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Promotion of the research “Assesment on the Employment of Members of Non-Majority Communities in the Kosovo Civil Service and Publicly and Owned Enterprises”

13.12.201310:42

Office of the Prime Minister / Office for Community Affairs, on 12 December 2013,  organized the promotion of research, “Assesment on the Employment of Members of Non-Majority Communities in the Kosovo Civil Service and Publicly and Owned Enterprises” conducted in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Novus Company, which has conducted researches in the field.

In this event participated representatives of central and local institutions, embassies, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and media. Opening speech was addressed by Slobodan Petrovic, Deputy Prime Minister /Minister of Local Government Administration, Refik Sheqiri, Deputy Minister for European Integration, Steliana Nedera, Deputy Permanent Representative of UNDP in Kosovo and Srdjan Popovic, Senior Advisor to Prime Minister / Director of the Office for Community Affairs.

Director of the Office for Community Affairs thanked the participants for their participation and said that the research is an initiative regarding improvement of employment policies of non-majority communities. "In April this year, on the initiative of the Office for Community Affairs, the Government was established a working group aimed to develop policy recommendations for improvement of employment policies of non-majority communities.

In addition to the representation of non-majority communities in public services and public enterprises, we wanted to see what kind of positions are holding by the non-majority communities based on their education, as well as information about programs that are implemented by institutions, to promote employment of non-majority communities, in order to include these so that these aspects in the recommendations.

Assessment has shown that it should be paid much more attention on recruiting and internship program especially for the less represented communities, such as: Roma, Ashkali, Egyptian, Gorani. Like any other process, this one also needs time in order to develop a long-term Strategy, but I think that we are on the right track to create the basis for long-term employment policy. The Office will continue to contribute with various programs, to the protection and promotion of the rights of non-majority communities and advocates for their equal status in society”, said Popovic.

After the welcoming remarks, Pleurat Halili from Novus Company, presented the results of research, and then followed the discussion.
The discussion continued at the Cocktail. 

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