Strengthening the economy

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Wirtschaftsförderung im Kosovo

million people live in Kosovo

20.4 %

of people in Kosovo are unemployed


is the average net wage

Help in Kosovo

In Kosovo, Help promotes the economic empowerment of young people. Our training program supports young self-employed people and enables them to earn a regular income. We are also committed to helping particularly vulnerable people, such as those with Down's syndrome.

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How is Help providing support in Kosovo?

Creating prospects

Help has been implementing projects in Kosovo again since 2015. The most important goal is to combat poverty in the long term. We focus in particular on income-generating measures and education. Above all, we support young people locally through future-oriented training programs, such as training in programming, robotics, website development and graphic design. We also help young entrepreneurs and our graduates to set up small businesses and teach them business management so that their business ideas remain successful in the long term and create new jobs.

We are also committed to helping particularly vulnerable people such as those with Down's syndrome. Through special training in the catering sector, we enable people to achieve economic independence and promote their social integration and acceptance.

You can find more information on the local website of Help in Kosovo.

What is the situation like in Kosovo?

Young state, big challenges

Kosovo is the youngest state in Europe. Following the violent clashes at the end of the Kosovo conflict in 1999 and the subsequent international administration by the United Nations, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. Since then, 117 states have recognized Kosovo under international law, including Germany. Since 2012, Kosovo and Serbia have been working together to normalize their relationship under the mediation of the EU.

Kosovo society is suffering from the power struggles within the political elite. Long overdue reforms are being blocked or subordinated to personal interests. The result is a weakening economy with high unemployment. Especially among young people: Around half of those under 25 are unemployed. The young state also has to contend with poor infrastructure, a lack of transparency, corruption and crime. A lack of prospects is therefore particularly widespread among the young population; the desire to leave home in search of a better life is often strong.

Creativity pays off

Einkommen schaffen im Kosovo

Milot Spahija is a carpenter in the town of Peja and had a dream: to make personalized wooden signs in his own company. However, he lacked the necessary equipment. To carve and shape his decorative pieces, he had to borrow expensive machines or make everything laboriously and time-consuming by hand. This made it impossible to earn a regular income. Help provided him with the tools and machines he needed for his work. Now he can implement his creative ideas more cheaply and with much less effort. Today, thanks to Help's support, he is a successful entrepreneur whose wooden decorations for engagement events, weddings and company logos are in high demand. "I'm most pleased when young parents want a name tag for their children - they make great gifts. Now I'm planning to expand the business further."

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