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Video story of a migrant worker in Slovenia

23. 1. 13
In the short video, created by the Peace Institute, you can meet a professional baker Lush Lushaj who moved to Slovenia from Kosovo in 2009. Before arriving to Slovenia, he worked for many years in Bosnia and Croatia. Today he owns his own baker’s shop in Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Bakery is one of traditional fields of employment for migrants from Kosovo in Slovenia.

Kosovo Albanians are one of the six largest migrant groups in Slovenia, along with Bosnians, Croats, Macedonians, Montenegrins and Serbs. In the video, Mr. Lushaj appears not to be very talkative, which could be attributed to his limited knowledge of Slovenian language. He did not have a chance to learn Slovenian anywhere else apart from his shop where he meets his costumers. Due to the language barrier, we conducted most of the interview in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language which Mr. Lushaj is more fluent in. In the beginning of the video he greets the audience in Albanian. Later on he explains how he came to Slovenia, how he opened his own bakery, how baking bread is a centuries long tradition in his family. Throughout the interview you can witness his unique skills of making burek, a traditional Balkan’s baked pastry made of a thin flaky dough, usually filled with cheese or meat.

This video is one of the migrants’ contributions to the project Migration to the Centre and was created by the Peace Institute.

The video has been produced with support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and the International Visegrad Fund. The video reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


The project has been generously supported by the European Commission The "Europe for citizens" programme, International Visegrad Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Funded by the Europe for
Citizens Programme
of the European Union
Visegrad Fund. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Daniela Pěničková, project coordinator
Phone: (+420) 296 325 345, E-mail:

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