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December 23, 2020

With the launch of the My Court webpage, the public can now directly access online court services, legal aid contacts, frequently asked questions, job openings, and several other resources. 

December 11, 2020

Kosovo’s largest demographic is youth under 35 years of age, and internships have become an integral part of preparing this group to join the workforce.  However, until recently, many businesses saw little value to their company for the time invested in internships as students lacked the necessary skills.  To change this mindset, USAID’s After School Support for Teens activity partnered with businesses across Kosovo to provide learning opportunities where students could gain the necessary skills for the 21st-century workforce.  Prominent Kosovo businesses, such as Kosovo’s leading digital m

December 11, 2020

The Performance Dashboard, introduced by USAID’s Justice System Strengthening Program and the Kosovo Judicial Council, is a groundbreaking advancement in judicial transparency.  For too long, Kosovo’s justice system was not transparent with the public about court performance.  This undercut public trust, despite steps taken by the judiciary to increase judicial transparency and accountability.  The online dashboard opens a window into court operations by making performance data available online for public scrutiny.

December 11, 2020

Back to school this year came with anxiety and concerns as to the safety of sending children to in-person classes.  These concerns, combined with a lack of hygiene materials, made preparing for the school year a challenge for both parents and teachers.  To address these challenges, USAID, in partnership with UNICEF, implemented the “Back to School” initiative this autumn to supply pre-university and primary education institutions with protective kits against the coronavirus.  

November 20, 2020

Kosovo’s fourth annual Pride Week used an innovative parade of vehicles, in order to celebrate Pride Week while respecting measures for stopping the spread of COVID-19.  A caravan of 30 cars flying rainbow flags drove down Pristina’s streets on October 12, to raise awareness of the issues, challenges, and injustices faced by LGBTI persons in Kosovo.