TRAP comprises a total 5 partners from both countries (Ministry, Municipality, Environment Enterprise and NGO), the composition is based on the multi-actor approach through the genuine and sufficient involvement all along the project from participation in the planning of work, execution, until dissemination of results, covering the whole chain. TRAP project is the outcome of a consultation phase between the 5 partners from the Republic of North Macedonia and Greece.

Specifically, all the partners according to their role have already completed all necessary preparatory activities to ensure that “TRAP” will be safely and successfully implemented. TRAP consortium is comprised by KEPE, MoF, ERFC, CCC and MoEPP.

– KEPE is a Regional Enterprise operating as the Strategic Consultant of the Regional Government of Western Macedonia regarding environmental issues and sustainable development policies.  Scope of KEPE is the enhancement of the environmental quality in the Region of Western Macedonia. KEPE operates at its premises an Air quality laboratory providing online measurements from 14 monitoring stations (10 established by PPC SA and 4 by KEPE) and is certified with ISO 9001:2000 employees 10 executives- 8 of higher education (3 Ph. D. and 4 MSc.) and 2 of secondary education, during its operational years implemented more than a dozen of EU and national projects.

– Municipality of Florina is located in northwestern Greece about 13 km south of the international border of Greece with FYROM with population 16,771 people. As a local authority municipality has access to policy instruments and decision making, can promote through its policies projects results and to represent the project to policy makers. The implementation of several national and EU projects and the external help the municipality will receive from external experts to administrative management of the project reassure projects adequate implementation.

– ERFC is a NGO best example of bottom up Institution Building effort towards EU Integration and regional competitiveness, playing a key role, contributing in the implementation of EU Regulations and Directives through its participation in EU funded networks & projects, at interregional level. Mainstreaming EU project recommendations into National & Regional policies is its ultimate goal. Territorial Co-operation is enhanced as ERFC’s members and associates are key EU Integration executive persons, Public Bodies, Academic Institutions and Civil Societies, primarily from EU but also from the rest of the word. ERFC implemented more than 20 projects during its operational years.

– CCC is nongovernmental organization aiming to protect environment and implement activities combating climate change and improving the environment. CCC activities are related to raising public awareness and undertaking initiatives for combating climate change, support industry in improving their energy and environmental performance, suggesting measures for improving and amendment the legal framework in the field of energy, climate change and environment, as well as strengthening the capacities of the local and national level. CCC has team of five people that represent the core of the organization, good cooperation with many professionals and consultants in the field of energy and environment that are engaged in the CCC activities. CCC has offices in Gevgelija, Skopje and Ohrid and resources for continuous implementation of project activities.  CCC is securing funds mainly through donor organization and EU funded projects.

– MoEPP is the environmental authority in the country established since 1998, with responsibilities in all sectors and environmental media including air pollution and monitoring of ambient air quality. It has around 200 employees working in 9 departments and 3 administrations that are part of the Ministry. Part of the Ministry is the MEIC which is responsible for monitoring ambient air quality. The Department is established in April 1998 and its work is carried out through four units: Unit for Air Quality monitoring, Unit for analysis and reporting, Unit for cadasters and modeling and Unit for information technology. Unit for ambient air quality manages the State Automatic Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System (SAAAQMS). The main function of MEIC is to provide relevant and properly processed (systematized and standardized), comprehensive, precise, transparent and easily accessible information on the state, quality and trends in all segments of environment (water, air, noise, waste).