Green Businesses Competition

The Green Business Competition is an activity organized by Partners Albania since 2012. It aims to stimulate and encourage innovation for green business ideas at the local level and explores the role of philanthropy in engaging local communities to generate green business ideas that utilize local resources and revitalize disappearing traditional production chains and community-based markets. By supporting innovative, local sustainable economic development initiatives, The Green Business Competition aims to substantively contribute to building a peaceful, competitive, and prosperous Western Balkans and Greece region in line with the seven (7) Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

During the two days of the competition, finalists selected among competitors from non-profit organizations, social enterprises, small business ventures, and individuals, present their business ideas before an independent jury of experts in the area of economy, education, and business development.

The competition supports business ideas in two main LOTs according to their stage of maturity:

LOT 1: Business Ideas at Conceptual Stage
LOT 2: Businesses in Pre-Seed Stage

Three winners at the national level, the first two places from LOT 1 and the first place from LOT 2, are automatically part of the “Balkan Green Ideas” Competition, together with the winners from the national competitions from Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Greece.