GO2 ALBANIA | ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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2016 ANNUAL REPORT


2016 was a successful year for GO2 - there have been implemented three projects, two of them are funded by EU. Since March 2016, the new offices in the city center have given better accessibility and facility in interaction. Increasing the staff with 1more full time person and other 2 part time employees brought more intensity and efficiency at GO2 work. More promotion has been done, not only in local, national and international media, but in social media as well. By launching the monthly journal, called VIJA and focused on protected areas in four northern regions can be considered as innovation. The main achievement remains the participation in Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2016) in Silicon Valley, America, as Albanian representative thrpugh 45 participants from all over Europe - and the 2-week internship in the YTILI (Young Transatlantic Leaders Initiative) program at an American company.

Employees

2015

2016



Projects


Sustainable Urban Mobility PLAN for Shkoder

SUMP


Sustainable Urban Mobility PLAN for Shkoder (SUMP)

‘TEUTA – Towards European Union with better Urban Transport –supported by EU funds and coordinated by Rec Albania, and to adapt the EU Legislation on air quality directive at Albanian Legislation. [15th April 2016 - 15th April 2017]

In order to control the emissions from road traffic, the main source of air pollution in most urban areas, EU has developed the ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility System’, which is a plan of urban transport management integrated with the general Local Development Plan. As the transition in Albania brought rapid socio-economic changes, the legislation still lacks thorough planning of transportation, and there is a lack of effective policies and management plans in urban areas which are strongly related to life quality and improvement of air quality specifically. Goal: Creation local policy about the issue of urban mobility management, which will directly improve life of citizens and indirectly air quality. Objectivities: Compiling Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan attached by the Local Regulation on SUM that will be involved from General Local Plan for Albanian urban areas influencing life quality; Raise awareness for issues related to air quality and urban mobility. Activities:


Sustainable Urban Mobility PLAN for Shkoder

SUMP


1 Collection of actual data in 1 pilot city (Shkoder) 2 Survey and interviews 3 Four workshops with community and stakeholders of the new Shkoder Municipality 4 Public hearing at the FAU students on SUMP 5 Workshops with university students concerning planning for Shkoder 6 Professional trainings concerning SUMP 7 Publishing the manual PRESTO about Cycling Infrastructure 8 Local campaigns and European Mobility Week 9 Compiling a Local Regulation for Plan of Sustainable Urban Mobility in Shkoder. Expected Results 1- Capacity building; 2- Urban Mobility Plan and Local regulation for one pilot city; Continuity: Urban Mobility Plan compiled for Shkoder will be part of the process of approval as additional and detailed plan of General Local Plan. The recommendations set in the policy paper will serve as basis for concrete projects from mayors across Albania to improve our air quality through urban mobility. Trained personnel and other stakeholders in our training will serve as a bridge between the project team and the decision makers to work together in the future for the implementation of the recommendations. Data collected during the project will be used for further projects and daily work of municipalities selected in this project.


Sustainable Urban Mobility PLAN for Shkoder

SUMP


‘Pollution of Drini River basin from Urban Waste’ cross border CRESSIDA project in between Kukes/Diber (AL) and Gjakova/Istog (KS) May 2016 - January 2017

Funded by Environmental Protection Agency – US EPA coordinated from REC-Albania. Since many years, one of the most urgent concerns in Drini River Basin remains the pollution from urban waste. The solid waste have become a very big problem recently, when the rise of the water level in Fierza Lake brings hundreds tons of waste in spring and fall each year. The amount of waste is coming from settlements of Kosovo (White Drin) and Macedonia (Black Drin), and all Albanian settlements along the river banks and the streams flowing in Drin River Bassin. The pilot project ‘Pollution of DRIN River Basin from urban waste’ is a cross border approach which aims to prevent the disposal of solid waste in Drin River Basin in order to improve the water quality, and more concretely in Kukes, Diber, Gjakova and Istog. The CRESSIDA project builds stakeholder capacities to face sustainability challenges in the Drin and Drina River basins, focusing on improving the flexibility and adaptive capacities of communities and businesses based on knowledge acquired through the 2014 Course for Sustainability, organized by the REC’s Sustainable Development Academy (SDA). [April 2016 – Dec. 2016]



Goal: To prevent the disposal of solid waste in Drin River Basin. Objectives: 1. To start up by cleaning the waste management of the settlements (parts of the four municipalities) along the Drin River Basin. 2. To increase group cohesion and cooperation in between the stakeholders at intra/international level of decision makers, local communities, civil societies along the Drin River Basin. Strategy for sustainable results: Creating a network and inclusive approach about ‘waste management issue’ by involving a diverse array of stakeholders potentially affected by the action, increasing capacities for local coordinators and improving dialogue with neighbor communities, will ensure the sustainability in long run. They will be able to implement the policies and fundraise related to DRIN River Basin issues in order to invest capitals in the future, such as: landfills, sewage systems etc. Results: A Database system of all spots selected by anthropogenic pollution criteria (solid waste and sewage). A common platform on web about waste management for the 4 municipalities, as a contribution from US EPA using their platforms or tools which might be open source. Creating the network and partnership in between stakeholders of 4 communities and joining others... Raising awareness for collaboration and broad cooperation on issues concerning the Drin River Bassin.



‘Public Awareness about Protected Areas in Shkoder’ 1st August 2016 - 31st July 2017

Supported by EU funds and coordinated by ALCDF. [Aug 2016 - Aug 2017] Shkoder district has made significant progress in expanding its network of Protected Areas (PA) of 3.2% of the territory in 2005 to 25% in 2015. About 80% of this natural heritage is the wetlands areas: 1. Shkoder Lake and 2. Buna River - Velipoje ‘both categories’ natural reserves managed and RAMSAR (international convention on wetlands and biodiversity). They belong to two neighboring municipalities of Shkoder and Malesi e Madhe. The deterioration of natural ecosystems comes from the nature itself, such as climate change and mainly the anthropogenic impacts: rapid urbanization by converting the land from natural to urban, by building infrastructure such as BYPASS, cutting trees, waste disposal etc. The second one is linked directly to our objectives, as our main goal is raising public awareness of the inhabitants and decision makers about the ecosystems in Shkoder region (protected areas). Objectives: - preserve the rich biodiversity in these areas - to promote the sustainable ecotourism as the zones contain high economical and social opportunities to develop this sector. Activities: Newspaper VIJA on environmental issues in general, Series of programs at one of the local TV and radio stations, Three informative meetings between inhabitants - decision makers and stakeholders, education for young generations of elementary school and University, Promotion materials etc.



Activities


SHKODRA, my family, my bicycle, my story

media coverage

http://calendar.al/event/shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime https://www.ata.gov.al/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://rtsh.al/lajme/shkoder-ekspozite-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://www.mapo.al/2016/11/80-vjet-foto-shkodra-mbi-bicikleta/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPABGQ3X0mE http://www.gazetatema.net/web/2016/10/31/fotot-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCgZCdVBhAA http://www.revistamapo.al/shkodra-ne-80-vitet-e-fundit/ http://www.kohajone.com/2016/10/31/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://www.rtklive.com/sq/news-single.php?ID=111103 https://koha.net/?id=4&l=140207 http://www.kosovapress.com/sq/mobile/lajme/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik-91159/ http://botasot.info/fotogaleria/599479/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://www.kultplus.com/?id=4&l=17425 http://27.al/shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://rozafa.tv/2016/10/shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://www.ekonomia-ks.com/?page=1,25,393394 http://www.kosovalive360.com/ne-nje-album-fotografik-80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres.html http://botapress.info/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://www.arbresh.info/shqiperi/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ https://info.al/kulture/fotot-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SqKWxAt6og http://www.starplus-tv.com/kulture/item/18187-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SqKWxAt6og https://www.voal.ch/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://shkodra.news/celet-ekspozita-titullin-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://www.portalionline.com/ne-shkoder-sot-u-organizua-dita-e-bicikletes/ http://www.kercova.info/kulture-80-vjet-foto-shkodra-mbi-bicikleta/ http://www.titulli.com/index.php?m=post&s=35340&regjistro http://www.koalb.com/shkoder-ekspozite-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime http://m.time.ikub.al/Lajme/16-10-31-FOTOT-Shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime--1.aspx http://time.ikub.al/Lajme/16-10-31-Shkoder-Ekspozite-Shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime-.aspx http://fax.al/news/6020821/shkoder-ekspozite-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime http://po.al/shkoder-organizohet-dita-e-bicikletave/ http://shkodra.news/celet-ekspozita-titullin-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://realiteti.net/?p=1319 http://www.kryelajmi.com/2016/10/31/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://lajmeshqip.al/lajme/2312/-Shkodra-familja-ime-me-imazhe-bardhezi-p%C3%ABr-kat%C3%ABr-periudhat-e-qytetit-/ http://prishtinapress.eu/2016/11/02/shkodra-familja-ime-me-imazhe-bardhezi-per-kater-periudhat-e-qytetit/ https://magshqip.com/2016/10/31/fotot-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://www.gjuhashqipe.com/lajmetari/lajmetari2.aspx?id=155756 http://www.albaniannews.com/mobile/news_info.php?idm=9301 http://www.oranews.tv/vendi/shkoder-pasioni-per-bicikleta-ndonese-nuk-ka-rruge/ http://www.rec.org/news-item.php?id=1183 https://www.facebook.com/administrataezanavetembrojtura/photos/pcb.1742179066035042/1742178786035070/?type=3&theater http://tv1-channel.tv/2016/10/30/shkodra-nje-jete-me-bicikleten/ http://target-al.info/2016/11/01/80-vjet-foto-shkodra-mbi-bicikleta/ https://www.ata.gov.al/en/shkodra-before-90ies-citys-historic-museum-stages-a-photo-exhibition/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7SyoyW6GgI https://www.albaniantravel.info


