Annual general meeting of the SEENET network was held in the village Pecka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 14th to 16th September 2021.
From the establishment of the SEENET network in 2010, its trademark was regional meetings happening every year in the summer time. Until the 2018, the meetings were organized in Croatia, in a great environment of Šolta island. In 2019, a smaller scale network meeting was organised in Zlatna Greda (Croatia), but without an official Assembly. Furthermore, meeting was not organized in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Finally, coordination team organized a meeting of SEENET members in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2021.
Visitor Center Pecka
Our hosts were amazing and warm welcoming team of Visitor Center Pecka. On the meeting came members from five countries: Gjorgji Mitrevski- organization Eko svest (North Macedonia), Laidi Ferruni and Elona Voci- organization OAA and Simo Ribaj- SEEP (Albania), Pera Marković- CEKOR and Ana Mileusnić- Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Serbia), Azra Vuković and Andrija Krivokapić- Green Home (Montenegro), Pippa Gallop- Bank Watch and Hrvoje Radovanović- Zelena Akcija (Croatia).
Agenda and activities of the meeting
On the first day, participants started with introduction session and discussion on stability and sustainability of NGOs in the region, regarding the constantly changing environment and different challenges. After which, we had an unofficial premiere of the movie “Speak out and stay safe” which presents different cases and stories of activists across Western Balkan.
Official SEENET Assembly 2021
The meeting was realized through the project “Stay safe and speak out” which implements Center for Environment with five partners from the SEENET network: EDEN (Albania), Eko- svest (North Macedonia), Center for ecology and energy (B&H), Green Home (Montenegro) and CEKOR (Serbia), as part of a project “Protecting Civic Society- Regional Civil Society Development Hub” financed by SIDA and implemented by BCSDN.
Stay safe and speak out!