Workshop on the Stockholm Convention in Bosnia and Herzegovina

NIVA has coordinated projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2006. These have been carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the University of Sarajevo and most recently have also included the University of Banja Luka.

Sted: Hotel Europe, Sarajevo
Når: 27.11.2013 ,09:00 - 16:00


The Stockholm Convention was created in order to protect human health and the environment against persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Over 170 countries have ratified the Convention since it was initially signed in 2001. Norway and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) were among the countries which signed the Convention in its inuagural year and it was ratified in Norway in 2002, and in BiH in 2010. Today however, BiH is yet to meet the requirements of the Convention. The goal of the workshop is to inspire towards continued focus on, and progress for, the Stockholm Convention in BiH.

The workshop will be opened by the Norwegian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vibeke Lilloe, and among the presentations (in addition to those from NIVA) are several prominant representatives from environmental management agencies and ministries.


Program for Workshop on the Stockholm Convention Persistent Organic Pollutants substances (POPs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Date: 27th of November
Location: Hotel Europe, Sarajevo
Chairmen: Professor dr. Miroslav Sober, dr. Sissel Ranneklev

9:00 - 9:30 Arrival and registration of participants

9:30 - 09:45 Welcome speech by prof. dr Davorka Završnik, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sarajevo

9:45 - 10:00 Opening of the workshop by her Excellency Ms. Vibeke Lilloe - Norway’s Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“Norwegian support for strengthening the civil society in Bosnia Herzegovina – funding from Norway and the Norwegian embassy in BiH”
 
10:00 - 10:20 Nermina Skejović-Hurić, NFP for implementation of the Stockholm Convention at Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH.
 
“Today status and further work on the Stockholm convention in BiH”
 
10:20 - 10:40 Dr Nebojša Veljković (Head of department for indicators and reporting), Serbian Environmental protection agency (SEPA).
 
''Evaluation of the results of POPs monitoring in surface water in Serbia”
 
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee break
 
11:00 - 11:20 Dr Mehmed Cero, Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
 
“Environmental monitoring in FBiH”
 
11:20 – 11:40 Maja Maretić-Tiro, Enova , Sarajevo, BiH
 
“Environmental legislation and legislation related to the management of persistent organic pollutant substances in FBiH, RS and BD”
 
11:40 – 12:00 Mr sci. Sabina Jukan, Aarhus Center, Sarajevo, BiH
 
“The role and importance of non-governmental organizations and civil society in the implementation of the Stockholm convention”.
 
12:00 – 12:20 Prof. dr Miroslav Šober, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sarajevo, BiH
 
“Overview of the Stockholm POPs and their properties in relation to health and environment”
 
12:30-13:45 Lunch break
 
13:45 – 14:05 Ms. Velena Komlenić, Environmental Protection and Energy efficiency Fund of the Republika of Srpska, Banja Luka, RS

"Overview of specific and priority pollutants, including POPs in the river Vrbas“
 
14:05 – 14:25 Doc. dr Dušica Pešević, Faculty of Science, University of Banja Luka, RS

“Overview of possible sources of pollution of the river Vrbas, with the emphasis on POPs”
 
14:25 – 14:45 Dr Eirik Fjeld, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA, Oslo, Norway
 
“New POPS in Norway, examples from screening studies”
 
14:45 – 15:05 Coffee break
 
15:05 - 15:25 Dr Christopher Harman, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA, Oslo, Norway
 
«Screening for Stockholm Convention POPs in Bosnian Rivers (2007-2011)”
 
15:25 - 15:45 Prof. dr Mihajlo Marković, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Banja Luka, RS
 
‘’Cooperation and Capacity building on implementation of the Stockholm Convention in BiH-project presentation’’
 
15:45 – 16:00 Closing remarks
 
Sist oppdatert 17.09.2015