On June 7, 2021, the Jean Monnet Module Project Team successfully held an open lecture entitled “The Seveso Directive- Economic Impacts and its Integration in Albanian National Policies”. Around 90 students attended this open lecture, organized online.
The lecture was moderated by Professor Elona Pojani- Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana and Perseta Grabova- Module Leader of the Disaster Risk Management in the Framework of EU integration. Meanwhile the open lecture was delivered by Prof.Assoc. Dr. Narin Panariti, an expert with 34 years of work experience referring to EU and Albania policies on environment and climate and also in the past she was a member of the Bureau of the Committee for Environmental Policy and of the Transport, Health, and Environment Pan-European Programme of the UNECEE.
The new Directive Seveso III, a directive on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances and its development and amendments was introduced to the students of the Master of Science in Risk Management, Master of Science in Finance and Master of Professional in Finance. Furthermore, students were informed on major accidents involving dangerous substances that have occurred in Europe and the World and a short history of what leads to the Seveso I, II and III Directives. Professor Narini, presented also a comprehensive content and the requirements of the Seveso III Directive.
The participants had the opportunity to learn more about how this Directive is transposed into Albania law; including the main challenges, and how the industry in Albanian should ensure a consistent and effective implementation in order to prevent major-accident hazards and how to limit the consequences of these accidents for human health and the environment. The lecture material can be accessed through the following link.