Project “Support to socio-economic stability in the western Balkans region 2017-2018” supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the German Government started as of May 2017 and will end December 2018. Municipalities included in 2018 are Suhareka, Lipjan, Decan, Shterpce, Istog, Mitrovica and North Mitrovica.
The overall objective of the program is to increase the capacity of economically and socially vulnerable groups to participate more fully in society. Specific objective of the program: Decreased levels of poverty among economically vulnerable groups.
The project components that will lead to the direct job creation, thus contribute to the socio-economic stability in targeted areas, are:  Grants for micro businesses; Business and vocational trainings and Support community entrepreneurial initiatives throughout the country