Milieukontakt International recently started its new four-year programme in the Western Balkans called “Joining Forces for a Sustainable Future in the Western Balkans”, in short Green Agenda in the Western Balkans. Besides Bosnia and Herzegovina , the programme will be implemented in Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. The project started on 9 February 2007 and will end on 31 December 2010.
The goal of the programme is to contribute to democratisation processes, sustainable development and stability in the Western Balkan through development and implementation of Green Agendas: a participatory method to develop sustainable development strategies and action plans on the local level with active involvement of the local population, NGOs, local government and business. A Green Agenda is not only an action plan but actual implementation of the Green Agenda is an important and essential element in the programme. Milieukontakt has positive experiences with the implementation of the Green Agenda method in Croatia, Romania, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan.
At this moment Milieukontakt is looking for NGOs that are interested in setting up a Green Agenda process in their community (or a (nearby) community with which they already have good contacts). Milieukontakt will offer support and advice on how to set up a Green Agenda in close cooperation with a team of trainers and will also offer several possibilities for the Green Agenda NGOs to get in touch with each other and support each other where possible and necessary. This way we hope to set up a network of Green Agenda NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
With this Call for Tender we invite NGOs to apply. The first step in the selection procedure is the pre-selection of 8 NGOs for the Green Agenda workshop which will be held on 09, 10 AND 11 November 2007. Finally, we can only select 3 NGOs. The second step in the selection procedure will be done after the workshop and on basis of criteria, questionnaire and application for the workshop 3 NGOs will be selected to implement the Green Agenda in their community. The selection process is expected to be finalised in the beginning of December 2007.
If you are interested to be involved in the project in and to lead the Green Agenda process in your community we kindly ask you to fill out the questionnaire and application form and send it by e-mail on the TWO e-mail addresses mentioned below. You can find the questionnaire and the application form and other details on the website of Milieukontakt International: www.milieukontakt.nl (go to the page of Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Deadline for sending in the questionnaire and the applicaton form: October 18th 2007, 17.00 hrs.
Please note that this deadline will be used strictly. All the questionnaires and applications that we receive AFTER the deadline will not be taken into consideration. Any questionnaire and application that will not include all information requested will also not be taken into consideration.
Leila Haskić, local project manager – e-mail: email@example.com
Rita van Keulen, Project manager Green Agenda project – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org