Kosovo is a potential candidate for European Union membership. The EU is Kosovo’s most important political and economic partner, and top investor and donor. Funding programmes and cooperation extend across many areas – energy efficiency, infrastructure development, training for disadvantaged young people, cultural heritage…and much more. Many challenges remain, and significant progress is needed to strengthen the rule of law, tackle corruption, and work towards a cleaner environment. EU support to Kosovo seeks to build on progress so far and create a better future for its citizens.
* 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.
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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) provides aspiring young entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business. As a young entrepreneur you will exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur in another country, with whom you will stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months.
The European Union Office in Kosovo is seeking proposals to support start-ups to improve their competitiveness and invest in innovation. Through this support, the EU aims to strengthen the Kosovo economy by supporting the creation and growth of startups via the incubation process.
The IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Albania-Kosovo has launched its third call for proposals. Through projects under this call, the programme aims to foster good neighbourly relations and environmentally friendly and socially inclusive economic development of the region.
Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region. The programme will offer training courses on journalism and EU regional policy, a chance to receive mentorship, visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions and similar activities.
An EU co-funded project, the “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA”, has launched a call for applications to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to promote the Digital Agenda through a second small grants scheme.
The IPA Cross-border Cooperation programme Montenegro-Kosovo 2014-2020 has launched its third call for proposals. The programme aims to promote environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic development of the region, with respect for its common cultural and natural heritage.
‘Brussels Agreement’ between Belgrade and Pristina signed
The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between EU and Kosovo enters into force
The European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo
First meeting of the EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Council
Commission confirms that Kosovo has fulfilled all outstanding visa liberalisation benchmarks
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY165(per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: € 4000
IMPORT OF GOODS
EXPORT OF GOODS
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