‘Communist Persecution in Shkodra’ guide 21st February

In frame for the International Tourist Guide Day.

http://www.panorama.com.al/nje-guide-per-persekutimin-komunist-qe-e-shkuara-te-mos-harrohet/ http://www.starplus-tv.com/kulture/item/10641-dita-nderkombetare-e-guidave-aktivitet-nga-go-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDz5ySNE6FE



Challenges of Sustainable tourism in Shkodra County First Annual Conference

18th -19th March

GO2 in colaboration with VIS Albania and Cospe has organized the First Informative Conference on Tourism, which was held on 18-19 March 2016 in Shkoder, with the participation of over 200 entrepreneurs and local officials of tourism sector from 5 municipalities of Counties as: Shkoder, Vau i Dejes, Malesi e Madhe, Puke and Fushe-Arrez. In the Conference were present also representatives of Tourism Ministry, of National Agency of Tourism of Shkoder County, of Regional Administration of the Protected Areas, of Regional Directory of National Culture , of National Association of Tourist Guides Of Albania of GIZ, of YUNUS Social Business, touristic magazine Travel, students etc. In order to present the touristic models of events, in the Conference have spoken representatives from DokuFest of Prizren, Ensemble “Mirdita” of Rreshen, and also Beer Fest Korça. In the Conference participated also representatives of the local government from 8 Albanian cities: Peje, Gjakove, Prizren, Tirane, Gjirokaster, Permet, Lezhe and Durres. The second day of the Conference was moved in Tamara, and Selce of Kelmend to watch closely the development of the touristic products, where were present a record number of participators, approximately 85 persons.


TOGETHER FOR CHANGE.

KONFERENCA

Sfidat e Turizmit të Qëndrueshëm në QARKUN SHKODËR

Rektorati i Universitetit “Luigj Gurakuqi” Auditori 1

18 - 19 Mars 2016

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BASHKIA E PUKES

FUSHE-ARREZ PUKE ALBANIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDZCvr9PDfQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsMB3iMecs8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80las_2lQmw https://www.voal.ch/18-19-mars-konferenca-sfidat-e-turizmit-te-qendrueshem-ne-qarkun-shkoder/ http://www.starplus-tv.com/aktualitet-star-plus-tv-shkoder/item/11204-sfidat-e-turizmit-te-qendrueshem-ne-shkoder https://www.facebook.com/pg/bashkiashkodres/photos/?tab=album&album_id=834133676692501 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005911455665&sk=photos&collection_token=100005911455665%3A2305272732% 3A69&set=a.514892062051171.1073741845.100005911455665&type=3 http://www.starplus-tv.com/aktualitet-star-plus-tv-shkoder/item/11258-sfidat-e-turizmit-ne-qarkun-e-shkodres http://nucleus.al/prezantimi-i-nucleus-albania-ne-konferencen-sfidat-e-turizmit-te-qendrueshem-ne-shkoder/ http://www.oranews.tv/vendi/turizmi-qarku-shkoder-fokus-ne-shiroke-theth-velipoje-e-puke/




International Earth Day In Zogaj and Velipoja School

22nd April

On the International Earth Day it was organised an activity by Go2 and Well Point NGO in collaboration with the elementary school ‘Reshit Hyseni’ Zogaj that is located to an important protected area in Shkodra. This activity aimed to raise children’s awareness of the Earth’s protection, the negative effects of pollution, deforestation, global warming, waste and the use of pesticides. Through short metrage educational movies, pupils learned the importance of protecting the planet Earth. Pupils written and distributed messages to each other and to their community in reducing the negative impact on the environment such as ‘Keep lake clean’; ‘Save energy’; ‘Do not cut the trees’; ‘Use as few plastic as possible’; ‘We protect Plants and Animals’; ‘Preserve habitats’ etc. The activity followed with the cleaning of the lake shore by the pupils to raise community awareness and to provide a positive example in keeping the environment clean. At the end of the event, it was the exhibition ‘Protect the Earth’ where were presented the work of the pupils of all classes. Children through painting works, posters or leaflets expressed their thoughts, messages in the protection of the environment. A special thank you goes to the teachers of these schools that were very collaborative and involved in this event.



Guide ‘Communist Persecution in Northern City of Shkodra’ April

By GO2 to The Helvetas Management, the programs DLDP and RISI ALBANIA. It was done an urban tour in the centre city about the totalitarianism period. They got impressed from this tour and mostly they appreciated our homo narrans, our own feeling and how we lived that time.



Media TV SHOW ‘Urban Mobility Plan for Shkoder’ SUMP 4th May

In frame of Achieve project funded by BE and REC Albania, one emission was transmitted live. It is discussed about the intangible cultural heritage that shkodrans have and the challenges how to protect it - even how to use this asset to develop tourist brand and bike services for visitors. Then it is going to be introduced by SUMP, which in one year would measure the traffic movement in crossroads, the parkings along the main streets and the key indicators about mobility. A very important factor remains the local govenrment and its will to implement it in the 6-7 upcoming years, in order to improve the quality of life in the municipality of Shkoder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oRkjVRP6Io



ACT4CITY May

Workshop for independent cultural actors who act to make cities/towns better places for living. The aims of the ACT4CITY workshop are to: - question the role of independent cultural scene in improving the quality of life in cities and asserting the right of citizens to the city - promote good practices of cultural actors aimed at increasing the level of sustainability of cities, - provide opportunity for regional linking and networking of cultural actors interested in sustainable cities, - encourage citizens’ empowerment through artistic/cultural projects. The ACT4CITY organized by EXPEDITIO_NGO and its partners (funded by ARTAngle and EU) gathered 40 participants from 30 NGOs from the Western Balkan Region to tell their experiences about sustainable cities -transport, walking and cycling safe, open public spaces are safe, accessible and enjoyable, renewable resources are used, waste as recycling where is possible, affordable housing, cultural and social amenities are accessible for all. GO2 told its story how it is was established -its mission about sustainable movement way in Shkoder city and how it is approached this value to develop tourism product and actually the SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan).



Student Training on questionnaire on SUMP 19th May

It has been about two and a half months since the work of the Sustainable Urban Movement Plan (PLUQ) in Shkodra has been intensively started as a pilot project in Albania. The biggest challenge remains ANALYSIS, as no previous data is, while a good detail system and data from the field, would bring rational and cost-effective solutions. The Plan Design Method is the Polycentric Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (POLY SUMP), an European approach to standards referring to European directives - including air quality. The analysis will be scattered throughout the new territory of the new Municipality of Shkodra, and the distribution will be respecting three criteria: spatial, economic and demographic one. Settlements that are going to be studied through eg questionnaires, observations, traffic measurements, parking measurements, public hearings will be: Theth, Shkodra Suburbs, Postrribe, Dajc, Gur I Zi, Berdice, Velipoje and Shkodra center. 2000 questionnaires are going to be distributed (for three deceived groups, families, schools, businesses). Actually, about 700 questionnaires have been distributed by a



group of young students from the University of Luigj Gurakuqi (Department of Tourism and Geography) who have been systematically trained on how to do questionnaires (urban and inter-urban mobility ) with residents - separated by different zones according to a zoning made on the map. Data collection from the terrain by asking different target groups that make daily travels in the urban area for their activities, such as families, people that choose their mode of travelling to work and to school; In the framework of SUMP project there are done there are done 2000 questionnaires to habitants, school/universities, job institutions of Shkodra Municipalities from May 2016 to April 2017 1) How do families travel in the city? 998 questionnaires 2) Home do people travel to Work? 501 questionnaires 3) How do people travel to school? 501 questionnaires The data collected are going to be elaborated and used for the SUMP project with the support of the Economic Faculty and foreign experts. Discussion on the importance of the Environment and Women with the pupils of ‘Mati Logoreci’ school, in the framework of Environmental Film Festival in Albania.



GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT 2016 in Silicon Valley -San Francisco 26-28th June

GO2_NGO participated at 2016 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) is an international exchange program focused on the themes of entrepreneurship skills and enhanced Euro-Atlantic integration designed for 47 young professionals from 42 European countries. Fellows will begin their program in Washington, DC with discussions about entrepreneurship and innovation in the U.S. including meetings hosted by Google and the U.S. Department of State. Subsequently, GO2 is spending two weeks working at carefully-selected host institutions in Albuquerque, NM fellowed by an individual mentor and having the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of our host organizations and benefit from job-shadowing and professional interaction with the American peers. The program will conclude in San Francisco, CA for an

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opportunity to present a strategic plan or community action plan during a pitch session and reflect on their experiences as a group. Participation in ‘Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)’ in U.S.A GO2_NGO participated at GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT 2016 which held in SILICON VALLEY -San Francisco. When we connect global entrepreneurs with the access and exchange needed to create and innovate, we unleash their power to change the world. The event took place under the auspices of President Barack Obama and the entire US State Department. The event was attended by 1000 entrepreneurs from all over the world. A clear example of this is found in Silicon Valley where thousands of firms have achieved success. With that in mind, what better place to gather entrepreneurs at all stages of business development for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)? Bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama highlights his commitment to building bridges that help us tackle global challenges together. Voice of America, Interview from Washington D.C. ‘Albanian Cities for a Sustainable Urban Mobility’ . You may have a luxury car, but nothing substitute the movement on foot and bicycle in terms of healthy living. The culture of walking and pedaling is relatively new in Albania, but its supporters feel that it has a future. In Voice of America was the environmental activist from Albania, Eltiana Shkreli, one of those who encourage this kind of culture. (Voice of America) Interview of Mrs. Eltjana Shkreli about sustainable urban mobility in Albania at ‘Voice of America’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyr1iRFNH9A


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Meeting with Mrs. Victoria Nuland

(Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State) about Albanian Reform, Tirana, AL

4th June

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Meetings with the municipalities of Istog, Gjakovë, Kukës (CRESSIDA) July

In the framework of the pilot project ‘Pollution of Drini River basin from Urban Waste’ it was organized meeting between Kukes, Istog and Gjakova municipalities in order to create a network between local coordinators and also a plan for the campaign ‘ Let’s clean Drini River that join us in Kukes, Diber, Gjakove, Istog’ . In the meeting were present the Mayor of Istog, the Mayor of Gjakova and the main secretary of the Mayor of Kukes. Many experts and directors from directories of environment, urbanism, waste management directorate, agriculture directorate, water directorate etc - there were also three representatives of US EPA, 1 representative from REC Albania, 2 representatives from REC Kosove, project manager from GO2 as leader applicant. This network created is going to be very important for future collaborations, cross border projects, addressing different issues. The network has been formalized on partnership agreements. They all made a presentation of the actual problematic, the lack of cooperation in between AL-KS about this topic and the consequences of the waste pollution going in Kukes node. In Istog we visit Istog River and its bridge- cultural monument to see closely the problems of sedimentation, waste and flooding farmland along large inflows of rain. Old stone bridge over 300 years was sunk over half of its legs. In Gjakova we visited the Erenik river at the canyon, and since it was raining a lot the amount of water brought with the wastes collected along the banks. In Kukes we visited the Black Drin Branch and the node where the amount of waste in spring and fall increases due to the rainfall and higher level of water.



Marking the trails in Gajtan and Juban July

In the framework of the Risi Albania project, were marked the trails for two destinations, Juban and Gajtan. Ervin and Alex explored for hours the reference points (stationary, visible objects) to do orientation marks for visitors climbing the mountain. The marking trails are presented also in the in the cycling tourist Package 8+1 days Shkoder Region.



Agreement with Municipality Council of Shkoder 1st August

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Municipality Council approved the Agreement between GO2 NGO and Municipality of Shkoder on the SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY PLAN which will be carried out within the period April 2016 - April 2017. This project is innovation in Albania and supported by the EU within the project ‘ACHIEVE’ by REC Albania referring air quality European directive.We will continuously follow through consultative meetings with various interest groups, observations, surveys and data collection from various directories. Next steps of the performance will be presented to you in the upcoming months. The inhabitants remain our strong support which encourages us to go further. Thank to YOU all, to the Mayor and her municipal staff, but in particular to all volunteers’ group and the professional working staff who are working hard since 3 months on the terrain.


Competition: Photography with Bicycle in Shkodra before 1990 1st August

The bicycle photography competition aims to highlight the cultural heritage of the bicycles in Shkodra / Albania, from the beginnings of the bicycle until 1990. The deadline for the competition is from 1 August 2016 until 1 September 2016. The competitors must present the original photographs with the bicycle subject and complete the application form. Competitive photos will be selected for the first phase 25 photos and in the second phase the 5 best will be honored with prizes.



International Youth Day in Gjakova, KS (CRESSIDA) August

On this day four young people from Kukes, Diber, Shkoder, Istog joined together to celebrate the International Youth Day in Gjakova. Through different activities, the participants had the opportunity to know each other, socialize, create network between them exchange different experiences, information, stories also their ideas and opinions how to transform our communities, making them better and how to protect our natural resources. The youth participation was possible in the framework of CRESSIDA Project, funded by US EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) and implemented by REC Albania and REC Kosovo and GO2. The goal remains enforcing the local capacities in this communities and more concretely tackling the pollution of the river from urban waste.


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GREEN GUIDE of ALBANIA and GO2 Cycling Tour Enterprise Albums August

Here you could find the GO2 advertisement in vetween more than 3 hundred pages of Eco Tourism in Albania. Contact us, and we offer our service! Mob. + 355 69 55 90 290 Email: info@go2albania.org



Meetings with the municipality of Diber. (CRESSIDA) August

Network meetings continued with the Municipality of Diber. Mrs. Antike Torba (Department of Waste Management and Services) presented the situation of waste management project which is implementing by DLDP in this municipality. She mentioned also the challenges to be faced in order to improve the situation in this sector especially after the territorial reform. Mr. Ajet Braho the director of urban planning office presented the changes came from administrative and territorial reform done during this period. He mentioned the problems and challenges of their office to be faced. Among members of civil society was Mrs. Margarita Markaj, who directed us to the possibility of cooperation with local youth groups about this awareness campaign, Mrs. Lindita Manga as NGO which is operating in Tirana and subcontracting small NGOs in Dibra, and implementing big projects there. Meeting at the Municipality of Diber was quite interactive and collaborative.



Interview Mrs. Eltjana Shkreli as coordinator of CRESSIDA Project at RADIO Gjakova, KS August

Talking about CRESIDA project Pollution of Drin River Basin at the communes Kukes, Gjakove, Diber and Istog (cross border approach from AL and KO). We invite you to enjoy it!


http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Gjakova- s219398/


Study Visit (SUMP) 30-31st August

In the frame work of the Project ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan’ (SUMP) Sharing Experiences and Networking between the working teams from municipalities of Albania and Kosovo that are in process of compiling Urban Mobility Plans. This network will be a potential for common project in the future. Helvetia of Kosovo is implementing DEMO project with 3 municipalities in Kosovo, Peja, Gjakova and Prishtina that consists of compiling the SUMPlan for the respective municipalities. The working team from the three municipalities, together with their consultants came in Shkoder and Tirana for three days. Day 1, presentation and introduction of the group with the methodology, the analyses and possible conclusions each group had. Day 2, Meeting in Shkoder Municipality with the directorate of Urbanism and after it a cycling tour in Shkoder urban area to see from closer the Cycling Culture. Day 3, Meeting in Tirana Municipality, Tirana Paring Agency and Institute of Transportation.



European Mobility Week 16th - 22nd September

- Raising awareness of community about modes of transportation and emphasizing the cycling culture of Shkoder as an asset for sustainable development - Involving as many target groups as possible - Applying for European Mobility Week Award 2016 in EU First time in Albania, European Mobility week in Shkodra. During this week there were realized different activities addressing issues of Mobility and were involved with different target groups, from decision makers to the local community. Main activities of this week were: An important aspect of European Mobility Week was the work with the children; pupils in public and private schools, children in kindergartens, and outdoor activities with children in neighborhoods of Shkodra. Indoor and outdoor activities with the pupils of the elementary schools “Dëshmorët e Prishtinës”, “AzemHajdari”, Turkish college “HasanRiza Pasha” and “MatiLogoreci”. Each of the aforementioned schools organized activities and games

http://calendar.al/event/java-europiane-e-levizjes-ne-shkoder



within the topics specified in the agenda of EMW. Animation, educational activities, games, group works, has been some of the forms of the work done in order to promote a safe and healthy sustainable mobility for children Public Hearing with the was stakeholders of Public Transport of the Municipality of Shkodra. This event brought together in round table Transport representatives, representative of Municipality of Shkodra and representative of the Association of Transport of Shkodra. It was possible to identify the major problems encountered today in the public transport of Shkodra, as well as solutions that can be given to improve the situation, as each actor knows the situation better. ‘Urban Identity’ activity put on focus Shkodra Train Station . The session was opened with a musical trio from Mr. Qamil Gjyrezi, Mr. Myrteza Dibra and Mr. Rezart Çaçani followed by a lecture on the history of the construction of train stations in Albania, by Dr. Gjergji Islami, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Polytechnic University of



