New IDI headquarter opened in Pristina


The headquarters of the International Diplomatic Institute in Pristina, entrusted to Raghib Berisha, was inaugurated on May 9. The ceremony was attended by numerous ministers of the Haradinaj government with their staff, senior Kosovar public officials, entrepreneurs and executives present in Pristina.

“Creating a shared European culture directly in Pristina is the goal of the International Diplomatic Institute,” explained President Paolo Giordani, after a busy morning of bilateral meetings.

With the Minister of Education, in the presence also of the Rector of the State University of Pristina, the President of IDI addressed the issue of future university and postgraduate training projects that will involve the Institute, the main universities of Kosovo and important Italian and international universities.

Together with the Minister of Trade and Industry, the foundations were laid for development projects in the Kosovo territory.

Finally, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs accepted the invitation of President Giordani to visit the Institute’s Roman headquarters. On that occasion the memoranda that will give the operative start to individual projects will be signed.

The President of the International Diplomatic Institute, Paolo Giordani, illustrated the initiatives of the NGO also in an interview given to the public television RTK. “We plan – he explained – courses of high specialization. The young people of Kosovo will be able to join these training projects both in Pristina and in Italy. Our will, shared with the Minister of Education, is to do our part to train the future leaders of the country”. Giordani, in particular, stressed the importance of studying history to create a managerial class capable of interacting and working with European partners.

The courses will be held by authoritative professors and the final diplomas will be awarded by Universities, accredited worldwide, with which the Institute has long signed agreements.

“The Rector of the University of Pristina has given us the necessary space and so has the University of Tirana, so that students do not have to face heavy relocation expenses” continued Giordani, who wanted to remember that “the Institute is financed with its own resources and with the contributions of a large group of entrepreneurs who want to promote a common culture throughout Europe”.

“Only a political and managerial class that knows how to share European values – concluded Giordani – will be able to implement a project of fair and attentive development for the weakest”.

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