Educational Capacity Strengthening for Risk Managment of Non-native Aquatic Species in Western Balkans - RiskMan

ASSOCIATION FOR ECOLOGY EKOMENLOG OHRID

ASSOCIATION FOR ECOLOGY EKOMENLOG OHRID

Association for Ecology EKOMENLOG Ohrid

Partner Description : EKOMENLOG Ohrid has been established in 2015. Although it is considered as still young CSO, the association has been founded by people who are professionals in the environmental field for almost two decades and in the field of ecosystem services for five years. The idea behind the establishment of this Association has been to assist local and central government in proper registration of environmental issues and to provide support, cooperation and initiatives for finding out solutions for the respective problems and issues. The mission of the association is: “initiating of commitment and public awareness for the fight for the protection of the environment from natural and anthropogenic pollutants, through individual and collective change of humans` awareness and information of the population through continued monitoring and management of the issues in the environmental field. We believe that every individual has the right of healthy and clean environment, while our ultimate goal is exactly that - enabling of healthy and clean environment for us and for future generations.”. 

Role in The Project: The Association of Ecology, Ekomenlog Ohrid will be involved in all the WPs as a Programme Country Institution in the RiskMan Project. Their specific role will be to support the Partner Countries of Western Balkan in the capacity building project for establishment of a Citizen science network for monitoring and collection of data and for improving the possibilities for public awareness increase of the general public, higher education students and the operators of fish farms in the Balkan region. Moreover, they will have a crucial role in the implementation of the online platform summarizing the status of NN species occurrence on Partner Countries. This platform will be one of the outcomes of the project and will be accessible both to stakeholders and the public participation. The platform will be further updated with the results of the following steps and it will be open access.