The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade has decided to support the continuation of the project on the implementation of the EU legislation in the field of volatile organic compounds, implemented by the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency of the Republic of Serbia.
“Further Implementation of EU Regulation on Volatile Organic Compounds” (eVOC Serbia) pertains to identification and reduction of emissions from operators using volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their production processes; it complements the activities of the Ministry of Environmental Protection in the implementation of Chapter V of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), which is a key part of the process and negotiations on EU accession within Chapter 27.
The Project will last for another two years, i.e. to November 30, 2022. During the implementation of the Project so far, in the previous two years, main aspects that require the provision of additional information to companies and authorities on volatile organic compounds, industrial processes in which they arise and the methods for the reduction of their emissions, have been identified. The Info Centre, which will be formed as a part of the Project, will facilitate the communication between operators and authorities and improve the level of awareness of volatile organic compounds, among VOC operators and the general public.
The implementation of the Project is financially supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade, with the total value of the project, for a 4-year period, amounting to 445,237 EUR. The contract on the continuation of the project signed with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Belgrade can be viewed here.