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[Prishtina Trave] – Around Pristina

[Prishtina Travel] – Language in Pristina

The main language you will hear in the street is Albanian.  However, most people from Prishtina, especially the youth speaks at least a little English so speaking English, you can get by. Navigating around the city is easy and people are generally receptive to efforts to communicate in broken Albanian and English.  It’s worth having a stab at Spanish, German or Italian which are spoken by people who pick them up via satellite TV broadcasts, international travellers or both.

[Prishtina Travel] – Crime & Safety in Pristina

The well-being of honoured guests (you) is a major source of concern and pride for the locals, and rather than being mugged, you’re more likely to be overwhelmed with hospitality. Despite the locals’ friendly attitude, it’s important to stay alert for petty crime such as bag-snatching and hotel room or house burglaries. Lock up your valuables in the safe or leave them at home, and don’t wander around unlit alleys at night. Pedestrians should be aware of holes in or bits of metal sticking out of the pavement, missing sewer lids and surprisingly deep puddlers.

[Prishtina Travel] – Electricity in Pristina

Electrical current is 220 Volts and is distributed by Kosovo’s KEK electricity company via standard European plugs.

[Prishtina Travel] – Money in Pristina

The euro (€, divided in 100 cents) is the official currency of Kosovo,  Euro banknotes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500,. The coins, whose design depends on in which country they were minted in, come in denominations of €0.01, €0.02, €0.05, €0.10, €0.20, €0.50, €1 and €2. Cash is king in Kosovo, though an increasing number of shops and restaurants is getting Visa and Mastercard POS.  Although you can change money in banks and exchange offices,  ATMs are really the best way to get cash.

[Prishtina Travel] – Smoking in Pristina

Smoking is forbidden in all public institutions, educational institutions and healthcare institutions unless there’s a designated smoking area. Most bars and cafés have some kind of non-smoking area. And since early 2011, authorities are actually enforcing the law.

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[Prishtina Travel] Getting in Pristina

[Prishtina Travel] Getting in Pristina

[Prishtina Travel] – Get in Pristina By plane

The easiest way to get to Pristina is by plane. There are direct flights to Pristina International Airport from London, Zurich, Geneva, Gothenburg, Copenhagen , Vienna, Hamburg, Hannover, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Bremen, Verona, Ljubljana, Budapest, Tirana, Istanbul and Oslo. There are low-budget flights to Pristina from Liege, Belgium and with Easyjet from Switzerland. There are cheap connecting flights via Tirana and Ljubljana, but also from most of German airports.  Check Airkosova for best fares.

Also, Skopje International Airport is 110 km away (two hours).  The bus to Pristina from Skopje takes about two hours and costs €5 (€5.50 with the bus station’s fee). The last bus from Skopje to Pristina leaves at 18:10; from Pristina to Skopje at 17:00.



If you arrive at Pristina airport – small, haphazard but recently modernized and efficient in a Balkan kind of way – you should get from the plane to the outside world within 15 minutes. The city center is about 15 minutes away by car along the closest thing to a good road in Kosova. The many taxi drivers outside the airport will quote you €15-30 for the trip but will happily be haggled down to €10.

[Prishtina Travel] – Get in Pristina By bus

From Albania, there are several daily direct bus connections to Pristina, from Tirana and Durres. From. There are also direct bus links from most cities in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Macedonia, Bosnia, and Montenegro. From Podgorica in Montenegro there are at least two night buses (9pm and 10pm, approx 5 1/2 hrs) that run via Peja €16.

There is one bus every night that runs from Pristhina to Ulcinj, Montenegro with stops in Peja, Prodgorica and Bari. The buses leave at 7pm from both Pristhina and Ulcinj. The trips is 20 euros round trip and take 9 hours.

From Skopje in Macedonia there are 8 buses per day at 10 past the hour. It is supposed to take 1.5 hours, but we took 3 hours due to traffic! It costs only 320 MKD (just over €5)

The Prishtina bus station is quite a safe place to await sunrise.

From Serbia there are several direct buses from Belgrade (6 hours, 1 day bus & 2 night busses), run by Kosovo companies, cost less than €20, stops depending on the route in Niš or Kruševac. There are twice daily mini-buses from Niš, they cost 600 dinars (about $10) and the guys at Niš Hostel will help you get in contact with organizers, even if you aren’t sleeping there, as it is necessary to book in advance. If entering direct from Serbia, be aware that you need to leave by the same way that you came in so that you get Serbian entry/exit stamps .

