Executive Director

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Avni is a human rights activist, trainer and expert on Roma Inclusion. He has been working on Minority issues for over 15 years and holds a BA in Management from the University of Pjeter Budi. Avni was born in Prishtina, in 1987. Lives Plemetina, a small multi-ethnic village in Kosovo. Avni’s mother tongue is Romani, speaks fluently in 3 languages:
Albanian, English and Serbian. As a young activist, Avni managed local NGO “Romano Resaipe”, here he published an article entitled “The needs and problems of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian in the municipality of Obiliq”, which has shaped his interest and engagement with the topic over the years. His professional experience includes working with Balkan Sunflowers International, as a production media manager, where he produced over 50 eyewitness reports related to Roma life in Kosovo and North Macedonia. All reports were broadcast by public television in Kosovo RTK. He the Director of the Rolling Film Festival, for films made by and about Roma to fight discrimination and dispel negative stereotypes, which were well attended by all facets of Kosovo society. He also worked as a trainer and production manager during the shooting of Cikore Filmya. Since June of 2017, Avni is the Executive Director of Roma Versitas Kosovo, a leading student support organization with more than 10 different programs and projects seeking better inclusion of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian community members in Kosovo’s society.

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Finance and Admin Manager

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Dorela joined the team of Roma Versitas Kosovo in November 2017. She graduated from the University of Prishtina at the Faculty of Economics – Bachelor program also in 2017 she received the title of Master of Economic Sciences at the Faculty of Economics – Prishtina.
Before joining the team, she worked as a manager in a local company as well as various accounting / finance trainings.
At Roma Versitas Kosovo, she is engaged as finance and administration manager. She is a sociable person but, in the profession, she continues to be dedicated.

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Program Coordinator (EE)

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Sebastijan is a Roma activist working to achieve equal standards towards Education, Human Rights, Employment etc. for the Roma people in Kosovo and abroad. After years of work and advocacy in Kosovo, Sebastian decided to start studies at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations where he studied for 3 years, in order to gain more knowledge to defend the rights of Roma in a more effective way.
Sebastian has been working as a Deputy Mayor for Communities in the Municipality of Gracanica and this municipality currently is the only municipality that have adopted the Roma Language in official use in Kosovo in his four years term.

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Communication Expert

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Sami is an Independent film maker that gives opportunity to young Roma people to learn and to express other Roma lives, experience and identity through artistic methods, producing documentary films. Sami made his first film as a trainee in 2003 in Plemetina village in Kosovo, where the native of this town learned the techniques of film making with Balkan Sunflowers NGO. Sami has produced more than twenty-five documentaries, docu-fiction, and music videos on Roma culture, art, human rights and social life in Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, France and Slovenia in cooperation with partners Balkan Sunflowers, Luksus Produkcija, Koperativa, NISI MASA, Local Democracy Agency Nis Serbia, Local Democracy Agency Gjilan Kosovo, Dosta Campaign, etc. One of his films “Road to Home”, was screened at Cannes Film Festival in 2007; it was the only Kosovar film presented. Currently, Sami is working for Roma Veritas Kosovo as Communication Expert.

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Programs Manager

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Genc is highly motivated professional with over 20 years of experience and diversified background from a multitude of industries, such as banking, corporate, non-governmental & inter-government industry with attained skills such as project management, project implementation, project internal audit and evaluation, risk management, fraud combat, banking, procurement & logistics, office/warehouse management, HR, and Finance.
During his carrier always he has prioritized and invested in education; where he has finished Master Degree in the University of Prishtina. As part of his professional education currently he is in the process of certification for CMC- Certified Management Consultant and ISO 20700.

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Xhemalj Mustafa

Xhemalj Mustafa born in 1989 from Plemetina, plays the guitar and sings vocals; he also plays other musical instruments such as piano, drums and clarinet.

Jimmy writes texts and composes music for the band; The band has two studio albums, first one called “Posvetime” (Dedicated) with 10 tracks and the second album “Romane Bajrakja” (Roma Flags) with 11 tracks with their original songs. he also produced music for nine documentary films about Roma such as: Jek kham jek sel, Naci Palem khere, Sar Thuv, Live, Auschvic in Poland,Roki . (For which Jimmy was awarded in 2013 in Skopje) etc. Jimmy’s advantage is that it always stays innovative by providing new original music with inspiring lyrics but maintains original at their range of genre which is Roma traditional music from Kosovo and region. Jimmy was engaged by “Luxus Production” to produce music for five documentary films, he produced a very unique

Jimmy has been working with children as a teacher teaching Children to play instruments such as Guitar, Cajon, Piano and Singing Classes, he has founded a Center for Children and Youth Together with Friends from Kosovo and Switzerland called Music 4 all.

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Program Coordinator (PC)

Shëndriza is a social activist for human rights such as education, employment and gender equality. Her education consists in formal and non-formal education, she holds a BA of Political Sciences at University for Business and Technology with specialization in International Relations. Her experience consists in working with research and development consulting agencies and civil society mainly for minorities issues such as education, illegal migration and emergent interventions, in her previous work experience she worked in the position of Mediator, Culture and Youth event Coordinator,

Researcher and Consultant.

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