Green Ideas Competition
Green Ideas is an annual competition organized by Partners Albania, which aims to serve as an incubator for small – scale green economic development ideas in Albania, utilizing local resources and revitalizing traditions of production and community-based markets in an environmentally friendly way.
The novelty lies in cooperation and creation of a joint seed fund from national companies and international donor institutions with institutional support of Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
The competition was launched in 2012 and through clear criteria and a transparent and fair competition process, it supports individuals, social enterprises, non-for-profit organizations and small business ventures to improve and contribute to a better life for society in Albania.
The shortlisted finalists present their proposal during the two days of competition, before an Evaluation Panel consisting of experts in the field of education, environment, economy and finance. At the end of the competition three winners are selected and awarded a financial support up to 800,000 ALL (approx 8,000 USD/EUR)
The three winning ideas from the national competition participate at the regional competition Philanthropy for Green Ideas organized by Balkan Green Foundation. The competition is organized in cooperation with partner foundations from Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia&Herzegovina. Partners Albania is the partner foundation for Albania. By supporting innovative, local sustainable economic development initiatives, the regional competition aims to substantively contribute to building a peaceful, competitive and prosperous region in the Western Balkans. Since 2012, ideas from Albania have been among winners of the regional competition, which have provided additional funding up to USD 10,000.