Friends of Nature – Eko Element is non-political, non-government and non-profit association, established in August of 2008 with an objective of education and practical work in the realm of environmental protection.


RREC - Bugojno

Regional Resource Environmental Center

Focal point for action and the development of future activities in the field of environmental protection with continuous educational, informational, and other events.

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Independent laboratory for physico - chemical water analysis

Available for continuous water quality monitoring in the town of Bugojno and other cities in the region.

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01. August. 2014

Signed Memorandum of Understanding Between Cantonal Employment Agency and Eko Element

NGO Eko Element and Employment Services Agency of Central Bosnia Canton signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday in Travnik. Importance of this agreement is that it will create new employment opportunities in our region. Activities of our organization in the coming period are mainly aimed at creating the conditions for the formation of new jobs, primarily through agricultural development programs in accordance with ecological principles and technological innovations. More

01. July. 2014

Eko Element Launches a New Project "Power of Diversity"

This project is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Project is planned to last for ten months and will be implemented in Upper Vrbas region, in three cities, Gornji Vakuf - Uskoplje, Donji Vakuf, and Bugojno. Target groups are young people between 15 and 19 years of age. More

26. June. 2014

Lecture: Sustainable Water Management

The lecture was focused on our relationship with the river Vrbas, comparing the current situation with tremendous possibilities that this river has to offer. More

09. June. 2014

Kids' Workshop

The objective of this workshop was to teach younger generation about the importance of sustainabilty when it comes to water. They were also introduced to our Resource Center. They finished several experiments connected with water. More

20. May. 2014

Youth Lecture

Within the project "Vrbas - our river," a lecture was held at the Regional Resource Environmental Center for youth activists and high school students about the potential of the Vrbas River and the importance of sustainable water management. More

04. April. 2014

Resource Center Opening Ceremony

On April 4th, 2014 the Regional Environmental Resource Center Bugojno (RREC) was officially opened. The event was attended by the representatives of nongovernmental and private sector and the municipal administration from the basin of river Vrbas and large number of guests who have graced with their presence this very important event both for Eko Element and for the entire community. More

04. April. 2014

Round Table

On the 04th of April, 2014 a roundtable conference was held in the premises of NGO „Eko element“ in Bugojno on the topic: „Possibilities and ways of cooperation between key actors of the local communities of river Vrbas basin with the purpose of sustainable management of water resources as the natural and economic resource of the region“. More

16. March. 2014

Laboratory Training

On Saturday, 15.03.2014, at the premises of the Resource Center Bugojno, the training of the candidates at the laboratory for physico-chemical analysis of water took place. The first day of training consisted of a theoretical part, and handling appliances and devices, as well as individual analyses and testing water samples. More

18. February. 2014

Study visit to the Laboratory U.P.I.P. Žepče

As part of the activities of establishing the Laboratory in Bugojno, Eko Element activists together with the Executive Director Boris Jokic visited the Laboratory for the analysis of agricultural land. More

30. December. 2013

Modern Lab for physico-chemical analysis of water now in Bugojno

This Saturday, 28. of December 2013 at the premises of Regional Resource Center in Bugojno, the equipment for the new laboratory was installed as part of the project “Vrbas-Our River” . More

Our Partners and Friends

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Opcina Bugojno UNDP OSCE BiH Regional Environmental Center Aarhus Centar Eko Energy Američka Ambasada u Sarajevu Earth Hour - Sat za planetu zemlju World Wildlife Fund Earth Day Network Riky's Bar Bugojno Rasadnik Freš AXLE d.o.o. Bugojno SUPERINFO 1. BH Besplatne Novine Čista i zdrava budućnost JKUP Čistoća Bugojno Fond za zaštitu okoliša Federalno ministarstvo okoliša i turizma Info portal Bugojno Šume Središnje Bosne ICVA COOR Vlada Japana Cist Vrbas FONDEKO Coca Cola World Cleanup 2012