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Open call for an educator in Gracanica (20h/week)

Call for an educator in Gracanica (20h/week) From October 2021 until March 2022 Description of the organization: GAIA is an organization working for social and environmental justice in Kosovo. We want to work towards peace through engaging in reconciliation by creating spaces and opportunities where people from various backgrounds can meet, talk, listen to and…

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Western Balkan Youth Participation Ideas Lab

The Western Balkan Youth Participation ideas lab, which took place in Podgorica from the 2nd to the 5th of December, was an incomparably rich and insightful event, which, thanks to GAIA Kosovo, I had the opportunity and pleasure of attending. The event gathered youths and youth workers from across the Western Balkans (WB) together to…

Stories from the ground

Western Balkan Youth Participation Ideas Lab

The Western Balkan Youth Participation ideas lab, which took place in Podgorica from the 2nd to the 5th of December, was an incomparably rich and insightful event, which, thanks to GAIA Kosovo, I had the opportunity and pleasure of attending. The event gathered youths and youth workers from across the Western Balkans (WB) together to…

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.

International long-term voluntary services in Halle & surrounding with Friedenskreis Halle e.V.

For several years, our partner organisation Friedenskreis Halle e.V. has been organizing long-term international voluntary services. In the process of hosting international volunteers in Germany they operate as coordinatingorganization. In order to realize the program they cooperate with different sending organizations from abroad and with different places of assignment in Halle and surrounding. They host…

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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Western Balkan Youth Participation Ideas Lab

The Western Balkan Youth Participation ideas lab, which took place in Podgorica from the 2nd to the 5th of December, was an incomparably rich and insightful event, which, thanks to GAIA Kosovo, I had the opportunity and pleasure of attending. The event gathered youths and youth workers from across the Western Balkans (WB) together to…

International long-term voluntary services in Halle & surrounding with Friedenskreis Halle e.V.

For several years, our partner organisation Friedenskreis Halle e.V. has been organizing long-term international voluntary services. In the process of hosting international volunteers in Germany they operate as coordinatingorganization. In order to realize the program they cooperate with different sending organizations from abroad and with different places of assignment in Halle and surrounding. They host…

First steps for a change – An ESC testimony from Valentina in Krško, Slovenia

First steps for a change – An ESC testimony from Valentina in Krško, Slovenia A journey is best measured in friends, memories, people we meet, the time we spend and acts we do rather than the miles along the way. And all these journeys start from small steps that we are afraid to take, but…

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