The Project

Civil society acts for environmentally sound socio-economic development (CO – SEED)

WWF together with partners from 5 countries initiated a project titled Civil society acts for environmentally sound socio-economic development (CO – SEED), in following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey, with WWF Adria from Croatia acting as an advisory body in the project.

The project CO-SEED aims to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources through improved regulatory framework and more participatory and transparent decision- making processes, which involve a vibrant group of civil society organizations and increased attention of the media on the topic, with benefits for society at large.

Specific objective of CO-SEED - by the end of the Project civil society organizations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey are engaged as equal stakeholders with Public authorities and Professional companies in their national processes of legislative revisions and decision-making on Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) through inter alia increased media attention.

Achievement of this objective will be built on successfully implementing the four expected results aimed at:

  1. Capacity building
  2. Legislative improvement
  3. Active participation
  4. Awareness raising

Project countries:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey

Project duration:

February 2016 – February 2019

Project coordinator:

WWF-Turkey

Project advisor:

WWF Adria

Project partners:

INCA - Instituti per Ruajtjen e Natyres Shqiptare Shoqata, Albania
Dinarica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
GreenHome, Montenegro
BPSSS - Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia, Serbia

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