The Air Pack materials were compiled by Alessandra Burali, Eva Csobod, Francesca De Maio, Luciana Sinisi and Mihallaq Qirjo.
The Air Pack concept was inspired by the Regional Environmental Center’s flagship products Green Pack, Green Pack Junior and Green Steps (available at education.rec.org). Materials from these products have been used in the Air Pack with the kind permission of the REC’s Educational Tools Topic Area.
Project coordination: Anita Kocic
Art direction: Sylvia Magyar
Web programming: Daniel Mirea and Niko Goga
English editing and proofreading: Rachel Hideg
Albanian translation and proofreading: Edlira Kovaci
Italian translation and proofreading: Alexander Paolo Zeisberg Militerni
Illustrations: Laszlo Falvay
Photographs: iStock; Wikipedia Creative Commons
The Air Pack was produced by the Regional Environmental Center (REC) with the financial support of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS)
About the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
The institutional mandate of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) includes the promotion, protection and restoration of the environment, with the aim of ensuring good quality of life, enhancing the sustainable use of natural resources and preventing and controlling environmental pollution through legislation and cooperation with strategic sectors such as energy and transport. It also supports activities and projects related to sustainable development at the national and international levels. The ministry represents the Italian Government in the framework of EU institutions, as well as international and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) conventions and protocols, working towards the finalisation and implementation of EU and international environmental policies. The ministry also hosts the national focal point for the Environment and Health Process across the EU and the World Health Organization (WHO) European region. Together with the Italian Ministry of Health, IMELS was involved in the organisation of the WHO Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, held in Parma, Italy, in March 2010.
Further information on the mandate and activities of IMELS can be found at www.minambiente.it
About the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an international organisation with a mission to assist in addressing environmental issues. The REC fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and other environmental stakeholders, and by supporting the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision making.
The REC was established in 1990 by the United States, the European Commission and Hungary. Today, the REC is legally based on a charter with over 30 signatories. The REC has an office network in 17 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey. The head office is located in Szentendre, Hungary.
The REC actively participates in key global, regional and local processes and contributes to environmental and sustainability solutions within and beyond its country office network, transferring transitional knowledge and experience to countries and regions.
Recent donors are the European Commission and the governments of Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as other inter-governmental and private institutions.
For further information, please visit www.rec.org