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International Training of Trainers on wetlands management, April 7-24, Moldova

This project Eco-TIRAS realizes in partnership with the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (Budapest) with support of the European Commission. In frames of the project is planned to improve legal framework for NGOs in Moldova. The project covers also Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Among actions realized in 2007 are: support of the Parliament of Moldova in public discussions of governmental amendments to Law on Associations (1996), Conference in Parliament on best practices in not-for-profit law, drafting of regulations on public participation in decision making by government and by local authorities.

December 23, 2007, in Dniestrovsk, Transdniester, Moldova, local NGO “AcvaVita” in frames of Eco-TIRAS project supported by NED , organized round table to discuss environmental challenges dealing with the Cuciurgan Water Body, the cooler of Moldavian Power Station. Participants confirmed the further degrading of aquatic ecosystem and stressed the complex of social economic and environmental problems dealing with the status of the Cuciurgan River and water body, especially ash producing by Power Station. Further activities will be directed to solution of these challenges.

On December 18-19, 2007 in Odessa, Ukraine, took place the Eleventh Meeting of Governmental Plenipotentiaries on Boundary Waters under the inter-state agreement from 1994. the most important decisions are approval of two regulations in frames of the Agreement 1994: The Regulation on Stakeholders Participation in the Actrivities of the Institute of Plenipotentiaries (Rus) and the Regulation on Cooperation of Moldova and Ukraine in management of joint website of the Dniester River basin (Rus).