This document presents the summary report of the international technology transfer and co-operation project ESPRiT (“Enhancing Industrial Safety, Environmental Protection and Risk Management in Serbia by means of dedicated Training, Education and Technology Transfer”, www.esprit.risk-technologies.com).
The project has achieved its goals by establishing an infrastructure in Serbia allowing education, training and certification of experts in the field of HSE. This infrastructure has enabled to improve risk management systems in Serbian companies and to develop these systems according to the EU regulation and practice.
The project has involved over 1,000 people (as stakeholders, course participants, lecturers, hosts etc.), 150+ Serbian companies, 10+ German companies, 3 Serbian universities, German and Serbian governments and related agencies). Thus, important economic, social and political benefits for both Germany and Serbia have been achieved, primarily in terms of further European integration of Serbia and German economic and education presence in Serbia.