Environmentally Responsible Action group 

ERA

10 years!

Learning about the Balkans


Kosovo is located in South Eastern Europe and is bordered by Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia.  With the geopolitical events that have unfolded in this region over the past decade, Kosovo has been shrouded by conflict and portrayed by the media only in light of the events that peaked during 1999. Ten years later, Kosovo has emerged as a land rich in its environmental and cultural heritage.  Throughout history this region has remained a crossroads and the political shifts that have affected Kosovo have left many remarkable monuments to be discovered by those who visit. 


Peja is a located in the Dukagjini Valley of western Kosovo.  The municipality is home to just under 200,000 inhabitants, various natural resources, and a rich cultural heritage. The region of Rugova Mountains (Bjeshkët e Nemuna) is located just 3 kilometers to the west of Peja.  The natural wealth of this region includes caves, high peaks, waterfalls, opportunities for rock climbing, and the River Lumbardh, which runs from Rugova down through the city of Peja.  Cultural sites include Haxhi Zeka's mill, the Patriarch at Pec, the Ethnographical Museum, Turkish Baths, and a number of other memorials reflecting the development of this region from antiquity through the present. 


Some useful links . . .

The links included below are just a few of many that can be used to learn more about the the history of the Balkans and present day Kosovo.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding other informational resources, travel, accomodations, or opportunities to explore in this region

Interactive Map of Kosovo                        

               http://encarta.msn.com/map_701513778/kosovo.html

 

Background and Facts

               http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/3524092.stm
               https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kv.html

Government

              UN Mission in Kosovo               http://www.unmikonline.org/

              Kosovo Government Portal        http://www.ks-gov.net/portal/eng.htm

 

Local News

              New Kosov@ Report                 http://www.newkosovareport.com/        

              Balkan Insights                         http://balkaninsight.com/       

 

Investing in Koso@

              IPAK                                      http://www.invest-ks.org/?cid=2,4

              ECIKS                                    http://www.eciks.org/english/index.php


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Green Team 2013

Application

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Application Package for ERA's small grants scheme

Guidelines (Albanian)
Forms (Albanian)

Deadline 6 April 2012

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Call for Capacity Building Program within Rural Initiatives Granting Scheme

26-28 January 2012
Hotel Dukagjini, Peja

Downloads:

INFO PACKET (Albanian)

APKLIKIMI (Albanian)

Deadline Friday 20 January 2012 

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Call for Training Course

EKOsovo - 28-30 October 2011
Hotel Magra, Boge, Rugova

Downloads:

Invitation (Albanian)

Application (Albanian) 

Deadline Wed. 26 October 2011

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Call for Youth Exchange

EKOsovo - 8-15 August 2011

Cross-border Kosovo/Montenegro

Download Application here

Deadline Thursday 4 August 2011

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Call for Green Team
group of young volunteers

Download Call and Application
(in Albanian)

Application Deadline

29 May 2011

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DesignIt! Logo Competition
Sustainable Mountains Education Center 

Download Call in
English and Albanian

Logo Submission Deadline:

29 April 2011

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Call for Short-Term Experts

Download Terms of References for:

Interior/Exterior Design Expert

Energy Efficiency Expert

Deadline to make offers:

Monday 4 April 2011

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Part-time Job Opportunity in ERA as part of the EU-funded project "EKOsovo - Development through Biodiversity"

Download PDF for details on job description and how to apply

Application Deadline 11 March 2011

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ERA office (Korza @ King's) temporarily closed, as we move to our new space.

Details coming soon!!!

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We are pleased to announce the official launch of a new ERA project to establish a
Sustainable Mountains
Education Center
in Peja!

Our project is funded through a Sida-SNV forestry project.

Details coming soon!!!!

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Glocal Europe Kosova

Congratulations to Fiona Beqiri both the Kosova campaign photo contest winner, and international photo contest campaign winner!