Hi, I am Emel Ajdini from Kosovo. I’m a youth worker at the NGO Integra in Prishtina, and I’ve been working in civic activism since 2008. When civic engagement and activism are done properly, you can contribute to building your community and participate in local government decision-making processes.
It’s not easy to work in a post-conflict country. But loving what you do helps you to overcome the obstacles, and gives you hope that things will change for the better. I always tell people, especially young people in Kosovo, to be active citizens, raise their voice on public concerns, and participate in various activities. In this way they will enhance their personal development and become community promoters.