Zelena akcija / FoE Croatia and Friends of the Earth International have organised Advanced training for environmental public advocacy campaigns in SEE region at Island of Solta (Croatia), from 24th to 31st July 2011.
The seminar was the final education in the three-year project supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through MATRA programme. Twenty-one participants from seven countries (Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia) and from 16 different NGOs in the region have exchanged experience and knowledge among themselves. The focus was on how to run environmental advocacy campaigns in SEE region and how to improve their fundraising skills. The lecturers have been from Netherlands, Austria and Croatia.
By the end of the training the participants have identified the topics for the cooperation in the future, both in terms of skill-share and exchange of knowledge and working on different topics such are education on environmental law, renewable energy and nature protection. The participants have concluded that they would like to set up regional environmental NGO network.