Quality of life in Kosovo is hampered by lack of equal access to employment and sustainable living, resulting in the social exclusion of a significant number of people, especially youth and women. To this end, the European Union commissioned a project to develop the capacities of Kosovo’s Ministry of Labour and the Social Welfare and Employment Agency to implement and monitor active labour market measures focusing on these disadvantaged groups.
WYG’s role was to equip Ministry and Employment Agency staff with the skills necessary to draft effective measures in employment, education, and social development. After assessment, a capacity building plan was designed and implemented, and training was provided to local staff and social partners in the design of guidelines and technical specifications for upcoming EU social entrepreneurship calls. WYG also provided support both to potential grant beneficiaries and to the Ministry and Employment Agency in monitoring and evaluating grant schemes.