The Kosovo Chamber of Commerce
The Kosovo Chamber of Commerce (KCC-OEK) is a not-for-profit independent organisation and a leading business association in Kosovo. Established in 1962 by the Assembly of Kosovo, it is the legal representative of the interests of the business community in Kosovo. KCC-OEK’s objective is to improve the market economy for entrepreneurs and encourage competition between its members. It seeks to represent the interests of its members, to advise on business start-ups and give professional assistance to member companies and in particular promote investment and the development of Kosova’s economy more. KCC-OEK is represented through its regional offices in Gjilan, Ferizaj, Prizren, Gjakove, Peje and Mitrovice. Membership of OEK is on a voluntary basis. It consists of two main departments, thirty associations and over 15,000 registered members.
Role of the University in this project
The role of KCC-OEK will be to participate actively in the development of cooperation between universities and enterprises (WP1), attending the meetings and seminars of the project in Kosovo (WPs 2-4), publicising the SME Advice Centres to its members (WP5) and contributing to the discussions aimed at identifying the skills needed by graduates in Kosovo (WP3). It will support the Enterprise Survey of the project by forwarding it to its members and encouraging them to respond. KCC-OEK will also encourage its members to offer internships or placements to students of partner universities. KCC-OEK will attend the Dissemination Workshops and promote the activities of the Project whenever possible through its own networks and contacts. They will support SU in WP8 by good record keeping and retaining appropriate documents.
Staff involved in the project:
Contact Person: Venera Rexha