On April 12 the first inaugural meeting of the Community Forum for Public Interest for the Municipality of Lipjan was held.
The meeting was started by the deputy mayor of the Municipality of Lipjan, as the Chairman of the Community Forum for Public Interest in the Municipality of Lipjan, Mr. Diamant Bytyqi, who informed the members about the cooperation agreement reached between the Municipality of Lipjan and the Kosovo Center for Security Studies - KCSS for the implementing activities of the FIECR project.
KCSS thanked the Municipality of Lipjan for the cooperation and informed the members about the FIECR project, through which cooperation will be achieved at the community level between majority and non-majority ethnic groups in Kosovo. It was emphasized that through the activities that will be carried out, efforts will be made to achieve an infrastructure of peace in municipalities with more citizens from non-majority communities. CFPI members were informed about 10 small projects to be implemented, the identification of the idea for the realization of civic initiatives of public interest, the grants that will be given to Start Ups, etc.
In this meeting, the Mentor for the Community Forum for Public Interest in the Municipality of Lipjan, Mr. Qëndrim Gashi was introduced. Mr. Gashi will coordinate the work of the forum and will work closely with the chairman and members of the Forum.
Community Forums in the Public Interest (CFPI) represent one of the main components of the FIERC project. They will serve as a platform for meetings between municipal structures and community representatives to discuss common issues and challenges of the communities living in the municipalities of Kosovo. CFPIs also aim to facilitate community communication and access to municipal decision-making authorities, with a primary focus on advancing inter-ethnic relations and cooperation.
The FIERC project - Encouraging inter-ethnic cooperation and reconciliation is implemented by the Kosovo Center for Security Studies - QKSS and New Social Initiative (NSI) with the support of the Stability Pact Fund of the German Federal Foreign Office.