BGEN journalist wins Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Journalism Award

BGEN reporter won Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Journalism Award

Photo: FUDŠ


December 14, 2022







December 14, 2022






A journalist for Balkan Green Energy News, Vladimir Spasić, has won a prize at the Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Journalism Award contest, organized by Slovenia’s FUDŠ. Spasić was awarded for a report on the first prosumers in Serbia.

BGEN journalist Vladimir Spasić received the Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Journalism Award – FUDŠ/FAM. The award, the first of its kind in the region, was presented by the School of Advanced Social Studies (FUDŠ), in cooperation with the Faculty of Media (FAM) in Ljubljana.

Among the best published pieces on the topic of sustainable energy, Spasić won the second prize. The BGEN reporter received the award for an article titled Serbia clears way for household solar, gets first prosumers.

Vladimir Spasić was awarded for an article on the first prosumers in Serbia

Spasić had followed the topic closely, reporting on the legal frameworks, economic environment, and technical possibilities for the development of prosumers in Serbia and the region. He continued to cover this topic even after the publication of the award-winning story on the country’s first prosumer.

Acknowledgments for sustainable energy reporting in the region

This year’s Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Journalism Award has three laureates. The jury included  representatives of the faculties and green energy companies, and communications experts from PR agencies and think-tanks, the organizers said. The BGEN journalist became a laureate along with two other colleagues from the Western Balkans.

The first prize went to Petar Klincharski from North Macedonia for an article on how to prevent waste and trash from ending up in the streets. Marija Dedić from the e-kapija portal received the third award for an article on whether the energy crisis will accelerate Serbia’s transition to renewable energy sources.

With this award, FUDŠ aims to identify the best journalistic pieces on sustainable energy in the Western Balkan region. The call for entries included news articles, online stories, and video materials published between January 1, 2020 and September 30, 2022.

The award aims to ensure that the topic of sustainable energy is recognized as vital to the region’s future

The FUDŠ launched the Award with the aim of identifying the best journalistic works on the topic in the region. The main goal is to ensure that the topic of sustainable energy is recognized as essential for building a better future in the Western Balkans.

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