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Empowering citizens' engagement:

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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Call for application 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,
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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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NO ROOM FOR COAL-FIRED THERMAL POWER PLANTS AND POLLUTING INDUSTRY IN THE WESTERN BALKANS ANYMORE

Coal combustion is the biggest individual source of air pollution in the Western Balkans, with thermal power plants leading the way.
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MORE AIR POLLUTION, FEWER CHILDREN IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Air pollution is among the causes of increased infertility and sterility rates in women and men across the Western Balkans.
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WHAT IS POLLUTED AIR DOING TO US IN THE WESTERN BALKANS?

Poor air quality is one of the causes of mortality, shorter life expectancy and higher healthcare costs in the Western Balkans. Air pollution shortens our lives and takes them away from us; its consequences are making us go to the doctor’s more frequently to be treated for various respiratory diseases.
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AIR POLLUTION AND COVID-19 IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: MISFORTUNE NEVER COMES ALONE

Very poor air quality is one of the biggest problems faced by the countries in the Western Balkans. Air pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic have
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[EWB Interview] Engaged Democracy Initiative – Regional cooperation for solving common challenges

European Fund for the Balkans 26.01.2021  What is the Engaged Democracy Initiative (EDI), how did the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB)
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Start of our joint regional campaign “Balkans United for Clear Air”

Western Balkan countries have the lowest air quality in Europe, which is why the European Fund for the Balkans is launching the "Balkans United for
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Interview with our Executive Director in the International Newsletter of King Baudouin Foundation

The latest International newsletter of one of our founding organisations King Baudouin Foundation is featuring the interview with our executive
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The Serbian weekly “Nedeljnik” published a text about EFB’s regional initiative “Trees of friendship” written by our Executive director Aleksandra Tomanic in its newest edition

The Serbian weekly “Nedeljnik” published a text about EFB’s regional initiative “Trees of friendship” written by our Executive director Aleksandra Tomanic in its newest edition.
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Launching the regional initiative Trees of Friendship

The European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) is launching its “Trees of Friendship” initiative which will involve planting of 400
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Contribution by FES SOE to the Social Dimension Initiative: Social Rights are Fundamental Rights

The countries of the Western Balkans (WB) are facing enormous social challenges, including poverty and inequality, widespread joblessness, and precarious employment...
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[EWB Interview] Tomanić: Consequences of state capture in WB are now clearer than ever

Author: Nikola Burazer Source: EWB EU integration of the Western Balkans, the new enlargement methodology and whether it can strengthen the EU
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