Interakcia coordinated the project in Belarus.
Budget: € 1,000,000 (500,000 in grant funding to the 10 participating local authorities);
The project was implemented by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Development of Local Environmental Action Plans (LEAPs) was one of the two components of the STREAM Programme. Another component aimed to strengthen environmental NGOs in Belarus and Moldova.
Thanks to the project, local authorities of ten Belarusian districts (Bereza, Braslav, Chashniki, Vileika, Glubokoe, Ivatsevichi, Oshmyany, Polotsk, Pukhovichi, Rogachev districts) developed Local Environmental Action Plans (LEAPs) to address the most important environmental challenges faced by each district. All ten LEAPs in Russian are available in electronic form on our website in the Publications section.
While developing the LEAPs, local authorities consulted local NGOs and community members to discuss local environmental challenges and look for mid-term and long-term solutions.