There is also a bus service from Sarajevo (via Novi Pazar; Buy ticket to Novi Pazar on 10pm bus, the bus continues to Prishtina, tickets available onboard); the trip lasts around 12 hours and costs around €20.

[Prishtina Travel] – Get in Pristina by train

There are trains which travel from Macedonia and Serbia to Pristina. These take long to get there.  Check Kosovo Railway

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Inagurohet Scards, kompania më inovative shqiptare në industrinë e shtypit

Industria e shtypit është një nga më të rëndësishmet në botën e sotme moderne, e cila vazhdon të udhëheqë tregun pavarësisht përhapjes së dixhitalizimit të përmbajtjes, duke qenë një industri prej më shumë se 640 miliardë dollarësh dhe duke u rritur me 7% në vit. Me këto stastika është hapur para pak ditësh në Qendrën Inovative të Kosovës (Innovation Centre Kosovo) ceremonia e inagurimit të kompanisë më të re inovative shqiptare, Scards (

Kompania Scards, me synim veçanërisht tregun global, është e specializuar në shtypje të materialeve promovuese dhe si produkt kryesor ka kartëvizitat (business cards).


Drejtori i ICK-së, Uranik Begu, hapi prezantimin duke folur më konkretisht mbi këtë ide mjaft interesante e cila sipas tij pritet të ketë sukses, duke parë nga ajo se çfarë është ndërtuar deri më tani.

Për të folur më gjerësisht lidhur me pothuajse të gjitha shërbimet dhe produktet që ofron kompania fjalën e mori udhëheqësi i komapanisë Edon Abdullahu.

Përmes Scards, klientët kanë mundësi t’i zgjedhin vetë dizajnet e kartëvizitave, posterave, broshurave etj. Kompania zotëron po ashtu mijëra dizajne të gatshme nga më të ndryshmet të cilat lehtësojnë punën për ata që duan diçka të shpejtë dhe cilësore. Pagesat mund të kryhen online përmes kartave të kreditit, të debitit, përmes PayPal etj. Qëllimi i Scards është të gjendet sa më pranë biznesit, duke ofruar mjete të përshtatshme për porositjen e materialeve të shtypura si dhe për të krijuar zgjidhjet më mira për të, theksoi, ndër të tjera, Drejtori Ekzekutiv i kompanisë, z. Abdullahu.

Në vijim, Betim Drenica, udhëheqës teknik i kompanisë dhe Etrit Zeneli, udhëheqësi i dizajnit, prezantuan më me detaje teknologjinë mbi të cilën është ndërtuar kjo platformë si dhe njëkohësisht folën mbi mjetet dhe funksionalitetet e saj. Përmes shfrytëzimit të teknologjive më të fundit si dhe softuerëve të ndërtuar nga vetë kompania, Scards do të arrijë të eliminojë kostot e larta si dhe do të bëjë të mundur porositjen në sasi të vogla, dy probleme kryesore këto veçanërisht për biznesin e vogël. Cilësia, çmimet konkurruese dhe koha e shkurtër e shërbimit do të jenë ndër elementet më tërheqëse për klientët.

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Prej:E premte, 10 Shkurt 2012 – 9:00

Deri:E diel, 25 Mars 2012 – 17:00

Adresa: Prishtinë







On the occasion of the project *GRAPHIC, NOVEL. *Qendra Multimedia, Pristina, and Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, Tirana, are pleased to announce a *Call for Entries *to attend the upcoming graphic novel workshop in Pristina, Kosovo, from: *May 5 – May 11, 2012*.

The workshop is open to art students, graphic-novelists, comic artists, designers, illustrators, visuals artists and writers of all ages and backgrounds.


*Submission Deadline* for applications is: *March 25, 2012*





In the last years graphic novels have attracted more and more attention both in the field of literature and the visual arts. Not only they open alternative perspectives onto the complexities of every day life. With their distinct use of two mediums – image and text – they also suggest how memories and recollections of the past can find new forms of expression despite their inherent blanks.

