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Youth employment fair held in Berane as part of the PRAXIS project

A Youth Employment Fair was held today in Berane, which gathered 116 participants and about thirty exhibitors from primary and secondary schools, organizations dealing with youth employment programmes, business representatives, as well as other partner organizations from the municipalities of Berane, Petnjica and Gusinje.


The youth employment fair is part of the PRAXIS project, which aims to support young people in gaining practical work experience and creating new opportunities for employment in the border area of Kosovo and Montenegro.


The project worth 332,997 euros is supported through the IPA II Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Montenegro – Kosovo. The lead beneficiary is Caritas Kosova, and the partners are Caritas Montenegro and the Municipality of Berane from Montenegro, and the Center for Vocational Education and Counseling “Gjon Nikolle Kazazi” from Kosovo.


Speaking at the opening of the fair, the head of the Department for Bilateral Cross-Border Programmes at the Ministry of European Affairs, Nada Pejovic, expressed her satisfaction that at this fair young people will have the opportunity to meet potential employers and discuss their careers with experts and peers.


“It is especially commendable that around 400 students and unemployed youth from Montenegro and Kosovo participated in the project activities, which once again shows that projects that encourage employment make a concrete contribution to the overall development of the cross-border area,” said Pejovic.


The manager of the Municipality of Berane, Marko Lalevic, emphasized that the Municipality of Berane, together with the non-governmental sector, is focused on creating conditions for increasing the employment of young people and their equal participation in the labor market.


“Young people are the future and the foundation of the development of every country. This project contributes to removing barriers and creating equal opportunities for employment of young people in this area,” said Lalevic.