Newsletter, May - July 2016

Newsletter, May - July 2016


CBM organized the first meeting within Women Start-Ups mentors’ platform

CBM organized the first meeting within Women Start-Ups mentors’ platform

Today in the premises of Community Building Mitrovica was held the first meeting between contracted company ‘’KO-Plan’’ and women mentors in the framework of the project ‘’Supportive women environment for women start-ups in South and North Mitrovica’’. The meeting started with the introduction and presentation of the Women Start-Ups project, women mentors and above mentioned company.

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Info-session regarding mentors platform

Info-session regarding mentors platform

Community Building Mitrovica organized info session between the contracted mentoring company ‘’KO-Plan’’ and Women Start-Ups project participants regarding mentors platform. This activity with project participants was held at the Regional Development Agency premises and EU-info point.

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In cooperation with Community Building Mitrovica, Lëvizja KOHA publishes Youth Monitoring Report

In cooperation with Community Building Mitrovica, Lëvizja KOHA publishes Youth Monitoring Report

In the framework of the project “Civil Society is watching you: demand for accountability and transparency on local level”, Lëvizja Koha issued youth monitoring report for the period October 2015 – March 2016. In the conference organized for the publication of this report, present were Mitrovica South Municipality Mayor Mr.Agim Bahtiri, Vushtrri Municipality Mayor Mr.Bajram Mulaku, other high representatives of local institutions, civil society, representatives of youth organizations and media.

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Second meeting with mentors within Women Start-Ups project

Second meeting with mentors within Women Start-Ups project

Today in the premises of Community Building Mitrovica was held the second meeting between company KO-Plan, women mentors and CBM under the project “Supportive business environment for women start-ups in North and South Mitrovicë/a”. KO-Plan representative briefly informed mentors about the info-session with women start-ups participants held on 4th of May. During this meeting it was agreed for mentors to start the work with women start-ups participants from May 13. With their expertise mentors will support and mentor women start-ups participants with remarks and corrections on their business plans without having any influence on their initial ideas for business.

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Access Program students visit Special School in Mitrovica South

Access Program students visit Special School in Mitrovica South

Laughs, fun, games and enthusiasm characterized the visits of Access Program students at the Special School in Mitrovica South. The group composed by Access and Special School students spends delightful time by communicating and engaging in different games, while they also expressed their creativity by drawing and painting.

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CBM donates 5 computers for 4 NGOs in Mitrovica

CBM donates 5 computers for 4 NGOs in Mitrovica

Considering the needs of CSO in Mitrovica for equipments that enable the work and increase their flexibility, Community Building Mitrovica donated 5 computers for 4 NGOs that operate in South and North Mitrovica.

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Regional HUB meeting with focus group

Regional HUB meeting with focus group

Community Building Mitrovica and CiviKos Platform today organized the second meeting with focus group composed by civil society and local institutions representatives. In this meeting was discussed about the needs and current situation of civil society organizations in Mitrovica. Mrs.Mimoza Murati, representative of CiviKos delivered opening speech by presenting the Platform, and spoke about the purpose of regional offices. This activity started with three questions raised by the organizers’ side: What do NGO representatives think for the current situation of civil society in Mitrovica Region? What’s the level of civil society development? How much is civil society included in the decision-making process?

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CBM organized the Closing Conference of the project “Civil Society is watching you: demand for accountability and transparency on local level’’

CBM organized the Closing Conference of the project “Civil Society is watching you: demand for accountability and transparency on local level’’

Community Building Mitrovica (CBM) & Center for Resources Youth and Media (CRYM), organized today the closing conference of the project “Civil Society is watching you: demand for accountability and transparency on local level’’. In this event participated Mr. Libor Chlad – Deputy Head of Cooperation Sector EU Office in Kosovo, Ms. Anika Snel – General and Political Advisor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo, vice-Mayor of Mitrovica South Municipality Mr.Safet Kamberi, and other high representatives of high local institutions from the seven Municipalities that were monitored in the framework of this project.

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CBM donates 5 computers for 4 NGOs in Mitrovica

CBM donates 5 computers for 4 NGOs in Mitrovica

Considering the needs of CSO in Mitrovica for equipments that enable the work and increase their flexibility, Community Building Mitrovica donated 5 computers for 4 NGOs that operate in South and North Mitrovica.

