Green Cross

“GREEN CROSS – Towards Local Green Economies with Smart Investments" is funded by the European Union and implemented by Balkan Green Foundation, Qendra EDEN/EDEN Center, Municipality of Has and Municipality of Klina.

The project is implemented for a period of 40 months in: Albania, Has Municipality and Kosovo, Municipality of Klina and aims to contribute to an overall sustainable economic growth in the cross-border region by enabling transition of municipalities into the sustainable green economy through integrated policy, smart public investments, and capacity development.

Each stakeholder in Has and Klinë Municipality plays an important role not only as a direct beneficiary but also in the successful implementation of the project. This project is under the Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) Programme for Environment between Albania and Kosovo.

Overall objective:

  • To contribute to an overall sustainable economic growth in the cross-border region by enabling transition of municipalities into the sustainable green economy through integrated policy, smart public investments and capacity development.

Specific objectives:

  • To drive sustainable growth of municipal incomes by aligning local policies with green economy principles to enhance resource efficiency, and by investing in smart green energy projects to provide low cost and access to non-polluting and good quality electricity to the population of urban and rural areas in Has and Kline municipalities.
  • To raise capacities and stimulate green economy and entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, and green practices among the general public and different parties as key to eco-touristic potentials and sustainable economic development of the transboundary area.