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Citizens of Berat Region Care for a Clean and Healthy Environment – Public Awareness Contest up for submission on new GreenBerat Website for Berat Region, Albania

The new GreenBerat Website http://www.greenberat.com was prepared under the framework of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Project implemented by the Municipalities of Berat Qark, Albania: Berat, Kuçovë, Ura Vajgurore, Poliçan and Skrapar. Besides providing information, documents and news on the project in Albanian and English language, GreenBerat most importantly hosts the public awareness contest: ‘‘Citizens of Berat Region Care for a Clean and Healthy Environment’’

Its aim is to involve the community and raise awareness towards global and especially local issues and problems regarding waste management and the environment.

The call for competition was published in February 2020, addressing interested groups and individuals: Citizens, Schools, NGOs and many more. They are invited to perform and submit documentation of activities which address a clean and healthy environment through, for example, means for reduction of waste, educational activities and cleaning up campaigns.

The contestants get the chance to win one of 30 prizes ranging from 25.000 to 300.000 ALL awarded based on impact and effort of the submitted projects.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the submission deadline is extended until October 2020.

The ISWM Berat project is funded by Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, supported by INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT, in consortium with SEHLHOFF, Germany and FLAG, Albania.

For more information on the project see: https://www.iu-info.de/fileadmin/user_upload/04_Projekte/4.5_Kreislauf-_und_Abfallwirtschaft/Datenblatt_1691_en_SECO_ISWM_Berat.pdf