Tirana. About the train station in Shkodra, Mr. Islami highlighted the massive degradation of railway transport as a service, but architecturally expressed optimism for the good condition of the building compared to other cities. Premiere of the documentary ‘Street’ (Rruga) author Ms. Su Tomesen, in front of “Kafja e Madhe” in Shkodra. The documentary was filmed on last May in Tirana. The presentation of the documentary film was made by the director, who explained the purpose of her film to explore micro economies and informal economies, regardless of Tirana is much more than what it is presented. After the premiere, the author invited the participants in a conversation to share their thoughts, their opinions and their perceptions. Four schools involved in the activities of the week: “Dëshmorët e Prishtinës”, “MatiLogoreci”, Turkish college “HasanRiza Pasha” and “AzemHajdari” were accompanied by responsible teachers and respective animators to finalize their 4 days work. During this day the exhibition with the prepared works was hold under the


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2sNPiQhweQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AXFv-r3Jtw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqwYMBRinJI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHbuBAgKjl8 http://www.mjedisisot.info/index.php/te-tjera/aktiviteti-njerezor/1865-java-evropiane-e-levizshmerise-ne-shkoder http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


theme specified earlier in the week, competition among schools about these works as well as entertaining games integrated according to non-formal education framed on the topic within the European Mobility Week. ‘Azem Hajdari’ school was awarded with the first prize for working ‘Bike Race’ in Car Free Day 18 km done around Shkodra, 22 participants. Neighborhood Bike Race gathered together 22 competitors, ranging from age 14 to age 64 years, it aimed the promotion of our bicycle tradition and at the same time the sense of belonging of the neighborhoods. Team winner was Fantazia , Female winner Klodiana Brushaj, Male winner Amiron Miloti. The 6th day of the European Mobility Week in Shkoder gathered hundreds of pupils from four 9 year schools to exhibit their works carried out during the four-day workshops in their schools. The teachers and parents joined the event - the respective schools were “Azem Hajdari”, “Hasan Riza Pasha”, “Mati Logoreci” and “Deshmoret e Prishtines’. The anvironment was so attractive through games and creative approach. The CUP of the winner was awarded to school “Azem Hajdari”. Each school had a price and it was converted in books for their libraries GO2 offered 22 titles of books for each of the participating schools.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht1s2IJGs-E http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf



Opening of European Mobility Week 2016 16th September

The opening ceremony of the European Mobility Week 2016 and the media conferences on the overall picture of the activities within the week, target groups selected and its impact took place in the Square Kiras, on September 16, 2016; as in all other European cities that have taken this initiative. This 7-day awareness campaign under the moto “Smart mobility Strong Economy” through the Sustainable Urban Mobility Organization GO2, was undertaken in the frame of the Plan on Urban Mobility in the Municipality of Shkodra, which will be drawn up until April 2017 under the support of the European Commission, REC Albania and in cooperation with the Municipality of Shkodra. The ceremony and media conference managed to unite some of the key stakeholders that play an important role in the development of the city as: Municipality of Shkodra, Shkodra Regional Education Directorate (DAR Shkodër), Directorate of Local Police of Shkodra, EUIC Shkodra. Opening speech was hold by: EltjanaShkreli executive director of GO2 and organizer of the European Mobility Week; Dritan Meta, vice president of the Municipality of Shkodra; Shehiada Piraniqi Information Office of the European Union for Shkodra, started at 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXJauUBrps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE0S0yiNCA4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea59a65QQEg http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


Accidents and road safety 16th September

In the implementation of the one week awareness campaign within the European Mobility Week, there were involved and worked in parallel with 4 schools: “Dëshmorët e Prishtinës”, “Azem Hajdari”, Turkish college “Hasan Riza Pasha” and “Mati Logoreci”. Each of the aforementioned schools organized activities and games within the topics specified in the agenda of EMW. The first day was an explanation of the objectives and activities of EMW, terms and concepts of sustainable mobility, traffic and road signs, etc. “Accidents and road safety” was the theme chosen for the public school “Dëshmorët e Prishtinës”. When the description of the European Week and the presentation with the groups was done, there were discussed and shared ideas about road signs, rules of walking on the street (usage of sidewalks, horizontal and vertical signs, traffic police as regulators etc.), giving first aid, speaking on aid (causes and consequences of accidents) Emergency Kit (what should be in it) etc. Classes included were 4, the fourth and fifth ones with a total of 76 students.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXJauUBrps http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


Bicycle

16th September

In public school “Azem Hajdari”, focus of the mobility was the “Bicycle”. Issues addressed by animators in collaboration with students are: the rules of walking safely on the streets (use of pavement, the horizontal and vertical signs, traffic police as regulators). There were two sixth gradeclasses involved, with a total of 50 students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXJauUBrps http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/ Shtator_2016.pdf



Car parking

16th September

“Car parking” was the key topic discussed in the Turkish college “Hasan Riza Pasha”. Workshops were held by addressing the opportunity costs that have parking, the ways of operation of the parking system, parking agency, etc. Included were five classes; two classes from the fourth grade, 2 of the fifth and sixth grade with a total of 100 students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXJauUBrps http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf



Pedestrians

16th September

Open discussion about traffic, mobile facilities and the rights of pedestrians, the benefits of walking by foot for the people and the town, tips for a safe walking, were the topics discussed at the public school “Mati Logoreci” being in line with the selected theme of “Pedestrians”. Workshops were realised in schools within 4 hours, starting at 9:00 to 13:00 am, closing the first session of the first day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXJauUBrps http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_ Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf



Do not rush

16th September

The second session of the first day activities of the European Mobility Week moved at the Polyvalent Centre “Mark Lula”, Shkodra. Game “Do not rush” was created particularly for EMW and was a novelty for the kids. The scope of the game was to make pupils recognize, learn and respect the road signals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXJauUBrps http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/ Shtator_2016.pdf



Open air cinema 16th September

On the end of first day activities of the European Mobility Week, at the Polyvalent Centre “Mark Lula�, Shkodra, there took place an outdoor cinema, where were shown educative films about urban mobility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXJauUBrps http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf



Workshop with stakeholders of Public Transport of the Municipality of Shkodra 17th September

On the second day of the European Mobility Week was organized workshop with stakeholders of Public Transport of the Municipality of Shkodra. The meeting began at 09:00 and ended at 12:00 am. The workshop took place in social business “Vivaldi� on September 17, 2016. This event brought together in round table Transport representatives, representative of Municipality of Shkodra and representative of the Association of Transport of Shkodra. Once the working groups were established and after many discussions and arguments, it was possible to identify the major problems encountered today in the public transport of Shkodra, as well as solutions that can be given to improve the situation, as each actor knows the situation better.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bwGNU-4nC8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noChycgVwzc http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


Live TV Show 17th September

2nd day of European Mobility Week The EMW started by 16th Sept and it is planned to act till 30 activities which will be deconcentrated in all neighborhoods of the city. For the first time, it was extended in 7 days in Albania, and not only in the ‘car free day’. During the whole week, the tools were such diverse, like: games, movies in open air, turn in identity through revitalizing the public space through events (train station), bile trace, workshops in schools, competition through schools for the best artcrafts, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-5oACfmF0w



Working with the children 18th September

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX-AUC1_6c0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drY4YZjhTBI http://www.mjedisisot.info/index.php/te-tjera/aktiviteti-njerezor/1851-java-evropiane-e-levizjes-ne-shkollat-e-qytetit-te-shkodres http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


The first session of the third day of the European Mobility Week was moved to the Polyvalent Centre Kiras. Presentation of the working group with the staff, children and parents of the center began at 10:00 am and continued with planned activities until 13:00 am. Workshops and game activities done during the meeting followed the same approach of non-formal education, in conformity with the topics of EMW. Among the games developed with children of this center can be mentioned: 1. ‘Jumbo –Dwarf’ - Animator creates the group of 20 of participants 2. The game ‘Twister’ was organized under the official rules with 3 players. 3. ‘Bowling’ - Animator used 10 recycled bottles covered with colorful sheets, among the 10 are: 3 red, 3 yellow and 4 green images to convey the students the image of semaphore. 4. Face painting and Horizontal Street Art.


Urban Identity - Abandoned Train Station 18th September

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drY4YZjhTBI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhsF0NsHpNg http://www.starplus-tv.com/aktualitet-star-plus-tv-shkoder/item/16353-shkoder-identitet-urban-ne-stacionit-e-trenit http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


The second session of the third day was moved in the train station, wanted to bring in focus the railway transport as a key element of public transport during the communist era, and also an important transport of Sustainable Mobility. ‘Urban Identity’ was the motto chosen for this day. The session opened with a musical trio from Mr. Qamil Gjyrezi, Mr. Myrteza Dibra and Mr. Rezart Çaçani. This Trio Band was chosen because they tried to give attention to the train station and rail transport in recent years with their performances. Musical atmosphere was followed by a lecture on the history of the construction of train stations in Albania, by Dr. Gjergji Islami, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Polytechnic University of Tirana. About the train station in Shkodra, Mr. Islami highlighted the massive degradation of railway transport as a service, but architecturally expressed optimism for the good condition of the building compared to other cities.


