Little People of Kosova has been accredited to participate in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee of the UN's General Assembly on a drafting the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This project is funded by European Union

Eco Social Economy Network of South and East Europe

In Search of Essence of Human Economy

Jointly vision to eco social development

Little People of Kosovo is a partner organization on this project, together with: European Social Cooperatives, ESCOOP, Italy; Slap, Croatia; ACT, Croatia; ORT, FYR Macedonia. The lead organization is Zdravi Grad/Healthy City, Croatia. The project implementation started in the beginning of 2011, and the total duration of the project activities is 24 months.

Overall objective of this project is to promote culture of socio-economic partnership, civic participation, social synergy and integrated, sustainable socio-economic advancement of the countries and communities in the region using principles and values of “eco-social economy“ and social developmental capacities of the civil sector.

Specific objective if this action is to enable socio-economic networking and capacity building of the CSOs and representative eco-social economy organizations through creation of national and regional (Western Balkans) eco-social economy platforms and frameworks able to cost-effectively contribute to the sustainable and dynamic socio-economic development and social transformation of the countries in the region in cooperation with their EU counterpart organizations and national public authorities.

Final beneficiaries of this project will be:

- civil sector organizations (150-200),

- national pilot local communities (4-5 communities – 5.000 citizens),

- members of vulnerable groups (young people, persons with disabilities, other socially and economically excluded groups).

This regional project is a logical continuation of concrete actions and advocacy activities of Little People of Kosovo in the filed of social economy i social entrepreneurship development in Kosovo. As we know, the context of social economy in the Western Balkans is still characterized by contradictions and weaknesses, even though the culture of social entrepreneurship is deeply rooted in target countries. Namely, this project is another daring trip and step ahead in the social economy field, which will definitely reinforce the idea and encourage the re-embodiment of social entrepreneurship in Kosovo and the region.

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ESENSEE Project was initiated by a group of social and civic leaders and social entrepreneurs from Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Italy and Kosovo. These individuals recognized need for more structured interaction, cooperation and synergy among all those stakeholders in the region interested in the idea and practice of more human and socially and ecologically responsible societies and economies.

The ESENSEE pioneers hence joined their minds, hearts and hands to create a project with intention to produce sustainable, self-reliable outcomes that will be able to create real impact for the target groups, the final beneficiaries and the communities of the region and the world.


Kosovo Goes Eco-Social!

ESENSEE Project team leaded by Ranko Milić from Healthy City and Teo Petričević from ACT visited Kosovo and its capital on 8th June 2011 and held an informative meeting and project presentation followed by a short discussion with interested stakeholders mostly civil society organizations, public and private education institutions and media professionals interested in eco-social economy issues. After several hours of very intriguing discussion on the potentials of the eco-social economy in Kosovo, and the needs of the stakeholders that could be responded by ESENSEE network and its activities especially of its Social Academy and Project Incubator. At the end, there was a clear consensus on the needs for further awareness raising and capacity building activities for stakeholders in all three sectors in Kosovo and further actions were agreed in cooperation with Little People of Kosovo and other organizations interested in this issue.