Project Consortium

The Project Consortium is led by Ekodenge (TR) with the participation of INERIS (F), AWN Consulting (IR), D’Appolonia (I), Regional Environmental Centre (HU) and Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG fur Technologietransfer (D).


Ekodenge has long technical and managerial experience in World Bank and EU funded projects with a successful history of project completed. Ekodenge is in close cooperation with numerous European and non-European partners. Ekodenge team performed comprehensive studies in fields such as, environmental policies and strategies, environmental management planning, waste and chemicals management, technical assistance and supervision services to construction project, institutional strengthening and capacity building, ecological building design, energy and efficiency consultancy development.

(Contact Emre Yöntem)


Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG fur Technologietransfer – a company of the Steinbeis-Foundation for economic promotion founded in 1971 –represented by Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (is a long-standing provider of services in the field of SME development and applied technology transfer. Resources for these services are drawn from a complex and extensive network of transfer centers which expanded in 2006 to a total of 700 with more than 6000 experts. Steinbeis runs several daughter companies and holds cooperation and project partnerships in 42 countries worldwide. Steinbeis is part of the Innovation Relay Centers Network (IRC) and coordinator of the IRC South Germany/German speaking part of Switzerland since 1993. Steinbeis R-Tech has been in this Group for more than 5 years and was also in charge of the impact assessment working group to develop a methodology for evaluating the socio-economic impact of the IRC Network activities.

(Contact Snezsana Jovanovic)

Created in 1990, INERIS is a public research body of an industrial and commercial character, under the supervision of the French Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. INERIS’s mission is to assess and prevent accidental and chronic risks to people and the environment originating from industrial activities, chemical substances and underground works. INERIS engages in two main sorts of research and studies:

  • Characterizing and understanding of the phenomena that underlie the risks affecting the safety or property, people, health and the environment as a result of economic activities.
  • Improvement of the identification and evaluation of such risks in order to enable decision-makers in the public and private sectors to adopt the most appropriate measures to improve environmental safety.

(Contact Franck Prats)


D'Appolonia S.p.A. is a major Italian firm, since December 2011 part of the RINA Group, which provides integrated engineering services to both public and private clients in the Oil and Gas, Industrial Facilities, Environment, Civil and Transport Structures and Infrastructures, Energy, Electronics Systems and Innovation sectors. To offer high level services worldwide, D’Appolonia relies on a permanent staff of more than 300 qualified engineers and scientists, mainly based in the headquarters in Genoa, Italy. Regional offices are located in the Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Naples, Brindisi, Messina and Viareggio. D’Appolonia has regional offices/branches located in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), Podgorica (Montenegro), Istanbul (Turkey), Beijing (China), Gang Nam Gu (South Korea), Cairo (Egypt), Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Leuven (Belgium, EU). Since its foundation, D’Appolonia has participated in more than 30,000 projects worldwide, including most of European countries, United States, Eastern Europe and CIS countries, Northern and West Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southern America, and Asia.

(Contact Giovanni Uguccioni)


AWN Consulting was founded in 2000 and the organization has 17 consultants serving under its body. AWN offers unique added value environmental, engineering and acoustic services. The organization is mostly focused on adding value to the clients business through reducing operating costs, negotiating with regulators to achieve acceptable minimum capital and operating cost compliance solutions and implementing innovative design solutions within the organization’s clients business. AWN Consulting has offices in Dublin and Cork and is able to call upon a large team of highly qualified and motivated environmental consultants, acoustic consultants and engineers.

(Contact Fergal Callaghan)


The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an international organisation with a mission to assist in addressing environmental issues. The REC fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and other environmental stakeholders, and by supporting the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision making.

The REC was established in 1990 by the United States, the European Commission and Hungary. Today, the REC is legally based on a charter with over 30 signatories. The REC has an office network in 17 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey. The head office is located in Szentendre, Hungary.
The REC actively participates in key global, regional and local processes and contributes to environmental and sustainability solutions within and beyond its country office network, transferring transitional knowledge and experience to countries and regions.

Recent donors are the European Commission and the governments of Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as other inter-governmental and private institutions.

(Contact Unal Sayman)