Same as all over the world the pandemic caused by the corona virus has halted human activities in Kosovo, as well. Even though the solutions are now being sought for how to prevent or slow down the spread of the virus to the population, the second wave has hit country. Simultaneously working on preventing the spreading of infection country has to keep the wheel of the economy spinning. The virus has hit many industries such as gastronomy, tourism and the government crises particularly hard. How Kosovo will hill up in the long run? What is the role of education system? What about fragile health system?
Savonia has developed a Prospective Rapid Impact Assessment (PRIA) method based on human security thinking, which allows the people involved to find solutions already when the “situation” is on. Savonia experts facilitated a virtual PRIA workshop in Kosovo together with college AAB, where more than a dozen key people in the country developed solutions.
”The results show the real situation in Kosovo. These result show that the shock of COVID-19 is going to shrink the Kosovo economy and that in a short term the government actions should be directed in the demand side, but based on 10 most agreed factors we see that we need to identify sources of funds.”
Naim Ismajli, mayor of Shtime Municipality
Shtime is a town and municipality located in the Ferizaj Region of Kosovo. The town of Shtime has 7,225 inhabitants, while the municipality has 27,324 inhabitants. The territory of the municipality covers an area of 134 square kilometers.