The Project Technical Board (PTB) Meeting was held in the UN-CPRAC premises in Barcelona, Spain. Project progress was discussed among partners of the PTB, CEDARE, IAT (Spain), ARC/CPRAC (Spain), VITO (Belgium) and SSUP (Italy). The meeting focused on enabling the Mediterranean Partner Country representatives of Egypt, Tunis and Jordan to complete the tasks on time, comprising the Best Available Techniques reports of the Textiles and Dairy Industry that were found to have the highest environmental improvement impact potential across the region.
On the 1st and 2nd of February 2012, the 3rd technical and management board meetings of the BAT4MED project were held in Antwerp, Belgium. The project identified dairy and textile as its target sectors.The plans for conducting technical audit in these sectors in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunis were discussed, targeting 30 facilities in total. Project partners will then work together to select and tailor the Best Available Techniques (BATs) advisable for the three Mediterranean countries.
The 2nd Project Management Board Meeting of the BAT4MED project took place from 27th to 29th of June 2011 in Pisa (Italy). The main issues of the meeting were to identify the key industrial sectors where the project will focus, assess the work done in the first 6 months and define next steps until the end of the year. The first study visit included in the project was carried out on Monday 27th in relevant industries from the region in order to learn about their processes and management. The meeting was organized by the Scoula Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa (SSSUP). CEDARE is one amongst 8 partners coordinating the actions that will enhance networking of high level research.
BAT4MED, “Boosting Best Available Techniques in the Mediterranean Partner Countries”, aims to analyze the potential impact of the introduction of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) concept in the Mediterranean Partner Countries and, more specifically, if this can contribute to minimize the negative impacts associated with polluting industries from key industrial sectors.
BAT4MED is a 30-month project aiming at analyzing the potential impact of the introduction of the European “IPPC” concept on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control in the Mediterranean region, in order to ensure greater environmental and health protection in this area caused by the industrial activity of international cooperation Mediterranean countries.
BAT4MED is part of the EU 7th Framework Programme. The main objective of the project is to ensure a higher level of environmental protection of the Mediterranean region, minimizing the negative impacts associated to the activity key industrial sectors. Towards this aim, the possibilities for and impact of diffusion of the EU Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control approach to the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) will be assessed and the implementation of Best Available Techniques in the national environmental programmes will be promoted and supported.