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IOM regional project report “Needs Assessment Research: The Regional Counter Trafficking Situation in the Western Balkans” was launched in Prishtina on 8th of October. The report is a result of a vast research project which was conducted in the Western Balkans, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (Under UNSC resolution 1244), The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, in autumn 2013 and spring 2014.
UNMIK’s latest radio story is on air telling the story of the “EU-Beautiful Kosovo” project, funded by the European Union and implemented by IOM. UNMIK’s Radio Ophelia (Pristina 107.2 FM, Mitrovica 106.5 FM, Peje/Pec 107.2 FM) on Tuesday 14 October, Wednesday 15 October and Thursday 16 October, at the following times:
The EU-Beautiful Kosovo Programme is an EU-funded programme implemented by IOM Kosovo and targeting the improvement of public infrastructures in Kosovo as well as the creation of new jobs especially for long term
unemployed beneficiaries registered at the local employment centres as job seekers. The second phase of the programme started in December 2013 as a continuation of the successfully implemented EU-Beautiful Kosovo I.
EU-RRK III Inauguration Ceremony in Prekovcë/e village
On 25th of June the IOM/EU-RRKIII held an inauguration ceremony for the Project “Roof reconstruction of the primary school Dositej Obradovic”, which was funded by UNMIK, in village Prekovcë/e in Novobërdë/Novo Brdo Municipality.
The event was attended by the Deputy Special Representative of Secretary General Mr. Robert E. Sorenson, IOM Kosovo Chief of Mission Mr. Jorge Baca, Mayor of Novoberde/Novo Brdo Municipality Mr. Svetislav Ivanovic and the director of the school Ms. Jordanka Djordjevic.
International Organization for Migration Mission in Kosovo has been awarded with the contract for EU-Return and Reintegration in Kosovo Phase IV, which is a programme funded by the European Union with the total of 4 Million Euro. After the conflict of 1999, many people from non-majority communities were displaced within Kosovo or in the area of Former Yugoslavia. During the years, many have returned but there is still a vast amount of Displaced persons (DPRs), Internally displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees without a permanent home.