SSPA has won a Twinning project tender in Macedonia2017-06-12
The State Service for Protected Areas (SSPA) together with the Finnish state-owned enterprise Metsähallitus have won a tender for a Twinning project. The two entities will implement the project “Strengthening capacities to effectively implement EU requirements in the area of nature protection” in Macedonia.
The winning project consists of four activities: preparation of management plans for natural protected areas, strengthening of capacities for the preparation of assessment studies, strengthening of capacities for the preparation of biodiversity monitoring methodologies and development of the National Biodiversity Monitoring Programme.
A Twinning project is an instrument developed and financed by the European Union to consolidate institutional cooperation between public administration institutions in the EU Member States and beneficiary countries outside the EU.
The project “Strengthening capacities to effectively implement EU requirements in the area of nature protection”, which will be implemented by the SSPA, should commence in the autumn of this year, with a duration of 24 months. The Lead Project Leader is Finland, while Lithuania is the Junior Project Leader. The Partner in Macedonia is the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning.