Seeking a stronger grip between Kosovo and its Diaspora.

By: Valon Xoxa    September 6, 2013

Ibrahim Makolli, the current minister of diaspora has claimed that the Diaspora Strategy, when implemented seek to strengthen ties between Kosovo and Diaspora.

What is more important and relevant, the Strategy for Diaspora seeks to create a institutional framework with an aim of bettering the political and decision making process of Diaspora members. Thus, resulting with a representation of Kosova Diaspora within the National Assembly and having direct impact within decision-making.

The framework has been constructed through thorough examination of other countries frameworks, thus it is sought to overcome initial difficulties that other countries might have faced.

Furthermore, another important step at empowering the diaspora is  holding a census. The census is though to begin by the end of the year and continue for two years. Through these steps, it is though that the diaspora would gain momentum and have positive impact within the political and social decision making in Kosovo. Through such a framework, the diaspora is believed to strengthen ties with the homeland and thus preserve cultural identity.

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Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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