We are doing this in intense cooperation with Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency - our CHAMP partner in Hungary.
Besides contacting all Environmental Ministries, competent bodies and other relevant organisations in Central and Eastern European countries, we developed more intense contacts with Sendzimir Foundation in Poland and Fundatia de Perfectionare Profesionala in Administratia Publica in Romania. Lake Constance Foundation supports these future "IMS National Hubs" by the realization of information workshops and first trainings for local authorities and the adaptation and translation of basic training material.
Furthermore, Lake Constance Foundation supports also REC (Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe) in the training of 25 municipalities from Balkan region towards sustainable development.
All these activities are financial supported by the German Environmental Ministry and the German Federal Environmental Agency within the Programme to support the Assessment for Eastern European Countries and the LIFE Programme of the European Commission.
Marion Hammerl, Lake Constance Foundation