EAGLE FP7 project partner: REC

REC 

REC - Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe


 

The REC fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and other environmental stakeholders, and by supporting the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision making. REC Slovenia  was established in 1994 in Ljubljana as one representative organization in the network of 17 Country Offices of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe.

It operates as a legally independent entity within the REC network. It is a non for profit civil society organisation with the role of an initiator and coordinator of several environmental and sustainable development projects and initiatives. The concrete areas of work are:  introducing new trends in sustainable development policy,  supporting multi-stakeholder dialogue, the partnership principle and public participation,  capacity building of different  stakeholder groups. One of the most important characteristics of the REC is its neutral, non-advocacy and non-partisan role.

Through its mission to promote cooperation among various stakeholders, and through implementing a large number of projects, REC Slovenia has gained  considerable experiences and knowledge. The organisation participated also in several EU as well as national projects which were related to ionising radiation.
Within Cowam in Practice (CIP) project REC Slovenia supported the National Facilitator for the Slovenian Stakeholder Group in preparing review of the inclusive governance approaches developed in Slovenia from local perspective and in elaborating Prospective Case Study.

The role of REC Slovenia in the project Public Involvement in the Decision Making about Low and Medium Level Radioactive Waste Disposal was to bring together key stakeholder groups at the regional level and enhance communication between them and Agency for RadWaste Management in order to find the solution for location of radioactive waste disposal.

Establishing the Dialogue among Agency for RadWaste Management and Environmental NGOs project was aimed at establishing and facilitating the dialogue among environmental NGOs, experts and decision-makers, related to the radioactive waste treatment.

REC will take over EAGLE  secretariat and leading the most important work package (WP4).

> Website: www.slovenia.rec.org