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Establishing Memorandum of Understanding between MRMT and Skenderaj/Srbica Municipality

Establishing Memorandum of Understanding between MRMT and Skenderaj/Srbica Municipality

Community Building Mitrovica Good Governance Program Manager Ms.Florentina Hajdari Hajra, Mitrovica Region Monitoring Team representative from NGO Prehja Mr.Jeton Rushiti and Skenderaj/Srbica Municipality Deputy Mayor Mr.Fadil Nura today signed the Memorandum of Understanding within the “Civil Society is watching you: demand for accountability and transparency on local level’’ project.

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Info – session regarding grant scheme within BAF project

Info – session regarding grant scheme within BAF project

Community Building Mitrovica and NGO ‘’D&G Solutions’’ organized info-session regarding grant scheme in the framework of the project Business Accelerator Facility of Municipalities in the North of Kosovo.This activity took place in the BAF and CBM premises, and participants were informed elaborately for the grant scheme.

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Special School “Kosovski Božur” in Mitovica North and NGO Mundësia award CBM with appreciation certificates

Special School “Kosovski Božur” in Mitovica North and NGO Mundësia award CBM with appreciation certificates

In the 30th anniversary event special education institution “Kosovski Božur”in Mitrovica North, awarded Community Building Mitrovica with appreciation certificate for good cooperation and support.

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CBM welcomed students from Amsterdam University College

CBM welcomed students from Amsterdam University College

A group of students from Amsterdam University Collage visited Community Building Mitrovica with the purpose of an up-close look to the life of Mitrovica residents and CBM work in a divided city. The students coming from different fields as political science and law were interested to hear more about CBM projects and challenges, and to know more personal stories of the CBM workers.  

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Community Building Mitrovica with partners BFPE and PIPS organized 5th study visit in Peja, Kosovo

Community Building Mitrovica with partners BFPE and PIPS organized 5th study visit in Peja, Kosovo

Within the project "Promoting employment of the youth through social partnership and cooperation" the 5th study visit was held in Peja, Kosovo with participants from local institutions, civil society and business background.

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CBM and Mitrovica South Municipality today signed a Memorandum of Understanding

CBM and Mitrovica South Municipality today signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Community Building Mitrovica and Mitrovica South Municipality today intensified their respective relations. A MoU between Good Governance Program Manager in CBM Ms.Florentina Hajdari Hajra, Mitrovica Region Monitoring Team representative from NGO 7 Arte Mr.Lulzim Hoti and Mitrovica South Municipality Mayor Mr.Agim Bahtiri  was signed within the project “Civil Society is watching you: demand for accountability and transparency on local level’’.

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CBM strengthens cooperation with Zvečan Municipality

CBM strengthens cooperation with Zvečan Municipality

Community Building Mitrovica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zvečan Municipality that aims to enhance cooperation and encourage this local institution to be more open and enable CSOs to play their ‘’watchdog’’ role. The MoU underlines shared commitment and responsibility to keep citizens informed regarding the work of this Municipality and encourage public debate.

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Enhanced cooperation among CBM and Zubin Potok Municipality

Enhanced cooperation among CBM and Zubin Potok Municipality

Community Building Mitrovica enclosed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Zubin Potok Municipality as continuation of other signed MoU’s with the Northern Municipalities of Kosovo. This agreement aims to establish a constructive collaboration that enables CSOs to conduct their monitoring role of local institutions.

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Call for Applications

Call for Applications

CBM in association with CIFE, YIHR and Altea France are pleased to announce our upcoming program funded generously by l’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse(OFAJ)

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CBM provides consultancy sessions for women start-ups grantees

CBM provides consultancy sessions for women start-ups grantees

On Wednesday at CBM premises, 33 awarded grantees divided into two groups had the opportunity to receive consultancy from D&D Business Support Center on marketing and branding of their products and services. Within the sessions grantees had the opportunity to learn and share about marketing and branding tips from D&D consultants.

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CBM granted 33 – participants of the ‘’women start-ups’’ project

CBM granted 33 – participants of the ‘’women start-ups’’ project

In the framework of the project “Supportive business environment for women start-ups in North and South Mitrovicë/a”, Community Building Mitrovica and D&G Solutions granted 33 – women from Mitrovica South and North on the total amount of sub-grants 112,500.00 Euro. The Grant Awarding Ceremony was held in the premises of Regional Development Agency North in South Mitrovica.

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