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  1. Balkan Environmental Association Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki P.O. Box 141, 57400-Sindos, Thessaloniki, GREECE Tel. +30-2310-791420, Fax: +30-2310-791300, E-mail: bena@gen.teithe.gr http://www.gen.teithe.gr/~bena

  2. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. 2 3 4 Contents 1 About B.EN.A. Presentation’s Main Parts Organization of B.EN.A. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology (J.E.P.E.) Activities

  3. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. About B.EN.A. • B.EN.A. is: • an International scientificorganization with the scope of preserving environment and cultures of Balkan countries. • it serves as a Balkan environmental thinking tank that goes beyond research to find scientific ways to protect Balkan region and to improve people’s lives. • B.EN.A.’s members • study and analyze interactions among • environmental factors, • economic and communities’ trend • promote strategies and institutional changes that may improve environmental and natural-resources decision making through objective and independent scientific research, studies and professional training. General Information

  4. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. About B.EN.A. • The main goals of B.EN.A. are to: • examine and appraise the current problems of environmental protection on a regional, national and international basis.More specifically, B.EN.A. is concentrating upon the problems concerning the protection of people, animals and plants in the Balkan region from the harmful effects of chemicals or climatic changes, • advise the regulatory bodies of the various Balkan countriesabout decisions concerning the evaluation of the risk of chemicals and physical agents, • develop internationalcooperation on reducing transboundary pollution. Also, to engage in activities on environmental pollution, as that affects public health, • develop strategies and optionsfor the environmental protection of the Balkan rivers, lakes and wetlands, • develop the environmental quality management systemsfor the Balkan region, • develop international programsfor the restoration and the sustainable improvement of the ecological safety of cross-border regions, • plan and organize scientifically events and activitieson environmental issues. Main Goals

  5. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. About B.EN.A.Achievements and Elaborations • We have established a continuous collaboration with the European Commission (JRC Ispra – Environmental Institute and Institute for Health and Consumer Protection). • We have developed and operated the “Friendly to the Environment Company Certification” (F.E.C.), mainly for the small and medium size companies. • We have developed the “10 INDICES FOR SUSTAINABILITY OF BALKAN COUNTRIES” (especially for the accession West Balkan countries). • We are in the procedure to operate the Balkan Institute for Environmental Research (BIER) with the financial support of the Prefecture of Florina/Greece. The main scope of BIER is to support the young researchers on various international transboundary research projects from Balkan area. • During the 3rd International B.EN.A. Conference we have established the “International Scholarships of B.EN.A.”, for young scientists. The procedure started with the first three awards for “Young Scientists Award”. The awards are named after: Theophrastus (for the 1st place), Von Humbolt (for the 2nd place), and Fresenius (for the 3rd place). Achievements and Elaborations

  6. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. About B.EN.A.Achievements and Elaborations • We have started the procedure to publish a sourcebook, regarding the most polluted areas in Balkan (GREEN BOOK). • We celebrate the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ENVIRONMENT organized by the B.EN.A. Training Center in Constanta (5th of June). • B.EN.A. established the ACADEMY of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, within the Academy of Sciences of Bulgaria, in Sofia. Chairman of the Organizing Committee is Prof. L. Petrov. • B.EN.A. has recently become member of the International SKILLSnet of CEDEFOP – the European Union Center for the Development of Vocational Education and Training. Achievements and Elaborations

  7. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Organization of B.EN.A. • B.EN.A. : • has a decentralized structure • its management style is basedon: • authority delegation • particular scientific interests that promotes the advancement of its member’s creativity and initiative. • B.EN.A.‘s overall management is taking placeby the Permanent Office of B.EN.A.which is located in Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece. Decentralized Structure

  8. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. International Centers & Offices National Bureaus Liaison Offices Organization of B.EN.A.B.EN.A.’s Network B.EN.A. ‘s Decentralized Network • B.EN.A. has • a decentralized network which elaborates dedicated environmental topics.

