DIRECTORIO MUNDIAL DE LITERATURA, HISTORIA, ARTE Y CULTURA          

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DIRECTORIO MUNDIAL DE LITERATURA, HISTORIA, ARTE Y CULTURA

    Fahredin Shehu

    Rahovec, South East of Kosova

     

    Photo© Denisa Duran, Malta

     

    Short bio

    Born in Rahovec, South East of Kosova, in 1972. Graduated at Prishtina University, Oriental Studies.

     

    Actively works on Calligraphy discovering new mediums and techniques for this specific for of plastic art.

     

    Certified expert in Andragogy/ Capacity Building, Training delivery, Coaching and Mentoring, Facilitating etc.

     

    In last fifteen years he operated as Independent Scientific Researcher in the field of World Spiritual Heritage and Sacral Esthetics.

     

    Work history

     

    October 2016 – present- RTK- Editor in Chieff- Educational and Scientific program

     

     

    September 2006- RTK Board Of Director’s Administrator-

    Implementing RTK BoD policies, preparing Minutes of the meetings, Office management, International correspondence with RTK BoD International members, Travel Regional and European Public Broadcasters Liaison etc 

     

    October 2005 –March 2006, Head of Office Humanitarian Law Center- Prishtinë

     

    •        Office and staff management- on day to day basis, delegation of responsibilities;

    •        Capacity building- training volunteers in the human rights working for HLC;

    •        Organizing field research- delegation of staff and preparing work plans and their distribution according to the area of research; 

    •        Trial monitoring- monitoring the trials in the Supreme Court of Kosova, for ethnically based crimes;

    •        Media monitoring- monitoring main written media in Kosova on reporting on ethnic violations;

    •        Report writing- writing monthly reports, semester reports, annual reports, Financial and narrative reports in different projects implemented by HLC office in Prishtina;

    •        Implementing projects of population losses in Kosovë- working on a Kosovo book of dead as HLC project for the population losses from every ethnic groups in Kosova;

    •        Minority rights in practice- monitoring the violations of minority rights and producing report on Minority rights in practice, (please see the link: http://www.proasyl.de/fileadmin/proasyl/fm_redakteure/Newsletter_Anhaenge/110/minor_kos.pdf).

    •        Part taking in the conference of regional partners,  organized by King Baudouin Foundation and Reporting on Minority Rights in Practice in EU Parliament in Brussels, November 2005

     

     

    March 2005- October 2005 Director for Culture, Sport and Youth in Rahovec Municipality

     

    •        Management of Directorates budget-  developing cultural policies in Municipal level and managing with budget of respective directorate

    •        Staff management-  Supervising 14 staff members of Albanian and Serbian ethnical background;

    •        Library- developing plans for enrichment of the book fund in the municipal library;

    •        Cultural heritage-  actively supporting the manager for protection of cultural monuments in drafting a report and a book on cultural monuments within the municipality

    •        Culture, Sport and Youth activities- Developing and implementing different project in respective sectors like music festivals, artistic colonies, book presentations, exhibitions, sport tournaments, and youth related activities.

     

    April 2004- March 2005, OSCE/ KPSS Vushtrri / specialized training/ for Kosovo Police Service, General Policing, Forensics, Drug, Custom, Ballistic, Investigation, Intelligence courses, delivering trainings, planning the curriculum etc.

     

    September 2003 April 2004 -Program Officer for Global Perspective Development Center – Curriculum developer/trainer covering Governmental and Non Governmental Youth Capacity Building on Value Based Leadership. Please see the link: http://www.rabbanitrust.org/papers2004/Kosovo_ValueBasedLeadershipTraining.doc

     

    January 2001-December 2002     Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

    Elections Trainer

     

