DRC Vacancies in South Mitrovicë/a

Vacancies:

Job Title:

1. Executive Director of the Social Business Incubator Foundation

2. Administrative Manager of the Social Business Incubator Foundation

3. Pubic Relations Officer

With this vacancy announcement DRC is seeking qualified and highly motivated individuals that will be daily guided by experienced DRC staff and eventually assume full responsibility over the management of the SBI Foundation.

More information on the individual vacancies can be found in the Vacancy Announcement

Interested candidates can send their CV including references and a motivation letter (max. 1 A4 page) in English only to vacancies@drc-kosovo.org or directly to DRC in Pristina: Mark Isaku Street 30, no later than Friday 30 September 2016, 17:00 hrs.

For more information please email administration@drc-kosovo.org or call: 038/243-793

Persons with disability, women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please be informed that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

SBI startup – Open invitation for cooperation in newly remodelled Canteen

Under the economic development component of the Sida-funded project ”Support to Roma, Ashkalia and Egyptian communities in Mitrovicë/a”, the DRC Social Business Incubator (SBI) supports existing and new businesses through mentoring, business advisory services, equipment and work space.

At the SBI premises, DRC is looking for a new occupant for the canteen/cafe space. The 50m2 workshop is equipped with all necessary tools needed to run a canteen/cafe business. In order to be more attractive to customers and the community, the trainees of the SBI Vocational Training Centre, with support of the DRC Engineer, remodelled and planted trees in the garden next to the canteen, to make the surrounding area more inviting and green.

DRC is inviting the community in Roma Mahalla to apply with proposals for a new canteen/cafe business.

Currently, 9 start-up businesses operate within the DRC SBI, offering different services. 

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology donates books in Romani language to Roma Mahalla Learning Centre

Following a meeting between DRC and the Head of Division for Education of Communities of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Ms. Nazan Safçi, MEST donated a set of books in the Romani language to the Learning Centre in Roma Mahalla, Mitrovicë/a to support promotion of the Romani language among young children.

The MEST also provided information on the scholarship program for youth of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities and highlighted its commitment  to support RAE youth in their education.  

Roma Mahalla women's group organizes clean-up of Learning Centre to get ready for the coming school year

On their own initiative the women's group from NGO “Gjuvljano Mangipe” and two DRC community workers Sadeta Gashijan and Fitim Krasniqi, cleaned the green areas around the Roma Mahalla Learning Centre. They started this initiative to give their children a safe and clean environment when classes start for the new school year.
The women's group and the community workers also try to set an example for youth and the community at large to take responsibility for the environment they live in. In future, they are hoping to continue with such initiatives and involve more inhabitants of Roma Mahalla, in order to keep the neighbourhood clean and safe for everyone.

 

With support from DRC and funds from Sida, RAE women from Roma Mahalla, started with sewing and handicraft trainings

On 27/07/2016, with support from Danish Refugee Council and funded by Sida, NGO Women for Women International (WfWI) in cooperation with local NGO Gjuvljano Mangipe (GjM), started sewing trainings for RAE women of Roma Mahalla, Mitrovicë/a.  DRC also offered 10 sewing machines and space (free of charge) for RAE women in Roma Mahalla.

This activity is part of the second component of the sub-project “Fostering Self-Reliance among Roma, Ashkali & Egyptian Women in Mitrovicë/a”. The second component foresees vocational trainings on sewing and handicrafts for a group of 13 RAE women from Roma Mahalla, which are very satisfied with the work of the trainer and are increasingly interested to learn new things.

The training sessions are being held every two weeks at the DRC Vocational Training Center, located in Roma Mahalla, and Mitrovicë/a.
All products made by RAE women will be exhibited at the Gjuvljano Mangipe showroom provided by DRC at the DRC Social Business Incubator and through different visits and fairs. 

Gjuvljano Mangipe presents their work at “Grate ne Biznes 2016”

Women Association “Gjuvljano Mangipe” with the support of DRC has participated in a three-day fair “Grate ne Biznes 2016” organized by Agency for Investment and Enterprise Support in Kosovo (KIESA) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Republic of Kosovo, in cooperation with NGO "Grate ne Biznes".The fair was organized on 26th, 27th and 28th in Pristhina, in Skenderbeu square.
Beside project presentation, the fair was a good opportunity for “Gjuvljano Mangipe” to present and to sell their products.

