The study "Kosovo Serba in the context of demarcation" presented

Release date: 17.04.2019.
57155463_2143499802409697_4868369907034619904_n.jpg On 17 April 2019, the Working Group of the National Convention on the European Union for Chapter 35 organized an event in Belgrade where the analysis "Kosovo Serbs in the context of demarcation" was presented. The authors of the analysis are the Center for Social Dialogue and Regional Initiatives and the New Social Initiative. The analysis was conducted in order to understand the demarcation policy and its impact on the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO), as well as to give recommendations in case it happens.

The panel was attended by:
Milan Krstic, Center for Social Dialogue and Regional Initiatives;
Jovana Radosavljevic, New Social Initiative;
Igor Novakovic, Council for Inclusive Governance.

Some of the recommendations from the analysis are that it is necessary to enable the preservation of the current scope of the rights of non-majority communities in order to ensure their survival, to ensure the preservation of provisions concerning the functioning of the majority Serb municipalities and the establishment of the Association of majority Serb municipalities in accordance with the laws of Kosovo. The authors also consider that it is important to have the Serbian community participate in the central institutions of Kosovo, to have a transparent financing of the Serbian community by Belgrade, as well as to have the international security forces stay in Kosovo for at least five years from the signing of the Agreement between Belgrade and Pristina.

Representatives of several embassies, the donor community, civil society organizations and the media participated in the event.

The event and the analysis are part of the project "National Convention on the European Union (NKEU) 2018/2019" implemented by the National Convention on the EU in cooperation with the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (INTER). The project is funded by the Open Society Foundation Serbia.

The analysis is available here


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