    I was responsible for training local and international staff in Election Procedures, as support for subsequent democratic elections in Kosovo.  I worked effectively in a team, reporting to my Head of Office.  Training was done in three languages: Albanian and Serbian for local counterparts and in English for International colleagues.  I also conducted training courses in Serb enclaves in Kosovo, which I hope proves my ability to work objectively in politically hazardous areas.  I have also acted as a departmental interpreter, and assistant, working with a supervisor to prepare election material, village assessments, and maps, as well as to recruit staff (interpreters and drivers).  On election days, I acted as the Chair member of the Election Day In-Take Team.  Training courses conducted are listed below:

       

    •        Types of Electoral Systems - delivered to MEC for three Municipalities;

    •        Compliance with and Appeals to the Electoral Complaints and Appeals Commission – delivered to OSCE staff 2002;

    •        Early Voting 2002;

    •        Homebound by Fear and Disabilities Voting 2002;

    •        Voter Service Periods, 2001 and 2002;

    •        Special Needs Voting 2002;

    •        International Polling Station Supervisor Training 2001;

    •        Challenge Period – delivered to local and international staff 2001;

    •        Training of trainers for the Polling and Counting Procedures 2001;

    •        Quality Control on Election Day 2001 and 2002;

    •        Chair Member of in-take team on Election Day-in a group with MEC (Municipal Election Commission) and IPPS (International Polling Station Supervisor) 2001 and 2002;

    •        Language Assistant OSCE Election Department/ working for Core Supervisor in preparing election material, village assessments, preparing maps, interviewing interpreters, recruiting drivers, where I show my workaholic aptitudes of staying long hours at workplace with exceeded expectations;

    July 1999 – May 2000                          Kosovo Force (KFOR) Interpreter

    Dec. 1998 – Jan.1999                                      UKKDOM Language Assistant

    Jan. 1999 – Mar. 1999                         Kosovo Verification Mission (KVM) Language Assistant

    Sep. 1998 – Jun. 2000                         English Teacher, Secondary School, Rahovec, Kosovo

    Jun. 2000                                             Team Leader and Secretary, NGO ‘Art Studio’, Literature and Drama

     

     

     

    Training Courses attended & Representations:

     

    •        Conference on Ibn Khaldun 600 anniversary with the call of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Cairo. Dec. 2006

    •        International center for Transitional Justice, Essential course on TJ in Leuven, Belgium, Feb. 2006

    •        King Baudouin Foundation Partners meeting on Minority Rights in Practice program, in Brussels, November 2005

    •        44th International Poetry event in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 2005

    •        European Integration Symposium, Istanbul (European culture, Integration Policy, concepts and modalities on Integrations etc.)

    •        Conflict analysis-OSCE Capacity Building

    •        Team building-OSCE Capacity Building

    •        Gender Awareness-OSCE Capacity Building

    •        Religion and Conflict Resolution-OSCE Capacity Building

    •        Training of Trainers - Fundamentals of Training

    •        Coaching and Monitoring techniques, OSCE Capacity Building

    •        ELT English Language Teaching Seminar

    •        Photographic Techniques, Summer Camp to promote interethnic dialogue between groups from the former Yugoslavia

    •        NGO Development Training - East West Management Institute: how to write e projects how to deal with difficult cases in management

    •        Election Training for Trainers -OSCE Capacity Building

    •        Elections Commissions Training, IFES

    •        Communication skills-OSCE Capacity Building

    •        Presentation skills-OSCE Capacity Building

     

    Published books:

    •        NUN- collection of  mystical poems, 1996 author’s edition,

    •        INVISIBLE PLURALITY- Poetical prose, 2000, author’s edition

    •        NEKTARINA- Novel, Transcendental Epic, 2004, publishing House, Rozafa Prishtinë- project of Ministry of Culture Sport and Youth of Kosova

    •        ELEMENTAL 99- Short poetical mystical stories, 2006, Center for positive thinking, Prishinë

    •        KUN- collection of transcendental lyrics, 2007, Publishing House LOGOS-A, Skopje, Macedonia