This interrelation between image and text lies at the core of the project *GRAPHIC, NOVEL*. Taking the works of W. G. Sebald as a point of departure, we would like to rethink the dynamics between the two mediums in the context of Pristina, eager to tackle what suggests itself as ‘grey areas’ in the memorization process by means of graphic and text. Also W. G. Sebald famously utilized in his work both image and text in order to find a momentary equilibrium between otherwise hazy or fragmented recollections, personal memories, and, at times, ineffable events. However, similar to the grid-like structure of a graphic novel, the merging of image and text in Sebald’s work produces an ‘excess of meaning’,which cannot be utterly resolved.

The workshop aims at thinking the potential of the literary and graphic elements of graphic novels further by drawing on the author’s ‘poet(h)ic of remembering’, but also by the direct encounter with and research into the environment the workshop is set in. The participants are invited to creatively delve into yet unprecedented graphic-novelist techniques, sketching what has been lost, what is to be retrieved, and how to conjoin the missing bits and contradictions of the local recent history. Being an initiative from Pristina and Tirana, the subject-matter from where to explore those techniques are the city and its (in-)visible histories. Therefore, additional to the seminars, the workshop will look closer at the matter and the surfaces of the city. Archival documents, found photographies, oral histories and walks through the city will form a central part of the research and of the elaboration of a new graphic novel by means of visual and literary expressions.

Throughout the workshop, the participants are invited to work on a on a chosen context presented to them in the city of Pristina. The results of the workshop will be shown in a group exhibition during the “Polip Literature Festival” held from *May 11, 2012* to *May 13, 2012*.

*GRAPHIC, NOVEL.* is organized by Qendra Multimedia and Tirana Art Lab – Center for contemporary Art and coordinated by Elisabeth Desta and Sonja Lau. The workshop is held by researcher Ute Friederich and graphic novelist Barbara Yelin.

A project in cooperation with the Goethe Institut.



To download the *Application Form *please visit* <> *or see attached document.


All applications arriving prior to the due date, *March 25, 2012*, will be taken into consideration, assessed, and a selection of participants chosen. The result of the selection will be announced by *April 15, 2012*. All applicants will be informed of their approval or decline in written form. If you are interested in being a part of the workshop *GRAPHIC, NOVEL*. please send a completed application form (see attachment), an artist statement, an idea for a possible research you want to deal with in the workshop, a short biography, a selection of recent works (literary or visual), and a picture of the artist by no later than *March 25, 2012* (date of receipt) to: Please specify in your statement why you would like to participate in the workshop in Pristina, and if you have any prior experience in working in the region.


Submission can be made either online or by sending a CD-ROM / works on paper. Please respect the format JPG and a resolution of 300 dpi for visual/graphic works. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Application on papers / CD-ROM cannot be returned to the sender.



Elisabeth Desta


*Qendra Multimedia *

Rr. Xhelal Mitrovica p.n. Teatri Dodona

10000 Prishtina, Kosovo


Tel: +381 (0) 38 722 464

Mobil: +386 (0) 49290429

Fax: +381 38 222 793 <> <> | <>

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The Youngest Country of the World!
Did you know…Following more than seven decades of Yugoslav/Serbian government, Kosovo declared its independence on February 17, 2008. Hence, the Connecticut-size land made the world headlines when became the youngest country in the first decade of the 21st century. Ten years before, it was not an independent nation in Europe compared to its neighbors — for example, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia Hercegovina. At the same time, Kosovo boasted one of Europe’s last wars, an ethnic-based conflict, where were killed more than 10,000 persons. From the end of the Cold War to the beginning of the 21st century, it had not been neither prosperous nor stable. In those circumstances, Kosovo Pristina  stood as the poorest region on the European mainland. Later on, Kosovo’s independence was backed by America, Albania, and Great Britain. In 2009, it was one of the most peaceful countries on the Balkan Peninsula of Europe.

Did you know… This Southeastern European nation has a population of about 2,500,000. It ranks 148th in population among the countries of the world. Around 88 per cent of the nation’s population is made up of Albanians. There are also other ethnic groups: Serbs, Bosniaks, Goranis, Roma, Turks, Ashkalis, Egyptians.

Did you know…Education and technology have received increased emphasis in this landlocked country since it became independent in the first decade of the 21st century.




