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ERA Summer Camps in Rugova

ERA has organized youth summer camps in Rugova with environmental theme since 2009. Year by year, ERA’s summer camps have become increasingly popular. Peek into the previous years' camps...

Rugova Summer Camps 2012

In addition to the environmental education activities offered at Haxhi Zeka’s Mill mentioned above, we have seen ERA’s summer camps become increasingly popular. It has not been possible for us to offer enough camps to meet the demand of Peja (and surrounding region’s) youth. While in the project there are only 3 camps per year, for 2012 ERA decided to
offer more camps for shorter days. So rather than 3 camps, ERA was able to offer 5 camps for primary age school children reaching more than 60 children and
youth. We additionally organized 3 trainings or exchanges for high school or university age youth during the summer months. This led to an extremely busy
summer for both staff and volunteers, not to mention with the other ongoing

For 2012 ERA offered 5 camps for primary age school children reaching more than 60 children and youth. Additionally 3 trainings or exchanges were organized for high school or university age youth during the summer months. 

Five summer camps, three nights – four days each, were implemented starting at the beginning of July 2012. Most of the camps were with students from Peja, mostly attending Ramiz Sadiku, the primary school across the street from Haxhi Zeka’s Mill. The camps were for 10 participants each, with one camp having 13 participants. All camps were held in Hajla, Rugova and were lead by various ERA senior staff and Green Team volunteers.

"The camps went very well. All goals were realized and achieved; the participants have a newfound appreciation for the mountains, and by the end, cooperated well as a team. Even some of the older boys who did not get along at first, became good friends in just the few days at camp." - ERA's Green Team volunteer- 

Rugova Summer Camps 2011 

Summer 2011 was a busy one with camps - three summer camps were organized as part of the initiative "Sustainable Alpine Development in Bjeshkët e Nemuna". The camps took place in Hajla. Prior the summer camps, ERA volunteers participated in outdoor skills & leadership training. 

In addition to camping, hiking and games and educational activities such as mapping, the beautiful setting of Hajla inspired participants to create nature art and connect to the nature through various senses.

Rugova Summer Camps 2010 

In 2010, ERA organized two 5-day multi-ethnic summer camps in the village of Reka e Allages, in cooperation with The Ideas Partnership and Balkans Peace Park Project. 30 participants aged 9 to 16 participated in games, hikes, orienteering, photography - and "citizenship sessions" where in small groups they developed their own small projects to carry forward ideas they had learned in camps. 

Rugova Summer Camp 2009

This year's summer camp was held in Hajla, Rugova with 25 participating youth from the local community in Peja.  The camp was a joint effort with our friends and partner, Marimangat of Peja – a rock climbing organization and one of the biggest youth groups in this region of Kosova.  Over the course of the 3 day camp, the participants traveled into the Rugova where they camped at the foot of Hajla Peak which is located on the border with Montenegro.  The program focused on learning about sustainable mountaineering practices, team building, and providing an opportunity for youth to enjoy the natural heritage that often goes undiscovered despite the proximity of Peja to the Rugova region. 

Rugova Summer Camp Newsletter

               By Virtyt(Tyti) Morina, Marimangat e Pejes

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Application Package for ERA's small grants scheme

Guidelines (Albanian)
Forms (Albanian)

Deadline 6 April 2012


Call for Capacity Building Program within Rural Initiatives Granting Scheme

26-28 January 2012
Hotel Dukagjini, Peja


INFO PACKET (Albanian)

APKLIKIMI (Albanian)

Deadline Friday 20 January 2012 


Call for Training Course

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


Invitation (Albanian)

Application (Albanian) 

Deadline Wed. 26 October 2011


Call for Youth Exchange

EKOsovo - 8-15 August 2011

Cross-border Kosovo/Montenegro

Download Application here

Deadline Thursday 4 August 2011


Call for Green Team
group of young volunteers

Download Call and Application
(in Albanian)

Application Deadline

29 May 2011


DesignIt! Logo Competition
Sustainable Mountains Education Center 

Download Call in
English and Albanian

Logo Submission Deadline:

29 April 2011


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


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


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!!!!


Glocal Europe Kosova

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