News about climate (for) change

Building with nature in mind – publication & posters

This is our first publication on natural building in Albanian and Serbian languges. It can be downloaded for free here: DORACAK I NDËRTIMIT NATYRAL GRADNJA S PRIRODOM NA UMU Information posters on natural building produced by the volunteers of GAIA. Bellow you can find posters about natural building, natural insulation, Rocket Mass Heater, Straw bale…

Last calls for participants

Call for volunteers – SCI Germany, office in Bonn

Call for volunteers – SCI Germany, office in Bonn SCI Germany is looking for one volunteer from Kosovo to join its long-term project in the Bonn office. The volunteer will take part in the efforts for participants placement to workcamps, communication on social media, participation in activities of the organization, organization of workcamps, etc. The…

Stories from the ground

Reflection Podcasts

Reflection Podcasts  2020 marks the 10th anniversary of GAIA Kosovo and besides celebrating, we want to use this as an opportunity to reflect on topics that we hold dear. After ten years of activities and brainstormings on climate change, non-formal education, peace-building, friendship, volunteering or activism, we decided it was time to gather testimonies, stories,…

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.

Volunteering to give and receive – The story of Lorraine

Lorraine is a French volunteer who was part of the team in Imaginatorium, our non-formal education center in the Roma mahalla of Gracanica. She joined us through an ESC project between 2018 and 2019. It is a bit difficult finding the words to explain, describe these 8 months volunteering with GAIA Kosovo, but it has…

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
Erasmus+

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Volunteering to give and receive – The story of Lorraine

Lorraine is a French volunteer who was part of the team in Imaginatorium, our non-formal education center in the Roma mahalla of Gracanica. She joined us through an ESC project between 2018 and 2019. It is a bit difficult finding the words to explain, describe these 8 months volunteering with GAIA Kosovo, but it has…

Finding a path through volunteering – Ismael’s journey

Finding a path through volunteering – Ismael’s journey A few months after his arrival in Kosovo for his European Solidarity Corps (ESC) project in GAIA’s permaculture estate in Bozevce, Ismael wrote a short piece on how he was feeling there. We asked him to reflect again on the whole experience more than a year after…

FAQ on ESC for organizations

Applying for and obtaining the Quality Label Where do I start the process of accreditation? After creating a personal EU Login account (if you do not already have one), you will then need to register your organization in the Organization Registration System (ORS) here in order to fill in the whole application form (this guide…

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