The second meeting of the ENPI-SEIS Steering Committee (Copenhagen, 24-25 November 2011), gathered more than 50 experts from the partner countries in the South (and the East), as well as representatives from the European Commission, UNEP/MAP and UNECE.
The two-day meeting was aimed at taking stock of the ENPI-SEIS project activities in 2011, progress towards SEIS implementation in the neighbourhood region, agreeing on a work plan for 2012 for both ENPI East and South countries and presenting examples of EEA/Eionet tools and systems in support of SEIS development.
During the meeting participants took note of the latest SEIS developments, provided feedback on the process of organising the country visits and their impact on national level, discussed options for the way forward and concrete activities for the draft work plan 2012.
Organised around plenary and parallel regional workshop sessions, the meeting came out with several practical next steps, which were recorded in the work plan activities for 2012. For the ENP South region, these include implementation of specific pilot activities for the Horizon 2020 review mechanism, supported by regional workshops and training on water and water accounts, as well as on waste statistics (to be implemented jointly with UNEP/MAP, Eurostat, UNSD, UN ESCWA), also training and workshops on metadata, environmental database harmonisation, data, management and QA/QC procedures.
Agenda, presentations, and other documentation of the meeting are available on the project website under the following link: http://enpi-seis.ew.eea.europa.eu/project-governance/steering-committee-meetings/2011-11-24-enpi-seis-steering-committee-meeting-and-regional-workshops
More information on the ENPI-SEIS country visits conducted in 2011 (including presentations, agendas and lists of participants), as well as available Country Reports can be found here: http://enpi-seis.ew.eea.europa.eu/project-activities/country-folders