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Mr. Bashkim Ibishi, Executive Director of Advancing Together (AT), met with Mr. Nenad Rašić, Minister for Communities and Return, whereby they discussed issues related to creating better conditions for all communities, and especially for the integration of returnees and internally displaced persons.


Minister Rašić expressed his willingness to cooperate with the AT on any issue of common interest, in particular on the rights and inclusiveness of communities.


Advancing Together is a UNHCR Kosovo partner organization.
Within the Project “Be My Partner for Welfare”, financed by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and implemented by the NGO “Advancing Together”, which aims to improve the well-being of communities through the implementation of community based and infrastructure projects, work has begun in the Kmetoc/Kmetovce neighborhood in Gjilan/Gnjilane to fix the sewerage system of polluted water. Members of the Serbian and Albanian community live in this neighborhood and have welcomed the realization of this project.
Advancing Together (AT) constantly visits returnees and internally displaced persons, members of non-majority communities throughout Kosovo. Among other things, A.T. informs them about the opportunities of access to rights and services through legal aid offered by ” AT” and “Agency for Free Legal Aid – R. of Kosovo” (ANJF).
The distribution of information material is only one part of the daily activities of A.T. – village of Vitomirica and Peja city.
Advancing Together is a UNHCR Kosovo partner organization.

The Project Review Committee, established through the Project “Be My Partner for Welfare”, financed by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and implemented by the NGO “Advancing Together”, held its second meeting today. In this meeting, the Committee was informed about the activities and progress of the Project, as well as reviewed and approved 4 new subprojects which were identified based on communities needs with the aim of improving their well-being.

Advancig Together (AT) met with Mr. Balton Derguti, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, and Mr. Asmir Azemi, Head of Office for Economic Development, in the municipality of Ferizaj/ Uroševac.
At the meeting, were discussed the issues related to the improvement of the economic situation of non-majority communities in the municipality of Ferizaj/Uroševac, with a focus on returnees and internally displaced persons. In addition, the meeting discussed the opportunities of employment, as well as the provision of training in certain professions, based on the needs of non-majority communities as well as the demand of the labor market, in the municipality of Ferizaj/Uroševac.
In Gracanica, Advancing Together and UNHCR officials met with returnee and IDP families of non-majority communities. Issues related to socio-economic conditions were discussed. In addition,
participants were informed about possibilities for improving their economic situation, such as training and employment opportunities.


Advancing Together promotes a multi-ethnic society that is founded on universal individual and collective rights and equality, and where all persons have the opportunity to express their talents, skills and pursue their self-accomplishment. In our vision of the future, the voices of the least fortunate and most vulnerable amongst us are heard and their rights acknowledged.


In achieving that Vision, Advancing Together has taken upon the mission of advocating, promoting, and developing measures and programs to ensure that the rights of all communities and their members are respected. Through active engagement in policy debate and development, watchdog activities, education, service delivery and active engagement of communities in building social safety nets, we undertake to promote the rights of vulnerable groups within Kosovo and internationally.




UNHCR’s operation in Kosovo has progressively evolved throughout the years from humanitarian assistance to advocacy and capacity building. As Kosovo endeavors to strengthen its institutions, UNHCR has assumed a supportive role to the authorities in an effort to help designing strategies for the adoption of the most appropriate durable solutions for the displaced population within and outside Kosovo. Mission of Project This project aims to support Kosovo institutions to exercise in more proactive manner their role to develop and implement its legal framework and policies with incorporated outcomes of the displaced persons needs assessment to find the most appropriate durable solutions for sustainable return and the displaced population within and outside Kosovo.

“Be My Partner for Welfare”

The Project “Be My Partner for Welfare”, implemented by NGO Advancing Together and financed by UNMIK, aims at building trust among different communities and enhance dialogue and inter-community communication as well as support the effectiveness and sustainability of existing community support related mechanisms at the local/municipal level. Furthermore, it aims to ensure effective mechanisms of communication, create opportunities for the community groups to participate in local decision-making forums and contribute to the improvement of the situation of their respective communities. High priority will be given to participation of women and youth in order to further strengthen their active involvement in the decision-making processes in the future.

Erasmus + Project on Building Capacity for Roma Organization’s on EU Funding and Partnership Building

“Roaming – Capacity Building of Roma Organization’s on EU Funding and Partnership Building” which is being implemented under the leadership of Montenegro-based NGO “Young Roma” which has started on 01/09/2016 and will last till 01/09/2017 where Advancing Together is one of the implementing partners of the project. The main target groups of “Roaming” are CSOs active in “SIMURGH” Roma Network whose member and implementing partner is Advancing Together jointly with Out Of the Box International/Belgium, Asocijacija Koordinatora za romska pitanja/Serbia, Association of Citizens ROMAVERSITAS – Skoplje/FYRM, Mladi Romi/BiH, Disutni Albania/Albania, who were selected due to their experience and expertise who will recruit other 40 CSOs through the co-based open calls in the second part of the project.

2022 Case Number Counts

Returnee registered

Returnee/IDP’s reached.

Advocacy interventions

Employment mediation

SGBV cases identified

Legal aid provided

Legal commentaries