Four parallel worshkops in four schools 19th September

On the fourth day of activities in the framework of the European Mobility Week took up the workshops in parallel in four selected schools: ‘Dëshmorët e Prishtinës’, ‘Azem Hajdari’ Turkish college ‘Hasan Riza Pasha’ and ‘Mati Logoreci’. Social animators accompanied by staff members of the organization GO2 started the workshops at 09:00 am and continue until 13:00 am, concluding the first session. During the day students were presented with the idea of the exhibition and competition that will take place on the sixth day of the week between schools, and through a “brainstorming” were created the first concept ideas about the potential workings that can be realized during workshop hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE6tur9oSU8 http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf



Open air cinema 19th September

Activities for the second part of the day moved to the neighborhood ‘Xhabije’, Shkodra. Despite unfavorable weather conditions, the games and the film screening began at 18:00 pm, as planned. Thanks to the good will and maximum involvement of children in the neighborhood, the meeting was quite dynamic. To make children perceive the essence of European Mobility Week, initially were developed games with respective messages and lessons. More specifically, the game ‘Do not rush’, the traditional game ‘Jumbo –Dwarf’ customized with signs with colors for the regulation of mobility, face painting for alternative mode of movement, horizontal street art with chalk from children, recycled bottles for ‘bowling’, and many random improvisations. The fourth day was closed with film screenings on urban mobility in an outdoor cinema, projected onto facades of buildings in a neighborhood.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE6tur9oSU8 http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


Four parallel worshkops in four schools 20th September

On September 20, 2016 was the fifth day of the European Mobility Week. The first session followed in the same way the approach of non-formal education with the target group of students of four schools mentioned above. Social animators accompanied by GO2 staff members and volunteers worked together with students in predefined schools for about four hours, starting at 9:00 am to 13:00 am. The focus of the fifth day, simultaneously third day of four-day work with students, moved in the execution of works with themes set at the beginning of the week, for exhibition and competition that took place on the sixth day of the European Mobility Week. On this day, students of four selected schools: ‘Dëshmorët e Prishtinës’, ‘Azem Hajdari’ Turkish College ‘Hasan Riza Pasha’ and ‘Mati Logoreci’ were assigned the duty to create a frame where to settle their school name and logos identifying the mobility week, the rest was left to the free creativity of the students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEe3l3jIcPE http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf



Cinema in school 20th September

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEe3l3jIcPE http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


In addition, at Turkish college ‘Hasan Riza Pasha’ there was film screening about urban mobility in the internal cinema of the college. The show started at 10:00, and the films shown are: the official spot of European Mobility Week 2016 doubled in Albanian language and “Fans Odyssey” a short comedy.


Premiere of documentary “Rruga” ‘Street’ by Dutch author Su Tomesen 20th September

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEe3l3jIcPE http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


Noon session, at 19:00 pm, was the premiere of the documentary ‘Rruga’/ (‘Street’) of the Dutch author Ms. Su Tomesen, in front of ‘Kafja e Madhe’ in Shkodra. The documentary was filmed on last May in Tirana. The presentation of the documentary film was made by the director, who explained the purpose of her film to explore micro economies and informal economies, regardless of Tirana is much more than what it is presented. After the premiere, the author invited the participants in a conversation to share their thoughts, their opinions and their perceptions.


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Competition

21st September The sixth day of European Mobility Week marked the closure of the activities and efforts of animators, volunteers and staff members of GO2 through non formal education to transmit the basics of the concept of sustainable mobility, safe mobility and road signs. Closing ceremony was conceived to take place in ‘Rruga e Jezuitëve’ in order not to remain only on a theoretical level but also outdoor, into the community and to be practical and concrete as possible for the pupils. Street which hosted the closing event managed to remain clean by any mean of circulation throughout the whole duration of activities for 3 hours, from 10: 00 am - 13:00 am. The event managed to bring together about 300 children of different age groups. They were from fourth grade up to ninth grade. Four schools involved in the activities of the week: ‘Dëshmorët e Prishtinës’, ‘Mati Logoreci’, Turkish college ‘Hasan Riza Pasha’ and ‘Azem Hajdari’ were accompanied by responsible teachers and respective animators to finalize their 4 days work. During this day the exhibition with the prepared works was hold under the theme specified earlier in the week, competition among schools about these works as well as entertaining games integrated according to non-formal education framed on the topic within the European Mobility Week. At the end of the activities, to the four participating schools were donated the same series of books for the school library, and school winners of the competition on the basis of the works was donated a symbolic trophy that this time was won by the students of the public school‘Azem Hajdari’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeQwSGZK-Po http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf http://www.shkodra.news/shkodra-dhe-bicikletat-e-para-ne-shqiperi/





Live TV Show 21st September

4 schools were targeted to be part of the events during the EMW. A big team was engaged on running the daily workshops, each day on different topics like: cycling, parking, public transport, pedestrian etc. Migena, Dorian and Sonila are team representatives - they tell the interaction between the children and teachers, their will to get engaged through advertising tools in the mobility topics. The traffic signs, the games and the design papers have been so attractove for kids and applied by the animators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j4EBMQnDjo



Live TV Show

22nd September

7th day of EMW, Car free day, Live connections with ‘Wake Up’ Tv Program, Top Channel & Neighbourhood Bike Race. The last day of EMW was finalized by the Bike RACE, where took part 25 participants from all ages. They kept the same t-shirts unifying them, and the three first bikers won prices by GO2. The special team was awarded by REC Albania with a mountain bike. The race spirit gace a dynamic atmosphere by creating competitveness will.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SIGTsJuwpI


Bicycle Race

22nd September

The seventh day of the European Mobility Week 2016, which corresponds with “Car Free Day”, was structured in two sessions. In the first session was the “Bicycle Race”, which was the most important activity throughout the week, 18 km that crosses its path around the city of Shkodra. The novelty of the race lies in the categories specified for the competition. Besides the traditional categories, “female individual” and “male individual”, was the team category for the neighborhood. Its purpose lay in the promotion of cooperation and positive spirit in the community. Race gathered together 22 competitors, ranging from age 14 to age 64 years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELroe6jzQM0 http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


The train does not leave today 22nd September


The film “The train does not leave today,” was performed by students of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Polytechnic University of Tirana during the third day of the European Mobility Week, bringing in focus the dysfunction to degradation of the Train Station in Shkodra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URxqKk4ijqs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhsF0NsHpNg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEc983vLkEo http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


Closing ceremony of European Mobility Week 2016 22nd September

The last session of the final day of all activities within the European Mobility Week 2016 was hold on the square in front of City Hall, from 18:30 pm until 20:00 pm. In the closing ceremony were present citizens involved in the activities organized during the week mobility campaign, pupils from the four participating schools, social animators, volunteers, competitors of the race with bicycles etc. After that, it was displayed the documentary film with all the activities organized within the campaign of the European Mobility Week 2016 in Shkoder. The ceremony ended with an improvisation on violin performed by young artist Aida Hani.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELroe6jzQM0# http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/files/userfiles/Buletini_Mujor/Shtator_2016.pdf


Observations of the territory, Kukes, Diber 27th-28th September

Going in the territory of Kukes by observing and putting in evidence the challenges, the real situation next to the river banks, by talking with businessmen, inhabitants, decision makers, the local NGOs and the young guys. They represent the lack of culture by not throwing the waste in the river, and the challenges of municipalities which doesn’t offer the waste collection services. The policies according the waste taxes, the investments in landfill or other more coherent ways of waste disposal doesn’t exist –Kukes, Gjakova and Diber municipalities are making an effort to change the situation and it must be appreciated as a first step. Recording this picture we see as necessity to go and record by spot videos all those actors and deliver them on internet. It will function as exchange and know how, and peer to peer experience



‘Water Sports Day’ in Kukes 30th September

In the frame of Cressida Project. Water Sports Day was an initiative that was encouraged by some friends who live in London, providing donors for children with different abilities and through water sports at Fierza Lake they choose to forward the message to help this target group. Part of this initiative was joined also the Cressida project group, supporting this activity with such important value. Water sports day began with the reception that took place at the premises of the Palace of Culture “Hasan Prishtina” and were present friends came from London, Municipality of Kukes, other actors and Cressida Group. Greeting speech was held by both of the groups and became distribution of gifts and funds gathered for the children with different abilities. Funds and gifts were gathered thanks to the initiative of friends from London. The meeting was moved to the area of Myç Has, which became the starting point for the swimming race. For the race were present seven swimmer from different countries, such as London, Italy, Kukes and Has. The race began at 12:00 pm and the participators were very satisfied from this event, being thankful for the beautiful nature of Kukes, and admitting that they were blessed from the God. The race reached a length of about 3 km and lasted about two hours. This event had a great value for the promotion of the natural resources, as the case of Kukes Lake with a lot of resources, an asset for the economic development for the tourism and recretional water sports. Added value of this initiative was the collaboration of all stakeholders which is very important for the promotion of the territory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwPJSHeGtU

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Let’s clean-up Drin River that join us in Kukes, Gjakova, Diber, Istog October

In the Framework of the project CRESSIDA “Pollution of DRIN River Basin from urban Waste”Cross border AL - KS pilot project it was realized the campaign: “Let’s clean-up Drin River that join US” in Kukes, Gjakova, Diber, Istog. The CRESSIDA project includes the municipalities of Dibra and Kukës in Albania, as well as the municipalities of Istog and Gjakova in Kosovo, and aims at addressing urban waste problems along the Drin River.


https://www.ata.gov.al/vazhdon-fushata-javore-e-pastrimit-te-drinit/ http://www.oranews.tv/vendi/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZSOAxhyozM http://www.gazetadita.al/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ http://shqiptarja.com/Sociale/2750/ndotja-nga-mbetjet-ne-fierze-nis-nga-kukesi-fushta-per-pastrimin--377912.html http://www.mjedisisot.info/index.php/uji/1967-ndotja-nga-mbetjet-ne-fierze-nis-nga-kukesi-fushta-per-pastrimin http://po.al/nis-fushata-1-javore-ta-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwPJSHeGtU http://lajme.infosite.al/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ http://www.arkivalajmeve.com/Te-pastrojme-Drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-Kukes.1048030946/


Launching the campaign Let’s clean-up Drini River that join us in Kukes 3rd October

‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Kukes’ On 3rd October 2016 was the start of the 9 days campaign in Kukes ‘Let’s clean Drini River which join us in Kukes’ from Përroi të Shejës, to the canion, to the point of the meeting with Drini i Zi and to be continued till to the slough. The open ceremony was done at the bridge near the entrance of Bushati village part of the administrative unit Bicaj, Kukes. In the open ceremony were present representative of Cressida Project, representative of Kukes Municipalities, the Head of Administrative Unit Bicaj, the Director of the regional Albanian Protected, the headman of Bushati village, representative of civil society in Kukes, innhabitants of Bushati village, pupils of Bushat school. Representatives from civil society in Kukes were like DMO Kukes, Ekologet, Alpinistet, and Youth Centre for volountarism progress etc. Kukes was choosen to start the campaign, because it is the city where White Drin and Black Drin join together and where urban wastes are joined being thrown by the residents along two lakes. During this week, we organised several with the innhabitnas, debate, discussion in their territory, about the pollution, the waste etc. They said that is very important not only the municipality to take care about the waste, and the pollution but also the habitants should take care about their territory and community.


https://www.ata.gov.al/vazhdon-fushata-javore-e-pastrimit-te-drinit/ http://www.oranews.tv/vendi/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZSOAxhyozM http://www.gazetadita.al/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ http://shqiptarja.com/Sociale/2750/ndotja-nga-mbetjet-ne-fierze-nis-nga-kukesi-fushta-per-pastrimin--377912.html http://www.mjedisisot.info/index.php/uji/1967-ndotja-nga-mbetjet-ne-fierze-nis-nga-kukesi-fushta-per-pastrimin http://po.al/nis-fushata-1-javore-ta-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwPJSHeGtU http://lajme.infosite.al/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ http://www.arkivalajmeve.com/Te-pastrojme-Drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-Kukes.1048030946/


‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Gjakova’ After Kukes, the campaign continued in the Municipality of Gjakova. On Saturday, October 8th, at 11:00 am, began Cleaning of the River Krena from Islam Beg Bridge to Bridge Talic. To this campaign were joined Municipal Assembly- Gjakova. KRM Çabrati and the Youth Gjakova Centre with thirty young volunteers. The area of the river was filled with a lot of waste, cleaning it, was transformed good area for walking. This action was helping as a model for tellin to the inhabitants to not throw the urban waste in the river, but in the waste bins and get more careful about the environment pollution. Although the raining days, the workers were ready to get involved and contribute to this cross border campaign which was getting organized at the same time in four communes in AL and KS. ‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Istog’ & ‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Diber’ It was held simultaneously the cleaning campaign in ISTOG and Diber. Istog cleaning action was near Istog River. The campaign was supported by Istog municipality through the Service Sector. The cleaning action was held at the bridge in the village of Zac which it means 17 km away from the source. The actors who participated in the cleaning action were the head of the environment department, Mrs. Elfete Blakaj, ten young activists, as well as participants from Environment NGO. Sector of Services offered the service for garbage trucks. In addition to this action, were planted in the ground tables with slogans on environmental protection and water, as a rare asset of our territory. Although the raining days, the volunteers got ready to be involved and contribute to this cross border campaign which was getting organized at the same time in four communes in AL and KS.



9 days cleanup campaign in Kukes 3rd -11th October

- To coordinate the campaign and preparing the stakeholders and the participants (materials, people, the scenario how to start by polluting) - To observe the clean up territory from the marshes till up to the Canyon ‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Kukes’ On 3rd October 2016 was the start of 9 days campaign in Kukes ‘Let’s clean Drini River which join us in Kukes’ from Përroi të Shejës, to the canion, to the point of the meeting with Drini i Zi and to be continued till to the slough. The open ceremony was done at the bridge near the entrance of Bushati village part of the administrative unit Bicaj, Kukes. In the open ceremony were present representative of Cressida Project, representative of Kukes Municipalities, the Head of Administrative Unit Bicaj, the Director of the regional Albanian Protected, the headman of Bushati village, representative of civil society in Kukes, inhabitants of Bushati village, pupils of Bushat school. Representatives from civil society in Kukes were like DMO Kukes, Ekologet, Alpinistet, and Youth Centre for voluntarism progress etc. Kukes was chosen to start the campaign, because it is the city where White Drin and Black Drin join together and where urban wastes are joined being thrown by the residents along two lakes. During this week, we organised several with the inhabitants, debate, discussion in their territory, about the pollution, the waste etc. They said that is very important not only the municipality to take care about the waste, and the pollution but also the habitants should take care about their territory and community. There were around 200 participants that joint to the campaign and 2000 trash bags gathered during the cleaning up campaign.


https://www.ata.gov.al/vazhdon-fushata-javore-e-pastrimit-te-drinit/ http://www.oranews.tv/vendi/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZSOAxhyozM http://www.gazetadita.al/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ http://shqiptarja.com/Sociale/2750/ndotja-nga-mbetjet-ne-fierze-nis-nga-kukesi-fushta-per-pastrimin--377912.html http://www.mjedisisot.info/index.php/uji/1967-ndotja-nga-mbetjet-ne-fierze-nis-nga-kukesi-fushta-per-pastrimin http://po.al/nis-fushata-1-javore-ta-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwPJSHeGtU http://lajme.infosite.al/te-pastrojme-drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-kukes/ http://www.arkivalajmeve.com/Te-pastrojme-Drinin-qe-na-bashkon-ne-Kukes.1048030946/




3 days cleanup campaign in Gjakova 9th – 11th October

‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Gjakova’ After Kukes, the campaign continued in the Municipality of Gjakova. On Saturday, October 8th, at 11:00 am, began Cleaning of the River Krena from Islam Beg Bridge to Bridge Talic. To this campaign were joined Municipal Assembly- Gjakova. KRM Çabrati and the Youth Gjakova Centre with thirty young volunteers. The area of the river was filled with a lot of waste, cleaning it, was transformed good area for walking. This action was helping as a model for telling to the inhabitants to not throw the urban waste in the river, but in the waste bins and get more careful about the environment pollution. Although the raining days, the workers were ready to get involved and contribute to this cross border campaign which was getting organized at the same time in four communes in AL and KS. In total there were present around 60 participants that joined to the campaign. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFQx6lIZ03Q&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwPJSHeGtU



1 day cleanup campaign in Istog 11th October

- To clean up the Istog River next to the bridge out of Istog town - To involve all the stakeholders (inhabitants and NGOs, municipality ‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Istog’ It was held simultaneously the cleaning campaign in ISTOG and Diber. Istog cleaning action was near Istog River. The campaign was supported by Istog municipality through the Service Sector. The cleaning action was held at the bridge in the village of Zac which it means 17 km away from the source. The actors who participated in the cleaning action were the head of the environment department, Mrs. Elfete Blakaj, ten young activists, as well as participants from Environment NGO. Sector of Services offered the service for garbage trucks. In addition to this action, were planted in the ground tables with slogans on environmental protection and water, as a rare asset of our territory. There were around 20 participants that joined to this event.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwPJSHeGtU


1 day cleanup campaign in Diber 11th October

- To clean up the stream to SPA area in Peshkopi - To involve all the stakeholders (privat sector, inhabitants and NGOs, municipality of Diber) ‘Let’s clean Drini River that joins US in Diber’ The area of SPA in Peshkopi it was very polluted and meanwhile this zone is the economical engine for the town –a lot of businesses are installed there. As the new Mayor was voted only one month before, we had a meeting with him, by presenting the US EPA team, REC Albania and GO2, and introducing the pilot project. He was very interested about the approach, and accepted to join us during the campaign of cleaning up at Llixha (SPA area). All the 60 workers of administration of waste management directorate were present and involved. The businessmen took part and the Mayor was very un pleased about the situation –he promised publicly to take in consideration the area by interfering there in action. The young participants were very active and ready to tackle this problematic, by taking us in interview in Radio, delivering the posters in businesses there, and offering a waste bag as a symbol to raise awareness about the waste pollution in this zone. There were around 100 participants that joined to this event.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJwPJSHeGtU

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Regional Meeting Cressida ‘Building Local Community Resilience for Sustainable Development in International Watersheds’, in Oher, MK 12th-14th November

Presentation of cross-border pilot project Cressida ‘Drin River pollution from urban waste “implemented by REC Albania, REC Kosovo and GO2. After a great intensity on field getting prepared for 2 months, the work done between the four municipalities showed the commitment of all stakeholders in the territory of waste cleaning campaign to “Let’s cleanup DRINI who join US, in Istog, Kukes, Diber and Gjakova. After the success of the work thanks to all the organizers: the local coordinators, coordinators of municipalities, agencies, cleaning up public administrations, the administration of Protected Areas - Kukes, civil societies, volunteers, students, businesses and residents of communities. In between four projects supported on the Region, the pilot project Pollution of DRIN River Basin from urban wastewas the only one cross border and with the highest number of LGUs. http://www.rec.org/news-item.php?id=1168 http://ohridnet.com/vesti/ohrid/10026-ohrid-domakjin-na-regionalnata-sredba-cressida



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SHKODRA, my family, my bicycle, my story 31st October

The Exhibition of Photography with Bicycle “SHKODRA, my family, my bicycle, my story” the last 80 years of Shkodra in a photo album. This is event was to promote the biking culture of Shkodra City through the story telling methodology /by collecting and exposing photos with bike before ‘90s at Shkodran families. In three months, are collected 66 photos of 26 competitors, bringing pieces of life from the city at different times through photography and their oral confession. The first photography is dated in 1935 and the latest one in 1989, indicating the pleasant cycling tradition that characterized this city. All the picture collected are published in the album “Shkodra, my family, my bicycle, my story”






SHKODRA, my family, my bicycle, my story

media coverage

http://calendar.al/event/shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime https://www.ata.gov.al/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://rtsh.al/lajme/shkoder-ekspozite-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://www.mapo.al/2016/11/80-vjet-foto-shkodra-mbi-bicikleta/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPABGQ3X0mE http://www.gazetatema.net/web/2016/10/31/fotot-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCgZCdVBhAA http://www.revistamapo.al/shkodra-ne-80-vitet-e-fundit/ http://www.kohajone.com/2016/10/31/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://www.rtklive.com/sq/news-single.php?ID=111103 https://koha.net/?id=4&l=140207 http://www.kosovapress.com/sq/mobile/lajme/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik-91159/ http://botasot.info/fotogaleria/599479/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://www.kultplus.com/?id=4&l=17425 http://27.al/shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://rozafa.tv/2016/10/shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://www.ekonomia-ks.com/?page=1,25,393394 http://www.kosovalive360.com/ne-nje-album-fotografik-80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres.html http://botapress.info/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://www.arbresh.info/shqiperi/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ https://info.al/kulture/fotot-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SqKWxAt6og http://www.starplus-tv.com/kulture/item/18187-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SqKWxAt6og https://www.voal.ch/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://shkodra.news/celet-ekspozita-titullin-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://www.portalionline.com/ne-shkoder-sot-u-organizua-dita-e-bicikletes/ http://www.kercova.info/kulture-80-vjet-foto-shkodra-mbi-bicikleta/ http://www.titulli.com/index.php?m=post&s=35340&regjistro http://www.koalb.com/shkoder-ekspozite-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime http://m.time.ikub.al/Lajme/16-10-31-FOTOT-Shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime--1.aspx http://time.ikub.al/Lajme/16-10-31-Shkoder-Ekspozite-Shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime-.aspx http://fax.al/news/6020821/shkoder-ekspozite-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime http://po.al/shkoder-organizohet-dita-e-bicikletave/ http://shkodra.news/celet-ekspozita-titullin-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://realiteti.net/?p=1319 http://www.kryelajmi.com/2016/10/31/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://lajmeshqip.al/lajme/2312/-Shkodra-familja-ime-me-imazhe-bardhezi-p%C3%ABr-kat%C3%ABr-periudhat-e-qytetit-/ http://prishtinapress.eu/2016/11/02/shkodra-familja-ime-me-imazhe-bardhezi-per-kater-periudhat-e-qytetit/ https://magshqip.com/2016/10/31/fotot-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://www.gjuhashqipe.com/lajmetari/lajmetari2.aspx?id=155756 http://www.albaniannews.com/mobile/news_info.php?idm=9301 http://www.oranews.tv/vendi/shkoder-pasioni-per-bicikleta-ndonese-nuk-ka-rruge/ http://www.rec.org/news-item.php?id=1183 https://www.facebook.com/administrataezanavetembrojtura/photos/pcb.1742179066035042/1742178786035070/?type=3&theater http://tv1-channel.tv/2016/10/30/shkodra-nje-jete-me-bicikleten/ http://target-al.info/2016/11/01/80-vjet-foto-shkodra-mbi-bicikleta/ https://www.ata.gov.al/en/shkodra-before-90ies-citys-historic-museum-stages-a-photo-exhibition/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7SyoyW6GgI https://www.albaniantravel.info


‘SHKODRA, my family, my bicycle, my story’ 21st-23rd November

Exhibition ‘Shkodra, my family, my bicycle, my story. Shkodra before ‘90s’, at H.R.Pasha school.



TV SHOW ‘7 pa 5’ 2nd November

Mrs. Eltjana Shkreli talking about Photo Album and Exhibition ‘Shkodra, my family, my bicycle, my story’ in TV Show ‘7 pa 5’ in National Television Vizion Plus, Albania.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v30JkeVJRuk



‘SHKODRA, my family, my bicycle, my story’ 18th November

Exhibition ‘Shkodra, my family, my bicycle, my story. Shkodra before ‘90s’, at Economic Faculty, USHLG.



2 Public Hearing (SUMP) at High School ‘Hasan Riza Pasha’ and University of Shkodra ‘Luigj Gurakuqi’ and observation in the streets November

In the framework of the SUMP GO2 asked for assistance about parking issues to PUM program which is facilitated from Dutch Embassy in Tirana. Parking management seems to be a very important issue of Mobility management for urban and rural areas, and can be an economic profit for the Municipality but in the same time improve the quality of public space. The expert of the parking Mr. Peter Schneider from Holand and the team of GO2 have done observation and analyses of the parking situation and management in Shkoder. Public Hearing and debate with the students of ‘Hasan Riza Pasha’ school in the framework of the project Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Shkodra Minicipality. The topic of the discussion was: SHKODRA, how it would be accessible in 2025?!!! If it is going to be overcrowded by cars, shops would be closed and there are no CUSTOMERS anymore... Public Hearing and debate with the students of University of Shkodra ‘Luigj Gurakuqi’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoqJP_Mz1Po https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lk6pMbHDrM https://www.facebook.com/pg/GO2-441072575963389/photos/?tab=album&album_ id=1229515963785709



Public hearing and debate with students of Faculty of Economics at Shkodra University “Luigj Gurakuqi’ December

Introduction to the participatory planning as one of the key concepts in developed countries, public spaces , the subject of the public hearing, including students who primarily are citizens of the city, into the urban mobility sector were some of the topics treated with the students and the expert of urban planning Mrs. Eltjana Shkreli.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVe4PGXN37I


American Embassy Event on Small Grants December

GO2 was invited by the American Embassy as a civil society organization in the launching of the U.S. Embassy’s Civil Society Watchdog and Advocacy Program. This event was organized in the international day against corruption. It brought together over eighty civil society representatives and activists. This initiative was to encourage organizations, and individual activists to speak out and demand change. There were selected 10 civil societies, which had the opportunity each of them to present their mission in two minutes. GO2 presented its mission of promoting and improve the Sustainable Urban Mobility, and development of the Bicycle Tourism. Part of the event was also the American Ambassador Mr. Donald Lu. Addressing the participants, Ambassador Lu emphasized that ‘We want you to be tough watchdogs. We want you to be assertive and independent. And we want you to be courageous.’ During the event GO2 had the opportunity to meet the Ambassador Lu, giving Him the Album ‘Shkodra, my family, my bike, my story’. We talked about the cycling tradition of Shkodra and invited Him to visit Shkodra and to do a tour with bicycle around the city.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3-49Ctig-U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDoqfvHvxm0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2rJDA4OBQ


Training for Traffic Flow Measurements (SUMP) December

-To learn about the methodologies used for observations and measurements in the crossroads All participants committed to do the measurement of the traffic flow were trained on Thursday, December 15 2016, at 16: 00-18: 00 by the traffic experts, Mr. Mevlan Bixhaku and z. Korab Shehu, in order to address the difficulties and the problems that may encounter during the measurements. They explained the methodology of measurements, identifying the hours, the intersections, the means of transport etc.