  9. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Organization of B.EN.A. National Bureaus National Bureaus roleis the construction of a scientific society that contributes to “Sustainable Development and better Life in Balkans” through teamwork and collaborations. National Bureaus are based on Academic Institutions and form an environmental scientific network. ALBANIA BULGARIA BOSNIA AL- B.EN.A. BG- B.EN.A. BiH – B.EN.A. University of Tirana University of Plovdiv University of Sarajevo HERZEGOVINA Permanent Office of B.EN.A. CROATIA FYR of MACEDONIA B.EN.A.’s CRO - B.EN.A. FY - B.EN.A. Institute of Public Health, Skopje University of Zagreb “National Bureaus” ROMANIA TURKEY SERBIA RO - B.EN.A. National Institute for Research and Development of Industrial Ecology (ECOIND), Bucharest TU - B.EN.A. YU - B.EN.A. Trakya University, Edirne In VINCA, Institute of Nuclear Sciences of Belgrade

  10. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Organization of B.EN.A.Liaison Offices Liaison Offices have the mission to partner to help conserve, improve and sustain natural resources and the environment and are in a position to identify emerging environmental issues. Liaison Office of Russian Federation Liaison Offices Liaison Office of Georgia National Research Institute of the Azov Sea Fishery Problems (NRIASF), in Rostov on Don. Permanent Office of B.EN.A. Liaison Office of Ukraine Technical University of Georgia, Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection in Tbilisi. Ukrainian Scientific Centre of the Ecology of Seas (UkrCES), in Odessa.

  11. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Organization of B.EN.A.International Centers and Offices International Offices • International Research Secretariat of S.E. Europe (I.S.S.E.), in the National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD) Constanta, Romania • Chairman: Dr. S. Nicolaev, Gen. Director of NIMRD, • Co-ordinator: M. Golumbeanu, Drd. • InternaEastern Centre of Urban Pollution Management and its Impact to the Cultural Heritage, in National Institute for Research and Development of Industrial Ecology (ECOIND), Bucharest, Romania • Chairwoman: Prof. M. Nicolau • International Office of Environmental Technology Management and Transfer, in the National Institute for Nonferrous and Rare Metals (NINRM), Bucharest, Romania • Chairman: Dr. T. Velea, Gen. Director of NINRM • Scientific Secretary: Mr M. Ulmanu • International Office of Environmental Education, in University of Craiova, Romania Chairwoman: Prof.D. Popa • International Office for Recognition of Friendly to the Environment Companies • (F.E.C.), in the Permanent Office of B.EN.A. Thessaloniki, Greece • Chairman : Prof. G. Vasilikiotis, Vice-President of B.EN.A International Centers and Offices have the mission to perform studies and researches on dedicated environmental topics.

  12. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Organization of B.EN.A.International Centers and Offices International Centers International Centers and Offices have the mission to perform studies and researches on dedicated environmental topics. • International Centre of Soil Pollution and Soil Restoration and its Management, in “N. Poushkarov” Institute of Soil Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria • Chairman: Dr. M. Banov, Gen. Director of ISS • International Centre for Ecological Management of Wetlands and Protected Areas, in the “Ovidius” University, of Constanta, Romania • Chairwoman: Dr. L. Tofan • International Centre of Radioactivity Measurements in S.E. Europe and Advisory Body for Physics, Physico-Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable Sources, in VINCA – Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Beograd, Serbia. • Chairman: Dr. K. Subotic • International Office of Agricultural Protection and its Impact on the Food Chain, in the Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences “Gheorghe Ionescu-Şişeşti”, Bucharest, Romania • Chairman: Prof.Dr. C. Hera • Co-ordinator: Dr. C. Kleps

  13. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Organization of B.EN.A.International Centers and Offices International Offices • International Centre of Water Quality Control of Danube, in Uzlina, Danube Delta (Romania). It has been established with instrumentation offered by TUBORG-Romania. Chairman: Prof.Dr. F.K. Vosniakos • International Centre of Environmental Medicine, in the Republic Institute for Health Protection, Skopje, FYR of Macedonia. Chairmen: Dragan Gjorgjev • International Office of Renewable Energy, Biofuels, Clean Technologies, Global Meteorological and Climatological Changes”, in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania • Chairwoman: Prof.dr. I. Ionel • International Office of Fisheries and Aquaculture,in the Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Varna (IFA), Bulgaria • Chairwoman: Dr. D. Petrova, Director of IFA • Co-ordinator: Dr. V. Raykov • International Office of Natural Sciences, in the Natural Sciences Museum Complex – Dolphinarium, Constanta, Romania • Chairman: Decebal Fagadau, Director of Natural Sciences Museum Complex International Centers and Offices have the mission to perform studies and researches on dedicated environmental topics.

