Stakeholders consultation in Serbia took place on 21st February 2014 in Belgrade, organized by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology.
The first stakeholders consultation in Greece was successfully completed on Friday 7 February 2014. The event was coorganised by the EKBAA-IGME and TUC partners and it was attended by 51 participants. More information on the Greek consultation please find in past events.
The 2nd SNAP-SEE Newsletter, prepared by project partners, presents the ongoing work on the SNAP-SEE project, meetings and stakeholder consultations across SEE and is now available in press section. This interactive January 2014 edition helps you to get on a specific page with a click on heading on the coverpage.
The Newsletter has been introduced and published on the South East Europe (SEE) Programme´s website.
NEXT SNAP-SEE EVENT
Next SNAP-SEE meeting for project partners – the 4th Steering Committee Meeting will be organized by the Croatian Geological Survey and will take place between the 9th and the 11th April 2014 in Pula, Croatia.
Basic information is published in events, where you can find more about mineral, mining and other conferences as well.
More on project activities and events please find in SNAP-SEE newsletters:
Assuring sustainable supply of aggregates is an important challenge due to their economic importance and the potential environmental and social impacts associated with their production. The SNAP-SEE project focuses on developing and disseminating tools for aggregates management planning in Southeast Europe (SEE). It builds on the results of the Sustainable Aggregates Resource Management (SARMa) project. Due to regional differences in historical development, there are diverse approaches to aggregates policies, planning and management in SEE, which is hindering resource efficiency and economic development in the region:
- differences among mineral policies;
- aggregates policies and plans are distributed among many different legal documents, making coordination and a comprehensive understanding difficult;
- authorities in SEE countries do not have the understanding of either sustainable aggregates resource management (SARM) or planning for sustainable supply mix (SSM) and;
- there is almost a complete lack of coordination on planning supply from primary and secondary aggregates sources.
The identified problems are a lack of:
- coordinated national/regional planning for aggregates’ supply that addresses cross-sectoral interactions, and ensures that documents are consistent;
- integrated planning for primary and secondary aggregates that addresses resource efficiency;
- capacity and competence to address the preceding two problems;
- stakeholder engagement and consultation process to ensure that planning addresses the concerns and needs of all target groups.
The primary objective is to develop a Toolbox for Aggregates Planning to support national/regional, primary and secondary aggregates planning in SEE countries, which will include:
- SNAP-SEE Vision for a transition to integrated, comprehensive sustainable aggregates planning in SEE;
- Handbook on Capacity Building and Stakeholder Consultation;
- Handbook on Data and Analysis Methods;
- Aggregates Planning Scheme, containing planning modules that embody the principles, approaches and action necessary to achieve the goals of the Vision.
This SNAP-SEE project notice or publication reflects only the author’s views and the Managing Authority of the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.