Programs

Programs

Since its foundation in 2006, EC Ma Ndryshe has been actively involved in the empowerment of active citizenry to influence public policies at the local level (Prizren municipality), with a particular focus on cultural policies. Future organization of EC will be conducted in accordance with the programs: Inclusive City, Good Governance, and Research. EC is engaged in active citizenship to create a living environment by promoting an appropriate organization of the community, democratization of institutions and enrichment of cultural life in the main centers of Kosovo, with a special focus on Prizren and Prishtina. Whereas the work of the organization is led by the following values: impartiality, activism, results-driven and the community as the basis for action.

 

Inclusive City (mobilization of the community)

Mobilization of the community represents the very essence of the work of EC. The identity of the organization stems from the engagement of the community. Inclusive city will be an important program of the organization and will represent the distinguishing feature of the EC in relation to other civic society organizations. Part of this program will be actions that promote civil activation at the level of community groups (mainly urban quarters). 

Good governance (monitoring and advocating) To ensure that the local government acts in accordance with the requests and interests of community groups as well as keeping alive public pressure toward authorities, the Program of Good Governance will be structured around monitoring activities and the role of a watchdog of the organization. Monitoring is one of the most prominent features of the work of EC, whereas it is designed in such a manner that it will feed the two other programs of the organization with grounded, swift and credible information.
Research (knowledge production) Knowledge production will be one of the fields of permanent engagement of the organization. By building upon the products of research produced during the last years, the organization will build a well-structured system of research and production of policy documents. The research program will also further strengthen the production capacities of the organization and will improve the professional competences in the narrow fields of engagement.