European Climate Foundation (ECF)

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European, and global level.

The ECF supports over 700 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action, and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

It was founded in 2008 by philanthropists to develop solutions and activate political engagement and public consciousness around this global emergency. For the last 15 years, the ECF has been a galvanising force in promoting Europe’s climate leadership.

ECF is part of a highly supportive global network to stimulate climate-related policy work worldwide.


United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

UNDEF was created by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization around the world. It was welcomed by the General Assembly in the Outcome Document of the 2005 World Summit (A/RES/60/1, paragraphs 136-137).

UNDEF funds projects that empower civil society, promote human rights and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. Most UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations. In this way, UNDEF plays a novel and unique role in complementing the UN’s other, more traditional work with governments to strengthen democratic governance around the world. UNDEF subsists entirely on voluntary contributions from governments; in 2021, it received almost 220 million US dollars in contributions and counts more than 45 countries as donors, including many middle- and low-income states in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 15 Rounds of Funding so far, UNDEF has supported over 880 two-year projects in more than 130 countries.

Grants ranging from US$100,000 to US$300,000 support initiatives in the areas of:
– Community activism
– Support for electoral processes
– Women’s empowerment
– Media and freedom of Information
– Rule of Law and human rights
– Strengthening civil society interaction with government
– Tools for knowledge
– Youth engagement

UNDEF receives an average of 2,000 to 3,000 proposals a year and only some 50 are selected.




U.S Embassy in Kosovo

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.



European Union Office in Kosovo

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)

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 Kosovo

Since 1999, USAID has invested more than $1 billion dollars in Kosovo’s development. Our goal is to help Kosovo realize its democratic and demographic dividend through Kosovo-led solutions. We aim for citizens to be better served by accountable and effective governance institutions and to increase opportunities for inclusive democratic and economic participation.

USAID partners with Kosovans to advance Kosovo-led reforms that will further the country’s progress towards full European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Through our successful partnership with Kosovo, USAID implements numerous, wide-reaching programs to:

  • Strengthen the responsiveness of justice institutions
  • Strengthen executive governance and legislative responsiveness
  • Increase citizen contribution to democracy and economy
  • Increase private sector competitiveness
  • Improve energy security and cybersecurity


Kosovo Civil Society Foundation

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.