    •        DISMANTLE OF HATE, E-book 2010, Ronin Press, London,

    •        CRYSTALINE ECHOES, Poetry, Hard copy and e-book 2011, Corpos Editora- Porto, Portugal

    •        PLEROMA’S DEW, Poem, Hard copy and Kindle/ Amazon Edition, 2012 Inner Child Press, New York, USA

    •        EMERALD MACADAM, Essays, Columns, Opinions, Presentations, Academic papers on  Culture, Art, Spirituality, 2012, Positive Initiative, Prishtina, Kosovo

    •        MULBERRIES, Novel, Hard copy, LOGOS-A- Skopje, Macedonia, 2012

    •        BALKANS AND ISLAM-  contributor,  Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2012.

    •        HONEYCOMB, Novel, Author's edition, 2013

    •        THE PEN, selceted poems, Arhipelag, Belgrade Serbia, 2013.

    •        MAELSTROM- The Four Scrolls of an Illyrian Sage, Inner Child Press, New Jersey, USA, 2014.

    •        BONDS, selected poems, Inner Child Press, New Jersey. USA, 2017

    •        ELISIR, selected poems, Pelicano Libri- Roma, Italy, 2017

    •        NEON CHILD, selected poems, Inner Child Press, New Jersey, 2018

     

     

    Research papers and presentations:

    Politics, Religion, Arrogance, State- Egypt

    Mysticism, Islamic Mysticism, Surawardi Maqtul- Kosovo

    Reconstruction of Identity and its sustainability  among Kosovo Albanians- Turkey

    Sema, Semazen, Esotericism and the Art of Rumi- UNESCO –Albania

    Grimoires- Rational reading of Irrational Texts- Kosovo

    Literature (Translation) and Art as bridge to Cultures- Kosovo

    The Remembrance of Ashura in Kosovo- Iran

    The expectation of Albanians and Serbs from the Kosovo Serbia Dialogue- Serbia

    Mehmet Akif Ersoy as common value (Albanian-Turkish)- Kosovo

    The Marriage and Family according to Fethullah Gulen- Kosovo

    Ahmsta Kebzeh- Murat Yagan and Caucasian Yoga- Kosovo

    Laleh Bakhtiar- First woman to translate Holly Qur’an- Kosovo

    Kudsi Erguner- Sufi Music in Sorbonne- Kosovo

    Osho Rajneesh on Objective Art- Kosovo

    Zaha Hadid- massive architectural sculptures- Kosovo

    Loreena Mc Kennitt- West East Musical fusion- Kosovo

     

     

     

     

    Issues on papers and magazines:

    The Book of Poetry E-Book in Ronin press, London, UK

    The book of Poetry in Nadwah Press, Hong Kong

    Poetry on Magazine of Center for Humanistic studies GANI BOBI, Prishtinë, Kosovë

    Essays on Journal “Oriental Studies”, Kosova Orientalist’s Association. Kosovë

    Poetry in Magazine STAV- Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Poetry in Magazine ZIVOT- Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Poetry in Magazine ULAZNICA- Zrenjanin, Vojvodina

    Poetry in Magazine URRA- Tirana, Albania

    Poetry in Magazine POETA- Belgrade, Serbia

    Poetry in Magazine, ISTANBUL LITERARY REVIEW, Istanbul, Turkey

    Poetry in Magazine, MOBIUS MAGAZINE, New York, USA

    Poetry in Magazine OBELISK, Tirana, Albania

    THE WORLD POETS QUARTERLY (multilingual) VOLUME No. 58, Bei Jing, China

    THE WORLD POETS YEARBOOK 2009, Bei Jing, China

    Lexicon of Kosovo Albanian Writers 1501- 2001, Prishtina, Kosovo

    Poetry at Sarajevske Sveske 2010, Sarajevo, Bosnia

    Poetry in Balkan writers, Belgrade, Serbia

    Poetry at Poetas del Mundo, Santiaogo de Chile

    Poetry at Mediterranean, Gotteborg, Sweden

    Poetry at Aquillrelle, Brussels, Belgium

    Poetry at Poem hunter, USA

    Poetry at World Poets Society, Athens, Greece

    Poetry at Albpoem, Albania

    Poetry at Soylesi Poetry Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey

    Poetry at revista ura, Tirana, Albania

    Poetry at Uzina Marta, Brasil

    Poetry at Arabic HYPERLINK "http://www.arabicnadwah.com/englishpoetry/fahredin_shehu.htm"Nadwah, Hong Kong

