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Advocacy and Diplomacy

Description

Virtual Democracy is a project that creates NGOs capable of channeling the voice of the community in addressing social issues. The objective will be achieved through developing intensive online training measures and capacity building programs, creation of communication and awareness raising channels as well as granting of projects from local non-government organizations. The majority of the trainings will take place online where organization representatives will have freedom of expression and will enhance democratic engagement and political development. The project will use open forums, trainings, seminars and media to empower participants to learn and practice democracy in their everyday life.

Monitoring of Diaspora Strategy

Description

Much of Kosovo’s legislature on Diaspora has been developed in consultation with the EU and abides to EU Standards. However, the implementation of this legislature has not been monitored in the past. Therefore, there is lack of information about the impact of this legislature on Diaspora’s engagement with Kosovo’s institutions. In order to address this gap, Germin proposed to develop and implement monitoring practices for the strategy. Seeing that Germin focuses its work on Kosovo’s Diaspora, their rights and the issues which they face, it is well suited to also monitor this strategy. That is, our work with the Diaspora gives us insight into how the strategy is being implemented and what needs to change in order for the strategy to reach its potential.