‘Demos-Ti’ is an international project supported by the ERSTE Foundation in partnership with the Assembly of Kosovo. The project aims to stimulate young peoples’ interest in politics and the democratic process, with a focus on media competence and willingness to express an opinion. This aim is carried out through half-day workshops in which a class of students takes part in interactive content, visits the Assembly, and produces a magazine summarizing their experience.
Over the next two years, TOKA’s team of trained educators will lead 5-10 of these workshops per week, with school groups from around the country. The Democracy Workshops have been hugely successful in Montenegro, where, to date, 70% of primary school children have participated. TOKA and its partners hope to have a similar success rate.
This program is important because, civic education and participation is one of the cornerstones of a well-functioning democracy. This is even more important in a young, post-conflict country like Kosovo. Investing in the civic education of young people supports the overall development of a democratic society by increasing the critical mass of citizens who will contribute positively in the future.
is an experiential learning program with an emphasis on service for students aged 15 – 18, implemented mainly in rural areas. The program focuses on personal development of the students, in particular critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.