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Rio Conventions Project. 2 nd Advisory Board Meeting 11 November 2009 Sofia. Result 1.1 Training programs. Cooperation between Sofia University and CEU Developed training program package Introductory (1 day) course Core ( 10 day ) course - Academic ( two semesters ) course.

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rio conventions project

Rio Conventions Project

2nd Advisory Board Meeting

11 November 2009

Sofia

result 1 1 training programs
Result 1.1 Training programs
  • Cooperation between Sofia University and CEU
  • Developed training program package
  • Introductory (1 day) course
  • Core (10 day) course

- Academic(two semesters) course

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 1 training programs1
Result 1.1 Training programs

Major topics of the core course

  • Session 1: Intro to SD and Rio Conventions
  • Session 2: Mechanisms and Instruments for GEI integration into RD and SP
  • Session 3: Good Practices for GEI integration in RD and SP
  • Session 4: Impact Assessments in the context of RD and SP
  • Session 5: Information procurement and GIS in the context of RD and SP.

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 1 training programs2
Result 1.1 Training programs

Approval of a Master Course by the Academic Board of Sofia University on Integration of Global Environmental Issues in Regional Development and Spatial Planning

Beginning: 2.11.2009

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 2 training courses
Result 1.2 Training courses

Introductory course – 201 participants so far

Core Course – 115 participants so far

Academic Course – pending start in Nov, 2009

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 2 training courses1
Result 1.2 Training courses

Signing of a MoU between MRDPW, MoEW and UNDP30.08.2008

60 experts from MRDPW

40 experts from MoEW

30 experts from municipalities and DAs

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 2 training courses2
Result 1.2 Training courses

Core course: 7 groups

Participants: 115

Period: 18.09.2008 – 22.10.2009

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 3 indicators
Result 1.3 Indicators

Assignment “Identify and select suitable indicators for monitoring the impact of “new” regional and spatial planning policies (Aug 2008 – Aug, 2009)

  • Formation of an interinstitutional expert group
  • Survey of relevant data sources (NSI, ministries, Eurostat, EEA, etc.)
  • 7 strategic indicators selected
  • Developed technical passports of the 7 indicators
  • Developed GIS “passports” for 3 of the indicators

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 3 indicators1
Result 1.3 Indicators

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 3 indicators2
Result 1.3 Indicators

Technical passports content

  • Focal area
  • Context
  • Definition
  • Geographical coverage
  • Temporal coverage
  • Update frequency
  • Sources of information
  • Costs
  • Interpretation of the indicator
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Integration with GIS

GIS passports content:

  • Hardware equipment
  • Basic software and additional software
  • GIS information layers and databases
  • GIS analytical tool/s
  • Information architecture (data inputs, data processing and outputs)
  • Cost estimation

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 5 publications
Result 1.5 Publications

Brochure

“Partnerships and Networking”

Brochure

“GIS in Regional Development”

CD

“Information base of Regional Development“

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 1 5 publications1
Result 1.5 Publications

Brochure

“Stimulation of Public Participation in Strategic Planning”

Two trainings:

9-10 april 2009, Veliko Turnovo

23-24 april 2009, Plovdiv

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 2 1 institutional changes
Result 2.1 Institutional Changes

Job Descriptions Review: 130 job descriptions и 11 directorates, Aug – Nov 2008

Recommendations:

  • Developed specific recommendations
  • Development of Information System at MRDPW
  • Better inter-departamental coordination
  • Periodic trainings

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

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Result 2.1 Institutional Changes

Development of methodology for MRDPW assessment of own contribution

  • Selected 20 projects for a total of20.6 euro:

3 Phare projects

2 ISPA projects

15 OPRD projects

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 2 1 institutional changes2
Result 2.1 Institutional Changes

Interreg IV C Regions for Sustainable Change Project

Participant: MRDPW

Selected pilot in Bulgaira: Southwestern Planning Region

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

result 2 2 project management
Result 2.2 Project Management

Midterm evaluation of the project

Period of the working visit of the consultants team:3-7.11.2008

Recommendations:

  • Institutionalization of results
  • Exit Strategy
  • Regional Seminar

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

budget completion 2006 2009
Budget Completion 2006-2009

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

forthcoming activities in 2010
FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES IN 2010

Last group from the Core Training Course

(Suggested period: Feb-March 2010)

Best practices publication on the project

Development of a pilot GIS for MRDPW

Final Project Meeting

Final Project Evaluation

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project

thank you for your attention
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

Address: Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works17-19 Kiril i Metodii str.;

fl. 6; room 601ASofia 1202, BulgariaPhone/Fax: (+359 2) 940 55 75E-mail: office@rioconventions.orgwww.rioconventions.org

Integrating Global Environmental Issues into Bulgaria’s Regional Development Process Project