The launching event of the project “Enhancing Minority Participation in Decision-Making Processes Through Policy Work and Exchanges” was organized on June 7, at CEC, North Mitrovica. The project is implemented by NGO Aktiv in cooperation with three partner organizations – Inštitút Mateja Bela – Bél Mátyás Intézet, Republikon Intézet (Hungary), and Institute for Modern Development (Czechia).
The project aims to bring together civil society organizations/think tanks that deal with the inclusion and participation of minority communities in decision-making processes. The overriding goal of the program is to contribute to and facilitate better public and institutional policies that empower representatives of minority communities in Kosovo, with a particular focus on Kosovo Serbs.
Through connecting professional communities, it will be working on finding common answers to challenges in these areas.
During the presentation, the rights of minority communities in Kosovo, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, their position and legal frameworks that protect their rights were discussed. In addition, the panelists touched on the topic of project activities.
The presentation of the project was attended by the NGO Aktiv project manager Igor Marković, the NGO Aktiv head of the practical policy department Caleb Waugh, as well as Svetluša Surova (Institute Matijas Bell), Abel Ravasz (Institute Matijas Bell), Michal Vit (Institute for Modern Development), Marta Szpala (Institute for Modern Development) and Zsolt Nagy (Republikon).
The project is co-financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea through grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in #centraleurope.
More about the project LINK.