27 June 2022
Kamenica - On June 23rd, Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) organized the “Co-creation workshop” in the framework of the “Green Rural Deal - Sustainable and Smart Transition Strategies for Rural Municipalities” project.
The aim of this workshop was to develop concrete project ideas that support the transformation to a zero-carbon economy in the Municipality of Kamenica. These project ideas are based on the Areas of Intervention (AoI), which the project implementers and stakeholders have developed in the prior project activities, and were further defined by the participants during the workshop.
During this one-day workshop, stakeholders shared their experiences and knowledge and discussed the challenges and opportunities in the Municipality of Kamenica. The workshop was followed by the discussion on “Areas of Intervention” focusing on sustainable tourism and the instruments for measuring the Green Policies. During the brainstorming session, participants had the opportunity to develop original concepts such as the promotion of honey and medicine plants as the main resource for economic growth; transforming unused parking spaces into urban gardening, and making the lake of Kamenica more recreational for its citizens. In addition, it was addressed that the municipality of Kamenica intends to create more bike trails in the city center, as well as create an interconnection bike trail between Prishtina and Kamenica.
“Green Rural Deal - Sustainable and Smart Transition Strategies for Rural Municipalities” project is supported by the European Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and is an initiation between Balkan Green Foundation, Wuppertal Institute, Germanwatch, Regional Association of Local Government of Western of Local Government of Western Macedonia and RES Foundation.