Application Deadline: September 27, 2020 [Closed]

Do you have an idea or innovative solution for a new and better way to approach education, women empowerment, culture, rural development, health or employment in your community?

Balkan Green Foundation invites you to be part of the RISE Journey and make your idea a reality!

A group of partners from the Western Balkans, Germany and France (Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), GROUPE SOS Pulse, the South East European Youth Network (SEEYN), the Franco-German Youth Office, Institut Français, Arno, Balkan Green Foundation, Nesto Vise, Smart Kolektiv, IEC Tehnopolis and Yunus Social Business) have come together to look for young change-makers from the region, like yourself, to help develop social businesses for better societies.

RISE - Regional Incubator for Social Entrepreneurs is a project for the motivated, committed youth, willing to learn and change things for the betterment of the Western Balkans. We aim to support your social business ideas that will make the region a better place.

RISE Journey is a specially tailored programme that is free-of-charge to participate in and it will help you learn, grow, and make a change in your surroundings. We focus on cooperation, ideas exchange, and peer learning to get better results.

To learn more about the program click here

Call for Application



Most of the value of volunteering comes from its spontaneity. Volunteering is not only a means of help individuals or social causes, it is also a great stimulus for the economy of this country that brings benefits to society as a whole.

Volunteering is very rewarding through which everyone has the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and take the first steps towards their career development.

Balkan Green Foundation aims to support a wide range of volunteering activities and YOU as a volunteer, can benefit from contact opportunities with various actors, tips and practical information that directly contribute to gaining new knowledge and developing new skills!


  • Write policy papers, articles and briefs
  • Data collection, desk research and analysis
  • Interview stakeholders
  • Make conference presentations
  • Liaise with government, academia/research institutions, private sector and CSOs on sustainable development issues
  • Develop project proposals
  • Contribute to the development of project scope in consultation with applicable stakeholders including external actors
  • Manage project documentation

You can choose to contribute to one or more of the following projects:


Balkan Energy Prospect is among the tools created by Balkan Green Foundation with the idea to represent an open, powerful, and informative platform for discovering and analyzing the key insights accentuating the capacities of each Western Balkans country in terms of their respective energy sectors. Ultimately, this platform is drafted with the idea to offer a brief yet comprehensive reflection of the developments in the energy sector in each of the 6 countries of the Western Balkans, respectively Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.


Balkan Green Foundation is implementing a three-year project supported by the European Union Office in Kosovo. The project objective is to enable Kosovo‘s civil society sector to fulfill its role in the democratic environment by acting as independent interlocutors, monitoring public institutions, increasing accountability and transparency in policy development and decision making processes regarding concerns of communities and civil society groups in the area of environment preservation, green energy and sustainable economic growth.


Germanwatch and Balkan Green Foundation jointly started the initiative of planning the Multi-actor Partnership (MAP) project which tackles the transition of Kosovo's energy system, and in particular its electricity system, towards a more sustainable state, increasing the share of renewable energy, and improving local energy efficiency, - urgent issues with direct and indirect economic, ecologic, health and peace building consequences for at the 1.8 million citizens of Kosovo as well as the neighboring regions. The project effectively will foster a local multi-actor partnership as an ideal mean to create resonance and support from key local actors, to develop their own vision of a sustainable energy transition as a common society.