The Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (IEP-NRI) is a governmental institute founded in 1986. The main area of activity of IEP-NRI is to develop scientific and technical basis for environmental protection in Poland. The Institute carries out research in the field of environmental policy, waste management, environmental impact assessment, air and climate protection, landscape and natural resources conservation, land and soil restoration, water protection and wastewater treatment and sewage sludge processing.
In addition, IEP-NRI provides training for industry, local and regional administration and students. Employees of IEP-NRI work in high schools and universities.
IEP-NRI participated in the development, testing and dissemination of innovative VET models and training toolkits and in the development of a professional qualification and training framework for solid waste facilities’ managers.
IEP-NRI has successfully implemented a number of international projects in environmental protection, waste management and education.