Kosovo Foundation for Open Society
Kosovo Foundation for Open Society

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Summer school for active citizenry for youth of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, 1-8 July 2012, Durrës, Albania

Kosovo Foundation for Open Society-KFOS in cooperation with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology-MEST and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports-MCYS, for the third time are organizing Summer school for active citizenry for youth of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, which will be held as of 1-8 July 2012 inDurrës,Albania. This initiative is implemented in the framework of planned activities for implementation of the Kosovo Government Strategy for the integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities which will last for a whole week. 43 youngsters aged 16-21 from Gjilan/Gnjilane, Gračanica/Graçanicë, Gjakovë/Djakovica, Ferizaj/Uroševac, Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, Lipjan/Lipljan, Mitrovicë/Mitrovica, Prizren and Podujevë/Podujevo will have the opportunity to be informed more closely about the organization of the state, responsibilities that three branches of

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Festival of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Culture 2012

Festival of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian culture is organized for the second time in Kosovo, as of 21 until 27 May 2012. Festival is organized as a part of the project “EU Support for the Implementation of the RAE Strategy”. This project aims to support the Kosovo Government in developing democratic and multi-ethnic society by implementing the RAE Strategy and its Action Plan. More specifically, this project aims is to improve the socio-economic well being of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo by facilitating access to education, by preserving and promoting cultural heritage and by improving information about RAE in mainstream media. Project is funded by the European Union, managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo and implemented

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Annual meeting with NGO representatives of minority communities

photo: Muamer Niksic

Ninth annual meeting, with more than 70 representatives of civil society organizations of minority communities in Kosovo, was held in Mavrovo (Macedonia) from 26 until 28 February 2012. Two panel discussions were organized this year in addition to discussion on the priorities and objectives of civil society of minority communities. Following topics were covered in discussions: 1.      Civil society and major political events – how civil society organizations of minority communities are contributing to the development of democratic institutions in Kosovo. Panelists: Mr. Budimir Ničić, Director of Media Center Caglavica, Mrs. Nadira Avdić-Vllasi, Editor in chief RTK Bosnian language program and president of Kosovo Bosniaks Forum, Mr. Muhamet Arifi, Director of Balkan Sunflowers Kosova.  2.      European Integration – how important

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Press Conference: “Yue Madeleine Yue” in Vienna’s Volkstheater

photo: Agon Çeta

Austrian Embassy in Kosovo in cooperation with European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo, Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (Pristina), Multimedia Center (Pristina), KulturKontakt (Vienna), and Volkstheater (Vienna), are organizing a media press conference  on 10 February at 11:00 at the Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, (Str. Ismail Qemaili 15, Arbëria (Dragodan)) This joint conference is organized to give more details about the festival “Die Besten aus dem Osten” – Folge 10: Kosovo (Best from the East – Edition 10: Kosovo) to be held on 24 and 25 February at Volkstheater in Vienna. The 10th edition of the festival is dedicated to Kosovo. During the two days festival a series of cultural activities will be held, including the world premiere of

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Kids of Tomorrow

“Kids of Tomorrow” event is a result of work of famous Kosovar artists (Igballe Qena, Zake Prevukaj, Ibrahim Kadriu, Sami Pirraj, and Fatmir Lama) with the children from Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities. Cultural program was presented by the children of these communities on December 20, 2011 in “Xhemajli Berisha“ Cultural Centre in Prizren. Event was organized as a part of the “EU Support for the Implementation of the RAE Strategy” (EU SIMRAES) project funded by the European Union, managed by the European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo and implemented by the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society. EU SIMRAES project is funded under the framework of the 2009 Instrument of Pre -Accession Funds and it aims to work towards improving

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