Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies @ University of Bucharest


Project title: Benefits and constraints of joint decision making in Romania. From public participation to collaborative Environmental Impact Assessment

Project number: PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-1039

Contract no.: TE 51/28.08.2020

Funding body: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Budget: 431.900 RON

Period: 2020-2022

Research team:

Andreea Niță – Principal investigator coordinator

Laurentiu Rozylowicz – Senior researcher

Mihai Răzvan Niță – researcher

Athanasios Alexandru Gavilidis – Post-doctoral researcher

Alina Constantina Hossu – Post-doctoral researcher

Cristina Mitincu – Ph.D. student


The goal of the project is to develop a novel framework for increasing the effectiveness and accuracy of the Environmental Impact Assessment process by exploring the interplay between actors and providing practical solutions for a proper collaboration for sustainable development.

Specific objectives:

– to investigate the EIA studies quality and identify the roles of EIA actors within every stage of the procedure to positively influence the EIA outcome;

– to identify the main benefits, issues and common conflicts of the EIA procedure at national and international level;

– to identify the predictors of successful and participatory EIA, by analyzing the efficiency, constraints, and hierarchy of involved actors;

– to evaluate the fragmentation and connectedness of EIA networks, by identifying critical network hubs and opportunities to strengthen connections, using state-of-the-art multilevel models for cross-sectional EIA networks.

– to assess strategic networking opportunities, predict alternative network scenarios, fortify the linkages between decision-makers, practitioners, and stakeholders at international, national, and local levels.

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