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The “Training for development and work with web-based GIS platform” was conducted in 1-5 of December, 2014

12/16/2014
The training aimed at building the capacity, knowledge and skills of the participants in themes related with: operational compatibility of data and concepts for spatial data infrastructure; Inter-operational web-based services of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC); GIS software products for provision of geographical data via web-based services. The participation of Mr. Larsen provided the possibility for transfer of the Norwegian experience not only from country based project, but also from the Norwegian experience and partnership abroad. The participants had the chance to enter in free and easy communication with the GIS experts and to receive numerous exhaustive answers to various questions, part of the GIs expert answers were also illustrated by real time online demonstrations.
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Training for NGO representatives for work with spatial data and its utilization for the needs of monitoring of the territorial development - 3-5.11.2014

11/10/2014
During the period 03-05.11.2014 the village of Socolitza hosted the “Training for NGO representatives for work with spatial data and its utilization for the needs of monitoring of the territorial development”. The training is part of Project BG05/586 „GIS: Green Citizens, Information Systems, Saved Nature “, implemented by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation in partnership with the Norwegian Environment Agency and the financial support of the NGO Program in Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.
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Feasibility Study for Trans-border Biosphere reserve Osogovo: Team of Bulgarian experts selected after competitive negotiated tender procedure

11/03/2014
In October 2014, in the framework of the project “Feasibility Study for Trans-border Biosphere Reserve Osogovo”, Ref. Nr. 007CB16IPO007-2013-3-047, Project Acronym TRANSBIORES, co-financed by the European Union through IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Bulgaria – the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a competitive negotiated tender procedure for provision of external expertise has been conducted.
The tender procedure is related to the implementation of the activities of the Lead partner in the project, namely BBF-Belasitsa Branch.
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The second part of the “Training for monitoring and advocacy through the utilization of spatial data for youth and students“ was successfully implemented during the period of 8-10 of October, 2014

10/21/2014
The second part of the “Training for monitoring and advocacy through the utilization of spatial data for youth and students“ was successfully implemented in the city of Kazanlak. Nineteen students and youth who participated in the first part of the training got acquainted with the basis of working with GIS and spatial data as well as the utilization of the aforementioned for the needs of conduction of civic monitoring and advocacy for policies for regional sustainable development.
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Feasibility Study for Trans-border Biosphere Reserve Osogovo

08/11/2014
The Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation started the implementation of a new project named “Feasibility Study for Trans-border Biosphere Reserve Osogovo”. The realization of the project bearing the acronym TRANSBIORES is possible through provision of funding by the European Union through IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Bulgaria – the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation - Belasitsa Branch is the leading partner in the project and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje, represented by its regional office in Strumica, is the partnering organization from the Macedonian side.
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BBF with new trainees, thanks to project “GIS”

07/15/2014
We are happy to announce that three new, young and active people have been accepted in the BBF team as trainees. Kristijan Aleksandrov, Katrin Tomova and Nadya Pavlova integrated with ease in the working atmosphere of the Foundation executing various tasks related with different project activities, implemented by BBF.
The three new trainees already have experience in the field of biodiversity conservation and protection of the environment. Nevertheless the traineeship with BBF gives them new possibilities for practical implementation of the already gathered knowledge and acquiring of new skills and experience through the working process as well as contact with experts and long year employees of BBF and other representatives from the NGO sector.
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Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation in cooperation with the Macedonian Ecological Society organized training for forest certification and sustainable forest management in Osogovo

07/09/2014
On 03-04.07.2014 training on the topic “Forest certification – sustainable use and management of forests” was held in Kyustendil as part of the project “Osogovo in the Green belt – phase 3” implemented by BBF and MES and financed by Pro Natura, Switzerland. Main lectors of the training were Petko Tsvetkov from BBF, Despina Kitanova from MES and the experts on forest certification Zhivko Bogdanov from NEPCON Bulgaria and Martin Borisov from the Forestry University in Sofia.
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Study trip to Norway for exchange of know-how and integration of the Norwegian knowledge in the project implementation

06/10/2014
During the period of 02-08.06.2014 part of the Bulgarian project team had the opportunity to participate in a study visit to Norway for exchange of know-how and integration of the Norwegian knowledge into the project implementation.
The Norwegian Environmental Agency - a project partner of Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BBF) in the “GIS” project, organized and hosted the study visit which resulted into a series of interesting and valuable meetings with useful insides and information.
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The Website of Project GIS is already active

05/26/2014
The site provides information for the project objectives and activities, the partnership with the Norwegian Environment agency and its role for the implementation of the project. The site also provides periodic information regarding the ongoing project activities and achievements. The visitors of the site have access to all materials and presentations, that are used and presented during the planned trainings – part of the activities which will be implemented during the project. 
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