utilization of those areas has only to be harmonized with the protective regime of national
protected goods (areas). This should be changed in order to cover the whole future Natura
2000 network.

15. Law on Livestock production (Roth)
The only article in this law which may be problematic is Art. 58. If the future Natura 2000 sites
will be protected via designation, the duty to designate has to be supraordered to the opinion
of the other sectors.

17. Law on Energy (Mauerhofer)
The formulation of certain rights in this Law (Art. 77) and of certain duties in this Law (Art. 79)
do not guarantee full compliance with Art. 6 HD, if the land concerned is related to Natura
2000. Also regarding Art. 6 HD, there are non-compliancies with certain oil and gas activities
(Art. 109 and 115 Law on Energy).

18. Law on Mining (Roth)
There are several critical issues in this law. For instance, the mining of mineral raw materials in
the protected natural goods may be granted when in public interest, with only the previous
consent of the spatial development, not of nature protection authority. Furthermore, there are
no requirement for EIA/SEA for various types of studies and projects and another problematic
issue is created by Art. 21.

19. Law on Army (Roth)
This Law was found not relevant as regards Natura 2000.

20. Law on Tourism (Roth)
This Law envisages several types of strategic documents with potentially big impacts on future
Natura 2000 sites; however, none of these strategic documents is envisages to be subject to
SEA. Because Article 10 of the Nature Protection Act only relates to projects and activities but
not to “plans” (= strategies) there is no assessment of impacts on the future Natura 2000 at all.

IV. Recommendations

The recommendations from the mission are the following:
A. Nature Protection Law
This is the most important piece of legislation as regards transposition and implementation of
the EU Nature Directives. Thus, attention should be paid to its harmonization with the EU
requirements.

1. Regarding definitions, four steps are recommended:
- definitions in practical need of literal transposition should be either “copied” or amended
accordingly and then consistently used in the whole Law
- definitions which have very similar form at the “national” and “EU” levels but differ
substantially in their meaning should clearly be separated
- definitions needing no literal transposition but in need of transposing their concept should be
amended
- definitions which are usually not required for transposition and which may cause

Further points are:

2. Ecological network: currently there are two legal regimes, one related to protected natural
   goods/assets, the other to the ecological network. It is recommended both to amend the
   definitions and then the material part of the Law.
3. Art. 6.3 duties: New articles should be added to the Law clearly structured according to Art.
   6.3 procedure and putting in one place the existing relevant Articles (e.g. 10 and 57).
   Relationship between the EIA/SEA and appropriate assessment should be clarified and the
   procedure set for projects not subject to EIA at all.
4. Appropriate assessment of plans and strategies (completely missing now) has to be
   secured in a way that it is feasible also from the perspective of other sectoral laws.
5. Art. 6.4: very complex issue; for correct meeting the requirements of the Habitats Directive,
   the order of steps has to be maintained. Regarding plans to focus on avoidance of
   elements of plans likely to have significant effects rather than to theoretical constructions of
   “paper compensations”.

B. EIA/SEA
The most feasible concept of implementation of the appropriate assessment duty is to
integrate it into the processes of EIA/SEA in all cases when EIA/SEA is carried out and
likelihood of significant effect on Natura 2000 exist. It would require amendments of both EIA
and SEA Laws.

C. Other sectoral laws
In other laws, most problems refer to the fact that strategies, master plans and other types of
planning documents are often not subject to any assessment now in those laws. It is
recommended to transpose this duty of the Habitat Directive in such a way that these types of
planning documents are assessed by designated competent authorities with the support of the
relevant technical specialists capable to identify species and habitat types of the EU Nature
Directives and to apply their assessment criteria to be developed in the near future. There are
also specific challenges in particular laws (especially in the Law on Agricultural Land which
contradicts requirements of EU Nature Directives quite broadly). Changes and amendments of
these laws should be proposed after the basic problems of the Nature Protection Law are
solved.
Activity 1.2 Two one-day seminars on transposition of EC nature directives


Activity elements:
A one-day seminar on EC nature directives was held by MS experts Petr Roth, Volker
Mauerhofer, Eleftherios Levantis and Angelika Kallia. The seminar provided general
information on the EC provisions and a discussion of the outcomes of the Activity 1.1.


Mission 8


The first Mission within the Activity 1.2. (Component I) was implemented on 13th and 14th April
2010 in Belgrade.

The main purpose of the mission was to prepare and implement a workshop with
representatives of the public nature conservation administration and with private stakeholders
such as NGO’s that are involved in Nature Conservation.

The mission consisted of
1. the preparation and harmonization of the presentations for the workshop
2. the workshop with interactive discussions with the participants.

Based on the prior work during Activity 1.1. three main topics were selected for the
presentation:
   1. a brief overview of transposition duties and relevant ECJ rulings as regards Natura
      2000 network as well as the main results of the compliance analysis of the Nature
      Protection Act
   2. an overview of similarities and differences between EIA, SEA and Appropriate
      Assessment as well as the main results of the compliance analysis of the EIA and SEA
      Acts
   3. the main results of the compliance analysis of other relevant legislation (e.g. Agriculture,
      Tourism, Spatial Planning and Construction, Energy, Mining)

MS experts Petr Roth, Volker Mauerhofer, Eleftherios Levantis and Angelika Kallia prepared
and conducted the workshop. The workshop was opened by the MS Project Leader, Thomas
Ellmauer.
All meetings were held together with MS Experts mentioned above and RTA Perdacher Bernd
and additionally RTA Assistant Katarina Vuksic for translation needs.


Findings:
There are three outputs of this first mission from the MS experts:

1. a presentation on main results of the compliance analysis of the Nature Protection Act
   (Annex )
2. a presentation about main results of the compliance analysis of the EIA and SEA Acts
   (Annex 2)
3. a presentation about main results of the compliance analysis of other relevant legislation
   (e.g. Agriculture, Tourism, Spatial Planning and Construction, Mining) (Annex )
4. a presentation on Environmental Assessment of Plans, Programmes and Projects - SEA -
   EIA and the Habitat Appropriate Assessment (Annex )
This mission under activity 1.2. is directly followed by the activity 1.3. and much later followed
by another mission dealing with the concluding workshop under activity 1.2. Hence the
recommendations and the summary are more relevant to activity 1.3. than to the next mission
of activity 1.2. In general, the presentations of the experts aimed at preparing the participants
for activity 1.3.

The responses to the presentations of the experts were encouraging. Commitment to the
subject is definitely given within the participants.

Those laws which could not be covered within this mission of activity 1.2. (see Annex IV of the
report dealing with the 4th mission of activity 1.1., namely the Forest Act and the Water Act)
should be dealt with in activity 1.3. The same is valid for the stakeholders not covered by this
workshop.
Component 2         Prepare NATURA 2000


Activity 2.1 Assessment report on existing data, project results and IT systems



Mission 5


Mission 5 within the Activity 2.1. (Component II) was implemented in Belgrade from 12 th to 14th
April 2010.
The mission was a continuation of the mission 3 (held from 8.-11. March 2010), and its aim
was to meet Serbian experts for additional species groups (Mammals, Butterflies, Dragonflies,
Beetles and Locusts) in order to complete the assessment of the data situation on habitat
types and species relevant under the Habitats and the Birds Directive.

For this purpose, the Component Leader Thomas Ellmauer (Austria) had a series of meetings
in Belgrade with Serbian experts from University of Kragujevac (Faculty of Natural Sciences),
University of Niš (Faculty of Natural Sciences), University of Belgrade (Faculty of Biology),
University of Novi Sad (Faculty of Natural Sciences), Natural History Museum, Institute for
Nature Protection.

Findings:
Fish species

Best available limnological database including fish species exists in the Faculty of Natural
Sciences in Kragujevac, called BAES (http://baes.pmf.kg.ac.rs). It is the only database in
Serbia about fish species and all existing data of Serbia of literature are included in it.

There is no systematic approach for mapping of fish species.
Distribution maps can be displayed by BAES database on a 5x5 km UTM basis.
Crayfish (Crustaceae)

Three native species can be recognized in Serbia: Austropotamobius torrentium, Astacus
astacus and Astacus lepitodactylus (Simic et al. 2008). Data of these species are available in
BAES database.

Distribution maps can be seen in BAES.

Orthoptera

Collections exist from Karaman and Pavićević, data are only on paper. South-eastern part of
Serbia is not so well covered. For some rare species there are publications on the distribution.

There is a distribution map from Saga pedo, other distribution maps could be produced.

Steppic environment in northern part of Vojvodina will be investigated also in respect of
Orthoptera. The project will be applied in 2010 at the provincial secretariat.
Odonata

Data on dragonflies are mostly rather old (1945-1980ies), but since 2001 there is an increase
of data.

Data source for Odonata is Mr. Milos Jovic. His phD (Odonata fauna of Serbia, Macedonia and
Montenegro with distribution maps) will be finished in 2011.

Knowledge of Odonata in not homogenous throughout Serbia, most of data come from the
surroundings of Belgrade. Some regions are not covered at all. Vojvodina is the best explored
part of Serbia.

Beetles

Data on Carabidae from literature and field until 2007 are stored in a private database of Mr.
Srecko Curcic and published in “The Carabids of Serbia” (Curcic 2007). Data gaps of
Carabidae in the southwestern part and northern part of the country. Good data from the
central part of Serbia, data gaps in Vojvodina and southern part.

Distribution maps on Carabidae are published in Curcic (2007) on UTM 10x10 km maps. Maps
of the Cerambycidae are published in Ilic (2005), stored in UTM-grid but displayed not in grid
maps but with localities. Data from single localities is good, mostly presence/absence data but
no population data.

