Dear colleague in sustainable development,
We are proud to present you the second volume of our Green Agenda Newsletter. The Newsletter provides information on ongoing activities, upcoming events and success stories in and from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia concerning local sustainable development. In each Newsletter we will also highlight an aspect of the methodology used for these local processes, the Green Agenda method. These processes are coordinated by 19 local partner NGOs, 6 trainers groups and Milieukontakt International. At the moment, 20 communities around the Western Balkans are involved. These communities are all very different in many aspects, but they all have committed inhabitants and local authorities that are willing to invest time and energy into a better future that preserves and improves local natural and cultural-historical values. Another special and shared feature of these communities is that the local stakeholders are in fact the motor in the formulation of a joint strategy and action plan as well as their implementation. They have truly embraced the Green Agenda method as developed by Milieukontakt International over the last decade.
We hope you will find the Newsletter Green Agenda of interest for your work or voluntary occupation, and invite you to share it with whomever you think would also be interested. Please do let us know if you have any questions or suggestions concerning our programme “Green Agenda in the Western Balkans” or this Newsletter. You can find our contacts at page 4 of the Newsletter.
written by Nenad
First Regional Skill Share Seminar (RSSS1) took place in Struga (Macedonia) from 13 till 15 June 2008. Representatives from all 18 NGOs, trainers, local coordinators, coordinator of Green Agenda Macedonia platform and Milieukontakt team were present.
During this seminar perticipants presented their communities and NGOs, updated each other on Green Agenda activities in their communities, discussed urgent and important issues (during the Open Space sessions), participated in fundraising training and made action plans of national and regional activities.
To download the report of this seminar, please, click below:
Peport RSSS1 Struga MK
written by sofiya \\ tags: Balkans, Green Agenda, Green Agenda in Balkans, Meeting, RSSS1, Training
On 21-23 of March in Shkodra was held the EU workshop with the theme Water Framework Directive.
For the first time NGOs from all 6 countries were present in a regional event.
for more information please download the report
written by mazrekuv \\ tags: EU Workshop, regional activity
Two days event: workshop on Information and Communication Technology (joint workshop for GA NGO representatives from B&H, Montenegro, and Serbia), and Action Planning (relevant for GA NGO representatives from Montenegro and Serbia) will take place in Tivat (Montenegro) on 10-12 of April.
Representatives of NGOs from Montenegro, Bosnia&Herzegovina and Serbia will be present as well as local coordinators.
From Milieukontakt Sofiya Lukyanchuk and Chris van den Sanden will be present.
Report of the ICT workshop can be downloaded here:
Report of ICT workshop in Montenegro
written by sofiya \\ tags: Action Planning, ICT, report
On 10 March 2008, over 55 Rugova community stakeholders met together for the first time with NGO ERA group to identify their community’s values and to form working groups as part of the Green Agenda process in Kosovo. The participants welcomed the Green Agenda process in their community, and remarked that this is the first time in their history that the Rugova community has been asked collectively to be a part of any strategic process. By the end of the First Stakeholder Meeting, the participants had integrated each and every value identified into four specific working groups. This meeting was covered by the TV, radio and newspaper correspondents.
The Rugova Community is made up of 13 villages in Western Kosovo (Peja Municipality) on the border with Montenegro. This rural mountainous region is characterized by a steep gorge with a river running through it, and high biodiversity. It currently a focal point for a future trans-boundary protected area between Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania.
written by Ellen Frank \\ tags: Kosovo, Rugova, Stakeholder Meeting, Values
Me daten 08.12.2007 u mbajt trajnimi mbi faqen comtare – kosovare te grinagjendes ne Pogradec SHQIPERI.
written by Jeton \\ tags: ICT, POGRADEC
The group from Kosovo has meet other two groups from Albania and Macedonia on meetihg in Pogradec. On this meeting we made better connection with other groups and change some opinions.
written by Jasmin
This two days event combining ICT workshop and NGO meeting will be held in Pogradeci (Albania) on 8-9th of December. Representatives of NGOs from Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo as well as representatives of Milieukontakt International in Amsterdam and in Albania will be present.
On the first day (8th of December) ICT workshop will take place. Green Agenda Network international web site will be presented and launched. Country teams will work on the national web sites that will be launched after the workshop.
Second day ( 9th of December) will be dedicated to planning of activities of the next period. Albanian and Kosovar NGOs will be present.
written by sofiya \\ tags: ICT, website, workshop
The manual ”Green Agenda in Croatia: Theory and Practice” is the first comprehensive Milieukontakt manual on the Green Agenda method. It is based on the experiences gained while implementing Green Agenda processes in 8 communities in Croatia.
This manual has now been translated into Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian languages and will serve as a guideline for implementation of the planned Green Agenda processes in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Albanian translation: Green Agenda in Croatia – Albanian translation
Bosnian translation: Green Agenda in Croatia – Bosnian translation
Macedonian translation: Green Agenda in Croatia – Macedonian translation
Montenegrin translation: Green Agenda in Croatia – Montenegrin translation
Serbian translation: Green Agenda in Croatia – Serbian translation
written by suzanne \\ tags: Green Agenda method