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Projects of the IPEN CEE

Contaminated sites

Arnika works on number of issues related to contaminated sites, not only in the Czech Republic, but in number of other countries as well.

Publications to download:

Toxic Hot Spots in Armenia

 Contaminated Sites Armenia

Contaminated sites and their management. Case studies: Kazakhstan and Armenia

Contaminated Sites Kazakhstan


Strengthening capacity of pollution victims and NGOs to increase chemical safety

china web

In years 2012-2014 we cooperated with the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) and a chinese NGO Green Beagle on im plementation of a project "Strengthening the Capacity of Pollution Victims and Civil Society Organizations to Increase Chemical Safety in China." The EU-funded action of IPEN is known informally as the China Chemical Safety Project and it aimed to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and communities in China impacted by pollution and to increase chemical safety in China.


The project consisted of the following elements:

  • Improving capacities of impacted communities and civil society organizations for involvement in policy making
  • Training on public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Generating new publicly available data about pollution and impacted communities that contribute to increased implementation of local and national chemical safety policies
  • Raising awareness on emissions-related pollution

The project included monitoring of pollution and promotion of results, enabling local communities to address 15 pollution cases, release of a book or training of victims of pollution and staff of Chinese NGO as well as other activities.

Further details on the project as well as publications can be found at IPEN website

Keep the Promise, Eliminate POPs in Waste!

Since 2001, Arnika - Toxics and Waste Programme hosts the secretariat of the Dioxin, PCBs and Waste Working Group of IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network), and since 2008 it is an IPEN coordination center for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Region. We also coordinate important projects of the international campaign Keep the Promise, Eliminate POPs (persistent organic pollutants).

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On May 1, 2004, the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) began a global NGO project called the International POPs Elimination Project (IPEP) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provided core funding for the project.

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