2015 in Pristina

Pristina, is the capital and largest city of Kosovo. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous municipality and district. The 2011 census put the population of Pristina at 198 000. The city has a majority Albanian population, alongside other smaller communities. It is the administrative, educational, and cultural centre of Kosovo. The city is home to the University of Pristina.

This year the Freja Forum Opening session was planned to be held in the Kosovo Parliament but because of security reasons the opening was held in a hotel.
Ms. Aida Derguti, Vice President of Kosovo Parliament opened the session and welcomed the participants.

Host organizations in Pristina was the Kosovo Women’s Network and Open Doors.

The topics for the three main Freja Forum seminars were

  • Living Conditions and Equal Opportunities–Development in the Western Balkans
  • Freedom of Movement and Open Society– Facing Challenges with Asylum Seekers and Refuges in Western Balkan Countries and in Europe.
  • Economic Empowerment for Women and Youth

The Freja Barometer in Pristina confirmed the development since 2008 that the role of Freja Forum is more and more important for the participants.
Networking and inspiration are most useful parts.
The trends during the last five years show decreasing trust for EU and politicians.