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Teo Čolan

Teo Čolan

Expert in the field of waste management

Teo graduated from the University of Zagreb’s Veterinary Faculty in 1993. He has worked as a salesman, field veterinarian, head of the veterinary service, and director of VS Dvor d.o.o., where he has been a senior expert advisor for the establishment of a system of animal identification and monitoring in traffic in the veterinary department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia since 2007.

He participated in the negotiations for the Republic of Croatia’s accession to the European Union as a specialist. He has worked at the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund since 2009. As Assistant Director, he implemented several measures to improve the special waste management system. He has been an advisor to the Director of the Fund for Climate Change, ESG, and Waste Management since 2011.

Participated in numerous domestic and international veterinary medicine, environmental protection, and energy efficiency conferences, seminars, and educations. He is involved in several international projects. Teo is also the author and co-author of several professional waste management papers, as well as a waste management paper reviewer. He is a lecturer and assistant in the courses “Waste Management” and “Green Logistics” at Velika Gorica University since 2015.

In 2019, he passed the Project Manager exam at the Special Skills Academy Ltd. in London, which was funded by EU funds. He graduated from Shaw Academy Dublin in Ireland with a Professional Diploma in Leadership & Management, EQF Level 5. Furthermore, in 2022, Teo completed his education and got a Professional Certificate in INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS (ISB®), Level I Advisor exam, which was organized by the International Association for Sustainable Economy, Putney Hill, London. He is currently pursuing Level II, Specialist certification.

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