I. Shaping and implementing EU environmental policy - participation of small NGOs.

Goals of the seminar
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Goals of the seminar

Due to different ecological, social and economic interests environmental policy is one of the most debated policy fields. In order to balance these interests in favour of sustainable development it is necessary to understand the policy making system of the European Union. There are some powerful instruments such as EU funding and policy consultation which enable environmental NGOs to influence policy making. NGO co-operation and exchange knowledge in favour of common projects and activities is crucial if one wants to make things change.

The seminar brought together small environmental NGOs from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania and Germany in order to share experiences and to develop common projects. Experienced speakers and trainers gave an insight into EU environmental policy, funding and project management.

Target groups of the seminar were small environmental NGOs which yet do not have established contacts with NGOs from other EU countries and/or wanted to improve their knowledge on developing and implementing international projects successfully.


Conference was held at the Castle of Genshagen, November 18 - 20, 2005

  Friday, November 18th

18:00 Arrival and reception of participants

18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

  Saturday, November 19th

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 Short presentation of participants
Introduction to the content of the seminar

9:30 - 17:00
  • Environmental policy - current trends in the EU
  • EU environmental policy - participation of NGOs
  • How to develop a project and make it fit to a call for proposal by the EU (I)?

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

17:30 - 18:15 Dinner

  Sunday, November 20th

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 13:00
  • How to develop a project and make it fit to a call for proposal by the EU (II)?
  • Communication of environmental interests
  • Development of common projects

13:30 Dinner

14:30 Departure of the participants to Ludwigsfelde

Programme in pdf


Report by Thomas Lämmer-Gamp

List of the participants

  Brigitta Berghold

EMLA Association, Hungary

  Maria Csikai

Energia Klub, Hungary

  Miroslav Hustak

Children of the Earth, Czech Republic

  Stanis³aw Latek

Club of Catholic Intellectuals, Ecological Section, Poland

  Rados³aw Gawlik

Eko-Unia, Poland

  Ieva Guscenkaite

Environmental Information Centre, Lithuania

  Lubica Kupke-Siposova

Energia 2000, Slovakia

  Thomas Lämmer-Gamp

Ramboll Management, Germany

  Darina Doubravová DTKoop, Germany