  14. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Organization of B.EN.A.International Centers and Offices International Centers International Centers and Offices have the mission to perform studies and researches on dedicated environmental topics. • International Centre of Chemical Application and its Impact to Life and Environment, Faculty of Chemistry University of Belgrade, Serbia. • Chairman: Ass. Prof. Dr. I. Brcescki • International Centre of Sustainable Development of SPA, Nish SPA, Serbia Chairwoman: Prof.dr. A. Dimic • Co-ordinator: Dr. S. Savic • International Centre of Environmental Protection and Food Quality Control, in University of Alba Iulia, ROMANIA. • Chairwoman: Assoc.Prof.Dr. M. Popa

  15. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Organization of B.EN.A.International Executive Board International Executive Board

  16. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. J.E.P.E. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology (J.E.P.E.) • Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology (JEPE) • is the Official Journal of B.EN.A.for environment protection and sustainable development of the region, • is edited by (B.EN.A.)for rapid scientific and other information, covering all aspects of the problems of sustainable development and ecology. • Since January 1st, 2007 J.E.P.E. is • in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) by THOMSON Scientific, • in ELSEVIER Abstracts: GEObase, EMBiology SCOPUS

  17. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology (J.E.P.E.)Main Topics • The main topics of interest are: • research and education for sustainable development, • pollution: air, water, soil, agricultural, industrial, • risk assessment, • ecology, • marine ecology, • solid waste management, • environmental protection and sustainable development, • environmental radioactivity, • environmental legislation, • environmental management, • clean technologies, • environmental education, • environmental informatics, • computer applications in environmental issues. • Biochemical- Bio- protection • Food Technology • Environmental Medicine

  18. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Workshops Symposium Conferences Actions Young Scientists Training Centers Balkan Local Authority Environmental Network Young Generation Activities of B.EN.A. Activities List of Activities

  19. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. “The Balkan Local Authority Environmental Network – B.L.A.E.N.” was founded in Municipality of Katerini in March 2006, with the scientific support of B.EN.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Balkan Local Authority Environmental Network • The focal point of BLAEN is in Municipality • of Katerini, • its president is the Mayor of Katerini, • its members are Balkan Municipalities • is in close collaboration with B.EN.A. International Permanent Office of Thessaloniki. Balkan Local Authority Environmental Network (B.L.A.E.N.) BLAEN’s members work towards to regional cooperation and substantial support for a clean and healthy community environment. BLAEN has representatives in Municipalities : Albania, Bulgaria, FYR of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

  20. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums B.EN.A. hosts and sponsors Besides the academics, there is also benefit for cooperation on several national and international research projects and studies and company exhibitions. Experts on environmentalissues as invited speakers contribute to conference uniqueness. General Information about: - Conferences - Workshops - Symposiums Conferences Symposiums Workshops

  21. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • B.EN.A. organized the 1st Balkan Youth Conference for Environmental Protection in Thessaloniki/Greece, 23-25 of October 1999. • B.EN.A. organized an International Workshop entitled:“Impact on the Balkan Environment from the War in Yugoslavia”, in Katerini/Greece, 15-17 of January 2000. • B.EN.A. with the Municipality of Preveza, co-organized an International Conference on “Environmental management and sustainable development in Balkans”, in Preveza/Greece, 7-9 July 2000. • Also, the 2nd International Conference of Pieria entitled: “Management of Touristic Environment and Sustainable Development in S.E. Europe”, has been organized, in Katerini/Greece, January 2001. • In May 18-21, 2001 B.EN.A. co-organized with Turkish Companies, an International Symposium entitled: “TREATMENT 2000”, in Istanbul/Turkey. Years 1999 2000 2001

