On Saturday 30 November at the Odòs Library in Udine, the Italo-Albanian association Insieme and Dialogo Creativo will celebrate the 107 years of Albania's independence with a meeting.
The theme of the importance of the mother tongue for immigrant or immigrant people will be addressed, with a particular focus on the Albanian-speaking community, among the most present and rooted in our territory.
Enkelejda Shamku Shkreli, professor of Albanian language and culture at the University of Bologna, and the journalist and poetess Gentiana Minga will talk about it with Martina Napolitano, from Pordenone, young PhD student at the University of Udine.
The idea also stems from the experience of the Italo-Albanian association Insieme which, in collaboration with Ucai-Fvg, organizes Albanian language and culture courses for children and adults from the far 1998.
Enkelejda Shamku Shkreli
Enkelejda Shkreli was born and graduated from the University of Tirana. His field of academic research is applied sociolinguistics. She participates in several international study groups and is the author of several monographs in Albanian, articles and essays in magazines and periodicals.
Gentiana Minga was born in Durres and graduated in Albanian language and literature in Tirana. After working for some years as a teacher, librarian and journalist in Albania, since 2000 she lives in Bolzano, where she continues her work as a writer.
The appointment is of particular interest not only for Albanian or Albanian citizens, but for all residents in the region, since the Albanian is the second largest nationality among regular foreign citizens in Friuli Venezia Giulia, after the Romanian one.
Foreign citizens regularly present in Friuli Venezia Giulia are 110.193 and represent around 9% of total residents. According to Istat data, at the end of 2018, the Albanian citizens were 9.588. To this calculation, naturally, the many citizens of Albanian origin who by now have Italian nationality escape.
The event stems from the collaboration between the Italo-Albanian association Insieme and the review "The creative dialogue", a project of the association for fair trade The Altrametà of Pordenone, created with the support of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia .