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Cross the Gap: Two cultures in one city – visit in Kosovo

Study visit in Kosovo.

23 – 26 November 2017, Pristina, Mitrovica – Kosovo

Cross the Gap” invites young adults from the German and French part of Switzerland to visit places in Kosovo with populations of mixed cultures.

Kosovo – as many states in the region following the war in Ex-Yugoslavia, has a number of places with different populations (e.g. Serbian and Albanian populations). A famous example is the city of Mitrovica where its river forms the border between the 2 communities and where the only crossing bridge was closed for many years.

In this study visit, we saw projects that support co-existence between the communities and to brought young adults from different cultures in Switzerland and different cultures in Kosovo together in order to exchange their experiences and feelings about cultural division in one country – and to discuss possible approaches to overcome it.