Environmental Education

EE Working Group

During its program (2002-2005) Milieukontakt took the initiative to raise the level of environmental education. Because there was still little understanding among NGOs on what environmental education (EE) means, and very few EE materials in Albanian exist, the activities will have to start from scratch. By means of setting up and developing a working group on environmental education the NGOs took the initiative to develop EE materials and a plan to integrate EE in the national policy. Close cooperation was developed with relevant ministries and other organisations.


Milieukontakt has performed a state of the art report on environmental education, with the aim of identification of organisations and institutions active or responsible for EE in Albania and sorting out the legal and institutional framework for developing environmental education in Albania.


A working group of 5-7 experienced NGO members on environmental education was formed to coordinate the development of an EE-kit (age 6-14 years old). The EE working group formed the core of a national platform of NGOs and specialists on environmental education focused on content in cooperation with Dutch expertise. The materials were tested in some schools and evaluated as well.


A strategy plan was developed by the EE working group, creating the basis for a national EE policy plan, which was drafted in cooperation with the relevant authorities and institutions.

Several EE Activities held:

  • Local actions, campaigns and EE programmes
  • Working group on Environmental Education and development of EE kit;
  • Training and study visit on environmental education for NGOs;
  • Training of trainers on EE
  • EE Platform established
  • Training od School teachers on EE and EE Kit
  • Study Visit on EE
  • Practicing EE Kit in 8 year schools in Tirana, Librazhd and Shkodra
  • Development of national environmental education Strategy;
  • EE stakeholder Conference




Environmental Day

  • International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer - September 16

  • Clean Up the World Weekend - September 17-19

  • Zero Emissions Day - September 21

  • Car Free Day - September 22

  • World Day of Tourism - September 27




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