Kiska: Slovakia Can Draw Inspiration from Projects of Prince Charles

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President Andrej Kiska (middle) in a meeting with British Prince Charles (right) at Scottish Dumfries House

Glasgow, January 25 (TASR) – Slovakia can seek inspiration in employment support projects launched by Prince Charles, believes President Andrej Kiska, who paid a visit to Scotland on Monday.

Kiska visited Dumfries House requalification centre at the invitation of the Prince of Wales. “It was in Scotland where Prince Charles launched one of the unique programmes to help a poor region as well as young jobseekers whose efforts at employment turned out in vain. In 2015 alone, 56,000 people participated in his projects, thanks to which they can now find jobs. The overwhelming majority has also met with success on the market,” said Kiska.
Another successful project, courtesy of Prince Charles, is one aimed at supporting start-up businesses by providing them with independent advisors, said Kiska. “He managed to bring together some 5,000 volunteers, former entrepreneuers and top-notch specialists in marketing, law and accounting. All these people help start-up businesses navigate the pitfalls during the early phase of their operations on the market,” claimed the head of state.
Kiska was also introduced to a successful project sponsored by Prince Charles and designed to prepare young people for work at restaurants which is carried out at Dumfries House. “There are more of these models. Prince Charles promised me further cooperation and consultations, so that we could make use also in our country of some of the ideas he’s been running in Scotland, England and Ireland for 40 years,” said Kiska.
On the occasion of his visit to Scotland, the President also took part in the opening of the Slovak Honorary Consulate in Glasgow. “It will serve to improve relations between Scotland and Slovakia, in order to make even better use of their potential,” he said.