Launching an Operational Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in Albania

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Jan 17–19, 2017


Tirana, Albania


Tirana Internaitonal Hotel


Regional Environmetnal Center and National Environmental Agency of Albania


The National Environment Agency of the Republic of Albania (NEA) and the Regional Environmental Center of Central and Eastern Europe (REC) will hold a three-day training for authorities and operators on “Launching an Operational Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in Albania”.

The goals of the training are:

  • to provide capacity building for experts of the National Environment Agency and the Ministry of Environment and other authorities on practical aspects of operating the PRTR system;
  • to demonstrate the use of the reporting software launched in the current project, specifically regarding steps of the reporting procedure and how to fill in the forms;
  • to provide examples, including methods for measuring, calculating or estimating emissions and releases, and for perfoming validation and quality control;
  • to identify and discuss solutions to current difficulties of the practical reporting process regarding the roles of facilities and authorities; and
  • to make further proposals on how to facilitate the use of the software and achieve progress in operating the PRTR system.

The training has been organised through cooperation between the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Regional Environmental Center (REC) in the framework of the project "Support the Establishment and Advancement of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) in Western Balkan Countries and in the Republic of Moldova”, with funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighboring the European Union. The event is supervised by the German Environment Agency (UBA). The project has been implemented by the Regional Environmental Center (REC) in cooperation with the National PRTR Focal Points and other country partners, with advisory support from the UNECE PRTR Protocol’s Secretariat.