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Workshop on national and local environmental information management and
was held in Budapest on November 21-23, 2005. It gathered 23
participants from 10 countries: Armenia, Belarus, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia,
Moldova, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Ukraine as well as cities:
Yerevan (Armenia), Minsk (Belarus), Budapest (Hungary), Riga (Latvia), St.
Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Pskov (Russia), Kiev, Vinnitsya (Ukraine), Chisinau
(Moldova), Skopje (Macedonia), Belgrade (Serbia),

Organizers: United Nations Environment Programme (Division of Early
Warning and Assessment), DEWA-Europe, GRID-Arendal, GRID-Budapest.

Facilitators: Ieva Rucevska, Valentin Yemelin, Morten Wasstøl

Partner and contributors: European Environment Agency, Secretariat of
UNECE Aarhus Convention, Environment Agency of England and Wales, the Government
of the Netherlands


·   Review the latest developments in environmental reporting and
information systems in countries and cities of middle Europe as well as on the
regional /global level.

·   Discuss concrete inputs by countries to the Belgrade

·   Discuss and identify needs and opportunities where concrete
assistance can be offered by international organisations in the form of tools,
expertise, and not least the mobilisation of resources).


  1. Participants received a thorough and up-to-date information on the
    assessment and reporting systems on all levels: global-national-local from
    authoritative sources: UNEP, EEA and Aarhus Convention secretariat;
  2. They shared the best practices and presented a spectrum of electronic
    tools for environmental reporting;
  3. Concrete inputs to Belgrade assessment by countries have been discussed;
  4. Concrete project proposal for EU funding has been presented and received
    backing from 4 prospect countries-participants;
  5. Participants worked on a model for a local environmental information

Workshop materials