Traffic Flow Measurements (SUMP) 18th -19th December

As part of its preparation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Shkodra, it has been done the measurements of the traffic flow. After common observations in the fieldwork, and after consultation with foreign experts who are assisting with the drafting of the Plan, they are selected a total of 17 crossroads including entry points from all directions of the Municipality of Shkodra. According to the scientific methodology of the European standards, measuring the traffic in the field has been for 6 (six) times within 1 (one) week, i.e. 2 (two) days, with three (3) times each day. Traffic measurement time is determined in 3 (three) one-hour interval, as follows: Sunday 18 December and Monday 19 December 2016 hours: 07: 3008:30 in the morning, 12: 30-13: 30 at noon and 16:30-17: 30 in the afternoon. In these processes of measurements are engaged about 84 students from the Faculty of Economics of the University “Luigi Gurakuqi�, activists, volunteers and the working group of the Organization for Sustainable Urban Movement GO2. These manual measurements have identified the means for transport for citizens, cargo, motor bikes, bicycles and pedestrians passing within an hour. https://www.facebook.com/pg/GO2-441072575963389/photos/?tab=album&album_ id=1260959453974693 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di-c6b_4is0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xpdnqlonum https://rozafa.tv/78-aktiviste-po-kryejne-matjet-e-fluksit-te-levizshmerise/ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55miqs





Informative Meeting in Velipoja December

In the framework of the project “Public Awareness about Protected Areas in Shkoder�. The aim of the meeting was to raise awareness for the issues related to the protected areas by giving information, discussing, interacting, distributing the VIJA | LINE newspaper etc. The topics discussed were about the importance of the area where they live, the positive outcomes from their preservation, how to protect their forest, how to protect the water, and how not to damage their zone. Students, teachers, parents and community of this protected area discussed with expert Mrs. Eltjana Shkreli about values and conservation of protected areas, preservation of biodiversity, themes addressed in the journal for Protected Areas of Nord Counties VIJA | LINE. During the meeting we talked also about the workshops that are going to be organized with the schools in this area. These workshops are going to be based on a methodology of informal education developing creative work on environmental protection and biodiversity topics and issues related with protected areas.



Morning TV Show about Traffic Flow Measurement at Shkodra done by GO2 December

Mrs. Migena Selcetaj, Mrs. Sonila Hasaj, Mr. Diamant Pepushaj (student). The TV Show in TV1 Channel of Shkoder was about the Traffic Observations done on 18 and 19 December 2016. The guests presented the project TEUTA ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, Shkodra Municipality’ funded by the European Union and REC Albania part of the ACHIEVE program. In the framework of the SUMP were done the Traffic Observations and Measurement in the most important crossroads, and streets of Shkodra. During the interview they had the opportunity to talk about the collaboration with the Economic Faculty, University ‘Luigj Gurakuqi’, the methodology used for the measurement, trainings offered from foreign experts, the difficulties that we encountered in two days of observations. In the end they discussed briefly about the next steps of the project that are going to be undertaken in the next month. SUMP is going to have a good impact to the inhabitants improving their quality of life, and also development of the tourism with bicycle.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyeTpjiz7Ng


Publications



‘SHKODRA, my family, my bicycle, my story’ 29th October

There are 26 families that trusted their stories of 66 personal pictures to the NGO GO2 in the framework of the competition ‘Shkodra, my family, my bicycle, my story’, announced on August 2016 and promoted through an exhibition and a photo album, at Historical Museum of Shkodra, on 29 October 2016 The photo album with the same name include a time period of 80 years (1935-2016) and through human narration, they testify not only the individual fate, but also the collective fate of Albanian society in four important political periods of 20th century: Kingdom, Occupation, Dictatorship and Democracy. Through documentation of over 100-year tradition of the massive use of the bicycle in Shkodra, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Organization GO2 is capitalizing this heritage in function of tourism with bicycles in urban and rural areas, by specialized guides. https://www.facebook.com/pg/GO2-441072575963389/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1198293033574669 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7SyoyW6GgI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPABGQ3X0mE http://www.gazetatema.net/web/2016/10/31/fotot-shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCgZCdVBhAA http://www.revistamapo.al/shkodra-ne-80-vitet-e-fundit/ http://www.kohajone.com/2016/10/31/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://www.rtklive.com/sq/news-single.php?ID=111103 https://koha.net/?id=4&l=140207 http://www.kosovapress.com/sq/mobile/lajme/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik-91159/ http://botasot.info/fotogaleria/599479/80-vitet-e-fundit-te-shkodres-ne-nje-album-fotografik/ http://www.kultplus.com/?id=4&l=17425 http://27.al/shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/ http://rozafa.tv/2016/10/shkodra-familja-ime-bicikleta-ime-historia-ime/



Publication of VIJA Journal October

VIJA is a periodic journal on Protected Areas, with particular focus on Protected Areas of Northern Albania districts, as: Shkodra, Lezha, Kukes and Dibra. It goals to inform and raise awareness of the communities on those Protected Areas of Northern Albania. The journal is published by GO2 & NRD in the framework of the ECONORD project funded by the European Union and implemented by Albanian Capacities Local Development Foundation. The journal contains 6 pages, size 18x41 cm and is distributed for free. The journal is delivered in four North counties as Shkoder, Lezhe, Diber, Kukes and Tirana city, at 450 mail addresses and it is delivered in 600 e-mail media addresses and 6000 e-mail addresses as public and private institutions, NGO, business, individuals etc. It is published at ISSUU.com https://issuu.com/go2albania where you may download it and to be shared in different social networks as facebook, twitter etc. In four numbers published till now, for VIJA journal there have been articles from 25 Albanian and foreign authors, including the Director of National Agency of Protected Areas, experts of the protected areas, directors of environmental NGO, directors of Regional Administration of the Protected Areas in north counties of Albania.



Publication of VIJA Journal October

VIJA 1 Contents: Editorial: “Line of horizon, line of law and line of knowledge”. Interview with Mr. Zamir Dedej, General Director of National Agency of Protected Areas. In focus: “Hydropowers in Valbona break the Protected Areas Law” by Mrs. Catherine Bohn Profile: “Natural Park Koritnik - Korab” by Mr. Besnik Hallaçi, director of Regional Agency for Protected Areas Kukes Education: “What are Protected Areas?” Tourism: “Let’s protect the nature and develop the tourism in Puka” by Mrs. Besmira Aliaj. Actuality: “Cressida Project: Let’s clean-up Drin River that join US in Kukes, Gjakova, Diber, Istog” by Blerta Avdia. Chronicle: Activities from Regional Agencies of Protected Areas Shkoder, Kukes and Diber.


https://issuu.com/go2albania/docs/vija_1


Publication of VIJA Journal, Nr. 2 November

It has been issued the second number of the journal VIJA (LINE) This issue contains: Editorial: ‘Loving the birds and the Lake’ In focus: ‘The return of the Dalmatian Pelican in Shkodra Lake’ by Mr. Sajmir Hoxha, NOE ‘Presentation of the Zoning Plan of the Natural Reserve Shkodra Lake’ by Mr. Nihat Dragoti, INCA ‘Shkodra Lake needs collaboration even from Montenegro’, by Mr. Agim Dardha, RAPA, Shkoder ‘Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Prespa Lakes, Ohrid and Shkodra’, by Mrs. Alkida Sini Prodani, GIZ Education: ‘Albania toward Natura2000’ Actuality: ‘Planet at the crossroads’ by Mrs. Aleksandra Nikodinovic, IUCN Chronicle: Lezha RAPA: ‘Dalmatian Pelican also at Kune-Vain Lagoon’ Activities by Regional Agencies of Protected Areas Shkoder, Kukes and Diber. EcoNord projects in Kukes County.


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Publication of VIJA Journal, Nr. 3 December

VIJA 3 Contents This issue contains: ‘Four Ministries joined ‘Together for the nature’ ‘Protected Areas of Dibra County and their management’ ‘Challenges and Achievement of one year work of Shkodra RAPA’ ‘Lezha Rapa aims to increase the tourism in the protected Areas’ ‘A good year for RAPA of Kukes County and for the tourism of this area. EcoNord projects in Lezha County.


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Publication of VIJA Journal, Nr. 4 December

VIJA 4: Contents ‘Project law for the protected areas’ ‘The protected areas ready for the parliament’ ‘What is expected to change in the Project Law for the Protected Area’ ‘EcoNord projects in Diber County.’


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