PRTRs

Highlights of PRTR activities 2011-2013

  • Capacity-building and local-language guidance materials were developed for operators, authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Free German reporting software for PRTRs was installed and adapted in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and a user manual designed to help authorities and operators use the software was tested in a pilot facility.
  • Web portals were developed in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia to allow better public access to and dissemination of PRTR data. These portals are linked with the reporting software and databases.

Impact

  • Conditions were created for the launch of the practical PRTR reporting procedure in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from 2014.
  • Public access to PRTR data was improved via the web portals in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, which were integrated in the on-going reporting process.
  • Understanding improved and dialogue was established between the competent authorities, operators and CSOs regarding their roles and responsibilities in the development and operation of PRTRs, ensuring opportunities to continue the dialogue and mobilise them for joint actions in the future.