“Gjuvljano Mangipe” is a group of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian women, skilled in handicrafts. “Gjuvljano Mangipe” is part of the Social Business Incubator established by the Danish Refugee Council Kosovo under the ‘Stabilization of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities Project in Roma Mahalla, Mitrovicë/a’. The project integrates economic development  and communities development  activities and is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).
For more information please contact Executive Director Mr.Nazmi Rrahmani at gjuvljano.mangipe@gmail.com and visit the official page at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SH.G.GJM?fref=ts

NGO “Gratë në Biznes” is established as a response to women’s needs in Kosovo, especially in the fields of entrepreneurship and business. More than two decades of experience in the sector of women’s economical empowerment & development, in rural and urban areas, enabled founders of “Gratë në Biznes”, to identify many barriers which prevent women to implement their ideas and initiatives to establish formal enterprises or business.

The fair was attended by around 60 women who are business owners or women's business associations, which deal with products or business services, from all communities living in Kosovo.
This year, the fair for lovers of local products has brought diverse products from different sectors such as agribusiness, cooking, crafts, textile and leather, souvenirs and much more, all produced and processed by women of Kosovo.

Participation in this fair was another step towards the achievement of meeting the Gjuvljano Mangipe’s goals. Gjuvljano Mangipe was the only NGO participating in this fair from the ranks of Roma Ashkali and Egyptian communities.
Although during the three-day participation in the fair, Gjuvljano Mangipe has not reached any great sales except some small products with symbolic prices, but thanks to the participation in the fair, Gjuvljano Mangipe promoted products and presented the mission, purpose and objectives of Gjuvljano Mangipe to donors, local and central institutions, different investors etc.

Thanks to better presentation of the NGO by Project Coordinator, Gjuvljano Mangipe office and DRC project site are visited by the Representative of the Communities - Office for Human Rights within the Ministry of Trade and Industry Mr.Gani Seferi, to look closer at activities that are implemented by Gjuvljano Mangipe and DRC in Roma Mahalla and Dy Korriku/Sitnicko Naselje in Mitrovica.

IBCM student supports subproject activities of DRC implementing partners

Continuing cooperation with IBCM, Danish Refugee Council office in Mitrovicë/a is hosting a new intern, Sara Morina, who will be engaged for a six month period and work with local NGO partners within the project funded by Sida.

Sara studies Marketing and Management program at IBCM and with her engagement in DRC’s community and economic development programs she expects to gain practical knowledge valuable for her future career.

Computer donation for the new Employment Office open in Zvečan/Zveҫan Municipality

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DRC Social Business Incubator concept is developed in Roma Mahala in Mitrovicë/a, within the scope of the Sida funded project "Support to Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities in Mitrovicë/a."  In order to enhance possibilities of employment and trainings for the Roma Ashkali and Egyptian communities’ members, close cooperation with local authorities, public and private institutions is necessary and most valuable of it is with the Employment Office in  Mitrovicë/a.

Since Employment Office expanded in the north Kosovo region and new office was open in Zvečan/Zveҫan Municipality recently, DRC has received request for IT equipment. Transfer of assets has happened on Friday, August 5th, 2016. 

Constitution of the “Social Business Incubator Foundation Mitrovicë/a”

Following closely the Action Plan for Handover Process of the DRC’s “Support to RAE Communities in Mitrovicë/a” Project under the framework of its economic development component, DRC has continued enhancement of the Social Business Incubator (SBI) initiative that was established by the project, in terms of the benefits it brings to RAE communities as well as it is institutionalization through a public-private partnership.

Fully involving RAE community members and local authorities in the partnership, which will enable taking over full responsibility over the SBI initiative, DRC has supported the establishment of a local association featuring some of the characteristics of a social enterprise, utilizing expertize of the International Business School Mitrovica (IBCM)

After several meetings with SBI businesses, local institutions and authorities In Mitrovicë/a that have been taking place during June 2016, the prominent individuals were selected to serve on the new organization’s Board and Executive Committee as well as determining organizational statute, bylaws and board policies. The new non-profit organization has been established and named “Social Business Incubator Foundation Mitrovicë/a” (SBIMF)

The first constitutive meeting of the SBIMF Board of Directors was held on June 28th 2016  following with the strategic planning workshop  on July 12th 2016, both held at IBCM premises in south campus in Mitrovicë/a.

