Reviewing the Outcomes of Diaspora Engagement in Economic Development (DEED) in Kosovo 2014-2016
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00 p.m. CEST / 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST
Stefanie Brodmann, Senior Economist, Global Protection and Jobs GP
Tanja Dedovic, Labour Mobility and Human Development Coordinator, Regional Office Vienna, IOM
Behar Isma, Ministry of Diaspora, Kosovo
Alina Mihai, Programme Support Unit, IOM Kosovo
The Jobs Gateway in South Eastern Europe CoP is honored to host Behar Isma from the Ministry of Diaspora in Kosovo and Alina Mihai from IOM Kosovo to present the main results of the Diaspora Engagement in Economic Development project linked to the diaspora investment and an employer survey which was completed within the framework of this project in Kosovo. The Kosovar Ministry of Diaspora implemented the Strategy on Diaspora and Migration 2013-2018 to advance the political and social rights of diaspora through concrete measures: preserving the cultural and lingual identity of diaspora, preventing assimilation, assisting the integration process in host countries and providing legal and administrative facilitations to those who are willing to contribute for the economic development of their homeland. The strategy also aims to better organize the Kosovar diaspora by strengthening the network of organizations, associations or federations of diaspora around the world in order to strengthen their role. The DEED project was implemented with Finnish funding in support of the Strategy on Diaspora and Migration by the Ministry itself, IOM and UNDP.
IOM Kosovo will present on the main findings of the final project report, in particular on (i) approaches and results in steering remittances towards investments and (ii) the work with the employment services/links with ALMPs and the employer survey.
The presentation will then be followed by a discussion in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
The video conference connections will be available at the following World Bank offices: Belgrade (7-715), Podgorica (2), Prishtina (2-07), Sarajevo (16-10), Skopje (0-03), Tirana (2-103), Vienna (19-8), and Washington, D.C. (MC 7-772) Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English and Serbo-Croatian.
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