The Strategy on Diaspora and Migration 2013-2018

By: Liza Gashi    July 20, 2014

Last week the Government of the Republic of Kosovo approved the Strategy on Diaspora and Migration, 2013-2018. This phrase is a step further into prioritizing the biggest social group of Kosovo: the Diaspora.

The Government of the Republic of Kosovo approved the Strategy on Diaspora and Migration, 2013-2018. The Minister of Diaspora, Mr. Ibrahim Makolli, stated that the strategy is intended to ensure the advancement of social and political rights for the diaspora. However, the strategy also aims to preserve cultural and linguistic identity, as well as help ease the integration process of the Kosovo diaspora into other countries.

Minister Makolli also stressed that, “the objectives of the strategy are the legal and administrative facilities for those who which to assist the economic development of the country. A main objective is organization of the diaspora, in order to help network members throughout the world.”

The Strategy on Diaspora and Migration 2013-2018 is the first strategic document of the government of its kind. The Commission initially developed the strategy after intensive work that required cooperation and support from international institutions, civil society organizations, media coverage, the Republic of Kosovo, and extensive consultation with diaspora members all over the world.

The original article was posted at the Ministry of Diaspora webpage. Click here to read the original article

Liza Gashi

Liza is a public policy professional with experience in project and campaign management, qualitative analysis and big data, and multi-stakeholder engagement in Kosovo, the United States, Costa Rica and Argentina. Liza has founded and managed Germin and the portal. She has been a Commitment-Maker of the Clinton Global Initiative. Liza has also founded and currently leads the United World Colleges Committee in Kosovo, which has administered scholarships for Kosovo high school students to attend UWC colleges in 15 different countries. Liza is pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Arizona State University, and holds a bachelor degree from Wartbrug College (IA) in International Relations, Political Science and Spanish. She is a graduate of United World College in Costa Rica, and studied for a semester at the National University of Córdoba in Argentina.

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