Invitation to the South Eastern Europe Regional NGO Seminar on Sustainable Energy and Transport “Dirty energy in South Eastern Europe’’ Announcement

Zelena akcija – Friends of the Earth Croatia is happy to invite you to apply for the Regional NGO seminar “Dirty Energy in South Eastern Europe”, to be held from July 08th till July 12th 2013 in the Solar Academy at Island of Šolta, near Split, in Croatia (arrival on 7th July, departure on 13th July).

The seminar is organized as a part of the EU funded IPA CSF project Advocacy NGOs networks for sustainable use of energy and natural resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey – ETNAR IPA-CSF-2012/306-573.

The purpose of this 5 days regional seminar is to provide basic information on developments of dirty energy in SEE but also to look into alternatives in the area of sustainable energy and transport and solutions to climate change. Participants of the seminar will have opportunity to participate in many lectures held by international experts. There will also be space for planning and developing national campaigns, that may be potentially funded by small grants schemes in the later stage of this project.

We will focus on the following the topics:


  • International Climate politics
  • Sustainable energy and transport issues in EU and SEE countries and overview of the SEE energy politics


  • Mapping of the dirty energy projects and campaigns against dirty energy in the SEE region
  • Which legal tools we can use in campaigns against dirty energy?
  • Public advocacy tools


  • What are energy cooperatives and how to promote them in SEE?

Seminar will be held in Regional Educational Centre for Sustainable Energy, which we are developing in an ex-military facility “Vela straža” on the Island Šolta, and level of comfort is similar to the hostel accommodation. Food will be vegetarian. Participants’ attendance will be fully funded by the seminar organizers - transport, accommodation and food from July 8th – July 12th 2013. (We are also covering food and accommodation on July 07th, for those who are arriving day before beginning of the seminar, but the travel costs will be refunded after return home, upon receiving of the receipts.).

The working language of the seminar will be English, so attendees should have sufficient knowledge in English. You can also bring and disseminate relevant educational and promotional materials from your organization. Eligible NGOs are from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, and Turkey. We are expecting 25 participants on the seminar and we are open for more than 1 participant from each organization. Feel free to forward this invitation to your partner organizations.

Please fill the application form and send it to [email protected] by June 10th 2013. For further information don’t hesitate to contact me by e-mail, or by phone: +385 1 481 3096 or GSM +385 99 27 25 225

The seminar is being organized by the Zelena akcija / FoE Croatia, and it is funded by the European Union andCroatian National Foundation for Civil Society Development.


This seminar has been organized with the financial support of the European Union and Croatian National Foundation for Civil Society Development. The contents of this invitation are the sole responsibility of the seminar organizers and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or Croatian National Foundation for Civil Society Development.

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