Official title of the project

Strengthening Administrative Capacities for Implementation of Air Quality Management System


Project information

Region / City
Total budget of programme / project


Implementation period
2009. Nov - 2011. Nov
Expected results
  • Subsidiary legislation and Ambient Air Protection Strategy drafted and adopted and implementation and enforcement of Air Quality legislation improved;
  • Institutional capacity and cooperation between state bodies improved;
  • Air quality monitoring system upgraded;
  • Air quality zones established

Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Serbia (MEMSP),


Senior partner: Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic Junior partner: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of the Republic of Germany

Summary of the project

The project is an EU Twining Project. The main instrument of this twinning project lays in the strong know-how exchange between Serbian air protection stakeholders and Member State project experts, based on intensive partnership to facilitate proper harmonization of Serbian air quality legislation and its implementation to support accession of Serbia to EU. By more than 16 workshops and seminars and 13 trainings organized, 3 technical reports, by analysing of air quality legislation and stakeholders needs the project contributes to the improvement of air quality monitoring and assessment practice to be as much as possible in line with EU procedures. 3 pilot plans for improvement of air quality are going to be prepared in the framework of the intensive cooperation between project experts and air protection experts from Belgrade, Novi Sad and Bor.

Programme/Project objectives

The main goal of the project is to upgrade the system for Air Protection in Republic of Serbia in line with EU standards. It includes the following: to implement and enforce of Air Quality legislation in line with environmental acquis, as well as strengthen the institutional capacities for air protection system management in Serbia at central level as well as regional/local level and establishing of proper monitoring of air quality.

Specific objectives

  • to harmonize national air quality (including emissions to air) legislation with the EU environmental acquis
  • to upgrade the ambient air quality monitoring and assessment programme, to modernize monitoring network and laboratories, and establish automatic stations for continuous monitoring of ambient air quality and establish automatic monitoring of significant stationary air pollution sources
  • to designate zones and agglomerations, prepare and implement action plans where the ambient air quality does not meet the prescribed limit values (as requested by the Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air and cleaner air for Europe)