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Vicinities Chronicles are open to all those who wish to share their perspectives, open up dialogue, and discuss problems – those who wish to live in a better, more stable environment.
We will be publishing six weekly stories, from across the Western Balkans, with the aim to shed light on social, political and cultural realities, testifying to this moment in time.

Gorjan Jovanovski, Skopje: 100 new trees in Skopje

Another day, another battle to save the air and trees in our hometown. Let's go activists, our work is far from done!  Gorjan Jovanovski One hundred new trees in Skopje, a city that is turning into a concrete jungle! But there are still a handful of activists not letting the green

2022-12-22T20:47:26+00:00December 22nd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Group of authors, Serbia: Fortune follows the brave

In a town destined to be constantly dug up and completely destroyed by intensive mining, this action, while it may not change its future, has brought some cheers and action.   Fortune follows the brave, they say. But luck also follows the brave fighters for clean air in Serbia. Neither

2022-12-22T20:42:58+00:00December 22nd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Samir Lemeš, Zenica: “Tree of Friendship” as an inspiration

The action in Zenica, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this year had a special addition, which sets it apart from other cities Samir Lemeš The "Trees of Friendship" regional campaign, launched two years ago by the European Fund for the Balkans, saw its third edition. On the first day of December

2022-12-22T20:36:57+00:00December 22nd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Kledisa Cela,Tirana: 50 new trees at Farka Lake in Albania

We hope that in the coming years the "Trees of Friendship" Initiative will be organized in other cities and the number of planted trees will increase. Kledisa Cela This year, the tree planting action was carried out in two cities in Albania, Elbasan and Tirana. ETMI organized the planting of

2022-12-22T20:34:59+00:00December 22nd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Miodrag Vujović, Podgorica: Planting for the future of the younger ones

The planting was also attended by children who got a real example that trees should be planted and cared for. Miodrag Vujović Despite the uncertain weather conditions, our local planting action was realized perfectly. It was carried out in Podgorica at the location of a children's park, so that the

2022-12-22T20:32:26+00:00December 22nd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Aurela Gjakoli, Peja: Let’s Do It Peja

Pressing global issues, such as air pollution and climate change, cannot be tackled in one day, and certainly not by one individual or organization.  Aurela Gjakoli Over the course of the past two weeks, our organization Let’s Do It Peja had the opportunity to be a part of a major

2022-12-22T20:28:22+00:00December 22nd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Zvezdana Kovač, Belgrade: Proximity, neighbourhood, closeness

Our vicinity is citizens, friends, colleagues, diversity, joy, natural beauty, strength, and even exaggeration, which does no harm and is great for jokes. Zvezdana Kovač Among other things, we are also big fans of anniversaries in our vicinity, so if we tried hard enough we could say that this year

2022-11-23T18:36:42+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Brano Mandić, Podgorica: Informational celibacy

No one comes out of a web-discussion being any wiser, like after reading a book. No one comes out of a web-discussion more relaxed, like after having good sex. You leave a web-discussion tired, with a feeling of dependence. That is our vicinity.  Brano Mandic I have to peep about

2022-11-23T19:58:13+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Gazmend Beralajolli, Pristina: Diary of a forgotten year

Today, more than ever in our recent history, unwavering determination and commitment is required to condemn politicians who sow discord and call for war in the region.  Gazmend Beralajolli  Positive news was also absent in 2022: Russian aggression in Ukraine, with disorienting news from all sides, is rightly considered the

2022-11-23T18:32:57+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Dževdet Tuzlić, Sarajevo: The limits of destiny

The Vicinity project broke down those boundaries, established communication on a broader level, enabled the free flow of information, the free expression of knowledge, skills, achievements, and expertise. Dževdet Tuzlić Even when I was little, standing in the courtyard, I would look in the direction of the tower of the

2022-11-23T18:30:38+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments
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