Implementation

DAPHNE Institute of Applied Ecology (Slovakia)

DAPHNE - Institute of Applied Ecology was founded in 1993 as an independent non-governmental nature conservation institute with activities aimed at conserving and restoring the integrity of Central European ecosystems.

DAPHNE has been involved in over 150 projects in Slovakia and in other Central and Eastern European countries and has produced more than 100 publications on nature conservation and biodiversity for a wide range of audiences from policy makers and farmers, stakeholders, teachers to the general public and schools children. Through these activities, DAPHNE has developed a strong collaborative network across universities, institutes and environmental organisations on both on national and international scale. 

DAPHNE subsequently coordinated large-scale projects for the preparation of the Natura 2000 Network in Slovakia. The activities focused on developing the expertise needed for effective implementation of the Natura 2000 network. Activities included: improving the knowledge of the distribution of the natural habitat types and those species protected under the two EU Directives, developing site selection procedures, developing databases and improving participatory management planning skills, completing the national list of proposed Sites of Community Interests for submission to the EU, assessing status and defining favourable conservation status of species and habitat types, and of developing a monitoring methodology and monitoring of habitats and species of EU importance. 

DAPHNE as part of the N2K Group (European Economic Interest Group established in December 2007 under EU law) provides technical assistance to European Commission in the framework of different consultancy contracts as a technical support in the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives and the Nature Action Plan. The scope of our work is, besides research, also work with various interest groups, which significantly influence the protection of nature (local governments, farmers, foresters, water managers, etc.).

EPTISA SOUTHEAST EUROPE d.o.o.

EPTISA is a multinational company specialized in engineering, consultancy, information technologies and institutional, economic and social development with the headquarter office based in Madrid. Company is clearly oriented towards service to the client, carrying out the most complex projects in the fields of Transport, Water and the Environment, Building, Energy and Industry; applying technological knowledge, creativity, innovation and the latest technologies to progress towards sustainable development of society, to the benefit of people's welfare.


Since 2002, international activities in Southeast Europe (SEE) experienced enormous growth, leading to the establishment in 2005 of EPTISA Regional Office for SEE, based in Belgrade (Serbia). In 2012 and 2013 EPTISA set up additional subsidiary companies in the Republic of Croatia, The Republic of North Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2014 EPTISA continued its expansion in the region with the opening of an office in Montenegro. Completing the network of country offices, in 2015 we set up EPTISA Illyria. The new companies coordinate all the commercial efforts and undertake the project management and quality control for all the assignments implemented by EPTISA in these countries.

Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia

The Ministry of Environmental Protection performs the tasks of the state administration, prescribed by Article 5a of the Law on Ministries ("Official Gazette of the RS", No. 62/2017), and some of the tasks of the state administration are the basics of environmental protection, the system of environmental protection and improvement, national parks, environmental inspections, nature protection, application of the results of scientific and technological research and development research in the field of environment, and many others.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection is one of the beneficiaries of the project "EU for Natura 2000 in Serbia" and supports the project in establishing the first list of potential Natura 2000 sites (SPAs and pSCI), together with the development of an information system, database and GIS.

Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia

The Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia was established by the Government of the Republic of Serbia to carry out the activities of protecting and promoting the nature of Serbia. The scope of work of the Institute is determined on the basis of the Law on Nature Protection (Official Gazette of RS, No. 36/2009, 88/2010, 91/2010-correction, 14/2016 and 95/2018-second law), the Decision on the establishment of the Institute for the protection of the nature of Serbia (“RS Official Gazette” 18/2010 and 09/2017) and the Statute of the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia (“RS Official Gazette” 73/2010).

The Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia is one of the beneficiaries of the project "EU for Natura 2000 in Serbia" and supports the project in establishing the first list of potential sites of the Natura 2000 network (SPAs and pSCI), together with the development of an information system, database and GIS.

Consultants

Ana Inigo

Team leader/Expert in Natura 2000

Pavol Polak

Deputy team leader/Habitat and SPA expert

Jasna Vujnović

Key Expert 3: IT expert

Lothar Guedling

Key Expert 4: Legal Expert

Vesna Glišić

Senior Non-Key Communication and Visibility Expert

Ljiljana Veljković

Senior Non-Key Institutional and Capacity Building Expert

Boris Šćekić

Project Director

Marija Ristić

Project Assistant