On 10th and 11th March 2021, a two-day webinar was held under the topic: "Prevention and fight against illegal activities and corruption in forestry - International processes and practical experiences in Serbia". The webinar was organized within the project „Regional action for combating forest crime and corruption” which is implemented by fea (Forestry and environmental action), CNVP and Green Home in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and North Macedonia, and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two-day webinar was organized in order to strengthen the capacities and exchange experiences of the employees in the forestry sector (public administration and enterprise), as well as other stakeholders from the sectors of nature protection and environment.
On the first day of the webinar, the participants were introduced to the international processes aimed at prevention and fight against corruption and illegal activities in forestry, such as forest certification and EUTR.
The second day was dedicated to practical and local experiences and modalities for dealing with this issue: experiences and challenges of the Directorate of Forests in combating forest illegal actions in Serbia, forest certification process in Serbia, PE “Vojvodinašume” experiences in the application of the information system for monitoring the production process in forestry and presentation of draft Action Plan for the Suppression of Illegal Activities in Forestry. A new project implemented by fea entitled "Application for anonymous reporting of illegal activities in forestry with the help of citizens" was also presented. This project has recently started and will be implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina by mid-2022.
Around 30 participants from the public sector, NGOs, academy and media, attended the webinar.