Butterflies

On behalf of a project, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality,
40 Prime Butterfly Areas (PBA) have been identified. The Areas where selected based on
paper data from Prof. Jaksic. The PBA have been selected on the basis of 6 criteria, one of
those are target species (38 species), inter alia species of Habitats Directive. All PBA are
described in Standard Dataforms for Natura 2000. The PBA are a good proposal for Natura
2000 already.

Distribution maps have been published in the Red Data Book of Serbian Butterflies.

Based on Bio-office the paper data of Prof. Jaksic will be put into a database.

Bat species (and some other Mammals)

Comprehensive data on bat species have been collected by Milan Paunovic on behalf of his
phD thesis. The data are therefore not available until the thesis will be published.

The Museum of Natural History has an Access database, which in principle is compatible with
the database of the Institute for Nature Protection. The data of the Museum will be imported
into this database. The database of the Museum and of the Institute has not been
synchronized so far.

Data have been collected on behalf of two projects financed by the Ministry of Environment:

Monitoring for bat species exists in some areas.

General recommendations
To improve the data situation a series of actions would be necessary:
    Improving capacities for expertise for all species groups and habitat types
    Facilitate cooperation and coordination between different institutions (e.g. Institute for
     Nature Protection, Natural History Museum, Universities)
    Building up a common database for storing and administrating data on occurrences,
     localities, populations, habitats, threats etc. for species and habitats
    Developing rules, mechanisms and financial provisions to merge existing data in the
     common database and to feed in new data
    Set up of a strategy to fill data gaps
    Development of a monitoring system covering whole Serbia to collect a representative
     set of data on species and habitats

Building on the existing data situation, a reference list of habitats and species of the Annexes
of Habitats and Birds directive occurring in Serbia should be discussed and agreed between
the experts. Available and accessible data should be compiled in a common data base, linked
with GIS systems in order to produce distribution maps (f.e. on the basis of UTM 10x10 km).
On behalf of the distribution maps the most burning data gaps could be identified and mapping
programmes could be developed to fill these gaps in the upcoming years.

All results and outputs are described in the Mission report no. 5 as well as in the Assessment
report on existing data and project results regarding the overall activity 2.1


Mission 10a


Mission 10a within the Activity 2.1. (Component II) was implemented in Belgrade and Novi Sad
from 18th to 20th May 2010.
The mission was held together with Mission 10b (Activity 3.2, Component III) and its aim was
to complete and deepen the overview of the existing IT systems (e.g. databases, hard- and
software, GIS systems), to assess the metadata and to discuss with relevant institutions which
are collecting and / or storing data the main gaps in IT systems and management of data.


As a preparation a questioner was developed and forwarded to all relevant stakeholders.
During the mission 22 persons (excluding the RTA staff) representing 11 institutions and
departments were interviewed (see Annex 7).


Findings:
There are three main findings and conclusions of this mission from the MS experts:

   -    The IT structure is heterogeneous and under financed.
   -    The use of ESRI software is widespread.
   -   Lot of data are available in scientific publications or in manuscripts. The main problem is
       the digitalisation and the input to a GIS system

The recommendations from the mission are the following:

   1. Set up a conservation IT strategy for the conservation (environmental) sector
   2. Establish responsible department or unit dedicating IT coordination and operation
   3. Use of more public/free global GIS databases, available on the World Wide Web
Activity 2.2 Expert workshop


Activity Elements:
A two-day workshop on data was held by MS experts Thomas Ellmauer, Axel Ssymank,
Reinhard Lentner and Andreas Ranner with experts for habitats and different species groups
from Serbia in order to discuss and improve the outcome of Activity 2.1 and to
    sharpen the knowledge on the occurrences of habitats and species in Serbia,
    produce complete reference lists of habitat types and species,
    clarify the interpretation of habitat types,
    complete the overview on existing data for the compilation of distribution maps,
    discuss possible proposals for the amendments to the Annexes of Birds and Habitats
     directive
    identify existing data gaps and establish a work plan for filling them


Mission 11


Mission 11 within the Activity 2.2 (Component II) was implemented on 7th and 8th June 2010 in
Belgrade.
The main purpose of the mission was this mission was to discuss the reference lists and the
data situation in respect of the site selection together with Serbian experts, the site protection
regime and especially the site selection of pSCI’s for the Habitats Directive.
The mission consisted of a two-day workshop with interactive discussions with the participants,
Serbian experts for habitats and specific species groups (the list of participant is available in
the Annex 9).
In accordance with the workshop agenda (Annex 8), the morning of the first workshop day
consisted of the series of presentation for all participants prepared by the MS experts. In the
afternoon, the experts split in two working groups – one for the Birds Directive and the second
for the Habitats Directive to discuss the preliminary reference lists, produced under Activity 2.1
and to identify the occurrences within the three biogeographical regions in Serbia. As the
Habitats Directive Working group was large, it further split up into smaller groups in order to
have targeted and effective discussions.
On the second workshop day the two working groups (Birds Directive and Habitats Directive)
continued with work separately according to the proposed agenda. Similar to the first
workshop day, the participants from the Habitats Group split up into 4 groups (Invertebrates,
Vertebrates, Plant species and Habitat types). In the Habitats working group the second
workshop day was dedicated to the discussion of:
    the necessary steps towards Natura 2000 proposals
    the data requirements for the selection of Natura 2000 sites
    responsibilities that have to be taken by Serbian institutions within the site selection
     process.
The Birds Directive working group focused on some specific issues as well:
    defining a set of Serbian SPA-criteria.
    proposals for amendments to the reference lists for bird species
    assignment of the newly-created SPA-criteria to species (for Annex I species)
    comparison of the most recent IBA-list with the newly created SPA-criteria.
After the group discussions the two working groups were brought together to inform all the
participants in plenum about the results of their group disicssions, work and results.


MS experts Thomas Ellmauer, Axel Ssymank, Reinhard Lentner and Andreas Ranner
prepared and conducted the workshop, as well as moderated the discussions of the working
groups. The workshop was opened by the BC Project Leader, Radislav Momirov.
All meetings were held together with MS Experts mentioned above and RTA Bernd Perdacher
and additionally RTA Assistant Katarina Vuksic for translation needs.
Findings:
There are three outputs of this first mission from the MS experts:
1) Presentations of the MS experts
   a) A presentation on Site Protection Regime under Birds Directive by Andreas Ranner
   b) A presentation on Site Selection Regime of Habitats Directive by Thomas Ellmauer
   c) A presentation on Selection of SCI in Germany by Axel Ssymank
   d) A presentation on Selection criteria for SPA in selected countries
   e) A presentation on Potential Amendments to Annexes – an introduction by Axel
      Ssymank

2) Outputs from the Habitats Directive working group:
   a) Reference list for the Habitats Directive

      The first preliminary reference list for the Habitats Directive has been produced in the
      course of the workshop and has to be finalized.
   b) Forms for justification of new species and habitats for potential amendments of
      Annexes of the Directives

      The forms were prepared by the MS experts and distributed both to the workshop
      participants and the experts that were not present in the workshop but are recognized
      as important for the process of the establishment of the Natura 2000 network.


3) Outputs from the Birds Directive working group:
   a) Two reference lists for the Birds Directive
        i) Reference list for bird species on Annex I of the Birds Directive regularly
           occurring in Serbia has been compiled1

        ii) Reference list for migratory bird species according to Art. 4(2) of the Birds
            Directive regularly occurring in Serbia has been compiled2

    b) Selection criteria for SPAs in Serbia
        The list of criteria for the selection of SPAs in Serbia (for breeding birds):

        i) SR1 Species of global conservation concern
        ii) SR2 Concentrations of species threatened at the European Union level:
        iii) SR3 Migratory non-threatened species
        iv) SR4 Large congregations
        v) SR5 Large congregations – ’bottleneck sites’
        vi) SR6 Species threatened at the European Union level


4) Potential Amendments to Annexes
    The principles for amendments were defined and two taxa have been considered:
        i) Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi – ‘Balcan White-backed Woodpecker’
        ii) Eremophila alpestris balcanica – Balcan Shore Lark


All outputs of the workingroups are available upon request, as well as on the internet -
Twinning project website http://www.ekoplan.gov.rs/n2ktwinning/index.html

Based on the discussions on the workshop, the MS experts outlined a list of
recommendations:

    -   Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning urgently should identify a coordinator (e.g.
        Institute for Nature Conservation) who is responsible to guide the process of Natura
        2000 site selection
    -   MoESP resp the Natura 2000 coordinator should elaborate a workplan towards the
        selection of pSCI
    -   MoESP or the Natura 2000 coordinator should establish a platform including the most
        relevant institutions and experts which should meet regularly to steer the work on
        Natura 2000 site selection.
    -   The existing Emerald map on bioregions needs to be revised in order to refine the
        borders between the pannonian and continental region and to include areas on the
        Bulgarian boarder into the alpine region (e.g. Stara Planina).


