Networking and Advocacy for Green Economy



Project background

This regional three-year EU funded project, launched in April 2018, is implemented by 7 partner organizations from the Balkan and one EU country: Rural Development Network of RM, Network for Rural Development in BiH, Network of Organizations for Rural Development of Kosovo, Network for Rural Development of Montenegro, Network for Rural Development of Serbia and Albanian Network for Rural Development.

The overall objective of the project is to provide support to enhance the policy and decision-making impact of Balkan Rural Development Network (BRDN) and its constituents, through involvement in the agricultural and rural program and policy reform processes for introduction of the green economy concept.

The project has three specific objectives:

  • Strengthening of the grassroots’ CSOs capacities in generic work, advocacy and networking, to be able to sustain their role of agricultural and rural reform advocates, in transparent and accountable way;
  • Introduction of the concept of green economy as unique cross-cutting entrepreneurial model for rural diversification and sustainability;
  • BRDN and its constituents use evidence-based policy development and rights-based advocacy to foster the national EU CAP approximation processes and promote green economy.

As result of the proposed action BRDN’s networking and advocacy capacities, increased recognition, broadened impact and strengthened participation in policy decision-making processes will be strengthened.

Target group of the project are 900 grassroots’ CSOs representatives, minimum 7,000 various stakeholders, 200 grassroots CSOs, members of the partners, and minimum 70 local and national media’s representatives. Direct beneficiaries of the project are CSOs, primarily, grassroot, active in rural development and diversification, as well as in environmental protection and nature preservation. Direct end beneficiaries are rural population, farmers and agrobusinesses, as well as entrepreneurs, who want to invest in green economy businesses.

Donor: European Commission through Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016-2017

Total budget of the Project is 1,071,269.13 EUR, out of which 964,069.13 (89.99%) are EU Contribution.

EU Supports Promotion of Green Economy

On September 24th and 25th, 21 representatives of the rural development networks of the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo, gathered in Skopje to raise their management capacities, knowhow and skills to obtain the necessary resources for organizational functioning and consequently to increase their local power and influence.


Rural Development Network of NM announces a Call for support of small civil society organizations for project initiatives in the field of green economy

Financial support for this Call for small grants is provided by the EU project “Networking and Advocacy for Green Economy” implemented by Rural Development Network of NM in cooperation with the Rural Development Networks of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina. and Croatia.


Results from the evaluation of applications in the frame of the NAGE Project sub-granting program to support grassroots CSOs in implementing small green entrepreneurship project initiatives

The Rural Development Network of N. Macedonia is pleased to announce the completion of evaluation and grant awarding process for the sub-granting program on green entrepreneurship of EU-funded project “Networking and Advocacy for the Green Economy” (NAGE).