This page contains a list of relevant links and connections to the Balkans and our charity.
Organisations cooperating with the Balkans Peace Park Project
B3P Film 2014 – Please take time to view the great film made by Marianna Simnett – as part of her work for us in the Summer 2014 – we hope it will encourage you to become involved with B3P! Click the link!
NGO Green Home Montenegro – NGO Green Home was founded by graduated students of biology science, 14. 02. 2000, as a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization. The organization appeared from the need for participation of great number of citizens in protection and conservation of environment, as well as taking an active role in civil society development through respect for biodiversity and efforts on sustainable development.
B3P Facebook Page – Have a look at our brand new official Facebook page!
INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK EXPEDITIONS – International Peace Park Expeditions applies experiential learning within international peace parks to foster an interdisciplinary approach to leadership and collaboration, build a network dedicated to the advancement of peace parks, and support community participation in local development.
IUCN – The World Conservation Union is the world’s largest conservation network. The Union brings together 83 States, 110 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership
GIZ – Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German International Cooperation) – GIZ operates in many fields, including economic development and employment; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peace building and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. As part of their development services, they also second technical advisors to partner countries.
UNEP – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system. It is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the wise use of the planet’s natural assets for sustainable development.
THE EUROPEAN GREEN BELT – The European Green Belt inititative strives to create the backbone of an ecological network that runs from the Barents to the Black Sea, spanning some of the most significant habitats for biodiversity and almost all distinct biogeographical regions in Europe. The Balkans Peace Park forms a small link in the chain of this new trans-boundary protected region, which is transforming the former Iron Curtain along the borders of 24 countries. The European Green Belt incorporates over 400 individual projects.
TIP – The Ideas Partnership – The Ideas Partnership was registered as an NGO in Kosovo in March 2009. Its founding members are Ardian Arifaj, Robert Wilton and Elizabeth Gowing. The NGO works to support educational, cultural heritage and sustainable tourism projects in Kosovo.
ERA – Environmentally Responsible Action Group – ERA is a local environmental NGO in Peja, Republic of Kosovo. Founded in 2003, with the goal to promote and increase environmental consciousness, awareness, and responsibility amongst the youth and community of Kosovo in order to protect, conserve and promote the region’s natural and cultural heritage.
HIDDEN EUROPE – The Berlin-based magazine, Hidden Europe, has regularly published articles on the Balkan region and in particular on the area covered by the proposed Balkans Peace Park. The magazine, published three times annually in English, celebrates Europe’s lesser known communities, with a strong focus on social and cultural issues.
THE SHALA VALLEY PROJECT – SVP is an interdisciplinary, regional studies project focused on the Shala River valley of the Dukagjin region of the northern Albanian high mountains. The project supports integrated programs of archaeological, ethnographic, ethno-historical, and geo-scientific research. They aim 1) to produce a diachronic record of the regional cultural resources, material and human, of Shala; and 2) to contribute to theoretical discussions regarding cultural isolation – why do some societies choose isolation over incorporation?
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS – The REC general mission is to assist in solving environmental problems by providing services, encouraging cooperation among relevant environmental stakeholders (including national and local governments, businesses, non-governmental organisations and citizens), supporting free exchange of information and promoting public participation in environmental decision making. There are REC offices in: Albania, Kosova and Montenegro
Other linked organisations
Guardian article – Peter Spafford’s March 2009 Guardian article on the B3P’s summer school in Theth, Albania.
Peace Studies Newsletter – Peace Studies Newsletter, University of Bradford, regularly features B3P and its activities
The Mountains of Montenegro, Cicerone Press 2007 – B3P is featured in Rudolph Abraham’s book, The Mountains of Montenegro, Cicerone Press 2007
Old Cultures, New Institutions around the new Eastern Borders of the European Union – Ann Kennard’s book ‘Old Cultures, New Institutions around the new Eastern Borders of the European Union’ (LIT Verlag 2010) contains a chapter on B3P
Lonely Planet – B3P also features in the Lonely Planet ‘Western Balkans’, 2009 edition
Bradt Travel Guides – B3P features in the most recent editions of Bradt Travel Guides to all 3 B3P countries
responsibletravel.com – responsibletravel.com is an on-line travel agent based in Brighton, England – launched in 2001 for travellers who want more real and authentic holidays that also benefit the environment and local people.
OUTDOOR ALBANIA – A tour-operator specializing in sustainable tourism with tours in the Albanian Alps and in Southern Albania. You can also contact this organisation through http://www.travel-tirana.com
MONTENEGRO ADVENTURES – A tour operator meeting the requirements of a variety of travellers to Montenegro – from incentive and business travellers to adventure travellers.