YCS Alumni

 

adil bytyqi
Adil Bytyqi
Round and Year Round IX 2012-2013
University and Programme Maastricht University / Advanced Masters in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management LL.M.
Current Working Position Ministry of Trade and Industry / Senior Officer for Trade Agreements and Other Legal Issues
The Young Cell programme was a great experience, starting from the enrollment procedures and exams, language trainings and the experience of studying in the Netherlands. Young Cell Scheme has helped me improve my working and interpersonal skills, and gained new insights in the field of my studies, furthermore, I have evolved professionally by using the skills and knowledge of my recent studies by creating a career in national and international trade and development.

 


altina besimi

Altina Besimi

Round and Year Round IX 2012 – 2013
University and Programme London School of Economics and Political Science MSc. in European Studies: Ideas and Identities
Current Working Position Policy Delivery Officer on Rule of Law at the British Embassy in Prishtina
 Young Cell Scheme provided me with the opportunity to study at one of the world’s top academic institution, LSE, which was and still is one of the best experiences for me. Considering the fact that Kosovo’s main and most valuable asset is its youth, I hope similar scholarships will continue in the future in order for other youngsters to benefit, study abroad, and bring back their experience with the purpose of contributing to our country

 


arbenia mjekiqi

Arbenita Mjekiqi

Round and Year  Round VIII 2011-2012
University and Programme  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Master of Laws (LL.M. Program) in European Economic and Financial Law
Current Working Position  Senior Legal Officer for EU Legislation / Department of EU Law / Ministry of European Integration
 EU Young Cell Scheme has brought me such a bright future in my academic and professional life. As a result, the academic achievements I have realized during my studies in Leuven and work experiences thereafter have exposed me to various practical challenges, different legal systems, and have equipped me with indispensable professional tools.

 


arber gola
Arber Gola

Round and Year  Round IX 2012-2013
University and Programme  University of Kent, in Brussels – International Political Economy
Current Working Position  Head of Human Resources Office, Municipality of Gjakova
 The opportunity that I was given through the YCS helped me improve my professional and academic life, thus enabling me to understand contemporary political economic issues and in the same time giving me the chance to contribute to the prosperity of my own country by applying the European ‘know-how’ in Kosovo’s public sector.

 


ardian rexha
Ardian Rexha

Round and Year  Round VIII 2011-2012
University and Programme  Maastricht University – Advanced Master on International and European Economic Law
Current Working Position  Senior Legal Researcher – Kosovo Judicial Council
 The master program in the Netherlands has been one of the great experiences of my life. Not only I was able to improve academically, but it has been a great opportunity for me to engage in social activities and to make a lot of new friends and colleagues from all over the world. It has been a unique experience in every aspect and I consider myself fortunate to have been part of the Young Cell Scheme Program.

 


Armend Kelmend
Armend Kelmendi

Round and Year  Round IX 2012 – 2013
University and Programme  Catholic University of Leuven MSc in European Politics and Policies: Public Management Reform
Current Working Position  Senior Officer for Public Administration Reform & Decentralization/MEI
 YCS is an academic engine that helped me reach a massive professional potential and prepared me for the bigger professional world. I had the possibility to experience a high quality European education through YCS and more importantly, it equipped me with additional knowledge and skills that I now effectively apply in my daily work. YCS represents an outstanding investment that contributes to a brighter future of Kosova, and has proven to be critical to better shape the socio-economic development of our country. YCS enabled us to contribute in the bettering of some of our key public institutions. I responsibly state that this scheme is a strong bridge between education and development; it is itself the most effective process of public administration reform.

 


bardh xerca
Bardh Xërxa

Round and Year  Round IX 2012/2013
University and Programme  Maastricht University / MA in European Public Affairs
Current Working Position  Senior officer for Energy and Mining, Ministry of European Integration
 YCS has been extremely important for me fostering a general improvement in communication skills and increasing my confidence and initiative.

 


besiane musmurati
Besianë Musmurati

Round and Year  Round IX 2012-2013
University and Programme  KU Leuven- Advanced Master of Science in European Politics and Policies
Current Working Position  Second Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels
YCS has been instrumental in my professional life. Besides enabling students to study at Europe’s most renowned universities, the YCS also provides them with a job opportunity after graduation. Being part of the civil service is an excellent opportunity for young graduates who seek to make positive changes in the policy environment

 


demush shasha
Demush Shasha

Round and Year  Round III 2006-2007
University and Programme  European College of Parma – MA in European Studies
Current Working Position  Secretary-General, Ministry of European Integration
 YCS scholarship has offered me a unique chance to advance my academic education and more importantly to give small contribution to the improvement of public service to the citizens. Working in the Ministry of European Integration has enabled me to influence all important aspects of the workings of the Government in the last decade. Every day in MEI has been fun, privilege and a challenge at the same time.

 


feride zeka
Feride Zeka

Round and Year  Round VIII 2011-2012
University and Programme  University of Kent- MSc in International Finance and Economic Development
Current Working Position  Senior Officer for Development Assistance/ Economic Development Sector  Ministry of European Integration
Young Cell Scheme has been one of the most rewarding experiences. It has allowed me to professionally grow, expand my network and opportunities in working in professional environment.

