Kosovo is a country in search of an identity. The former province of Serbia declared independence nearly a decade after a devastating war in 1998-99. Today, Europe’s youngest state faces serious challenges: Unemployment in some regions is over 40% and dissatisfaction with wartime politicians who remain in power is rising. Unresolved alleged war crimes, discrimination and corruption fuel the mistrust in state institutions. As a result, ethnic tensions between Albanian nationalists, Serbs and other minorities such as Roma or Ashkaly remain bitter. Many individuals, families and communities have undergone trauma, multiple displacements, and loss of family and friends. Oftentimes, suspicion and hatred is not just still present but increased through assumed actions or actual actions and even inactivity of members of the other community. Young Kosovars often do not see a future for themselves in what for many feels like an artificial state not to last. According to a recent study by the GIZ, one in two Kosovars wishes to migrate to Western Europe.