Newsletter
NGO
Environmental center for Development, Education and Networking - EDEN Center
Tirana, Tirana
Rr. Luigj Gurakuqi, Pall 12 b Ap 15 (pas kafe Europa)
tel: +355 4 2239619    fax: +355 4 2239619
www.eden-al.org
Areas / Sector of Interests
  • Capacity Buidling
  • Turism Development
  • Enviroment and Forests
Executive Director
Merita Mansaku - Meksi
email:eden@eden-al.org
Mission Statement
EDEN Center is a non profitable, non political organization which aim to contribute in the sustainable development and healthy environment through informing, educating and offering services to the interested actors and partners.
Short Description

 EDEN is established in March 2004 and it has within its structure:

  • A well established group of trainers who commit themselves in offering assistance and capacity building to its target groups
  • Nature Guides – young people prepared to offer nature guides and environmental education in nature
  • Youth group – volunteer motivated and engaged for different project awareness with community
  • Resource centre - a diverse library with editorials and environmental information, which is created by centre staff, individual donation and partners contribution.

To complete our strategic mission and objectives, EDEN is focusing its work in four thematic pillars:

  • Capacity building of NGOs, GOs and other interested groups
  • Environmental Education
  • Good Environmental Management Practices
  • Public Information and Participation

Some of the projects we have done so far are:

Capacity building

  • Assistance to Tirana Municipality “Environmental needs assessment“ December 2004 – March 2005)
  • “First local strategy for a healthy environment in Tirana Municipality “ ( November 2004 – July 2005)
  • “Providing training and coaching on Advocacy and Lobbing “ for the CSDC staff (August - October 2006)
  • Public rights on environmental information and participation in decision making (June– November 2006)
  • “Sustaining Albanian environmental movement" (2005 -2006)
  • “Training about role of the watchdog in NGO-s of development project “ (March – August 2007)
  • Albanian civil society in their respond to development projects – September 2007- December 2009)
  • “Strengthening Albanian Civil Society for an Improvement Environment” ( Implementing partner for capacity building component 2008 – 2010)
  • “Joining forces for a Sustainable Future in western Balkans” – Milieukontakt International & EDEN as partner organization for Albania for the capacity building component of the program (2007 -2010)
  • Green agenda in 3 communities in Albania – capacity building component ( 2007 -2010)

Environmental Education

  • Publication of an Environmental Calendar 2004 (November 2003)
  • “EDEN’s Nature Guide as ambassadors of sustainable development” ( December 2004 – June 2005)
  • “Grand Lake Park of Tirana, something more than just a park“ (October 2006 - August 2007)
  • Celebration of the environmental world days
  • “Tirana Zoo” a starting point of Environmental Education for the citizens of Tirana ( June 2005 – continuing)
  • Youth and healthy environments ( September 2007 –June 2008)
  • Young environmentalist Kit ( June 2008-June 2010

Management environmental practice

  • “My city without garbage’s ” Campaign (May – December 2005)
  • Paper waste segregation and recycling in 14 pilot elementary schools- ( September 2005 – April 2006)
  • POPs situation in Albania (January – April 2006)
  • Monitoring the waste collection services of Tirana Municipality (April 2006- February 2007)
  • Live it green live it healthy (June 2008 – June 2009)
  • Solar energy – environmental and economical alternative ( March – December 2009)
  • Reducing the Risk to Public Health & the Environment from Used Lead Acid Batteries in Albania ( August 2009 – January 2012)

Public information and participation

  • “Development projects and transparency ” (September 2007 – continuing ) Campaigns co-organized with CEE Bankwatch network
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