Diaspora Business Union in Finland

By: Valon Xoxa    March 24, 2015

Diaspora minister, Mr. Valon Murati has been attending the Forum of Albanian Diaspora Business Union of Finland. Throughout the meeting, it has been highlighted that the business network of the Albanian diaspora in Finland has been exemplary so far. Mr. Murati introduced his idea of creating an intergovernmental institution that would ease doing business for the diaspora based entrepreneurs.

The meeting also highlighted the success stories of other diaspora business networks as well as the Global Albanian Business Union. During this event, the Albanian Diaspora Business Network of Finland received an additional 20 members. The current structure of the network is comprised of an 8 member board of trustees and acting president Mr. Omer Nura.

The creation of diaspora business networks has been initiated by the Ministry of Diaspora with the intent of creating a network of of all active Albanian owned businesses around the world. Eventually, the network is sought to create the necessary conditions for capital investments back in Kosovo.
Currently, there 17 networks diaspora business networks operational, including the diaspora in the USA and Australia.

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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