On September 30th, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Ministry for Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) signed the agreement for the lauch of a new innovative project on youth employment. The project, titled Youth Employment Promotion in Kosovo (YEPiK), has a twofold overall goal of: 1. increasing the employability of youth; and 2. increasing their awareness of existing opportunities in their municipalities. The project aims to achieve these goals by enhancing the existing employment infrastructure in three pilot municipalities: Gjakova, Ferizaj, and Vushtrri. This will be done by offering support to employment (EOs) centers and vocational training centers (VTCs) directly.
In her opening remarks, project leader Emily Cullom, stated that the project “can and will go directly into action”, emphasizing her happiness about the cooperative nature of their agreement with MLSW and local authorities. Subsequently, Minister Abrashi of MLSW, stated that “we need quick and concrete results”, adding that the premise of YEPiK is exactly that. One of the specific focuses of this project will be to increase the employability and employment rates of young women.
KWN representative Donjeta Morina was present at the meeting and KWN looks forward to the success of this project.