Resilient Communities



Polarization among ethnic, religious, and socio-economic lines is apparent in the political discourse, media coverage, the education system, and daily incidents. While polarization does not necessarily lead to violent extremism, it contributes to an enabling environment for radicalization to violent extremism, hampers the reintegration of returnees and their families, and causing both violent and non-violent hate and discrimination incidents. In order to build resilient and inclusive communities, our program aims to foster social cohesion, improve equal access to socio-economic opportunities, encourage a sense of purpose among those who feel left behind, and generate community agency in these initiatives.  

Our program consists of three key components: 

Prevention of Violent Extremism

By supporting both governmental and non-governmental actors in their role and coordination of PVE work, monitoring of Kosovo’s national strategy, and promoting social cohesion especially among young people from different ethnic backgrounds.


Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returnees and their Families

Though direct support to returnees including psycho-social counselling, tutoring and educational support, and financial empowerment support while ensuring sufficient support also goes to their hosting communities.


Countering Hate Speech and Discrimination

By monitoring the implementation of anti-discrimination policies, increasing access to as well as the capacities of duty-bearers of victims of hate crimes and other forms of violence, awareness raising, improve media coverage on these topics.