Kosovo

In Kosovo, We Effect supports the structural development of the partner organisations so they can contribute to the socio-economic advancement of the rural areas in the country. The aim is, through advocacy, to increase the influence of the organizations and rural communities in the formulation of the policies and measures for rural development of Kosovo.

We also support women in becoming more aware of their civic, political and socio-economic rights, including the right to participate and have access to information.

Partnership approach

We Effect collaborates with local partner organisations – which are member-based and represent the voice of the smallholder farmers and other vulnerable groups.

Jointly we advocate and work for economically, environmentally and socially sustainable agriculture and rural development with a gender perspective.

In Kosovo, We Effect collaborates with two local partner organisations.

Multi-country programme
Our work in Kosovo is part of the We Effect Europe multi-country programme (2018-2022), primarily focusing on sustainable rural development. The main emphasis is on national structures but also includes elements of regional processes, synergies and structures. The programme functions as a platform to promote sustainable dialogue and regional cooperation. The programme includes support to local organisations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova and North Macedonia.

Projects
In Kosovo, we are also working through two national projects:

Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation in Kosovo

Partner organisation: Initiative for Kosovo Community (IKC)

Through the project, well-structured interventions for rural development in rural areas of Kosovo are being implemented.

The project focuses on organisation and business development, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, promotion of human rights, and reconciliation by inclusion of minority communities in the project.

More precisely the project aims to achieve sustainable rural development for women, men and youth, through promotion of equal opportunities for the rural communities of Kosovo, regardless their gender, ethnicity, or religion.

Progressive, Innovative and Inclusive NORDK 

Partner organisation: Network of Organisations for Rural Development in Kosovo (NORDK)

The key objective of this project is to strengthen the organisational capacities of NORDK as a national network of organisations active in the domain of rural development.  It promotes and supports the development of relationships and partnership between different sectors of the rural community in Kosovo through advocacy activities which contribute to sustainable rural development. The project also contributes to enhancement of women’s involvement through membership and active contribution in the decision-making processes.