Director of the Non-Governmental Organization "Voice of Roma Ashkali and Egyptian", Mr. Isak Skenderi, accompanied with the Housing Coordinator, Ms. Violeta Thaqi and Human Rights Coordinator, Mr. Florim Bajrami, meet on the 6th of February with the new Mayor of the Municipality of Gracanica, Mr. Srdjan Popović.
Mr. Skenderi discused with the newly appointed Mayor of Gracanica all the issues that concern the Roma and Ashkali community in this municipality and presented some of the programs that VoRAE is currently implementing in order to answer those challenges and concerns.
Mr. Popovic agreed on the difficult socio-economic situation of the members of these communities, only only in Gracanica, but any other place in Kosovo as well, and expressed his interest and wish to explore all opportunities of cooperation and support to them.
Some of the topics discuss related to the access to education and employment as well as housing and living conditions for the Roma and Ashkali. In addition, institutional support to them on the access and enjoyment of human and civil rights have also been discussed.
Mutual understanding was reached, and both institutions are going to continue to work in order to find best models of cooperation for the improvement of the possition for Roma and Ashkali.