CNVP is a reliable development partner in the Balkan region. It works with public, private, donor and CSO/NGO stakeholders using evidence-based analysis to improve the sustainable livelihoods of rural communities and civil society affected by the ongoing process of environmental and climate change.
Sustainable natural resource management
Sustainable forest management; multi-functional systems for farmer-focused forestry (small-scale, private or communal), including forest governance and legislative reform, evidence-based forest policy, decentralized forest management and joint forest management.
Climate change mitigation measures and environmental impact assessments (EIAs), as well as disaster risk reduction (illegal logging and sand/gravel extraction, as well as soil erosion and excess flooding), and national/local food security.
Rural development; Job creation, income generation and improved rural livelihoods through better market access, as well as support for all activities along agri-rural and forestry value chains: production, processing, storage, transport and sale to domestic and export markets.
Renewable energy and waste management; replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy, particularly wood biomass, short rotation crops and bio-energy production, as well as management of household and industrial waste.
Community mobilisation; empowerment of rural women - building ownership and trust, as well as development of local action groups based on LEADER principles.
European accession issues and related policy questions; Application of EU standards in agri-rural and forestry development, as well as implementation of measures in Agriculture and Rural Development Programmes for 2014-20 funded through IPARD II and the European Neighbourhood Instrument.