On November 7, the thematic report in the framewrk of the KOSINT 2020 project was presented “Monitoring of Sector Strategy of the MLSW on the effectiveness of ALMMs for the employment of members of -Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities”.
The report was compiled during May and June of 2019 in Gjakova, Prizren, Fushë Kosova and Obiliq.
Based on data from the Work and Employment Report 2018 for Kosovo from EARK it is notable that in unemployment registration there are Roma (1.8%), Ashkali (2.8%) and Egyptians (0.9%).
Regarding to the employment mediation, 123 cases are reported to have benefited, from which 38 Roma, 40 Ashkali and 45 Egyptians compared to a total of 3,764 cases.
Regarding to vocational training, data show that in 2018 there were 124 cases involved, from which 26 Roma, 60 Ashkali, and 38 Egyptians compared to a total of 5,497 cases.
Regarding to ALMM there were 99 cases that benefited, from which 22 Roma, 55 Ashkali and 22 Egyptian, compared to a total of 3,000 beneficiaries.
Regarding to the municipalities selected for 2018, in Fushë Kosovë from the ALMM benefited only five cases, with four being wage subsidies and one on the job training.
In Obiliq, the number of ALMM beneficiaries was 124 in total, four of whom were Roma, one Egyptian and eight Ashkali.
In Gjakova, beneficiaries of ALMM are: on the job training two cases, wage subsidy two cases, public work three cases and seven self-employment cases. There are 14 cases in total.
In Prizren, in terms of vocational training within the VTC, during 2018 there were 1,608 persons in total, out of which 19 Roma, 3 Ashkali, and no Egyptian.
Findings of this report show that the implementation of the Sector Strategy faces many difficulties, mainly due to lack of political commitment, insufficient financial and human resources to monitor the progress, poor coordination of activities of institutions at central and local level. Furthermore, due to the limited capacities of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities on educational aspect, literacy, readiness to engage on the job, close connection with the family and unwillingness to leave the environment in which they live in and the heavy dependence on the social assistance scheme.
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