Vacancy announcement - Project Assistant

Vacancy announcement - Project Assistant Prishtina

Relevant background
Danish Refugee Council has implemented emergency and rehabilitation programmes in Kosovo in support of the protection of individuals’ rights to pursue their preferred durable solution since 1998. DRC Kosovo employs approximately 27 staff members working in the areas of multi-sectoral returns, economic development, NGO capacity building, logistics and social rehabilitation. The DRC Kosovo Head-office is based in Pristina with field offices in Mitrovicë/a, Peja/Pec, Štrpce/Shtërpcë and Prizren.

DRC is seeking a qualified and highly motivated Project Assistant for an EU-funded project. The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the realization of durable solutions for displaced families residing in collective centres (CC) in Kosovo.

The specific objective is to assist up to 119 displaced and vulnerable families to achieve durable solutions following their exit from collective centres in the Municipality of Štrpce/Shtërpcë, enabling them to improve their living conditions, settle and fully participate in local community life.

Scope of work:
The Project Assistant will support management in the administration and financial aspects of implementation and monitoring of the project. The Project Assistant will support the compilation and maintenance of beneficiary data, support administration/filing of documentation relevant to DRC projects, reporting and translation as well as preparations for financial reporting.

Download the full announcement here

Interested candidates can send their CV including references and a motivation letter (max. 1 A4 page) in English to vacancies@drc-kosovo.org or directly to DRC in Pristina: Mark Isaku Street 30, no later than Wednesday 03 August 2016, 17:00 hrs.

For more information please email administration@drc-kosovo.org  or call: 038/243-793

Persons with disability, women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply!  Please be informed that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy announcement - Socio-Economic Development Assistant

Vacancy announcement - Socio-Economic Development Assistant  Štrpce/Shtërpcë

Relevant background
Danish Refugee Council has implemented emergency and rehabilitation programmes in Kosovo in support of the protection of individuals’ rights to pursue their preferred durable solution since 1998. DRC Kosovo employs approximately 27 staff members working in the areas of multi-sectoral returns, economic development, NGO capacity building, logistics and social rehabilitation. The DRC Kosovo Head-office is based in Pristina with field offices in Mitrovicë/a, Peja/Pec, Štrpce/Shtërpcë and Prizren.

DRC is seeking a qualified and highly motivated Socio-Economic Development Assistant for an EU-funded project. The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the realization of durable solutions for displaced families residing in collective centres (CC) in Kosovo.

The specific objective is to assist up to 119 displaced and vulnerable families to achieve durable solutions following their exit from collective centres in the Municipality of Štrpce/Shtërpcë, enabling them to improve their living conditions, settle and fully participate in local community life.

Scope of work:
The Socio-Economic Development Assistant will provide administrative, logistical and minor technical support to project management on activities related to Socio-economic interventions aimed at improving beneficiaries’ employability and entrepreneurship as well as social inclusion in the local community. The Socio-Economic Development Assistant will further assist the planning and organization of economic and community development projects in the Municipality of Štrpce/Shtërpcë.

It is expected that the successful applicant will be operating full-time out of the DRC Field office in Štrpce/Shtërpcë.

Download the full announcement here

Interested candidates can send their CV including references and a motivation letter (max. 1 A4 page) in English to vacancies@drc-kosovo.org or directly to DRC in Pristina: Mark Isaku Street 30, no later than Wednesday 03 August 2016, 17:00 hrs.

For more information please email administration@drc-kosovo.org or call: 038/243-793

Persons with disability, women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply!  Please be informed that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Invitation to Bid - Service contract Main project design

TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY

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Services of preparation and delivery of Project technical documentation

 The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), with funding from EU, invites all suppliers to participate in tendering for the supply of Services of preparation and delivery of project technical documentation/main project design for construction of 4 buildings with up to 119 individual apartments in the Municipality of Štrpce/Shtërpcë, Kosovo

 

Tender Issuing date:  16 June 2016                   Tender Closure Date: 07 July 2016 at 17:00hrs

 Nature of contract:   Global price

Contract Description: The subject of Tender is preparation of project technical documentation / main project design for construction of 4 buildings with up to 119 individual apartments in the Municipality of Štrpce/Shtërpcë, Kosovo.

