Regional project dedicated to Drin River starts implementing22.01.2014
Regional project dedicated to Drin River starts implementing
At the end of last year (2013) the project related to Drin River name and dedicated to the area and people living along this river and branches started implementing. Project activities are related to organization of Drin Day, which will happen in fall 2014. The project aims to raise peoples understanding about the value of this natural resource and ecosystems.
Civil society, local and national government of the Drin banks should build up an emotional and respectful relation about their river. A wide range of cultural, sportive, educational and recreational activities with inclusion of devoted personalities might encourage the public to be active for Drini in their everyday lives.
Children, school students, village children, institutions and all Kosovo citizens, in particular those coming from the municipalities that Drin River crosses through will be involved at this stage of project activities. These activities aim to establish a wide network of active stakeholders in all governmental, nongovernmental and society sectors.
Under the coordination of Syri i Vizionit, activities will be organized by seven nongovernmental organizations: Porta Perëndimore, Marimangat e Pejës, Lets do it Kosovo, Era, Rugova Experience, Shoqata e Peshkatarëve in cooperation with the municipalities and three universities. These activities will involve municipal officers from ten Kosovo municipalities that Drin or its branches cross through, artists, sportsmen, scientists, environmentalists, pupils, students and members of the community living along the river flow, with aim to establish e wide network of rivers protection and environment protection activists, but also to impact on local institutions in charge to draft adequate policies and legislation.
Funded by the German GIZ, Drin Day is marked with regional cross border activities, not only in Kosovo, but also in Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro, countries covered by the Drin Basin.
As part of this project, a Facebook page bringing together Drin Friends was also created: https://www.facebook.com/DriniFriends.