  22. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In June 25th-28th, 2001, B.EN.A. co-organized with the local authorities, an International Conference, entitled: “Environmental Education and Sustainable Development in S.E. Europe”, Chalkidiki/Greece. • B.EN.A. organized five (5)International Conferences on “TRANSBOUNDARY POLLUTION”: • Thessaloniki/Greecein November 1998, • Sofia/Bulgariain November 1999, • Bucharest/RomaniainNovember 2000, • Edirne/Turkeyin October 2001, • Belgrade/ Yugoslaviain November 2002. • B.EN.A. has co-organized with the Romanian Waters Authorities in 27-30 of April, 2002, the International Workshop, entitled: “Beach Management and Sustainable Development in Europe”, in Constanta/Romania. Years 2001 2002

  23. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums In June 7th-9th, 2002 B.EN.A. in collaboration with Municipality of Preveza organized the International Conference entitled: “The Environmental Impact on Fisheries”, in Preveza/Greece Years 2002 2003 In September 19th-21th, 2002, B.EN.A. co-organized with the Trakya University of Edirne, Turkey, an International Workshop entitled: “Agricultural Pollution”, in Edirne/Turkey. In February 21st-22th, 2003, B.EN.A. with the Romanian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, organized an International Workshop, on “A Healthy Environment for Food Quality and Safety”, in Bucharest/Romania.

  24. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In February 23th-24th, 2003, the International Office of Environmental Education of B.EN.A., in collaboration with the University of Craiova, organized an International Workshop, on “Education Towards a clean Environment – Premise for the 21st Century”, in Craiova/Romania. • In May 15th-18th, 2003, B.EN.A. with ISKI (Water Authorities of Istanbul) co-organized an International Symposium, on “Marine and Inland Pollution Control and Prevention in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea”, in Istanbul/Turkey. Year 2003

  25. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In June 26th-28th, 2003, B.EN.A. with Mangalia Municipality is organizing an International Symposium, on “Coastal Erosion: Problems and Solutions”, in Mangalia/Romania. Year 2003 • In November 19th-21st, 2003, B.EN.A. with its Training Center of Constanta organized the International Workshop, entitled: • “The Environmental Professions: Needs and Perspectives”, in Constanta/Romania. • In December 19th-21st, 2003, B.EN.A. with its • International Center of Environmental Medicine organizedthe International Workshop, on • “Environmental Medicine and Public Health”, • in Skopje/FYR Macedonia.

  26. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In February 26th-28th, 2004, B.EN.A. in collaboration with the Romanian Senate organized in Bucharest/ Romania, the International Symposium, entitled: “Environmental Legislation And Education for a Better Quality of Life in Balkan Area”. Year 2004 • In May 13th-15th, 2004, B.EN.A. organized in Florina/Greece, the International Symposium on: “Transboundary Pollution”.

  27. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • Between July 1st-3rd, 2004 B.EN.A. organized the International Workshop, entitled: “Environmental Professions – Eco-Agro-Tourism, Organic Agriculture, Public Health, Water and Soil Pollution, Sustainable Management, Solid Waste, Recycling”in the Agricultural University of Plovdiv/Bulgaria. Year 2004 Between September 23th-25th, 2004 B.EN.A. organized in Tulcea/Romania the International Symposium, entitled: “The Renewable Energies and the Sustainable Development”.

  28. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In June 23th-25th, 2005, B.EN.A. with the Municipality of Mangalia organized the 2nd International Symposium, on “Coastal Erosion: Problems and Solutions”, in Mangalia/Romania. Year 2005 • In July 14th-15th, 2005,B.EN.A. and Trakya University organized the International Symposium:“Agriculture and Food Safety within the context of European Union Directives”, • in Tekirdag/Turkey.

