Environmentally Responsible Action group 

ERA

15 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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Peja, Kosova            

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Open positions in ERA:

Environmental Education Assistants (2)

Download Job Responsibilites below:

 - Center & School programs:

 - Summer Camps.

Apply by 16th May 2018

Application details here

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Application for Volunteers 

ERA opens the first call for volunteers for 2018, for all interested 16-30 year olds.

Link for application and more details:

https://goo.gl/u5QbfY

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ERA group wins the 2017 FIDES award for philanthropy in the field of environment

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