Project: Network for education and training for public environmental laboratories

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
NETREL 2012 665611.05 530554-2012 3 years Multy-country finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2012 October 14, 2015 April 14, 2016 www.netrel.uns.ac.rs

Project summary

Main objectives of NETREL is to provide a methodology and well trained personnel to unravel the complexity of aquatic pollution and to support the water policies in Western Balkan countries. This will be achieved in the following partial steps:
• Development of capacity to provide up-to-date training for the staff of University of Novi Sad, University of Belgrade, University of Sarajevo, University of Banja Luka related to monitoring of priority substances, emerging substances, persistent organic pollutants and other environmental pollutants.
• The transfer of knowledge from trained partner country university staff to public environmental laboratories at local, regional and national level.
• Establishing the network between academic staff of NETREL partner countries, which will provide training courses for the staff of environmental laboratories in the Western Balkan countries with the purpose to improve the analytical practice in the field of environmental monitoring.
Main features of the Project:
• NETREL project consortium consists of 7 universities: 3 EU universities (Slovakia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom) and 4 partner country universities (Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina).
• Public laboratories from local, regional and national level in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be educated and trained in state-of-the-art monitoring and methodologies in accordance with the general practice and the legislation in EU member countries.
• Establishment of a network in the Western Balkan Region which will offer training courses in environmental monitoring and last after EU funding and being constantly improved according to up-to-date analytical procedures, financially self-sustainable.

Objectives

Development of capacity and providing up-to-date training for the staff of University of Novi Sad, University of Belgrade, University of Sarajevo, University of Banja Luka related to monitoring of priority substances, emerging substances, persistent organic pollutants and other environmental pollutants in the aquatic environment.
Transferring knowledge from the trained partner countries university staff to public environmental laboratories at local, regional and national level.
Establishment of the network between academic staff of NETREL partner countries which will provide training courses for the staff of environmental laboratories in the Western Balkan countries with the purpose to improve the analytical practice in the field of environmental monitoring.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Higher Education and Society

Subject areas

  • Training Courses for Institution Building
  • Environmental science

Partners

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, SVK Project coordinator
Ivan Spanik (Ivan Špánik) Contact person
University of Belgrade, SRB
Aleksandra Šainović (Александра Шаиновић) Team Member, Konstantin Ilijevic Team Member, Gordana Gajica (Гордана Гајица) Team Member, Gorica Grbović (Горица Грбовић) Team Member, Tatjana Šolević Knudsen (Татјана Шолевић Кнудсен) Team Member, and Branimir Jovancicevic (Бранимир Јованчићевић) Contact person
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Mirjana Vojinovic-Miloradov (Мирјана Војиновић-Милорадов) Contact person, Jelena Radonic (Јелена Радонић), Maja Turk-Sekulic (Маја Турк Секулић), Miljana Prica, Dusan Milovanovic (Dušan Milovanović), Maja Djogo (Maja Đogo), Ivana Mihajlovic (Ивана Михајловић), Nevena Senk (Nevena Šenk), and Ivana Ivancev-Tumbas (Ивана Иванчев-Тумбас)
Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina, SRB
Ljilja Torovic (Ljilja Torović) Contact person
Serbian Environmental Protection Agency, SRB
Zoran Stojanovic (Zoran Stojanović) Contact person
Public Water Utility Company Waterworks and Sewerage Novi Sad, SRB
Gordana Acimovic (Gordana Aćimović) Contact person
Institute for public health of Canton Sarajevo, BIH
Snjezana Balta (Snježana Balta) Contact person
Federal Agromediterranean Institute of Mostar, BIH
Marko Ivankovic (Marko Ivanković) Contact person
Utility Company "Vodovod AD", BIH
Djuro Bunic (Đuro Bunić) Contact person
Public Health Institute of Republic of Srpska, BIH
Biljana Lazic (Biljana Lazić) Contact person
University of Banja Luka, BIH
Biljana Kukavica Contact person
University of Sarajevo, BIH
Tidza Muhic-Sarac (Tidža Muhić-Šarac) Contact person
University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation , UK
Mills Graham Contact person
Masaryk University, CZE
Branislav Vrana Contact person

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Lab equioment Agilent Lab equipment in physics 1 Faculty of Chemistry - Lab 631
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Lab equipment Agilent Lab equipment in physics 1 Lab B4-4

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Preparation of learning material Teaching material February 15, 2014
1.2 Experts exchange between EU and partner countries Training September 15, 2014
1.3 Training on purchased equipment Training May 15, 2014
1.4 Academic visits regarding preparation of training Methodology August 15, 2014
1.5 Preparation of training material Teaching material September 15, 2014
2.1 Preparation of training course agenda Teaching material September 15, 2014
2.2 Training course on sampling Training October 14, 2015
2.3 Training course on sample treatment methods Training October 14, 2015
2.4 Training course on analytical procedures Training October 14, 2015
2.5 Training course on QC/QA Training October 14, 2015
2.6 Training course on analytical method validation Training October 14, 2015
2.7 Training course on data evaluation and handling Training October 14, 2015
3.1 Preparation of the tender Report July 15, 2013
3.2 Conduct open call Report October 15, 2013
3.3 Purchase and installation of equipment Learning resources March 15, 2014
4.1 Development of dissemination plan Report November 15, 2012
4.2 Public promotional activities Teaching material October 14, 2015
4.3 Open discussion with policy makers Events: Conferences and Seminars July 14, 2015
4.4 Project publications Teaching material October 14, 2015
5.1 Development of quality assessment plan Report February 15, 2013
5.2 Project quality assessment Events: Conferences and Seminars October 14, 2015
5.3 Annual quality assessment meetings Report October 01, 2015
6.1 Development of exploitation strategy Report September 15, 2014
6.2 Definition of list of laboratories for training Report September 15, 2014
6.3 Establishment of training courses network Learning resources October 14, 2015
6.4 Report on network financial sustainability Report October 14, 2015
7.1 Project representatives meeting Events: Conferences and Seminars December 01, 2012
7.2 NETREL Start up meeting Events: Conferences and Seminars December 03, 2012
7.3 Project Management and Administration Methodology October 14, 2015

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
NETREL Project presentation Promotion material Environmental laboratories, training courses, sampling, sample treatment, analytical methods, data handling, evaluation
Learning courses on sampling, sample treatment, analytical methods, QA&QC, validation of analytical methods, data handling and evaluation Teaching / Training materials Sampling, sample treatment, analytical methods, QA&QC, validation of analytical methods, data handling and evaluation, courses
Hands-on training on GC-MS, HPLC, sampling and sample preparation Teaching / Training materials GC-MS, HPLC, sampling and sample preparation
Training courses on sampling, sample treatement, QC/QA Teaching / Training materials Sampling, sample treatement, QC/QA, trainings, environmental laboratories