At the end of the last week, the call for another cycle of the Forum for Green Ideas program was closed. We have received 20 applications from all over Serbia – Aranđelovac, Ada, Belgrade, Gornji Milanovac, Valjevo, Kragujevac, Novi Pazar, Novi Sad, Novo Miloševo, Sremska Mitrovica, Surduk, Medveđa, Čajetina, Čačak. The most significant number – 15 of them came from citizens’ associations, 3 applications from business companies, and one each from a foundation and an environmental cooperative.
After the first selection, 10 ideas were selected to participate in the training “For more successful green ideas”:
- Association of persons with disabilities Vizido, Sremska Mitrovica
- Center for Sustainable Development Redefining, Belgrade
- Association “WCSCD”, Belgrade
- Green plantation Iva, Surduk
- Intergenerational Volunteer Center Foundation, Belgrade
- GRALO DOO Divci, Valjevo
- STAPRO D.O.O., Ada
- Association “Zadrugarstvo”, Kragujevac
- Ecological cooperative Connect Clean Roma Group, Novo Miloševo
- Mamin Gaj, Aranđelovac
During this training, participants will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills for starting and running a social enterprise. Working on their own examples, they will have the opportunity to develop their ideas, as well as to define their social mission and business plan.
The three-day training will take place in Belgrade from May 26 to 28. They will then prepare presentations in which they will present their final proposals as part of the National Forum for Green Ideas, on June 15 in Belgrade.
The best among them (three ideas) will be supported by donations in the amount of USD 5,000 in dinar equivalent and will have the opportunity to present their collaborative and innovative projects at the Balkan Green Ideas Forum, at the end of September, where the total fund for the best is USD 40,000 (amount awards per idea can be from 5,000 to 10,000 USD).
The #GREENIDEAS program is implemented with the financial support of the Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund and the Balkan Green Foundation.
The companies dm drogerie markt Srbija and Lidl Srbija also provide support for the implementation of the program.