Being a Roma activist in contemporary Kosovo

 In ‘Romani politcs in contemporary Europe‘, there is a long interview/conversation with two Roma activists in Kosovo. A brief extract from the interview:

“Operating as mediators and translators (both literally and figuratively) between the international community’s discourse and agenda, and local political actors and interests puts RAE activists under tremendous pressure. Blaming international agencies for the harsh living conditions and deprivation they experience, some activists pointed out, is less dangerous and, in the short-term, more effective than opening a political confrontation with Kosovo authorities. However, in the medium to long-term this strategy does not help to improve ethnic relations and solve tensions between Kosovan citizens…’