Caucasus Environmental Network: Volunteering in Georgia

Originally posted in autumn 2013 by Gabrielle Fenton After finishing my degree in Social Anthropology in the UK, I went to Georgia for one year. I went there as an EVS (European Volunteer Service) volunteer to work with a regional environmental organisation called CENN, the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network. I still remember arriving in Tbilisi, […]

Georgia: Deforestation and Kvemo Svaneti

Originally posted in the spring 2011 newsletter by Humfrey Legge Kvemo Svaneti is located in the north-west of Georgia and borders the disputed, and currently Russian-controlled, Abkhazia. The region, one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse in a country famed for its beauty and biological diversity, is home to the Svanetian people. Svans, despite […]

2011 spring update

Originally posted in spring 2011 by Katy Our activities have gone from strength to strength recently. In October 2010 LEWE members travelled overland from the UK to Siberia to coordinate a training course on volunteering with environmental NGOs which we hope will strengthen and improve our volunteering programmes and support for European Voluntary Service (EVS) […]

Education for Sustainability Training Course in Bristol

Originally posted in autumn 2009 An international group of 15 environmental educators visited the UK from 1-8th Sept 2009 to learn about ‘education for sustainability’ and practical demonstration eco-centres. The group, representing NGOs and environmental organisations from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Portugal, together with British participants and coordinators, spent 3 days […]