Welcome to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in Prishtina, Kosovo! Officially founded in June 2000 amidst a difficult political scenario after the war, the FES-Prishtina has actively supported the development of democratic structures and good governance in the country. Through its work, the foundation is committed to strengthening civil society, encouraging decentralisation, promoting just and sustainable development, and supporting both regional and international integration.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung supports Kosovo 2.0, an independent media organization that aims to engage society in insightful discussion through their print and online outlets. Working in three languages – Albanian, Serbian and English –, the initiative attempts to bring otherwise largely ignored issues to the public eye.
Some of the topics explored:
- The Decade of Roma Inclusion: what has happened and what now?
- The conditions of private sector employers
- Funding public health treatment
Sbunker is a non-profit project, supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, which seek to encourage the reconstruction of the public sphere in Kosovo through active discussion of political, economic and social issues, both in the country and abroad.
Some of their thematic foci:
- World economy and international trade
- Social policy in Kosovo
- The current situation of women in the Balkans
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Discussion on „Building a common future with the knowledge of the past - perspectives for the Serbian and Kosovar youth“
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Prishtina in cooperation with the Alumni of the FES Political Academy had the pleasure to invite a group of FES Alumni from Serbia to a Discussion-round on „Building a common future with the knowledge of the past - prospects for the Serbian and Kosovar youth“. The general aim of this event was to start and establish a continuous communication between young and progressive people from Kosovo and Serbia, who were trained by FES and share the values that foundation represents and promotes. The specific aim of this visit of FES alumni from Serbia in Kosovo was to inform a group consisting of civic activist, journalists and interested youngsters from Serbia about the socio-political system in Kosovo and discuss about actual common challenges young people face in Kosovo as well as in Serbia. The Discussions took place from 17.-19. of June 2016 in Prishtina.In the next months an alumni group from Kosovo will visit Belgrade and in order to continue with a regular dialogue between young progressive people from both countries.