Since 1999 the ETF has been supporting Kosovo to develop education and training to boost employability, increase access to opportunity and promote social cohesion.
The ETF cooperates with and complements the work of the European Commission and the European External Action Service in its support to Kosovo, which includes input to EU policy monitoring mechanisms, including the Economic Reform Programme, assessment of progress on the Small Business Act for Europe and wider human capital developments reported in the Torino Process.
The ETF’s support in 2020 will focus on developing the role and capacity of national actors in policy advice to improve the employability of women and vulnerable groups. Support will also be provided to improve VET system governance in particular to enhance the quality of data.
Kosovo will continue to participate in the Torino Process, the Quality Assurance Forum, Digital Skills development, activities on the professional development of VET teachers and trainers, and the platform of the Centres of Excellence in Vocational Education and Training.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.