Background

Mission

Goals

Staff

Partners

Funding

 

Background

American Corner Pristina officially opened on November 20, 2003, and is a partnership between the U.S. Embassy Pristina and the National Library of Kosova.

American Corner Pristina provides an extensive collection on U.S., a wide range of electronic databases and free Internet access for research. It has regular programming activities, focused on English language learning, lectures, film showings, conversation clubs, debates, webinars, gaming and more.

Mission

American Corner Pristina is a section within the National Library of Kosova established to build and strengthen relationships between the U.S. and Kosovo, showcase American culture and values, promote English language learning, encourage study in the United States, and foster goodwill and mutual understanding.

Goals

American Corner Pristina exemplifies the U.S. commitment to a core tenet of democracy: a citizen’s right to free access to information. It provides authoritative information about the United States and connects American and Kosovo citizens, and build bridges of mutual respect and understanding. It aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Provide accurate, compelling, timely, and audience-appropriate information about the United States—its history, culture, society, and values.
  • Facilitate English language learning through access to English language speakers, resources, computers, and the Internet.
  • Promote U.S. higher education through EducationalUSA advising by providing international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current guidance on applying to U.S. colleges and universities.
  • Foster people-to-people connections, increase understanding, and build respect with host-country audiences through cultural programs.

Support continued engagement with U.S. government alumni, connecting them to local audiences through alumni programs where credible, local voices can share firsthand information about the United States and American values.

Staff

NamePositionContact infoPhoto
Durim HasajAmerican Corner CoordinatorTel: +381 38 212 206

Email: acpristina@gmail.com
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Fitore MisiniAmerican Corner Assistant ITel: +381 38 212 206

Email: acpristina@gmail.com
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Gresa KocaAmerican Corner Assistant IITel: +381 38 212 206

Email: acpristina@gmail.com
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Partners

American Corner Pristina has strong partnership with many organizations.

 

nlkNational Library of Kosova “Pjetër Bogdani”
usa-embassyU.S. Embassy Pristina - Kosovo
aacAmerican Advising Center (AAC)
kusaKosovo United States Alumni (KUSA)
acckAmerican Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo
LogoSOS Villages Kosovo
ipThe Ideas Partnership NGO
hsInter-Municipal Library of Prishtina

Funding

American Corner Pristina has two funding sources. One is through the National Library of Kosova; the other is through U.S. Embassy Pristina.

The National Library, as a host institution, covers most of management and recurrent costs, including, but not limited to, staff salary, space cost, utilities, maintenance, supplies, etc.

U.S. Embassy Pristina provides support funding for resources, books, magazines, internet access, programing, supplies, equipment and furniture.