Art, Plastic and Recycling

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Background of this idea

The idea of this project is to strike a perfect balance of improving the environment and encouraging environmentally-friendly economic activities in the cross border Shkoder Lake Area. Due to Shkodra Lake’s significant natural heritage, it is imperative to promote this pilot program for joint awareness raising initiatives and provision of information on environment protection of the border region aimed at economical prosperity in the long-term run. Our proposal aims to introduce one of the most innovative actions to overcome the very complex problem of environmental pollution and waste use/recycling. It relies in the trans-boundary and interdisciplinary methods that combine artistic skills, economic and engineering, in order to use waste and introduce environmental friendly products. The Art, Plastics and Recycling Program positively, is a concept that is inclusive in local development agencies, SMEs and other actors of development. This is an important factor in the long-term sustainability not only of this project proposal but also for the sustainable socio-economical development of this Cross -Border Area.

Objectives of the project

  • Reduce negative effects on environment and encourage environmentally-friendly economic activities.
  • Increase public awareness about the importance, protection and promotion of the environment and natural heritage.
  • Promote Shkodra Lake Area.
  • Create a functional environment-art network of artists and other organizations established in target area.

Target groups

The specific target group of this project is included in the potential environmental-art sector. Thus the resulting target groups in this proposal are artists (up to 20), local communities and authorities of Shkodra Lake and consumers. Furthermore the project will also pay attention to young people and women within the target groups by stipulating their involvement in the activities.

Implementation date:  06/2012-12/2013

Donor:  This project is funded by the European Union

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