Jun 10 - 2012
Municipality of Malishevë/Malisevo conducted a Visioning Workshop to launch drafting
of Municipal and Urban Development Plans. The visioning workshop for Malishevë/
Malisevo was organized jointly by UN-Habitat/ Municipal Spatial Planning Support
Programme (MuSPP), Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB) and Friedrich Ebert
Stiftung (FES). The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP), also
supported the workshop through its professional staff from the Institute of Spatial
Planning and the Department of Spatial Planning. The role of these institutions and
organizations was to facilitate the participatory process of the workshop held in Prevalla,
Prizren from 21-24 May, 2012.
The purpose of the workshop was to formulate a vision statement for Malishevë/
Malisevo municipality, which would give direction to the formulation of development
objectives and selection of priorities. The programme of the workshop provided for panel
discussions, group work and presentations. To capture different aspects of development, participants were divided into groups that focus on economic development, infrastructure, housing and settlements and on cultural and natural heritage as a basis for development of tourism. Ongoing construction of the highway was viewed as an important development factor. Group work led to the formulation of vision for each of the above mentioned components and a joint vision declaration and a joint motto. The vision statement is as follows: “Malishevë/Malisevo with opportunities for all, proud of its heritage, wealthy with natural resources and sustainable development.” The mottos that derived from the working groups were: “All roads take you to Malishevë/Malisevo”, “Malishevë/ Malisevo, for citizens” and “Image of generosity and hospitality”.
The results of the intensive 4-day workshop will be used as a foundation for guiding the
process of drafting the MDP and UDP document, and they will be presented to a wider
audience in the municipality at a later stage.
The group of participants in the workshop from the municipality of Malishevo consisted
of political leaders, municipal officers, civil society, business community and citizens
at large. The workshop was also honored by the presence of the mayor of Malishevë/
Malisevo, a recent MuSPP partner municipality, advisor of the minister of MESP and the
Head of MuSPP/UN-HABITAT office in Kosovo. Special guests were experts from the
EU Programme for Stronger Municipalities who are working on tourism development
aspects for Malishevo/Malisheve, Rahovec/Orahovac and Dragash.