About GAIA Kosovo

We do not have a ‘dreamy’ vision of future because of its sheer impossibility to face the extensive crisis of today that confronts us with the collapse of the planet and human societies. Nevertheless, our aim is to work towards systematic change in society, which, eventually might enable us to have a vision of sustainable life of humanity in peaceful coexistence with all forms of life on this planet in the closer future. We are joining the global movement for regenerating society from its roots, acting locally in Kosovo and Balkan region.

GAIA’s Mission

GAIA’s mission is to work towards peace, social and environmental justice by being an example for alternative and regenerative ways of living.

GAIA’s Objectives

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 develop understanding for each other. We envision to restore and create new relationships not only between people but also between people and nature.

We want to achieve social justice by making injustice and systematic discrimination visible, through empowering vulnerable and marginalized communities and providing equitable opportunities.

We are working on a local, grassroot level to restore communities based on earth care, people care and fair share.

GAIA’s activities

GAIA is carrying on the following types of activities:

  • community based programs
  • international workcamps
  • LTV – long term volunteering projects
  • local actions and campaigns
  • youth exchanges and youth gatherings
  • non-formal education
  • small festivals, storytelling events, presentations
  • publications and movie production

GAIA was founded in 2010 in Plemetina, Kosovo. GAIA Kosovo is the offical branch of Service Civil International (SCI), one of the world’s largest international volunteering organizations founded in 1920 dedicated to promoting a culture of peace through the organization and coordination of voluntary projects all over the world. The organization consists of over 40 branches and groups and an ever-growing number of partner organizations.

Our experience

LTV (Long term volunteering)
Youth Exchanges
Voluntary Workcamps
Local actions and campaigns
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Helena Poučki

Co-founder and Program Coordinator

Member of GAIA since it was founded in 2010. Currently involved in Climate 4 Change project and Bozevce permaculture program. Member of Coordination team and also responsible for general coordination of the organization.

Has certain knowledge about nature conservation, permaculture, climate change and project management. In the last 15 years, she has lived in between Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo, volunteering for peace and nature organization, but in the last 4 years, she got been trapped in Kosovo. She strongly believes that human relation with bears and wolves are just reflection of everything that is wrong with the world.

Mev (1)

Mevlude Skuroshi

Mitrovica program coordinator

Mevlude Skuroshi, or just Mev, likes to believe that she comes from the Moon. Somehow she ended up in Mitrovica in the year 2000 CE. She grew up in the south part of Ibar always intrigued by the mystic north. It took her 4 years of living in Prishtina and a bit of volunteering in Edinburgh to come back to her first settlement where she now coordinates GAIA’s program (in Mitrovica).

She is fascinated by the power of words and that’s why she hasn’t graduated from the Department of Philology at the University of Prishtina, yet. She thinks that we have to use innovative technology and tools to reconnect people, something like storytelling.

Mirjeta Shatri

Coordination team member

My name is Mirjeta and I am part of Gracanica/Imaginatorium team member.

Loïs Battaglini

Coordinator of Imaginatorium

Lois is volunteering with Gaia since 2018, currently involved in the Imaginatorium center in Gracanica. (more…)

Jovana Skrijel

Chairwoman of the Board

Jovana is an international youth trainer, educator, and artivist (more…)

Jeremy Flauraud

Coordination team member and ESC volunteer

Jeremy is a French volunteer who arrived in Kosovo in March 2018.

Jean Royer

Volunteer

Jean (aka Žile) is an environmental activist. He is involved into GAIA since 2016. He is spreading his knowledge about permaculture to anyone who is willing to learn.

Izabela Markova

Graphic designer

Izabela is a graphic designer based in Sofia, Bulgaria.  Her first work with GAIA is related to BREFest project in 2017

Granit Gashi

Coordination team member

Granit works in the Climate (4) Change Program as a project assistant, which is his main focus currently. (more…)

Genti Behramaj

Social media coordinator

Gentrit Behramaj is a local volunteer living in Mitrovica (more…)

Alexandre Cornet

ESC volunteer in Bozevce for natural building

My name is Alexandre, I’m from France and I’ve been 9 month as civic service in GAIA Kosovo permaculture estate in Boževce.

Aleksandra Hiltmann

Member of the Advisory Board

I know GAIA since 2012, when I first joined a workcamp as a volunteer.

We are looking for new volunteer members

We are open to receive applications for volunteering in different programs of GAIA.

If you are from Kosovo and you would like:

  • to take part in workcamps, please send an e-mail to placement.gaiakosovo@gmail.com
  • to take part in one of our community based programs in Mitrovica, Gracanica or Bozevce, please send an e-mail to gaia.kosovo@gmail.com

If you are not from Kosovo, but you would like to get involved in GAIA as long term volunteer, please send an e-mail to gaia.kosovo@gmail.com

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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.

KCSF
Norwegian Embassy
Swiss Embassy Kosovo
French Embassy Kosovo
Erasmus+
European Solidaruty Corps
EU Office in Kosovo

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How to find us

Contact information

Address:
Lagja Pejton, Rr. Pashko Vasa, nr. 1
10 000 Prishtinë, Kosovë

Phone numbers:
+383 (0) 49 455 037

Email:
info@gaiakosovo.org

We are open:
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM