Our mission

GAIA is the organization dedicated to the culture of peace, social justice, sustainable development and respect of the environment. GAIA is also promoting cultural diversity and works on education and integration of marginalized and minority groups in society. The main activities of GAIA are coordination of volunteer exchange, organization of non-formal educational programs, cooperation with other local and international organizations, organization of festivals, promotion of volunteering, intercultural understanding and solidarity in the region of Balkans and promotion of freedom of movement and youth mobility.

GAIA is the offical branch of Service Civil International (SCI), one of the world’s largest international volunteering organizations 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.

Objectives

The aims of GAIA are to promote peace, international understanding and solidarity among people, social justice, sustainable development, and respect for the environment.

GAIA believes that all people are capable of living together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflicts.

Activities

GAIA is carrying on the following types of activities:

  • voluntary workcamps
  • LTV (long term volunteering)
  • youth exchanges
  • local actions and campaigns
  • non-formal education (trainings, seminars, workshops etc)

Our experience

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

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.

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Mevlude Skuroshi

Project Coordinator

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Jean Royer

Volunteer

Jean (aka Žile) is an environmental activist.

Granit Gashi

Coordination team member

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

Loïs Battaglini

Coordinator of Imaginatorium

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

Genti Behramaj

Social media coordinator

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

Jovana Skrijel

Chairwoman of the Board

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

Dhurata Berisha

programmer

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We are looking for new volunteer members

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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