Printed publications




Making Schools Healthy: Meeting Environment and Health Challenges
December 2013

The SEARCH initiative (School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children) is an environment and health research project implemented within the international frameworks of the EU Action Plan on Environment and Health; and the World Health...


South Eastern Europe Environment Outlook 2013
December 2013

Edited by the Themis project team, this publication brings together articles on a wide range of issues relevant to South Eastern Europe, some with a regional scope and others with a more national focus. The collection of articles represents an...


Targeting Indoor Air Quality in Sustainable Patterns
December 2013

This working paper, with the results of the SEARCH II project (phase two of the School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children initiative), is intended to open a discussion on the role of sustainability policies related to consumer products...


Environmental Networking Handbook
December 2013

This publication, produced by the Themis Network, explores the concept of networking, focusing in particular on combating environmental crime. It contains discussion of a number of definitions and operating rules and goes more deeply into...


Decision Making for the Future
December 2013

The project Implementing Public Participation Approaches in Radioactive Waste Disposal (IPPA) ran from January 2011 to September 2013. This publication is the final report of Work Package 3.3 of the project and explores the application of Aarhus...


Climate Gateway – Issue 3
November 2013

The OrientGate project aims to coordinate climate change adaptation efforts in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by building a lasting partnership between communities that produce climate knowledge and communities that apply that knowledge in regional...


Aspire! – Issue 4
November 2013

The SEARCH II project is a continuation of the School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children initiative that was first launched in 2006. The research project is implemented within the international frameworks of the EU Action Plan on...


Toolkit on Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making
October 2013

Since its foundation, the REC has played an important role in supporting environmental democracy by facilitating and increasing the transparency of environmental decision-making processes in the region and beyond.

The Toolkit on Public...


Transforming Risks into Cooperation
October 2013

In 2013, the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the present publication describes the history, methodology and key results achieved so far through the skills, experience and networks of the ENVSEC...


Annual Report 2012: Vision. Inspiration. Impact.
October 2013

This leaflet provides a foretaste of the REC's 2012 annual report and contains messages from the chairman of the Board of Directors and the REC's executive director, as well as the organisation's financial statements. The full report has been...


A Powerful Bond
October 2013

The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) emerged when multinational corporations introduced another term, "stakeholder", to represent all groups on whom a company's business activities will have an impact. As part of its CSR-related...


Posters for the 2013 REC General Assembly
October 2013

In order to showcase its recent activities, the REC created an exhibition of 14 posters for display during the meeting of the General Assembly in October 2013. The posters highlight the REC's efforts in the areas of governance for sustainability...


Green Pack Junior Montenegro
September 2013

Green Pack Junior is a multimedia environmental education kit designed for use in teaching children between the ages of six and 10 about environmental and sustainable development issues. The Green Pack Junior Montenegro handbook contains lesson...


Third Annual Meeting of the Changing with the Climate Network
September 2013

Changing with the Climate is a Comenius-funded educational network that links schools across Europe to encourage commitments and positive action in response to climate change. Members of the network currently include schools in France, Hungary,...


In the Flow – Issue 1
August 2013

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project targets the improvement of water quality in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus. Issue 1 of the project newsletter introduces the project...


GreenSpace – Issue 3
July 2013

The Green Infrastructure Network is a partnership of 12 regions from across Europe. The partners are working together to promote the development and implementation of green infrastructure by exchanging experience and expertise, and by identifying,...


Climate Gateway – Issue 2
July 2013

The OrientGate project aims to coordinate climate change adaptation efforts in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by building a lasting partnership between communities that produce climate knowledge and communities that apply that knowledge in regional...


School Environment and Children's Health
July 2013

As children spend a large proportion of their time inside school buildings, it is important for school managers and policy makers to provide appropriate learning environments and to minimise the risks associated with school indoor air quality....


Green Pack Central Asia: Dilemmas
July 2013

The Green Pack is a multimedia environmental education kit designed for use in teaching children between the ages 11 and 14 about environmental and sustainable development issues. The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) has been...


Green Pack Central Asia: Tests
July 2013

The Green Pack is a multimedia environmental education kit designed for use in teaching children between the ages 11 and 14 about environmental and sustainable development issues. The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) has been...


MEDIATION and the Adaptation Challenge
June 2013

The MEDIATION project provided researchers, policy advisors and experts with effective tools and methods for addressing climate change adaptation issues. The project involved 11 partners and produced 11 case studies, five of which are summarised...


Aspire! – Issue 3
June 2013

The SEARCH II project is a continuation of the School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children initiative that was first launched in 2006. The research project is implemented within the international frameworks of the EU Action Plan on...


TEAMS talk
May 2013

To mark the successful completion of the project "Setting up the Environmental Management Center (EMC) in Serbia" in May 2013, the REC produced a special English-language edition of the EMC Bulletin to complement the eight issues of...


TEAMS success
May 2013

This publication presents the overall activities and results of the project “Setting up the Environmental Management Center (EMC) in Serbia”, which was funded by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main objective of...


Clean Energy Perspectives – Issue 6
March 2013

EC2 is a hub of excellence, providing support to the Chinese Government and key Chinese and European players in the energy sector. Through the transfer of technologies, policy advisory services, capacity building and awareness raising, the...


Aspire! – Issue 2
March 2013

The SEARCH II project is a continuation of the School Environment and Respiratory Health of Children initiative that was first launched in 2006. The research project is implemented within the international frameworks of the EU Action Plan on...


Cooperation on Energy Security
February 2013

The Europe-China Clean Energy Centre (EC2) provides support to the Chinese Government and key Chinese and European players in the energy sector. Through the transfer of technologies, policy advisory services, capacity building and awareness...


GreenSpace – Issue 2
February 2013

The Green Infrastructure Network is a partnership of 12 regions from across Europe. The partners are working together to promote the development and implementation of green infrastructure by exchanging experience and expertise, and by identifying,...


Posters for the Environmental Management Center
February 2013

The Environmental Management Center in Serbia (EMC), in partnership with the Serbian Environmental Protection Agency and the REC's Environmental Management topic area, produced 10 display posters of EMC client-partner businesses for an event...


Climate Gateway – Issue 1
January 2013

The OrientGate project aims to coordinate climate change adaptation efforts in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by building a lasting partnership between communities that produce climate knowledge and communities that apply that knowledge in regional...