EPMA participes in the implementation of ,,Building LIFE capacities in Lithuania", ,,Optimization of Natura 2000 Network management in Lithuania", in EU Twinning projects: ,,Strengthening sustainable management of forests in Georgia", „Strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of water quality”, „Strengthening the administrative capacities for implementation of Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and Special Waste Streams Directives (WEEED, WBAD and WPD)“projects as lead partner or partner.
ADMINISTRATION OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
EPMA is implementing EU technical assistance projects. Technical support funds enable to improve working conditions for the employees engaged in the administration of the EU support.
At the moment EPMA is implementing the following EU technical assistance projects:
1) Project “The Implementation of Functions Assigned to the Environmental Projects Management Agency to Administer EU Structural Assistance (Project No. 11.0.1 - CPVA - V - 201 - 01 - 0015).
Implementing this project EPMA aims to ensure and efficient management, monitoring, control and audit of the Operational Programme for the European Union Funds Investments in 2014-2020. As well the project will focus on maintaining administrative capacities and skills, developing and improving competence enhancement.
2) “The Publicity of the Operational Programme for the European Union Funds Investments in 2014-2020" (Project No. VP3-4.2-FM-01-V-01-001).
Implementing this project EPMA seeks to ensure that the society is well informed about new investments under 2014-2020 programming period, as well to increase the public understanding of EU investment in Lithuania so that people could understand and see how EU investments help to solve environmental problems.
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BUILDING LIFE CAPACITIES IN LITHUANIA
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.
- make a better use of the LIFE programme by supporting on - going and closed projects and to make sure that the results of successful Life projects are disseminated and used widely
- develop Lithuania's capacity to submit quality applications for funding under the sub - programmes for Environment and Climate action.
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OPTIMIZATION OF NATURA 2000 NETWORK MANAGEMENT IN LITHUANIA
To ensure the full protection of the Natura 2000 network, the most valuable natural areas in EU. Thus, we will preserve the ancient woods, wetlands, grasslands, other habitats and their naturalness, which has surrounded Lithuanian people from ancient times.
Expected changes in conservation status of species and habitats:
- improvement of the conservation status of at least 19 species of Community interest (19% of all species nationally reported)
- positive changes in the conservation status at least 18 habitat types of Community interest (33 % of all habitat types nationally reported under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive)
- improvement of population trends of at least 23 bird species (11% of all bird species reported under Article 12 of the Birds Directive).
„Strengthening Sustainable Management of Forests in Georgia “, Nr. GE 13 ENI EN 01 16 (GE/26)
- Project is implemented by the consortium of Lithuania (main partner) and Hungary;
- Lithuanian partners: Ministry of Environment and Lithuanian State Forest Service;
- Duration of the project: 18 months.;
- Project purpose: to enhance the capacity of the state forest institutions in order to prevent and combat illegal activities in the sector, ensuring the sustainable management of Georgian forests, including legal harvest and trade of timber and non-timber forest products through harmonizing the Georgian forest regulatory framework to the EU standards and practices, directions and good practice, also by improving the forest information and monitoring system, as well as strengthening communication to this end between these institutions.
„Strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of water quality”, Nr. MK 13 IPA EN 01 16,
- Project is implemented by the consortium of Austria (main partner), Lithuania and Netherlands;
- Lithuanian partners: Ministry of Environment, Lithuanian Geological Survey and Environmental Protection Agency;
- Duration of the project: 21 months.;
- The project purpose is to strengthen the administrative capacities in the area of water management by implementing the appropriate EU acquis. In particular the project will assist the national authorities in drafting the Vardar River basin management plan and in harmonising and implementing secondary legislation in the area of water monitoring and water permitting.
„Strengthening the administrative capacities for implementation of Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and Special Waste Streams Directives (WEEED, WBAD and WPD)“, Nr. SR 13 IPA EN 04 16
- Project is implemented by the consortium of Austria (main partner), Lithuania and Sweden.
- Lithuanian partners: Ministry of Environment.
- Duration of the project: 24 months.
- The project purpose is to strengthen the administrative capacity and undertake measures for implementation of Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and Special Waste Streams Directives (WEEED, WBAD and PPWD) through further development of implementation of the legislation and provision of trainings.