On 14 May 2016, KEERC organized the first Conference. Part of this event were representatives of Ministries, the German Embassy, GIZ, the University of Prishtina/ Biology departments, NGOs, the municipality of Junik etc. The University of Konstanz (Germany) and the Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency are supporting this initiative too.

The conference aimed to discuss the idea of KEERC, what could KEERC become in the future and what could help in establishing this centre, what is the current status of planning, and which issues might be difficult together with suggestions for resolving critical issues.

Presentations, discussions and input from different institutions were a huge success. In cooperation with the Biology Department of Universität Konstanz, KEERC will be able to offer a space for students to conduct fieldwork and practical studies outside of common university grounds, and also internships.