Between June 2016 and April 2017, a project was implemented through which consultancy services were realized for organizing training sessions in order to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Romanian Government in the field of activity controls on the Nitrates Directive (91/676).
The project was funded by the Ministry of Waters and Forests through the Project Management Unit "Integrated Contamination of Nutrient Pollution". Within the project institutions of the Romanian Government have been approached with a role in the control activity on Nitrates Directive (APIA, AFIR, National Environmental Guard), in order to adjust or elaborate control procedures. Following the meetings with the representatives of these institutions, it was necessary to adjust the control procedure for the National Environmental Guard (GNM) on the Nitrates Directive, a necessity to which Egis Romania, together with the partners, responded by elaborating such an appropriate procedure. Subsequently, the GNM management approved the procedure and established the terms of the training sessions for the NMC commissioners in order to transmit the application of the procedure as well as other subjects related to the application of the Nitrates Directive.
Thus, during the period 10-28 April 2017, there were 5 training sessions during two days each, in which 227 GNM commissioners from all regions of the country were trained in the approved procedure and in the Nitrates Directive. The courses were held in Şuior (Maramureş), Bran (Brasov - 2 sessions), Piatra Neamţ (Neamţ) and Sarmizegetusa (Hunedoara).
A significant result of the courses was given by the knowledge and information of the Nitrates Directive, explained and practiced by the participants, as well as the awareness among the GNM commissioners about the nitrate pollution.
Through the questionnaires completed at the end of the course, when they mentioned the elements they liked, it is worth mentioning the elements that indicate, in the consultant's opinion, the general note in which the courses were held, the framework created, focused on interactivity and practical information:
”Excelent quality of communication”
”The reality said in the field”
”Beneficial for control activities”
Participants showed a lot of appreciation of the "Lecturers", "The Code of Good Agricultural Practice Code", "Course Development", "Exercises", "Zootechnical Information", "Farm Visiting", "Interactive Course", "Organization". On a scale of 1 to 10, the participants awarded grades 9,2 with a percentage of 46% of the participants who awarded the maximum mark.