© Simon B. Opladen

How Kosovo is Preparing Youth for the Jobs of Tomorrow

The future of jobs is no longer singular. It is diverging by industry, sector and profile, and is heavily influenced by technology, skills availability and the adaptability of the modern workforce.
© Simon B. Opladen


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Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Montenegro

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Helvetas Mosaic is a quarterly published by Helvetas Eastern European team for our email subscribers and website visitors. Our articles explore new trends and fresh ideas of international development work in Southeast Europe.

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Helvetas Eastern Europe Office
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Our Topics

Education and Vocational Skills

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

Private Sector Development

Youth need access to reliable, fairly paid jobs to break the cycle of poverty. Helvetas creates partnerships and promotes policies that build more inclusive economies.

Voice, Inclusion & Cohesion

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

Gender & Social Equity

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

Learning & Innovation

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.


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

In addition to the countries listed below, we implement the RECONOMY program for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), spanning 12 countries of Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and Western Balkans. 

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How Helvetas works in Albania

Helvetas promotes labor market development and supports municipalities in institutionalizing democratic processes and improving public services.
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How Helvetas works in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Helvetas is now focusing on developing new labor markets in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
© Helvetas / Christian Bobst

How Helvetas works in Kosovo

Helvetas seeks to improve career prospects for graduates and is working closely with local authorities to support institutional reforms and democratization.
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How we work in North Macedonia

Helvetas’ efforts focus on job market development and vocational education and training.
© Helvetas / Zlatan Jovanovic

How we work in Serbia

Helvetas focuses on forging links between policymakers, social scientists and civil society.
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How Helvetas works in Moldova

Helvetas aims to stimulate its market systems and generate more economic opportunities for its citizens.

About the Helvetas 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.