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Seminar in Skopje "Journalists workshop for toy's safety"

Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans –a civil society cooperation working on consumer and corporate responsibility

07.06.2011 |Bistra Mihaylova

Evis Qaja ( LGZHI,WECF partner from Albania ), in a discussion with Elizabeta Miljkovic, expert of chemicals in aviation, after the presentation “Toys in the planes“

Journalists for Children and Women Rights and Environmental Protection, a Macedonian NGO and partner of WECF, orgnised a seminar on toys safety on May 27.

The Info Centre of the Delegation of the European Commission in Skopje was the location where participants and journalists from all types of media gathered.
Due to high interests the training will be repeated in July 2011. The seminar was organised as part of the “Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans“ project. The event was visited by journalists and  representatives of SAICM and national institutions from Macedonia, as well the partners of the project from Serbia- Resource Center Leskovac and the Albania-Women's movement for Integral Development.

Bistra Mihaylova, project coordinator, presented the organisation WECF and the project itself which is funded by the EU.

Evis Qaja (LGZHI, Albania) and Branislav Jonas (Resource centre Leskovac, Serbia) made a short overview of the market situation in terms of toys and the chemicals in the  Balkan region. Dr.Suzana Andonova (SAICM) gave  a presentation about management of the chemicals  in Macedonia, Natasa Dokovska presented the  EU Directive for Toy’s Safety.

The project coordinator of WECF Bistra Mihaylova together with the local partner from JCWREP Natasa Dokovska  met Henk Visser at the office of Tacso in Skopje. Mr.Visser was updated on the progress of the project as well as for the  plans/activities for the next 6 months.

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