The signing of the MoU between the project team (PiN Serbia, Peaceful Change initiative) and the City of Gjilan (Kosovo). Pictured: Mayor of Gjilan, Mr. Lufti  HAZIRI.

Good Governance

PIN focuses on engaging citizens in local decision-making and encourages effective cooperation among civil society, governments, and communities to support a more open democratic process. PIN builds the capacity of both civil society organizations and local authorities while empowering citizens to voice their needs, advocate for local issues, and influence policymaking processes.

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Mostar - Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate

Mostar - Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate

The 3-year project seeks to improve public space and its use in Mostar through mobilising citizens and supporting citizen-led initiatives that contribute to the shared civic, cultural and economic life of the city. The project also aims to support citizens and local authorities to effectively use new skills, tools and mechanisms to address priorities in an inclusive, gender-sensitive, participatory and systematic manner.
Amplifying Local Voices for Equitable Development - ALVED

Amplifying Local Voices for Equitable Development - ALVED

“Amplifying Local Voices for Equitable Development” (ALVED) is a British government-funded project running from September 2020 through March 2023. The project is implemented in five municipalities in Kosovo and four in Serbia by a consortium made up of Peaceful Change initiative (PCi), a UK-registered charity, People in Need, and NGO Aktiv and Peer Educators Network (PEN), two Kosovo-based civil society organizations. The overriding objective of the project is to ensure that citizens in Kosovo are better able to empathise with one another’s perspectives, play active civic roles in society, and celebrate diversity. Through a focus on participatory social service planning, the project engages the expertise of the project consortium members with civil society and municipal representatives to ensure that high-quality social services are available to all. Grassroots civil society actors are offered capacity-building opportunities as well as funding for local initiatives that aim to improve cooperation between local authorities and residents. This project also pays special attention to the needs and concerns of young people, focusing on harnessing the potential of this vital demographic by investing in the development of knowledge and skills relevant for effectively engaging with their communities.