Required field of expertise: experience in main /conceptual project design ofprojects of similar nature as the subject of Tender, experience in main /conceptualproject design of apartment buildings, experience in main /conceptualproject design of facilities for social housing models /collective accommodation.

The ITB documents can be requested from the following:

Email:             procurement@drc-kosovo.org

The tender documents will provide all relevant information in detail, including date, time, and place for the submission of the Tender .

Please quote ITB No. 2016/375-034/main Project design/CC Kosovo, in all communication.

Project documentary raises awareness of recycling and inclusion of informal collectors

100 green club members from 5 schools in Mitrovicë/a South were invited to a screening of a documentary showing the results of the project ‘Strengthening Social Inclusion and Economic Empowerment of marginalized groups in Mitrovicë/a’, funded by the European Union and implemented by Danish Refugee Council.

As part of this project, 400 recycling containers were provided to schools, institutions and businesses to give citizens in Mitrovicë/a South the opportunity to recycle. In addition, the establishment of Social Enterprise treciklo helped create jobs for informal waste collectors and ensure recycling containers are regularly emptied and recycling in Mitrovicë/a increases.

The documentary gave students an insight into how their efforts to separate recyclable waste contribute to providing employment and better incomes for informal waste collectors and divert waste from landfills.

Green Club members were not only able to discuss ways of raising awareness of recycling in their schools and at home, but also to learn more about how social enterprises can help marginalized people find jobs.

Apart from the Social Enterprise treciklo, DRC also invited ‘Grate kryefamiliare’, a social enterprise supported by the European Union and run by widowed women from Mitrovicë/a. The women started a school buffet and catering business, which provides employment for 20 vulnerable women.

To read more about Social Enterprise treciklo, go to Treciklo - Mitrovicë

To read more about other Social Enterprises created with the support of the European Union, visit the EEVG facebook page

 

Vacancy announcement - Psychosocial Officer

JOB VACANCY - PSYCHOSOCIAL OFFICER

Relevant background
Danish Refugee Council has implemented emergency and rehabilitation programmes in Kosovo in support of the protection of individuals’ rights to pursue their preferred durable solution since 1998. DRC Kosovo employs approximately 27 staff members working in the areas of multi-sectoral returns, economic development, NGO capacity building, logistics and social rehabilitation. The DRC Kosovo Head-office is based in Prishtinë/Pristina with field offices in Mitrovicë/a, Peja/Pec, Štrpce/Shtërpcë and Prizren.

DRC is seeking a qualified and highly motivated Psychosocial Officer for an EU-funded project. The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the realization of durable solutions for displaced families residing in collective centres (CC) in Kosovo.

The specific objective is to assist up to 119 displaced and vulnerable families to achieve durable solutions following their exit from collective centres in the Municipality of Štrpce/Shtërpcë, enabling them to improve their living conditions, settle and fully participate in local community life.

The Psychosocial Officer will ensure adequate psychosocial support and monitoring of beneficiaries in the collective centres. The Officer will assist in the design and implementation of vulnerability assessments and provide regular counselling to beneficiaries throughout the project.

Scope of work:
The Psychosocial Officer will be responsible for conducting individual specialized psychological and social counselling sessions and provide day-to-day ad-hoc support forup to 119 beneficiary families in the CCs located in Štrpce/Shtërpcë. The Psychosocial Officer will liaise with relevant institutions and organizations working in the field of mental health and psychosocial support, provide technical support and assist in the design of psychosocial activities and interventions.

It is expected that the successful applicant will be operating full-time out of the DRC office in Štrpce/Shtërpcë with periodic travels to DRC HQ in Prishtina.

