About organization

Non-governmental organization “Emancipimi Civil Ma Ndryshe” was established in March 2006. The main goals of the organization are: promotion of active and participatory citizenry and the raise of civic awareness on the protection and foster of cultural heritage. EC Ma Ndryshe is one of the founding organizations and represents Kosovo in South East European Heritage Network of organizations that deal with cultural heritage – SEE Heritage Network. Furthermore, it is the founder of Cultural Heritage Forum of Prizren, Network of Cultural Organizations (RrOK) of Prizren and of the Network of Independent Culture Organizations in Kosovo – Cultural Forum. Since its establishment in 2006, EC Ma Ndryshe is exercising direct pressure on local government in Prizren to generate access for civil society and the citizens in participatory decision-making. In addition to direct participation in public consultation processes, EC Ma Ndryshe has regularly advocated the adherence to legal requirements for public consultations, wider community involvement in public consultations and inclusion of community’s matters and needs in public policy documents.

Main projects: Urbanism Watch, Citizen participation through social media in Prizren and Gjilan/Gnjilane (2013 – 2014);  Inclusive city – participatory planning for sustainable urban development in Prizren (2013 – 2015); Cultural heritage, the central pillar for sustainable local and regional development in Prizren (2013 – 2014);  Cultural Volunteers (2012 – 2013), Citizen participation in the design and implementation of cultural policies in Prizren municipality (2012 – 2013), Online Transparency of Prizren and Mamuşa Municipalities (2012), Role of Civil Society in Promotion of Cultural Heritage (regional project) 2011 – 2013, A Balkan Tale, Ottoman heritage in the Balkans (regional project) (2011 – 2013), Raising cultural awareness among youth through documentaries (2010), Strengthening citizens’ action in promoting and protecting cultural heritage (2009), “Culture 2013” Platform (2008 – 2009), Restoration Camps (2007, 2008 & 2009), Open Citizens’ Forums (2007), European Heritage Days in Kosova (2006, 2007 & 2008), Zambaku i Prizrenit 2006.

Publications: Who guards the guardians? (2013); Youth and Transparency: Excluded or ignored? (2013);Study on the views, behaviours and perceptons of the citzens of Prizren on the culture and art – a legitmate basis for devising cultural policies in Prizren (2013);A documentary “Prizren, the cultural city” (2013); Citizen participation in drafting of cultural policies in Prizren; Who oversees the watchdogs – accountability of civil society in Kosovo (expected to be published in September 2013); Erroneous – An analysis of numerous and continuous faults in cultural heritage  (2013); Five released analysis of “Online Transparency” project: 1. A year of monitoring for greater transparency, 2. Natural and Urban Degradation, 3. Adherence to the law in local governance, 4. Good governance is not just a phrase, 5. Transparency of local governance in Prizren (2013 – 2013); Silent Balkan, a documentary within “A Balkan Tale” project (2012); Cultural life in the municipality of Prizren (in cooperation with ODA Theatre, 2010 – 2011); Prizren through Retro-visor, comparative catalogue of the old and new photos of Prizren (2009); Volunteerism and Cultural Heritage (2009); Low cost intervention (2009); Strategic document: Organizing European Heritage Days in Kosova (2008), Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism in Prizren(2008), Cultural Spaces in Kosovo (in cooperation with ODA Theatre – 2008).



Board Members

Agon Vrenezi, Besa Jagxhiu, Atdhe Hetemi, Lumir Abdixhiku

STAFF

Hajrulla Çeku – Drejtor Ekzekutiv
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Valon Xhabali – Koordinator i Porgramit të Trashëgimisë Kulturore
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Admir Istrefi – Koordinator i Financave
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Laura Xhelili – Hulumtuese
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Rozafa Basha – Koordinatore Projekti
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Elmedina Baxhaku – Monitoruese
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Vetim Krasniqi – Asistent Projekti
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Laura Lutfiu – Asistente Projekti
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Ardian Muçaj - PR
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Bledi Muçaj - Praktikant
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