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Empowering citizens' engagement

Empowering citizens' engagement:

EDI panel at the Serbian Political Science Association Annual International Conference 2022, Sept. 25th

As part of the activities in the frames of our Engaged Democracy Initiative (EDI) a panel discussion is being organised as a special event in the frames of the of the Serbian Political Science Association Annual International Conference 2022 - Social Justice in Post-Communist Societies, which is taking place in Belgrade on September 24 and 25, 2022. 
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Thematic meeting of the “Public Space” working group in Skopje

The meeting of the Public Space thematic group was held in Skopje on the 7th of July. Sara Nikolic from the Institute for philosophy and social theory and Iva Cukic from the Ministry of space presented their contextual paper on contention for public spaces.
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EDI regional thematic meeting “Decent work as a necessity “in Belgrade

The regional thematic meeting “Decent work as a necessity” in the frames of our Engaged Democracy Initiative took place in Belgrade on the 12th of May. 
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Publication: Green Agenda Explained

The wrap up of our regional Balkans United for Clean Air campaign is all about taking a closer look to the importance of the implementation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans , as a prerequisite for securing the different aspects of successful dealing with the consequences of the climate change.
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EDI thematic meeting “Green activism and eco protests: Changing the reality, challenging the usual political. Shaping common actions for the future”

The second regional thematic meeting in the frames of the Engaged Democracy Initiative (EDI) “Green activism and eco protests: Changing the
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In the Western Balkans we live in a poisonous cloud

Emissions of pollutants from large power plants in most Western Balkan countries exceed the prescribed limit values, and coal‐fired power plants, according to the latest data, emit more sulfur dioxide than all such plants in the EU combined.
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Exploring mutual communication nexus between media and engaged citizens, Tirana, 21-23 March 2022

The first thematic meeting in the frames of our Engaged Democracy Initiative (EDI)“Engaged media: Exploring mutual communication nexus between media and engaged citizens“ was held in Tirana on March 21-23,2022.
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Engaged Media: Exploring mutual communication nexus between media and engaged citizens

The first in-person regional meeting “Engaged Media: Exploring mutual communication nexus between media and engaged citizens’’ in
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Laying all cards about air quality on the table

Despite significant advancements that took place since the establishment of air quality monitoring stations and public information systems in the region's states, the quality and amount of data have yet to reach satisfactory levels, and the official results need to be much more publicly available and clear.
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Air Pollution and Covid19

Population exposed to polluted air is less resistant to COVID‐19, and air pollution can lead to aggravation of coronavirus symptoms, as shown by t
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Panel Discussion: Unleashing the potential for change through civic movements and initiatives, January 18th, 2022

The European Fund for the Balkans together with its Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and Engaged Democracy Initiative (EDI)
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School of Local Activism in Jajce, 3 to 5 of December, 2021

The Center for Education and Socializing from Jajce organized the training program called “School of Local Activism” which was held at the Hotel “Tourist” in Jajce from 3 to 5 of December 2021. The aim of the seminar was to empower young people to be active members of the society, aware of their capacities and the possibilities of each individual's influence to become a driver of change in society and the environment in which they live.
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New edition of the regional initiative "Trees of Friendship"

After last year's successful launch in the frames of our new programme for democratization and building local partnerships, our regional initiative "Trees of Friendship" will be organized for a second time on November 19 and 20 at 11:00h, simultaneously across the region. 
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Call for applications for the Response Hub

The European Fund for the Balkans has established the Response Hub as an instrument of micro financial support to civic groups, local initiatives, and movements in the Western Balkans.
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EDI Convention: Through solidarity to democracy in the Western Balkans, Belgrade, September 16-17, 2021

The Engaged Democracy Initiative (EDI), initiatied by the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) and the Institute for Democratic Engagement Southeast
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Response Hub

The European Fund for the Balkans has established the Response Hub as an instrument of micro financial support to civic groups, local initiatives,
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Panel Discussion as a follow-up of the Balkans United For Clean Air campaign

The European Fund for the Balkans is organizing the event “From an air pollution hotspot to a healthier future for the Western Balkans:
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First public discussion and presentation of the Engaged democracy initiative (EDI), April 15th, 14:00 - 15:00

The first public discussion and presentation of the Engaged democracy initiative (EDI) "Lighting up the Western Balkans: Why democratic change will come only through citizens" will be held on April 15, from 14:00 to 15:00h in the form of a Zoom live stream.
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ALL CARDS ON THE TABLE ABOUT AIR QUALITY

Whether we are breathing increasingly polluted air or merely becoming more aware of this thanks to popular apps and activist campaigns, public pressure remains a crucial tool for the improvement of the monitoring system and fulfillment of the right to being adequately informed about the pollution levels.
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