We help build societies that responsibly manage their natural resources.
Experiencing how long-term success to reach sustainability is dramatically increased when local communities are fully invested in design and implementation of policies and individual projects, we have developed a strong internal capacity to facilitate stakeholder consultations and empowerment of particular groups for decision-making.
We have provided practical and professional support for a number of development initiatives in the field of environmental activism. We have also prepared planning and implementing documents for several development initiatives focused on nature protection, local community development.
In addition, our members have conducted applied research to support informed decision-making.
Because we believe that the long-term success of development activities is dramatically increased when local communities and other stakeholders are fully invested in project design and implementation, fea has developed a strong internal capacity to facilitate stakeholder consultations.
Consequently, fea has been entrusted to provide its expertise and assistance in the organisation of several workshops, focus groups, surveys and information community sessions aimed at including all stakeholders into the planning and decision-making process.
Considering the ongoing global and local challenges for environmental protection and sustainable development, we at fea will continue to increase our capacities to tackle these challenges.
We at fea believe that people gathered around a common goal, approaching each other in good will and trusting in humanity’s greatest strength - the ability of human beings to create and change their surroundings based on ideas, imagination and passion - is the driving force of today, enabling permanent changes towards the future we envision for ourselves as individuals and as members of our societies.
The most important areas of fea’s operations to date are:
transition from government to governance and enhanced democracy in the management of natural resources and protected areas,
responsible management of natural resources (especially forests and land) and sustainable, environmentally-sound and rural development,
support to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
implementation of international multilateral environmental agreements (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification - UNCCD, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity- UNCBD and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - UNFCCC),
empowering women, young people, and rural communities.
The organization fea is a member of 3 international organizations.
UNCCD CSO NETWORK
Desertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Established in 1994, UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.
The Convention addresses specifically the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, known as the drylands, where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found.
As of 2014 fea is a focal point for CEE and important part of the initiative to increase the participation of NGOs in UNCCD activities and procedures.
If you are the CSO operating in Central and Eastern Europe, and would like to get more information about he UNCCD CSO activities, want to engage in active participation, please contact us.
We can assist you!
fea’s tools for actions are:
project design and management at national and regional level
contributing technical expertise and knowledge and conducting desk and field research
applied research supporting informed decision-making; design and implementation of surveys, focus groups discussions and community information sessions
development and implementation of the Advocacy Action Plan(s), developing policy dialogue and influencing policy-makers
development and implementation of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan(s) and facilitation of the stakeholder consultations
design and implementation of public awareness campaigns at local and national level
support to the public administration, CSO and communities capacity building
IT - design and development of portals and websites, information systems and GIS based interactive maps
organisation of various events: workshops, roundtables, study tours etc.
international/regional cooperation, networking and building public, private and CSO sector partnerships
conducting non-formal environmental education and introducing forest pedagogy practices
other: publishing, fundraising, marketing and social media etc.