1 The publication from Voislav Vasic (1995) on diversity of birds of Yugoslavia with an overview of species of
international importance was used as a reference list.
2
  The publication from Voislav Vasic (1995) on diversity of birds of Yugoslavia with an overview of species of
international importance was used as a reference list.
-   An Interpretation Manual of habitat types including guidelines for the identification,
    mapping and delineation should be elaborated before mapping projects are started.
-   All existing data on the distribution of species and habitats should be gathered in a
    common database by the Natura 2000 coordinator or steering team.
-   The preliminary reference list of habitats and species needs to be evaluated and
    finalized.
-   Distribution maps on all Annex I habitats and Annex II species occurring in Serbia
    should be drafted on the basis of a common grid system (e.g. UTM 10x10 km) including
    a database that holds all records with precise locations and dates of records as a basis
    for future site selection.
Component 3          Institutional Capacity and Communication Strategy


Activity 3.1   Assessment of nature conservation administration in Serbia


Within this activity the MS experts, Violeta Philippitsch and Fritz Kroiss with a support of BC
experts have:
    Identified the responsibilities of each institution in the field for nature conservation
    Identified and assessed the communication flow between the relevant institutions
    Identified overlapping or lacking competences or responsibilities
The capacities, needs and problems at all levels are identified, assessed and summarized in
the Mission report 9.
The project team started with this activity together with the first mission within Activity 1.1 by
compiling an organigrame of institutions and administrative bodies in Serbia for with for with
the EC nature conservation provisions are of relevance.


Mission 9


The mission 9 within the Activity 3.1 was implemented from 12 th to 16th April 2010 in Belgrade,
by the MS experts Violeta Philippitsch and Fritz Kroiss.
The main purpose of this mission was to identify all institutions and administrative bodies who
are in charge of the nature conservation in Serbia, to identify the responsibilities of each of
these institutions in the field of nature conservation, to assess the communication flow
between all these institutions as well as to recognize the overlap or lack of competences or
responsibilities.
The mission consisted of numerous meetings between the MS experts and representatives
from different institutions which are of relevance for the project. During these meetings their
responsibilities related to nature conservation in Serbia and the communication flow with other
relevant institutions/sectors were discussed.


Findings:
1. Responsible Institutions

The following institutions are in charge of the nature conservation in Serbia:
   -   The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) holds the key
       responsibility in the area of environmental protection. Furthermore, MESP is the key
       institution in Serbia responsible for implementation of Natura 2000 in Serbia and it
       performs this task in co-operation with the institutions mentioned in the organingram
       and listed in the following paragraphs.
   -   Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia is the governmental expert institution,
       which conducts the activities in conservation and development of natural heritage of
       Serbia

   -   Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) is a competent body (legal entity)
       within the Ministry of Environmental Protection to carry out expert work such as data
       collection and reporting on the status of biodiversity development.
   -   Environment Protection Fund is a state institution which provides financial funding for
       stimulation and improvement of environment in Republic of Serbia, planned and
       systematic investments in projects for nature protection in compliance with national and
       international strategies.
   -   Provincial Secretariat for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development
       was founded in 2002 as managing authority for nature protection in autonomous
       province of Vojvodina

   -   Public Enterprise "Srbijasume" for managing forests as state property in the Republic
       of Serbia; it is responsible for management of a number of protected areas in central
       Serbia as well.

   -   Public Enterprise "Vojvodinasume" for managing forests as state property in the
       Province of Vojvodina; it is responsible for management of a number of protected areas
       in Vojvodina.

   -   Public Enterprises for management of national parks

   -   Local self-government units have competence in urban planning, environmental
       protection and improvement, and communal activities.

   -   Scientific institutions such as universities support and contribute to the scientific
       researching in the field of designation of new protected areas and establishment of
       criteria and indicators for monitoring of biodiversity etc

   -   NGOs and private enterprises and organizations and local communities manage
       the protected areas by the municipality and support and contribute to the cooperation in
       the field of managing of protected areas of high national importance.

   -   Close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water
       Management, the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development, the Ministry of
       Energy and Mining, the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education and the Ministry
       of Science is required for the successful implementation of the nature conservation
       policy.

Special (legal) issues to be highlighted:

   A. Status of the AP of Vojvodina
As the law on transferring competences to the AP of Vojvodina has been passed in 2009,
several functions in the field of Nature Protection have been or are currently shifted to the AP
of Vojvodina.

    B. Competences for the Designation of protected areas:

Designation of protected areas is responsibility of different institution and levels as defined by
the Art. 41 of the Nature Protection Law.

    C. Competences for issuing of permits:

As concerns issuing of permits and second instance decisions in case of complaint there is a
scheme according to the law on state administration.

These issues are elaborated in detail in the Mission report no. 12.

2. Communication flows:

   Communication within the Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning

    The communication between different sectors inside the Ministry is not working sufficiently,
    as there are only ad hoc meetings and no regular organized communication fora. Apart
    from the Sector for Protection of natural resources, the Sectors in charge of inspections, of
    physical planning and of International co-operation are of key importance.

   Communication with institutions outside the Ministry for Environment and Spatial
    Planning

    -   Institute for Nature Conservation
        The co-operation in principle is very good, although not systematically organized. No
        regular meetings are held. The institutions contact each other only on ad hoc basis.

    -   Serbian Environmental Protection Fund
        No regular meetings take place, communication happens on an ad hoc basis.

    -   Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)
        Capacity in SEPA related to Nature Conservation data is very limited. The problem is
        that there are often no reliable data (or only old data) available. Only one person in
        SEPA is in charge of Nature Protection data.

    -   Municipalities (local self-government units)
        Municipalities are in charge of managing the protected areas designated by them.
        Knowledge and capacity of municipalities concerning their obligations in nature
        protection issues are in generally very low.

    -   Managers of protected areas
        There is no organized exchange of information between the Ministry level and the
        managers of protected areas.
3. General weaknesses identified

As a general conclusion the following weaknesses can be identified:

   -     As a consequence of the quick transformation processes in the last years in Serbia the
         whole institutional set up and the co-ordination between responsible bodies is very
         weak.

   -     Communication between different units in the same institution and toward other
         institutions is not organized in a systematic way and happening only on an ad hoc
         basis.

   -     There is a general lack of appropriate communication and co-operation.

   -     Institutions are understaffed and personnel are not sufficiently skilled to implement the
         obligations arising from recently passed legislation, esp. the new Nature Protection Act
         from May 2009.

   -     The forthcoming preparations for Natura 2000 implementation and the full application of
         the Nature Protection acquis cannot be handled with the current situation. Increase of
         well trained staff and improved organization and management are a key prerequisite to
         meet the new obligations (see details in the recommendations below).

   -     The lack of reliable data makes the setting up of the Natura 2000 network very
         complicated and also from this point of view the need of good qualified additional staff is
         necessary with a view to speeding up of professional data collection.

4. Recommendations:

       - Inside the MESP: Clear responsibilities should be defined regarding all tasks in relation
         to the establishment of the Natura 2000 system in Serbia
       - Enhance and improve communication in the form of regular meetings between all
         involved bodies, esp. MESP and Institute for Nature Protection and SEPA.
       - Clear definition of tasks in respect to Natura 2000 also in all bodies outside the MESP,
         esp. the Institute for Nature Conservation
       - Develop and adopt a work plan for establishing the Natura 2000 network with clear
         responsibilities, perspectives for closing data gaps, approach to select appropriate sites
         and a time schedule
       - The Environmental Protection Fund should provide sufficient means for priority projects
         in the field of Nature Conservation (details to be found above and in the mission
         reports)
       - Provide training programs for Municipalities on Nature Protection and establish regular
         exchange of information between MESP and Municipalities
       - Appointment of responsible persons for specific tasks relevant for implementation of
         Natura 2000 also on local level. This concerns both administrative and technical tasks.
       - Establishment of a Natura 2000 platform of senior officials of the most relevant
         institutions to steer the overall process of step by step Natura 2000 implementation on a
         long term basis
       - Set up working groups with maximal 10 persons for specific implementation tasks (e.g.
         guidelines/criteria for setting up management plans, legal issues, data collection,
         selection of sites, etc.) as needed for a limited period of time.
       - Provide regular information for all stakeholders on progress and upcoming issues in the
         form of a newsletter
       - Organize quarterly (or at least half year) information meetings for stakeholders, esp.
         bodies in charge of management of protected areas and NGOs.
       - Adequate equipment (laptops) is necessary for on-site inspection work to limit the
         administrative burden and allow for the introduction of e-government tools.




Activity 3.2 Recommendations for strengthening the administrative system


Mission 10b


Mission 10b within the Activity 3.2. (Component III) was implemented in Belgrade and Novi
Sad from 18th to 20th May 2010.
The mission was held together with Mission 10a (Activity 2.1, Component II) and its aim was to
elaborate recommendations for strengthening and amending the IT system which will be in
accordance with the requirements for establishment of Natura 2000 network in Serbia.
During the mission 22 persons (excluding the RTA staff) representing 11 institutions and
departments were interviewed (see Annex 7).


Findings:
There are findings and conclusions of this mission from the MS experts regarding existing
Data types, GIS, Internet access, IT and existing Hardware (see Mission Report 10b).

As a summary it can be said, that the present IT infrastructure could not support the NSDI
(National Spatial Data Infrastructure) due to its fragmented and heterogeneous without proper
data and communication connections. This case is also typical for eastern and middle Europe
countries which could be developed with mutual agreements and co operations between the
NSDI stakeholder institutions.
The STEs also conceptualized several recommendations to improve the conservation IT in
accordance with the requirements for the establishment of the Natura 2000 network.


The main requirements are:
   -     data management regulation
   -     development and standardization of code dictionaries
   -     assurance of accessibility and interconnectedness of databases
   -   metadata service with background datasets
   -   data communication plan
   -   secure baseline data structure
   -   software for Natura 2000 reporting
   -   partnership agreement – map service
   -   GIS environment support, editing and publication of geodatabase




Activity 3.4 Drafting a training programme for capacity building

Mission 12


According to the project workplan, a training programme has to be developed already in the
inception phase of the project. It is necessary to identify the training needs, the appropriate
methods and the relevant administrative staff and stakeholder groups which shall be
addressed.

