The United States has been profoundly committed to seeing Kosovo progress as a democratic, secure, multiethnic country on the path to greater Euro-Atlantic integration. The Embassy continuously works with the Government of Kosovo and members of civil society on a broad range of issues.
The embassy’s priorities stand at insuring improved rule of law and governance that meets citizens’ needs; ensuring Kosovo has sustainable, inclusive economic growth that supports its stability and integration with Europe; ensuring Kosovo contributes positively to regional stability, including by legally transforming its the security sector, countering violent extremism, promoting minority rights, and integrating into Euro-Atlantic structures.
The EU continues to assist Kosovo in realising its EU agenda, including through a strengthened presence in Kosovo.
Delegations that exist in countries and international organizations and their role is primarily to:
- present, explain and implement EU policy
- analyse and report on the policies and developments in the countries/institutions to which they are accredited
The EU Office also plays a key role in the implementation of the EU’s substantial financial assistance to Kosovo.
The Office works under the authority of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
The mandate of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) was established by the Security Council in its resolution 1244 (1999). The Mission is mandated to help ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo and advance regional stability in the Western Balkans. The priorities of the Mission remain to promote security, stability and respect for human rights in Kosovo and in the region.
The Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo (HLC Kosovo) operates as an independent organization in Kosovo and constantly contributes to Kosovo’s ability to establish and maintain the rule of law to develop a just society. The HLC Kosovo works to document facts that will countinously assist Kosovo society to deal with its violent past. In 2017, HLC Kosovo established the Documentation centre – Kosovo (DCK), a unique transitional justice space where everyone and in particular the youth can seek information about transitional justice and dealing with the past.
USAID’s projects in Kosovo focus on economic growth, democracy, and governance to help achieve lasting security, prosperity and stability. USAID believes that improved education, economic opportunities and quality of life increase the confidence of Kosovo Serbs that they have a viable future in Kosovo. USAID’s community-based programs have rehabilitated and built community infrastructure, engaged young people and supported businesses in minority areas of Kosovo. Furthermore, USAID programs have also focused on strengthening rule-of-law, good governance, decentralization and democracy.
Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) is an independent, non-profit organization that supports the development of civil society and initiatives that promote a democratic culture and respond to the socio-economic needs of Kosovo, with a particular focus on contributing to the integration process in the European Union.
The British Embassy in Kosovo maintains and develops relations between the UK and Kosovo as well as they work in close relations with the government of Kosovo on a wide range of issues like rule of law, good governance, human rights and security.
Civitates is a philanthropic initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe.
It provides funding for civil society actors to come together, revitalise public discourse, and ensure that all voices are heard.
The objective of the Norwegian support to the Western Balkans is to promote development stability and democracy.
Norway supports many initiatives in Kosovo as well as the region to encourage regional cooperation, good governance through the development of rule of law, civil society, and the media, socio-economic development as well as reconciliation and implementation of transitional justice.
The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro is responsible for analysing and reporting on political, economic and trade developments, promoting reform progress, implementing and managing an EU financial assistance portfolio and improving the visibility and communication of the EU in Montenegro.
The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro started working in November 2007.
The Delegation in Montenegro supports the project by BIRN Hub and CIN Montenegro entitled Media Investigations: Stop to READ (Regional Environmental Acts of Devastation).
In 2017-2018 it backed the project Investigate for ME and EU.