Project: Removing barriers: Participatory Democracy in Electoral Processes
Description: The goal is to ensure credible, participatory and inclusive electoral processes in Kosovo by enabling a participatory environment for discussion and coordination between the communities of practice that protects the integrity of elections.
Project: Enhancing women’s access to employment.
Description: The overarching objective of the project is to increase participation of women in the labor market through targeted advocacy in fighting gender discrimination, promoting decent jobs and implementing gender-friendly strategies that improve the presence of women in the labor market.
Project: Enhancement of Democratic processes in Kosovo
Description: The projects goal is to reduce probability of conflicts during electoral periods through more credible, participatory and inclusive elections in Kosovo. This would be possible through specific objectives like protecting the integrity of elections, improvement of public participation in election processes, and promotion of an inclusive and participatory election reform.
Project: Monitoring of public consultation in Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Description: D4D aims to work with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, and monitor three tentative legislative changes: i) Draft law for amending and supplementing the Law for pensions schemes financed by the state, ii) Concept document on the law on labor, and iii) Draft law on amending and supplementing the law on the Socio-Economic Council.
Project: Disseminating information on labor mobility, returnee benefits
Description: Provision of information on labor mobility as well as information on available platforms for employment and vocational training in Kosovo, and facilitate the process of reintegration of returnees through informing the general public on the benefit from the assistance for returnees regarding self-employment, financing of business plans, and housing.
Project: Social Dialogue for Empowerment
Description: The project is supported by EYE – a project of Swiss Cooperation Office and implemented by consortium of Helvetas Swiss Cooperation and MDA, which aims to instil a public discussion regarding the situation of youth and women in Kosovo in the area of socio-economy as means of shedding light on patterns of inequalities in the labour market in Kosovo and providing remedies for improvement aligned to decent work agenda goals through social dialogue.
Project: Increased participation for Good Governance
Description: The project supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands aims to improve the state of good governance in Kosovo through increasing participation of underrepresented groups in electoral and decision-making processes, namely the youth and women.
Project: Vote for Democracy
Description: The project supported by the German Embassy aims to increase participation of young men and women of Kosovo in democratic processes in order to catalyse positive social development.
Project: Youth Salons
Description: Youth Salons occur in a informal format discussion under Chatham House rule which have provided a venue for intellectual and frank discussions and exchange of opinion on interesting and sensitive topics, which youth in Kosovo faces on their everyday life.
Project: Changing Minds: Trust through Innovation
Description: The overall objective of the action is to facilitate the establishment of amicable and stable relations between Serbia and Kosovo by creating links of cooperation transcending the realm of politics. The purpose of the project is to rebuild mutual trust and understanding between Serbian and Kosovar societies through initiated cooperation among various professional groups (health, urban planning, architecture, etc.), entrepreneurs (in particular women) and young IT experts and innovators from Serbia and Kosovo, aiming at establishment of amicable and stable relations between Serbia and Kosovo in the future which will ultimately bring reconciliation in the region. Project is supported by Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence with financial support from European Union.
Project: Tuesday Salons
Description: Tuesday Salons occur in a informal format discussion under Chatham House rule which have provided a venue for intellectual and frank discussions and exchange of opinion on interesting and sensitive topics, whereas panelists and participants have offered a constructive and rational approach to public challenges that are elsewhere approached in an emotional and divisive manner.
Project: Role of Regulatory Agencies in Representing public interest in Kosovo
Description: This research project aims to study the functioning of Independent Regulatory Agencies (IRAs) in Kosovo. D4D intends to explore in greater depth if and how politics influences decision-making in regulatory agencies. Their performance will be measured based on the principles of good governance. Special emphasis will be put on the five (5) regulatory agencies/authorities which are responsible for exercising autonomous authority in the area of economic development, trade and industry
Project: Tourism 4 Development: Opportunities that should be exploited
Description: This project aims to review and provide recommendations concerning the establishment of a National Tourism Organization (NTO) for Kosovo. The public, especially some sectors of the society including private sector is not enough encouraged to participate in consultation whereby the policy-makers are not aware of the benefits they would incur if they achieve to involve more public responsibility in the planning and later in the implementation phase.
Project: Acculturation of Policy processes with evidence, deliberation and participatory decision-making.
Description: Acculturation of policy process through facts, review and participation in decision-making” aims to contribute to public debate by influencing public policies through a) high quality analysis, b) quantitative evidence, c) introduction of new problems to the public discourse, d) focus on the main difficulties of society, e) Increasing political will among decision-makers for research and evidence, and f) public consultation on competitive policy options.
Project: Volunteer 4 Development: Promoting Volunteering and Civic Activism in Kosovo
Description: Encouraging volunteering and grassroots organisations in Kosovo in order to empower citizens to take responsibility for their future and reduce the reliance on external donor support.
Project: Parental Leave 4 Gender Equality
Description: Project overall objective is to improve the status of women and men in the family and workplace by introducing and promoting shared parental leave policies.
Project: Equal Opportunities 4 Democracy
Description: to increase the interest of young women and men in electoral and political processes and to make the decision makers, political parties and municipal councillors more interested in youth priorities by realizing the key importance that young men and women have for the for the country’s democratic development
Project: Youth Participation: Decide 4 Democracy
Description: This project aims to empower the youth in the decision-making aspect and their participation in the local election process.
Project: Women4Development: Activating Women in the Labour market
Description: The overall aim of the project is to utilize the evidence and the targeted advocacy in order to alleviate gender gaps in the degree of the labor activity, by engaging the political leadership and the private sector, and by developing the capacities of women, CSOs and local organizations that work in the economic empowerment of women.