The mission took place on June 7th in the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning. After
preparation of an Agenda and the first meeting with RTA and RTA assistant, a more detailed
proposal for the training programme was elaborated. This proposal was discussed with the
following participants:

Goran Sekulic (Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia) Predrag Lazarevic (Institute for Nature
Protection of Serbia), Klara Szabados (Provincial Institute for Nature Protection of Vojvodina),
Marko Tucakov (Provincial Institute for Nature Protection of Vojvodina), Lorand Vigh
(Provincial Secretariat     for environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of
Vojvodina), Bernd Perdacher (RTA), Katarina Vuksic (RTA assistant)


Findings:
Ideas and a rough structure of the training programme have been elaborated (see Annex 10).
The six workshops will be used as sectoral workshops, the 5 field visits as intersectoral events
and the national training as an intersectoral seminar to design a common communication
strategy using all experiences and lessons of the communication process of the project.

In the next missions the proposal of this approach will be discussed with representatives of
stakeholders. After that structure should be agreed and concrete dates and locations of the
activities will be decided.
     2D. TIMING AND DELAYS


                               Year                                                              1                                                     2
                                                                  1
                               Quarter                         (Winter)      2 (Spring)          3 (Summer)     4 (Autumn)   5 (Winter)   6 (Spring)       7 (Summer) 8 (Autumn)
                               Month                           1 2       3       4   5       6       7 8    9   10 11   12   13 14 15     16 17 18         19 20 21    22 23 24
                                        Activities
                               Project-coordination                  SC      QR          SC QR             SC QR        SC QR        SC QR        SC QR           SC QR      FR
           Comp
           onent




                        0.1    Opening event                                 X
Component I 0




                        0.2    Closing event
                        1.1.   Overview legislation              X X         X
                        1.2.   Seminar legal transposition                   X
                               Consultation legal
                        1.3.   transposition
                        2.1.   Assessment existing data              X       X       X
                        2.2.   Expert workshop data                                      X
        Component II




                        2.3.   Work plan Natura 2000
                        2.4.   Identification Natura 2000
                        2.5.   "Biogeographical Seminars"
                        2.6.   Guidelines site management
                        2.7.   Guidelines data management
                        2.8.   Pilot management plans
                        2.9.   GIS training course
                        3.1.   Assessment administration         X           X
                        3.2.   Improve administration                                X
                        3.3.   Intersectoral cooperation
        Component III




                        3.4.   Drafting training programme                               X
                        3.5.   Executing training programme
                        3.6.   Study tours
                               Drafting communication
                        3.7.   strategy
                               Executing awareness
                        3.8.   campaign

                               X Activity / action performed   QR: Quarterly Report
                                                               FR: Final
There are no delays in this period except Activity 2.3 – Workplan Natura 2000.
This Activity was planned in the second quarter of the project and is now set to
be held from June 21st to June 23rd and therefore one week after the ending of
the second quarter.

Depending on the finalization of Activity 2.1 (Assessment of existing data) the
Expert Workshop Data (Activity 2.2) was held in June 2010 and hence one month
later than originally planned but within the second quarter of the project.

Activity 3.4 (Drafting training programme) started on time but will be divided in a
“rough planning” done in June 2010 and a “fine planning” and finalizing during
autumn this year (3rd quarter) and will be therefore finalized with a delay.

All other planned activities started on time and are ongoing regarding the
workplan. Of course there are no activities delayed more than 3 months.
2E. ASSESSMENT

Overall Assessment of progress


The project progress is in line with the work plan. There is only a slight delay in
some of the activities.

Generally, there is a good acceptance of MS experts by all visited institutions and
a good cooperation with all BC experts contacted by MS experts was
established. Discussions with all the stakeholders were open and very fruitful; all
the stakeholders expressed strong interest in cooperation. The project activities
during this period have been carried out in an atmosphere of friendly openness
and mutual understanding. There is an extreme positive feedback from all
involved stakeholder.

The so far produced assessment reports and recommendations have been
discussed with stakeholder but have to be taken on board by the responsible
administrations. An adequate recognition of the findings and recommendations
so far was not fully satisfactory.




Issues

Recommendations

Agreed solutions to the problems stated in 6.2.
                                       Annexes

            Annex 1: Agenda of the Opening Event (Component 0)




                         Twinning Project
              Strengthening Administrative Capacities
           for Protected Areas in Serbia (NATURA 2000)
  Implemented by: Environment Agency Austria /Umweltbundesamt (Austria),
European Public Law Organization (Greece), Ministry of Environment and Spatial
                             Planning (Serbia)


                   Agenda of the Launch of the Project
                            12th April 2010, 12:00-15:00
                           Serbian Chamber of Commerce
                               Belgrade, Resavska 15
             Welcome Speech                                     Mr. Oliver Dulic -
                                                                   - Minister-
                                                Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of
              12:00 – 12:10                                  the Republic of Serbia
             Welcome Speech                               H.E. Mr. Vincent DEGERT -
                                                      - Ambassador , Head of Delegation-
                                                   Delegation of the European Union to the
                                                               Republic of Serbia
                12:10 – 12:20
 The tradition of good co-operation between                H.E. Mr. Clemens Koja
              Serbia and Austria                               - Ambassador -
                12:20 – 12:30                                Embassy of Austria
   Sharing Experience: Twinning and the                      Mr. Georg Rebernig
        Environment Agency Austria                          - Managing Director -
                12:30 – 12:45                            Environment Agency Austria
                                          Slideshow
                                            Media
                                            Break
                                         12:45- 13:20
   EU legislation on nature conservation                     Mr. Fotios Papoulias
                13:20- 13:40                         European Commission DG Environment
Nature protection in Serbia and Natura 2000                 Mr. Radislav Momirov -
                                                 - Head of Department for Nature Protection-
                                               Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of
              13:40 – 14:00                                 the Republic of Serbia
 Twinning on Natura 2000: Objectives and                     Mr. Thomas Ellamuer
             expected results                             - Austrian Project Leader -
              14:00 – 14:20                              Environment Agency Austria
                                     Natura 2000 clips
                                          Cocktail
                                       14:20 – 15:00
                      Funded by the European Union
              Annex 2: Participant list Opening Event (Component 0)



H.E. Ambassador Clemens Koja      Embassy of Austria in Belgrade
Georgious Chatzipetros            Second Secretary Economic & Commercial Affairs Embassy of Greece
                                  Belgrade
Fotios Papoulias                  European Commission,DG Environment / Unit B.3 Natura 2000
Dejan Zdrale                      Economic Department Embassy of the Czech Republic
Andreas Haidenthaler              Trade Department, Austrian Embassy
Patricia Radut                    Economic Counsellor Embassy of Romania
H.E. Ambassador Vincent Degert    Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia
Rainer Freund                     Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia
Zorica Vasileva                   Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia
Dubravka Savić                    Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia
Nedeljika Pantelic – Savic        Societe Generale Srbija
Georg Rebernig                    Austrian Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt)
Johanna Chemelli
Thomas Ellmauer                   Austrian Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt)
Violeta Philippitsch              Austrian Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt)
Elefterios Levantis               European Public Law Organization
Fritz Kroiss                      Austrian Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt)
Petr Roth                         Twinning project, STE
Volker Mauerhofer                 Twinning project, STE
Bernd Perdacher                   RTA
Katarina Vukšić                   RTA assistant
Davorin Markovic                  State Institute for Nature Protection of Croatia
Ivica Radovic                     Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Rade Momirov                      Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Jelena Dučić                      Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Dušan Ognjanović                  Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Branislav Gulan                   Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Slobodanka Stamenić               Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Sabina Ivanović                   Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Leposava Sojić                    Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Olivera Marković                  Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Snežana Prokić                    Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Marija Mladenović                 Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Slavica Stojanović                Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
Srđan Stojanović                  Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
Jelena Simović                    Ministry of Mining and Energy
Ivana Vukašinović                 Government of the Republic of Serbia, Office for EU Integration
Lorand Vigh                       Provincial Secretariat for Environment Protection and Sustainable
                                  Development
Goran Trivan                      Secretariat for Environment Protection of the city of Belgrade
Dejan Tripić            Secretariat for Environment Protection of the city of Belgrade
Slaviša Popović         Serbian Environment Protection Agency
Biljana Vukićević       Environment Protection Fund
Nenad Stavretović       Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia - Belgrade
Xx                      Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia - Belgrade
Tijana Jevtović         Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia - Belgrade
Verica Stojanovic       Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia - Belgrade
Biljana Panjković       Institute for Nature Protection - Novi Sad
Ranko Perić             Institute for Nature Protection - Novi Sad
Vladimir Dobretić       Institute for Nature Protection - Novi Sad
Jadranka Delić          Institute for Nature Protection - Novi Sad
Vesna Kicošev           Institute for Nature Protection - Novi Sad
Nikola Stojnić          Institute for Nature Protection - Novi Sad
Marjan Niketić          Natural History Museum
Milan Paunović          Natural History Museum
Ana Paunović            Natural History Museum
Dmitar Lakušić          University of Belgrade
Milan Medarević         University of Belgrade
Vladica Simić           University of Kragujevac
Vladimir Dimitrijevic   University of Kragujevac
Predrag Jakšić          University of Niš
Sanja Veselić           University of Novi Sad
Dušanka Krasić          University of Novi Sad
Gordana Jančić          Public Enterprise "Srbijašume"
Predrag Aleksić         Public Enterprise "Srbijašume"
Marta Takač             Public Enterprise ”Vojvodinašume”
Ivana Grujičić          Public Enteprise ”Vojvodinašume”
Đorđe Šimunovački       Public Enteprise ”Vojvodinašume”
Sanja Damjanov          Public Water Management Enterprise ”Vode Vojvodine”
Milanka Mišković        Public Water Management Enterprise ”Vode Vojvodine”
Srdjan Stefanovic       NP Đerdap
Boris Erg               IUCN SEE
Duška Dimović           WWF
Deni Porej              WWF
Andrea Štefan           WWF
Milena Kozomara         UNDP Serbia
Aleksandar Maksimović   REC CO Serbia
Dragan Simić            NGO League for ornithological action of Serbia
Dušica Trnavac          NGO Young Researchers of Serbia
Marko Cvijanović        NGO Pokret Gorana Sremska Mitrovica, Sremska Mitrovica
Slobodan Simić          NGO Pokret Gorana Sremska Mitrovica, Sremska Mitrovica
Milica Petrović         NGO Environmental Ambassadors (Ambasadori zivotne sredine), Belg
Aleksandra Mladenović   NGO EkoForum, Beograd
Dobrivoje xx            Company ‘Sloboda’, Čačak
  Annex 3: Executive Summary of Mission Report No. 6 for all the
legislative and administrative acts assessed (Mission 6, Component
                                  1)
I. Overview table
Legislative/ administrative Serbian act                        Direct transposition of norms of HD    Indirect transposition in the sense of
                                                               and BD                                 modifying (contratictory/additional) duties
                                                               Fully/widely/ partly/not transposed/   Fully/widely/partly/not transposed
1.        Nature Protection Law                                Partly transposed*
2.        Rulebook on declaration & protection of protected                                           Not transposed
& strictly protected wild species of plants, animals + fungi
3.        Rulebook about criteria and indicators for                                                  Not applicable*
designation of protected areas - Draft 2010
4.        Rulebook on habitats – Draft 2010                  Work in progress
5.        Law on Protection & Sustainable use of Fish                                                 Partly transposed
Stocks
6.        Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment                                                   Widely transposed
7.        Law on Environmental Impact Assessment                                                      Partly not transposed
8.        Rulebook about the content of an application for                                            Not transposed
EIA & application for setting the scope & content of EIA.
9.        Governmental Decree about the list of projects                                              Not transposed
obligatorily or facultatively subject to EIA
10.       Law on Spatial Planning and Construction                                                    Partly transposed
11.       Law on Environmental Protection                                                             Not applicable*
12.       Law on Environmental Protection Fund                                                        Not applicable*
13.       Law on Agricultural land                                                                    Not transposed
14.       Law on Agriculture and Rural Development                                                    Not applicable*
15.       Law on Livestock production                                                                 Widely transposed
16.       Law on Game and Hunting                                                                     Not transposed
17.       Law on Energy                                                                               Not transposed
18.       Law on Mining                                                                               Not transposed
19.       Law on Army                                                                                 Not applicable*