 


Florina Hajdini

Round and Year  Round IX 2012 – 2013
University and Programme  Sussex University, Contemporary European Studies
Current Working Position  Office Manager/ Project Coordinator at Oral History Initiative

 


hysni nura
Hysni Nura

Round and Year Round V 2008-2010
University and Programme  Estonian University of Life Science – Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Current Working Position  Head of Division for Agriculture, Rural Development and Food Safety
 YCS scholarship experience improved my professional life on three accounts:
1) Acquiring new knowledge through a postgraduate program and earning a MSc degree
2) Enhanced my communication and Language skills
3) Personal growth and development

 


Jehona Brovina
Jehona Brovina

Round and Year  Round VIII 2011-2012
University and Programme  University College Dublin, MSc Food Safety and Risk Analysis
Current Working Position  Senior Officer for Food Safety, MEI
 One of the most challenging, yet most rewarding experiences of my life, both academically and culturally. With everything I learned thanks to this scholarship scheme and the opportunity I was given upon completion of the master’s programme to become part of the Kosovo’s public administration, I dare say my time as a YCS grantee has been the highlight of my life

 


kreshnik kacio
Kreshnik Kaçiu

Round and Year  Round VIII 2011-2012
University and Programme  Maastricht University: International and European Economic Law
Current Working Position  Inspector- Civil Registration Agency/ Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
 Being part of the Young Cell Scheme was a great privilege for me. YCS has significantly changed my life and increased my professional knowledge by awarding to me the scholarship to study at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
I feel honored and extremely happy to be chosen among the best ten Law students in the YCS Round VIII selection.

 


mentor musa
Mentor Musa

Round and Year  Round VI 2008-2009
University and Programme  Sussex University MA on Contemporary European Studies
Current Working Position  Senior Officer for European Integration – Ministry of European Integration
YCS was a good opportunity for me. Through this scholarship, I had the chance to go to UK and experience things that i couldn’t have experienced on my own. The program at Sussex University was great and met my expectations. It was well structured, challenging and dynamic.

 


muhamed latifi
Muhamed Latifi

Round and Year  Round IX 2012 – 2013
University and Programme  London School of Economics – Msc Political Economy of Europe
Current Working Position  Senior Official for International Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance
Education obtained under the YCS Scheme has helped me create a new view of the economic integration in Europe. More importantly, it has taught me to understand the value of different perspectives in reaching a conclusion. As per the post-studies experience, being part of YCS Scheme means belonging to an excellent network of professionals.

 


rinor-hoxha
Rinor Hoxha

Round and Year  Round IX 2012-2013
University and Programme  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Institute for European Studies – LLM in International and European Law
Current Working Position  Senior Legal Officer for EU Legislation – Department of EU Law, Ministry of European Integration
YCS is a unique and life changing experience. It provided me the remarkable opportunity of studying in a prestigious University in Brussels and directly influenced the development of my professional career. It educated me above all on the European values of human rights protection, equality, rule of law and many more, which follow my personal and professional life persistently.

 


rudina-nallbani
Rudina Nallbani Hoxha

Round and Year  Round VIII 2011-2012
University and Programme  Barcelona Graduate School Of Economics/ Master in International Trade, Finance and Development
Current Working Position  Senior Officer for Economic Policies/ Ministry of Economic Development
Masters in International Trade, Finance and Development has enabled me to improve my analytical skills through intensive and rigorous policy oriented theoretical and analytical training. It has given me a research-approach towards problem-solving and an in-depth knowledge of modern economics.
Tailored based specialization was especially interesting since it enabled me to opt for a balanced approach combining areas and courses that were interesting for me personally.

 


valon-avdiu
Valon Avdiu

Round and Year  Round VIII-2011-2012
University and Programme University: SKEMA Business School Programme: Business and Economics
Current Working Position  Senior Officer for Public Finance and Statistics
 YCS scholarship offered me the opportunity to advance my professional career and improve my analytical proficiency in various industries from the perspective of private companies, as well as national and international institutions by completing master studies in an EU country. Upon my return I had the chance to contribute to the Kosovo public administration with my expertise acquired abroad.

 


veli-hoti
Veli Hoti

Round and Year  Round VII 2009-2010
University and Programme  University of Maastricht, Faculty of Law: LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management
Current Working Position  Senior Officer at the Kosovo Industrial Property Office, Ministry of Trade and Industry
 I was awarded with the very competitive Young Cells Scheme and I graduated in one of the most presitigoious Law schools in Europe, Maastricht University, in Advanced Master Studies LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management. Currently I work at Shita & Associates and I am the General Director of the Kosovo Institute of Intellectual Property. Additionally, I am the Legal Expert for the European Knowledge and Technology Transfer Society aisbl located in Brussels. I am also Lecturer in several academic courses at the Warsaw University in cooperation with University College for Business and Technology.