Special employment program for youth


The UN Development Program has been and will remain an important partner of the ministry. This is how the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Gashi, assessed this international mechanism operating in Kosovo, today in a meeting with UNDP Representative and Coordinator in Kosovo, Andrew Russell and his associates.

At this meeting, a series of issues related to the MCYS's concrete policies and commitments were discussed, with emphasis on the field of youth and cultural heritage. Among the topics of the meeting was the issue of creating a special youth employment program for which the parties agreed.

Minister Gashi briefed UNDP Representative Russell about the plans and objectives that MCYS has in the field of youth, the drafting of the Youth Strategy and the New Action Plan where special importance will be given to the greater inclusion and engagement of youth.

The Minister expressed his full readiness to continue the cooperation and deepen it with important partners, such as UNDP, which has assisted Kosovo in many areas, especially those that fall under the umbrella of MCYS.

Meanwhile, UNDP representative, Andrew Russell, thanked the minister for the willingness offered to empower and support the youth. He congratulated Minister Gashi for taking office and offered UNDP co-operation on projects of common interest, especially those planned for opposing violent extremism.

Also, Russell emphasized that in the field of heritage, UNDP will support MCYS and encourages advancement in this field by identifying new facilities and sites, conserving and restoring them according to international standards.