South Tour, MOCI

South Tour, MOCI

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Mobile Open Culture and Innovation hub (MOCI) is a project that identifies, connects and promotes activists, individuals and groups that contribute to their local communities, in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro.

We believe that by sharing thematic knowledge and creating a network of progressing actors that overcome borders, we will reaffirm and reinforce solidarity and future collaborations between these actors. 

On our South Albania Tour of MOCI, we firstly stopped in Roskovec where we had the chance to meet the chairwoman of Projects Department of the Municipality, and we got to visit the city’s community centre that is accessible for every group to use the centre, organise trainings, activities, read etc.

After Roskovec, the tour sent us to Ferma Albanik, a family business that promotes agrotourism in Ballaban village, Kelcyre. Elona Bejo, the owner of the farm, admits that the decision to go back and invest and live in a village, has been hard but thanks to her passion and perseverance she has managed to have a successful business. 

Her dream is that the Deshnica Valley, where her farm takes place, that is rich in culture, traditions and culinary, thrives and prospers. She also believes that creating infrastructure and economic facilities will inspire people to contribute and invest in their community.

Following with our visit in Leskovik, Tek Bunkeri encountered a small group of youngsters that in order to escape the city’s routine and monotony, are voluntarily building a public space that will serve as a gathering point for the youth. Aris, 27 years old, says that his dream for the city of Leskovik is for the youth not to abandon their city, but try to transform and revitalize it instead.