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Kosovo
Kosovo

Overview

Europe’s youngest country, Kosovo declared independence in 2008 following United Nations’ oversight in the wake of armed conflict with Serbia. It seeks European Union and NATO membership as a multi-ethnic democracy. Kosovo continues to need international supervision over its judiciary as it confronts war crimes cases and wrestles with corruption, youth unemployment, and concerns over Islamic extremism from abroad.  

NDI commenced its democracy support upon Kosovo’s liberation in 1999 and, from the ground up, has helped Kosovars create and develop a national legislature, a political party system, and civic activism that is opening doors to public engagement with government. NDI supports Kosovar Serb politicians seeking to integrate their communities into Kosovo's governance system—particularly northern municipalities adjacent to Serbia. NDI is helping Kosovo’s parliament handle political conflicts inside its chambers through member ethics, legislative procedure, and public transparency, with the assistance of the U.S. Congress’ House Democracy Partnership. The Institute helped to create a women’s parliamentary caucus, and is supporting women in standing up for gender equality in all walks of life. NDI’s conflict mitigation program gathers groups of Albanians and Serbs and other ethnic groups to explore communal relations through religious, artistic, media, and community exchange. The Institute is building the capacity of two partner organizations spanning the Albanian and Serb communities to sustain this programming in the future. NDI supports the Kosovo Democratic Institute in citizen-based election monitoring.

NDI’s programs in Kosovo are funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Endowment for Democracy.

 

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