ICERMS is currently working with the Ministry of Environment in Albania developing a handbook for the State Environment Inspectorate. The two areas of risk assessment covered in the handbook are Health & Safety Risk Assessment and Environmental Risk Assessment.
The inspectors need to understand the importance of environmental risk assessment in the context of environmental permit condition non-compliance and the Centre has developed a risk assessment matrix which they can apply to individual non-compliances. The Centre has also successfully applied the same protocol to environmental assessment issues with the Council of Europe Development Bank and the European Investment Bank in projects throughout the Balkans. The Centre has underpinned these activities with vocational training and has developed VET modules to be delivered to practitioners of the Environmental Risk Assessment process.