Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 planned workshops have been postponed until further notice.

 Planned workshops:

  • BCRC is in consultation with donor regarding possible on line workshops.
  • Waste management in the Circular Economy
  • Transboundary movement of the Hazardous waste

 The centre has recently organised on-line:

  • STRIKE Training #2 Better enforcement against waste and mercury crime; 24.-26.11.2021

Presenters included representatives from national authorities of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and Ireland, as well as project partners like UNITAR and University of Limerick. The 3-day agenda included presentations on waste streams, legislation and classification, illicit trafficking and case studies, annual plans, annual inspection and case studies, forensic tools and mercury.

The centre has recently attended actively:

  • BCRC is in consultation with donor regarding possible on line workshops
  • STRIKE Training #1 Illicit Management and illegal trade of problematic waste streams, mercury-added products; 9.-11.11. 2021
  • Annual joint meeting to enhance cooperation and coordination between the regional centres under the Basel and Stockholm conventions; 23.-24.11.2021
  • STRIKE Webinar #6 Annual plans enforcement strategies: Straightforward Guidance and Best Practices; 23.11.2021
  • STRIKE Webinar #7 Help is here! Tools, training and platforms to support the fight against illegal trade of waste and chemicals; 06.12.2021
  • Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of annexes, supplementary sessions (part V); 13. 01. 2022
  • STRIKE Webinar #8: Quantifying e-waste: the key role of data and statistics; 14. 01. 2022

Projects in realization:

  • Projects coordinated by BCRC:
    • Pilot implementation of specific public procurement criteria focused on prevention and minimisation of plastic waste in Albania
    • Initial assessment and capacity building in order to develop national ESM strategies on plastic waste and to prevent and minimize its generation in six selected countries of CEE region
  • BCRC as a partner in projects:
    • E-Study - Capacities, approaches and initiatives present in the electronics sector and roadmap to circular economy in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region
    • STrIKE - Stronger Training and Increased Knowledge for better Enforcement against Waste & Mercury
    • ETC/WMGE - European Topic Centre on Waste and Materials in Green Economy

Coming soon

  • The project" Improving the Environmentally Sound Management of computing equipment and mobile phones in Moldova and Belarus " has been selected for funding under Follow up PACE
  • STRIKE Webinar #9: Road Inspection: Best practices across Europe; 19 January 2022
  • STRIKE Final Conference:Achievements and lessons learned; 9 February 2022