*       Act not considered relevant due to having no link to Natura 2000 obligation
20.   Law on Tourism   Not transposed
II. Details on the single acts

In the following details were provided on the single acts.

1. Nature Protection Law (Mauerhofer & Roth)

Overall spoken, the transposition of the Habitats Directive has widely been done (contrary to the
Birds Directive which still needs to be transposed) but some essential parts are missing in the law
and relevant by-laws of which the lists of relevant species and habitat types covered by both Nature
Directives have not been adopted yet.
Regarding the definitions laid down in Art. 1 HD the transposition is incomplete as certain crucial
parts of several definitions are clearly lacking.
Regarding the duty of Art. 6 (2) HD to prevent significant deterioration or disturbance from Natura
2000 sites the Nature Protection Law (Art. 58) provides too much discretion as it does only lay down
the possibility but not a duty to do so.
Regarding the Appropriate Assessment of Art. 6 (3) and (4) tremendous efforts have been done but
still certain essential parts remain not transposed in the Nature Protection Act. The most relevant
norm of this law for example does not cover plans and misses to transpose the search for alternative
solutions in a correct way. Furthermore the current version of this Article does not ensure an
appropriate assessment for those cases when there is scientific evidence not already available but
would have to be produced, that a plan or project will likely not have significant impact.
Apart of Art. 10, the Art. 57 of the Nature Conservation Act lays down a partly different permission
scheme which does not seem to include all the criteria of Art. 6 (3) and (4) HD and therefore at least
constitutes an unclear, because parallel situation.

With regard to the Birds Directive especially the designation duties of Art 4 BD are not transposed at
all and the research duty of Art. 10 BD is not transposed outside of protected area.

2. Rulebook on the declaration and protection of protected and strictly protected wild
species of plants, animals and fungi (Roth)

This Rulebook constitutes work in progress and the consultants provided input to the draft. As not
final version is available yet, a concluding analysis in not considered adequate.

3. Rulebook about criteria and indicators for designation of protected areas - Draft 2010
(Roth)

There is nothing directly relevant from the perspective of compliance. In Art. 12, „zaštićeno stanište“
(protected habitat) as a category for valuable habitat types and/or species is envisaged. This
category can be used for some of future Natura 2000 sites as well as „sites of ecological network“
(područja ekološke mreže). This provision does not contradict any EU law requirement.

4. Rulebook on habitats – Draft 2010 (Mauerhofer & Roth)

This piece of legislation has only been available as a working draft; recommendations have been
done by the project experts but as it has not been approved yet it has been excluded from this
executive summary.
5. Law on Protection and Sustainable use of Fish Stocks (Mauerhofer & Roth)

The Law on Protection and Sustainable use of Fish Stocks contains several special provisions on
fishery areas within protected sites (Articles 5, 18, 20 para. 8 and 56 para. 7). However, these
Articles do not ensure that fishery activities in areas outside of protected sites do not adversely
influence the protected Natura 2000 site in the sense of Art. 6 (2)-(4) HD. It is also not clear if these
activities need permission under the Nature Protection Act (e.g. Art. 10 and/or Art. 57 Nature
Protection Act).

The management programs for the fishing areas are not subject to any assessment; it is
questionable if they are subject to SEA. Once the fishing area is in overlap with Natura 2000 site
which is designated for fish, mollusc or crayfish species that occur there the utilization according to
the fishing rules may have significant (negative) impacts on these target features. To get into
compliance with the Habitats Directive an obligatory assessment of these plans has to be
introduced.

6. Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Roth)

Generally, this Law represents a good transposition of the 2001/41/EC SEA Directive. If the
appropriate assessment of plans/programmes is incorporated into the SEA procedure its scope has
to be widened compared to the scope of SEA. As regards the screening procedure the issue of
“significant impacts on Natura 2000 sites” should be explicitly mentioned instead “significant impacts
on the environment” only.

7. Law on Environmental Impact Assessment (Mauerhofer)

The Appropriate Assessment of Art. 6 HD might not be effectively transposed in case this
Assessment is integrated into the current procedure of the EIA Act (see Art. 10 Nature Protection
Act which currently constitutes such integration). Because Art. 10 and 14 of the EIA Act contain
some very narrow deadlines (10, 15 and 20 days) which might not be adequate in order to assess
the general necessity or the necessary content of Appropriate Assessments.

8. Rulebook about the content of an application for EIA and application for setting the scope
and content of EIA. (Roth)
Naturally, this decree does not contain any reference to Natura 2000 as it does not exist yet. Thus,
first a decision is to be made as how to implement appropriate assessment (AA) in practice in
projects where EIA is either obligatory or where it has been decided by the competent authority that
EIA has to be carried out. If this decision is that AA should be integrated into EIA, relevant
provisions of this rulebook have to be amended correspondingly.

9. Governmental Decree (Uredba) about the list of projects obligatorily or facultatively
subject to EIA (Roth)
Even if the justifyng report (obrazloženje) refers to the Directive 97/11/EC amending the EIA
Directive it is not in full compliance with this piece of EU law. List II of the above Directive contains
direct reference to the areas established on the basis of directives 79/409/EEC and 92/43/EEC. The
current wording of this Decree, however, refers to national protected areas and „other areas of
special purpose“ only. Prior to the accession it has to be replaced by one being fully harmonized
with both Habitats Directive and Directive 97/11/EC (amending the EIA Directive).

10. Law on Spatial Planning and Construction (Roth)
In the field of spatial planning, this Law correctly requires to carry out SEA for all types of spatial
plans except for urban plans and detailed regulatory plans. Once appropriate assessment is
included into the SEA process there will be no problem with the above planning documents from the
perspective of Art. 6.3 of the Habitats Directive. However, even for urban as well as regulatory plans
the obligation of appropriate assessment has to be introduced (some Natura 2000 sites can be
situated within the settlements, especially those for bats, and thus may be affected by urban
planning, too). As regards the process of adoption of all types of planning documents, currently
there is no warranty that the 3rd sentence of Art. 6.3 of the Habitats Directive is secured: once
“significant adverse effects on the integrity of Natura 2000 sites” are confirmed the national authority
is prohibited to approve such “plan” (including strategies). - Location permit, as the documents at the
edge between spatial planning and one-off decision-making process on particular construction, are
not subject to any assessment according to this Law. It is questionable if this type of permit is
covered by the provision of Art. 10 of the Nature Protection Law. - In Art. 63, authorization of the
Minister is given to issue bylaws dealing with details of the spatial planning procedure and permitting
procedure. In these bylaws, all provisions of Articles 6.3 and 6.4 of the Habitats Directive should
duly be taken into account.

11. Law on Environmental Protection (Mauerhofer)

This Law was found not relevant as regards Natura 2000.

12. Law on Environmental Protection Fund (Roth)
This Law has no direct relevance for Natura 2000 from the perspective of its establishment but
provides for an extremely useful financial tool for funding many of activities necessary for completion
of this EU obligation. As the Fund is governed by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
its resources can effectively be streamlined towards meeting the goal of preparation of Natura 2000
network in Serbia.