  29. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In September 22nd-24th, 2005, B.EN.A. organized the 2nd International Symposium, entitled:“The Renewable Energies and the Sustainable Development”, in Tulcea/Romania. Year 2005

  30. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In February 23rd-24th, 2006 B.EN.A. and Romanian Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences organized in Bucharest/Romania the 2nd International Workshop on: • “Food and Beverages in the Frame of European Union Policy”. Year 2006 • In March 13th-16th, 2006 B.EN.A., the Central Unions of Municipalities of Greece and Municipalities of Katerini organized in Katerini/Greece the 3rd Balkan Conference of Pieria, entitled: “Sustainable Development: Theory and Action”. • During October 13th-15th, 2006, B.EN.A. and the Ministry of Environment and Water Management of Romania organized in Constanta/Romania the International Symposium on: “Quality of Life and Environment: A Must for the European Integration”.In the symposium’s framehas been realized the Round Table on • “Sustainable Coastal Management”. • Main sponsors: TOMINI TRADING, COSMOTE, RUCODEM Romania

  31. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • On 1st of June, 2007 “Politechnica” University of Timisoara and B.EN.A. organized the International Seminar on: Air Quality concerning the European Legislation and its implementation in Air Monitoring Contents. Year 2007 • In June 14th-16th, 2007 theMetropolitan Institute for Planning and Urban Design Center in cooperation with B.EN.A. and Istanbul Greater Municipality organized the International Workshop on: “The Importance of Ecological Belts Surrounding Metropolitan Cities”,in Istanbul/Turkey.

  32. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. «SIMI 2007» Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In July 18th-20th, 2007 B.EN.A. in collaboration with “1st December 1918” University of Alba Iulia, AUF-Pole d’ excellence regionaland the local authorities organized the International Conference on:“Sustainable Development In Balkan Area: Vision and Reality”, • in Alba Iulia/Romania. • Round Table:“Un-polluting technologies for Romania in the European Union integration process’ framework”. Year 2007 • In October 25th-26th, 2007 the National Institute for Industrial Ecology – ECOIND Bucharest co-organized with B.EN.A. the International Symposium on“Environment and Industry”,in Bucharest/ Romania.

  33. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In November 15th-17th, 2007, B.EN.A. in collaboration with the Municipality of Rakovica organized the International Conference on:“Quality of Life and Environment in the Frame of EU Sustainability”,in Belgrade/Serbia. Year 2007 In the frame of the conference was organized the Round Table on Sustainable Development: Theory and Practice. The participants of the Conference were received by the Prince Aleksander and Princesses Katerine at the Royal Palace in Belgrade.

  34. Activities of B.EN.A. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. From the B.EN.A. Workshop: “What After Oil”? Babes Bolyai University of Cluj (Romania) Faculty of Environmental Sciences organized by Prof. Iovanca Haiduc (January 2008) Year 2008

  35. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A. In February 18-23, 2008 BENA was co-organizer in the International Conference of Agriculture, Opatija, Croatia. Year 2008 From the meeting of the President with the Municipality of Zagreb and the Ministry of Environment of Croatia, in Zagreb.

  36. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A. From the interview in the National TV of Croatia in Zagreb with the participation of the President of B.EN.A. and the Chairman of CRO-B.EN.A. Prof.dr. Milan Mesic. Year 2008

  37. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A. • In May 15th-18th, 2008, B.EN.A. in collaboration with the Natural Sciences Museam Complex and the National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” the International Conference :“Management and Sustainable Marine Development”,in Constanta Romania. Year 2008

  38. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums • In July 17th-19th, 2008, B.EN.A. co- organize an International Conference with the TransilvaniaUniversity of Brasov – Faculty of Medicine, entitled “Environmental Pollution and its Impact to Public Health”, in Brasov Romania Year 2008

  39. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums Constanta, Romania- July 22-23, 2008: International Workshop: “Planning for sustainable development and implementation of strategies for the protection of wetlands, lakes and protected areas along the Black Sea Coast” Year 2008 Sofia, Bulgaria- October 6-10, 2008: International Conference: CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE BLACK SEA – HYPOTHESIS, OBSERVATIONS, TRENDS SCENARIOS AND MITIGATION STRATEGY FOR THE ECOSYSTEM

