From 5-7 June 2019, the SPIDER WEB project team delivered its third training on Waste Management and Nature Protection in Pristina, Kosovo*. The training started with joint sessions, followed by parallel sessions on waste and nature. The waste management sessions covered all aspect in the chain, from point of generation to transport and treatment covered by EU Waste Directives and Regulations. The nature protection sessions included trade in wildlife covered by the EU Habitats and Birds Directives and logging as regulated by the EU Timber Regulation. The training included a variety of training methods including presentations, tools, exercises, case studies, discussions and debates. It concluded with a joint session where participants expressed an interest in learning and sharing more.

The topics of waste management and nature protection are core elements of the SPIDER WEB project which aims to improve the knowledge and skills of authorities in the Western Balkans countries by providing targeted trainings to the environmental enforcement chain: environmental inspectors and permitters, police and customs officers, prosecutors and judges.

After the summer break, the SPIDER WEB team will deliver three more trainings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. For more info visit

SPIDER WEB is jointly financed by the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany on the basis of a grant agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GmbH) within the IPA/2017 Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans Project. SPIDER WEB is coordinated by the IMPEL Network.