The meeting will
be attended by the EPPA Focal Points nominated by each of the beneficiaries
(Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the North Macedonia, Kosovo,
Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey), the European Commission (DG ENV, DG NEAR)
representatives and the Contractor.
The first meeting will be focused on the approval and discussion of the project Inception Report with the focus on the work plan for the coming months covering all technical components. The foreseen activities are aimed to strengthen the implementation of the EU environmental acquis in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
The meeting will also provide an excellent platform for a dialogue between the EC and the project beneficiaries on addressing common environmental problems.
 This designation is without prejudice to position on status, and is in line with the UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence