On 24 and 25 February 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 North Macedonia. The webinar was organized in the frame of the project „Regional action for combating forest crime and corruption”, implemented by CNVP, FEA and Green Home in N. Macedonia, BiH, Montenegro and Serbia, 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, public enterprises and non-governmental sector), 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 public enterprise National Forests in the application of the information system for monitoring the production process in forestry, presentation of a possible draft Action Plan to combat illegal activities in forestry, as well as the process of forest certification in N. Macedonia.
Around 30 participants from the public sector, NGOs, academy and media, attended the webinar.