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Kosovo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is proactively engaging in advancing Kosovo’s digital diplomacy agenda, focusing on securing Kosovo’s recognition by the global Internet infrastructure. Kosovo, unlike other countries with UN membership, faces particular barriers towards positioning itself in the digital sphere. 

In order to undertake actions that would circumvent current challenges, we analysed the online landscape and, subsequently, designed a strategy on digital diplomacy for concerted action. This strategy encompasses a comprehensive and diversified portfolio of initiatives that is strengthening Kosovo’s overall online presence and quality multimedia content. Turkish magazine Yeni Diplomasi awarded the Kosovo Strategy for Digital Diplomacy as 4th best in the world after UK, US, and Israel.

Projects
 

  • Digital Kosovo
  • Balcanes
  • KosovoDiaspora
  • InstaKosovo
  • AppCamp
  • Wiki Academy

 

MFA and international partners launch Strategy on Digital Diplomacy

Prishtina, 27 July 2012 – Kosovo’s recognition by the global internet infrastructure, recognition by websites, the impact of Kosovo’s content at the main resources of online information, improving the way of narration for Kosovo by including high quality content for the targeted audience, improving the online impact of Kosovo’s MFA and integration of digital communications at Government strategic coordinated communications are only few of the objectives of the Strategy on Digital Diplomacy launched on Friday in Prishtina.   Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Petrit Selimi, together with the Norwegian Ambassador to Kosovo, Jan Braathu, First Secretary of the Embassy of Great Britain, Myrna MacGregor, Director of British Council, Arjeta Emra, revealed parts of the Strategy, its objectives and expected results.  Deputy Minister Petrit Selimi stated that this Strategy is a product of a wide partnership among the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, ...

MFA to launch Strategy on Digital Diplomacy

Prishtina, 27 July 2012 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo will hold a press conference launching the Strategy on Digital Diplomacy and concrete projects deriving from this Strategy that was drawn up in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Great Britain and the Internet organizations in Kosovo. The press conference will discuss the financial assistance for the implementation of the Strategy on Digital Diplomacy that was awarded by the Embassy of Norway, British Council, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and IPKO Foundation.                           Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Petrit Selimi, Ambassador of Norway to Kosovo Jan Braathu, First Secretary of the Embassy of Great Britain, Myrna MacGregor and Director of British Council, Arjeta Emra will be present ...

MFA announces the competition for mobile applications “Best Kosova App”

Prishtina, September 20, 2012 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, along with its partners, the British Council, IPKO Foundation, and Norwegian Embassy opened the competition for developers of applications for Android and iOS platform, intended for the global market and aiming to promote the Republic of Kosovo in new technology platforms.   This national competition offers rewards for the development of applications in Android and iOS for categories “Kosovo News” in the field of culture, inheritance, traditions, presenting Kosovar tourism and economy and the best entertainment application on the subject of Kosovo (games, curiosities, etc). Best application winners will be rewarded with 3000 Euros for each category. The winner of best application will also obtain participation at the Global Congress of mobile phone that takes place in Barcelona where they will be able to present the Kosovar App to the global industry. Participants can also register at ...

Launch of “Digital Kosovo” supports Kosovo citizens to lobby for greater internet inclusion

Prishtina, 2 September 2013 - Today’s launch of the Digital Kosovo web portal is an important step forward in addressing some of the challenges faced by the citizens of Kosovo in accessing the full benefits of the Internet. As the Republic of Kosovo continues its work on political recognitions, this new IPKO Foundation initiative launched at Hotel Sirius today is part of a sustained effort to secure greater recognition by the global Internet infrastructure.   The new website www.digitalkosovo.org has been designed and developed by IPKO Foundation, with the backing of the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs, British Council and Norwegian Embassy, in support of Kosovo’s Digital Diplomacy Strategy.  This new project enables Kosovo citizens to act as digital diplomats and take part in online advocacy themselves. Kosovo’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Petrit Selimi said: “The exclusion of Kosovo from many ...

