The online meeting was attended by EPPA Focal Points, IPA Coordinators for the Environment Sector and Working Group Coordinators on the side of beneficiary countries as well as the representatives of the European Commission, project partners, the EPPA Secretariat Team and the implementing consortium.
During the meeting representatives of the European Commission Directorates General (DG ENV, DG NEAR, DG SANTE), European Environmental Agency, Regional Cooperation Council, EUSAIR and Energy Community Secretariat provided complex overview and updates of the respective activities and recent developments in the following fields:
- The European Green Deal and Green Agenda for Western Balkans,
- The New Circular Economy Action Plan,
- The Biodiversity Strategy,
- The Farm to Fork Strategy,
- The IPA III,
- Other plans and activities covering the Region.
The EPPA Secretariat Team presented project’s activities along with the main outcomes achieved up to date, recommendations and proposals for additional activities. Moreover, the meeting was a platform for exchanging ideas and perspectives between the European Commission and EPPA beneficiaries, who expressed their appreciation towards the project’s utility for integration of the EU environmental acquis with their respective legislation and policies.