Valbona National Park under threat from Hydropower Plants

The Valbona National Park in the Albanian Alps is at risk of being destroyed. Despite legislation which forbids hydropower plants in protected areas, the government has approved construction permits.

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Grassroots Political Participation Strikes Against Illiberal Balkan Governments

Whilst overall democracy is eroding in the Balkans, a sense of active citizenship at the grassroots has the potential to balance out this backwards development.

The Spomenik Tragedy-History, Art, and Culture in the Balkans Facing Decay

Former Yugoslavia’s WW2 monuments give the world a tangible anti-fascism history lesson. However, their symbolism and artistic value are currently at risk, due to decay, ignorance, and oblivion.

Our Way: A story of Community Development in Priboj, BiH

Mili, a brave and determined young person from the small town of Priboj in BiH, had an ambitious project idea which many deemed impossible: building a community financed tennis court. Mili tells the story of how they did it ‘their way’.