Training for students on the application of environmental legislation started

The cycle of lectures for students of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy of the University of Belgrade, titled as the Application of regulations in the field of environmental protection: from theory to practice” began in mid-November with topics related to the Law on Environmental Protection and the EU integration processes.

Within the first training topic, the project team presented the activities carried out to improve the quality of the negotiating position and the preparation of the Directive Specific Implementation Plan (DSIP) for the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and the EU Emissions Trading System Directive (EU ETS), included in the second and the third phase of the IED Serbia project.

The training for the students was organised in accordance with the Cooperation Agreement signed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (MEP) and the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy of the University of Belgrade (FTM). The IED Serbia project fully supports this cooperation, and members of the project team will participate in the theoretical and practical part of the training, with each topic in line with project activities.

A comprehensive training programme, prepared for students at their final years of undergraduate studies, as well as for master and doctoral students, covers various aspects of legislation in the area of environmental protection, such as environmental impact assessment, integrated pollution prevention and control, waste management, air quality, climate change, circular economy, sustainability and the like. The training will last for nine weeks, and will consist of one two-hour session per week, while the lectures will be delivered by employees of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, who, in addition to knowledge, provide valuable experience in the implementation of the topic.

The aim of the training is to empower young engineers who, once completed their studies, will play key roles in industries that are obliged to comply with environmental regulations. In addition to intensive theoretical training, visits to industrial sites are also planned as part of the practical part of the lecture. At the end of the programme, after passing the exam, successful participants will receive certificates of completed training.