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									               NALAS
           General Assembly
December 13-15 2007 - Bucharest, Romania



  Solid Waste Management Task Force
            Activities Report
           CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS

The Conference has:
 highlighted successes in implementing recently introduced
  waste legislation in SEE
 identified current most relevant gaps and bottlenecks for a
  broad based municipal implementation of new waste
  legislation,
 compared different approaches in introducing and
  enforcing new waste legislation and
 proposed to NALAS and its member municipalities to
  agree on the below ACTION PLAN improving the
  framework for efficient municipal waste management
  concepts throughout the region.
     THE NALAS ACTION PLAN FOR COOPERATING
        IN MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
            IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

   The NALAS KNOWLEDGE CENTER on MUNICIPAL WASTE
    MANGEMENT IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE will in cooperation
    with existing networks establish a knowledge base for legal,
    economic and managerial issues in municipal waste
    management in order to facilitate fast and focused information
    exchange among Member Associations, municipalities and
    investors in the region. Working Groups based on experts
    throughout the Region will provide substantive input.

   Specifically, the Knowledge Center on Municipal Waste
    Management will provide in all languages available
    and as provided by Member Associations
     THE NALAS ACTION PLAN FOR COOPERATING
        IN MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
            IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

1. Regional NALAS-Working groups establishing - on
   specific topics of municipal waste management
2. The latest version of the legal framework for waste
   management in SEE (and new EU Member States in Central
   and Eastern Europe?)
3. The latest version of all by-laws for municipal waste
   management on central and municipal level as made
   available through the Member Associations in SEE.
4. Latest news related to recycling potentials and
   markets developments (amount, prices, location....)
5. Statistical overviews of municipal tariffs for waste
   collection and waste disposal as made available through
   the Member Associations in SEE
     THE NALAS ACTION PLAN FOR COOPERATING
        IN MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
            IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

6.  Information on tools for municipal planning in solid waste
    management (database regard waste production, financial
    management tools, waste catalogue, job description for staff)
7. Status about responsibility and
    possibilities/opportunities in regard to special waste
    streams
8. Case studies on good municipal practices in waste
    management (refers to monitoring / benchmarks and involves all
    objectives of waste management and waste hierarchy)
9. Contact addresses of service providers (municipal and
    private) in municipal and regional waste management
10. Contact addresses of NGOs and informal sector, active in
    fields related to municipal waste management and
    environmental awareness rising
    THE NALAS ACTION PLAN FOR COOPERATING
       IN MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
           IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

11. Regional Campaign
12. Latest information on new legal
    developments in waste management in Member
    Associations (national / regional / local /
    municipal)
13. Donor-News on activities related to municipal
    solid waste management (example – bankable
    project conditions from Donors and from
    Municipalities to Donors)
14. „Eco-News“
15. Events – calendar on forthcoming conferences,
    fairs and similar activities
 At the NALAS Executive Bureau meeting
  that took place on December 7, 2005 in
  Sinaia, Romania the Standing
  Conference of Towns and Municipalities
  was appointed to organize the Thematic
  Task Force for municipal Waste
  Management
        1st meeting of the Solid Waste
            Management Task Force
took place in the SCTM premises in Belgrade
               on the July 3, 2006
 Prior to the Task Force meeting Mrs. Andjelka
  Mihajlov, coordinating expert appointed by the
  SCTM has been in contact with the NALAS
  liaison officer in order to get nominations and
  contacts of the associated experts who comprise
  the Task Force.

 Representatives of the associations from
  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brcko District
  Kosovo, Montenegro, Republika Srpska and
  Serbia and Slovenia participated at the meeting.
 TF agreed to follow the Action Plan adopted in
  Pristina
 Also in line with the Action Plan one of the main
  conclusion from the first meeting was to create
  a Table of Concordance with the EU standards in
  the field of SWM which will provide a solid base
  for further work of the Task Force especially in
  the filed of waste legislation advocacy in the
  region.
      2nd meeting of the Solid Waste
            Management Task Force
took place in the SCTM premises in Belgrade
             on the October 2, 2006
   At the second meeting following issues
   were tackled:

 State of waste legislation in South Eastern
  Europe
 Municipal Statutes for Waste Management:
  Key Elements of the GTZ-Study for Albania
 Upcoming events in Municipal Waste
  Management in South Eastern Europe
3rd meeting of the Solid Waste
   Management Task Force
 took place in Bonn, Germany
 from October 23 to 25, 2006
 Meeting was organized with the support
  of GTZ Project “Modernization of
  Municipal Services”, and we held back to
  back with the EcoFair in Cologne

 Main topics at the meeting were:
  -   The Current State of the Legal Framework in
      Municipal Waste Management in South
      Eastern Europe
  -   The Current State of Recycling of Secondary
      Raw Materials in South Eastern Europe
4th meeting of the Solid Waste Management
                   Task Force
took place in the SCTM premises in Belgrade
              on the March 5, 2007
    At the forth meeting following issues were at the
    agenda:

 Survey of legal framework developed in municipal
  waste management with overview on current level of
  decentralization
 Overview of relevant regulations related to recycling EU
  requirements in recycling
 From “Table of Concordance” to existing situation in
  the SEE region
 Upcoming events in Municipal Waste Management in
  South Eastern Europe
 Cooperation with Open Regional Fund
                  NEXT STEPS:

 Next meeting planned for the beginning of
  2008
 More project orientation
 Revision of the Action Plan
 Cooperation with ORF
Thanks for the attention!

								
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