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Eight Municipalities and National Parks Selected for Nature Protection Grant Scheme

A total of eight applicants representing a diverse group of municipalities and national parks have been selected to receive grants of EUR 200,000 – 400,000 for nature protection projects as part of a…  


Despite some progress, Marginalized Roma community still most excluded in Western Balkans

More marginalized Roma girls and boys are attending compulsory education in the Western Balkans than ever before. However, when compared to their non-Roma neighbours, Roma people face twice as high…  


World Water Day 2018: The Answer Is In Nature

More than 100 people attended a novel ‘tweet-up’ event in Skopje to raise public awareness about the importance of water and the value of adopting nature-based solutions to solve the challenges…  


17 Municipalities and NGOs Selected for Nature Protection Grant Scheme

The project aims to improve nature protection and to promote sustainable use of natural resources while increasing the capacity of management authorities of protected areas, local self-governments and…  


Six municipalities selected for Swiss-funded program to strengthen local democracy

Municipal councilors from the six selected municipalities will received targeted training and support to help ensure that municipal budgets are planned and spent in line with citizen expectations, and…  


Five Municipalities Selected for Civil Society Grant Programme

The initiative is part of a regional program that was pioneered in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has now been expanded to cover all the Western Balkan countries. It aims to strengthen cooperation between…  


Empowering Municipal Councils: A Fresh Start for Local Democracy

Newly elected council members need to understand their responsibilities to their constituencies and often need to develop new skills to fulfill their new roles, particular in terms of translating…  


“They erase us, like we don’t exist”: LGBTI people tell of struggle and resilience in the Western Balkans

Recounting tales of suffering, discrimination and violence, as well as triumph and resilience, the diverse cast of OutSpoken explain how their identities shape all aspects of their lives, from family…  


Building Back Better the Lipa Dam

Rather than simply rebuild what was there before, the programme applies a “build back better” approach to maximize resilience to future floods and mitigate the risk of floods in the most vulnerable…  


A fresh start for the Balkans: Democratic renewal and environmental recovery

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will deliver the keynote speech for a panel discussion at Columbia University in New York this week entitled “A fresh start for the Balkans: Democratic renewal and…  

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