60 Years of Creating Opportunities Worldwide

The drive to create an environment where human wellbeing thrives lies in the heart of development work. For this to happen, it is crucial to understand their needs, expectations and vision for a better future. That is the starting point for designing solutions and delivering the right kind of support that bring about the real, lasting change.

Since its founding 60 years ago, Swisscontact has firmly believed in the principle that people can improve their livelihoods, based on their own strength. Success is seen when people are able to participate in the local economy as producers, employees or consumer. Read here for an impressive body of work by Swisscontact since 1959.  

In Kosovo, Swisscontact was first registered in 2001. Initially, it provided business advisory support services in the western part of the country. In the next stage, Swisscontact went national with a skills development project. Since 2013, Swisscontact implements the Promoting Private Sector Employment (PPSE) project, funded by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency. 

The main goal of PPSE is to create jobs and opportunities, especially for youth and women. Opportunities are created in many forms, always to suit the timely and strategic needs of partners: a much-needed equipment, the right market linkage, better packaging and promotion, or technical advice by senior experts. 

“The timing of Swisscontact support to tackle challenges was serendipitous,” says Danica Trboljevac of Trboljevac Bakery in Leposavić/q. Do you want to know more about this? Read here the testimonial she gave on the occasion of Swisscontact’s 60th anniversary. Nol Krasniqi has another testimonial, “We have succeeded in increasing the number of tourists… We have created new jobs and contributed to the economic growth of our city.” Here is the story of our collaboration.  

The success of our partners makes us proud, and we are inspired by their tenacity, innovative minds and commitment to success!