LGZHI director features on Albanian National Public Television to talk about WECF's Civil Society project in the Balkans
On the 26th of July Mrs Elvis Qaja, Executive Director of the Albanian LGZHI was invited on national's tv breakfast show, TVSH - “Morning Program”
24.08.2011 |Bistra Mihaylova
As part of the EU funded project “Products and chemical security in the Balkans, Civil Society cooperation in the EU Acquis Communitare, Responsability cooperation and value for costumers”, LGZHI continued promotion on the Albanian media. More specifically, on 26.07.2011 the Executive Director, Mrs. Evis Qaja,was invited to the morning programme, TVSH, the Albania National Public Television.
Mrs Evis Qaja at DG Environment's offices in Brussels earlier in 2011Moderators of the show were two journalists Mrs. Klodiana Shpendi and Mrs. Valbona Mezini,who expressed a genuine interest in the EU Project and it’s implementation in Albania.
A detailed description of the interview can be found here:
Mrs. Evis Qaja talked during the TV interview about the roundtable, which was held in June with the participation of specialists from public institutions, consumers office, women and environment NGOs, and trade unions. “The objective of this activity was to present the current situation in the country, which was reflected in the "Albanian Inventory", conducted by LGZHI in cooperation with specialists of different fields- she said. According to her, the legal framework for chemicals both in toys and environment, suggested the need for change, including implementation of EU norms and the Albanian institutions increase on their inspection controls. “The participants also expressed interest regarding the "Albanian Inventory" and appreciated the importance of increasing collaboration in terms of awareness and advocacy campaigns, to inform consumers about the risks related to chemical substances in the country”.
Mrs. Qaja also presented a consumer study realized in the framework of the “Albanian Inventory”, connecting them with the issue of failure and insufficient awareness of citizens about chemicals present in the toy market. She asked more cooperation of the media in relation of sending more information and sensitize consumers on their way of choosing the right products, taking care of their children’s health.
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