CSO Training on Access to Justice

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Feb 21–22, 2017


Skopje, FYR Macedonia


Regional Environmental Center



The REC will hold a two-day regional training on access to justice for representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The event will take place in Skopje on February 21 and 22, 2017.

During the training, participants will get acquainted with access to justice rights and opportunities under national legislation and the Aarhus Convention. The training format will enable in-depth discussions and exercises on strategies and methods for preparing and carrying out administrative and court procedures, and will provide ideas on how to overcome major difficulties and barriers concerning the implementation of access rights.

The training is based on guidance material developed for civil society that uses local, regional and other relevant case studies to highlight problems related to access to justice in environmental matters relevant to a given country.

International trainer and lawyer Csaba Kiss will lead the training, with assitance from other experienced national trainers.

Representatives from CSOs dealing with human rights and environmental and/or gender issues will participate in the training, as well as representatives from community-based organisations or youth organisations involved in environmental or local decision making, or dealing with public participation, stakeholder involvement and conflict resolution.

This training is organised within the framework of the project “Better Access to Justice in CEE”, which is funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry’s Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for Environmental Protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and other countries neighbouring the European Union, and supervised by the German Environment Agency (UBA).