13. Law on Agricultural land (Mauerhofer)

This law appears to be especially crucial. It recently extended its scope through a very broad
definition of agricultural land and can be changed by other laws only with regard to agricultural land
inside protected areas. This seems to prohibit the duty to implement an Appropriate Assessment
even outside of protected areas. Furthermore it contains a plan (Master Plan) which is not covered
yet by the Appropriate Assessment of the Nature Protection Law. Additionally, it contains several
duties (e.g. for anti-erosion measures, commassation, irrigation, melioration, agricultural use) which
could contradict – if they are not covered by an Appropriate Assessment or if there is no exemption
possible from these duties outside protected area possible - the necessary management measures
to be taken under Art. 6 (1) HD.
Art. 22 of the Law lays down a general prohibition of the Use of Arable Agricultural Land for Non-
agricultural Purposes and there is no exemption on behalf of Natura 2000 visible in the remaining
law. What mean that charges (in the sense of Art. 26 of the Law) would have to be paid in order to
use land for non-agricultural purposes such as sometimes covered by Natura 2000.
Furthermore, Art. 28 of the Law lays down a clear prohibition of certain activities (cutting of trees
etc.) which might conflict with management measures necessary to be implemented under Natura
2000.


14. Law on Agriculture and Rural Development (Mauerhofer)

This law is not considered relevant for the transposition of the BD and HD. It is solely considered
important for future funding of Natura 2000 as it contains some environment and biodiversity related
aims (esp. Art. 3, 13). Additionally incentives are provided based on this act if there are no
conditions for intensive development of agricultural production (Art. 9), which seems to include
extensive and no development. In the opposite, it could contain incentives which are later
competitive with other incentives provided in order to implement Natura 2000.

16. Law on Game and Hunting (Roth)
Generally, this new Law introduces pattern of special areas designated for hunting at various levels,
procedures under which some of these areas (or their parts) can be fenced, and management
documents necessary for approval of such areas. The regime of utilization of those areas has only
to be harmonized with the protective regime of national protected goods (areas); any other
conservation objects (like the ecological network) are not bound with such an obligation. This should
be changed in order to cover the whole future Natura 2000 network which is to be composed of both
national protected areas and sites of ecological network. Further, no assessment of any of the
hunting areas nor their management documents is explicitly required as regards their impact on
future Natura 2000; the same holds true for the fencing of parts or the whole hunting areas. For the
strategic and planning documents on hunting, any environmental assessment is required; for the
other activities Art. 10 of the Nature Protection Law applies but there is a missing link between these
two laws: a public authority deciding on request if there is likelihood of significant impact of the given
hunting area on future Natura 2000 sites.


15. Law on Livestock production (Roth)
There is the only article in this law which may be problematic: Art. 58 saying “when agricultural land,
intended for livestock breeding, is established by special regulations as a protected area, it is
necessary to obtain the Ministry’s opinion.” However, the “ministry” means Ministry of Agriculture. If
the future Natura 2000 sites will be protected via designation of the protected area the duty to
designate such sites has to be supra-ordered to the opinion of the other sectors (the site selection
must not be affected by economic, social or political criteria).

17. Law on Energy (Mauerhofer)

The formulation of certain rights in this Law (e.g. to passage land with energy lines, Art. 77) and of
certain duties in this Law (e.g. removal of trees by owners; Art. 79) do not guarantee full compliance
with Art. 6 HD, if the land concerned is related to Natura 2000. Also regarding Art. 6 HD, the
compliance is not guaranteed as certain oil and gas related activities are explicitly exempted from
using and maintaining energy facilities pursuant to technical regulations and standards relating to
environmental protection conditions stipulated by laws and other regulations (Art. 109 and 115 Law
on Energy).
18. Law on Mining (Roth)
There are several critical issues in this law. First, the mining of mineral raw materials in the
protected natural goods may be granted when in public interest, with the previous consent of the
authority competent for the issuing of conditions for spatial development. However, spatial
development authority should not replace the consent or at least opinion of nature protection
authority which is not envisaged at all. Next, for various types of mining studies and projects, neither
EIA not SEA is explicitly required; some of them are of small extend and because of it they can be
exempted from the duty of environment impact assessment generally which is nit acceptable for
future Natura 2000 sites. A separate problem is created by Art. 21 giving right to the mining
enterprise to use the mining area not only in compliance with the mining approval but also, without
any approval, for mining of any other mineral raw materials. Next, accompanying linear
infrastructure constructions like railways, channels, roads etc. are not subject to EIA even if they
may indirectly but significantly affect Natura 2000 sites far away from the proper mining field. Finally,
the issue of mining waters in only superficially treated in the law; however, the practical experience
from some Member States shows that just the discharge of mining waters with different chemical
composition and different temperature may significantly affect Natura 2000 sites. Thus, use and
discharge of mining waters should obligatorily be subject to appropriate assessment as regards all
potentially affected Natura 2000 sites in the broader vicinity.

19. Law on Army (Roth)
This Law was found not relevant as regards Natura 2000.

20. Law on Tourism (Roth)
This Law envisages several types of strategic documents with potentially big impacts on future
Natura 2000 sites: promoting conservation areas as favourite tourism destinations very often means
deterioration of the sites from nature point of view. However, none of these strategic documents is
envisages to be subject to SEA; they are also not listed in the SEA Law as strategies within the
scope of that Law. Because Article 10 of the Nature Protection Act only relates to projects and
activities but not to “plans” (= strategies) there is no assessment of impacts on the future Natura
2000 at all.
         Annex 4: Agenda of the Legal Workshop (Mission 8, Component 1)




                                           Twinning Project
                                            SR 2007-IB-EN-02
                   Strengthening Administrative Capacities
                for Protected Areas in Serbia (NATURA 2000)
Implemented by: Environment Agency Austria /Umweltbundesamt (Austria), European Public
     Law Organization (Greece), Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (Serbia)


Agenda of the Workshop on transposition of Natura 2000 in the laws on
           nature protection and other relevant legislation
                               14th April 2010, 09:00-15:30
                       Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
                                 Room No. 125 / 1st Floor
                             Omladinskih Brigada 1, Belgrade
     Welcome and Introduction about the Twinning                       Mr. Thomas Ellmauer
                      Project                                       - Austrian Project Leader -
                                                                   Environment Agency Austria

                                                    PART I

      Brief overview of transposition duties and relevant ECJ rulings as regards Natura 2000 network
                    Main results of the compliance analysis of the Nature Protection Act
                                                 Discussion
                                      Lunch Break (lunch be provided)
                                                12:30 – 13:00
                                                   PART II

         Overview of similarities and differences between EIA, SEA and Appropriate Assessment
                    Main results of the compliance analysis of the EIA and SEA Acts
                                                Discussion
                                                  PART III

      Main results of the compliance analysis of other relevant legislation (e.g. Agriculture, Tourism,
                            Spatial Planning and Construction, Energy, Mining)
                                                Discussion
                            The Workshop will be led by (in alphabetical order):

                                            Kallia Angeliki (Greece)
                                          Levantis Eleftherios (Greece)
                                           Mauerhofer Volker (Austria)
                                           Roth Petr (Czech Republic)
                   Funded by the European Union
                                          Annex 5: Participant list Legal Workshop (Mission 8, Component 1)


Twinning Project SR07-IB-EN-02
Strengthening Administrative Capacities for Protected Areas in Serbia (NATURA 2000)
                                                                               COMPONENT 1
                          Workshop on transposition of Natura 2000 in the laws on nature protection and other relevant legislation
                                                                          th
                                                                        14 April 2010, 09:00-15:30
                                                               Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
                                                                      Omladinskih brigada 1, Belgrade

                                                                         List of participants:
     Name                        Institution                                          Position                         Contact details

1    Radislav Momirov            Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning         Assistant Minister               radislav.momirov@ekoplan.gov.rs


2    Dušan Ognjanović            Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning         Advisor                          dusan.ognjanovic@ekoplan.gov.rs


                                 Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning         Advisor for Protection of        jelena.ducic@ekoplan.gov.rs
3    Jelena Dučić
                                                                                      Biodiversity

4    Aleksandra Došlić           Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning         Advisor for Protected Areas      aleksandra.doslic@ekoplan.gov.rs


                                 Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning         Advisor for EIA                  sabina.ivanovic@ekoplan.gov.rs
5    Sabina Ivanović
                                                                                                                       011 3131356

6    Slavica Stojanović          Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning         Lawyer                           slavica.stojanovic@ekoplan.gov.rs


                                 Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning         Junior advisor, Sector for SEA   slobodan.sremcevic@ekoplan.gov.rs
7    Slobodan Sremčević
                                                                                                                       064 1766 387

8    Snežana Prokić              Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning         Advisor for ecological network   snezana.prokic@ekoplan.gov.rs


9    Lorand Vigh                 Provincial secretariat for environment protection    Ecologist                        lorand.vig@vojvodina.gov.rs
                           and sustain.development


                           Institute for nature protection of Serbia           Head of department               nenad-sekulic@zzps.rs
10   Nenad Sekulić
                                                                                                                011 2093 880

                           Institute for nature protection of Serbia           Coordinator for international    tijana-jevtovic@zzps.rs
11   Tijana Jevtović                                                           cooperation
                                                                                                                065 2063223

12   Predrag Lazarević     Institute for nature protection of Serbia           Botanist                         lazarevic@zzps.rs


13   Nikola Stojnić        Institute for nature protection of Vojvodina        Ornithologist                    stojnic@zzps.rs


14   Vesna Kicošev         Institute for nature protection of Vojvodina        Engineer of environ.protection   kicosev@zzps.rs


                           WWF                                                 Serbia programme manager         ddimovic@wwfdcp.org
15   Duška Dimović
                                                                                                                063381490

                           Young researchers of Serbia                         Coordinator of the group for     m.pucar@yahoo.com
16   Milica Pucar                                                              communication
                                                                                                                0641988991

17   Milan Paunović        Natural History Museum                              Mammologist, museum adviser      milan.paunovic@nhmbeo.rs


     Olivier Van Stratum   EU project ‘Environmental Approximation Strategz’   EU legal expert                  ovanstratum@eptisa.com
18
                                                                                                                063452079

19   Fritz Kroiss          Umweltbundesamt                                     Legal expert                     fritz.kroiss@umweltbundesamt.at
              Annex 6 – Agenda and participant list of the meetings (Mission 5, Component 2)




Monday, 12.04.2010.                           Tuesday, 13.04.2010.                         Wednesday, 14.04.2010.


