The main objectives of the workshop:
- Promote the application of SEA in Moldova in line with the requirements of the UNECE Protocol on SEA, EU SEA Directive and the national legislation on SEA.
- Support relevant national authorities by raising awareness about the benefits of SEA, including as a tool for making post-COVID-19 economic recovery initiatives green and sustainable;
- Facilitate the engagement of key stakeholders in the process of refining Moldova’s national SEA system.
- Take stock of the already existing experience and capacity for SEA application in Moldova as well as of the needs in this area. The workshop is expected to help further engage relevant stakeholders to participate in the efforts to implement SEA and to facilitate a national discussion on further steps to expand the scope of practical application of SEA in Moldova.
The meeting gathered over 80 participants from the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Environmental Agency, sectoral ministries and agencies as well as environmental NGOs active in this area.