Promoting Social Integration and Reconciliation in Kosovo is a project implemented by IOM Kosovo and funded by the British Embassy in Pristina. The main objectives of the project is to foster cooperation and reconciliation between different communities through business support and their integration into national institutions and the domestic and foreign markets, the support of various multi-ethnic social initiatives for women and youth and through promoting unbiased media reporting.

Activities include grants for inter-ethnic or minority start-up-, micro-, and small enterprises as well as community initiatives and/or social entrepreneurs. Inter-ethnic and minority enterprises are being supported to enhance capacities and business linkages to expand into Kosovo wide and foreign markets. Also, support is given to innovative women and youth initiatives that aim to improve and foster sustainable multi-ethnic cooperation and lastly, in order for civil society to build confidence and reduce inter-ethnic tensions, responsible media reporting is being encouraged.

The first two phases of the project ran for 18 months, from October 2016 to March 2018, and had a total value of 390,000 GBP (approx. 435,000 €).

For an overview of all activities, scroll through the awarded businesses and social initiatives below: