About

Balkan Green Ideas (BGI) is a program that supports the development of local and sustainable small green ideas in the Balkans. BGI aims to stimulate and encourage innovation for green ideas while engaging local communities to generate green businesses that utilize local resources and community-based markets. By supporting innovative, local sustainable economic development initiatives, Green Ideas aims to substantively contribute to building a peaceful, competitive, resilient and prosperous Balkans.

 

Values

 

Balkan Green Ideas is a regional program that promotes the green entrepreneurship and well-being of local communities in Western Balkan and Greece.


BGI works on the principles of:  

Community development, Sustainability, Environmental responsibility, Diversity, Inclusion and Empowerment


National Leads

National organizations/foundations are part of the BGI network and are responsible for national competitions in their countries. 


News

Study Visit in the framework of Balkan Green Ideas Program

Study Visit in the framework of Balkan Green Ideas Program

2022-11-18
Study Visit in the framework of the Balkan Green Ideas Program 
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11 YEARS IN SUPPORT OF GREEN IDEAS THROUGH THE "BALKAN GREEN IDEAS" PROGRAM

11 YEARS IN SUPPORT OF GREEN IDEAS THROUGH THE "BALKAN GREEN IDEAS" PROGRAM

2022-10-17
11 YEARS IN SUPPORT OF GREEN IDEAS THROUGH THE "BALKAN GREEN IDEAS" PROGRAM Thessaloniki - On September 20 - 23, Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) organized the annual regional competition "Balkan Green Ideas". This year's competition presented the eleventh (11) edition, conveying the same goal, supporting the development of small local and sustainable green ideas in the Western Balkans and Greece. In this edition, 20 green ideas were presented to the independent jury consisting of Synthia Dodig, Andras Krolopp, Yvonne Reif and Andreas von Schoenberg. Based on the presentations and documentation provided by the teams before the competition, as in previous editions, the teams competed in one of the two categories of Balkan Green Ideas. In the "Green Concept Ideas Lot" category, the finalists competed for the prize of $5,000. While in the "Green Advanced Ideas Lot" category, the competition was held for the price of $10,000. The winners of the 11th jubilee edition of the Balkan Green Ideas regional competition, in the Green Concept Ideas Lot category (prize of $5,000) are: Organic Recycling Yard (Montenegro); and Eco Solution Research (Kosovo) The winners of the 11th jubilee edition of the Balkan Green Ideas regional competition, in the Green Advanced Ideas Lot category (prize of $10,000) are: Insect Pilot Room (North Macedonia) Organella - The Garden Can Do Anything (Serbia); AND Sporos – Regeneration Institute (Greece) As a program, Balkan Green Ideas explores the role of philanthropy in engaging local communities to create entrepreneurial ideas that use local resources and revitalize traditional disappearing production chains and community-based markets. Balkan Green Ideas is a project of the Balkan Green Foundation, organized annually and supported institutionally by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Western Balkans Program, and this year's edition has been co-supported by Erasmus+. Balkan Green Ideas is organized closely in cooperation with our amazing partners: Partners Albania for Change and Development from Albania, Mozaik Foundation from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Green Ideas Greece (A partnership between HumanRights360 and HIGGS) from Greece, LENS from Kosovo, Fund for Active Citizenship - fAKT from Montenegro, ARNO from North Macedonia and Trag Foundation from Serbia.
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Roadmap of Green Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Western Balkans 2022

Roadmap of Green Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Western Balkans 2022

2022-08-23
Green Entrepreneurship Roadmap of Western Balkans has been designed to provide a concrete overview of the existing ecosystems and map the relevant stakeholders in the countries who are fostering the development of green entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans.  This publication is part of the Balkan Green Academy 2.0 project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a  project of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Click [here](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wV3nQ8KKy7FdQ9uzxRCkEUrxoyd5bRMA/view) to read the full publication on ‘Roadmap of Green Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in the Western Balkans’. 
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Donors

          Balkan Green Ideas Program

 Balkan Green Academy


Stats

 

43

DEMO DAYS ORGANIZED

132

GREEN FINALISTS SELECTED

25

GREEN IDEA SUPPORTED

7

COUNTRIES IMPACTED 

 


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