All countries: ENV.net training programme
Distance learning courses:
a) "Fundraising for CSOs", the new ENV.net course about fundraising for CSOs. Next e-trainings: 8th - 22nd June 2016
b) "CSOs activism and participation", the ENV.net course on how to develop an advocacy and lobbying strategy and to influence the decision making process: Next e-trainings: 13th - 27th June 2016
c) â€œSocial media, Activism and participationâ€, The ENV.net course on social media (read more): Next e-trainings: 7th - 21st June 2016.
d) â€œGet funding from the European Unionâ€: the course developed by ENV.net regards the EU as resource partner (read more). Next e-trainings: 1st - 15th June 2016
To take part, interested participants should first register to the ENV.net e-learning platform here and then choose the course to attend from the "course catalogue". Further inquiries about the course may be sent to email@example.com (or click here).
In-country news: ENV.net in action
ENV.net team in Albania together with Center for Research, Cooperation and Development in Vlora, in the frame of the joint activity â€œMy Natural Resourcesâ€ organized on 13th and 24th May an awareness activity with students of â€œJani Mingaâ€ School in Vlora and "Ali Asllani" high School. The focus of the activities were to inform the students about the importance and values of the natural recourse in Vlora region, especially in areas of high environmental values importance, as Marine and Coastal Park of Sazan â€“ Karaburun, National Park of Llogora, Narta Lagoon (Ramsar site), Velca caves, etc. For more information, click here
ENV.net team in Albania together with Institute of Environmental Policy NGOs took part in the Environmental NGO Fair organized by the Municipality of Tirana on 22nd May. The aim of the open activity was a way to introduce to the wider community the work developed so far by the environmental NGOs operating in the country, and also to encourage further collaboration between partners (read more
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:
With aim to provide a forum for discussion on human security issues, recently a topic so much relevant in the Balkans and Turkey and the EU, Ch4hs (Citizensâ€™ Network for Human Security) organised a two-day event
, that was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. The main topics included issues of human (in)security, dynamics of globalisation and policies of securitisation, as well as discussions on other pending human security issues deemed important by the participants to the forum, like small arms, environment, education, social polarisation, networking etc.
Cn4hs project, implemented in four Balkan countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo) and Turkey, plus Bulgaria is established and supported under the EU FPA programme.
Representatives of ENV.net team from Macedonia, together with more then 70 representatives from Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Turkey, France and Greece (members of Ch4hs network, funded via the EU FPA programme) participated in this two-day event. The event provided a forum for meeting, discussions and exchange of information and experience among the participants.
Additionally, it gave us an opportunity to point to the right to a safe, healthy and ecologically-balanced environment as a human right in itself, as relevant for the voice of citizens when dealing with human security matters.
At the end of the event participants signed a joint statement to formally establish an expanded Citizensâ€™ Network for Human Security (cn4hs) active in addressing the challenges for human security in the Balkans and Turkey and to cooperate, advocate and promote solutions to these challenges.
Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99):
Initiative â€œLetâ€™s clean Kosovaâ€ on 24th May organized its cleaning campaign in the entire Kosovo. This initiative is a citizen initiative that deals with activities for protecting the environment in Kosovo, addressing environmental problems and organizing cleaning actions. â€œLetâ€™s clean Kosovaâ€ is part of a global â€œLet's Do It Worldâ€ that is present in 110 countries in the World.
In order to mark this important day, more than 60.000 volunteers in 30 Municipalities were engaged in order to eliminate 147 illegal dumping sites and other garbage filled areas. More than 5.000 tons of garbage resulted to be collected during a one-day activity.