Hope stronger than fear / Nada jača od straha

Author: Elvis Beriša
Publisher: News and Publishing Company Monitor, Podgorica
Content: 34 + 34 pages
ISBN: 978-86-82933-05-2
Year: 2013

The booklet contains ten articles by Elvis Berisha, a 22-year-old law student from Podgorica who gained a journalist training in the editorial office of Montenegrin Weekly Monitor between summer 2012 and spring 2013 within ERSTE Foundation’s Fellowship for journalists of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian origin. Elvis had the opportunity to work for the most prominent Montenegrin weekly where he learned special investigative techniques through the chance to write about marginalized groups with double or multiple fragilities: Roma, women, youth, HIV infected persons, etc.

His texts contain vivid descriptions of crucial social tragedies in Montenegro which have occurred during this period and reflect the harsh conditions the Roma population has to deal with: like the terrible fire in the Konik refugee camp in early summer 2012 in Podgorica or the homicide of a young Roma women in spring 2013.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.