The YCS Project

For over ten years we have been supporting efforts to build a professional, accountable and apolitical civil service at all levels in Kosovo. We achieve this by enabling young and ambitious individuals to maximise their career prospects by studying in the EU’s most reputable educational institutions.

Young Cell Scheme provides Kosovars with the opportunity of a scholarship, studying in specific MA, MSc and LLM programmes. The project responds to the SAA implementation needs and requirements of the Kosovo Government, by providing the public administration with young expert resources trained in EU Universities, who upon their return have a contractual obligation to be employed for at least three consecutive years within the Kosovo civil service.

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“The program has had and it is still having a huge impact in terms of reforming Public Administration in Kosovo and has greatly contributed in basically revolutionizing the Civil Service where key positions within the Public Administration have been occupied by the former Young Cell Scheme students”.
- Demush Shasha – YCS Round III

Current position: General Secretary of the Ministry of European Integration

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