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DO NOT LET HATE BLUR US OUT: ALBANIAN YOUTH MARKED THE EUROPEAN DAY OF VICTIMS OF HATE CRIME
On 22 July 2017 in Tirana, Youth Center “PERSPEKTIVA”, in partnership with NGOs “Beyond Barriers”, “PVN Albania”, “FASH” (Fondacioni Arsimor Shqiptar) and cooperation with Olen Dashi, organized the workshop “Do Not Let Hate Blur Us Out!” (Albanian: “Mos e lejoni urrejtjen tё na zhdukё!”) to mark the European Day of Victims of Hate Crime.
On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10th December, Youth Center “Perspektiva” in partnership with NGO “Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare” (PVN Albania) and NGO “LiburnEtik” organized a Human Library event under the motto “One of Us”. You may ask – what is Human Library? It functions like a normal library – with books and readers. Well, almost. You choose a Book from a catalogue. With one exception. Each Book is a real person with a real story to share.
On 19-23 September in Tirana, Youth Center “Perspektiva” hosted an international training seminar of the Council of Europe “Countering Hate Speech through Human Rights Education and Narratives”.
On 12-14th February 2016, first Balkan Club conference gathered together 40 participants from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Switzerland, representing more than 30 youth civil society organizations in order to shape informal youth network to exchange information, experiences, develop joint projects in the region and strengthen youth voices.
Vaqarr, Albania on 19th-23rd September 2015 | Deadline for sumbission of the application 4th August 2015
Swiss National Youth Council together with the Youth Center “Perspektiva” are organizing 3rd East Project’s Regional Exchange Meeting “Youth Transforming Conflict Online & Offline” in Vaqarr, Albania on 19-23 September 2015. The project will gather 24 participants from all countries of the Western Balkans and Moldova. All costs are covered by the National Youth Council of Switzerland.
National Training Course of the No Hate Speech Movement Albania “Power of Words” in snapshots #WeDidIt
On 12 July, we have finalized the first residential capacity-building training course of the No Hate Speech Movement Albania “Power of words” that was implemented by the team of the Youth Center “Perspektiva” and NGO “Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare” with the financial support of the Council of Europe and institutional – from the Albanian Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. A group of young people from Albania and Kosovo gathered for a week in Durres to learn about the scope and forms of hate speech online and offline in Albania and Kosovo, explore the target groups and possible counter-arguments and, in the end, how to change the situation for better through youth activism and community work.
Durres, Albania on 6th – 12th July 2015 | Deadline for submission of the Online Application form: 15 June 2015
“Lёvizja Kundёr Urrejtjes” or the No Hate Speech Movement Albania is the Albanian branch of the No Hate Speech Movement – youth campaign against hate speech online and for human rights online, that was launched by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in 2013. Albania joined the Campaign in 2014: since that time in Albania were organized several trainings for young activists, various community actions and the collection of materials in Albanian and English language.
On 23-27 March 2015 Albanian Ministry of Youth and Social Welfare organized “Java e Rinise” – “Youth Week” in Qyteti Studenti in Tirana. Youth Center “Perspektiva” joined the event with the presentation of the No Hate Speech Movement Albania.
Young leaders talking about diplomacy, hate speech and freedom of expression at the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On Monday, 9th March 2015 Center of Excellence of the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with No Hate Speech Movement Albania & Youth Center “Perspektiva” organized Auditorium on diplomacy and importance of combating hate speech online and offline.
Call for essays by the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and No Hate Speech Movement Albania
For 20 years Anniversary of the Council of Europe presence in Albania the Center of Excellence of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministria e Punëve të Jashtme – Republika e Shqipërisë in Tirana together with No Hate Speech Albania and Perspektiva are organizing the activity “Hate speech online and offline and its link to diplomacy in the Balkans” on 9 March. Call for articles is open until 06 March 2015, please submit the article to firstname.lastname@example.org
Together Against Floods: Humanitarian Aid Delivery to the Flooded Villages around Fieri
In February 2015 many villages were flooded in the Southern part of Albania, due to heavy rains. Since the first week of February several villages were evacuated and the state, private sector and civil society organized humanitarian aid delivery to the most damaged areas.
Youth Center “Perspektiva” together with an NGO Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare (PVN Albania) and Russian community in Albania “Bota Ruse ne Shqiperi” organized humanitarian aid gathering which included collection of food, clothes and basic hygienic items. During the whole week, our Team was receiving calls from people, most of whom we have never met before – they all were willing to provide their contributions and express their solidarity. In Albania these days many organizations got involved in the gathering of the humanitarian aid – and it was amazing for us to see how much people can achieve, when they are united by a good idea…
Our direct help delivery to the zone of floods will be organized on 14 February
These days together with PVN Albania we finalize gathering of help for people, suffering from floods in the South of Albania and on Saturday we will organize direct delivery to the flooded area around Vieri. Villages around Vieri are currently under water and the state did send help there yet.
If you want to join the delivery caravan, please contact us at email@example.com by 12:00 CET 13 February.
Once again, warm thanks to everybody, who contributed!
Gathering of clothes and basic supplies for victims of floods in the South of Albania (06-09 February 2015)
Currently the territories around Fier, Vlora, Tepelena and surroundings are under floods due to heavy rains. Albania has declared a state of emergency over the floods. Youth Center Perspektiva and NGO Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare are organizing gathering of clothes and basic supplies for the victims of floods in the South of Albania. We organize the collection in Durres until Sunday 08 February and in Tirana until 09 February and later the things will be delivered to the area of floods by the Albanian Agency of Social Protection (Agjencia per Mbeshtetjen e Shoqerise Civile) with the support of our volunteers.
Things of special importance: warm clothes, blankets, children clothes, canned food, hygienic items
If you want to contribute, please, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or on +355(67)3882614.
ERASMUS+ Training for Youth from Albania, Belgium, Portugal and Lithuania (26 January – 2 February)
In the last week of January “Perspektiva” & “No Hate Speech Movement Albania” became a part of Erasmus+ international training “Charlie’s Angels in Action” that brought to Tirana youngsters from Portugal, Belgium and Lithuania – and they were warmly hosted by the Albanian team. A week of cultural discoveries, learning together about human rights and about each other – and having lots of fun in such an international Team. The training course was organized in a way that every participating country – Albania, Belgium, Lithuania and Portugal – took care about one part of the working day and brought some insights from the local situation with human rights and youth involvement, shared national games and stories.