Partners Albania organized on 2 -3 April 2013 in Tirana the national competition Green Ideas 2013, where the selected applicants from the first phase presented their project-ideas.Through a competitive process,
"Green Ideas 2013" competition aimed that civil society organizations, social enterprises and small business ventures in country to be involved in identification, selection, and prioritization related to sustainable environmental development through application of market competitive innovative green ideas.
Fifteen finalists presented their project-ideas during the two days of competition, which was open to the public and business sector.
An evaluation panel consisting of experts in the field of environment, justice, business and economic development select three best green ideas. The winners were: Small business of furniture production, presented by Pezana Rexha; Soloil Albania company and Gjirokastra Foundation.
The three winning ideas participated in the Regional Forum "Philanthropy for Green ideas in Western Balkan", organized in Mavrovo by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, on 26-29 July 2013. As part of this regional competition were presented 15 green ideas from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia and were selected three winners.
One of the winners was the representative from Albania, Pezana Rexha, with the idea of production of furniture using wooden palettes.