 Main duties and responsibilities:

-       Design and carry out vulnerability assessments of collective centre residents;

-       Provide group and individual counselling sessions for collective centre residents, according to identified needs; 

-       Update case files on individual developments, following DRC Standard Operating Principles (SOPs) and ensuring beneficiary data is protected;

-       Prepare psychosocial assessments and reports to facilitate the production of analysis reports respecting client confidentiality and DRC SOPs; 

-       Contribute to developing and maintaining service mapping and referral pathways; 

-       Report on special needs cases and advise on type of assistance, following discussion with
beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders;

-       Refer - in coordination with the management - vulnerable cases to relevant partners/institutions for adequate assistance, and update the database on cases referral and follow up;

-       Contribute to capacity building of local authorities/organizations, community groups, and stakeholders on psychosocial needs and activities for beneficiaries;

-       Provide technical guidance to local authorities/NGOs/CSOs to design project proposals benefitting vulnerable groups

-       Ensure programming is on track in absence of direct supervisor; reporting daily on important issues that require supervisor feedback and decision-making;

-       Any other duties assigned by DRC in order to meet the objectives of the project

All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity. Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required qualifications and competencies:

·       University degree in psychology, social sciences or other relevant field, or
undergraduate degree with demonstrated strong experience in social work or other related field; 

·       Relevant professional experience of not less than 2 (two) years, with emphasis on
psychological counselling work in relation to vulnerable populations; 

·       Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other
vulnerability;

·       Experience with NGO sector project implementation desirable;

Skills

·       Fluency in both oral and written English and Serbian; working knowledge of Albanian is an asset

·       Driving licence valid in Kosovo (obligatory)

·       Computer skills: solid knowledge of MS Office (Power Point, Word and Excel)

Competencies

·       Ability to work independently and to take individual decisions with minimum supervision

·   Ability to be a constructive team-player, and to be flexible in regard to tasks and responsibilities

·    Capability to prioritize work and to handle pressure from strict deadlines and periodically long hours

·    Committed and supportive attitude towards all ethnic groups in Kosovo with the ability to function within a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural working environment

We offer
·       Contract length: 26 months, subject to funding availability.
·       Duty Station: DRC Field office in Štrpce/Shtërpcë
·       Start date: As soon as possible

Interested candidates can send their CV including references and a motivation letter (max. 1 A4 page) in English to vacancies@drc-kosovo.org or directly to DRC in Pristina: Mark Isaku Street 30, no later than Monday 13 June 2016, 17:00 hrs.

For more information please email administration@drc-kosovo.org  or call: 038/243-793

Persons with disability, women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply!  Please be informed that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KFOR LMT and Portugal contingent support the "Football school" sub-project in Mitrovicë/a

Supported by DRC and UNMIK- regional center in Mitrovicë/a, LNGO PRAM received donations from KFOR LMT and the Portugal contingent as a result of outreach conducted by the PRAM Director, Milaim Ramadani. 47 RAE children from Mitrovicë/a RAE settlements, who are actively involved in PRAM project activities related to sport education,  received soccer shoes and clothing for their regular soccer practice.

PRAM’s project ‘Football School’ aims to contribute to the stabilization and integration process of Roma, Ashkalia and Egyptian children and youth in Mitrovicë/a, and it is an integral part of the DRC “Support  to RAE communities in Mitrovicë/a” project that is financed by Swedish International Development Agency, represented by the Embassy of Sweden in Pristina.

SHUKARNO TALENTI CONTINUES NETWORKING IN THE REGION

Invited by NGO Caritas Kosova office in Gjakova/Djakovica, 20 members ofthe NGO Shukarno Talenti folklore group visited the neighbourhood Ali Ibra (Kolonia) in Gjakova/Djakovica on January 21st, 2016 to exchange experiences.

Both organizations have activities with children and youth related to music education and traditional dance, which helped them establish a common ground for potential cooperation.

On March 1st, 2016, a delegation of 12 members of Caritas Kosovo and the folklore group from the neighbourhood Ali Ibra (former Kolonia) visited Roma Mahalla where NGO Shukarno Talenti presented their educational and cultural activities in Roma Mahalla, South Mitrovicë/a.

NGO Shukarno Talenti will continue to seek partnerships throughout Kosovo to establish better cooperation in order to be informed about events and opportunities for collaboration on various projects.

