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‘Shaci’ as another product of Albanian orientalism

October 20, 2018/0/0/

Author: Adem Ferizaj Through the lens of Albanian orientalism, the discourse surrounding the word ‘shaci’ is an import of the stereotypical representation of Albanians in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Kosovo, and a method of self-humiliation. Albanians, amongst other ‘foreigners,’ represent the ‘other’ in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. The dynamics of othering gives ‘foreigners’ two […]

Editorial

Harnessing education to address today’s challenges

October 18, 2018/0/0/

Author: Venera Kusari It’s time for the Albanian diaspora to take on leadership roles by championing robust Albanian studies, instead of passively reacting to events in their homeland. Members of the Albanian diaspora have played a remarkable role in their countries of origin, especially during times of crisis. Across Western Europe and North America, Albanians [...]

Editorial, Education

Diaspora as a subject, not object, of state policies

October 13, 2018/0/0/

Author: Osman Osmani Reciprocity between home countries and the receiving states is the key condition for unlocking the potential of the Kosovo and Albanian diaspora. Without the contribution and experience of active and engaged diaspora members, there is no chance for Kosovo to develop a stable policy for development. Without this, it will be difficult […]

Editorial

How to capitalize on the potential of Kosovo diaspora

October 11, 2018/0/0/

Author: Emanuel Bajra Further integrating the Kosovo diaspora into key political bodies would jumpstart reform and development in the country, and not just economically. Kosovo is transforming, and its diaspora is also going through a phase of changes that, whether we like it or not, will have effects and consequences on the way that things […]

Editorial

Në ditën e Diasporës, Germin rikujton kërkesat e Diasporës karshi institucioneve të Kosovës

August 2, 2018/0/0/

Në ditën kombëtare të Diasporës në Kosovë (2 gusht 2018), organizata jo-qeveritare Germin rikujton kërkesat e Diasporës tek institucionet politikëbërëse për të përmirësuar dhe avancuar të drejtat politike, socio-ekonomike dhe kulturore të pjesëtarëve të Diasporës. Me themelin e Ministrisë së Diasporës (2011)  u bë një hap shumë i rëndësishëm për të njohur rëndësinë dhe kontributin […]

News

Certifikimi i njohurive për gjuhën shqipe, hap i parë drejt ndërkombëtarizimit të saj

October 28, 2014/0/0/

“Fjalët dhe punët e njerëzve të mëdhenj nuk janë sipas vendit e kohës së tyre, ata mund t’i përshtaten çdo kohe dhe çdo vendi.” – Sami Frashëri. Si shqiptar i rritur në diasporë, me një vit shkollë në gjuhën shqipe në Mitrovicë në vitin 1989, tani më shumë se 10 vite i kam kushtuar gjuhës [...]

Editorial, Images

A diaspora task force to create state policies

October 27, 2014/0/0/

Author: Bekim Brestovci The involvement of Albanian intellectuals from the diaspora in mapping out government policies and supervising their application in Kosovo would lead to a better utilization of material and human resources in the country. The Albanian diaspora should be treated as a powerful asset for the Republic of Kosovo. The government of Kosovo [...]

Editorial, Standard

Conference to emphasize Kosovo diaspora’s potential beyond hard cash

Conference to emphasize Kosovo diaspora’s potential beyond hard cash

October 27, 2014/0/0/

Kosovo diaspora disembark to Prishtina for a four-day event, set to connect them with various Kosovo institutions and emphasize potential collaboration beyond remittances. A four-day conference titled Diaspora Flet (Diaspora Speaks), organized by Germin, a Kosovo-based NGO that works to achieve development in the Western Balkans through diaspora, will be held in Prishtina between May [...]

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Closing ceremony of Diaspora School in Kosovo

October 27, 2014/0/0/

Conservation International launches an awareness campaign called “Nature is Speaking” featuring stars such as Julia Roberts and Harrison Ford who personify nature. Will these videos actually change minds? Take a few minutes and listen to it.

Audio, Education

Testimonial by Martin Russell

October 27, 2014/0/0/

"I collaborated with GERMIN in advising on their organizational development and conference this year. The team, led by Liza and Behar, displayed a culture of ethics, innovation and leadership that is bringing new potentials to the diaspora relationship with Kosovo. Their collective energies led by a wonderful team of young people in Pristhina was infectious [...]

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