Newsletter, August – October 2016

Newsletter, August – October 2016


CBM Celebrates its 15 Year Anniversary

CBM Celebrates its 15 Year Anniversary

Community Building Mitrovica has reached a milestone this year, celebrating 15 years of its existence. On Thursday (15.09.2016) CBM hosted a memorable event with its employees, partners, donors and friends to celebrate this achievement. Throughout its history and growth CBM shaped the surrounding community, implemented projects which have had a positive and lasting impact on the lives of Mitrovica citizens and bridged the divide.

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Increasing business potential of ‘’women start-ups’’ project grantees through consultancy

Increasing business potential of ‘’women start-ups’’ project grantees through consultancy

Mitrovica 05.08.2016: Through this week Community Building Mitrovica hosted consultancy sessions for ‘’women start-ups’’ project grantees. These sessions were held at the Community Building Mitrovica premises and at the Mitrovica South Municipality Assembly hall by experienced consultants.

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CBM continues to support civil society organizations

CBM continues to support civil society organizations

Mitrovica 19.08.2016: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have an important role and responsibility in the development of the society. Therefore much more needs to be done to strengthen this sector in different levels.

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English Access Microscholarship Program - Summer Camp 2016

English Access Microscholarship Program - Summer Camp 2016

As part of the English Access Microscolarship Program, this year students together from Mitrovica, Kamenica and Gjilan/ Gnjilane had the chance to participate in the Summer Camp. The camp was held in Hotel Sharri-Prevalle.

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CBM held its strategic planning

CBM held its strategic planning

For two days Community Building Mitrovica has been planning its strategy for the period up to 2020.

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CBM and partners organized study visit in Niš, Serbia

CBM and partners organized study visit in Niš, Serbia

Community Building Mitrovica and partners organized the 6th and last study visit in the framework the project ''Promoting Youth Employment through Social Partnerships and Cooperation''. The theme of this visit was ‘’Opportunities and challenges of public-private partnership’’, and was held in Niš, Serbia.

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Women grantees visited successful businesswomen in Kosovo

Women grantees visited successful businesswomen in Kosovo

33 women awarded grantees from South and North Mitrovica, within ''women start-ups'' project were part of a field visit to successful companies in production and services sector in Kosovo. The group visited “Inspiracija'' a carpet weave business in Mitrovica North, Beauty Center “Teuta’s beauty Skincare & Spa” in Prishtina and Hotel “President” in Gjakova, while all these businesses are lead by very successful businesswomen.

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Norway’s Ambassador in Kosovo visits civil society in Mitrovica

Norway’s Ambassador in Kosovo visits civil society in Mitrovica

Norway’s Ambassador to Kosovo Mr. Strand Sjaastad visited CBM and met with representatives of civil society in Mitrovica. In this occasion the ambassador showed his interest in knowing more about the projects and the work of civil society, and in general about the situation in Mitrovica.

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Youth from Mitrovica North and South advance their English language skills together

Youth from Mitrovica North and South advance their English language skills together

On 20 October, Community Building Mitrovica organized the graduation ceremony for 40 young people from Mitrovica South and North who participated in the 2 – year course of learning English under the ‘’English Access Microscholaprship Program’’.

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CBM, PAX, UN-Habitat and Municipality of Vushtrri officially started the new era of cooperation

CBM, PAX, UN-Habitat and Municipality of Vushtrri officially started the new era of cooperation

On 31st of October in premises of the Municipality of Vushtrri, Mr. Bajram Mulaku (Mayor, Municipality of Vushtrri), Ms. Gwendoline Mennetrier (Chief Technical Adviser, UN-Habitat) and Ms. Florentina Hajdari Hajra(Good Governance Program Manager in Community Building Mitrovica), signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

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