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Advancing Together (AT) partner organization of UNHCR, organized the Round Table on the theme: “๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฒ๐’๐’”๐’๐’—๐’, ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’‘๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’๐’๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’””.
During the meeting, AT presented the findings and challenges of return and integration process in Kosovo, emphasizing the need for durable solutions for returnees and IDPs.
The meeting gathered together relevant local institutions, international organizations, returnees and internally displaced persons as well as Civil Society Organizations where were identified the needs for sustainable solutions in Kosovo. The Forum came out with recommendations for decision makers to address the raised issue.

Advancing Together (AT), a UNHCR Kosovo partner organization, today organized a meeting on โ€œ๐‘ซ๐‘ฐ๐‘บ๐‘ท๐‘ณ๐‘จ๐‘ช๐‘ฌ๐‘ซ ๐‘จ๐‘ต๐‘ซ ๐‘น๐‘ฌ๐‘ป๐‘ผ๐‘น๐‘ต๐‘ฌ๐‘ซ ๐‘ท๐‘ฌ๐‘น๐‘บ๐‘ถ๐‘ต๐‘บ โ€“ ๐‘จ๐‘ช๐‘ช๐‘ฌ๐‘บ๐‘บ ๐‘ป๐‘ถ ๐‘ฏ๐‘ผ๐‘ด๐‘จ๐‘ต ๐‘น๐‘ฐ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฏ๐‘ป๐‘บโ€ โ€“ which brought together the Ombudsman Institution, the Ministry of Communities and Returns of Local Government, Office for Good Governance / Office of the Prime Minister, Community Advisory Council / Office of the President, Free Legal Aid Agency, Centers for Work and Social Welfare, Municipal Offices for Communities and Returns and local NGOs (Jahjaga Foundation, RROGRAEK and AKTIV), as well as representatives of the returnee and internally displaced community. The purpose of the meeting was to address the issues identified such as access to services and rights, and the functioning of mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights in Kosovo, where recommendations were made for the respective institutions.

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Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Projects

 

UNHCR

UNHCRโ€™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.

ROMACTED Programme

ROMACTED, โ€œPromoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local levelโ€, is a Joint Programme between the European Union (DG NEAR) and the Council of Europe. The programme will be implemented by the Council of Europeโ€™s Roma and Travellers Team and the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, โ€œthe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedoniaโ€ and Turkey. The agreement with between the EC and the CoE was signed on 1 May 2017, and after a six month period of inception, the programme will be implemented in approximately 59 Municipalities (local administrations, elected representatives and officials) and the Roma communities, for a period of 28 to 30 months, until the end of April 2020.

Erasmus + Project on Building Capacity for Roma Organizationโ€™s on EU Funding and Partnership Building

โ€œRoaming โ€“ Capacity Building of Roma Organizationโ€™s on EU Funding and Partnership Buildingโ€ which is being implemented under the leadership of Montenegro-based NGO โ€œYoung Romaโ€ 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 โ€œRoamingโ€ are CSOs active in โ€œSIMURGHโ€ 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 โ€“ 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.

2020 Case Number Counts

Returnee registered

Advocacy interventions

Legal Aid provided

Vocational training beneficiaries

Families received COVID 19 humanitarian support

Employment medication

Individual psychosocial support