Autokton ry

National Network

Rasinkatu 4 A 54
Rasinkatu 4 A 54
01360 Vantaa

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Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

Autokton ry is created in December 2022 and its mission is to serve to Albanian speaking community living in Vantaa in matters like integration, education, health and social interaction. The organization doesn't have employed people full time but only part time and their number is 3. Our partners are Moniheli ry, Vantaa kaupunki, UN Women, Mirsal ry. For 2023 we have got 7000€ as a grant from Moniheli in two different projects *Meet the future* in cooperation with DIAK AMK and *Discover your skills* . We are organizing right now three courses supported from Citizens Forum in Finland . The courses are : :Dancing Albanian traditional dance for women, Cooking Balkan food for men, and Puhutaan Suomea. Main partners: Kansalais Foorumi and Moniheli ry

Mission and Objectives

Autokton ry is committed to empowering the Albanian-speaking community in Finland. We strive to foster integration, promote social interaction, and provide educational and health resources to ensure our members thrive in their adopted homeland. Objectives of Autokton ry: Integration Support: Facilitate the smooth integration of Albanian speakers into Finnish society by providing resources, guidance, and support tailored to their unique needs. Social Interaction: Organize events, gatherings, and programs that encourage social interaction among members, helping them build a strong and supportive community network. Educational Initiatives: Offer educational programs and workshops that cater to the needs of the Albanian-speaking community, ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to succeed in Finland. Health and Well-being: Provide health-related resources, seminars, and support to address the specific health concerns and needs of our members. Cultural Preservation: Organize cultural events and programs that celebrate and preserve the rich Albanian heritage, ensuring that it remains vibrant and relevant for future generations. Advocacy: Represent the interests and concerns of the Albanian-speaking community at local and national levels, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights are protected. Collaboration: Collaborate with other organizations, both within and outside the Albanian-speaking community, to amplify our impact and reach a wider audience. Continuous Improvement: Regularly assess the needs of our community and adapt our programs and initiatives accordingly, ensuring we remain relevant and effective in our mission.

Main Projects / Activities

'Meet the Future' 'Discover your skills' Cooking Balkan Food Dancing Albanian Traditional Dance Puhutaan Suomea

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

I believe I can make significant contributions to the Network in my country in several ways: Local Expertise: Having lived and worked in this country for many years, I possess a deep understanding of the local culture, business environment, and societal norms. This knowledge can be invaluable when tailoring Network's initiatives to resonate with the local audience. Building Partnerships: I have established connections with various organizations, institutions, and professionals in different sectors. These relationships can be leveraged to foster collaborations, sponsorships, and partnerships that can benefit the Network's objectives. Organizing Events: I can take the lead in organizing seminars, workshops, and networking events that promote the Network's mission, raise awareness, and engage the local community. Advocacy: I can represent the Network at local forums, conferences, and meetings, advocating for its goals and ensuring our voice is heard at decision-making tables. Resource Mobilization: With my understanding of the local funding landscape, I can assist in identifying potential donors, sponsors, and grant opportunities that can financially support the Network's activities. Capacity Building: I can facilitate training sessions, mentorship programs, and knowledge-sharing platforms to enhance the skills and capabilities of Network members in the country. Feedback and Insights: Being on the ground, I can provide real-time feedback and insights on the effectiveness of the Network's initiatives, suggesting improvements and adaptations based on local feedback. Promotion and Awareness: Through local media channels, social media platforms, and community engagements, I can help in promoting the Network's activities, raising its profile, and increasing its reach within the country. In essence, my local knowledge, connections, and commitment to the Network's mission position me well to make meaningful contributions and drive its success in our country.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

I am deeply interested in joining the ALF Network because I recognize its potential as a platform for collaboration, growth, and mutual understanding. One of the primary reasons for my enthusiasm is the opportunity it presents to expand my projects. With the support and resources of the ALF Network, I believe I can take my initiatives to new heights, reaching a broader audience and making a more significant impact. Furthermore, the ALF Network's extensive connections with Mediterranean countries and associations offer a unique chance for cooperation on matters of mutual interest. Such collaborations can lead to the exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices, enriching the work we do and ensuring it is grounded in diverse perspectives and experiences. Joining the ALF Network aligns perfectly with my vision of fostering stronger ties between communities, promoting intercultural dialogue, and working on projects that have a lasting and positive impact. I am excited about the potential synergies and the shared journey of growth and discovery that lies ahead.

Contact (1) Full Name
Alba Vrapi
Job Title
Head of the organisation
Alba Vrapi
Contact (2) Full Name
Dardan Krasnici
Job Title (2)
General Director