  40. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums Florina International Conference, November 6-9, 2008 “BALKAN COLLABORATION: THE MUST FOR BETTER LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT IN S.E. EUROPE ” In which we celebrate the 10 years B.EN.A’s birthday Year 2008

  41. Balkan Environmental Association January February B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums 44thInternational Congress on Agriculture 16-19 February, 2009 Opatija, Croatia Year 2009

  42. Balkan Environmental Association May March B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums Year 2009

  43. Balkan Environmental Association June B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums Year 2009

  44. Balkan Environmental Association OCTOBER July B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums B.EN.A. and Transilvania University of Brasov organize the International Workshop on ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE Brasov, Romania B.EN.A. and INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY- INCD ECOIND organize the International Symposium: “The Environment and Industry” (October 28-30, 2009) Bucharest , Romania Co- organizers are: Romanian Academy, Chemical Society of Romania, National Authority of Scientific Research, Ministry of Ecology, Ministry of Environment and RO- B.EN.A. Year 2009

  45. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Young Scientists and Young Generation • Every year, B.EN.A. together with young generationcelebrates the World Environment Day on 5th of June, it is the only secure investment for the future of Planet. • B.EN.A. in collaboration with UNESCO is planning to organize for young generation ECO-CAMPS in Balkan Region.Through these Camps young people will be actively involved in environmental education projects and they will work towards sustainable development. Young Scientists and Young Generation B.EN.A. supports young scientists research projects based on environmental protection topics.

  46. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Research Projects B.EN.A. Participation in the 7FW project (EU) “UPGRADING BLACK SEA SCENE”(2009- 2011) EU project 2009-2011 The purpose of the project is to establish scientific co operation between the stakeholders of the Black Sea, using the database warehouse which was build within the Black sea scene project (www.blackseascene.net/), providing the framework of sustainable development. The dissemination of the proposed strategies and implementation will be under the responsibility of BENA-International.

  47. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Research Projects and Young Scientists In ROMANIA, during 2001-2008, B.EN.A. in collaboration with different private companies funded 143 research projects and 114 scholarships for young scientists. 2001-2008 Romania B.EN.A. and TUBORG Romaniadeveloped during2001-2008the Program“Better Environment and Life in Romania”for funding research projects and scholarships.

  48. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Research Projects and Young Scientists • The Call for Scholarshipswas developed in the following disciplines: biology, ecology, chemistry, environmental protection, marine technology, coastal erosion, methods/ techniques/ methodologies for pollution control, waste/water management, etc. • category I – Postgraduate students (max. age 30 years) • category II – Young researchers (max. age 35 years) • category III – Scientists with the special contribution to the environmental activities (max. age 50 years) Scholarships

  49. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Research Projects and Young Scientists The call for Research Projectswas developed in the following topics: Biodiversity and living marine resources; Integrated monitoring in the Black Sea coastal zone; Environmental tendency and risk assessment; Methods and technologies for protection and rehabilitation of the Black Sea; Integration of economic, social and environmental issues in the process of coastal zone management. Pollution control in environmental media for hot points identification, new methods/techniques development in relation with international requirements; Environmental impact/risk assessment for identification of areas, where pollution abatement, clean production or ecological reconstruction are required; Environmental technologies (drinking water, wastewater, wastes); Training and consulting for EMS (ISO 14001) and QMS (EN 45001) development and implementation for certification/accreditation. Research Projects

  50. Balkan Environmental Association B.E.N.A. Activities of B.EN.A.Research projects and Young Scientists TUBORG – Romaniause the emblem of B.EN.A. and the logo “Better Environment and Life in Romania”, as recognition for their environmental interest. SPONSORSHIP of B.EN.A. in Romania • 97 research projects and 93 scholarships were supported by TUBORG-ROMANIA and B.EN.A., during 2001-2008. • 2 special programs: • Rehabilitation of “Goicea House”/Dolj County – VILLAGE MUSEUM of Bucharest • Educational Program “UMBRELA VERDE” – Advertising movie transmitting to television