Youth Development, Gender Norms and Human Security in Kosovo

Youth Development, Gender Norms and Human Security in Kosovo: Supporting Youth as Drivers of Gender Equality, Development, and Positive Peace

Project Summary

This project aims to empower youth as drivers of gender equality, development and positive peace through consolidating and supporting youth-led innovative and transformational development responses to the impact of gender norms and stereotypes, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What we want to achieve


Young women and men, and youth groups are empowered to jointly address shared challenges and the impact of gender norms on their development and socio-economic opportunities.


o    Youth organizations and youth leaders conduct inclusive research through mapping challenges to human security, gender equality and socio-economic development created by gender norms and stereotypes.

o    Develop a gender-responsive and anti-stereotyping manual/toolkit and training of trainers' programmes to be used by vocational training institutions to incorporate gender aspects in their activities.

o    Support the development of an educational and professional digital networking platform in cooperation with Ministry Culture Youth and Sport (MCYS) and Ministry Education Science Technology and Innovation for youth organizations, and individuals to raise voice on addressing negative gender norms.

o    Organize trainings for youth consisting of high intensity and high-quality trainings focused on data and programming languages.

o    Organize a Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of Youth Attitudes Towards Gender Equality.

o    Establish a Gender Equality Youth Panel made up of young women and men volunteers to look after the recommendations of the Citizens Assembly through the continuous assistance of MCYS.





Kosovo wide




Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCYS), Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), municipalities, CSOs


2021 - 2023

Project Budget:

USD 321,000


Funding Windows (GCPR)


Marta K. Gazideda
Governance and Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager/ Deputy Programme Coordinator
Tel: +383 38 249 066;
Mob: +383 49 785 895
Ardian Latifaj
Project Manager
+381 38 249 066 (ext. 307)