The Second Focus Group on Diaspora Virtual Registration

By: Valon Xoxa    January 27, 2015

Kosovodiaspora, Diaspora Engagement in Economic Development, and the Kosovar Ministry of Diaspora held another round of Focus Group discussions on the Diaspora Virtual Registration Process.

Held on the 23rd of January, “From a Concept to Success: Kosovo Diaspora Focus Group” brought together a range of opinions at the office of Kosovo’s Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. The initiative has been praised for its ambitious goals and innovative approach. Key points discussed had been the legislative side and taxation associated with double citizenship, the benefits and drawbacks of virtual versus physical registration, as well as the ideal approach to utilizing the Swedish educational system in teaching the Albanian native language.

The discussion has also covered areas of concern such as the best way to utilize diaspora events for reaching a greater audience for the registry, as well as the possibility of digitalizing the Albanian Alphabet and offering it through mobile apps in all countries where Kosovo’s diaspora lives. “The suggestions brought up during  the discussions in this Focus Group will be addressed by the intersectoral working group that  has been formed by the Minister Murati at Ministry of Diaspora. We will look at opportunities to accommodate those requests as needed,” said ministry spokesman, Mr. Lorik Pustina.

You can click here to see some pictures from the event.

The upcoming Focus Group on the Diaspora Virtual Registration will be held in the United Kingdom on the 25th of February 2015.

You can become an active member of Kosovo Diaspora by registering HERE. The platform has partnered with the MoD and Diaspora Engagement for Economic Development (DEED) to promote the registry among our widespread diaspora communities across five continents.


Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of 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 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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