BOOST Kick-off Event to Drive Transformation in the Balkans

أبريل 26, 2024

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On the April 30 in Tirana (Albania), there will be a kick-off event for BOOST: Balkans for Optimising Opportunities, Sustainability and Transformation of Civil Society. BOOST is a three-year initiative funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) that aims to advance socio-economic and democratic development in the Balkans and empower civil society across the region.

This event marks the beginning of an ambitious initiative aimed at strengthening civil society in the Western Balkans, focusing on crucial areas such as youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, environmental preservation, rural development, and cultural heritage. Through conferences, training sessions, and regional and national grants, the aim is to catalyse sustainable development and empower local communities.

The conference will bring together members of Western Balkans Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), alongside representatives from AFD, the French Embassies in the Western Balkan countries, and local government officials.

A key aspect of BOOST is its collaborative approach, bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders including CSOs, local government officials, international partners, and academic institutions

Notably, partners will have the opportunity to discuss the goals of the project and address challenges. The event will mark the official inauguration of BOOST, presenting an opportunity for the enhancement the role and capacity of CSOs in driving positive transformations.

BOOST is coordinated by ALDA in partnership with LEADER France, Pulse SOS, Pulse Balkans, LDA Mostar, LDA Kosovo, LDA Nikšić, LDA Zavidovići, LDA Prijedor, LDA Subotica, LDA Central and Southern Serbia and the Urban Research Institute Albania.

Agence Française de Développemnt (AFD) implements France’s policy on international development and solidarity. Through its financing of NGOs and the public sector, as well as its research and publications, AFD supports and accelerates transitions towards a fairer, more resilient world. It also provides training in sustainable development (at AFD Campus) and other awareness-raising activities in France.

Join us on the April 30 in Tirana Internation Hotel as we take the first step towards empowering change and driving transformation in the Balkans.

Check the agenda HERE.

Register HERE.