    Poetry Romanian version OrientulHYPERLINK "http://orientul-meu.blogspot.com/2010/11/asa-grait-tamara.html" HYPERLINK "http://orientul-meu.blogspot.com/2010/11/asa-grait-tamara.html"Meu, Bucharest, Romania

    Poetry at Agonia , Bucharest, Romania

    Poetry and profile at Carty’s Poetry Journal, Dublin, Ireland

    Poetry and profile at Blue Max Magazine, Dublin, Ireland

    Poetry at Middle East Online, London

    Poetry in English on The Sound of Poetry Review, Argentina

    Poetry at Le post, Paris, France

    Poetry at Aube, Paris, France

    Poetry at 24 HYPERLINK "http://aube.blog.24heures.ch/archive/2011/02/12/poetes-d-europe-fahredin-shehu-kosovo.html"heures, Geneve, Zwitzerland

    Poetry at Tribune de Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland

    Poetry and Calligraphy at World Art Friends, Portugal

    Poetry at lechasseurabstrait. Publisher, Patric Cintas, RAL,M Revue d’Art, et litterature, Musique, Paris, France

    Poetry at Arte Poetica, Salvador

    Poetry at Carcinogenic Poetry, Brasil

    Poetry at Album Nocturno, Salvador

    Poetry at Fernando HYPERLINK "http://fernando-sabido-sanchez.blogspot.com/2011/06/4099-fahredin-shehu.html"SabidoHYPERLINK "http://fernando-sabido-sanchez.blogspot.com/2011/06/4099-fahredin-shehu.html" Sanchez, Madrid, Spain

    Poetry at Anthology HYPERLINK "http://poetassigloveintiuno.blogspot.com/2011/06/3902-fahredin-shehu.html" HYPERLINK "http://poetassigloveintiuno.blogspot.com/2011/06/3902-fahredin-shehu.htmHYPERLINK "http://poetassigloveintiuno.blogspot.com/2011/06/3902-fahredin-shehu.html" HYPERLINK "http://poetassigloveintiuno.blogspot.com/2011/06/3902-fahredin-shehuPoetas Siglo Ventiuno, Editor, Fernando Sabido Sanchez, Madrid, Spain

    Poetry at CHECK POINT POETRY, Le Reti di Dedalus, Italy

    Poetry at  Author India, India

    Poetry at Pagina de Andres Morales, Chile

    Poetry at Cinosargo, Arica, Chile

    Poetry at Grey Scale, Nigeria

    Poetry at Snow in Guinea Magazine, 13 º NUMBER OF LITERARY MAGAZINE 
    LVII No. of 2nd etapa/01-07-2011

    Poetry at La Granada, No. 2,  Oslo, Norway 

    Poetry at Othervoices.org. USA

    Poetry at Poetry Blis Anthology, India, 2012

    Poetry at Healnig World Anthology, New York, USA

    Poetry at Aquillrelle, Brussels, Belgium

    Poetry at Letras TLR, Mexico City, Mexico

    Poetry at Realidades Y Fictiones, ed. Hector Zabala, Buenos Aires Argentina

    Poetry at Poemish, USA

    Poetry at Best Poems Encyclopedia, USA

    Poetry at Froward Poetry, UK

    Poetry at Ann Arbour Review, Michigan, USA

    Poetry at Coldnoon Lityerary Magazine, Jawhalal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

