Improved Self-Employment & Employment Opportunities - 'I see'

Contract partner: KW4W - Kosova - Women 4 Women Country: Kosovo Funding amount: € 500.000,00 Project start: 01.11.2019 End: 31.10.2022

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Project aims at strengthening the position of women in the economy and labor market in Kosovo. It will focus on increased participation in the labor market by women from the regions of Prishtina and Ferizaj.

Expected results

Improved communication and cooperation with Kosovar institutions (public and private) will lead to an improved sustainability of measures;

300 women are equipped with vocational, soft and business skills & competencies needed for their employment and self-employment;

Job placement services are upgraded and have expanded in the Ferizaj region;

Women have access to resources and opportunities for finances;

10 new women entrepreneurs are placed in the Women Business Incubator and have benefited from the start-up and capacity development activities.

Target group / Beneficiaries

This project will benefit marginalized women and partially men, with a total of 400 direct beneficiaries in the regions of Prishtina and Ferizaj.



Main activities of the project are:

Conduct a Market Assessment with focus on the trends and needs on trainings & skills for employment;

Set up the Training, Job Placement and Resource Center within Kosova - Women 4 Women and enhance capacities;

Expand the Job placement service in the Ferizaj region;

Enhance vocational, soft & business skills for 300 women, including knowledge on access to finances;

Support individual women with small seed money as micro business capital or for internships;

Support individual or groups of women with grants;

Support 10 entrepreneurs with start-up and capacity development activities as part of an Incubator Program.


Challenges for women to join the economy and labor market include: missing skills (especially business or computer literacy); limited access to financial resources; and mismatch between skills, awareness and opportunities in the market. This project will address these obstacles and create opportunities for employment and self-employment markets (with a focus on women), and in this way contributing to international, regional and national strategies and policies.

project number 8370-00/2019
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Gender: 2, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.