Valmir Dobruna Aims For Best Euro Craftsman

By: Valon Xoxa    October 2, 2014

Valmir Dobruna is not your average plastering craftsman. Originally from Malisheva, Kosovo, he has been a plasterer for only a year now, however he has been ranked as among 10 best in Germany.

Valmir has been selected to represent Germany alongside his colleague Marc Armbrüster in the plastering craftsmanship competition “Euro Skills” in France. For Albinfo, Valmir explains the challenge ahead: “For 18 hours, in 3 days, our team of 10 people should construct a 2.20m x 2.20m structure and 2.10m height.” The competition includes 7 European countries.


DeutcheHandwerksZeitung/ Die EuroSkills im Blick

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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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