Launched in 2019, Engaging Diaspora Professionals (EDP) is a program which seeks to bring the diaspora professionals from all over the world. The aim of the program is for the Albanian professionals of Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and the south part of Serbia, who live abroad, studied there, worked there to bring in their homeland their experience, expertise and knowledge in their home country, with the aim to help the country toward development. In its first year, with the support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Engaging Diaspora Professionals program has successfully engaged 30 professionals from Germany (15 in Kosovo and 15 in Albania) and has created a pool of more than 200 professionals ready to engage in the near future in their homeland. Through multiple studies, the Engaging Diaspora Professionals program has identified the needs of the institutions in the homeland as well as the skillset the diaspora is willing to contribute.

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