NGO Aktiv, together with the advocacy platform Empirika, received support for the project “Strengthening Kosovo Serb CSOs participation at central-level decision-making processes in Kosovo”.
The grant in the amount of 38,975 euros will be used to strengthen the ability to participate, formulate policies and represent Kosovo Serb CSOs in institutions at the central level in Kosovo.
“The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the participation, policy-formulation and advocacy capabilities of Kosovo Serb civil society organizations (CSOs) at central-level institutions in Kosovo, in order for the diverse interests of minority communities, in particular those of the Kosovo Serb community, to be more accurately reflected in central-level decision-making processes, government policy and national strategies”, it is explained in the decision.
The project includes various activities that will be implemented by the advocacy platform Empirika, which is led by the NGO AKTIV. Activities to strengthen community participation in the decision-making process should lead to the following results:
1) Increased participation, cooperation and communication of Kosovo Serb CSOs at central-level institutions decision-makers, and improved capacity to closely monitor ongoing cultural, social, political and economic developments.
2) Increased insightfulness of the Kosovo Government with problems of, and solutions to, minority (rights) issues in Kosovo, in particular those concerning the Kosovo Serb community.
3) Implementation of practical policy by central-level institutions for the advancement of minority rights in Kosovo, in particular those concerning the Kosovo Serb community.
This project is supported by the Kosovo Foundation for Civil Society (KCSF) program “EJA Kosovo”, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Sweden and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The duration of the project is 14 months.