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Together for Sharr! Bashkë për Sharri! Zajedno za Šaru!

We are happy to announce that GAIA is organizing “YOUTH BRE!” – a youth gathering from 11th – 15th of September 2019 in the ski resort of Brezovica/Brezovicë, Kosovo. YouthBRE is a small-scale, sustainable, educational and creative youth gathering in Brezovica/Brezovicë ski resort in Sharr Mountains, Kosovo which is supported by UNMIK. It gathers 30…

Last calls for participants

Rocket Stove Mass Heater – Do It Yourself workshop in Bozevce – 23-29 October

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS 23rd –  29th of October 2019 The workshop is open to maximum 10 participants from Kosovo and Balkans, who are interested in natural building, working with natural materials such as mud and straw and team work. The workshop will consist of theoretical part about natural building, energy efficiency especially heating system such…

Stories from the ground

There is No Such a Thing as Free Water

This is my third year returning to the National Park Sharr in the summer. Each time, I am picked up by a friend of GAIA at the foothills of the National Park close by the colossal walls of Narciss, a proud relic of the Yugoslav period. As the car climbs up the roughly 1700 meters…

Volunteering opportunities

GAIA organises and send volunteers to short term voluntary projects, commonly known as ‘workcamps’ and long term voluntary projects through different programs such as European Solidarity Corps or Weltwärts. A short term voluntary project is a unique form of volunteering, bringing together people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds to live and work together with local communities for a period of two to three weeks. A long term volunteering can last between 2 and 12 months. Though ESC program young people from Kosovo can take part in volunteering activities in any country of the EU, while Weltwärts program offers projects only in Germany. GAIA also hosts volunteers for short or long term periods in different programs around Kosovo. For more information get in touch with us.

Doing long term volunteering in Germany (Leotrime from Kosovo)

Volunteering with Friedenskreis Halle e.V. was more than just being abroad and working in one place of assignment. The whole experience was a learning process. It was a process of growing personally and professionally. This experience has helped me become more independent, more organized, self-confident, it has even changed my approach towards various things. No…

Slava ceremony in Draganac Monastery: A time to unite and celebrate

Draganac Monastery is this kind of place that you cannot describe with one sentence. The moment I arrived there, I felt different vibrations, between relaxation, spirituality and excitement. I arrived there on a Saturday afternoon to help settling the workcamp that GAIA Kosovo and the brotherhood of Draganac organize every year for Slava, a celebration…

Our main programs

GAIA has five main programs related to social and environmental justice, education and peace. We are present in Gracanica with educational program in Roma mahalla, in Mitrovica with environmental peace building program, and in Bozevce with permaculture program. Climate change program and volunteering program cover the whole territory of Kosovo and beyond.

SCI Workcamps

Volunteering all over Kosovo and the world

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Imaginatorium

Educational program in Roma mahalla in Gracanica

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Peacebuilding program

in Mitrovica with local partners

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Permaculture

Education and volunteering program in Bozevce

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Our Partners and Donors

Creating educational and empowering programs like ours requires a lot of resources. A significant part of the support that allows our work to happen comes from diverse donor organizations. Thank you especially to our strategic donors, who help us develop innovative programs for Kosovo people.

European Union Office in Kosovo
Balkan Green Foundation
INDEP
KCSF
Norwegian Embassy
Swiss Embassy Kosovo
French Embassy Kosovo
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Rocket Stove Mass Heater – Do It Yourself workshop in Bozevce – 23-29 October

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS 23rd –  29th of October 2019 The workshop is open to maximum 10 participants from Kosovo and Balkans, who are interested in natural building, working with natural materials such as mud and straw and team work. The workshop will consist of theoretical part about natural building, energy efficiency especially heating system such…

There is No Such a Thing as Free Water

This is my third year returning to the National Park Sharr in the summer. Each time, I am picked up by a friend of GAIA at the foothills of the National Park close by the colossal walls of Narciss, a proud relic of the Yugoslav period. As the car climbs up the roughly 1700 meters…

The diary of destruction! Streams of the Sharri Mountains

Two beautiful streams inside the Sharr National Park are being destroyed int the name of renewable, clean and green energy. We are witnessing the horrible acts of immoral actions approved by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and realized by Matkos group, member of CSR Network. 19th of September 2019 18th of September 2019…

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