Project Management Update from Kosovo


Football Federation of Kosovo joins UEFA; European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo; Digital Kosovo

By Kushtrim Mehmetaj

Prishtina, Kosovo


The Football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) was admitted as the 55th member association of UEFA with immediate effect after a vote at the 40th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Budapest.









A simple majority was needed for the FFK to become a member and it received 28 votes in favour, with 24 votes against and two invalid votes cast.

“I welcome our 55th member,” said UEFA General Secretary ad interim Theodore Theodoridis. “It was a very democratic process, and very open discussions [took place] between the national associations. We respect the result of the Congress [vote]”.

Kosovo journalists outside the hall cheered the decision, which means teams from Kosovo can enter European club and national team competitions and paves the way for the republic to apply for Fifa membership. Kosovo will apply next week to join Fifa and could play in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers if accepted.


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About the Author

Kushtrim Mehmetaj

International Correspondent

Prishtina, Kosovo

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Kushtrim S. Mehmetaj
, BS, MS (Strategic Management) is an International Correspondent for the PM World Journal for Albania and Kosovo. Mr. Mehmetaj is also working at the M4D OG, Management and Development consulting business. Mr. Mehmetaj has more than 12 years of professional experience in international environments including a number of management, support and advisory positions for various EU, USAID, SCO-K and other internationally financed enterprise and economic development organizations and projects, including the Hope Fellowship Program, the Kosova Private Enterprise Program, and the Kosova Trust Agency. Kushtrim has extensive knowledge & experience in enterprise change management, modern corporate governance, strategic management, project management, financial & investment analysis, and human resource development. He has experience in investment promotion and economic development, and good knowledge of European Affairs, Competition Law and EU Integration processes. He holds many certificates related to business research, international business, entrepreneurship, market development, corporate governance, strategic management and other subjects directly related to programme and project management. He has masters and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Prishtina in Kosove and ABMS Switzerland. Kushtrim Mehmetaj is fluent in several languages, including English and German, lives in Prishtina, and can be contacted at [email protected].

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