Roma Versitas Albania (ALB)
In response to an increasing number of Albanian Roma students in need of a centralised site from which to launch joint initiatives and to engage in both individual and collective development, was established with the support of the Roma Education Fund, on April 8th, 2016, Roma Versitas Albania. As a civil society organisation registered under the court decision No. 5347, dated May 30th, 2016.
Roma Versitas Albania has three milestones, education, employment and advocacy, by: Increasing the Roma student capacities, percentage of graduation, number of registered in tertiary education, improving leadership skills, organising successful advocacy actions and integrate professionalism at university students; Increasing the number of Roma graduates who got employed through lobbing and (EU plus Government) advocacy initiatives, especially to/in the public administration that work on Roma issues; Increasing the participation of highly educated Roma in public administration, increasing positive policies and programs and bring basic conditions to deprived Roma communities by engaging strong Advocacy initiatives led by students and graduates; and building nucleus of Roma professionals, Intellectuals and Leaders successful in their careers, but also capable to understand and contribute to Roma development on local, national and international level.
Mr. Aliu holds a Master Degree in International & European Law. Prior he has exercised the role of Local Consultant at OSCE / ODIHR. Has covered the role of a lecturer at the University of Elbasan and a translator of the Rromani language. For almost two years he exercised the function of the Roma Coordinator & Facilitator for Protection from Discrimination at the Institution of People’s Advocate (Ombudsman).
From 2016 till now he is covering the role of the Executive Director of Roma Versitas Albania and working on fulfilling the mission of rising up the number of Roma graduated, building nucleus of Roma professionals, Roma Intellectuals and Roma Leaders successful in their careers but also capable to understand and to contribute for the Roma empowerment on local, national and international level.