09:30 Meeting with prof.                      9:00 Meeting with Srećko Ćurčić              9:00 Workshop on legal
Vladica Simić, University of                  Faculty of Biology, expert for               transposition
Kragujevac, expert for aqautic                Carabidae and Leiodidae
ecosystems                                    and                                          Venue: MESP, Office 125, 1st
                                              Nastas Ilic, Faculty of Sport and            floor
                                              Phiscial Education, expert for
Venue: Café of the Hotel                      Cerambycidae                                 10:30 Meeting with Dragan
Moskva                                                                                     Pavicevic, Institute for Nature
Terazije 20                                   Venue: Faculty of Biology,                   Protection, Belgrade, expert for
                                              Institute for zoology, Studentski            Orthoptera4
                                              trg 16
12:00 Opening event                                                                        Venue: MESP, Office 147, 2nd
                                              11:30 Meeting with Ivo Karaman               floor
Venue: Serbian Chamber of                     expert for Subfilum Crustacea,
Commerce, Resavska 15                         Order Isopoda3, Faculty of
                                              Sciences, Department for                     12:30 Meeting with Milos Jovic,
                                              Biology and Ecology, Novi Sad                Natural History Museum; Expert
16:00 Meeting with Prof.                                                                   on Odonata
Predrag Jaksic, University of                 Venue: MESP, Office 147, 2nd                 Venue: MESP, Office 147, 2nd
Nis; Expert for Lepidoptera                   floor                                        floor

                                              14:00 Steering committee
                                              meeting

                                              Venue: MESP, Office 125, 1st
                                              floor

                                              17:00 Meeting with Predrag
                                              Paunovic; Natural History
                                              Museum

                                              Venue: Hotel Royal


              Annex 7: Agenda and Participant list of the meetings (Mission 10, Component 2
                                                  and 3)


3
    Ivo Karaman is also doing research of Orthoptera
4
 Dragan Pavicevic is also involved in research of different groups of Coleoptera (Carabidae, Cicindelidae,
Leiodidae,Cerambycidae
  Location /           Main Topics                     Location/Institute                          Participants
    Date
                Meeting with BC core team 10:30 Ministry of Environment and             Bernd Perdacher
                                          Spatial Planning (MESP), Omladinskih          Katarina Vukšić
                                          brigada 1, New Belgrade, office 147*          Dusan Ognjanovic

                Geological GIS capacity      12:00 * (same location)                    Velizar Nikolic
Belgrade /     Environmental IT              13:00 Serbian Environment Protection       Dejan Lekić
Tuesday,18.05. assessment                    Agency (SEPA), Ruže Jovanović 27a          Slavisa Popovic
2010.
                Biodiversity Monitoring IT   15:00 Institute for biological research    Momir Paunović
                                             (IBISS), Bulevar Despota Stefana 142
                Conservation GIS             17:00 University of Belgrade, Faculty of   Dr. Dejan Radovic
                                             Biology, 3 Studentski Trg, 11000
                                             Belgrade
                IT infrastructure in the     09:00 Ministry of Environment and          Vladan Kojanić
                MESP                         Spatial Planning (MESP), Dr. Ivana
                                             Ribara 91
                Nature Conservation          11:00 Institute for Nature Conservation    Predrag Lazarevic
                Register                     (ZZPS), Dr. Ivana Ribara 91, New           Tijana Jevtovic
                                             Belgrade                                   Zeljko Todorovic
                                                                                        Dusan Gvozdenovic
Belgrade /      Forestry GIS                 13:30 PE Srbijašume, Bulevar Mihajla       Aleksandar Vasiljević
Wednesday,                                   Pupina 113, 11070 New Belgrade
19.05.2010.
                Geological GIS               14:45 Ministry of Environment and          Velizar Nikolic
                applications                 Spatial Planning (MESP), Omladinskih       Zoran Popovic
                                             brigada 1, New Belgrade, office 147*

                Data harmonization           15:30 Natural History Museum,              Boris Ivancevic
                capacity in the NHM          Njegoseva 51                               Slavko Spasic
                                                                                        Milan Paunovic
                Biodiversity Monitoring IT   09:00 Botanical Garden                     Prof. Dmitar Lakusic
Belgrade /                                                                              Prof. Jasmina Sinsar Sekulic
Thursday,
20.05.2010.     NSDI                         11:00 Republic Geodetic Authority          Sasa Djurovic
                                                                                        Maja Radovic
Novi Sad /      Nature Conservation          14:00 Provincial institute for Nature      Lidija Marinkovic
Thursday,       Register                     Conservation, Radnicka 20, Novi Sad        Calakic Dragan
20.05.2010.
                 Annex 8: Agenda of the Workshop Data (Component 2)




                                             Twinning Project
                                              SR 2007-IB-EN-02
                     Strengthening Administrative Capacities
                   for Protected Areas in Serbia (NATURA 2000)
Implemented by: Environment Agency Austria /Umweltbundesamt (Austria), European Public
     Law Organization (Greece), Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (Serbia)

                              Agenda of the Workshop on Data
                                         7th – 8th June 2010
                           Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
                                 Omladinskih Brigada 1, Belgrade

      June, 7th
      Venue: Protocol Room / 1st Floor

      Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop                         Mr. Radislav Momirov
                    10:00-10:15                                         - Assistant Minister -
                                                           Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
     Site Protection Regime under Birds Directive                       Mr. Andreas Ranner
                        10:15-10:50                           Provincial Government of Burgenland
     Obligations, species, procedure, principles, status
                         in Europe
                        Discussion
    Site Protection Regime under Habitats Directive                   Mr. Thomas Ellmauer
     Obligations, species, procedure, principles, status           Environment Agency Austria
                         in Europe
                        10:50-11:30
               Selection of SCI in Germany                            Mr. Axel Ssymank
                        11:30-11:50                         Federal Agency for Nature Conservation,
                                                                             Bonn
     Selection criteria for SPA in selected countries                Mr. Reinhard Lentner
                        11:50-12:10                             Provincial Government of Tyrol
                                              Lunch Break
                                              12:10– 13:00
                    Funded by the European Union
             WORKING GROUP                                      WORKING GROUP
             BIRDS DIRECTIVE                                   HABITATS DIRECTIVE

                Reference List                                      Reference List
                  13:00-14:30                                         13:00-14:30
   Moderated Discussion (Ranner/Lentner)              Moderated Discussion (Ellmauer/Ssymank)
   Status, population, distribution knowledge          Status, population, distribution knowledge
                                           Coffee Break
                                           14:30– 14:50
     Potential Amendments to Annexes                     Potential Amendments to Annexes
                  14:50-15:30                                         14:50-15:30
   Moderated Discussion (Ranner/Lentner)              Moderated Discussion (Ellmauer/Ssymank)
                                             PLENUM

              Results of Day 1                           NN (Expert from Serbia – Birds)
                15:30-16:30                        NN (Expert from Serbia - Habitats and Species)

                                        END OF DAY 1



June, 8th
Venue: Room no. 39 / 1st Floor and
       Room no. 549 / 5th Floor

             WORKING GROUP                                      WORKING GROUP
             BIRDS DIRECTIVE                                   HABITATS DIRECTIVE

      Data situation for bird species               Data situation for habitats and species
        Presentation: Lentner/Ranner                    Presentation: Ellmauer/Ssymank
   Results of the Assessment & Discussion            Results of the Assessment & Discussion
                   9:00-10:00                                        9:00-10:00
  Workplan towards Natura 2000 proposals           Workplan towards Natura 2000 proposals
                  10:00-11:00                                       10:00-11:00
        Discussion on possible steps                      Discussion on possible steps
                                        Coffee Break
                                        11:00– 11:30
                                          PLENUM

              Results of Day 2                           NN (Expert from Serbia – Birds)
                11:30-13:00                        NN (Expert from Serbia - Habitats and Species)
                                              Annex 9: Participant list of the Workshop Data


   Twinning Project SR07-IB-EN-02                                                                                      7th – 8th June 2010
Strengthening Administrative Capacities for Protected Areas in Serbia (NATURA 2000)
                                                               COMPONENT 2
                                                      Expert Workshop on Data

                                                             List of participants:
    Name                    Institution                          Position                    Contact details

                            Institute for Nature Protection of
1   Bojana Petrović                                              Botanist                    bojanap@zzps.rs
                            Serbia, Working unit Niš

                            Institute for Nature Protection of
2   Predrag Lazarević                                            Botanist                    lazarevic@zzps.rs
                            Serbia, Belgrade

                            Institute for Nature Protection of
3   Ivana Jelić                                                  Botanist                    ivana@zzps.rs
                            Serbia, Belgrade

