How Business Raises Smarter Job Seekers

Teams of development professionals in Albania & Kosovo engaged the private sector in career guidance for youth and discovered that business can do this job much better than any development project ever would.

Let's Develop a Joint Vision for Southeast Europe

Visit Helvetas Mosaic - a quarterly publication that explores new trends and fresh ideas of international development work in Southeast Europe.

When Skills Development Programmes Don’t Cover the Bills

Sustainably financing the programme, in addition to ensuring its quality, is as critical as its design and availability. Read about our experience in a blog post by Lea Shllaku and Zenebe Uraguchi.

Selected Projects

© Helvetas / Patrick Rohr
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eastern Europe

Making Markets and Jobs

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Kosovo, Eastern Europe

Building a Democratic Kosovo

Contact us

Helvetas Eastern Europe Office
Maulbeerstrasse 10
3011 Bern
Switzerland

Phone: +41 31 385 10 10
Fax: +41 44 368 65 80
E-Mail: info@helvetas.org

Our Topics

Skills Development and Education

Lack of education perpetuates inequality because poor countries cannot compete economically without a skilled workforce.

Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Economic growth does not always benefit the poor and poverty is bad for growth. We need to make a proactive effort to break this vicious cycle.

Governance, Peace & Migration

In many countries where we work, men and women are unable to claim their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.

Gender and Social Equity

Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.

Knowledge and Learning

Building the capacities of staff and partners to effectively share what they know, to learn together and create effective solutions is crucial to our success.

Youth

Young people are a tremendous asset, but also a possible threat when denied access to labor markets, services and decision-making. Almost every second unemployed person is aged between 15 and 24.

Our work in the countries

Where we work worldwide

Helvetas helps people in 30 different countries to actively improve their living conditions. Find out more about our work in each of these countries.

About the Helvetas country program in Eastern Europe

Helvetas Eastern Europe is part of a network of independent development organizations. With head offices in Switzerland, Germany and the USA, Helvetas is working in 29 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We bring about real change in the lives of over three million disadvantaged people every year. We implement development projects in the areas of water and sanitation, agriculture and nutrition, education, economic development, democracy and peace, and climate and the environment. Helvetas also provides emergency response after disasters.