Stefan Sipka, Nebojsa Lazarevic

Organisation and country:

European Policy Center in Belgrade (Centar za evrposke politike - CEP), Serbia


This animation was developed for the project 'Think-Act-Impact: Ensuring Improved Implementation of EU Directives on Environmental Impact Assessment in Serbia', which comprises research as well as practical activities focused on environmental impact assessment (EIA) and particularly the functioning of institutions and public participation.

This animation primarily has wider public as its target group. The purpose of developing this animation was to explain in generally comprehensible language and through visualisations what the EIA is, and most importantly why is it important for citizens to take part in this procedure.

It consists of 10 slides and starts from concrete associations of a particular development project (factory, road, mine) and progressively leads the views towards more abstract and institutional issues concerning EIA including the role of the public in the procedure.

So far it has been published on online on official sites of the organisations implementing the project (CEP as a leading organisation and Ecological Center "Habitat" and Serbia on the Move as partner organisations), on YouTube and by presenting the animation on public events e.g. workshops.

As the animation was was published at the end of September, it is still too early to draw conclusions of its overall impact. At this point it has 163 views on Youtube. However the real number is higher than 200 because it was also shown offline during workshops (organised as additional project activities), as well as to other interested persons.

The project "Think-Act-Impact" is financially supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.

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