KCSF and DRC are building capacities of local NGOs

In accordance with the handover process foreseen by the DRC project funded by Sida and implemented in Mitrovicë/a,  intensive capacity building events targeting local civil society organizations have been organized in cooperation with Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF).

In the period of February 25 - 27, 2016, a three - day training on “Strategic planning and fundraising“ has been facilitated by KCSF experts who also presented “Project Cycle Management” topic in a two – day session organized on March 04 – 05, 2016.

DRC local implementing partners such as: Përparimi Rinor i Ashkalive Mitrovicë (PRAM), Roma and Ashkali Documentation Center (RADC), Shukarno Talenti, Gjuvljano Mangipe and Caritas Kosova enjoyed learning about the topics aswell sharing experiences with other NGOs from Prishtinë/Pristina, Peja/Pec, Deçan/Decane and Vushtrri/Vucitrn municipalities. Trainings were organized in Mitrovicë/a and lectures were provided in Albanian. KCSF awarded all participants with certificates.

Successful outcome of Intensive Education for RAE Communities in Mitrovicë/a

On January 18th and 19th 2016, in economic school ''Hasan Prishtina'' in Mitrovicë/a are held the final exams for 12th graders, who attended intensive education supported by DRC and Caritas through the subproject “Intensive Education for RAE Communities”. Many young adults from the RAE communities were unable to continue their education due to displacement and economic hardship.  Out of 8 initially registered in October 2014, 6 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian youth from Dy Korriku/Sitnicko Naselje have successfully passed the exams and completed their educational goal.
On February 18th 2016, in a certification event organized by the school and Caritas, the students received their certificates. Besides DRC and Caritas, representatives from civil society in Mitrovicë/a, Municipal educational authorities and UNMIK participated in the event.

The “Intensive Education for RAE Communities” is a subproject implemented by Caritas Kosova through Sida funds as an integral part of the DRC project 'Support of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Mitrovicë/a'.

Read more on the event in the local online portal MitrovicaTopPress.
http://mitrovicatoppress.com/?p=38426

EU-funded project takes first step to introduce recycling in schools in Mitrovicë/a South

In January 2016, the project ‘Strengthening Social Inclusion and Economic Empowerment of marginalized groups in Mitrovicë/a’, funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo and implemented by Danish Refugee Council, began implementing a collection scheme for recyclable materials, ‘Mitrovica Recycles’, giving citizens in Mitrovicë/a South the opportunity to recycle plastics and aluminium cans.

With co-funding provided by Sida and the assistance of Prishtina-based NGO Green Art Center (GAC), 3 primary schools, 2 secondary schools and the Municipal building were selected to pilot at-source recycling. As a first step, GAC helped establish Green Clubs in the 5 participating schools.

217 Green Club members between the ages of 12-18 were trained by GAC on the importance of environmental protection and recycling, separation of waste into recyclable and non-recyclable materials and the role of Green Clubs in promoting recycling in their respective schools.

In a second step, all 5 schools and the municipal building will be equipped with separation containers in classrooms and hallways to enable proper recycling. As a result, over 4000 children and youths as well as municipal employees and visitors will have access to recycling opportunities. The recycled materials will be collected by the Social Enterprise treciklo, providing employment and income opportunities to informal waste collectors and diverting waste from landfills.

 

 

DRC delivers capacity-building trainings to Social Business incubator and local authorities to strengthen economic development and support the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Mitrovicë/a

Under the framework of the Sida funded project and capacity building initiative of the project target groups, the Management and Development Associates conducted three group training workshops on 11, 14 and 17 December 2015 in Mitrovicë/a.

First training targeted members of the Social Business Incubator Community Board, explaining them legal forms of registration under the Kosovo legislation.

A second training workshop explaining tax system in Kosovo was delivered to the owners of newly established businesses supported by DRC under the Social Business Incubator initiative in Mitrovicë/a.

The local authorities and institutions in Mitrovicë/a constituted the third training group which were attending the workshop on “Local Economic Development Strategy and Management”.

The main purpose of the workshops was to transfer the knowledge about managing and developing businesses in Kosovo, while simultaneously working with public and private institutions to be more responsive to the needs of RAE communities.