Official title of the project

Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Hazardous Waste Management

Project information

Region / City
Total budget of programme / project


Implementation period
2010. Oct - 2012. Oct
Expected results
  • National plans for specific hazardous waste streams designed and submitted for adoption.
  • Byelaws for selected hazardous waste streams prepared and submitted for adoption
  • Institutional capacity for hazardous waste management enhanced.
  • Pollution “hot spots” identified and prioritized
  • Hazardous waste communication strategy designed and implemented

Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning


Umweltbundesamt GmbH (Environment Agency Austria)

Summary of the project

The Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning and Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt) are working together on this Twinning Project dealing with hazardous waste management. The expected results of the project are presented above. In general, the project will support the development of hazardous waste management plans and development and implementation of Serbian hazardous waste management legislation so that plans and legislation meet the same stringent standards as in the EU. In addition, methodologies for identification and remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous will be developed and implement. Finally, the project deals with capacity building and communication strategies that shall promote best practices within the field of hazardous waste management.
The expected results will be achieved through close cooperation between Serbian and Austrian experts as well as specialists from other EU Membership Countries. The parties will together hold workshops, study trips, draft relevant documents such as by-laws and manuals and training will be delivered to relevant stakeholders.

Programme/Project objectives

To contribute to the harmonisation of EU legislation and best practices in the field of hazardous waste management.

Specific objectives

To strengthen the national waste management system by drafting legislation and strategic documents and enhancing the capacity at all levels.