implementation of the project started in July 2019. The project is a
joint initiative of the RES Cluster and association Center for Medical Herbs
and Berries “AMBROZIJA” – Republic of North Macedonia and is being implemented
under the IPA CBC Programme between Republic of Bulgaria and Republic of North
Macedonia 2014-2020 (CCI No 2014TC16I5CB006).
initiatives were aimed at assessing the specific needs of the region about the
mapping of existing and potential soil contamination. The main project
activities were aimed at the environmental protection through identification
and monitoring of contaminated areas and nature protected areas using an
innovative methodology. The pilot tool for soils samples collection,
processing, analyzing and data representation, is based on innovative
geophysical methods for cost-effective, sensitive and fast evaluation of the
environmental quality of soils.
The main advantage of this new
methodology is its high sensitivity and possibility for smart adaptation of the
method according to the respective site and the existing problem. Also, this method
is much faster and cheaper than the traditionally used chemical analysis.
All of that has contributed to the
increase of the awareness of the representatives of the target groups and other
stakeholders about the state of the soil resources in the cross-border region
of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia, as well as it has
impacted on improving of the resource management efficiency with regard to
project team of association “Renewable Energy Sources Cluster” express their
gratitude on the interest and active involvement of the partners and the participants
in the project’s initiatives throughout the whole period of the implementation
of project „MCSoil”.
Presentation of the results from the application of innovative methodology for identification and monitoring of contaminated soils
Location: Pehcevo, North Macedonia
We are pleased to invite you to the Final Conference of the project Identification and monitoring of contaminated soils using innovative methodology “- MCSoil, that have been implemented by the Association Ambrozija from Pehcevo, in partnership with the Cluster for Renewable Energy Sources from Blagoevgrad, with financial support of the EU – Interreg IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program, Bulgaria-North Macedonia CCI № 2014TC16I5CB006.
The results of the project activities and the application of an innovative methodology for monitoring of polluted soils will be presented at the Final Conference.
The event will be held on October 9 and 10, 2020, starting at 11:00 AM in Gogov Hotel in Pehchevo.
Due to the restrictive measures, the participants from Bulgaria will follow the event at the same time in Korona Hotel in Blagoevgrad, with established online communication between the two locations.
During the realization of the event, all measures for protection against spread and prevention of Covid 19 that are in force will be implemented, in accordance with the current legislation in the Republic of North Macedonia and in the Republic of Bulgaria.
Association “Renewable Energy Sources Cluster” organized specialized training on the subject „Introduction of an Innovative Methodology for Identification and Monitoring of Contaminated Soils and the Results Achieved from its Implementation“. The training was conducted in the frame of three consecutive days in the period from 18 to 20 September 2020, in the „Murite“ Hotel – Razlog.
The event was organized in the frame of project „Identification and Monitoring of Contaminated Soils using Innovative Methodology (MCSoil)“, implemented by the „Renewable Energy Sources cluster“ – Blagoevgrad, in partnership with the „Center for Medical Herbs and Berries – Ambrozija“ from the Republic of North Macedonia. The project is implemented with the financial support of the European Union through the INTERREG-IPA CBC Programme, CCI No. 2014TC16I5CB006.
The specialized training was directed to representatives of the responsible institutions for environmental and soil protection at local and regional level in the Republic of Bulgaria, ecological organizations, NGO’s, students and other stakeholders. The main objective was the introduction of an innovative methodology for identification and monitoring of contaminated soils as the focus of the training will be the achieved results from its implementation. During the event, a demonstration of the practical applicability of the magnetic susceptibility system was performed.
In state of emergency over Covid-19 declared in the Republic of Bulgaria, the training was conducted in compliance with the preventive measures and recommendations of the authorized health authorities, against the spread of the Coronavirus. In this relation, the participants were provided with personal protective means, such as single-use facemasks, disinfectants, etc.
More information about project „Identification and Monitoring of Contaminated Soils using Innovative Methodology (MCSoil) “, the project initiatives and interesting news on the topic, are available on the present official web site of the project, as well on the official Facebook page of the project.