Zagreb: European Commission Representation in the Republic of Croatia, August Cesarec street no. 4
Tuesday 20th of April 2016, 10.00 – 12.30
A round table “Challenges of environmental protection for the new EU member states and Croatia – how to proceed?” was held on Tuesday of 20th April 2016 in the House of Europe in Zagreb in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in the Republic of Croatia. The round table is the second public event within the Jean Monnet project “POLO-Cro28 – Policy Observatory in Croatia” financed by the Erasmus+ program and implemented by the Institute for Development and International Relations – IRMO. The event was officially opened with the short welcoming speeches by H. E. Branko Baričević, Head of the European Commission Representation in the Republic of Croatia, Sanja Tišma, Director of the Institute for Development and International Relations – IRMO and the event moderator, and Višnja Samardžija from IRMO who is coordinating the POLO-Cro28 project. After welcoming speeches the panel discussion followed which was focused on the challenges in front of the environmental protection policy in the areas of waste and water management, nature protection as well as implementation of reforms in accordance with the legislative and strategic framework of the EU. The speakers were Marijan Galović from the Institute for Rural Development and Ecology (IRRE), Ranko Biondić from the Geotechnical Faculty Varaždin, Matija Franković from Croatian Agency for Environment and Nature, and Maja Božičević Vrhovčak from the Society for Sustainable Development Design (DOOR). The panel was concluded with the dynamic Q&A sessions between speakers and the audience.