With an overarching goal to contribute to the circular economy package ‘waste management principles and targets’, as well as prevent, detect and disrupt Environmental Waste Crime, LIFE PROWhIBIT aims to:
Develop and implement a National Strategy for preventing and combating Environmental Waste Crime to better protect the environment.
Promote better environmental governance by broadening stakeholder involvement, including NGOs, in policy consultation and implementation.
Improve the flow of knowledge and intelligence on Environmental Waste Crime through the involvement of the various actors in the compliance chain and existing networks (e.g. IMPEL). Foster a better understanding of trends and patterns in order to develop preventative initiatives and disrupt Environmental Waste Crime.
Increase the capacity of the various actors in the compliance chain and harmonize cooperation between them. Actors involved in fighting EWC include:
Coastal police officers
Intensify collaboration, inspections and enforcement actions.
Achieve IT-enabled and Intelligence–led Environmental Waste Crime law enforcement, through the use of an Environmental Waste Crime dataset on inspection, investigation and legal case files.
Establish guidelines and provide policy makers with recommendations for preventing and combating Environmental Waste Crime at EU level.
LIFE PROWhIBIT will add to the efforts already made nationally to support and strengthen Environmental Waste Crime combating and preventative processes.
Furthermore, LIFE PROWhIBIT will provide a clearer picture on the state of Environmental Waste Crime in the Balkans.