- Federico Sicurella | 10 April 2013
- Francesco Martino | 3 April 2013
- Nicole Corritore | 13 December 2012
- Andrea Rossini | 16 November 2012
- Marjola Rukaj | 8 November 2012
- Esad Hećimović | 5 November 2012
Three cities of the Western Balkans that have in common an industrial past and present.
Three cities that share the drama of high pollution and an incidence of tumors far above the average of the respective countries. Elbasan in Albania, Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and finally Pančevo in Serbia: three feature stories and three photo galleries. A new dossier by OBC.
 Often hidden behind the house walls, domestic violence, whose victims are mainly women, remains unspoken about in many cases. In this dossier, realised in partnership with Oneworld Platform for SEE , Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso presents data, extracts of interviews with experts, information on legal reforms and their implementation, etc.
 Still a niche production, but receiving more and more attention by the day. An OBC dossier on organic farming in the Western Balkans: policies, adjustments to European standards, statistics and country by country analyses
Not scared of exerting yourself? No problems with vertigo? Do you feel fulfilled after a whole day hiking with a rucksack on your back? Virtual trips for the readers of our website, as real as ever for those who decide to leave
Their name is written in different ways and with different alphabets: bazar, čaršija, çarshija, çarşı …The meaning, however, is the same: meeting and exchange place, Balkan Ottoman heritage. A dossier produced in the context of the SeeNet II Programme to to find out where they are still alive, where they have been deleted from town memories, where they still symbolize something more than mere tourist attractions
First report: Local democratic governance
Overview - Region of Shkodra (ALB) - Bosnia & Herzegovina: Municipality of Travnik -Bosnia & Herzegovina: Municipality of Trebinje -Croatia: Region of Istria -Kosovo: Municipality of Pejë/Peć -Montenegro: Municipality of Budva -Serbia: Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
Overview -Albania: Region of Shkodra -Bosnia & Herzegovina: Municipality of Travnik -Bosnia & Herzegovina: Municipality of Trebinje -Croatia: Region of Istria -Kosovo: Municipality of Pejë/Peć -Montenegro: Municipality of Budva -Serbia: Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
A provocative title for this picture story by Stefano Piva. It shows collective centres in Kraljevo, South Serbia, which still accommodate refugees from Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo
Father and son in a walk on Romanija mountain, near Sarajevo, traditional training area of the Bosnian climbers. A videoreportage
SeeNet II (South East Europe Network) is currently the largest active Italo-Balkan decentralised cooperation partnership, involving Italian regions, Western Balkan local authorities and numerous Italian and South-eastern European civil society actors.
Led by the Tuscany region, co-financed by the Italian Foreign Office and the 7 Italian Regional partners (Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche, Piedmont, Veneto and the Autonomous Province of Trento), it involves 47 local authorities from 7 South-eastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), besides Oxfam Italia, Anci, Ervet, Informest, Alda, CeSPI and Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, linking over 60 partners in a network.
The three-year Programme is aimed at strengthening the local development and governance capacities of the countries of the Western Balkans and supporting their process of integration into the European Union through the implementation of concrete actions.
SeeNet II is based on 13 initiatives linked to the development of cultural heritage sites and tourist attractions; supporting small medium enterprises; enhancing rural development; strengthening social policies and territorial planning; insitutional building and the creation of a network among local authorities; policy-oriented reasearch and spreading information on the local contexts.
Within the SeeNet Programme, OBC regularly carries out in-depth analyses and spreads information on the socio-political contexts of the Western Balkans and the thematic areas covered by the Programme.
BOOK JUST OUT
Organic agriculture in the Balkans is still in its early stages though it already acts as a fundamental stimulus to sustainable rural development in the region. Through a comparative analysis of organic farming in the countries of South East Europe the book provides original insights into the process of European Union integration