Social cooperative Humana Nova
Social cooperative Humana Nova, Croatia
The social cooperative Humana Nova is a non-profit eco-social enterprise engaged in the management of textile waste and the production and sale of high-quality innovative textile products made from recycled and new ecological materials in domestic and foreign markets. It encourages the employment of people with disabilities and other marginalized groups and invests all its profits in business development, new jobs, and community development.
PLANTida, the eco-festival
Udruga PLANTaža, Croatia
The PLANTida festival was initiated last summer (2021). We have the long-term vision to create a legendary two-day eco-festival, a yearly event for the community, where we only ask for a sustainable behavior during the event and in general, in return. So, PLANTida is a kind of incentive, a call to action to the local community regarding ecological responsibility. Everyone is welcome, there's no specific target group but no plastic is allowed.
Dinara back to LIFE – Management planning and restoration of Dinara dry grasslands to save biodiversity and support sustainable development
Association Biom, Croatia
Developing the preconditions for sustainable dry grassland management and the recognition of the Dinaric region ́s nature as a relevant factor in the quality of life of the local population.
Kick-starting systemic climate education in Croatia
Association Tatavaka, Croata
Our team of professionals and volunteers develops new and adapts the best available international climate change education tools. We bring them to the Croatian formal and informal learning environments with the aim of inciting climate action manifested as concrete, compassionate and urgent changes of lifestyles, public policy choices and career choices. We unite educators from across Croatia to share their expertise and experience relevant to climate action with students and teachers.
On the sunny side
Green Energy Cooperative, Croatia
“On the sunny side” is a support service for citizens, namely homeowners, interested in installing a PV system for self-consumption. The service offers citizens professional support every step of the way to the realization of a small solar power plant, in collaboration with local partners - proven Croatian equipment manufacturers, installers and project designers. Citizens leave their contact information on the official project website and the cooperative ́s team of experts contacts interested citizens (via mail or the “Sunny telephone”) within 24 hours to check the conditions and profitability of the PV system, referring them to the procedure for access to joint procurement and professional support in the realization of a small solar power plant. The support includes complete coordination of the collection of the necessary documentation, creation of a project solution, obtaining permits, and procuring quality equipment and installation, in cooperation with verified system contractors.
Climate talks
Terra Hub, Croatia
Climate Talks is a 30-minute radio show that airs every other Sunday on (102.5 FM) and is published on an online podcast / audio platform, mixcloud. It is the first thematic radio show about people and climate in Croatia. The show brings together local and international experts and practitioners to share their experience and knowledge about the causes and consequences of climate change, the impact of climate on our daily lives, good practices and solutions, and important events related to climate. The goal of the show is to inform and educate citizens about aspects of climate change and their role in it, but also to popularize the science, to raise awareness of the urgency of action and help needed to reduce the effects of climate change.
Green and Blue Guidelines - a manual for sustainable development for youth organizations
National Youth Council of Slovenia, Slovenia
The goal of our project is to write a compact and practical manual for youth organizations, in which we provide concrete suggestions on how to make specific parts of typical daily operations more sustainable. The handbook focuses on specific topics - energy, transport, water, waste, and food. Each chapter begins with an overview of the current situation supported by facts and figures, followed by suggestions for actions to be taken. The manual ends with a chapter on the sustainable organization of events.
Protein for food & animal feed from insects
GoBeyond, Kosova
Our goal is to research and learn how to grow insects for food and animal feed on a large scale, to turn them into products for farmers, food and feed-producers and integrate local farmers to decentralize the market. With this project we are introducing a new and sustainable agricultural segment in the Western Balkans and initiating a public discourse on the future of food production and consumption that contributes to the health of our environment.
Together for better climate in Montenegro
NGO Green Home, Montenegro
Our overall objective is to empower civil society in the Montenegro to influence the EU approximation process by increasing public participation in climate change decision-making. Project partners will actively participate in consultation processes related to policy design, development and implementation of the climate change regulatory framework. During these months of project implementation, project partners, in cooperation with wider network of CSOs in Montenegro, will take an active role in the process of preparation and adoption of several important documents in the field of climate change, such as the law on climate protection, the Third National Communication to UNFCCC and the national strategy for low carbon emissions. This will be accomplished by developing comments and recommendations for the drafting and improvement of these documents, and by participating in the public hearing process for the adoption and finalization of these documents. Through the organization of a consultative stakeholder meeting and a climate change conference, the civil sector will broaden and deepen the dialogue with 2/5 national and local governments and other national stakeholders on the establishment of a legal framework to further align with the EU climate change legislation. This overall objective will be additionally achieved through public campaigns on climate change carried out by partner NGOs and through the engagement of NGOs in policy dialogue. Finally, we plan to achieve this overall objective and improve the environment for civil activism and state-civil society dialogue at national levels by engaging NGOs into dialogue with other national stakeholders like business associations, experts and the media.
Environment and climate operative friends
COSPE- Cooperation for Development of Emerging Countries, Albania
The proposed project contributes to strengthening the capacities of civil society organizations in the fields of environment and climate change, enhancing their role as competent, transparent, effective and accountable civil society actors, and improving interaction with state/public institutions in order to contribute to EU-related policy-making in these sectors, in the North of Albania in the prefectures of Shkodra and Lezha and in the prefecture of Berat in the South of Albania. On the one hand, the activities are focused on increasing the involvement of civil society organizations and relevant stakeholders with expertise in the fields of environment and climate change, in the process of planning acquis transposition, policy change and institutional restructuring. This will be achieved, through trainings for CSOs on networking and advocacy in the fields of environment and climate change, capacity building in public institutions on democracy and participatory processes, consultation tables between public institutions and CSOs on environmental and climate change policies. In addition, public institutions will be supported in the preparation of national regulations based on the new law on civil protection. On the other hand, the activities will help to improve the interaction and dialogue between CSOs and other relevant stakeholders in the context of accession negotiations, as well as their capacity to monitor the process of the European integration process through participation in the ‘European Integration Platform of Partnership’. For this purpose various activities are planned, such as capacity building for public institutions and CSOs regarding the implementation of the EU environmental and climate change acquis, awareness campaigns for citizens regarding climate change and disaster risk reduction, pilot actions in rural areas on climate vulnerability and capacity assessment, disaster risk reduction and participatory climate change adaptation to disseminate information, raise awareness among local actors and the general public, train and mobilize local grass roots organizations and advocate on environment and climate change.