Name of the organization:

Eco Counselling Centre Galati (ECCG)

Contact-person:
Petruta Moisi - President
Address:
Basarabiei str. No.2, 6200, Galati, Romania
Telephone and fax:
0040-236-499957; fax: 0040-236-312331
Web and E-mail:
www.cceg.ro | eco@cceg.ro
Number of employees:
 
Number of ecocounsellors:
self-trained - 2
Project name
Project manager
Supplier and Partners
Short description
Website

2001

       
INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CCEG Mirela Leonte

Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

This project component focuses mainly on the performance of the secretariat, accountancy department, hardware/software System Administration, organization management, volunteers' service management, project designing component, and also the organization of special events. To secure good results, previous experience shows that the ECCG organization management alone required the investing of 15% of the overall working time and about 20 % of the financial resources.

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BAIA MARE TASK FORCE - A PUBLIC INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME Petruta Moisi DANCEE - MATRA II

Aim

The project aim was two - fold:

  1. To provide information about the EU ' Baia Mare Task Force's (BMTF) works and findings to all appropriate stakeholders, and
  2. To collect and transfer relevant information from stakeholders to BMTF.
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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION CENTRE Mirela LeonteProject assistantGeorgeta Voinea Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg Continuity was ensured within the overall educational programme. During the year 2001 ECCG has allocated 2,400 hours, approx. 24% of the total working time for the fulfillment of the EE -related activities
Number of Local Schools involved: 31 and 5 kindergartens
Number of students: 1,300
Number of educators: 250
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SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAME - TARATU VILLAGE, ROMANIA Stelica Chivu Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

Goal (long-term):á

  • To design a sustainable development programme for the Taratu area, and develop a pilot project that can be duplicated by other similarly isolated communities
  • To incorporate concrete projects for the development of the following sectors:á
    • Business (handicrafts, forestry and wood processing) / Energy / Horticulture and Agriculture / Eco-tourism / Education and Training for adults / Water and Waste management / Public Participationá
  • To promote the use of biotechnology for energy production
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NGO DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKING Mirela Leonte Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

Background
Continuity was ensured in developing programmes and projects that focussed on strengthening the Environmental Civil Society, both in Romania, Danube -basin wide, and a wider Europe.

Goal:
To strengthen the environmental Civil Society in Romania to become a stronger voice, a reliable partner and mediator, as well.

Objective

  • To provide support and improve the NGO institutional capacity within the environmental NGO sector, whether
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DANUBE REDUCTION POLLUTION Petruta Moisi Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg The 2001 water - related programme ensured the continuity of the previous cooperative programmes with organizations such as International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), EU Directorate General Environment (DG ENV.), European Environment Bureau,, WWF International, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Danube Environmental Forum (DEF), etc. www.cceg.ro
"BLUE DANUBE " Educational Trips Stelica Chivu Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

Goal:á

  • To help the young people get closer to their natural environment á
  • To link theory with practice while having fun, as well.á
  • To learn how to use the laboratory equipment for some scientific work
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2002 with continuity in 2003

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION CENTRE WITH THE FOLLOWING SUBPROJECTS:

Mirela Leonte

Project assistant Georgeta Voinea

Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

Continuity was ensured within the overall educational programme.
During the year 2001 ECCG has allocated 2,400 hours, approx. 24% of the total working time for the fulfillment of the EE -related activities
Number of Local Schools involved: 31 and 5 kindergartens
Number of students: 1,300
Number of educators: 250

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"ZERO PAPER WASTE" ECOLINKS  

ECOLINKS GRANTRER SA GALATI

Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

The "ZERO PAPER WASTE" project ensures continuity and expansion of the waste educational- related project "ECO SORT" already developed within the years 2000-2002.
Year 2002: To have designed the program, established its criteria, and secured the information dissemination to all the 64 Galati school units.

