|BiPRO GmbH||TOCOEN s.r.o.|
|Grauertstra▀e 12||Kamenice 126/3|
|81545 MŘnchen||625 00 Brno|
|Phone: +49-(0)89-18979050||Phone: +420 547 121 401|
|Fax: +49-(0)89-18979052||Fax: +420 547 121 431|
|e-mail: email@example.com||e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Project Manager: Dr. Reinhard Joas||Prof. Dr. Ivan Holoubek|
In the co-operation with the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology RECETOX, Masaryk University, Kamenice 126/3, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic
An important background of the project is formed by the "Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and Polychlorinated Biphenyls" of the European Commission. The Environment Council adopted Conclusions on the Commission Communication stressing the need for the Candidate Countries to be involved from an early stage on in the development of such a strategy, with special attention to the inventory of sources of dioxins, furans and PCBs and the monitoring of environmental and human exposure.
In the past the Commission has launched several studies on dioxin emissions that revealed a harmonised view on dioxin issues across Member States, which is apparently lacking for Candidate Countries. This lack of data can be also expected for information on the exposure to PCBs
Against this background there are two important objectives of this project stated by the European Commission. First to prepare an overview and analysis of available data on environmental levels of dioxins and PCBs as well as related human exposure in Candidate Countries which will be part of a first integral assessment on the extend of the dioxin and PCB related issues in Candidate Countries. Second to contribute to the capacity building in Candidate Countries which will be achieved by mutual know how transfer and close cooperation.
Based on these two major objectives we formed a project team of internal and external experts coming mainly from Candidate Countries. The internal members of the project team are:
BiPRO GmbH: Dr. Reinhard Joas, Dipl.-Biol. Dipl.-Env. Alexander Potrykus, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Sonja Bauer, Dr. Anke Joas
TOCOEN s.r.o.: Prof. Dr. Ivan Holoubek, Mgr. Pavel ╚upr, PhD., RNDr. Irena Holoubkovß, Mgr. Ing. Ji°Ý Kohoutek
The external member that will be integrated as subcontractors are:
Ing. Anton KoŔan, CSc. (Slovakia), Dr. Ott Roots (Estonia), Prof. Dr. Jerzy Falandysz (Poland), Dr. Ernest Voncina (Slovenia), Dr. Gabor Kovacs (Hungary), Dr. Oya Okay (Turkey), Dr. Sylvia Raykova (Bulgaria), Dr. Silvia Chitimiea (Romania), Dr. Jamshid Hosseinpour (Íkometric, Germany), Ing. Rudolf Schott (AFC, Austria)
One of the key success factors for this project is to provide access to already existing data in Candidate Countries and to be able to build up an information exchange network aiming for mutual know how transfer.
To fulfill the project requirements the consortium POPICC can offer a project team that:
Most of the experts know each other and have already worked together in various projects. The established network enables us to provide competent personal capacities with a close linkage between Candidate Countries and Member States. All languages of the Candidate Countries are present in the project team, working language for communication will be English and/or French. The project team members have long time working experience and can therefore guarantee professional work at European scale.
Experts of the project team have worked for many years on projects with regard to environmental levels and human exposure to dioxins and PCBs. Team members are involved in various projects for the European Commission, the European Parliament and Candidate Countries. Team members are also involved in projects on the implementation of European Directives like Council Directive 96/61/EC.
To be able to provide the highest quality of results and to be able to fulfill the difficult tasks of information collection the project team has ensured to have a network within authorities and research institutions in the Candidate Countries.
Experts of the project team have a long time experience in project work. Coordination, organisation and research skills of the team members have proven in various occasions that projects are successfully finalised within ambitious time scales and made several projects a success. References are available for example at the UNEP, UNIDO, UNECE, European Parliament, the European Commission, the Austrian Ministry of Environment, the German Environmental Protection Agency and for Candidate Countries.
The project concept is outlined in order to fulfil the two overall tasks to:
Accordingly the work will be realised in close consultation with competent authorities, institutions and internationally accepted experts from the candidate countries in cooperation with experienced team members from the Member States that have realised several POP related projects at European level.
The cooperation within the project team and tools that are foreseen for capacity building and mutual information exchange (see in particular focal working points #8 and #9) ascertain an efficient capacity building in both, the EU Member States and the Candidate Countries.
It is foreseen to integrate relevant information supplied be the DG Environment and by the JRC. A very efficient integration of such information is possible due to the fact that members of the project team have participated in corresponding projects such as the EMISSION-PECO Project on "Industrial Emissions in the CEEC". At several points decisions have an influence on the outcome of the project and in order to meet the objectives of the Commission these decisions will be taken in close consultation and approval of the Commission.
To work on and to meet the tasks of the technical annex we have developed a project concept including 6 focal working points, each of them subdivided in individual working steps This concept represents a modular and systematically organised structure providing causal based and transparent results.
Of special importance will be focal working point 1 and 2 that provide a systematic structure of necessary information and that come up with a clear strategy to collect information efficiently.
The working group has compiled a team of experts covering a wide range of experiences such as required for the work on this comprehensive study. In order to ensure the success of the project we structured the concept in a way that:
The quality of the results to be achieved within this project are especially defined by:
The consortium has internally carefully audited whether it is in the position to guarantee highest quality for the above listed parameters.
The study outline is designed in a way that immediately after the signature of the contract the project was started by a kick off meeting with the involved personnel in DG Environment. An inception report was presented and discussed with the Commission after the kick off meeting. A written progress report will be provided to the Commission every three month. A draft final report and a final report will describe the overall work carried out and the results obtained in performance of the contract.
The milestones of the time schedule according to the technical annex are:
|- project start, kick off meeting||January 2003|
|- inception report||January 2003|
|- written progress report||April 2003, June 2003, September 2003|
|- draft final report||December 2003|
|- workshop||January 2004|
|- final report||February 2004|
Regular status talks about the progress of the project are scheduled additionally to the reports. The status talks enable a continuous information exchange in order to ensure an effective "fine tuning" of the project.
Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and "Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs" will be held in Hotel Santon, Brno, Czech Republic, November 10-12, 2003. More...