4   Slaviša Popović         SEPA                                 Adviser                     slavisa.popovic@sepa.gov.rs

                                                                 Assistant of the
5   Gordana Jančić          PE Srbijašume                                                    gordana.jancic@srbijasume.rs
                                                                 Department

                            Institute for Nature Protection of   Coordinator for
6   Tijana Jevtovic                                                                          tijana-jevtovic@zzps.rs
                            Serbia, Belgrade                     international cooperation

                            Institute for Nature Protection of
7   Verica Stojanovic                                            botanist                    verica@zzps.rs
                            Serbia, Belgrade

                            Institute for Nature Protection of
8   Klara Szabados                                               Senior associate            szabados@zzps.rs
                            Vojvodina, Novi Sad

9   Predrag Jakšić          University of Niš, Faculty of        University professor        jaksicpredrag@gmail.com
                         Natural Sciences

                         University of Kragujevac, Faculty
10 Ana Petrović          of Natural Sciences and              Assistant professor       anapetrovic@kg.ac.rs
                         Mathematics

                         University of Kragujevac, Faculty
11 Nevena Pantović       of Natural Sciences and              Assistant professor       nevenapantovic@kg.ac.rs
                         Mathematics

                         Institute for Nature Protection of
12 Goran Sekulić                                              Associate/ornithologist   sekulic@zzps.rs
                         Serbia, Belgrade

13 Daliborka Stanković   Natural History Museum               Custos/ornithologist      daliborka@nhmbeo.rs

                         NGO Liga za ornitološku akciju                                 loa@ptica.org
14 Dragan Simić                                               Ornithologist
                         Srbije                                                         063 7669 239

                         Institute for Nature Protection of
15 Vladan Bjedov                                              Advisor/mammalist         vbjedov@zzps.rs
                         Serbia, Belgrade

                         Institute for Nature Protection of   Senior
16 Saša Branković                                                                       sasa@zzps.rs
                         Serbia, Belgrade                     associate/ichtiologist

                         Institute for Nature Protection of
17 Rastko Ajtić                                               Herpethologist            rastko@zzps.rs
                         Serbia, Belgrade

                         Institute for Nature Protection of
18 Nenad Sekulić                                              Associate/ichtiologist    nenad-sekulic@zzps.rs
                         Serbia, Belgrade

                         Faculty for Biology, Institute for
19 Srećko Ćurčić                                              Assistant professor       srecko@bio.bg.ac.rs
                         Zoology; Belgrade

                                                              Project manager and
                         Bird Protection and Study
20 Milan Ružić                                                conserv. officer,         milruzic@yahoo.com
                         Society of Vojvodina
                                                              ornithologist
                           Provincial secretariat for
21 Lorand Vigh             envir.protect. and                   Expert associate            Lorand.vig@vojvodina.gov.rs
                           sust.development, Novi Sad

                           Institute for Nature Protection of   Associate – ornithologist
22 Marko Tucakov                                                                            marko.t@zzps.rs
                           Vojvodina, Novi Sad                  and inter.cooperation

23 Miljan Velojić          PE Vojvodinašume                     coordinator                 mvelojic@vojvodinasume.rs

                           Faculty of Sciences, Department
24 Ivo Karaman             for Biology and Ecology, Novi                                    ivo.karaman@dbe.uns.ac.rs
                           Sad

                           Faculty of Sciences, Department
25 Goran Anačkov           for Biology and Ecology, Novi        Assistant professor         goran.anackov@dbe.uns.ac.rs
                           Sad

26 Veronika Ferdinandova   IUCN                                                             veronika.ferdinandova@iucn.org

                           Bird Protection and Study
27 Dimitrije Radišić                                            student                     aythyista@yahoo.com
                           Society of Vojvodina

                           The Society for Protection and
28 Aleksandar Bajić                                             Student                     aleks667@yahoo.com
                           Research of Fish

                           Scientific research society of
29 Milica Mišković                                              Student                     mima619@yahoo.com
                           biology students ‘Josif Pančić’

                           Scientific research society of
30 Saša Rajkov                                                  student                     rajkovs@gmail.com
                           biology students ‘Josif Pančić’

                                                                Head of Department for
31 Radislav Momirov        MoESP                                                            radislav.momirov@ekoplan.gov.rs
                                                                Nature Protection, BC PL

32 Aleksandra Došlić       MoESP                                Advisor, BC core team       aleksandra.doslic@ekoplan.gov.rs
33 Thomas Ellmauer    Umweltbundesamt                  MS PL, expert           thomas.ellmauer@umweltbundesamt.at

34 Reinhard Lentner   Tiroloer Landesreg Austria       Expert, ornithologist   reinhard.lentner@uibk.ac.at

                      Bundesamt fur Naturschutz
35 Axel Ssymank                                        Expert                  ssymanka@bfn.de
                      (BfN), Germany

37 Andreas Ranner     Burgendland Landesreg. Austroa Expert, ornithologist     andreas.ranner@univie.ac.at
                                                 Annex 10 – Training Programme first draft (Mission 12, Component 3)



Twinning Project SR 2007/IB/EN-02
Strengthening Administrative Capacities for Protected Areas in Serbia (NATURA 2000)

Training programme First Draft

Starting point is the to define together the relevant sectors of stakeholders.
In a first discussion following sectors were agreed to following groups – to this list additional sectors can be added!
     o Agriculture,
     o Forestry,
     o Hunting,
     o Tourism,
     o Fishery,
     o Infrastructure,
     o Spatial planning,
     o Nature Conservation,
     o Water,
     o NGO.

In a next step relevant authorities, institutions, associations, opinion leaders, etc. for each sector has to be identified. Project team and Beneficiary will prepare a list,
currently the Project team has some first contacts which build the base of this stakeholder list and will be sent out. It has been proposed to exclude in this round the private and
the local sector and start with the national and regional level. The main reason for that is the very early stage of the NATURA 2000 implementation process. Until now a lot of
important question which are relevant for the local level are absolutely unclear (esp. location and delineation of the sites) and this will not change in the next 12 months.

The proposal is to start with 5 sectoral workshops – location has still to be clarified (regional or central in Belgrade).
Advantages for “regional” version: being closer to the real problems, “coming to the people”, good atmosphere
Disadvantages for “regional” version: travel and accommodation costs, travel time (if most of the people have to travel Belgrade – Region)
Advantages for the “Belgrade” version: being closer to the location of some institutions and authorities, therefore lower costs for travel and accommodation
Disadvantages for “Belgrade” version: regional people have to travel in the city, “they are coming to us” – not we to them.

After this session 5 intersectoral, regional days with field visits will be held – maybe only two or three events including 2/3 days at some different sites. Purpose of that approach
could be that different sectors – after being basically informed by the sectoral workshops – come together and share opinions, questions, fears and opportunities which they see
with NATURA 2000.
An intersectoral workshop clarifies all questions which are still open and summarizes ideas for the next steps.
At the end of this process a communication plan will be drafted in the first national seminar, elaborated by the representatives of the stakeholders and very interested people
of the implementation process. So they can use all experiences and lessons of the communication process of the project to improve it in the national communication strategy for
Serbia.

The second national seminar could be a “Jokker-Seminar” meaning that if a certain topic comes up during the workshop as a very important and interesting topic for the people
(e.g. Communication skills, How to solve conflicts, Public Awareness, Participation Structures in other countries,…) it will be prepared as a national seminar with the relevant
experts of the project team.

The whole process should be accompanied by a “question and answer” service on the web of the project which should be updated each second week.

Also the evaluation of the activity should be decided before starting the process. Clear indicators and evaluation sheets will be elaborated and proposed by the Component Leader.


    July 2010                                                                                          Sept 2011




                            „Question and answer“ - Service (Website of the Project)
                            (as well as PDFs sent by Email)



     Identification             Sectoral          Intersectoral                  Intersectoral       Training
     of stakeholders              Sectoral
                                workshop             Intersectoral
                                                  Field trip                     workshop            seminar
                                    Sectoral
                                  workshop              Intersectoral
                                                     Field trip
                                       Sectoral
                                    workshop            Field trip
                                         Sectoral
                                       workshop
                                         workshop


                                                                 Training
                                                                 seminar

                                                              Evaluation of the process
How to organize the participants of the sectoral workshops (first proposal)
Workshop Nr.                                                                         1   2   3   4   5   6
Agriculture                                                                          x                   x
Forestry                                                                                 x               x
Hunting                                                                                  x               x
Fishery                                                                                      x           x
Water                                                                                        x           x
Tourism                                                                                      x           x
Spatial Planning                                                                             x           x
Infrastructure                                                                               x           x
Nature protection                                                                                x       x
NGOs                                                                                                 x   x

Requests:
   1. Add stakeholder groups if you think the list is not complete
   2. Please help with the list of stakeholders (excel sheet will be sent out by the Twinning Office)
   3. Discuss the proposed with your colleagues – collect additional approaches and ideas to come to a conclusion by the end of august




Annex 11: Available Documents


Mission Report 05a and 05b
April 12-14. 2010
Activity 2.1

Mission Report 06
April 12. and April 15 - 16, 2010
Activity 1.1

Mission Report 07
April 12, 2010
Activity 0.1
Mission Report 08a – 08d
April 14, 2010
Activity 1.2

Mission Report 09
April 12-16.2010
Activity 3.2

Mission Report 10a and 10b
May 18-20.2010
Activities 2.1 and 3.2.

Mission Report 11a and 11b
June 07-08.2010
Activity 2.2

Mission Report 12
June 07.2010
Activity 3.4


All Documents and PPP are available on request and on the internet: www.ekoplan.gov.rs/n2ktwinning

				
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