    Poetry at Anthology, Alquimia de la Terra, Universidad da Huelva, Spain

    Poetry at Anthology, Alquimia de la Sal, Universidad da Huelva, Spain

    Poetry at Galway Review, Ireland

    Poetry at Margute Poesia, Italy

    Poetry at Otkrita Literatura, Bulgaria

    Articles in www.worldbulletin.com, Istanbul, Turkey

    Articles in www.newropeansmagazine.com, Strasbourg, France

    Books at http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Fahredin%20Shehu%22, USA

     

    Participations:

    •        Exhibition of Calligraphies in Cairo, Egypt, 2004

    •        Sarajevo 44th Poetry Meeting, Sarajevo 2005

    •        Congress on 600th anniversary of the work of Abdurrahman Ibn Khaldun, Cairo, Egypt, 2006

    •        Meeting for the ethnic minority rights, European Parliament, Bruxelles, 2006

    •        Exhibition of paintings and calligraphies at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Cairo Egypt, 2007

    •        Participation on the Congress on 800th anniversary of a Persian Poet RUMI, organized by

    •        UNESCO/Albania and Saadi Shirazi Foundation, Tirana, Albania, 2008

    •        Participation at the International conference on Islam and Balkan- Identity and building bridges, Canakkale, Turkey, 2010

    •        Participation at 13th International Sheikh Tousi Conference, Qom, Teheran, Mashhad, Iran, 2010

    •        Participation at Conference on Regional Cooperation, Kopaonik Serbia, 2011

    •        Participation at International Poetry Festival Voix de la Mediterranee, Lodeve France, 2011

    •        Participation at Struga Poetry Events- 50th anniversary, Struga, Macedonia, 2011

    •        Participation at PEN Macedonia Regional Conference, Skopje, 2011

    •        Participation at Nisan Poetry Festival in Maghar, Galilee, Nazareth, Israel, 2012

    •        Participation at Fermoy Poetry Festival in Fermoy, Ireland, 2012

    •        Participation at PEN Macedonia 50th anniversary and Regional cooperation, Skopje, Macedonia 2013

    •        Participation at Malta Literary Festival and Workshop, Valletta, Malta 2013

    •        Participation at SUR Poetry Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015

    •        International Poetry Festival, MAELSTROM, Brussels, Belgium, 2016

    •        International Poetry Festival, Sapanca, Turkey, 2016

    •        International Poetry Festival, Vilenica, Slovenia, 2017

    •        100 000 Poets for change- Strumica, Macedonia, 2017

     

     

     

    Translated in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Roma, Swedish, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Romanian, Mongolian, Chinese, Maltese, Frisian, Sicilian, Bengali, Bhahasa

     

    Wrote many reviews, edited many books and anthologies, to mention: World Healing World Peace, Two volumes Anthology, Inner Child Press USA.

     

    Ambassador of Poets to Albania by Poetas del Mundo, Santiago de Chile

     

    Ambassador of Spanish Language- Museo De Palabra, Egidio Serrano Foundation, Madrid, Spain

     

    Member of the Publishing and Editing Committee, at the Kosovo Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sport 2012- 2015.

     

    Member of World Association of Writers

     

    Member of World Poetry Movement

     

    Member of the Kosovo PEN Center

     

    Laureate of gold medal for poetry as bridge to Nations, Axlepin Publishing, Phillipines

     

    Poet of the year 2014, Turkish Literary Magazine, IMZA, Yunus Emre Institute, Prishtina, Kosovo.

     

    Award winning Poet Agim Ramadani, Stubëll- 2014.

    Award winnig Poet, Naaji Naaman Prize for Poetry, Beirut, Lebanon, 2016

    Member of Book and Publication Commitee- Ministry of Culturem Youth and Sport, (2012- 2015).

    Pulitzer Prize Niominated 2018

     

    Director of International Poetry Festival- “Poetry and Wine”- Rahovec, Kosovo

     

    Founder of Fund for Cultural Education and Heritage in Kosovo

     

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