Follow-up:
An action program for the promotion of sustainable development has been established jointly by the school management, teachers, other staff and pupils.
Phase 2
Year 2003: Launch the program, develop it, and evaluate the results, and granting the awards.

The Info Center has proved both necessary and useful to the larger public. Statistics prove that the ECCG information management system covered a daily average of 35 - 50 library visitors, 20-25 phone calls, and 50 - 80 e-mails, and tens of web visitors; Free access was provided to NGO people, students: 11 NGOs, 10 ECCG Volunteers, 8 others.
Number of hours: 90
ECCG web site: www.cceg.ro
Daily updated, it contains brief ECCG- run current projects activities; EU- related documents; UNDP/ GEF financed projects within the 'Danube - Black Sea Strategic
Partnership'; Photo Gallery; The ECCG - issued 'Argument Ecologic' Newsletter, etc.
Number of visitors: 1,082 with 5,502 displays

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THE GREEN SCHOOL AWARD PROJECT IN GALATI   Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg  
GREEN LIBRARY AND TELEPHONE   Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg  
PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS, INTERNET   Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg  
NGO DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKINGSUBPROJECTS: Petruta Moisi Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

The potential of Europe's new water policy for the Danube Delta Organisers: Environmental European Bureau and Eco Counselling Center Galati
ECCG became a member of the EEB Water Working Group as early as 2000, got actively involved in the information dissemination process about the EU Water framework Directive (WFD), and lately (January), applied for membership.

ECCG contributed to the elaboration of the main objectives and the seminar topics that are:

  • Common Implementation Strategy: 'Water Framework Directive'
  • Public Participation
  • Groundwater protection
  • Liberalisation of water services
 
MAKING THE " WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE WPRK   EU - EEB  
NGO's AND THE AQUIS COMMUNITAIRE, CHAPTER 22 - "THE ENVIRONMENT   ACCESS PROGRAME  
DANUBE POLLUTION REDUCTION PROGRAMMESUBPROJECTS: Petruta Moisi Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg    
ECCG AND DANUBE ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM (DEF)   UNDP/GEF

TRANSLATIONS into Romanian:á

  • DEF LEAFLET, printed in 1,000 colourful copies,
  • Articles from environmental magazines, such as the ICPDR 'Danube Watch'.á
  • DEF web page:' The Danube Heritage', 20 pages
 
"DANUBE REGIONAL PROJECT" (DRP)   UNDP/GEF - ICPDR ECCG continued to participate and get involved in the events such as seminars, workshops and meetings, all related to the involvement of the NGO community in the water - related issues, such as Joint Action Plan for the Danube River (2001 -2005), the EU -Water Famework Directive River with its basic requirement the development of unified River Basin Management Plans (RBMP), etc,. The newly - approved programme 'Danube Regional Project' conducted by International Commission for The Protection of the Danube River and financed by UNDP/GEF, provides the DEF/NGO communtiy the proper frame to secure its participation.  
THE "PRUT - BARLAD" RIVER BASIN COMMITTEE   Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg The ECCG involvement in raising public awareness in the Prut -Barlad area is to be formally developed on a future project basis.In spite of the legal framework this activity has been incorporated in, the financial constraints still make it less operational, unless extra financing is raised.  
SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAME - TARATU VILLAGE, ROMANIA Stelica Chivu Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

The last four months proved to be very successful in relation to the development of the planned activities, outcomes, media involvement, and future prospects.

The Environmental Education Programme co-ordinated by ECCG led to a greater impact within the school community, an larger number of educational units/bodies interested in joining our projects, and an increasing demand for the organisation expertise in environmental curriculum drafting, and waste paper awareness campaign.

The GO -NGO communication and co-operation exchange programme has been more successful, mainly with view to the 'Green Danube Corridor' and the 'Paper Recycling issues.

ECCG staff hopes to have 'a say' in shaping up the environmental policy on all levels, whether local, or national, or international in the years to come.

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