May 22, 2024

Find Your Roots: OriginAL Program Presentation in Paris

On May 3, at the Embassy of Kosovo in Paris, GERMIN hosted a collaborative event with Maison de l’Albanie and the IPKO Foundation, which proved to be an enlightening and productive session. Among the other initiatives, GERMIN presented the OriginAL program, to empower young Albanians in the diaspora and foster connections with their roots.

The session began with opening remarks from Mr. Mehdi Halimi, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in France, and Mrs. Anila Hyka Smørgrav, Co-Director of GERMIN’s board and member of the Albanian Diaspora’s Coordinating Council. Their welcoming speeches set a warm and inclusive tone for the event.

One of the purposes of this activity was to present to the Albanian Diaspora in France one of the main initiatives of GERMIN, the OriginAL program. This program aims to help young people in the diaspora connect with their roots, reinforce their cultural identity and sense of national belonging, and establish a global network of Albanian youth. The presentation was made by Mrs. Sihana Bejtullahu, Co-director of the GERMIN NGO.

Applications for the 2024 editions of OriginAL have closed, and we are excited to announce that our first cohort will begin on the 30th of May in Prishtina. We look forward to embarking on this transformative journey with our amazing participants!

Get ready! / Bëhuni gati!

Application will open on May 25th, 2022.

Aplikimi hapet më datë 25 Maj, 2022.