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EU - Western Balkan Cooperation Forum

EU - Western Balkan Cooperation Forum

March 29, 2017

15:00 - 18:00

InnovationForum, Hall 2.2, Booth 416

Objective of this Forum is to define the need of technological solution and concepts and to assess the future cooperation potential between Germany and the region Western Balkan.

The state of the water sector in Croatia and the neighbouring countries, as well as the need will be presented and should lead to strengthen the cooperation between German and South-East-European entities for the sake of the region.

Please refer to the attached PDF for a program overview  

The event takes place in english

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This event is supported by Messe Berlin GmbH, German Water Partnership and TCC Danubius.


Programme schedule:

15:00 – 15:10               
Registration / Official Opening                   
Dr. Heike Burghard, Head of GWP/country section SOE

15:10 – 15:20               
Key Note Speaker
Elizabeta Kos, Assistant Croatian Minister of Environment

15:30 – 15:45               
Actual state of the Croatian water sector and project pipeline fort he coming years, Croatian Water Agency Hrvatske Vode (N.N.),

15:45 – 16:00               
Presentation of GWP engagement and cooperation potential, GWP, (Head of country section SOE Dr. Heike Burghard)

16:00 – 16:15               
Problems and possible solutions for water supply in northern Serbia, Faculty of Sciences Novi Sad (Prof. Dr Jasmina Agbaba and Prof. Dr Aleksandra Tubić)

16.15 – 16:30               
Project experience and lessons learnt in Slovenia in the waste water sector, Aqua Consult, (Prof. Dr. Peter Hartwig)

16:30 – 16:45               
Waste water- and drinking water projects and potential in the Republic of Srpska, (Mr. Mićo Mićić – Mayor of the city of Bijeljina) Republica Srpska

16:45 – 17:00               
Developpp Project in Western Balkan for communal data management, Barthauer Software GmbH, (Andreas Koch)

17:00 – 17:15               
Project approaches in the water sector and projects of national interest, ADKOM – Association of public service providers of the Republic of Macedonia (Mr. Igor Spasovski - President ADKOM)

17:15 – 17:30               
Challenges in Implementation of Waste Water Treatment in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Dr. Jürgen Wummel, Sachsenwasser)

17:30 – 18:00               
Get together / Matchmaking


Prof. Dr. Jasmina Agbaba , University of Novi Sad

Božo Dalmacija, University of Novi Sad

Mićo Mićić, Mayor of the City of Bijeljina, Republic of Srpska Association of Cities and Municipalities

Igor Spasovski, General Manager, PCU Solidarnost Vinica.

Aleksandra Tubić , University of Novi Sad

Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Wummel, Geschäftsführer der Sachsen Wasser GmbH, Sachsen Wasser GmbH