BIRN Kosovo Holds Workshop on Reintegration and Resocialisation of Returnees from Conflict Zones

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BIRN Kosovo held a regional workshop on July 22 on reinforcing the role of Centres for Social Welfare and relevant municipal directorates in strengthening the reintegration and resocialization of returnees from Middle Eastern conflict zones, to prevent violent extremism and terrorism in Kosovo.

The workshop consisted of two sessions. The first, delivered by Kreshnik Gashi, editor-in-chief at, focused on the state’s vision for preventing radicalism and violent extremism that leads to terrorism, as well as reflecting this vision in communication with the public.

The second was delivered by Gani Mustafa, Director at the Centre for Social Work in the municipality of Mitrovica.

This focused on the role of Centres for Social Work in the early identification of radical behaviour, as well as in the treatment of people affected by violent extremism.

In total, 15 representatives from Centres for Social Welfare, the Directorate of Health, Directorate of Education, Probation Services and the Centre for Mental Health participated in the workshop.

This workshop was the third held by BIRN Kosovo as part of the “Resilient Community Program”, which is funded by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, GCERF.