The Balkan Forum (The BF)

Summary of the project

The project aims to promote environmental sustainability and mitigate climate change in four municipalities of Kosovo: Ferizaj, Fushë Kosovë, Graçanicë and Mitrovica. Over a period of 12 months, the project aims to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, resources and networking that will enable young people and students from different social groups to research, explore and test innovative solutions to tackle environmental challenges and the transition to a circular economy.


Project goals

General goal is to improve treatment of environmental challenges and the transition towards a circular economy in Kosovo, through increased involvement and enhanced skills of various interest groups. The specific objectives are a network of 60 young people, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics, and NGOs from Kosovo to implement innovative and tailored solutions for climate change, environmental challenges, and the transition towards a circular economy, for the benefit of citizens in 4 municipalities of the country and beyond.


Target groups and beneficiaries

60 young people from different affiliations in 4 municipalities of Kosovo have acquired skills and resources to develop innovative solutions for climate change, environmental challenges and the transition towards a circular economy.
Citizens of the 4 municipalities where the young participants will implement their projects (1 for each of the 4 municipalities) are more aware of their roles and responsibilities regarding the environment and regional economy.
NGOs, businesses, educational institutions and local authorities of 4 municipalities have access to a multidisciplinary network (ToKeQark network) where they can exchange good practices, develop projects together and support youth initiatives.


Main activities

esearch on Innovation and scanning/mapping;
Capacity building, Training and building network of project participants;
Implementation of Youth Initiatives;
Circular Economy Campaigns;
Establishing a scholarship program for innovation, green future and education for peace.