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REC Field Office Kosovo/a

The Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is a neutral, non-advocacy, not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 by the United States, the European Commission and Hungary. Its mission is to assist in solving the environmental problems of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) Region and to encourage its progress toward sustainable development. The REC is based in Szentendre, Hungary, and has offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (including Republic Srpska), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia and Montenegro. Since April 2000 the REC is the secretariat of the Environmental Task Force under the reconstruction program of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.


Our vision is an environmentally sound Kosovo/a with actively participating citizens working towards sustainable development.

REC Kosovo/a's mission

The mission of the REC Field Office Kosovo/a is to support the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, to assist in the development and re-organization of environmental civil society in Kosovo/a, to support the development and enforcement of appropriate environmental policies and to ensure that the environment is taken into considerations during the transitional process in Kosovo/a.
As for the period of 2003-2005, REC Office in Kosovo/a will focus its work in the following pillars:
1. Capacity building of local authorities, NGOs and governmental officials;
2. Good governance practices, transparency - promotion of the Aarhus Convention principles of environmental democracy;
3. Environmental education and awareness raising;
4. Environmental information dissemination;
5. Waste issues, and
6. Sustainable development practices


Zeqir Veselaj - Director
Merita Mehmed - Project Manager
Fitore Ferizi - Project and Financial Officer
Naim Arifaj - Office and Operational Assistant

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REC Field Office Kosovo

For further information contact us at:

The Regional Environmental Center - Field Office Kosovo/a
PO BOX 160, Kodra e Diellit, Rruga III, Lamela 26,
Prishtina, Kosovo/a - UNMIK
Tel/fax: (+381 38) 552-123
E-mail: info@kos.rec.org

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