The Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG) is the leading research and testing institute of its kind in Slovenia. It is a state-owned, independent, impartial and nonprofit organization. The main activities of ZAG include: a) fundamental and applied research in the fields of building materials and structures, b) development of new methods of testing and measurement, c) certification and attestation of conformity of products, materials and executed works, d) training of research and technical staff in particular technical fields, e) participation in the preparation of technical codes and standards. Currently, ZAG has 220 staff employed, including more than 110 experts with university education or higher degrees.
One of the important programmes of ZAG’s activity is environmental research, especially in the field of waste recycling, circular economy and soil and water remediation. Over the last 15 years ZAG has participated in more than 70 projects funded from the EU’s 4th to 7th FP’s and H2020, including coordination of three LIFE projects: LIFE ReBirth (LIFE10 INF/SI/138), LIFE RusaLCA (LIFE12 ENV/SI/1000443) and currently on-going LIFE HIDAQUA (LIFE18 ENV/SI/000673). ZAG is member of EIT RawMaterials, the largest community on raw materials, with outreach in ESEE region (ZAG is establishing member of Regional HUB RC ADRIA). Their role in the project will be support with the know-how and experiences in certification, attestation and environmental monitoring, including evaluation of environmental, social and economic impacts, as well as training and dissemination of ETV, especially in SE Europe.
Name and Surname:
Alenka Mauko Pranjić
+386 51 690 478
Head of Department for Materials
Institute for Ecology of
Industrial Areas, Katowice, Poland
|This project has received funding from the European Union’s LIFE Programme and is co-financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Managment, Poland and the Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary|