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The Italian Trust Fund (ITF) was established in 2001
as a targeted contribution of the Italian Ministry for the Environment
and Territory to the Regional Environmental Center for Central and
Eastern Europe (REC).
The ITF operates within the framework of environmental improvement
and cooperation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Its activities are consistent
with the REC’s mission and complementary to other REC programmes
sharing the same ambition to strive for a solution of environmental
problems afflicting the CEE region.
The Italian Trust Fund (ITF) operates in the areas of
technical support in Central and Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe;
development of joint environmental investment projects;
strategic environmental assessment;
assistance to NGOs;
support to international conventions; and
The ITF also assists the Regional Environmental
Center for Central and Eastern Europe in its fundraising activities
by supporting its presence in the international arena, expanding
fundraising opportunities and providing expert personnel from the
Italian Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea (Italian Ministry)
out of its offices in Rome, Brussels and Belgrade.
All projects are implemented in collaboration with the REC and the respective country offices, and are entirely funded by the Italian Ministry.
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