In February 2007 the program Green Agenda in The Western Balkans began with the intention to develop Green Agenda processes in at least 12 communities in 6 countries. Nobody knew if this process would work in a region so much affected by recent conflicts. The big question was: Are local citizens in the region capable of cooperation outside their own circle and can they look at the future based on values developed in the past?
Now, 4 years later, a Green Agenda document has been adopted in 16 communities, and 7 more have gone through the process of development of Green Agenda documents. Local citizens have worked together to define values and develop pilot projects within a strategy based on these values. In each country local project managers, platforms, trainers and local working groups have been, and still are, committed to support the development of a true participative democracy of which Green Agenda is one of the most advanced, bottom up, approaches.
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Green Agenda on the Western Balkans