Application for the national competition for best photo #InstaKosova

Prishtina, 15 January 2013 – As part of celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the Declaration of Kosovo’s Independence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, has opened a national competition for the best photo published by Kosovo’s citizens in social networks on the internet. This activity is part of the Strategy on Digital Diplomacy, supported by the British Council and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.   The national competition for the best photo is open until January 28, 2013. A professional jury will assess the best photos for the categories Places in Kosovo, People in Kosovo, and Events in Kosovo. The best 10 photos will be rewarded with 250 Euros, while the winner of the best photo in each category, will win 800 Euros. The 100 best photos will be published in a special publication. The only condition is that the photo be posted on the social networks, Instagram, Facebook, or ...

Kosovo Foreign Ministry opens national competition for the best photo #InstaKosova

Prishtina, 14 January 2013 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, as part of celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the Declaration of Kosovo’s Independence, has opened a competition for the best photo taken by Kosovo citizens published in the internet social media. This activity is part of the Strategy on Digital Diplomacy, supported by the British Council and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. The national competition for the best photo is open until January 28, 2013. A professional jury will evaluate the best photo for the category Places in Kosovo, People in Kosovo and Events in Kosovo. The best 10 photos will be rewarded with 250 Euros while the winner of the best photo in each category, will win 800 Euros. The 100 best photos will be published in a special publication. The only condition is that the photo be posted on the social networks, Instagram, Facebook, or Flicker, to the profiles ...

Kosovo Digital Diplomacy considered as one of the best in the world

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo has been selected as the author of the best National Strategy for the Digital Diplomacy out of all the Balkan countries, from the prestigious Turkish journal on Public Diplomacy, “Yeni Diplomasi”. The Digital Diplomacy Strategy of Kosovo is considered as one of the best after that of USA, the Great Britain and Israel by Turkish experts, evaluating the content of strategies of dozen countries and various actions that Foreign Ministries and world diplomacies have launched for digital affirmation of its own countries.   Halil Ibrahim Izgi, a Turkish expert on public and digital diplomacy, in an authorial writing in Yeni Sahat journal, announces the findings of the analysis of “Yeni Diplomasi”, where it is noted that: “Kosovo has become one of the most active states on the digital diplomacy. This is strongly associated with country&...

Second annual #InstaKosova competition

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, as part of celebrations for the seventh anniversary of the Declaration of Kosovo’s Independence, has opened a competition for the best photos taken by Kosovo citizens. The best photos will be published in a special book, while the winner of the best photo will be awarded 500 Euros.   Prishtina, 23 January 2015 – Many Kosovar citizens publish beautiful Kosovo pictures using #instakosova, #instakosovo, #mfakosova, #mfakosovo. In 2013, MFA Kosovo organized a competition supported by the Norwegian Embassy and the British Council in which more than 11,000 photos were posted in all social networks, thus providing fantastic content for the first jubilant Kosovo book, titled #instakosova.   The competition with #InstaKosova and #InstaKosovo hashtags is organized this year for the second time and MFA Kosovo invited all Kosovans to be active and post their photographs that reflect the culture, architecture, urbanism, nature, society, ...

Sara Rodiqi, winner of #InstaKosova competition

Prishtina, 13 February 2015 - The national competition for the best photos in #InstaKosova, initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo to mark the seventh anniversary of independence, has ended.   The competition, organized for the second time as part of the digital diplomacy project and the celebration of the seventh anniversary of independence, accepted about 25 thousand photos posted in all social networks with the hashtags #InstaKosova and #InstaKosovo. The jury consisted of Blerim Racaj (photographer), Nita Salihu (designer), Blerta Kambo (photographer), Arjeta Emra (director at the British Council) and Era Istrefi (singer), who have evaluated the photos posted in all social networks. The photos reflect on architecture, urbanism, nature, society, nightlife, youth and life in Kosovo. The winner of the best photo is Sara Rodiqi, "N’kamp verës në Ngom Fest, Prizren". The jury who selected the photo said that "Sara's ...