About Us

Social Lab is a non-governmental organization operating in Kosovo since 2018.

Our mission is to create safe virtual and physical spaces for young people, especially women, to discuss issues of mental health as well as gender. We aim to empower young people and especially women to become part of the policy-making process in Kosovo.

Our vision is to promote a society based on the principle of equality where women and young people will have the opportunities and attention they deserve.

Organization information:

NGO ‘Social Lab’ is a new psycho-social initiative that works for the good of the community. Our goal is to raise aëareness of psychological and social phenomena in our society, as well as to directly influence the prioritization of mental and sexual health in state and social policies.

 

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Our Team

Something about our team!

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Eurisa Rukovci

The executive director of Social Lab.

Eurisa Rukovci is the executive director of Social Lab, co-creator of the ‘Shnet’ application, author of the digital feminist strip ‘Hyjnesha’ and a translator of books. Recently, she co-ideated the ‘Fol Shlirë’ platform. She completed her studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of Prishtina and ërites opinion pieces for multiple local and international portals.

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Tuena Govori

Research coordinator at Social Lab.

Tuena Govori is research coordinator at Social Lab and co-creator of the ‘Shnet’ application. She completed her studies at the Department of Psychology at the University of Prishtina and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Department of “Social and Organizational Psychology”.

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Dea Rexhepi

Outreach Officer at NGO Social Lab.

Dea Rexhepi is an Outreach Officer at NGO Social Lab and co-creator of the "Shnet" application. For a long time she was an advocate for the rights of people affected by Down Syndrome. She completed her studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of Prishtina.

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Programs and Projects

Some of our projects!

“SHNET” project

SOCIAL LAB through educational programs aims to raise the awareness of citizens, with a focus on young people, about the social challenges they face every day in their lives. At the same time, we aim to contribute to the promotion of active participation of society to engage in raising civic awareness about fundamental human rights and freedoms as universal rights.

Considering the fact that student education transcends educational curricula, we have seen fit to use technology as a means of education.

SOCIAL LAB aims to create a space for discussion of mental health issues and sexual health of young people. As part of this, SOCIAL LAB is working on the UNICEF-funded “SHNET” project activities.

“SHNET” is an application for mobile phones that contains accurate and scientific information about sex education and sexuality.

The “SHNET” Project is financed by the UNICEF Kosovo Programme.

The “SHNET” projects aims the:

•   Promotion of quality education and inclusion of learning and critical thinking development through discussions with young people.

•  Promotion of inclusive education as well as raising awareness of sexual education.

•  Countering myths and incorrect information on sexual education.

“FOL SHLIRË” project

FOL SHLIRË is the first chat-based platform that offers first aid to all those who have been potentially affected by Covid-19-induced pandemic stress.

The Fol Shlirë platform is made possible by the Social Lab organization in cooperation with the non-governmental organization QIPS and the Municipality of Prishtina.

Technology can respond to the essential human need to support those suffering from mental stress during Covid-19 pandemic, providing a new method to train and engage non-professionals for those in need of support.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is described as a humane, supportive response to person who may need support. PFA includes the following:

• providing practical care and support, which does not interfere.

• assessing needs and concerns;

• helping individuals address their basic needs

• listening to individuals, without pressuring them to talk

• comforting individuals and helping them to calm down

• helping individuals access information, services and social support

• preventing further harm

CONTACT US

You can find us and contact us using below data:

Ulpiana Villa nr. 21, Prishtinë, Kosovë

+383 49 869677

info@slab-ks.org

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