Status:Ongoing Thematic area:Civic activism and participation,Youth,Arts and culture Country:Kosovo Year approved:2019
- Name of organisation / initiative supported: NGO RRITU
- Start date: 1 October 2019
- End date: 1 March 2021
In summer of 2016, a group of young Kosovan artists gathered 45 volunteers to refurbish an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of Prishtina, once belonging to Termokos, a public heating company in Kosovo. With the aim of creating a non-commercial social space for Kosovar youth, they used the space to create the first community-run center in Kosovo named Termokiss. Since its inception, the concept of the space has evolved, shaped by the ideas of the youth who frequent it. Through art exhibitions, movie screenings, cultural events, concerts, charity events and lectures, Termokiss has created a rare space for Kosvar youth to convene and be civically engaged . With EED’s support, Termokiss are refurbishing their space to better accommodate their activities.