Kosovo & the United States of America
Did you know…On November 23, 1999, President Bill Clinton made history when arrived in Ferizaj, Kosovo. Since then, it was the first official visit by an American Head of State to Kosovo. America’s leader Clinton arrived in Ferizaj to an enthusiastic welcome. During his visit, Mr Clinton had called on Kosovo Albanians to forgive the injustices perpetrated against them by the Serbs. This Southeastern European nation Kosovo and capital Pristina has been recognized by Washington since 2008.

Did you know…The landlocked country of Kosovo, that once formed part of Ottoman empire, lies on the Balkan Peninsula of Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro on the Northwest, Macedonia on the South, and Albania on the West. This new nation holds a territory of 4,203 square miles (or 10,908 square kilometers). On the other hand, the Kosovar countryside consists mainly of mountains separated by fertile valleys. Unique among European countries, it is about the size of Connecticut, an American state Pristina.

Kosovo’s capital
Did you know…Pristina — the country’s largest city — is the capital city of Kosovo. It is also the nation’s chief commercial, cultural, and industrial center. Since then, Pristina is rich history and friendly people has made it one of the most important metropolises on the Balkan Peninsula. Additionally,it has about 800,000 inhabitants.

Did you know…Albanian, English  and Serbian are the national languages. The landlocked nation also has other non-official languages: Gorani, Romani, Bosnian, and Turkish, among others.

Did you know…The most popular sports are: basketball, boxing, canoe, chess, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, table tennis, team handball, track & field, water polo, and wrestling. Nonetheless, the Olympic team — made up of Albanians, Kosovo Serbs, Bosniaks and Goranis — has not competed in the modern Olympic Games. Over the past 14 months, the national government has stepped up efforts to participate in the world championships and multi-sports events. Some of its best athletes living in Western Europe. In 1987, Kosovo’s boxer Aziz Salihu earned the gold medal at the Mediterranean Games in Syria. Prisstina

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Did you know… More than 25 per cent of its territory is covered by rainforests.

Awards & Prizes
Did you know…The new nation was endorsed by Donald Trump,president of Miss Universe Organization in 2008. Also that year, Miss Kosovo, Zana Krasniqi, under the watchful eye of Fadil Berisha — one of the world’s most popular fashion photographers — made the top 15 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Pristina She was the first Kosovar women to compete in MU. Ironically, Kosovo does not have diplomatic ties with Hanoi. In the following year, in August 2009, the nation’s contestant Marigona “Gona” Dragusha finished third in The Bahamas, outpacing 80 other entries. Prior to Miss Kosovo’s Bahamas trip, she, who is reminiscent of the world-famous actress Audrey Hepburn, had been training in New York City,along with Hasna Xhukici, Miss Albania Pristina.

Did you know… Apart from Pristina, the region gathers four amazing cities: Dakovica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Peja, and Prizren.

International Organizations
Did you know…Since 2009 this Eastern European nation belongs to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Did you know… On the economic side, Kosovo over the last five decades has changed from a socialist economy to a free market system. From then onwards, a number of foreign corporations operate businesses in the country. Despite being one of Europe’s smallest nations, the landlocked country has important mineral resources, including nickel, lignite, lead, chrome, aluminum, and magnesium. But there’s more. Much of Europe’s coal wealth lies in Kosovo. The resources could provide for economic growth to Pristina  if those natural resources were used more fully. Additionally, Kosovo is endowed with fertil soil. Nature-based tourism is a new source of income.

Did you know…Deravica is the nation’s tallest peak: it rises 8,714 feet (2,656 meters) above sea level.

Famous Kosovars
Did you know… The country’s has produced a number of performers/artists, including Melihate Ajeti (actress), Adekina Ismajli (singer), Shaban Gashi (photographer), Akil Mark Koci (composer), Esat Valla (painter) and a host of other pristina . It has also produced many fine writers, among them Xhevdet Bajraj and Eqrem Basha. However, few of them are known outside the country.

Foreign Relations
Did you know…During the 1990s and early 2000s, Kosovo worked to establish ties with several republics. So far, the new nation has been internationally recognized by 62 member countries of the United Nations, including the United States, Australia, France, Turkey, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the new country receives continued support and aid from the US and European Union.


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