Through our Sustainable Development program, we aim to bring a grassroots approach towards addressing some of the key challenges in sectors of high importance such as the economy, energy, and environment. As FIQ strongly believes in the concept of community development, we tackle all projects from this perspective, utilizing our grassroots expertise to engage in community outreach and mobilization for important issues and enable citizens to become part of the policy and decision-making processes.
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Community Focus Groups are one of the main methodologies of our work in terms of community outreach and mobilization, but they also represent an action in their own right, as it is the mechanism through which our grant-giving program operates. This approach is of crucial importance in identifying the most pressing needs, challenges, and constraints of a particular community through a moderated community discussion, which will be organized by FIQ.
In an effort to strengthen and reignite youth activism, FIQ has developed a project that aims to works directly and exclusively with youth informal groups in 4 pilot Municipalities in Kosovo, one which utilize a combination of FIQ’s successful efforts in working with youngsters, paired with a new methodology that will seek to empower youngsters to further their civic activism efforts by giving them ownership in decision-making.
The Young Ambassadors project will identify, mobilize, and train young activists, and guide them towards the establishment and implementation of a grant-giving mechanism, which they will lead, with the purpose of identifying and supporting innovative and interesting community actions from youth informal groups in their respective municipalities. In the coming year, FIQ aims to spread the Young Ambassadors model nationwide.
Young Ambassadors was initially funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in 2016, later, by Global Fund for Community Developement (GFCF) in 2017.