The kick-off meeting of the project "Pathway towards an efficient use of local natural resources" took place on December 14, 2022 in Kurbin.
The purpose of this activity was to present the findings of the survey conducted over the last 3 months with families and businesses as well as interviews of various local actors in the municipalities of Kurbin and Suhareka with the aim of assessing the situation of energy consumption as well as the awareness of the actors different on "green transition".
Around 30 local authorities participated in this activity from Kurbin and Suharekë, representatives from local institutions, businesses, civil society, and media, as well as representatives from the IPA Joint Technical Secretariat, based in Lezhë.
To achieve the objectives set by our countries in the framework of sustainable development energy, all sectors of society must work together.
The delegation from Suharekë municipality that visited Kurbin for this event were received in a meeting by
the mayor Mrs. Majlinda Cara, who expressed readiness for cooperation and the exchange of the best experiences on both sides of the border.
The activity was welcomed by:
Mr. Erjon Tase, Executive Director, Academy of Political Studies;
Mr. Eduart Kurti, vice mayor of Kurbin Municipality;
Mr. Berat Kabashi, Senior Official of Suhareka Municipality;
Mrs. Leonora Kryeziu, Executive Director of Prishtina Institute for Political Studies, who emphasized the importance of this project and the commitment of local authorities to it contribute and cooperate in the realization of its objectives.
The presentations of two experts, who assessed the current situation of energy use, Mr. Erind
Kraja and Mr. Avni Sfishta presented a set of recommendations for further intervention
project activities on energy efficiency measures and sustainable energy use in these regions.
Some of the recommendations resulting from the survey were:
• increasing the knowledge and awareness of local government representatives and their factors
other relevant on renewable energy and energy efficiency;
• determination of efficient energy measures in institutions depending on municipalities, but also private businesses;
• Creation of local programs and financial incentives that can be undertaken by the local government to stimulate businesses that use efficient measures and reduce environmental pollution.
This activity helped to identify local actors who will cooperate in the next phase for the implementation of the project in the two cross-border regions. National and local media in both countries followed the activity in order to further promote the objectives to the general public.
The program "Pathway towards an efficient use of local natural resources" is financed by IPA II
Cross-border program of the European Union Albania - Kosovo, the 3rd call for applications, and
implemented by the Academy of Political Studies (ASP), the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS), Municipality of Kurbin and Municipality of Suhareka.
- Energy and Environment
- European Integration
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