Project’s goals:

1. To build regional potential in accordance with the global/European understanding of the term “hazard” and approaches to the hazardous substances management in order to adapt these approaches to Russian circumstances in future.

2. To suggest different participants at all levels specific measures and actions intended to reduce the impact of hazardous substances on the water environment of the Baltic Sea.

3. To work out the scheme of different state and dependent bodies, regulating actions with hazardous substances and engaged in water bodies’ management

4. To organize the “dialogue” among government institutions, industry, scientific-research institutes, non-governmental organizations and other parties interested in the topic of hazardous substances management.

5. To prepare, in close cooperation with Russian governmental bodies and foreign partners within the INTERREG or other programs, some project applications for introduction of proper methods, reducing hazardous chemicals impact in the North-West Russia   Expected


1. Glossary of terms and definitions of hazardous substances in printed and electronic form;

2. Deep analysis of the laws and plan for future actions;

3. Organized training course for 20 participants; formation of the structure, consisting of 50 participants;

4. Elaboration of descriptions and applications for INTERREG/ENPI (or other programs); strengthening of cooperation and coordination of actions among the participants in the sphere of hazardous substances both at the national and international level.  

The project financed by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) in the frame of the Advisory Assistance Programme for Environmental Protection in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.    


Glossary of terms and definitions of hazardous substances

The Russian system of chemicals management (RU and ENG versions)

Project’s term:

October 2008 – April 2010